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Superstar Spotlight: Stone Cold Steve Austin
« on: March 16, 2017, 10:23:23 AM »
Today is a special superstar on a day dedicated to Stone Cold!!!!!


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?

AND

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?

Stone Cold Steve Austin
Starting Hand Size: 7     Superstar Value: 5
Superstar Ability: Once during each of your turns you may draw 1 card and then put 1 card from your hand on the bottom of your Arsenal.
PRO, PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

Still Drinkin' Beer & Raisin' Hell
Backstage Card
When you are The Rattlesnake, once during each of your turns you may discard 1 card and then search your Arsenal for 1 Stone Cold Steve Austin-specific action, reveal it, put it in your hand, and shuffle.
Your Stone Cold Steve Austin-specific Mid-match actions can only be reversed by Unique reversals.
Replace 'Strike, Grapple, or Submission' on your Superstar-specific reversal cards with 'non-Trademark Finisher', and ignore the 'Strike' text on your Lou Thesz Press.
Unique     RMS logo
V1

Do You Know What My Watch Says?
Pre-match Feud
Cannot be played by the Two Man Power Trip.
Can only be played if your opponent is The Rock, Triple H, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker / Deadman Inc, or Rob Van Dam.
Your Superstar Ability now reads as "During your Draw Segment, draw 1 additional card."
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
SUM
   ---OR---
Do You Know What My Watch Says? - Throwback
Pre-match Feud
Cannot be packed by the Two Man Power Trip.
When played by Stone Cold Steve Austin, the maximum number of Pre-match cards you may have in your Ring area is reduced by 1 and your Superstar Ability now reads as "During your Draw Segment, draw 1 additional card."
When played by The Rattlesnake, your Starting Hand Size is +2.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
SS3

Bionic Kicking Machine
Pre-match Event
Can only be packed by Stone Cold Steve Austin.  Cannot be packed by Two-Man Power Trip.
Search your Arsenal for up to 3 Superstar-specific cards with the word "kick" in the title, reveal them, put them under this card, and shuffle your Arsenal. You may play those cards as if they were in your hand and they can only be reversed by Unique reversals; when successfully played, you may search your Arsenal for STUNNER!, reveal it, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
Replace the "Can only be" text with "Cannot be reversed when" on your STUNNER! cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     RMS logo
V1

The Bionic Redneck
Pre-match Event
At the end of the Pre-match phase, you may put 1 Maneuver card from your Ringside pile into your hand.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
INX, SS3

What???
Pre-match Event
Cannot be packed by the Two Man Power Trip.
When this card is in your Ring area, during your turn you may put this card into your Ringside pile, look at your opponent's Backlash deck, choose 1 non-Reversal card, and he discards the chosen card. When the card titled DTA is in your Ring area, instead choose any card.
F: 0     D: 0     Active
MA, SS2, SS3

And That's the Bottom Line...
Mid-match Reversal: Special
When played by The Two Man Power Trip, this card is -9F.
Reverse any Strike, Grapple, or Submission maneuver and end your opponent's turn. Search your Ringside pile and Arsenal for the card titled ...'Cause Stone Cold Said So!, reveal it to him, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 18     D: 0     Unique
IAG, SS3

Do You Want a Hug?
Mid-match Action
Cannot be packed by the Two Man Power Trip.
The card titled Hell in the Cell Match is blanked for the rest of the turn.
When your Fortitude Rating is less than your opponent's Fortitude Rating and you have fewer cards in your hand than him, he discards # cards, where # is equal to the number of cards he has in his hand greater than you. When played by The Rattlesnake, you may then draw up to 2 cards.
When your Fortitude Rating is greater than your opponent's Fortitude Rating, he discards his hand. Choose # cards from his Ringside pile and put them into his hand, where # is equal to the number of cards discarded. When played by The Rattlesnake, he then discards 2 cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
DO, SS3

DTA
Mid-match Action
Look at your opponent’s hand and shuffle 1 card from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
F: 1     D: 0     Unique
BL, SS2
   ---OR---
DTA - Throwback
Mid-match Action
Cannot be reversed when the card titled The Bionic Redneck is in your Ring area.
Look at your opponent's hand and then shuffle up to 4 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
F: 2     D: 0     Unique
SS3

Patented Austin Kick to the Gut
Strike
This card is -3F and +4D when the card titled The Bionic Redneck is in your Ring area.
When successfully played, you may draw 1 card and your next maneuver played this turn is -6F.
F: 3     D: 4
BOX, FL, SS2, SS3

Stomp a Mudhole...
Strike
Can only be played after a successfully played maneuver.
Cannot be reversed.
When successfully played, you may search your Arsenal and Ringside pile for the card titled ...Walk It Dry, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 5     D: 7     SV: 1     Unique     Raw logo
INX, SS3

Austin Elbow Smash
High Risk
Can only be played after a successfully played 5D or greater maneuver.
Cannot be reversed.
F: 8     D: 10     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

Stone Cold Stunner
Trademark Finisher
This card is -6F when played after a card with the word "kick" in the title.
F: 30     D: 25     SV: 3     Unique
PRO, PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

Double Digits
Reversal: Special
Reverse any Strike, Grapple, or Submission maneuver and end your opponent's turn. He discards 2 cards and overturns 2 cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

Lou Thesz Press
Reversal: Special
When played from your hand, reverse any maneuver played after the card titled Irish Whip and end your opponent’s turn. You may draw 1 card.
F: 0     D: 15     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2
   ---OR---
Lou Thesz Press - Throwback
High Risk / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, can only be played after the card titled Irish Whip or a successfully played 5D or greater Strike maneuver.
As a reversal, this card is -5F, reverse any maneuver played after the card titled Irish Whip and end your opponent's turn. You may draw 1 card.
F: 5     D: 15     Unique
SS3

Don't Trust Nobody
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Trademark-Finisher maneuver and end your opponent's turn. You may look at his hand.
F: 9     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
INX, SS3

Can of Beer
Action + Action
When you are The Sandman, this card is ECW.
You may overturn 2 cards and discard 2 cards to play this card from Ringside.
Draw up to 2 cards and shuffle up to 2 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
ACE:  During your turn, you may overturn 2 cards and then discard 2 cards and put this card on the bottom of your Arsenal.
F: 2     D: 0     Unique     Multi
V6

Open Up a Can of Whoop-A%$
Action
Draw 1 card.
Your next maneuver played this turn is +6D and your opponent's Reversal cards to it are +20F.
F: 2     D: 0     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

STUNNER!
Action + Action
Can only be played after the card titled Patented Austin Kick to the Gut.
Search your Arsenal and Ring area for the card titled Stone Cold Stunner, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, shuffle your Arsenal, and for the rest of the turn you can play that card regardless of your Fortitude Rating.
F: 4     D: 3     SV: 1     Multi     Fan Favorite logo
NWO

Gimme a Hell Yeah!
Action
Draw up to # cards, where # is equal to the number of Superstar-specific cards in your Ring area. # cannot be greater than 6.
F: 6     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
INX, SS3

Rattlesnake Rulz
Action
Draw 1 card. Your next card played this turn cannot be reversed.
F: 7     D: 0     Unique
TIN, SS3

...'Cause Stone Cold Said So!
Action
Can only be played when the card titled And That's the Bottom Line... is in your Ring area.
You may put 1 Action card from your opponent's Ring area into his Ringside pile.
When this card is in your Ring area, during your turn you may put this card into your Ringside pile and your next card played this turn is F:0.
F: 9     D: 0     Unique
IAG, SS3

The Condemned
Action: Movie
Your opponent discards cards equal to the number of Superstar-specific cards in your Ring area. Search your Arsenal for 1 Unique card, reveal it to him, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 9     D: 0     Cheater logo
GAB

...Walk It Dry
Action
Can only be played when the card titled Stomp a Mudhole... is in your Ring area.
Discard 1 card, shuffle up to # cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal, and your opponent overturns # cards, where # is equal to your Superstar Value.
F: 12     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
INX, SS3

Unleash Hell
Action
When your Fortitude Rating is less than your opponent's Fortitude Rating, this card is -13F.
Put up to 5 cards from your hand on top of your Arsenal, shuffle up to double that many cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal, and then draw the same number of cards you shuffled into your Arsenal.
F: 16     D: 0     Unique
UNF
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Stone Cold Steve Austin
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 09:06:19 PM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?
Not the best choice of a superstar in the current VC meta. More of a fun deck choice unless you're looking to use his ability to go for a more aggressive/control build.

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

Bionic Kicking Machine
Pre-match Event
Can only be packed by Stone Cold Steve Austin.  Cannot be packed by Two-Man Power Trip.
Search your Arsenal for up to 3 Superstar-specific cards with the word "kick" in the title, reveal them, put them under this card, and shuffle your Arsenal. You may play those cards as if they were in your hand and they can only be reversed by Unique reversals; when successfully played, you may search your Arsenal for STUNNER!, reveal it, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
Replace the "Can only be" text with "Cannot be reversed when" on your STUNNER! cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     RMS logo
V1

A very fun card added in V1 to SCSA's arsenal. This made a new deck I found fun to play, although not very strong because it's a 3-card combo that's way too vulnerable to reversals (Douchebag can reverse Kick to the Gut and Graceful Cow on Ice reverses the Stone Cold Stunner part of the combo). But hell, is hitting a Stunner at low F a fun as heck combo to pull off.

3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?
I've built him to just play for fun and it works well as a fun deck with a one-trick move of hitting an early Stunner. It's very interesting but much too vulnerable right now.

4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual
Not a good choice for a deck right now since there's just way more superstars that are better than dear SCSA right now.

5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?
Build The Rattlesnake or The Texas Rattlesnake instead, hell, even Sheriff Austin would probably fare better. But no other deck gives you a 3-card combo that finishes with a good ol' fashioned Stone Cold Stunner.

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?
It's nothing too powerful added to his already powerful cards. It's just that FF SCSA is really weak since The Condemned is a lot stronger. Hopefully changes/support in future sets will make SCSA the ass-kicking badass again.