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From: Bull <chaos@*****.COM>
Subject: Ramblings and Combo's
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 14:10:39 -0400
Just a couple combo-type things for you kids to play with, though they are
fairly obvious at their heart. However, they are cards that have REALLY
worked well for me...

I got ahold of Fastjack the other day. GREAT card... Decking 4 is just
beatifull. Combine that with a Fairlight Excalibur to get Decking 7, and
Fuchi. You're guranteed 2 Nuyen, have a good chance in getting 4 Nuyen,
and can even possiblt net yourself 5 Nuyen, or 5 Rep points! YOu just
become a Nuyen Machine with this going... Granted, it's a 3 card combo,
but once it's out and working...:]

Another good one is Operation Up and Over, Critter Hunt's, and Amazonian
Hunt as your objectives. Then, as your challenges, put in a LOT of
Awakened Challenges,especially the ones like Manticore and Basilisk that
deal their damage to a single runner, as well as those big nasties with a
lot of armor, like Awakened Dracoform and the Gargoyle. When you slap
those down on Operation Up and Over, and they suddenly gain +2/+2 and
you've got some really dead runners...:]

I'm also real fond of having a lot of Big, Tough runners and using the
Cermak Blast and Urban Brawl Objectives. These are just fantastic, as they
cancel out those nasty, evil challenges and just make you fight a rival
Urban Brawl Team or some Bugs. I'll take an 8/8 A3 bug over a Mine field
any day...:]

Also, I recently did some trading with Bob (Wind Dancer. Man, we REALLY
need to give you a more "manly" nickname, dude...:)) and picked up a couple
Predators. Boy, is Flatline mean! I had a Predator with Explosive
Bullets, and a Ruger witha Smartlink on it. I think I had him cranked up
to a 14/6 with just his guns!

Plus, a couple Macabre's and Iron Lung's are almost a neccessity for a
deck. Not only is Macabre a decent runner, especially if you slap a katana
on him, but being able to draw cards while you gain nuyen REALLY helps

And one card that's just plain evil by itself... False Mentor. Wow, is
that a nice card. That won me a game last night.

I had pretty much tapped out healing up from a run and gaining myself some
nuyen and cards from Fuchi and the Lung, and unfortunately drew no
Challenges, and tehre was an undefended Objective on the table.
Fortunately the last card I drew was a Mentor, and I had just gotten myself
up to 6 nuyen to play it! Tinner thought he had the game won. We were
playing to 100 points, and at that point, I had 50 and he had 85. he
waltzed in and was all set to win when i laughed and threw down the False
Mentor. You should have seen the look on Tinner's face. That tied us up,
prevented him from winning, and the next turn I was all healed up and was
able to blow through the couple challenges he had out and win the game. It
was Beautiful...:]

Anyways, sorry... I was just rambling about some of the cards that I found
REALLY affective... Take it easy...

Bull, aka Steven Ratkovich, aka Rak, aka a lot of others! :]

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