News for May 2014
Aggressive Negotiations
Reports from the Third Week of the Chronos Protocol Tour
Android: Netrunner The Card Game | Published 13 May 2014

Events on the Chronos Protocol Tour continue to unfold in this week’s summary. With closed-door negotiations involving representatives from Haas-Bioroid and Jinteki reaching the eleventh hour, operatives moved in the shadows to give their side an edge. The corporations were running out of time to ensure that they would gain access to the selective mind-mapping technology of the Chronos Protocol.

This week we bring you more Chronos Protocol Tour highlights from Android: Netrunner events in Europe and Asia!

Fanboy3–United Kingdom

One of the weekend’s first Chronos Protocol stops was held at Fanboy3 in Manchester, England. Tournament organizer, Mike Coop, along with the store, hosted a fantastic Chronos Protocol Tour event that attracted players from far and wide.

Attendees enjoyed a competitive yet friendly atmosphere, as well as some additional prizes that were given out. One random player who voted for Jinteki and one random player who voted for Haas-Bioroid were each awarded with a free Datapack, and in addition to the unique prizes awarded for the Tour, the top four players won copies of Honor and Profit upon it’s release!

With Shaper and NBN identities comprising most of the field, it was Criminal and Haas-Bioroid players who ended the day on top. Always the Consummate Professional, Gabriel Santiago joined sides with Haas-Bioroid: Engineering the Future as the winning deck combination. Was Haas-Bioroid winning this tournament an omen of the final vote during the Chronos Protocol Tour?

Gabriel Santiago

Haas-Bioroid:
Engineering the Future

Event (18):
3 Account Siphon
3 Dirty Laundry
3 Emergency Shutdown
3 Inside Job
3 Special Order
3 Sure Gamble

Hardware (6):
3 Desperado
1 HQ Interface
2 Plascrete Carapace

Resource (5):
3 Armitage Codebusting
2 Same Old Thing

Icebreaker (8):
2 Corroder
3 Faerie
1 Femme Fatale
1 Mimic
1 Yog.0

Program (8):
3 Datasucker
3 Knight
2 Sneakdoor Beta

 

 

Agenda (11):
3 Accelerated Beta Test
2 Gila Hands Arcology
3 NAPD Contract
3 Project Vitruvius

Asset (13):
3 Adonis Campaign
3 Eve Campaign
3 Jackson Howard
2 Pad Campaign

Upgrade (2):
2 SanSan City Grid

Operation (7):
3 Biotic Labor
3 Hedge Fund
1 Reclamation Order

Barrier (6):
3 Eli 1.0
3 Wall of Static

Code Gate (7):
2 Chum
2 Tollbooth
3 Viper

Sentry (5):
3 Ichi 1.0
2 Rototurret

Spiele-Pyramide–Germany

Shaper players descended on Karlsruhe, Germany for the next stop on the Chronos Protocol Tour. All of the Android: Netrunner factions were well represented, but Spiele-Pyramide was dominated by those that played Shaper and NBN.

Alexander Kohlmann, a player who made it his mission to attend as many Chronos Protocol Tour events as possible, won the day with his fast advance NBN deck and a Kate “Mac” McCaffrey deck featuring an updated Atman build. The top eight Corp identities included all but Jinteki, and of the top eight Runners, six were Shapers.

Kate "Mac" McCaffrey

NBN: Making News

Event (21):
2 Diesel
3 Dirty Laundry
1 Escher
3 Indexing
1 Levy AR Lab Access
3 Lucky Find
3 Quality Time
3 Sure Gamble
2 Test Run

Hardware (11):
1 Akamatsu Mem Chip
3 Clone Chip
1 Grimoire
2 Plascrete Carapace
3 Prepaid VoicePAD
1 R&D Interface

Resource (1):
1 Same Old Thing

Icebreaker (6):
2 Atman
1 Deus X
1 Femme Fatale
1 Inti
1 Sharpshooter

Program (6):
2 Datasucker
1 Nerve Agent
1 Parasite
2 Self-modifying Code 

Agenda (12):
3 AstroScript Pilot Program
3 Breaking News
3 Market Research
3 Project Beale

Asset (5):
3 Jackson Howard
2 Snare!

Upgrade (5):
2 Bernice Mai
3 SanSan City Grid

Operation (11):
2 Closed Accounts
3 Hedge Fund
3 Subliminal Messaging
3 Sweeps Week

Barrier (5):
2 TMI
3 Wraparound

Code Gate (5):
1 Pop-up Window
1 Tollbooth
3 Viper

Sentry (7):
3 Caduceus
2 Draco
2 Shadow

 

De Tafelridder–Netherlands

The Chronos Protocol Tour in Leiden, Netherlands was held at De Tafelridder and was reported to be one of the largest Android: Netrunner tournaments ever held in the Netherlands! The Chronos Protocol Tour brought players from near and far interested in winning unique prizes and casting a vote for the Corp identity of their choice.

The top players for Runner and Corp favored Andromeda and Haas-Bioroid: Engineering the Future respectively. After five hard-fought rounds, it was Mark Bisschops’s powerful combination of NBN: Making News and Reina Roja that won the day.

Reina Roja

NBN: Making News

Event (9):
1 Blackmail
2 Deja Vu
1 Levy AR Lab Access
2 Special Order
3 Sure Gamble

Hardware (10):
2 Cyberfeeder
2 E3 Feedback Implants
2 Grimoire
2 Plascrete Carapace
2 R&D Interface

Resource (9):
3 Armitage Codebusting
2 Daily Casts
2 Kati Jones
2 Same Old Thing

Icebreaker (9):
1 Corroder
2 Darwin
3 Knight
1 Mimic
1 Morning Star
1 Yog.0

Program (8):
1 Bishop
3 Datasucker
1 Imp
1 Nerve Agent
2 Parasite

Agenda (11):
3 AstroScript Pilot Program
2 Breaking News
3 NAPD Contract
3 Project Beale

Asset (7):
3 Jackson Howard
2 Marked Accounts
2 Pad Campaign

Upgrade (5):
2 Ash 2X3ZB9CY
3 SanSan City Grid

Operation (7):
2 Closed Accounts
2 Hedge Fund
3 Sweeps Week

Barrier (7):
3 Eli 1.0
2 Hive
2 Wraparound

Code Gate (7):
2 Pop-up Window
2 Quandary
1 RSVP
2 Tollbooth

Sentry (5):
2 Caduceus
2 Draco
1 Flare

Gamersaurus Rex–Singapore

Halfway around the world in Singapore, another stop on the Chronos Protocol Tour was taking place. Located in central Singapore, Gamersaurus Rex added to a long list of countries that held a Chronos Protocol Tour event.

Shapers dominated the field, comprising nearly half of the Runner decks, while NBN and Haas-Bioroid both made a strong showing. Anarch players edged out the number of Criminal players in the tournament even though only one Noise deck made the top 8.

In the end, it was Abbey Fong who ended up taking down the competition at this tournament with her Kate “Mac” McCaffrey and Haas-Bioroid: Engineering the Future decks. Everyone ended the tournament with a smile on their faces, excited for the next chance they would have to play against the new friends and opponents they met at the tournament!

Kate "Mac" McCaffrey

Haas-Bioroid:
Engineering the Future

Event (13):
3 Diesel
3 Dirty Laundry
2 Indexing
1 Infiltration
1 Stimhack
3 Sure Gamble

Hardware (9):
3 Clone Chip
2 Desperado
2 Plascrete Carapace
2 R&D Interface

Resource (8):
3 Daily Casts
2 Kati Jones
1 Professional Contacts
2 Same Old Thing

Icebreaker (7):
2 Atman
1 Deus X
1 Femme Fatale
1 Inti
1 Sharpshooter
1 ZU.13 Key Master

Program (8):
3 Datasucker
2 Parasite
3 Self-modifying Code

 

Agenda (11):
3 Accelerated Beta Test
1 Director Haas' Pet Project
1 Gila Hands Arcology
3 NAPD Contract
3 Project Vitruvius

Asset (8):
3 Adonis Campaign
2 Eve Campaign
3 Jackson Howard

Upgrade (5):
2 Ash 2X3ZB9CY
1 Caprice Nisei
2 SanSan City Grid

Operation (9):
2 Archived Memories
3 Biotic Labor
3 Hedge Fund
1 Subliminal Messaging

Barrier (6):
3 Eli 1.0
1 Paper Wall
2 Wall of Static

Code Gate (5):
3 Quandary
2 Viktor 2.0

Sentry (5):
2 Ichi 2.0
3 Rototurret

A huge thank you to all of the stores and tournament organizers who ran Chronos Protocol Tour events during the third week! This week included some of the largest tournaments on the Tour and generated great stories.

How Does the Voting Look?

The third week of the Chronos Protocol Tour was the most exciting week yet! Players from all over the world were able to compete and place their vote for which Corp identity should win the Chronos Protocol. Tons of unique prizes were won, new friendships were formed, and the Android: Netrunner community continued to grow.

The tallied votes for the third week were near even, with players showing support for both of these incredible identities and their possible futures within the game. Jinteki still commands the lead, but there are plenty of votes to count, and one more week to recap. Does Haas-Bioroid have what it takes to win the Chronos Protocol? Or can Jinteki retain control in the final hours of negotiation?

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