Back to the main page

Mailing List Logs for ShadowRN

From: Norman McLeod <mcleodn@***********.NET>
Subject: Re: Newbie Deck building.
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 00:45:25 -0400
>As for deck building basics:
>Don't go over 70 cards (not counting Objectives).

Definitely true, a deck over 70 cards is a deck from which you'll never get
the cards you need.

>The formula in the RBT works well. I usually go with 18-20 Runners. 20
>Challenges. 7-10 Combined Contacts & Locations. 10 Specials. 10-15 Gear.

I generally use less Contacts and Locations and count my famous runners up
and above those I would send on runs

>Don't have more than two types of "specialists" in a deck: Mages,
>Shamans, Riggers or Deckers. You'll suffer from lack of supporting gear.

This I definately dissagree with. My deck has 4 Riggers, two supporting
cards, 3 Deckers, 3 supporting cards, no shamans, and a pile of mages and
spells, and it works just fine. Of course, it is a sleaze deck, and I find
this variety nescecary for getting the right mix of skills

>Combine Objectives that offer bonuses with Challenges that will benefit.

Or runners that make them easier to obtain and capitalize on (a good example
is rockers and Ragnorock)

>Look for combos between Runners, Gear, Contacts/Location and Specials
>but only work in three or so. Too many combos require too many
>what-ifs in drawing the cards.

I agree, I don't have any combo's in my deck, but that's just the way things
worked out, and I think it is perfectly effective to have a few nasty two
card combos up your sleeve. (Yellowjacket and Skidz is deadly)


These messages were posted a long time ago on a mailing list far, far away. The copyright to their contents probably lies with the original authors of the individual messages, but since they were published in an electronic forum that anyone could subscribe to, and the logs were available to subscribers and most likely non-subscribers as well, it's felt that re-publishing them here is a kind of public service.