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General Chat / Re: Gen Con 2021
« on: May 19, 2021, 06:13:57 AM »
I’m staying in the Outer Belt and will Lyft in every day.

All I can say is I’ve got a ton of cash to blow and will not be limiting myself.

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General Chat / Re: Gen Con 2021
« on: May 08, 2021, 06:57:48 PM »
Well, I do hope that at least a couple folks from here can attend so I can meet up with you.

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General Chat / Re: Gen Con 2021
« on: March 17, 2021, 07:16:21 PM »
I will be attending. I got my first vaccine, I get my second one on April 3rd, and I'll feel safe enough and with the limitations on attendance to attend.

I did get a badge for last year and rolled that over, so I know I'll be guaranteed admission.

Hope to see some of you there.

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Classic Raw Deal / Re: The 15th Annual TCO Online Raw Deal Royal Rumble
« on: January 20, 2021, 03:07:33 PM »
Kevin Owens (5 pts)
Rumble Royalty (4 pts)
Ring General (3 pts)
Reroll Counter x 3 (3 pts)

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General Chat / What Got You Through 2020?
« on: January 01, 2021, 06:15:28 PM »
So we all know 2020 was a s**tshow of massive proportions. So for those who are still here, what got you through it? I'll start the list:

1. My employer

People who know me personally know how much I praise my employer for how they treat their workers. Well, due to the pandemic, this year they went beyond. I've been working from home since March, as have most of my coworkers, and because of that, my employer is saving tons of money in facilities bills. Part of what they're doing with the savings: passing it on to us. We got our annual bonus early, then during the actual bonus week they gave another bonus, and next week we're getting yet another bonus. The help they've given in helping us adjust to our current conditions has also been phenomenal. I'm grateful for them. If GenCon happens in 2021 (still a big "if" in my opinion) and I feel safe enough to go, I've told friends that the post-con dinner won't be at Fogo de Chao. It'll be at St. Elmo's Steakhouse.


2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Seriously have passed a lot of time playing this game and developing my island. It's been a blast to play and I've enjoyed it greatly. Since real life means I'm shut in most of the time right now, AC:NH gives me an escape by letting me exist on a virtual island with neighbors to interact with. In general, my Nintendo Switch has provided me with tons of entertainment this year. AC:NH has just been first and foremost.


3. My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!

I am proud to say I am shoujo trash.

In an overall lousy year, this was a feel-good show. One half wacky isekai and harem hijinks, one half heartwarming story about a girl making the world around her a better place. And it gave us the greatest screencap ever.


(Author's Note: The lethal butt in question was a blunt-force object, not a chemical weapon)


4. The Final Fantasy TCG Community

In-person games were a no-go most of the year, but we found a way to persist. A Discord was started up and virtual games with OCTGN kept the community alive. In the process, I played against players from around the world and we talked a bunch about FFTCG and other things. Whenever this pandemic lets up, there's plans of various communities to travel and see each other. I know I definitely want to get to Frankfurt to see the community there and have some beers, since I talked beer with various German players. For that matter, I'm gonna have to bring players that travel here to The Sly Fox since I've hyped their beers a ton.


So those are the big four things for me that got me through the 2020 S**tfest. What're yours?

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General Chat / Another 365 EXP gained
« on: July 09, 2020, 05:02:39 AM »
Which means I level up again! Level 38 to be precise!

It's +1 time!

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / #SpeakingOut
« on: June 25, 2020, 03:58:28 PM »
In regards to the #SpeakingOut movement going on, rather than say anything, I'm just going to post the video Brian Zane made about it because he articulates my thoughts perfectly.

Thank you Mr. Zane for saying it better than I could ever hope to.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: Howard Finkel, 1950-2020
« on: April 16, 2020, 09:34:06 AM »
The Fink is gonna find himself steady work in his next life. I can imagine him working right now:

“Making his way to The Pearly Gates, at the age of 84.......”

And behind him Saint Peter giving a goofy smile for doing the intros.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: WWE's massive talent cuts
« on: April 16, 2020, 06:44:44 AM »
Firings are always tough, but seeing Spud's tweet: https://twitter.com/WWEMaverick/status/1250493936185102339

Man, that one got me right in the feels.

Some of these guys will definitely be bound for either AEW, MLW, or Japan, and likely to get much better work out of the deal. Rowan and Rusev both seem like surefire AEW recruits: Rowan will be another big man to add to their relatively diminutive roster (especially with his history with the leader of the Dark Order), while Rusev is another prime example of a wrestler who WWE simply refused to capitalize on even in the face of massive crowd response (how did they let Rusev Day fail?). Gallows and Anderson seem more likely to head back to Japan, though their Bullet Club history means they're probably in good graces with the Elite. I'd love to see Gotch and English reunite in MLW, and though it seems unlikely that they could reform the Vaudevillains, their chemistry could hopefully set them up for either a productive reteaming or feud.

Either way, I truly hope all of these people land on their feet and get the validation that the WWE denied them.

Considering that Simon Gotch is a member of Contra Unit, MLW’s top heel faction, I don’t think a reunion with Aiden English is in the cards. For that matter I struggle to see how English fits in MLW at all.

At first I was thinking EC3 could go to MLW and join The Dynasty, but then thought better of it. Too similar to Richard Holliday.

Of everyone released, I think Lio Rush would be a good get for MLW. Set him up as the first big challenger for Brian Pillman Jr after Little Pill wins the Middleweight Championship. Rusev could work too. I think he could be Davey Boy Smith Jr’s sparring/tag team partner and compliment DBS Jr’s grappling.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: WWE and AEW: SHUT DOWN NOW
« on: April 14, 2020, 04:06:05 PM »
I don't know thing one about AEW, but the problem for WWE: They're not living up to their end of their TV contract (ratings, etc) and are grasping at any straw possible to make sure there's no excuse to renegotiate the contract.  It's all a $$$ proposition for Vinnie Mac.  Also, Vinnie Mac = PT Barnum and once you understand that you can understand why he doesn't give a crap about Roman's condition or how many people have been exposed to the rumored positive WWE COVID-19 infections (last check was Bobby Lashley, Corey Graves, and Carmella, but I could be off on that).

Word is that it wasn’t a wrestler, and Meltzer says it isn’t Graves.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: WWE and AEW: SHUT DOWN NOW
« on: April 14, 2020, 10:22:19 AM »
WWE has been deemed an essential business. I sense some seriously bad fallout from this in the months to come.

Yeah, I saw that. Maybe it’s me, but I fail to understand how pro wrestling can be “essential”.

Actually I can, but that’ll be bringing up politics, which I absolutely will not do anymore in a public forum like this.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / WWE and AEW: SHUT DOWN NOW
« on: April 14, 2020, 06:40:17 AM »
Quite frankly this has been on my chest for some time. I know I’ve complained to other folks about it, but I’m going to say it publicly now:

WWE and AEW need to stop operating and shut down for the time being. Their actions are putting their performers at risk and flying against the whole point of the economic shutdown. One of WWE’s on-air talent (not a wrestler) recently tested positive for COVID-19. Others have been exposed to this individual and could end up sick. You also have guys like Roman Reigns, who’s immunocompromised and for whom COVID-19 could be a death sentence. WWE and AEW are being careless and reckless, and they are just risking in making the problem worse or hindering its resolution. WWE can put on archive footage for however long this lasts. AEW would need to do some work, but they could put on archival footage from the indies.

I know the argument has been made about  TV contracts. There’s a reason for force majeure clauses in contracts. Clearly the pandemic is a force majeure situation and the TV networks wouldn’t dare to challenge that. If WWE and AEW don’t have force majeure clauses, then their legal departments should be fired completely and replaced with more competent lawyers.

I don’t give a eff about being entertained in these times. I don’t give a eff that Vince McMahon  and Tony Khan are running things.I don’t give a eff about TV contracts. WWE and AEW: SHUT IT DOWN.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: Promo of the Year 2020
« on: April 09, 2020, 02:02:24 PM »
MJF is the worst kind of mark.

Que?

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Promo of the Year 2020
« on: April 08, 2020, 07:17:26 AM »
Not gonna lie, MJF scares me now.

This just gave his character a whole new facet. You can set him off, and it’s a terrible idea to do so.

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So it turns out there's a bit of a story as to Roman Reigns pulling out.

Miz showed up feeling ill at one of the SmackDown tapings. It hasn't been said whether he was showing symptoms of COVID-19, but regardless, The Usos got very upset that Miz showed up feeling ill when it's been repeatedly said "If you're not feeling well, stay home and call out of work." Roman was unaware of this initially, but then found out his cousins were upset. He then asked them what happened, got the full story from them, and at that point requested he be removed from the card.

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Virtual Raw Deal / Re: Raw Deal's 20th anniversary!!!
« on: March 03, 2020, 10:50:03 AM »
Just a general idea: we could do dinner on Thursday night and have it be open invitation for “Raw Dealers Past & Present”. We’d just need to find a place to go to for it.

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It was a fun show.

The other thing that happened was I took my Tom Lawlor t-shirt and used masking tape to spell out "SUCKS" underneath his logo. Since he turned heel (and is very effective at it), and because of the way these shows are, I held it up at various points when he was out to try and get a reaction. I got three. Lawlor saw it and looked at me with utter contempt. Team Filthy member Dominic Garrini called me an a**hole. Best compliment I received that night! And Marshall Von Erich, who's currently feuding with Lawlor, appreciated my shoddy handiwork and said it looked awesome.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / I triggered Erick Stevens last night
« on: February 02, 2020, 09:09:29 AM »
Last night I was at MLW Fightland in Philadelphia. Dilbert went with me to the show, and I brought streamers to throw into the ring for certain matches. Well, I wish I could have my first toss back.

The first match the streamers would come into play was for Davey Boy Smith Jr vs Erick Stevens. I had never thrown streamers before, so I did not know the proper form. But I thought I had a good idea. So DBS Jr comes to the ring, others throw their streamers. I toss mine, and immediately I know I screwed up because it's headed right for the back of Erick Stevens's head. Sure enough, it's a direct hit. Oops.

I don't know if Stevens knows it was me, but he then proceeded to pick up the spool Dilbert threw and wing it into the crowd near where we were sitting. That got a laugh from several people sitting nearby, and Dilbert said it would make good TV.

The rest of the night, Stevens would act triggered by streamers. He'd tear them up, toss them away in disgust, and even threaten people he saw had streamers. Including me. The folks in our section had fun taunting him by yelling out "STREAMERS!" and throwing bits of them in his direction.

I was rather embarrassed by my bad aim, and worried because I thought I might get tossed from the building. But I guess security saw there was no malicious intent because nothing came of it. Nobody came by or anything. Dilbert afterwards suggested I throw with a higher arc, and the next time, for Brian Pillman Jr's match against Jimmy Havoc, my toss was much better.

So yeah. Erick, my bad.

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I’ll take the AOP/Rollins package (9 pts), 1 DAMN! (2 pts), and four reroll counters (4 pts).

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / MLW Saturday Night SuperFight
« on: November 03, 2019, 08:17:29 AM »
Last night MLW held their first ever PPV, Saturday Night SuperFight. And WHAT a PPV it was!

If you can get a replay of this show, which can be found either on traditional PPV or Fite.TV, GET IT. The show is $20, and $20 is an absolute STEAL. This show was so good I wanted to send more money to MLW because I think they undercharged. MLW showed exactly what they are with this show, with a wide variety of matches and great action. This show is "PPV Booking 101". They even showed how to make overbooked portions enjoyable. My thoughts on this show:

-AEW and WWE should be banging down Jacob Fatu's door and trying to sign him when he becomes available. That dude is insanely talented. Jacob Fatu is what would happen if Umaga (Jacob's late uncle) and Jeff Hardy did the Fusion Dance. This is a guy that can carry a promotion's top belt as a lightning-quick, hard hitting monster heel. That and he's actually pretty good talking as well.

-Jordan Oliver and Brian Pillman Jr are both young and still growing, but their potential is limitless. Jordan Oliver could use some more meat on his bones, and Pillman needs to polish up his ring skills a bit more, but I think both could be highly sought after. Jordan Oliver has the potential to draw MJF levels of heel heat. It's so easy to hate the guy and want to punch him in the face. As for Pillman, he manages to both call back to his late father while standing out on his own.

-The Von Erich family has, against all odds, managed to continue their legacy in this generation. Marshall and Ross Von Erich, the sons of Kevin, have taken the Von Erich style and brought it into the 21st century. They have echoes of their dad and late uncles, but they stand out on their own, mixing in high-flying and Stone Cold Steve Austin brawling into the signature Von Erich style.

-Mance Warner is one crazy motherf***er. The things that guy is willing to do to his body makes his nickname "The Southern Psycho" fitting. He's the blue-collaredness of Stone Cold Steve Austin, the psychosis of Jon Moxley, and the charisma of Dusty Rhodes all wrapped into one.

-Timothy Thatcher is WALTER, only American. His grappling and mat wrestling are superb and keep you engaged throughout the bout. The dude wouldn't look out of place wrestling in the NWA in the 50s. Mat-based technical wrestling can work in engaging a modern crowd, and he shows you how it's done.

-Finally, Alex Hammerstone is a power wrestler that other feds should also be keeping an eye on. He's solid in the ring, and he's equal parts Triple H and Chris Jericho, in that he's egotistical beyond all belief while at the same time entertaining and hilarious as a comically serious meathead. He causes you to shift between moods but not feel awkward when it happens.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / What a time to be a wrestling fan
« on: October 16, 2019, 04:01:42 AM »
The Billy Corgan-led NWA now has a weekly YouTube show called NWA Powerrr. That show is a trip: it's old school done by the new school. It's done in a retraux style, with the studio looking like it did in 1984, a live studio audience, and just a general throwback vibe.

Last night's episode featured some debuts. Among them:

-Trevor Murdoch (!)
-Ken Anderson (!!)
-Aron Stevens (!!!)

The thing that sticks out about this show: the promos. Everyone's buzzing about Chris Jericho's masterclass promo last week on AEW Dynamite. I'd argue that NWA Powerrr is a show that demonstrates EXACTLY how to do a promo. Every promo that's given draws me in and keeps me hooked.

You can check out NWA Powerrr on the NWA YouTube channel. Tune in and I guarantee you'll be................. ...........FALLIN' INTO THE FIRE.

DISCLAIMER: Tony Falk's House of Waffles and Tire Irons is not real. Austin Idol's Universal Wrestling College however ABSOLUTELY is real.

MLW on Mondays, NWA on Tuesdays, AEW on Wednesdays......... ....what's a WWE?

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Rules Forum / Re: Intensity of ten cities and no more shenanigans
« on: September 01, 2019, 02:10:12 PM »
The answer to the original question is - maybe.

Assuming the opponent is willing to overturn the 1 card, what NMS does is prevent I10C from going to the bottom of the Arsenal as the activation cost and instead removes it from the game.  But the activation is still pending, so whether or not The Home Team gets to shuffle 10 in that situation depends on whether the opponent reverses the Activated Card Effect.  If they do not, then you shuffle 10, but if they do, then you don't.

I figured I was missing something. It’s been too long since I last played Raw Deal and I was using FFTCG logic, which is not quite Raw Deal logic.

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Rules Forum / Re: Intensity of ten cities and no more shenanigans
« on: August 31, 2019, 06:40:14 PM »
Based on what No More Shenanigans says, I would assume that using it to remove The Intensity of Ten Cities cancels the effect since No More Shenanigans removes it from the game “instead”. Maybe I’m wrong, but that sounds like No More Shenanigans’ interaction with The Intensity of Ten Cities replaces the effect.

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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.

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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.

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