ANRBadPublicity released mad crazy Lunar Cycle spoilers over the last few days. There are more cards than I care to comment on, but these are some of my favorites. There are some real doozies here.
Bad Times is going to be one of the scariest cards in the game. The direct counters to it are way more narrow than the counters to Scorched Earth. Runners have gotten good at keeping their hands full while putting pressure on. This is a different, equally devastating attack vector that most runners (including myself) totally ignore right now. The game at large will warp around this card. Tag Me decks are certainly going to get way worse.
Midway Station Grid is so filthy. This doesn’t stop you from clicking 1.0 Bioroids, but it’s really heinous nonetheless. It’s a huge penalty once you layer on more than one piece of ice. Jinteki has gotten some really gross upgrades lately.
I suspect Targeted Marketing will be naming Account Siphon a lot of the time. It seems especially good against the Clone Chip happy Kate decks I love to play.
I like that Jinteki decks are getting a bunch of weird ways to deal damage. Jinteki functions best when the runner doesn’t know what to play around. The high trash cost is pretty sweet too. It’s reasonably splashable. In the right metagame this could be a real killer.
So glad they’re finishing the NeXT cycle. This one is pretty cool. It gets munched by the two new spoiled fracters that break multiple subs in one go, but it’s still reasonable.
These last four are the Source cards spoiled thus far. The one runner version is really sweet. The corp really doesn’t want to leave its nose open when tricks like this are possible. I’m really curious to see what other haymakers are coming. I imagine one will do some serious damage to a server, maybe trashing rezzed ice. Another might millstone them a bunch.
These Source agendas are truly absurd. These are 5/3s I’d be happy to play. The orange expansion symbols mean they’re in the next season’s draft starter.
I have a hard time believing that the runner could ever win if you score a Utopia Fragment. Obviously it doesn’t protect against them grabbing agendas from central servers, but once you’ve got a remote set up, this turns everything into a souped up NAPD Contract. Eden Fragment seems kinda sweet, but Hades Fragment is super sweet. It defends against one of the primary ways you can lose once you’ve got the ability to score agendas.