Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Queensryche

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8
1
Virtual Raw Deal / Re: Introducing Virtual 10: Breaking Ground
« on: August 03, 2019, 06:41:00 PM »
I can give an update of sorts:

Scott Mackie (CRASHER) is your 2019 Raw Deal World Champion! He beat Brian Paolercio (BigPimpin) in the finals to claim the championship.

2
I think swapping cards out of your tournament deck to play side games is idiotic, just use proxies in side games!

That said, it was dumb but probably accidental, and it's very possible his deck was legal when he started.  A single loss seems the right call IMO.

CREED

There's a very weird taboo against proxies in FFTCG. Players like building multiple decks that share cards, and players will sleeve their cards with the exact same sleeves so that all you need to do is take the shared cards out of one deck and put them into another. Even though nobody says anything, there's a silent understanding that proxies are a no-go. One store I go to actually does proxy-legal tournaments just to help new players get into the game, but even there players don't use proxies.

I can't explain it, and it doesn't make sense, but that's the way it is.

3
Last week I was at the Lightning Crystal Cup in Midlothian, VA for the Final Fantasy TCG. The Crystal Cups are the game's major events: the winner qualifies for the World Championship, while 2nd through 4th qualify for the North American National Championship. During the event there was an incident which caused a lot of controversy and is still being talked about and causing a lot of controversy among the community.

The incident was as follows: in the sixth round of Swiss (out of seven rounds), a player called a judge to inform them that his deck was illegal. The deck had five copies of a particular card in it, and only three copies of any card are allowed. The player's decklist had listed a legal deck. After some discussion and consultation with Hobby Japan (the publishers of FFTCG and the ones responsible for events), the decision was made to give the player a game loss for an illegal deck and allow them to correct the deck so that it matched the deck list. Because Swiss is best-of-one, this was essentially a match loss. After the player corrected his deck, he was permitted to continue playing in the tournament.

This is causing controversy because many in the community thought that it should've been a tournament disqualification and also speculated that the player in question was actively cheating. It caused an uproar which is still continuing, and I felt like this would be a good place to ask you guys about it.

The arguments for ruling the player cheated and thus a DQ are as follows:

-The player was 5-0 when he reported his illegal deck, and thus guaranteed to make the Top 32 cut
-Having four of the same card in a deck is an easy mistake to make. Five of the same card, not so much
-It'd be hard to not notice you're running more than three copies of a card that late
-The card in question allows someone to search for a Scion of the Seventh Dawn Forward, which is very helpful for the deck he was playing
-The card in question is also a starter-exclusive card, and the majority of players who play the game don't own more than three of any starter-exclusive card


On the other side, the arguments that a game loss was appropriate and that there wasn't any cheating are as follows:

-The player called the judge on himself
-The player's reaction was of embarrassment. Witnesses say the guy was mortified when he discovered the error and on the verge of tears when he called the judge.
-Per several witnesses, prior to the tournament, the player had been playing some friendly games and had been swapping cards between two decks. One of the decks was his tournament deck.
-Given how the player's deck is built to win fast, it's entirely plausible that he could've gone that long without noticing the error
-On the flipside of the card he had being useful, the player had omitted two copies of a card which were also useful and thus unknowingly handicapped himself


I later learned from one of the judges that this was contentious even among the officials there. Richie Brady, the game's North American manager, wanted to immediately disqualify the player, but the judges argued that their investigation gave them no reason to believe that the error was intentional and that per tournament guidelines, a DQ is only to be handed out for cheating, which requires intent. This led to both parties agreeing to contact Hobby Japan, who made the ruling to give the player a game loss but allow him to correct his deck and continue. After the tournament, Hobby Japan and Kageyama-san (the game's creator) issued a statement, saying that they will be revising the tournament rules. They intend to come up with new guidelines and also rethink what penalties are issued, with the statement saying that new penalties may be formulated as well.

Me personally, I'm on the side of the argument that a game loss was the correct call. Based on what we know, there's no indication the player intentionally made that error. The player's reaction also tells me it was a mistake on his part and not an attempt to deceive. In my own personal experience, I've made a similar mistake. I once played a deck with four copies of a card and didn't realize it until near the end of the weekly tournament I was playing in, when I realized my error in the middle of a game. I reported that myself and conceded to my opponent. The arguments of the pro-DQ side are based on speculation and hearsay, and you can't base a DQ off of that. You don't need irrefutable proof to issue a DQ, but you do need reasonable suspicion that a player knowingly performed an illegal act. Since the investigation did not turn up anything which would lead to a reasonable suspicion, then you can't assume it was intentional and thus DQ them.

What are your guys' thoughts on this?

4
General Chat / Re: Level 37 Achieved!
« on: July 09, 2019, 06:00:45 PM »
Good job getting that next level. Figure out what stat increases you want before next game!  :laugh:

I'm 37 (I'm not old!). Gotta put it in Con at this point. I could use more bonuses to save against injury, since I herniated a disc in my back early this year while shoveling my parents' driveway.

5
General Chat / Level 37 Achieved!
« on: July 09, 2019, 12:34:58 PM »
Yep, it's happened again. 365 more EXP means another level of experience!

+1's are to be had!

7
Supershow / Re: SRG spotted at MLW Fury Road!
« on: June 08, 2019, 06:44:10 PM »
Watching MLW Fusion this week. Sami Callihan was on-camera wearing an SRG baseball cap!

You guys are getting your names out there!

8
Supershow / SRG spotted at MLW Fury Road!
« on: June 01, 2019, 06:50:37 PM »
I am watching MLW Fury Road live on beIN Sports right now, and I saw something that caught my eye: an attendee wearing an SRG hoodie! I wasn’t sure that was what the logo was, but a second look confirmed it.

SRG folks: do any of you know who that was, and are they on TCO? And most importantly: does this mean anything for Supershow?

9
Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: Major League Wrestling (MLW)
« on: March 19, 2019, 04:59:42 AM »
I'm back here because last Saturday's show had a match which featured some real old-school heel work, along with a spot never seen before and said heel work almost causing a riot. Jim Cornette's commentary also sells what's happening perfectly.

Watch as order breaks down and Ciampa-level heat ensues.

10
Fantasy Cards / Re: MLW Fighters
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:01:33 AM »
Part of Ace’s gimmick revolves around being a gambler. Poker in particular but gambling in general as well. And as you know, Triple 7 is the slot reel combo famous for being the jackpot spin. Also 7 being a lucky number in general. Hence why if he plays something that’s F:7 or D:7, he gets cards.

If it were me, I'd move toward invoking the triple-7 and give him a card that lets him flip 3 7F/7D cards in his Ring face-down to draw 5. Drawing 3 off of 7F/7D cards makes me kinda leery, 'cause there are some DAMN good 7F actions and reversals out there. Drawing 3 for landing That's Balanced is pretty scary.

It was absolutely not my intent to include Reversals, so thank you for pointing it out. After your feedback, I decided to keep the draw three clause, but I've restricted it solely to F:7 or D:7 Maneuvers.

11
Fantasy Cards / Re: MLW Fighters
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:41:22 PM »
I have made some modifications to Ace Austin:

-Changed "Is This Your Card?" to be Mid-Match
-Per Creed's suggestion and with input from Dilbert, added the Arsenal limitation and additional ability.

12
General Chat / A simple request
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:42:12 AM »

13
Fantasy Cards / Re: MLW Fighters
« on: March 13, 2019, 03:23:47 AM »
Why does Ace Austin care about 7s? I'd expect him to like aces (1F/1D), not 7s. Is there a shoutout that I'm missing because I haven't watched a ton of MLW?

Part of Ace’s gimmick revolves around being a gambler. Poker in particular but gambling in general as well. And as you know, Triple 7 is the slot reel combo famous for being the jackpot spin. Also 7 being a lucky number in general. Hence why if he plays something that’s F:7 or D:7, he gets cards.

14
Fantasy Cards / Re: MLW Fighters
« on: March 12, 2019, 07:24:44 PM »
I haven't seen any of MLW, but I love the concept of the character and your execution here.  Maybe his Arsenal should only have 52 cards?  Hahaha

CREED

Thank you Creed!

I had figured out the first part of his Fighter Ability, and the second part just came to me out of the blue as "That'd be cool and it fits!" Everything else fell into place pretty quickly, like the card effects on his maneuvers, the Aces High reversal, and the like. "Is This Your Card?" got an assist from Dilbert when he suggested the card do that. It's based on one of his signature taunts when he's wrestling, when he flicks his hand, shows his opponent an Ace of Spades playing card, and then pummels them.

I was impressed by Austin's match against DJZ this past Saturday, and looked up some highlights, and not only was I impressed, but I began getting a bunch of ideas for a set for him.

Any further feedback from anyone else would be appreciated.

15
Fantasy Cards / Re: MLW Fighters
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:22:26 PM »
Ace Austin
HS: 7
SSV: 0
MLW Fighter Ability: Your Arsenal may contain only 52 cards. At the beginning of your turn, if you have 21 or less cards in your Arsenal, put one card from your Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal.
Whenever you successfully play a Maneuver with the word "Kick" or "Enzugiri" in the title, if the next card you play is a non-Unique High Risk Maneuver, you may ignore the "Can only be played after" text.
Whenever you successfully play a non-Unique F:7 or D:7 Maneuver, draw three cards.

The Ace of Spades
Pre-Match Event
Cannot be blanked. This card does not take up a slot in your Pre-Match.
Your Starting Hand Size is +1
Each turn, you may skip your Draw Segment. If you do, you may search your Arsenal for one Maneuver with the word "Kick" or "Enzugiri" in the title, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal. If you have three or more Maneuvers in your Ring of either F:7 or D:7, you may search without skipping your Draw Segment.
Unique

Pro Wrestling's Prince of Parkour
Mid-Match Action/Reversal: Special
As an Action, search your Arsenal for one non-Unique High Risk Maneuver of 15D or less, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal. If it is the next card played this turn, you may ignore the "Can only be played after" text and it is to be considered F:7 for your Fighter Ability.
As a Reversal, reverse any Set-Up, any Maneuver played after a Set-Up or any Maneuver played as a Counter. If the first card played on your next turn is a High Risk Maneuver, you may ignore the "Can only be played after" text.
15F
0D
Unique

The Flop
High Risk
Can only be played after a successfully played Maneuver. Shuffle three cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
7F
8D
Unique

The Turn
Strike + High Risk/Reversal: Special
As a Maneuver, can only be played after a successfully played Maneuver or as a Counter. You may take up to four cards in your hand, put them on the bottom of your Arsenal, and draw that may cards.
As a Reversal, reverse any Strike or any High Risk of D:10 or less.
7F
10D
Multi
Unique
SV1

The River
Grapple + High Risk
As a Maneuver, can only be played after a successfully played 5D or greater Maneuver or any Action. -5F to the next Maneuver you play this turn.
15F
10D
Multi
Unique
SV2

Aces High
Reversal: Special
Reverse any Activated Card Effect. Draw one card, shuffle one card from your Ringside into your Arsenal, and your opponent discards one card and overturns one card.
0F
0D
Unique

Is This Your Card?
Mid-Match Action + Action
Choose one non-Backlash, non-Reversal card in your opponent's Ring. This card gains that card's text, traits, and Damage. If this card is successfully played, after it resolves, remove it and the card chosen from the game.
30F
0D
Multi
Unique

The Fold
Trademark Finisher + High Risk/Reversal: Special
As a Maneuver, can only be played after a successfully played 5D or greater Maneuver or as a Counter. Your opponent discards 5 cards.
As a Reversal, reverse any Strike or High Risk.
30F
25D
Multi
Unique
SV3

Coming soon: Mance Warner

16
Fantasy Cards / MLW Fighters
« on: March 11, 2019, 06:56:52 PM »
"Filthy" Tom Lawlor
HS: 7
SSV: 2
MLW Fighter Ability: Whenever you successfully play a Strike Maneuver, draw one card. Whenever you successfully play a Grapple Maneuver, you may search your Arsenal for one Submission Maneuver, reveal it to your opponent, add it to your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal. Whenever you successfully play a Submission Maneuver, you may shuffle one card in your Ringside into your Arsenal. When you have a Strike, Grapple, and Submission in your Ring, draw an additional card during your Draw Step.

Filthy Tom's Mouthguard
Backstage Area
Your opponent's Strike Maneuvers are -2D. If you play a Reversal to a Multi Strike, replace the word "Reverse" with the words "Completely reverse".
During your opponent's turn, after he successfully plays a Maneuver with the word "punch" in the title, you may hide this card. If it has the Restricted Modification Symbol, ignore it. Blank its text and Damage and end your opponent's turn.
Unique

The Ace of Major League Wrestling
Pre-Match Event
Cannot be blanked.
At the end of the Pre-Match Phase, you may reveal up to one non-Multi Strike Maneuver, one non-Multi Grapple Maneuver, and one non-Multi Submission Maneuver from your hand and place them on the bottom of your Arsenal. Search your Arsenal for one of each Maneuver type revealed, show them to your opponent, put them into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal. If you revealed three cards with this card's effect, you may also search for one Reversal and one Action, reveal them, and put them into your hand.
Unique

No-Ropes No Holds Barred Match
Pre-Match Stipulation
Cannot be blanked and does not take up a Pre-Match Slot in your Ring
All players' Starting Hand Sizes are +1
All Submission Maneuvers are +1D, do not have the Heel trait, and cannot be reversed from Arsenal
No player may play the cards titled "Irish Whip" or "Throw Into The Corner Turnbuckle"
Replace the "Can only be played after" text on all non-Multi High Risk Maneuvers with "Can only be played after a successfully played Maneuver". Reduce the Damage of all non-Multi High Risk Maneuvers by #, where # is equal to half that Maneuver's Damage, rounded up.
Universally Unique

Filthy Ankle Lock
Submission/Reversal: Special
As a Maneuver, -6F, and when successfully played, your opponent discards two cards.
As a Reversal, reverse any Maneuver with the word "Kick" in the title.
10F
8D
Unique

Filthy Flurry
Strike + Strike
If this card is the first non-Pre-Match, non-reversal card of the game you play, can only be reversed from Arsenal.
0F
6D
Unique
Multi
SV1

Standing On The Shoulders of Giants
Mid-Match Action/Reversal: Special
As an Action, can only be played after a successfully played Maneuver. Shuffle # cards from your Ringside into your Ring, where # is equal to the number of Maneuvers in your Ring. If you have a Strike, Grapple, and Submission in your Ring, shuffle an additional 10 cards from your Ringside into your Ring.
As a Reversal, completely reverse any non-Superstar Specific Maneuver.
15F
0D
Unique

Filthy Counter
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Unique Maneuver of 10D or less. Overturn three cards.
0F
3D
Unique

Filthy Rear-Naked Choke
Trademark Finisher/Reversal: Special
As a Maneuver, -1F for each Maneuver in your Ring. If you have a Strike, Grapple, and Submission in your Ring, this card is an additional -5F. The card titled Maintain Hold may be played after this card as if it were a Submission Maneuver.
As a Reversal, reverse any Submission or any Maneuver with the words "Maintain Hold" in the text.
35F
20D
Unique
SV3

Coming soon: Ace Austin

17
Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: Major League Wrestling (MLW)
« on: March 02, 2019, 10:18:59 AM »
Just wanted to update: Ol' Mancer made his MLW TV debut last week, and it ended up drawing a lot of attention and buzz. His pre-match promo and then his match against Jimmy Yuta got people talking about his massive potential.

18
Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: Major League Wrestling (MLW)
« on: February 22, 2019, 02:41:32 PM »
Mancer is also damn good.

Fully agreed. What really strikes me about Ol’ Mancer is his promo ability. He’s only been wrestling for three years but cuts an awesome promo.

On another note, MLW now has a new timeslot. 9 PM Saturday on beIN, with it going up on YouTube at 12 PM Sunday. beIN wants to do more live shows, and Saturday is their typical show day. Plus, it’s been getting dynamite ratings for beIN, and giving them that timeslot will help.



Worth noting Mancer was trained by the same trainer as Ruby Riott. The legendary King of Indiana Billy Roc! Both of which were trained in my home town of Lafayette, Indiana. The school name is The School of Roc.

If only I could tell the stories of Mancer and Jock Samson (#DukeMoney) on here; but neither the police nor the moderators of this site would allow me to.
Let's just say if Mancer is in town and you want to have a good time, find him after the show (usually at the bar) and don't plan to sleep until after the sun rises.

He's good people.

Part of why I said Ol’ Mancer was a great promo was because of the fact that when he says something, you believe him. His promo after winning the CZW World Heavyweight Championship, he talked about “hittin’ the pay windah and drinkin’ beers in the parkin’ lot with these people.” It struck me immediately as “He probably actually does do that.” Based on what you just said, I now have confirmation he almost certainly does do that.

By the way, the next MLW show, Intimidation Games in Chicago on March 2nd has Ol’ Mancer going up against LA Park in a death match. I think that might just be one of the noght’s best matches.

Here’s the full card so far:
-“Filthy” Tom Lawlor (c) vs. Low Ki in a cage match for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship
-The Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart & Davey Boy Smith Jr) (c) vs. Maxwell J. Friedman & Richard Holliday for the MLW Tag Team Championship
-Mance Warner vs. LA Park
-Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr & Ray Fenix) vs. Taurus & Laredo Kid
-Brian Pillman Jr vs. Alex Hammerstone
-DJZ vs. Ace Austin in a Battle Riot Qualifier
-Hijo de LA Park vs. Puma King
-Gringo Loco vs. Myron Reed

19
Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: Major League Wrestling (MLW)
« on: February 21, 2019, 02:37:15 PM »
Mancer is also damn good.

Fully agreed. What really strikes me about Ol’ Mancer is his promo ability. He’s only been wrestling for three years but cuts an awesome promo.

On another note, MLW now has a new timeslot. 9 PM Saturday on beIN, with it going up on YouTube at 12 PM Sunday. beIN wants to do more live shows, and Saturday is their typical show day. Plus, it’s been getting dynamite ratings for beIN, and giving them that timeslot will help.

20
Fantasy Cards / Re: Tye Dillinger
« on: February 20, 2019, 03:53:54 PM »
He needs a Reversal called “The Dillinger Escape Plan”.

21
Incineroar
Hand Size: 9
Superstar Value: 1
Superstar Ability: When you play a Maneuver with the words "clothesline" or "lariat" in the title, you may discard three cards. If you do, if it is not Multi, it is considered to be Multi and High Risk. You may pack the card titled No-Sell Maneuver.

Hammerspace Ring Ropes
Backstage Area
Your cards titled "Back Body Drop" "Classic Back Body Drop", or with "clothesline" or "lariat" in the title, when played from hand, are all considered to have been played after the card titled "Irish Whip".
Whenever a maneuver titled "Back Body Drop", "Classic Back Body Drop", or with "clothesline" or "lariat" in the title is unsuccessful, you may place that maneuver under this card. During your Draw Segment, instead of drawing a card, you may place one card under this card into your hand.
Unique

Fiery Revenge
Reversal: Special
Can only be played after a successfully played Maneuver. Blank that Maneuver's text and damage, overturn 5 cards, and end your opponent's turn. During your next turn, if your first card played is an Incineroar-specific non-Trademark Finisher Maneuver, it is +5D, Multi, and considered to be a Trademark Finisher.
5F
0F
Unique

Burning Wizard Kick
Strike
Can only be played after a successfully played Maneuver or as a Counter. If played as a Counter, if you ended your opponent's previous turn by reversing their Maneuver with the card titled "No Sell Maneuver", can only be reversed by cards of D:6 or greater.
8F
9D
Unique
SV1

Darkness Lariat
Strike + Strike
Cannot be modified with Incineroar's Superstar Ability. Cannot be reversed by cards with "completely reverse" in the text. After damage has been applied, if this card has not been reversed, you may choose to discard any number of cards in your hand. For each card discarded, your opponent overturns two cards.
15F
10D
Unique
SV2

The Pokemon You Love To Hate
Pre-Match Event
Can be played during any Pre-Match Phase. This card's text may not be blanked and does not take a slot in your Pre-Match capacity. Once during each of your turns, you may discard one card to search your Arsenal for one Heel or Fan Favorite Action, reveal it to your opponent, put it in your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal. Whenever you successfully play a Heel or Fan Favorite Action, you may shuffle one card from your Ringside into your Ring, draw one card, and you are considered to have played no cards this turn for your opponent's cards and effects.
Unique
Permanent

Flying Cross Chop
Strike + High Risk/Reversal: Special
As a Maneuver, can only be played as a Counter or after the card titled From The Top Rope. As a Reversal, completely reverse any High Risk Maneuver.
12F
18D
Unique
SV2

Burning Pro Wrestling Spirit
Mid-Match Action
Shuffle nine cards from your Ringside into your Ring, and then draw # cards, where # is equal to the number of cards in your Ring titled "Back Body Drop" or "Classic Back Body Drop". If the card titled "Fiery Revenge" is in your Ring or Ringside, you may put it into your hand.
18F
0D
Unique
RMS

Max Malicious Moonsault
Trademark Finisher + High Risk/Action
As a Maneuver, can only be played as a Counter or after a successfully played maneuver. Can only be reversed from hand. As an Action -35F and -30D. Shuffle this card and one card in your Ringside into your Ring, then draw 1 card. If you have more Fortitude than your opponent, draw three cards.
35F
30D
SV3
Unique

22
Supershow / Re: UpUpDownDown
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:28:54 AM »
Thank you. Update. Breezus joint the Supershow under the Prince of Fashion moniker, he cut a dope promo announcing it and also plunged out latest Kickstarter. He played a live stream with Dillinger too on the sweetz. They botched some rules but it was awesome to watch.

Got a link to said Kickstarter?

23
Thank you Creed! It’s now $27 over the line with three days to go.

Anyone else here who may have contributed, thank you!

24
An update:

Bunny Stasis is only $139 away from meeting its goal. There’s four days left. If you can, please help get it fully funded and over the line. Irv Diaz is seriously an awesome guy and I want to see him make it.

25
Sports Discussion / 2019 Baseball HOF Inductees Announced
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:29:33 PM »
History has been made and a strong class for the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame has been announced. Our inductees are:

Edgar Martinez - The first full-time DH to make the Hall. His election has set a precedent, because now full-time DHs will be seen as warranting election. He put up some amazing numbers, and the award given to the best DH each year bears his name.

Mike Mussina - Put up excellent numbers and overall excelled at pitching. He was initially hurt by the fact that he didn't win a Cy Young, along with the fact that he got lost in the shuffle due to pitching the same time as guys like Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. But after some time, voters realized he was worthy.

Roy Halladay - Won two Cy Youngs, one in the AL and one in the NL, pitched the 20th perfect game in baseball history, became only the second pitcher to spin a postseason no-hitter, and overall was outstanding. The years he had with the Phillies will always be in my memories.

Mariano Rivera - The greatest closer of all-time, no doubts about it. Not much needs to be said. Also made history by being the first unanimously elected player. I compare that to something like a 16-seed beating a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament: I thought it would never happen. Now both have in one year.


Anyone else have thoughts about this year's class?

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8