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Superstar Spotlight: The Game
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:07:33 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 The Game!!!!!


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?



The Game
Starting Hand Size: 7     Superstar Value: 5
Superstar Ability: During each of your turns, before your Draw Segment, look at the top 3 cards of your Arsenal and put them back in any order. Your opponent cannot play the card titled The Game Interferes! You may pack any cards with the Triple H logo, but you do not count as Triple H.

DX Crotch Chop
Backstage Card
Cannot be packed by Two-Man Power Trip.
During your turn, you may hide this card to remove up to 5 Superstar-specific cards in your Ringside from the game, then shuffle up to double that number of cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.  When your next card played this turn is a maneuver, it cannot be reversed from Backlash.
Your Revolution The Degenerates gains your logo.
Unique     RMS logo
V1

On Your Knees, Dog
Backstage Card
When packing this card, The King of Kings is not Fan Favorite.
Your first non-hybrid non-Raw Triple H-specific action played each turn is F: 0 and Chain.
Once during each of your turns, you may discard 2 cards and then shuffle up to 2 Triple H-specific actions from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
Unique     RMS logo
V3

Respect The Authority
Backstage Card
Cannot be packed by DX or Two-Man Power Trip.
During your first Draw Segment of the game, draw up to 2 additional cards and your opponent puts 1 random card in his hand on the bottom of his Arsenal.
No player discards for your Superstar-specific High Risks; your Backed by Stephanie McMahon cards are Superstar-specific and replace the '3' with '6' in the text. When you Activate Vince McMahon Interferes!, he cannot reverse the effect. When played as an action, your A Dynasty's Destiny is F: 0 and cannot be reversed.
Unique     RMS logo
V7

Ring General - Throwback
Backstage Card
Cannot be packed by DX.
When packing this card, you can pack 2 additional Pre-match and 2 additional Mid-match cards, and your Sledge Hammer Shot and A Beating You'll Never Forget are not Heel.
When you are The Game and you use your Ability, put up to 3 cards on top of your Arsenal on the bottom of your Arsenal.
During your turn, you can play Facebuster as a Grapple.
Unique     RMS logo
V1

Gentlemen's Establishment
Pre-match Venue
Once during each of your turns you may draw 1 card or put 1 card from your Ringside pile on the bottom of your Arsenal.
When your opponent is a Male Superstar, once during each of his turns he may draw 1 card.
When your opponent is a Female Superstar, once during each of your turns he overturns 1 card.
F: 0     D: 0     Universally Active     Permanent
UNF

The Game Is Back, and The Game is Here to Stay!
Pre-match Feud
Cannot be played by the Two Man Power Trip.
Can only be played if your opponent is The Rock, Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker / Deadman Inc, or Hollywood Hulk Hogan.
Your opponent's Starting Hand Size is -3.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
SUM
   ---OR---
The Game Is Back, and The Game is Here to Stay! - Throwback
Pre-match Feud
Cannot be packed by the Two Man Power Trip.
The maximum number of Pre-match cards you may have in your Ring area is reduced by 1.
Your opponent's Starting Hand Size is -3.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
SS3

Cerebral Assassin
Pre-match Event
Cannot be packed by the Two Man Power Trip.
When this card is in your Ring area, if you have 4 or fewer cards in your hand, your opponent's Superstar Ability is blank.
If this card is put into your Ringside pile from your Ring area, draw up to 4 cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Active
MA, SS2, SS3

Cerebral Spray
Pre-match Event
Cannot be played when you have a Stipulation card in your Ring area.
Once during each of your turns you may discard 1 card and your next card played this turn is considered to be played after the card titled Irish Whip.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
ARM

Game Over? You're Damn Right I'm Over!
Pre-match Event
At the end of the Pre-match phase, look at your opponent's hand. Shuffle any number of cards from your hand into your Arsenal, and then draw the same number of cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
VEL, SS3

Sledgehammer Shot
Mid-match Strike: Foreign Object: Heel
When the card titled Game Over? You're Damn Right I'm Over! is in your Ring area, this card is -10F. When it is not, this card can only be played after a successfully played 5D or greater maneuver.
Cannot be reversed from your opponent's Arsenal.
When successfully played, draw up to 2 cards.
F: 40     D: 25     Unique
BL, SS2, SS3

Screw the Rules!
Mid-match Action
Cannot be packed by the Two Man Power Trip.
Choose 1 Stipulation card in your or your opponent's Ring area.
When this card is in your Ring area, the text on that card is blank.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
INX, SS3

A Beating You'll Never Forget
Mid-match Action: Heel
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 and then put 1 Maneuver card from your Ringside pile into your hand.
When this card is in your Ringside pile, during your turn you may discard 3 cards and then put this card into your Backlash deck.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
DO, SS3

Reinforcements from the DX Army
Mid-match Action: Run-in
Cannot be packed by Two-Man Power Trip.
When you have a Road Dogg or B.A. Billy Gunn Pre-match card in your Ring, this card is F: 0.  When you do not, can only be played after a successfully-played card. 
Shuffle cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal up to the number of maneuvers in your opponent's Ring, draw up to 1 card, and put 1 of your cards removed from the game on the bottom of your Arsenal.
During your turn when you use your Ability, draw up to 1 card.
F: 30     D: 0     Unique
V3

Lunging Choke Hold
Submission + High Risk / Reversal: Special
As a reversal, reverse any card played after a Set-up card, and end your opponent's turn.
F: 5     D: 5     Unique     Multi     RMS logo     Raw logo
VEL, SS3

Triple H's Reverse Neck Breaker
Grapple / Reversal: Strike
As a maneuver, you may draw 1 card.
As a reversal, reverse any Strike maneuver and end your opponent's turn.
F: 6     D: 6     SV: 1     Unique
FL, SS1, SS2, SS3

Leaping Knee to the Face
Strike
Can only be played after the card titled Irish Whip.
Cannot be reversed.
When successfully played, your opponent discards 1 card.
F: 8     D: 10     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

Bring the Hammer Down
Strike + Strike: Foreign Object
When played, search your Arsenal for up to 10 Superstar-specific cards, put them into your Ringside pile, and shuffle your Arsenal. This card is -1F for each card put into your Ringside pile in this way.
When you have 3 cards titled Bring the Hammer Down in your Ring area, your card titled Sledgehammer Shot cannot be reversed from your opponent's hand.
F: 10     D: 10     Multi     Cheater logo
NWO

The Game's Sleeper
Trademark Finisher
Cannot be packed by the Two Man Power Trip.
This card is -3F for each Maneuver type in your Ring area.
Can be reversed by the card titled Break the Hold.
When successfully played, search your Arsenal for the card titled Maintain Hold, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal. If your next card played this turn is the card titled Maintain Hold, you may ignore the "Can only be played after..." text.
F: 25     D: 15     SV: 2     Unique     Raw logo
VEL, SS3

Pedigree
Trademark Finisher / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is +2D when played after a Strike maneuver.
As a reversal, reverse the card titled Back Body Drop and end your opponent's turn.
F: 30     D: 25     SV: 3     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

Facebuster
Reversal: Special
When played from your hand, reverse any maneuver played after the card titled Irish Whip and end your opponent's turn. Draw up to 2 cards.
F: 0     D: 10     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2
   ---OR---
Facebuster - Throwback
Reversal: Special
Reverse any maneuver played after the card titled Irish Whip or any other Set-up card and end your opponent's turn. Draw up to 2 cards.
F: 0     D: 10     Unique
SS3

Chyna Interferes
Reversal: Special
Reverses any maneuver and ends your opponent's turn.
If played from your hand, draw 2 cards.
F: 5     D: 3     Unique
PRE
  ---OR---
Stephanie Interferes
Reversal: Special
Reverse any type of maneuver and end your opponent's turn.  If played from your hand, draw 2 cards.
You cannot have Stephanie Interferes and Chyna Interferes in the same Arsenal.
F: 5     D: 1     Unique
SS1
  ---OR---
Ric Flair Interferes
Reversal: Special: Run-in
You cannot pack this card when you are packing the card titled Chyna Interferes or Stephanie Interferes.
Reverse any maneuver and end your opponent's turn.
F: 4     D: 4     Unique
SS3

'Cause I am... That... Damn... Good!
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Trademark-Finisher maneuver and end your opponent's turn. Draw up to 3 cards.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique
TIN, PRO, SS3

Flip Over the Corner Ringpost
Action / Reversal: Special
As an action, shuffle this card and 1 card from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal, draw 2 cards, and then discard 1 card.
As a reversal, reverse the card titled Throw Into the Corner Turnbuckle and end your opponent's turn. Overturn 3 cards and then put 3 cards from your Ringside pile into your hand.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
IAG, SS3

Paid, Laid, and Made
Action
Overturn 3 cards, remove up to 3 cards in your opponent's Ringside pile from the game, put up to 3 Backlash deck cards from your Ringside pile into your Backlash deck, and you may draw up to 3 cards.   
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
VEN, SS3
   ---OR---
Paid, Laid, and Made - Throwback
Action
Overturn 2 cards, remove up to 2 cards in your opponent's Ringside from the game, put up to 2 Backlash cards from your Ringside into your Backlash, and you may draw up to 2 cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
V4

I Am the Game
Action
Draw 2 cards or your opponent discards 2 cards.
Your maneuvers are +3D for the rest of the turn.
F: 3     D: 0     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2
   ---OR---
I Am the Game - Throwback
Action
Cannot be reversed by hybrid Reversal cards.
Draw 2 cards and your opponent discards 2 cards.
Your maneuvers are +3D for the rest of the turn.
F: 2     D: 0     Unique
SS3

It's Time to Play the Game
Action
When your Fortitude Rating is less than your opponent's Fortitude Rating, shuffle up to 4 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
When your Fortitude Rating is equal to your opponent's Fortitude Rating, put 1 card from his Ring area into his Ringside pile.
When your Fortitude Rating is greater than your opponent's Fortitude Rating, look at his hand, choose 1 card, and he discards the chosen card.
F: 4     D: 0     Unique
IAG, SS3

The King of Kings
Action
Can only be played if you have 3 or more Superstar-specific cards in your Ring area.
Shuffle 3 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
For every copy of this card in your Ring area, your opponent may overturn 5 cards. If he does not, you may shuffle 5 of your cards removed from the game into your Arsenal.
F: 7     D: 3     Fan Favorite logo
GAB

I See the Line in the Sand
Action
Your opponent discards cards equal to his Superstar Value.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique
VEN, SS3

You Don't Want to Play Me
Action
Your next Maneuver card played this turn cannot be reversed.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
VEL, SS3

Making The Game
Action
Search your Arsenal for 1 Action card, 1 Maneuver card, and 1 Reversal card, reveal them to your opponent, put them into your hand, shuffle your Arsenal, and end your turn.
F: 11     D: 0     Unique
UNF

Adapt or Perish
Action / Reversal: Special
As an action, when you are Evolution this card is F: 0.  Search your Arsenal and Ringside for 1 Evolution-specific card, reveal it, put it in your hand and shuffle; when that card is your next card played as an action this turn, your opponent cannot respond to it.
As a reversal, reverse any non-maneuver card.
When this card is in your Ring, the number of your cards removed from the game for If You Want to Play, You Gotta Pay is reduced to 0, and he does not draw for your Gentlemen's Establishment.
F: 12     D: 0     Unique
V7

I've Got Two Words For Ya ...
Action
All players discard their hands or all players put all cards in their Ring area into their Ringside pile.
Draw up to 2 cards.
F: 15     D: 0     Unique
FL, SS1, SS2, SS3

If You Want To Play You Gotta Pay
Action
When this card is in your Ring area, before your Draw Segment, when your opponent has 1 or more cards in his hand, you may discard 1 card and then he removes the top 3 cards of his Arsenal from the game. He may then discard 1 card and you remove the top 3 cards of your Arsenal from the game. Repeat this until one player stops. 
F: 16     D: 0     Unique
ARM

It's All About Control
Action
When this card is in your Ring area, you may discard 3 cards to reverse any card and end your opponent's turn.
F: 20     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
VEN, SS3
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: The Game
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 10:46:48 AM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?
Extremely viable, a powerful superstar that is built mainly for control decks. And can definitely wreck the opponent if you understand what you're doing.

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

The Game Is Back, and The Game is Here to Stay! - Throwback
Pre-match Feud
Cannot be packed by the Two Man Power Trip.
The maximum number of Pre-match cards you may have in your Ring area is reduced by 1.
Your opponent's Starting Hand Size is -3.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
SS3

Probably one of my most hated feud cards to play against. -3 SHS is extremely painful especially when cards like Houston, Texas, Old School Manager, etc that stack on top of it. You can be prepared to play with little to no cards in your hand.

3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?
I've not built the superstar but have played against it several times. And I hate having to play against it. Strong control cards + card draw + strong specific reversals = a nightmare.

4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual
VC is my choice of format and I've seen so many The Game decks built. Extremely strong and scary to play against if you're not prepared to face The Game.

5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?
Just like his theme song says: "It's all about control" and he does that extremely well, able to wreck hands and continue to determine the pace of the game throughout. A powerful deck for players that like to play a control deck with all the tools to keep your opponent at bay.

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?
His VC support provides whatever missing tools the deck needed to soar. It went from a great deck to an amazing deck. Card draw from Respect The Authority and Ring General TB to help cycle through your deck for answers/tools. He is now an extremely scary deck to play against yet remains intricate to play with a good learning curve where it rewards good decision making. Definitely a deck to check out.

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Re: Superstar Spotlight: The Game
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 05:39:02 AM »
oohh, at least someone explained! :) Thnk you!
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