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Superstar Spotlight: Roddy Piper
« on: March 01, 2017, 09:34:12 AM »
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Please keep those requests coming. Today's is another 'request' in Roddy Piper!!!!!

1.)  How viable is this superstar?
2.)  Is there a Superstar Specific Card that you'd like to spotlight? 
3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?
4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual
5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?

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6.) Since this Superstar is a Legacy one (in that he was in the game before Virtual) can you elaborate a little on how Virtual has changed this Superstar?



"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Starting Hand Size: 8     Superstar Value: 5
Legend Superstar Ability: Your opponent's cards with the Restricted Modification Symbol do not have it.
During his turn, his Action cards and Maneuver cards with the word "reverse" in the text have blank text.
UNF

I’ll Show You Some "Old School Wrestling!"
Backstage Card
Your Ability reads "During your opponent's turns, when he plays a non-Superstar-specific card with 'reverse' in the text, he discards 1 card."
Search your Arsenal for 6 cards and place them under this card.  You may play a Manager card during the Venue phase.  At the end of the Pre-match phase, shuffle the cards under this card into your Arsenal, and put There Is No Escape from your Backlash into your Ring.
When Back to Basics is in your Ring, you can play any maneuver regardless of There Is No Escape.
Unique     RMS logo
V1

Bagpipe Introduction
Pre-match Event
At the end of the Pre-match phase, choose 1: your opponent randomly discards 1 card or he randomly discards 1 card from his Backlash deck.
You start the match regardless of your opponent's Superstar Value or Superstar Ability.
F: 0     D: 0     Universally Unique
UNF

Piper's Pit
Pre-match Event
Choose 1 Venue, Stipulation, or Event card in your opponent's Ring area. When this card is in your Ring area, the chosen card has blank text and when you reverse a card from anywhere except your Arsenal, remove the reversed card from the game.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
UNF
   ---OR---
Piper's Pit - Throwback
Pre-match Event
When this card is in your Backlash or Ring, your Rowdy Roddy Piper-specific Pre-match cards can be played regardless of Back to Basics.
After all players' Pre-match phases, search your opponent’s Arsenal for up to 2 non-Unique non-F: 0 cards, remove them from the game, and he shuffles; when you are the Rowdy One, you may instead look at his hand, choose 1 card, and he puts that card on the bottom of his Arsenal.
Your actions with 'sleeper' in the title do not count towards the number of cards played that turn.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     WCW logo     RMS logo
V2

Time To Pay The Piper
Mid-match Reversal: Special
When you are The Rowdy One, this card is F: 0.
This card ignores any printed reversal restriction from the card being reversed.
Reverse any maneuver or action with 'reverse' in the text, and put up to 2 of your cards removed from the game on the bottom of your Arsenal.
F: 15     D: 0     Unique     WCW logo
V2

Seen the Glory—Told the Story
Mid-match Action + Action
Search your Arsenal for 1 card with the word "sleeper" in the title, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
When this card is in your Ring area, your maneuvers with the word "sleeper" in the title are +2D.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Multi
GAB

Piper's Patented Eye Poke
Strike / Reversal: Special
Cannot be packed by Eugene.
As a maneuver, can only be reversed by Clumsy Opponent.
As a reversal, reverse any Strike, Assault, or any non-Superstar specific non-maneuver card.
When this card is in your Ring, it is considered to have 'sleeper' in the title.
F: 0     D: 2     Unique     WCW logo
V2

Piper's Inverted Atomic Drop
Grapple + Grapple
Can only be reversed by 2 D: 0 reversal cards.
Search your Arsenal for any card with 'sleeper' in the title, reveal it, put it in your hand and shuffle your Arsenal.  Your opponent discards 1 random card, then discards 1 card.
F: 8     D: 6     Unique     Multi     WCW logo
V2

The Rowdy Sleeper
Trademark Finisher / Action
As a maneuver, shuffle up to 5 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
As an action, this card is -22F and -18D, discard this card and then search your Arsenal for 1 card with the word "sleeper" in the title, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
When this card is in your Ringside pile, your cards with the word "sleeper" in the title are -4F.
F: 22     D: 18     SV: 2     Unique
NWO

Over Sell: Hot Rod Style
Reversal: Special
Can only be played after a successfully played maneuver.
Blank that maneuver's text until the end of the turn and end your opponent's turn.
Overturn cards equal to that maneuver's damage and then shuffle cards into your Arsenal equal to double your Superstar Value. 
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
UNF

You Don't Throw Rocks at a Man With a Machine Gun!
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Superstar-specific non-maneuver card; your opponent discards 1 random card and overturns # cards, where # is the Fortitude of the discarded card (up to 5).  When he did not overturn any cards, put up to 1 non-Superstar-specific non-Unique D:0 card from his Ring into his Ringside.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique     WCW & WWF Classic logos
V5

I Was Rowdy Before Rowdy Was Cool!
Action + Action
When your opponent has a nWo or ECW card in his Ring or Backstage, he cannot respond to this card.
Shuffle up to 3 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal, put up to 3 cards from your Ringside into your hand, and he overturns 3 cards.
When this card is in your Ring, your maneuvers are +2D and your maneuvers with 'sleeper' in the title are -3F.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Multi     WCW logo
V2

Hot Rod
Action
Overturn cards until you overturn a Maneuver card. Put that card into your hand instead of into your Ringside pile. When it is your next card played this turn, it is F:0 and you may ignore the "can only be played after..." text.
F: 2     D: 0     Unique
UNF

Never Forgive - Never Forget
Action / Reversal: Special
As an action, shuffle up to 6 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
As a reversal, reverse any non-unique maneuver and end your opponent's turn.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique
UNF
   ---OR---
Never Forgive - Never Forget - Throwback
Action / Reversal: Special
As an action, shuffle up to 5 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
As a reversal, reverse any non-Unique maneuver.
F: 6     D: 0     Unique
V3

They Live!
Action: Movie
Cannot be reversed.
Look at your opponent's hand, discard any number of non-maneuver cards,  search your Arsenal for the same number of non-unique maneuvers and 1 maneuver with "kick" in the title, reveal them, put them in your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 15     D: 0     Unique     WWF Classic logo
V4
Chance Favors the Prepared Mind.

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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Roddy Piper
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 04:17:49 PM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?

Eh....not so much anymore....his ability got kicked back hard as did his one good card in the Pit (yes it was given that it was needed when Virtual began), but the rest of his cards were kinda crappy to balance that (sorta).....and his virtual build tends to lead to Back to Basics....which is not so good and VERY fragile at best...at this point he's a bit of a project or a deck builder's challenge to see if you can make him good....

2.)  Is there a Superstar Specific Card that you'd like to spotlight? 

I’ll Show You Some "Old School Wrestling!"
Backstage Card
Your Ability reads "During your opponent's turns, when he plays a non-Superstar-specific card with 'reverse' in the text, he discards 1 card."
Search your Arsenal for 6 cards and place them under this card.  You may play a Manager card during the Venue phase.  At the end of the Pre-match phase, shuffle the cards under this card into your Arsenal, and put There Is No Escape from your Backlash into your Ring.
When Back to Basics is in your Ring, you can play any maneuver regardless of There Is No Escape.
Unique     RMS logo

This card was decent and almost made him playable.....and then making your escape happened  :laugh:
Least now the Rowdy One is pretty solid and your best option if you have the itch to play ol' Hot Rod

3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?

I had the standard classic beast "own the pre and stuff all the cheese moves" build set for classic classic....and it was good....and it was mighty
I tried the B2B build for the nXt Lackey event....and got eaten alive.....

4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual

He's "EH" at best in most formats....the Revo Piper cards might make him a touch of a sleeper (no pun intended) in AA....but eh....

5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?

Probably could use some help....or a better non b2b way to get things done.....legend support is good....but ....eh....there's WAY better legends

6.) Since this Superstar is a Legacy one (in that he was in the game before Virtual) can you elaborate a little on how Virtual has changed this Superstar?

Kicked him back to the pack....and then a bit behind the pack now....instead of cringing of sitting across from him....you more shake your head and go "really?"
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