Join the Blackguard

People have been pestering me for my Blackguard deck. I’ve been testing this deck quite a bit recently. Tweaking is constantly going on, but I think it’s getting pretty close. Here it is in all it’s glory. This deck is designed to abuse R&D while keeping the Corp drained of all money.

Andromeda: Dispossessed Ristie

Event (22)
Account Siphon
3 Dirty Laundry
3 Easy Mark
3 Emergency Shutdown
3 Infiltration
Inside Job
1 Special Order
3 Sure Gamble
2 The Maker’s Eye••••
Hardware (8)
3 Blackguard
3 Plascrete Carapace
2 R&D Interface••••
Resource (5)
3 Daily Casts
Kati Jones
Icebreaker (7)
2 Corroder••••
1 Crypsis
1 Femme Fatale
1 Garrote
1 Gordian Blade•••
Program (3)
3 Snitch


My ideal hand with this deck includes Blackguard, Snitch, and money. If I can get a turn one Blackguard on the table I will always keep that hand. I never thought I would say this about any of my decks, but Snitch is my MVP card. This deck gets nasty once you have a Snitch out. It forces the Corporation to either stop playing Ice or have no money ever. Between Siphons, Blackguard, and Snitch the Corporation will be feeling the pain.

I’ve heard people say, “what do I do for my first five turns?” I’ve been playing this deck a while now, and it has never once taken me five turns to get Blackguard into play. If need be, this deck you can be just as aggressive as a normal Criminal deck in the early game. To any of the naysayers of Blackguard all I have to say is try it. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.