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Superstar Spotlight: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
« on: June 11, 2017, 02:45:36 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 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!!!!!


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?


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Starting Hand Size: 8     Superstar Value: 8
Movie Star Ability: When your first card played on your turn is an Action: Movie card, it cannot be reversed.
You can pack both Cheater and Fan Favorite cards, and you can pack The Rock cards.
V1

Walking the Red Carpet
Backstage Card
During each of your turns, you may discard any number of cards and your next Action: Movie card played this turn is -2F for each card discarded.
When your Movie card is unsuccessfully played, you may put it under this card.
Before your Draw Segment, you may skip your Draw Segment, overturn 1 card, and put 1 card under this card into your hand.
Unique     RMS logo
V3

Pago Pago, American Samoa
Pre-match Venue
Search your Arsenal for 1 non-unique Maneuver card, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 0     D: 0     Universally Active     Permanent
ARM

Just Who in the Blue Hell Do You Think You Are?
Pre-match Feud
Can only be played if your opponent is Steve Austin, Triple H, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker / Deadman Inc, or Booker T.
The maximum number of Mid-match cards your opponent may have in his Ring area is reduced by 3.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
SUM
   ---OR---
Just Who in the Blue Hell Do You Think You Are? - Throwback
Pre-match Feud
When played by The Rock, the maximum number of Pre-match cards you may have in your Ring area is reduced by 1 and the maximum number of Mid-match cards your opponent may have in his Ring area is reduced by 3.
When played by The People's Champion, your Starting Hand Size is +2.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
SS3

Know Your Role and Shut Your Mouth
Pre-match Event
Your Superstar-specific Pre-match cards have the added text of "The maximum number of Pre-match cards you may have in your Ring area is increased by 1."
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
VEN, SS3

The Brahma Bull
Pre-match Event
When this card is in your Ring area, your opponent's maneuvers of 4F or less played from his hand have blank text and are D:1.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
BL, SS2, SS3

The Rock Concert
Pre-match Event
When packing this card, your This Is The Rock’s Show cards are not Cheater, and you may pack 2 additional Pre-match cards.
Your opponent cannot play I’m Gonna Break You.
ACE: During your turn, you may put this card into your Ringside and then either put up to 3 Unique action cards from your Ringside into your hand, or put Shades Of the Great One from your Ringside into your Ring.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
V1

Shades of the Great One
Pre-match Object
Your Starting Hand Size is +1.
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 -10F or your opponent's Reversal cards to it are +10F.
F: 0     D: 0     Active
MA, SS2, SS3

The People's Kip-up
Mid-match Reversal: Special
Reverse any card played after a 5D or greater maneuver and end your opponent's turn. Your first card played during your next turn cannot be reversed.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Smackdown logo
VEL, SS3

The Peep's Champ
Mid-match Action: Heel
When this card is in your Ring area, your Superstar Value is +3 and your opponent's Superstar Value is -3. When your Fortitude Rating and Superstar Value are greater than his Fortitude Rating and Superstar Value, he cannot play Superstar-specific cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
DO, SS3

Remove the People's Elbow Pad
Mid-match Action
Can only be played after a successfully played Rock-specific maneuver OR if you reversed an opponent's maneuver with the card titled Spine Buster last turn and this is the first card played on this turn.
Your opponent cannot play Reversal cards from his hand for the rest of the turn.
When this card is in your Ring area, before your Draw Segment, you may put this card into your Backlash deck.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique     Smackdown logo
VEL
   ---OR---
Remove the People's Elbow Pad - Throwback
Mid-match Action
Can only be played after a successfully played card or if you reversed a card to end your opponent's last turn and this is your first card played this turn.
Your opponent cannot play Reversal cards from his hand for the rest of the turn.
When this card is in your Ring area, before your Draw Segment, you may overturn 1 card and then put this card into your Backlash deck.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique
SS3

The People's Elbow
Trademark Finisher / Action
As a maneuver, can only be played when the card titled Rock Bottom or Spine Buster is in your Ring area.
As an action, this card is -10D, shuffle this card into your Arsenal and draw 2 cards.
F: 0     D: 10     SV: 3     Unique
PRO, PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

Patented Rock Footstomp
Strike
When successfully played, draw 1 card or shuffle 1 card from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
F: 5     D: 5
BOX, FL, SS2
   ---OR---
Patented Rock Footstomp - Throwback
Strike + Strike
This card is +1D for every Superstar-specific card in your Ring area.
When successfully played, draw up to 2 cards or shuffle up to 2 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
F: 0     D: 5     SV: 1     Unique     Multi
SS3

Rock's Spit Punch
Strike
Can only be played when you successfully played a maneuver this turn.
Cannot be reversed from your opponent's hand or Backlash deck.
When successfully played, he overturns 5 cards.
F: 12     D: 5     SV: 1     Unique
RA, SS3

The People's DDT
Grapple / Reversal: Strike
As a reversal, reverse any Strike maneuver and end your opponent's turn.
When successfully played, search your Arsenal for 1 card with the word "people" or "spine buster" in the title, reveal it to him, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 12     D: 8     SV: 2     Unique     Smackdown logo
VEL, SS3

Rock Bottom
Grapple / Reversal: Grapple
As a maneuver, search your Ringside pile and Arsenal for the card titled The People’s Elbow, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
As a reversal, reverse any Grapple maneuver and end your opponent’s turn. You must discard 1 card.
F: 30     D: 20     SV: 2     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2
   ---OR---
Rock Bottom - Throwback
Trademark Finisher / Reversal: Grapple
As a maneuver, this card is -5F.
As a reversal, reverse any Grapple maneuver and end your opponent's turn.
F: 30     D: 20     SV: 3     Unique
SS3

This Is The Rock's Show
Reversal: Action
Reverse any Action card and end your opponent's turn. Search your Arsenal for 1 non-Reversal Superstar-specific card, reveal it to him, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 0     D: 0     Cheater logo
NWO

Take That Move, Shine It Up Real Nice, Turn That Sumb*tch Sideways, and Stick It Straight Up Your Roody Poo Candy A%$!
Reversal: Special
Reverse any Strike, Grapple, or Submission maneuver and end your opponent's turn. Shuffle up to 5 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
F: 4     D: 0     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

You Bring the A%$, We'll Bring the Whoopin'!
Reversal: Special
When played from your hand, reverse any maneuver and end your opponent's turn. Draw 1 card. During your next turn, your maneuvers cannot be reversed from his Arsenal.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique     Smackdown logo
VEL, SS3

Finally... The Rock Has Come Back To...
Action
When there is a Venue or Pay-Per-View Event in any Ring area, search your Arsenal for 1 Unique card, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
When there is not a Venue or Pay-Per-View Event in any Ring area, discard this card and then shuffle 1 card from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
F: 0     D: 0
UNF

I Bring It
Action
When played by The Rock, this card is Multi.
Discard any number of action cards from your hand, then search your Arsenal for # maneuvers (where # is equal to the number of actions discarded plus 1), reveal them, put them in your hand, and shuffle.
When this card is unsuccessfully played, look at your opponent's hand, choose 1 action card, he discards the chosen card, then shuffle this card into your Arsenal and draw 1 card.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
V5

SmackDown! Hotel
Action
Draw 1 card, look at your opponent's hand, and your next maneuver played this turn is +6D.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

Following "The Game Plan"
Action: Movie
Put up to 1 card from Ringside, up to 1 card removed from the game, and up to 1 non-unique non-reversal card from your Ring into your hand.
Draw 1 card, shuffle up to 1 card from your Ringside into your Arsenal, and your opponent discards 1 random card; when you are The Rock, double all numbers in this sentence.
F: 1     D: 1     Unique
V1

You Better "Get Smart"
Action: Movie
Choose 2 of your cards removed from the game, randomly put 1 in your hand and the other on the bottom of your Arsenal.
When you are Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or The Rock, shuffle up to 3 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
F: 2     D: 3     Unique
V1

"Faster" Than a "Fast Five" Count
Action: Movie
When this card is reversed, remove 5 cards in your opponent's Ringside from the game.
Draw 5 cards and put 5 cards from your hand on the bottom of your Arsenal.
Your next card played this turn is -5F and when it is successfully played, put up to 5 cards from your Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique
V5

Your Brush with Greatness is Over
Action
You must put 1 Maneuver card with printed 5D or greater from your Ring area into your Ringside pile, and then shuffle 5 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
Then look at the top 5 cards of your opponent's Arsenal and put them back in any order.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique
RA
   ---OR---
Your Brush with Greatness is Over - Throwback
Action
You may put 1 card from your Ring area into your Ringside pile; shuffle up to 5 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal; and then look at the top 5 cards of your opponent's Arsenal and put them back in any order.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
SS3

It Doesn't Matter What Your Name Is!
Action
Draw up to 2 cards. If your opponent has a Superstar Value of 2 or less, you may draw up to an additional 3 cards.
F: 6     D: 0     Unique     Smackdown logo
VEL, SS3

Do You Smell What The Rock is Cookin'?
Action
Draw 1 card. Your next card played this turn cannot be reversed.
F: 7     D: 0     Unique
TIN, SS3

The People's Eyebrow
Action
Put up to 2 cards from your Ringside pile into your hand and shuffle up to 2 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal.
F: 7     D: 0     Unique
PRE, SS1, SS2, SS3

Giving You "The Rundown"
Action: Movie
Search your Arsenal and Ringside for 2 The Rock-specific maneuvers, reveal them, put them in your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
When the next card played this turn was revealed by this card, it cannot be reversed from hand.
When you are The Rock, shuffle up to 3 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique
V1

Third Generation Superstar
Action / Reversal: Grapple
As an action, search your Arsenal for 1 card, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
As a reversal, this card is -10F, reverse any Grapple maneuver and end your opponent's turn.
When this card is in your Ring area, during your turn you may overturn 3 cards and discard 3 cards, put this card into your hand, and then end your turn. When the card titled Evolution is a Mystery is in your Ring area, instead overturn 1 and discard 1.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique
ARM

Get Ready ... Your Candy A%$ is Next
Action
Draw up to 2 cards. Your next card played this turn can only be reversed from your opponent's Arsenal.
F: 14     D: 0     Unique
INX
   ---OR---
Get Ready ... Your Candy A%$ is Next - Throwback
Action
Draw 1 card. Your next card played this turn can only be reversed from your opponent's Arsenal.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique
SS3

Time to Face Your "Doom"
Action: Movie
When you are Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or The Rock, your next maneuver played this turn cannot be reversed from hand.
When successfully played and you have 10 or more Movie cards in your Ring, you win the game via Pinfall Victory.
F: 30     D: 0     Unique     RMS logo
V1
« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 09:16:27 AM by CreedP »
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 07:51:42 AM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?

Is ANY version of the Rock in this game bad?? Not really....but yeah, he's another vastly underappreciated dude in Raw Deal (honestly I think we're at a point that there might be more good decks than players left so it ends up coming down to playstyle more than playing the best decks possible)


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

ummm, the ability?? The always-annoying Brahma Bull?? Well those too, but I think his key card is:

Walking the Red Carpet
Backstage Card
During each of your turns, you may discard any number of cards and your next Action: Movie card played this turn is -2F for each card discarded.
When your Movie card is unsuccessfully played, you may put it under this card.
Before your Draw Segment, you may skip your Draw Segment, overturn 1 card, and put 1 card under this card into your hand.
Unique     RMS logo
V3

SPAM those movie actions till it hurts

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

Built him plunge....it was a tad risky, one DTTAH or one Frankie Ho and the thing went to hell, but when all was right in the world it's shades/TB Full Nelson Slam/Rock Concert/Shades again/X-Treme Dive (or some other multi-follow-up card) and then just go to town from there

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

Any deck with Rock support and the Bull will do just fine in any environment.....

5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?

VERY good...probably vastly underplayed, but he's as good as any of the 12 faces of the Rock  :laugh:
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 10:01:55 AM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?

As CRASHER pointed out, he has Rock cards. He's damn good regardless of what he does.

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

Walking the Red Carpet
Backstage Card
During each of your turns, you may discard any number of cards and your next Action: Movie card played this turn is -2F for each card discarded.
When your Movie card is unsuccessfully played, you may put it under this card.
Before your Draw Segment, you may skip your Draw Segment, overturn 1 card, and put 1 card under this card into your hand.
Unique     RMS logo
V3

This little number allows him to always have key movie cards.

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

Never made him before. Maybe a good pod idea for August.

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

He has Rock cards so he's playable for sure.

5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?

Seems like a very strong deck.
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