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Superstar Spotlight: Booker T
« on: May 28, 2017, 12:56:22 AM »
Alright guys, I've noticed a few new people joining TCO. So I'll give a brief explanation how this segment works. Twice a week I will be posting superstars by request. So if you are stumped on a deck, can't make it work or just curious simply message myself or Drew with your request.
These are done in order of request. So if it takes a week or so please be patient. We promise we will get to your request as fast as possible.

Please keep those requests coming. Today's is another 'request' in Booker T!!!!!


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?


Booker T
Starting Hand Size: 8    Superstar Value: 4
Superstar Ability: Your cards titled Don't Hate da Playa, Hate da Game! are -3F. Once during each of your turns, before your Draw Segment, when your Fortitude Rating is greater than your opponent's Fortitude Rating, put up to 2 cards from your Ringside pile on the bottom of your Arsenal.
MA, SS2, SS3

You Shall Address Me As KING Booker!
Backstage Card
When packing this card, your Don’t Hate da Playa, Hate da Game! cards are not Heel and cannot be reversed.
Your Superstar-specific cards and your WCW Title Belt do not take up a Pre-match slot in your Ring, your Booker T-specific Strike maneuvers are Multi, and your opponent cannot play I’m Gonna Break You.
When you are Booker T and successfully play a Superstar-specific maneuver, put up to 2 cards from your Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal.
Unique     RMS logo
V1

Managed by Sharmell
Pre-match Manager
At the end of the Pre-Match phase, you may choose 1 card in your opponent's Ring area.
When this card is in your Ring area, that card is considered to have blank text and once during each of your turns you may search your Arsenal for 1 card with the word "Sharmell" in the title, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
NWO

Yo Dawg, Respect da Bookerman
Pre-match Event
When this card is in your Ring area, once during each of your turns, before your Draw Segment, when your Fortitude Rating is less than your opponent's Fortitude Rating, put 2 cards from your Ringside pile on the bottom of your Arsenal. If your opponent moves this card from your Ring area, he discards 5 cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
INX, SS3

Tell Me ... You Didn't Just Say That
Mid-match Reversal: Action
Reverse any Action card and end your opponent's turn. When the card titled WCW Title Belt is in your Ring area, draw up to 5 cards and then discard 5 cards.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique
SUM, SS2, SS3

Spinnerooni
Mid-match Action / Reversal: Special
As an action, draw 3 cards or search your Arsenal for 1 card, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
As a reversal, reverse any maneuver and end your opponent's turn. That maneuver goes into his Ring area, blank its text until the end of the turn, and overturn cards equal to the maneuver's Damage. If your first card played during your next turn is the card titled Booker's Scissor Kick or Spinning T Kick, it cannot be reversed.
F: 13     D: 0     Unique
PRO, MA, SS2, SS3

Booker's Thrust Kick
Strike
You may pack up to 5 copies of this card.
When successfully played, your opponent randomly reveals 5 cards in his hand.
When this card is in your Ringside pile, during your turn you may overturn 5 cards and then put this card into your hand.
F: 0     D: 5
UNF

Spinning Straight Elbow
Strike
When successfully played, you may search your Arsenal for 1 Superstar-specific card, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 5     D: 8     SV: 1     Unique
NWO

Spinning T Kick
Strike / Reversal: Strike
As a maneuver, cannot be reversed when played after the cards titled Irish Whip or Spinnerooni, draw 2 cards or your opponent discards 2 cards.
As a reversal, reverse any Strike maneuver and end your opponent's turn.
F: 5     D: 8     SV: 1     Unique
MA, SS2, SS3

Booker's Scissor Kick
Strike
Can only be played after a successfully played 5D or greater maneuver or if this is the first card played of your turn and you played the card titled Spinnerooni to end your opponent’s last turn.
When successfully played, search your Arsenal for 1 card, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 13     D: 12     SV: 2     Unique
MA, SS2
   ---OR---
Booker's Scissor Kick - Throwback
High Risk
Can only be played after a successfully played maneuver or if this is the first card played of your turn and you played the card titled Spinnerooni to end your opponent's last turn.
When successfully played, search your Arsenal for 1 card, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 13     D: 12     SV: 2     Unique
SS3

Houston Hangover
High Risk
Can only be played after a successfully played 4D or greater maneuver.
When successfully played, search your Arsenal for 1 card, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 13     D: 17     SV: 1     Unique     Raw logo
DO, SS3

The Heat Seeker
Trademark Finisher + High Risk / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, can be reversed by A Revolution of the Mind.
As a reversal, reverse any Submission or High Risk.
F: 25     D: 15     SV: 2     Unique     Multi     WCW logo
V2

Bookend
Trademark Finisher / Reversal: Special
As a reversal, reverse any Strike or Grapple maneuver and end your opponent's turn. Discard 1 card.
F: 30     D: 20     SV: 3     Unique
MA, SS2, SS3

Tough Enough - Throwback
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Unique hybrid maneuver, or when you are The Texas Rattlesnake or Trish Stratus, reverse any maneuver; put the reversed maneuver under this card.
When this card is in your Ring, during your opponent's turn before his Draw Segment, he may randomly discard 2 cards and then put the card under this card on the bottom of his Arsenal.
F: 12     D: 0     Unique
V5

Sharmell Interferes
Reversal: Special: Run-in
Reverse any card and end your opponent's turn.  Search your Arsenal for 1 card, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal. The first card you play on your next turn is -10F.
F: 20     D: 0     Unique
NWO

Can You Dig It, Sucka?
Action / Reversal: Action
As an action, reveal your hand to your opponent and your next card played this turn cannot be reversed.
As a reversal, reverse any Action card and end your opponent's turn.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
MA, SS2, SS3

Sharmell’s Shenanigans
Action: Run-in
Put 1 non-hybrid Maneuver card, 1 Unique Action card, or 1 Volley card from your Ringside pile into your hand.
When this card is in your Ring area, your opponent’s Reversal cards to your Unique Action cards are +5F.
F: 0     D: 0
GAB

You Didn't Just Try That...
Action / Reversal: Submission
As an action, this card is -5D, shuffle this card into your Arsenal and then draw 2 cards.
As a reversal, reverse any Submission maneuver and end your opponent's turn.
F: 0     D: 5     Unique
NWO

Five Time! Five Time! Five Time! Five Time! Five Time!
Action
Cannot be reversed when the card titled WCW Title Belt is in your Ring area.
Shuffle up to 5 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal and draw up to 5 cards.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
VEL, SS3

I Ain't No Minor Leaguer
Action + Action
This card is -5F when your Superstar Value is greater than your opponent's Superstar Value.
Search your Arsenal for 1 Unique card and the card titled Booker's Scissor Kick, reveal them to your opponent, put them into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique     Multi
ARM

Distracted by Sharmell
Action: Run-in
Search your opponent's Arsenal for 5 cards and remove them from the game.
He shuffles his Arsenal.
His Reversal cards to your next card played this turn are +25F.
F: 15     D: 0     Unique
NWO

How Many Times?
Action
Your opponent overturns 5 cards and discards 5 cards from his Backlash deck. Put up to 5 non-Maneuver cards from his Ring area into his Ringside pile. Search his Arsenal for up to 5 cards, put them into his Ringside pile, and he shuffles his Arsenal. Then remove up to 5 cards in his Ringside pile from the game.
F: 25     D: 0     Unique
VEN, SS3
« Last Edit: May 28, 2017, 08:08:25 AM by CreedP »
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Booker T
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 04:37:11 AM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?

Booker is a great deck to play as. He is viable in any formats he's eligible for. Highly recommend for new players since he is pretty simple to use.

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

Yo Dawg, Respect da Bookerman
Pre-match Event
When this card is in your Ring area, once during each of your turns, before your Draw Segment, when your Fortitude Rating is less than your opponent's Fortitude Rating, put 2 cards from your Ringside pile on the bottom of your Arsenal. If your opponent moves this card from your Ring area, he discards 5 cards. 
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
INX, SS3

This card makes sure he has access to recovering all game. I was gonna post Managed by Sharmell, she's been made more balanced with all the cannot be blanked cards/RMS.

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

Took Booker to my very first Gen Con many years ago in Afterburn. He did really well for me. Booker can recover better than everyone in the game. Many tools are at his disposal.

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

If he's legal then he can do well. Like I said he has great cards to support him.

5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?

Love him. He's for sure a fun deck to play.

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?

Booker got some decent love in VC. His backstage card is really good to buff those Thrust Kicks he has. Plus adds on more recovery. I don't think Booker needs anything for a while. He has a lot going for him.
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Booker T
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 12:08:25 PM »
Thanks for these spotlights. Booker T is super fun.
Ways I have played him are:
Heel sub with: Claw clutch apply ect.
Face turn the tide big volley strikes
Irish whip atomic back body drop
Educated feet kick

My favorite Raw Deal superstar next to RTC