I've held a candle for Ken since he came out with Honor and Profit, but unfortunately I was unable to find a decent deck for him. Time went by and I left Netrunner, but now I've been getting back to the game and found my long lost love for Ken. With new cards out I feel the time is now ripe for Comet Ken and the party that will end the world (or atleast wipe the board).
The basic game plan is to get Comet online for click compression and hit the first apocalypse when the corp thinks it's safe to score an agenda (preferably 3 pointer). What could be better than wiping the board and still having 2 more clicks left? The deck plays really fast and you need to keep the corps ICE in check. Leave No Trace, Inside Job and Spear Phishing help with this, but the bottom line is you don't want heavily ICEd centrals if you can help it. After the Apoc you want Aumakua up and running fast and then try to snipe agendas where possible. Traffic Jam can give you the much needed respite towards the end or with FA if you need it. All in all, close the game fast or be prepared to go home with 6 points. Really fun deck to play, with quite a few shenanigans that make it a blast.
I would really appreciate feedback and ideas, thus I'm listing a few that I've considered here. I'm also making a few notes on cards that I think are instrumental to the decks core. Thanks in advance for the feedback.
Comet: This is instrumental to the deck. With it, you can SOT into Apoc or use Apoc even with MCA Austerity Policy. With so many events you're rarely lacking for an event to play and Ken's ID helps to keep you afloat economically. Of course it's no Desperado, but well.
Apocalypse: This was originally En Passant, but Apoc is just so much more juicy. I can consistently pull of 1 Apoc against most corps and even 2 is possible with little luck. Great way to shut down lot of troublesome cards.
Inside Job, Leave No Trace, Spear Phishing: These give you the ability to A) keep corp on their toes and B) help you Apoc with no breakers. If I had to lose something, it might be 1x of LNT.
Exclusive Party: Great card all in all, especially with Comet. Pretty much the only decent crim econ/draw card for this kind of deck.
Aumakua: After Apoc you can rack up 3-5 counters fast and snipe those agendas from HQ/R&D/lightly ICEd new remote. All in all great card.
No One Home: With HHN and other tags galore stuff out there, one needs some tag-protection. This comes cheap and usually is enough. Also comes with the added benefit of net damage -protection.
Ideas for possible improvement
Levy AR to Gang Sign: An argument might be made to swap Levy with Gang Sign to free some influence and help with Aumakua. Also, this deck could definetly use more multi access, and this might help. Comes with the risk of running out of cards since the deck goes so fast.
Express Delivery: This is sort of a silver bullet when you need it. Helps bring Comet online or bring in that Apoc when you need it. Pretty situational though, but great when you need it.
Leave No Trace: Works as either ICE or Econ denial. 3x might be too much though. Perhaps something else might fit here?
Traffic Jam: Argument might be made for Interdiction or with Levy gone, some other current (Hacktivist Meeting maybe?).
Notoriety: The deck suffers from not being able to close early. When I lose, I usually do so at 5 or 6 points. One could argue that this might bring in the necessary points.
Diversion of Funds: When it comes out, it might be worth testing. It's no Account Siphon, but one could argue that some econ + econ denial might be worth it. Who knows.
The rest of the cards, that are not mentioned, are sort of yay and nay with good and bad. I'm open to suggestions regarding those too.
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