Episode 125 - Terminal Directive - Brewing with Seidr

June 4, 2017

On our agenda:

  • This week the panel takes a close look at the (allegedly) shady industry that is Seidr Laboratories. 
  • Wilfy takes the principled and predictable position of defending the shadowy dealings of this new corporate behemoth, insisting that we should all move along and there's nothing to see here.
  • Upon closer inspection, the panel uncovers a couple of powerful new agendas, a potentially very busted asset that is now the flavour of the month, and a new campaign that compares favourably to existing options.
  • As is often the case, the ICE leaves much to be desired on the whole, but there may be some sleeper diamonds in the rough.

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Episode 124 - Rumbling with Rahim

May 21, 2017

On our agenda:

  • Ayla "Bios" Rahim presents a powerful new option for Shaper players.  Wilfy and Jesse go deep on the comparison with Andromeda, analysing how Ayla is similar to and how she differs from the most consistent criminal ID of all time. Does Ayla's ability synergise better with Shaper's core strategy? Listen in and find out!
  • The double-up devil breakers - the cycle is now complete, but will they see any competitive play?
  • Will Deep Data Mining enable some satisfyingly subterranean R&D exploration, or is it too hard to consistently enable across the course of the game? 
  • Mem chips and Daemons - how do the latest Shaper models stack up?
  • There are some weird old Neutral cards rolling around at the bottom of the runner side of this box - are any of them playable? 

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Episode 123 - Cambridge and Friends (Terminal Directive Criminal Cards)

May 11, 2017

On our agenda:

  • Jesse and Wilfy take a trip back to New Angeles and get into the mindset of notorious cybercriminal Steve Cambridge.
  • Despite Wilfy being adamant that Steve is a 'bad guy', the panel takes an 'unbiased' look at Steve himself and his array of tools, programs and friends in the Terminal Directive big box.
  • Will the conspiracy breakers see play?  How relevant is their "trash to bypass" ability?
  • Does the Mammon shell bring an entirely new playstyle to blue?
  • Will ICE derezzing and bypassing, and econ denial, be a bigger feature of criminal decks in the future?
  • What are some ways that Jesse and Wilfy can see these new criminal tools making a splash in the competitive metagame?

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Episode 122 - The News Now Hour

May 2, 2017

On our agenda:

  • The panel takes a step back to look at recent and upcoming developments in the game, including Terminal Directive, Cache Refresh and the MWL.
  • Before their first playthrough, the panel reflects on the structure of the Terminal Directive big box, its place in the ANR card pool and how they rate it as a concept.
  • Cache Refresh, an exciting new format (https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/62/f4/62f4fc98-0ef7-4a24-af2a-48f773f69782/adn-2017-limited-info-sheet.pdf), allows players to try an officially sanctioned limited-card pool format!  Will this be a good way to introduce new players to the game? Will older players embrace it?  Will Jesse and Wilfy be giving it a go?
  • The NAPD Most Wanted List 3.0 shook up the game in a really positive way.  Jesse and Wilfy discuss what the MWL has meant for players, how it has refreshed the game, and what decks they have been trying out since it came into effect. 
  • Shoutout to Alexis "theladywhowasmeantome" Spicer, who has joined our editing group to help us bring you sweet sweet content!

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Episode 121 - Station One (Runner)

April 23, 2017

On our agenda:

  • Jesse and his "trusty" sidekick, Wilfy, venture back to Mars as we resume our regular programming after last week's MWL discussion.
  • En route to Mars, the panellists are waylaid by a discussion of SNAKEDRAFT, an exciting new format that Wilfy and Jesse have been immersing themselves in.
  • The panel gives you their thoughts on the runner cards in Station One, the second data pack in the Red Sands Cycle
  • We give a couple of special shoutouts this week: 1) To our editor Ricky, who has kept us going for the past 20 weeks.  We love you Ricky! 2) To the crew over at ANRNZ, who are running an awesome tournament for all of the Australian and New Zealand folk.  Check it out! (http://www.anrnz.com/2017/04/australia-and-new-zealand-asynchronous.html)

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Episode 120 - EXCLUSIVE Michael Boggs MWL Interview

April 12, 2017

On our Agenda:

- THE NEW MWL IS FINALLY HERE!  

- The panel is joined by Michael Boggs, Android: Netrunner lead designer and developer, to talk about the biggest development in competitive Netrunner this year: the new MWL!

- First off, we discuss the changes to the structure of the list, including the new 3 point bracket and the new concept of 'universal influence'

- Michael takes us through each card on the list, discussing his reasons for including them (or removing them!)

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Episode 119 - Station One (Feat The Big Bad Wolf)

April 4, 2017

Episode 119 is now live, with a very special, very lycanthropic guest, the Big Bad Wolf himself!

On our agenda:

  • The Big Bad Wolf joins us to discuss an exciting new project he has been working on, titled Depression and Dragons (https://twitter.com/DepAndDragons)
  • Station One, the second pack in the Red Sands Cycle, has hit our shelves.  The panel gives their thoughts on the corp side of the pack!
  • Will either of the new barriers make their way into our decks? 
  • Does the panel foresee anyone engaging in some cheeky Replanting?
  • We discuss which card in the pack deserves the award for worst corp card of the past year (there are a few stellar choices), or possibly even worst corp card of all time!
  • Jesse goes deep on Sacrifice, and his recently discovered love for all things Jemison!

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Episode 118 - Enhanced Boggs-In Protocol

March 21, 2017

Android: Netrunner lead designer and developer joins an extended panel including Dave Hoyland, Wilfy, Hollis and Jesse, to discuss:

  • Fan-run tournaments
  • The tournament metagame - what should it look like and how does it influence Michael's design?
  • Engagement with the community - what will Michael's approach be?
  • What does Michael think of Negative Player Experiences?  How spicy is too spicy?
  • How will ICE design develop in the age of Sifr?  What will Michael do to revive ICE as a card type.
  • Will we see another Plugged in Tour or Chronos Protocol Tour?
  • Can we have fan votes for future alt art promos?
  • The future of big boxes (we actually talk about it this time!), and is Terminal Directive rotating?  Will older big box IDs get some more love in terms of new support cards?
  • What are Michael's criteria for choosing beanies? Does the beanie power him?

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Episode 117 - The Whole Boggs and Dice*

March 15, 2017

*No dice discussion included

Lead Designer and Developer Michael Boggs joins the panel to discuss exciting topics such as:

- Michael's design philosophy, from faction-specific abilities to generic game abilities to resource accumulation.

- Silver bullets vs more flexible answers - we get Michael's thoughts

- Weyland! What is the future of Weyland's colour pie in ANR?

- Will we see a banned or restricted list in ANR?

- Rotation: How will the Jackson-shaped hole in the game be filled? 

- 3/2 agendas! What gives? Will we see more? Will they be more like Merger or AstroScript?

- The future of big box releases.  Will we see campaign driven expansions, faction boxes, something else or none of the above!?

- Managing the metagame: what does a healthy metagame look like, and how is that managed from a card design and MWL perspective?

- The MWL! What does Michael think of it, and what will it look like in the future?

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Episode 116 - Daedalus Complex (Corp)

March 7, 2017

On our agenda:

  • A new panel member! Meet Ricky (skatersforsale), one of the mods of the Netrunner subreddit, and beloved editor of TWA. 
  • Was Screambear the best or worst thing to happen to Netrunner?
  • Jesse and Wilfy discuss their latest game night kit escapades.
  • What does Hollis think of 1.1.1.1? 
  • Jemison and Oberth - how good are these new space-age Weyland cards?
  • Is NEXT Wave 2 a harbinger of more NEXT goodies to come?  If not, what the hell is it all about?
  • And much more!

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