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I had the chance to speak with Mike Foley for the Backlash podcast and gives us a special reveal of something he's been working on that in the early stages.

Trumped UpDeal is using a slightly modified Raw Deal engine to pit political figures up against each other. Is this something you would be interested trying out? Give the page a look and show your support if you would like to play this game.

General Discussion: Raw Deal / Alternate art contest giveaway
« on: September 25, 2018, 07:23:00 AM »
To celebrate one year of the Backlash Podcast we’ve giving away some alternate art cards.
We want to see your collected of the card Backlash, and how high you can stack a free standing pile of cards. Visit for more information and to enter.

Tournament Announcements / Barrie, Ontario VC Store Championship
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:11:23 PM »
$7 entry.
Store credit, alternate arts and signed cards for prizing.

This Saturday August 18.
12:00 Noon start time.

OMG Games
130 Bellfarm Rd
Barrie, Ontario
(705) 721-4263

Be sure to check out for weekly alternate art cards, Revolution articles and more!

Entire event will be live streamed on the Backlash Podcast Facebook page.

Tournament Announcements / 2019 North American Championship
« on: August 04, 2018, 11:55:37 AM »
Saturday May 25, 2019

OMG Games!
130 Bellfarm Rd
Barrie, Ontario
(705) 721-4263

Stay tuned, more details to come.

Deck Reviews - Virtual / New Nexus
« on: June 24, 2018, 10:02:47 PM »
New Nexus

Backstage Area
Tenth Anniversary
Raw Deal 5th Anniversary
Backstage Signature
Backstage Signing Appearence
The Nexus Armband
The Numbers Game
Initiation into New Nexus
All Shenanigans


Dubuque, Iowa *
Tech in a Bottle *
Handicap Match *
Summer Slam
Old School Wrestling Match
Old School Cage Match
For the Love of the Game x2
Ruthless Aggression
Mouths Writing Checks Bodies Can't Cash
Making Your Escape
Special Guest Referee


Reinforcements from Harris & McGillcutty *
Your Reach Exceeds Your Grasp *
Shoot Counter *
The King Interferes *
Turning Everything Upside Down
Restricted Use in This Area *
Unscrupulus S.O.B. *
Overrated Superstar
Ready to Fight x3
Flurry of Finishers

Choke Hold TB x2
Shoot Russian Leg Sweep x3
Blindside Drop Toe Hold x3
Blindisde Tornado Strike x3
Atomic Lariat x3
Dynamic Finisher
Punk's Springboard Lariat
Punk's Shoot Roundhouse Kick
The Perfect Neck Snap
Anaconda Vise
A-List Spinebuster
Mason Ryan's Sit-out Slam

Kristal: Broadcast Beauty x2
An Army Tank With a Ferrari Engine
My Addiction is Wrestling

Leg Drag TB x2
Nerve Hold x2
Volley This x3
Don't Try This at Home x2
Don't Be a Douchebag
Out of Nowhere
Two-Time! Two-Time!
Backhand Slap
Dropping a Pipe Bomb

A Revolution of the Mind x3
Get the F Out x3
Elbow to the Face x2
Manager Interferes x3
It's Great to be Back Here In...
Divine Intervention
Carlito Says, "That's Not Cool!"
You Missed Your Chance
Unintended CONsequences
The Muscle of New Nexus
You're Either Nexus or You're Against Us
McGillicutty Interferes

(*) Are for Backlash decks cards I keep after the effects of Initation into New Nexus.
Tech in a Bottle searches for Choke Hold that they cannot respond to thanks to Initation.
Usually I'll play Handicap match and see if they play Oldschool Wrestling Match, if they do not I would sometimes SummerSlam to play it right away or Cage Match. Another strategy I have with this deck is playing Mouth/Cash, but I can't recover because of Dubuque right? If I activate the venue as a reversal I can return it to Backlash with the ACE from Reinforcements from Harris & McGillcutty. This recovery card can be a life saver and they don't see it coming, unless they read this...
Everything else is personal preference/match-up. Reinforcements can get back Ready to Fight, Flurry of Finishers when needed. End of Pre-match effects are Backstage Autograph Session. Quick and simple.

The Superstar abilty on these guys makes for some small hands on the opponent quickly. Blindsides can go through easier because of this. Drop Toe Hold has very little drawback due my opponent having just about no options for removal unless I have Shoot Counter in play. Hopefully I manage to draw Shoot Russian Leg Sweep in my opening hand to play protected with Initation. It's a whole different game if this works out.
Any other non-hybrid maneuver can be picked up with my Mid-match ACE as long as they get removed from the game. Which will happen with the ACE cost and Volley This. Punk's Springboard Lariat is great, same with Dynamic Finisher and The Perfect Neck Snap.

It's a fast aggressive deck that can keep your opponent from successfully playing maneuvers for a while early on.


Flurry of Finishers lets me play my first or second Trademark Finisher ignoring the "Can only be played..." text. I missed this with The Perfect Neck Snap, otherwise I would have been playing it first along with a second TMF from Ringside. Adding See How it Feels in the Backlash is a must as well since it can be played along with Flurry. That will make 7 TMF in this deck.

Choke Hold was a big loss for my in my 5th round game against Scotty. It removed my Leg Drag from the game, I also had one in Ringside from my ability. Played The Muscle of New Nexus to a multi Strike, it allows me to search for a non-unique maneuver. Couldn't find a Leg Drag since I didn't check my areas first and had to let the maneuver through. Technical Monkey Flip for Tech in a Bottle, so that will be the change going forward replacing the two Choke Holds. This will not work, they cannot pack set-ups.

Other than that, I've been really happy with this deck over the last few months and the practice really paid off this past weekend at Planet Funkcon. Feel free to comment/critique.

Rules Forum / Your Freaking Hero/Storyline vs Carlito Says
« on: June 24, 2018, 07:36:40 PM »
If I am Your Freaking Hero and I have my storyline in play making my Chain cards no longer Chain, can my opponent reverse my Angle’s Uppercut with Carlito says?

World Champion Athleticism
Pre-match Storyline
Cannot be blanked.  Cannot be packed when packing Stipulations.
New Ability: At the end of the Pre-match phase, you may play Do YOU Live by the Three I's?, Intensity, Integrity, and Intelligence regardless of Fortitude.  Ignore the "Can only be played..." text on your Kurt Angle-specific maneuvers, and your Just Hold On a Second, Mister! is now an Event instead.  Your Chain cards are not Chain, and your Angle's German Suplexcannot be reversed by D: 1+ reversals.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

Angle’s Uppercut
Strike + Strike: Chain
This card is +1D for every Superstar-specific card in your Ring area.
When successfully played by Kurt Angle, shuffle up to 6 cards from your Ringside pile into your Arsenal and then draw up to 3 cards.
F: 0     D: 4    Multi     Fan Favorite logo

Carlito Says "That’s Not Cool!"
Reversal: Special
This card ignores any reversal restrictions from the reversed card.
Reverse any non-unique maneuver with a printed reversal restriction, draw 2 cards, and your opponent discards 2 random cards.
When overturned, this card is -5F and can also reverse any card with Momentum or any non-damage card effect.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique

Tournament Reports / Funkcon ongoing results
« on: June 23, 2018, 09:26:26 AM »
Live results from the Taxslayer Center in beautiful Moline, Illinois.

14 players for Virtual Classic, winner is walking away with the BIG GOLD WWE Heavyweight Title replica title.

Here are your participants:
Adam - Arn Anderson
Alec - Rhyno
Bill - Bobby Heenan
Brandon - Test
Cameron - APA
Danny - Rock n Sock Connection
Eric - New Nexus
Jake - The Game
James - Junkyard Dog
Josh - Batista
Mitch - Mr. Perfect
Niiiiick - Texas Rattlesnake
Scotty - Devil’s Favourite Demon
Steve - Two Man Power Trip

Rules Forum / Dubuque and Mouths Writing Checks
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:29:18 PM »
With Mouths Writing Checks having RMS will it ignore Dubuque’s effect?

Dubuque, Iowa
Pre-match Venue: Heat
When this card is in your Ring or is removed from the game, your other Pre-match effects cannot move cards from your Ringside to your Arsenal. Once during each of your turns when you successfully play a printed D: 4+ maneuver, shuffle up to 1 card from Ringside into your Arsenal.
ACE: When your Fortitude Rating is 10+, you may ignore any of your opponent's reversal restrictions from cards and remove this card from the game to reverse any RMS card or any card with "shoot" in the title; shuffle up to 4 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal. When you Activate this card, it can be considered to be a hybrid reversal card.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     RMS logo

Mouths Writing Checks Bodies Can't Cash
Pre-match Event
Cannot be packed when packing Wrestlemania.
ACE: During your turn when you have no cards under this card, you may put 1 maneuver from your Ringside face-up under this card and then shuffle # cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal, where # is equal to the maneuver's Damage and cannot be greater than 12; this effect cannot be reversed.
Before the Draw Segment of each of your turns, when you have fewer cards under this card than the printed Damage of the face-up card +4, put the top card of your Arsenal and 1 random card from your Ringside face-down under this card; if you did not, put the top 2 cards of your Arsenal face-down under this card.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     RMS logo

Fantasy Cards / Fantasy support cards
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:25:11 PM »
These three are the wrestling podcasts I listen to on a regular basis, so why not give them some love in Raw Deal?

Raw Deal Online / How to install Raw Deal plugin to Lackey iPad
« on: April 04, 2018, 03:51:50 PM »
With the limitations of accessibility to files and folders on iOS you have to download a free program on your pc.
I used the free program Syncios.
Connected my iPad to my pc with the USB cable and went to apps in Syncios.
From there I chose Lackey and made a folder in plugins called rawdeal then exported what I could from the files here.
The biggest hurdle with it is I could export folders, just contents from them. So each folder I had to make, then export the contents into it.
It was pretty painless once I knew what was going on.

Tournament Announcements / Barrie, Ontario March 24
« on: March 19, 2018, 05:50:19 AM »
$5 entry fee. Virtual Classic
Alternate arts and store credit for prizing.
Noon start time

I’ll have Supershow and Uncaged World Fighters to demo as well, time permitting.

OMG Games
130 Bell Farm Rd
Barrie, ON
L4M 6J4
(705) 721-4263

Tournament Reports / March 3 Barrie, Ontario
« on: March 17, 2018, 10:11:16 AM »
Another Round Robin event a few weeks ago on March 3. The original play was to have this at the Barrie Wrestling venue before the show, but that changed and everyone went over to OMG Games. I was unable to attend due to working with the show. I'll let the players fill in with their input. The main two things I know of coming out of this was how annoying The Rocking Chair, which led to this post,18074.0.html and I'm not as important for tournaments that I wanted them to believe.

Adam - British Bulldog
Cam - Funaki
Colin - Brock Lesnar
Dave - Harlem Heat
Ryan - Summer Rae
Scott - Wyatt Family

Funaki 4-1
Lost to Summer Rae

Wyatt Family 4-1
Lost to Funaki

British Bulldog 3-2
Lost to Wyatts & Funaki

Brock Lesnar 2-3
Defeated Harlem Heat & Summer Rae

Summer Rae 2-3
Defeated Funaki & Harlem Heat

Harlem Heat 0-5

Standings after 2 months of 6 in our "Totally Not Stealing the SG Tournament Series Idea Series"

Cam - 11
Colin - 7
Scott - 6
Adam - 6
Eric - 5
Ryan - 3
Pat - 2
Dave - 1

Tournament Reports / January 27 Barrie, Ontario
« on: March 17, 2018, 09:52:09 AM »
On the 27th of January we had a Round Robin event with a 6 player turnout featuring 3 Classic and 3 Virtual Superstars. It was interesting see the different support the older characters recieved compared to the newer created ones.
I played AJ that I've been tinkering with for a while. The deck is to a point that I'm happy with and he preformed well for me this day.
Biggest mistake of the day was missing on the chance to play Ax Kick from Ringside against Damn by APA. Had I noticed the opportunity that game would have been mine.

Check out the deck here:

Here's the playlist for the games of the event -

Adam - Bayley
Cameron - APA
Colin - Brock Lesnar
Eric - AJ Styles
Pat - Sable
Scott - Big E

AJ Styles:
W - 4
L - 1 (APA)

W - 5
L - 0

W - 1 (Sable)
L -4

Big E:
W - 0
L - 5

W - 3
L - 2 (APA, AJ)

W - 1 (Big E)
L - 4

With this being the first event of our "Totally Not Stealing the SG Tournament Series Idea Series"
Cam - 6
Eric - 5
Colin - 4
Pat - 2
Adam - 2
Scott - 1

General Discussion: Raw Deal / "I can't believe that happened" moment
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:35:31 AM »
Has there been a game where your opponent does something unusual or out of the ordinary that worked?

This is going back to OG Raw Deal in the finals against Eddie Guerrero. I was playing Victoria when the Blindside maneuvers came out and you were able to return them to hand. Eddie plays a maneuver followed up by a Crucifix Rollup, damage applied and he gets the win via text. One of the most unusual losses I've experienced.

Crucifix Rollup
High Risk / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, can only be played after a successfully played maneuver.
May only reverse the cards titled Fireman's Carry or Samoan Drop. Can also reverse any card played after the card titled Irish Whip.
If opponent has 5 or less cards in his Arsenal after the resolution of this card’s damage, you win the game via a Pinfall Victory.
F: 11    D: 5

General Discussion: UFS / Cowboy Bebop
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:04:53 PM »
I’ve been following the coming set release with the card spoilers and I think I may pick some up if there’s an interested within the community locally. Has anyone else been paying attention to the set?

Rules Forum / Marquee & Trish's Thesz
« on: December 16, 2017, 04:20:30 PM »
The Marquee says "Wrestling!"
Pre-match Event
Can only be played by a Legend or when you have a Pre-match card with 'chain' in the text in your Ring.
When your Fortitude Rating is less than 7, your Grapple and Submission maneuvers cannot be reversed by non-Superstar-specific hybrid reversals or by non-reversal cards.
ACE: During your turn, when your Fortitude Rating is 7 or greater, put this card into your Ringside and then search your Arsenal for a non-Unique Grapple or Submission, reveal it, put it in your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
F: 0    D: 0 Unique

Trish's Thesz Press     (Trish Stratus logo)
Mid-match Reversal: Special
Can only be packed by Trish Stratus.
Reverse any non-Trademark Finisher maneuver and then choose any number of cards in your opponent's Ringside, and he puts those cards on the bottom of his Arsenal.
ACE:  When he plays a non-Unique maneuver, you may put The MaTrish Move from your hand into your Ring to reverse it.
F: 0    D: 0 Unique

Would the ACE effect on Trish's Thesz Press be considered a legal reversal effect under the protection from Marquee?
The effect is generated from a reversal card, and card being put into play is a reversal as well.
We rule in favour of it being a legal play today, and feel we can argue in favour of both side of the argument for it.

Virtual Raw Deal / Virtual card error
« on: December 16, 2017, 03:50:16 PM »
Tommy Dreamer's Kendo Stick doesn't have his logo.
I had a player using this as a non-Specific card for his deck construction.

Deck Reviews - Virtual / Trish V8
« on: December 07, 2017, 12:29:03 PM »
I've got a video overview of the deck here.

Trish Stratus - Virtual 8

Backstage Area
The Era of the Superstar
The 7-Time Women's Champion
Hall of Fame Stratusfaction
Fifth Year
Tenth Year

I'm Always on the Winning Side - MY Side!
This IS what We Came to See!
Managed by Vince McMahon TB
Summer of Slam
Product Endorsements TB
Given' 'em High Fives
If You've Got It, Flaunt It
Drawing a Blank
Underrated Superstar TB
For the Love of the Game
Taunted by Chanting Fans
I'm Gonna Break You

Trish's Thesz Press
The Women's Evolution
Your Reach Exceeds Your Grasp
Hitting the G-Spot
You're as Graceful as a Cow on Ice
The King Interferes!
Chief Morley Says...
100% Stratusfaction Guaranteed
Ready to Fight x3
Desperate Struggle

Girly Punch x3
Bulldog Takedown TB x3
Classic Bulldog
Classic Bulldog Lariat

Lip Lock x2
Offer Handshake x2
Roll out of the Ring x3
Backed by Stephanie McMahon x2
Enter the Stratusphere x3
A Few Heel Men
Here Comes the Cavalry!
I've Been a Very Naughty Girl
Give Me a Little...
...Time to Catch My Breath
Puppy Power!
Keys to the City

A Revolution of the Mind x3
Volley This TB x3
Volleyed Beyond the Edge x3
Once is Enough x3
Elbow to the Face
Don't Try this at Home
Divine Intervention
The Raw Deal Revolution
Don't be a Douchebag
Counter Strike
Back Throw
Revolutionizing the Division
The MaTrish Move x3
Diva of the Decade x3
Stratusfaction Bulldog TB
The StratusFear
Babe Buster
The T&A Factor
Tyson Interferes
Tough Enough TB

Tournament Announcements / Barrie, Ontario November 18
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:05:27 AM »
Yikes. Forgot to post this on here.

Virtual 8b is legal!
$5 entry fee.
Alternate art cards, signature card and store credit for prizing.

OMG Games
130 Bell Farm Rd
Barrie, ON
L4M 6J4
(705) 721-4263

Virtual Raw Deal / Roundtable Livestream
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:19:03 PM »
Scott, myself and two of our local players are planning to livestream a recording for a Virtual Roundtable discussion. The goal is to record a video to share our experiences getting into Virtual in a short time period after a large portion of the sets have been released. This is for new players to the expansions for established
Curious as to what timing would work for viewers of this? We're aiming to make it interactive for viewers with your question and comments to be included.

Tournament Reports / Virtual 8 Barrie, Ontario - October 22
« on: October 22, 2017, 01:23:34 PM »
We had a Virtual 8 exclusive event today, with a lower than expected turnout. A combination of conflicting schedules and not enough time to construct decks were the root causes. So Round Robin it is!
I've been working on Hart Dynasty for a few weeks. Premiere Smackdown with #1 Announcer Funaki, Zack Ryder GRA and The Queen of Harts to do some serious deck digging to have a good opening hand was the theme of the Pre-match phase. Packed a maneuver base of Chains, a few High Risks to play off of From the Top Rope and Running Clothesline TB to play after Sprineboard at 1F.

Dave - Summer Rae
Eric - The Hart Dynasty
Pat - Team Xtreme
Scott - Fandango

Round 1
Team Xtreme p Harts
Fandango p Summer

Round 2
Fandango p Team Xtreme
Harts p Summer Rae

Round 3
Fandango p Harts
Team Xtreme p Summer Rae

Scott had an undefeated record, so he walked away with a Brooke Adams Backstage Autograph Session.

Will update when matches are uploaded.

General Discussion: Raw Deal / Backlash Podcast
« on: October 09, 2017, 01:06:49 AM »
Scotty and I are proud to reveal the Backlash Podcast.
A biweekly audio and video podcast about Raw Deal and the people that play the game. We're awaiting Stitcher and iTunes approval, so you can get the audio at or watch us on YouTube at

In this first episode we talk about our beginnings with the game, participating in multiple Canadian Qualifiers, some Virtual 8 Superstars as well as some Exclusive Virtual 8b previews among other things.

We also want to hear from the Raw Deal community. Stories, questions, ideas.
Visit the Facebook

Tournament Announcements / Barrie, Ontario October 22 V8 Only
« on: October 09, 2017, 12:07:24 AM »
Virtual 8 Superstars only.
11am start.
$5 entry
BAS signature card, store credit and alternate arts for prizing.

OMG Games
130 Bell Farm Rd
Barrie, ON
L4M 6J4
(705) 721-4263

Tournament Reports / 2017 Store Championship Barrie, Ontario
« on: October 07, 2017, 08:52:11 AM »
On September 16 we held our first Store Championship tournament. The idea was to hold the event to coincide with GenCon, however with the busy summer schedules not everyone was able to make it to the initial set date.
For prizing we had a TKc with 2 sets of Classic prizing, a Santino BAS card that I was able to get signed and foil alternate art cards printed by Keith0913832 that can be seen here:

I played a Kane deck that used Hell in a Cell and priortized getting Journey into Darkness into my Ring for milling. Back in Classic, this was a mean deck that many didn't see coming and I won an event with it. With the changes in Virtual, I felt that this deck could still do some damage, and it did, when it worked.
Here is the playlist for the recorded events. I was able to get all 6 rounds of play thanks to charging my ipad for the duration of the event.

Round 1:
The Game p X-Treme Diva
RVD p Zack Ryder
Devil's Favorite Demon p Stacy
Kane p Rowdy One

Round 2:
RVD p Kane
Devil's Favorite p The Game
Rowdy One p Zack Ryder
Stacy timed double loss X-Treme Diva

Round 3:
RVD p Devil's Favorite
Kane p The Game
Zack Ryder p X-Treme Diva
Stacy timed double loss Rowdy One

Round 4:
RVD p The Game
Devil's Favorite p Kane
Zack Ryder p Stacy
X-Treme Diva timed double loss Rowdy One

Top 4:
RVD pinned Zack Ryder
Devil's Favorite pinned Kane

Final and the 2017 Barrie, Ontario Store Champion
The Devil's Favorite Demon
Check out his decklist,16738.0.html

The day was a fun one. It was nice to see some competitive decks play against each other. We're generally not a competitive meta here, so the different tone was a welcome rare change.

Rules Forum / Zack Ryder + Fortitude Surge
« on: September 16, 2017, 06:42:17 PM »
Ryder overturns 3 cards to give Fans Love an Underdog protection from reversals. Can I play Fortitude Surge since I'm not playing it to the card, but to the effect on my reversals?

Zack Ryder
Starting Hand Size: 5     Superstar Value: 0
Superstar Ability:  Once during each of your turns, you may overturn 3 cards and your opponent cannot play reversals to your next Activated Card Effect this turn.
When you have a Pre-match card with an Activated Card Effect in your Ring, you cannot play a Pre-match card with the same title.
You may not pack Venues.

Fans Love an Underdog
Pre-match Event
At the end of the Pre-match phase, if you are not the player with the lowest Superstar Value, put this card into your Ringside pile.
When this card is in your Ring area, as a Mid-match Action, you may put this card into your Ringside pile, draw 1 card, and your opponent’s Reversal card to your next card played this turn is +8F.
F: 0      D: 0

Fortitude Surge
Mid-match Reversal: Special
Can only be played if an effect your opponent controls is modifying your Reversal cards.
When this card is in your Ring area, you may put this card into your Ringside pile and your Reversal cards are unaffected by Fortitude modification for the rest of the turn.
F: 0      D: 0

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