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S2 E7: The Boat is the GOAT

S2 E7: The Boat is the GOAT

August 20, 2022

Midnight Sun has arrived and we have a monster episode to cover it!

Nate and Steve open with a recap of recent news, including our upcoming Startup Circuit opener (https://alwaysberunning.net/tournaments/3299). Then we have an interview with the winner of the Ashes to Ashes tournament Mike AKA asqwasqw. Finally we sit down and discuss our thoughts on the Midnight Sun cards. Enjoy!

 

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S2 E6: Scoopsmas in July: Startup, Spoilers and Speculation

S2 E6: Scoopsmas in July: Startup, Spoilers and Speculation

July 14, 2022

This month Nate and Steve open their episode with a chat about the recently announced Startup changes and discuss our thoughts on the evolution of the format. Afterwards we speculate on what the HB identity might be in Parhelion, the second half of the Borealis cycle.

 

 



Oh, you’re here for Midnight Sun HB spoilers?! We got those too! Thank you NISEI for letting us participate in spoiler season this year and allowing us to announce these cool scoops. EDIT: The images of our spoilers are now in the show notes, enjoy. Make sure to check out other content creators and NISEI spoilers in the coming days. The spoiler schedule can be found here (https://nisei.net/blog/welcome-to-midnight-sun-previews/).

Finally, special thanks to manveruppd, NISEI's content creator coordinator, for answering all our questions and helping us through our first spoiler season.

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S2 E5: Dust to Dust

S2 E5: Dust to Dust

June 30, 2022

The Ashes to Ashes tournament has finally wrapped its Swiss rounds! 38 players competed, including Nate and Steve. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped run the event.

This episode we discuss our experience in the tournament and later we chat about the Corp and Runner decks that made the top 8 cut, which had just started.

Here's a link to the lists if you are interested:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wbXgDfQM_C3KHZRB0Z9WBzHXucCG9RzJfFo8BDuaU70/edit#gid=0

And here are the Swiss Standings:
https://cobr.ai/tournaments/2406/players/standings

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S2 E4: Ashes to Ashes: An eD_UKation

S2 E4: Ashes to Ashes: An eD_UKation

May 20, 2022

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This week we’re joined by a special guest, Ed, the mod-min of the Green Level Clearance Discord. We cover a wide variety of topics: philosophy, Netrunner (plus Netrunner fan Fiction), mental health and ways we can help each other. Oh and curry, don’t forget the curry.

 

We’re almost too late, but you have 24 hours left to sign-up for the Ashes to Ashes Startup tournament (registration closes at May 21st, 2022 at 11:30PM PST, 6:30AM UTC). This is an asynchronous tournament played online (jinteki.net), organized on the Green Level Clearance Discord. Special thanks to Shruthless, who's been instrumental in making this event possible. Details below:

Join the GLC Discord server here: discord.gg/glc

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmvxQY048V0YlkXMTQ94S_9PNYiHrbWurQ9gGAYURjBxkHAg/viewform

ABR link: https://alwaysberunning.net/tournaments/3238/ashes-to-ashes-a-startup-celebration-on-glc

 

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S2 E3: The Anemone of my Enemeny is my friend

S2 E3: The Anemone of my Enemeny is my friend

April 27, 2022

The Midnight Sun Booster has been out for nearly two months and Nate and Steve are ready to share their (likely wrong) opinions on the cards! Also, towards the end of the episode we discuss how the booster has impacted the Startup meta.

 

Hakarl jank:

Shark Service (https://netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/e32366c2-9937-4285-80f0-1f3fcc10fab6/shark-service-1-1-startup-#)

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S2 E2: Falsified Spoilers

S2 E2: Falsified Spoilers

March 14, 2022

The entirety of the Midnight Sun Booster has been revealed! Phil, of The ShadowNet Podcast (https://anchor.fm/theshadownetanr/), returns as a guest to discuss the new cards. We also have some fun and “spoil” (imaginary) NISEI cards that might work with them.

 

NO NISEI EXCEL FILES WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS EPISODE!

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S2 E1: Welcome to Earth!

S2 E1: Welcome to Earth!

January 29, 2022

Nate and Steve are back with new exciting season of Retromancer! This month we catch up on a bunch of Netrunner news and discuss Nate's Earthstation deck and its evolution.

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S1 E8: Retromancer Christmas Special 2021

S1 E8: Retromancer Christmas Special 2021

December 23, 2021

Welcome to the Retromancer’s 2021 Christmas Special!

In this very special bonus episode, we interview DanB/Booshy and get the inside scoop on PAX Unplugged and NISEI's booth there.

Huge congrats to Dan and NISEI for running such a successful event and thank you Dan for taking the time to share your experience with us.

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S1 E7: All I want for Scoopsmas is… PHIL!

S1 E7: All I want for Scoopsmas is… PHIL!

December 16, 2021

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This episode we're joined by a special guest Phil, 0thmxma, the host of the Shadow Net Podcast (https://anchor.fm/theshadownetanr)

Together the three of us discuss Worlds 2021, muse on the banlists that helped shape the Worlds meta, an upcoming special NISEI format, Random Access Memories (https://nisei.net/blog/random-access-memories-format-and-tournament/), and what we hope might appear in the upcoming Borealis set!

 

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S1 E6: Scoville Ban Level: Spicy!

S1 E6: Scoville Ban Level: Spicy!

October 29, 2021

(AKA The one where we talk about Standard)

This episode we discuss the recently released Standard Banlist 21.10 (https://nisei.net/blog/ban2110/) and upcoming NISEI Worlds in November (https://nisei.net/blog/worlds-2021-schedule-and-prizes/)! At the end we return to Startup.

And Nate never did share that Steve decklist…

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S1 E5: Baby It‘s Cold Outside

S1 E5: Baby It‘s Cold Outside

September 26, 2021

This episode we discuss the newly announced Borealis Cycle from NISEI (get hyped!) and some decks we actually created and played over the past month.

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S1 E4: Prognosis, Q looped!

S1 E4: Prognosis, Q looped!

August 24, 2021

This episode we take a deeper dive into the Runner half of the card pool: we chat about faction identities in the Startup format, impactful cards for each faction and how identities influence gameplay. At the end we discuss some specific Runner decks we’ve played recently.

Steve’s favorite Shaper deck, by koga (https://netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/65359/smc-is-a-crutch-3rd-it-startup)

Nate’s favorite Criminal deck, by SirLoathing (https://netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/66754/-startup-sneaky-boys-don-t-gamble-with-full-guide-)

 

S1 E3: I Netdecked and I LIKED IT

S1 E3: I Netdecked and I LIKED IT

July 19, 2021

This episode we chat about our deckbuilding strategies (Netdecking ain’t bad!) and discuss two fun Corp decks we recently tried out.

Steve’s favorite NBN deck, by bowlsley (https://netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/66487/-startup-near-earth-flop)

Nate’s favorite Jinteki deck, by SirLoathing (https://netrunnerdb.com/en/decklist/65912/-startup-double-barrel-king-of-swiss-glc-startup-5-week-)

S1 E2: The System Gateway Experience

S1 E2: The System Gateway Experience

June 14, 2021

We ordered physical copies of Project Nisei's cards and played in the flesh! Here's our thoughts on System Gateway starter decks and deck building pack.

Want to learn to play? Find out the quick start rules here:
https://nisei.net/players/learn-to-play/

S1 E1: Reboot

S1 E1: Reboot

May 23, 2021

Welcome to the RetroMancer podcast! Nate and Steve here. We're two long-time fans of the Netrunner card game and are returning to the game after a hiatus, thanks to Project NISEI's new core set experience: System Gateway.

 

Check out Project NISEI: https://nisei.net/

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