Sorry, sorry! My reviews/first impressions continue to get a bit held up for various reasons. So, in the meanwhile, how about we editorialize a bit?
Board games on digital platforms. This is a thing. I know it seems a bit weird when you say it, but it really is happening. And it is starting to get a lot more popular. Not to say it hasn’t been around a while. I mean, we’ve had all sorts of community made stuff for ages. Magic the Gathering Online has been trucking for a while. But the whole app craze thing has really seen an explosion of official releases of (popular!) board games onto phones and computers.
Today’s installment of RtNfFaP is going to be a bit short, but it is going to address something that I feel is important: The choice of whether to play Corporation or Runner first during a match.
Having played for several months at this point, I’ve found that a lot of players seem to be a bit passive about what they want to play. “What does it matter,” they say? “I’m going to play both at some point anyway.” And there is indeed something to be said for that. But the nature of Netrunner’s scoring system means that it does matter. It can, in fact, be the difference between winning a match and losing it.
So, while Cooperation Month (and then some) may have passed us by, we’re still in a month that emphasizes the spirit of cooperation, sharing, love, and playing with that special someone in your life… Games. GAMES. Playing GAMES with that someone special.
So, I figure it isn’t a bad idea to continue on with discussing games to play with that special someone. Or by yourself, if that’s more your beat. Or hell, with several special someones if you really want. That, and I’ve actually played it a few times (even if I haven’t taken pictures), which means that this is a slightly more informed first impression than normal!
So, back a bit ago, I spent about a week toying with trying to make a “Big Rig” Anarch deck. For those unfamiliar with the idea, a “Big Rig” deck is one based around the idea of the Runner assembling their complete rig (full set of breakers + any tools they need to help them out) quickly, and then sustain it with a powerful economy. This deck (at least until the release of Cyber Exodus) was the domain of Kate both because of her ability and the relative power of the Shaper card suite.
Hey ya’ll. Figured I’d take this moment to do a bit more of a direct address.
Don’t worry, Rogue Thoughts isn’t going anywhere.
Well, I spent all week on a failed(?) experiment making a Big Rig-style Anarch deck. I’ll talk about that next week, because I have a fair amount I want to talk about with it.
Instead, this week, since we got all those delicious spoilers for Cyber Exodus, I figured I might as well give some real quick thoughts on them.