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Superstar Spotlight: Arn Anderson
« on: December 27, 2017, 01:46:17 AM »
Alright, here it is the return of Superstar Spotlight! Just for a refresher, if you are curious about ANY superstar send me a message and I'll spotlight your request. This will include Revolution superstars as well. I will also allow for previously done superstars to be revisited as well. This game changes with every set, so I have no issue with repeated superstars. That being said here is our next superstar.


Please keep those requests coming. Today's is another 'request' in Arn Anderson!!!!!



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?


Arn Anderson
Starting Hand Size: 4     Superstar Value: 4
WCW Legend Ability: Your maneuvers with 'buster', 'breaker', and 'knee'  in the title are WCW, -4F and +4D.
You may play hybrid reversals as if they are D:0 and/or non-hybrid; when you do and that reversal is not Superstar-specific, it deals a maximum of 4D.
You can pack Brain Busters cards without 'spike' in the title (they are now WCW cards instead).
V8

Double A
Backstage Card
Your first WCW maneuver played each turn cannot be reversed from Backlash.
During your turn, you may put Outsmarting the Competition from your Backlash or Ringside into your Ring; that card is Permanent, cannot be blanked, and when Activated, it cannot be reversed.
During any player's turn when you successfully play a WCW card, you may either shuffle up to 2 cards or 4 non-reversal cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
Unique     RMS logo     WCW logo
V8

Once a Horseman, Always a Horseman
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
At the end of the Pre-match phase, draw 4 cards and when you are not The Brain Busters, put 4 cards from your hand on the bottom of your Arsenal.
When you are Ric Flair, Revolution Ric Flair, or The Four Horsemen, ignore the 'Cannot be played...' text on To Be the Man, You've Got to Beat the Man!, and when you are The Four Horsemen, that card cannot be reversed.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
V1

Tear You Down Like a Minnesota Wrecking Crew
Pre-match Event
Cannot be packed when packing Corners. Cannot be blanked.
When you are The Brain Busters, your The Four Horsemen-specific cards do not take up a Pre-match slot in your Ring.
Your opponent's Pre-match cards with "look at his hand" in the text are blank.
ACE: Once during each of your turns (when you are The Brain Busters, once during any player's turn), you may discard any number of Backlash cards to make your next card played -4F for each card put in the Ringside this turn with this effect.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
V1

The Enforcer
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
Your Pre-match Capacity is +2.
When this card is in your Ring: your cards with 'legendary' in the title are -4F and ignore the 'Can only be played...' text; your Classic DDT is now a Trademark Finisher; and replace the 'Brain Busters' text on your Once a Horseman, Always a Horseman and Arsenal cards with 'Arn Anderson'.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     WCW logo
V8

Outsmarting the Competition
Mid-match Action
ACE:  Once during each of your turns, you may have your opponent reveal 2 random cards in his hand, and then either choose 1 card from your hand, shuffle it into your Arsenal, and draw 1 card; or choose 1 of the revealed cards, and he shuffles that card into his Arsenal and draws 1 card.
When this card is in your Ringside, you may discard 3 cards to put it into your Backlash.
F: 15     D: 0     Unique
V3

Adversity Introduces a Man to Himself
Mid-match Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Trademark Finisher maneuver, draw up to 4 cards, and put the same number of cards from hand on the bottom of your Arsenal.
When this card is in your Ring, your opponent's printed F: 4+ maneuvers are +4F, his Volley cards are Volley: -4, discard 1 less card to play reversals to his Chain cards, and he must have 4 additional Heat cards in his Ringside to play Heat cards from Ringside.
During his turn when this card is in your Ring, he may remove 4 cards in his hand from the game and then you put this card into your Ringside.
F: 4     D: 4     Unique     WCW logo
V8

Arn's Gourdbuster
Grapple
When played, you may choose to make this card +3D; if you do not, it cannot be reversed by A Revolution of the Mind.
When successfully played, you may discard 3 cards; if you do, then shuffle 1 card from your Ringside into your Arsenal and put 1 Backlash card from your Ringside into your Backlash.
F: 0     D: 5     SV: 1     Unique
V1

Double-A Spinebuster
Grapple / Reversal: Special
When you are The Brain Busters, this card is Multi and can only be reversed by 2 D: 0 reversals.
As a reversal, when played from hand reverse any non-Unique Grapple maneuver; when you are The Brain Busters, you may instead reverse any Grapple or Submission maneuver and your opponent discards 2 cards.
F: 8     D: 6     SV: 2     Unique
V3
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Double-A Spinebuster - Throwback
Trademark Finisher / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is -10F and when played as a Counter, this card is Multi and can only be reversed by 2 D: 0 reversals.
As a reversal, when played from hand reverse any non-Unique Grapple; when you are Arn Anderson, you may instead reverse any Strike, Grapple or Submission and your opponent discards 2 random cards.
F: 40     D: 20     SV: 3     Unique     WCW logo
V8

Hung Out To Dry, Horsemen Style
Grapple / Reversal: Special
As a reversal, reverse any non-Superstar-specific non-maneuver card.
When successfully played, put up to 1 Backlash card from your Ringside into your Backlash.
F: 8     D: 12     SV: 1     Unique
V1

Arn's Abdominal Stretch
Submission + Submission / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is -8F and cannot be reversed from Backlash.
As a reversal, this card is -4D, reverse any Strike or Grapple and your opponent discards 1 card.
When successfully played, put up to 1 Backlash card from your Ringside into your Backlash.
F: 12     D: 8     SV: 1     Unique     Multi
V1

Superior Brain Power
Reversal: Special
Before playing this card, your opponent’s played maneuver is blanked.
Reverse any non-unique maneuver, draw up to 2 cards and shuffle up to 2 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
F: 15     D: 0     Unique
V1

Legendary Ring Smarts
Action
Your opponent reveals his hand, choose up to 2 cards, he puts the chosen cards on the bottom of his Arsenal and draws 1 card.  When he is a Tag Team or Stable, you may choose 1 additional card.
Draw up to 2 cards.
F: 4     D: 0     Unique     WWF Classic logo
V4
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Arn Anderson
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 07:32:05 AM »
Arn is a fantastic deck but:

Double A
Backstage Card
Your first WCW maneuver played each turn cannot be reversed from Backlash.
During your turn, you may put Outsmarting the Competition from your Backlash or Ringside into your Ring; that card is Permanent, cannot be blanked, and when Activated, it cannot be reversed.
During any player's turn when you successfully play a WCW card, you may either shuffle up to 2 cards or 4 non-reversal cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
Unique     RMS logo     WCW logo
V8

Outsmarting the Competition
Mid-match Action
ACE:  Once during each of your turns, you may have your opponent reveal 2 random cards in his hand, and then either choose 1 card from your hand, shuffle it into your Arsenal, and draw 1 card; or choose 1 of the revealed cards, and he shuffles that card into his Arsenal and draws 1 card.
When this card is in your Ringside, you may discard 3 cards to put it into your Backlash.
F: 15     D: 0     Unique
V3

Is in my personal opinion too good of a combo. I hate cards getting changed/watered down but making the ACE irreversible is rough. Reminds me when X-Pac's Syxx Ways from Sunday card made the ACE of Outsider Distraction irreversible.
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Arn Anderson
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 07:18:59 PM »
Nope outsmarting does nth much but let u shuffle back cards like divine, out of nowhere, one!. Since is random pick on opp hand, using in on yr opp is actually very lame & pointless most of the time. As for the double a, i think u mean when combo with drawing a blank, again honestly not always can get fort even with the protection lols