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From: "Abadia, Teos" <Teos.Abadia@****.COM>
Subject: Re: Deck of the (Week?): Ares Corporate Deck
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 09:56:12 -0400
I'm running really behind on e-mail. Apologies for replying to dated
mail, but I really dig Matt's decks. They always show a keen sense of
appreciation for the intricacies of the game, and how different cards
can pose unexpected benefits when brought together.

> ----------
> From: Matb[SMTP:mbreton@**.NETCOM.COM]
> Runners: 18
> Ajax x1
> Bam Bam x1
> Flatline x1
> Hatchetman x2
> Jack Hammer x2
> Kraker Jack x3
> Macabre x2
> Nightshade x1
> Roadrash x2
> Shellshock x2
> Tempest x1
> Note that this is a deliberately diverse selection of Runners: There
> are
> Riggers and Mages, but no Drones or Spells in the deck to play on
> them.
Okay, I am interested in hearing how much you have played this deck, and
how well it does on average. One of the problems with sleaze decks for
me is that one game I will get a good spread of skills, but the next I
might get a lot of one kind of skills, and none of the other. You seem
to be vulnerable to social requirements? I haven't taken a close look at
these cards (being on the road right now), so I'm asking, not stating. I
do think the runners you chose are good ones, having a nice spread of
skills. Have you plugged them into my spreadsheet [shameless plug] ( ) to see what the breakdown is? The
spreadsheet seems well suited for that.

> GEAR: 13
> Maglock Passkey x1
> Sleaze x2
> Str. Special x3
> Stungloves x2
> Switchblade x2
> W. Palm Pistol x3
I see your cheap gear -> powerful with Ares strategy, but I can't help
but wonder if this deck would be better with slightly more expensive
gear. I would replace palm pistols and switchblades with barettas and
uzis, I think. I am a big fan of Streetline Specials. 3 Deckers and 2
programs. Hmmm. I don't know how good the odds are of getting the
combination out. Iron Lung helps, of course.

> The Stungloves are especially cool, because Runners will still get a
> bonus from Ares Macrotechnology when using them. Put 'em in the hands
> of Bam-Bam and you have a 1-in-3 shot of sleazing a number of the
> Challenges out there without even a tussle.
Very cool, Matt! You always seem to bring the best out of cards that I
haven't used in decks. I will have to play test this deck!

> Media Chick x1
> Mr. Black x3
> Shopping Cart Lady x1
Mr. Black.... isn't the gear already very cheap? I would replace at
least two of them with another card, maybe even two Glitz and another

Great deck!

SRTCG Strategy Zone


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