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Virtual Raw Deal / 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: November 25, 2018, 10:06:39 AM »
The wait is almost over!  30 days from today on Christmas Day, we'll release Virtual 9, the 'A section' (new Superstars and a few additional cards).  There might be some other presents under the tree as well, heh...

To build toward that, I'll be revealing one card (maybe more) from the new set.  No requests taken, sorry.

Starting off, let's 'Gather Around' to see the first of the new stuff, along with a refresher of this Superstar:



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General Chat / TCO Donations
« on: June 24, 2018, 11:13:58 AM »
I'm going to sticky this for easy reference in the future, but for those who have asked how they can donate for the efforts to keep Raw Deal going over the years, here's the information.

While I can't accept any donations for Raw Deal without a legal issue, it's certainly legal to support the website we use for it!  :)  So here's the link to the PayPal account for TCO:

TCO PayPal Donation

I've covered the website costs for a while, already paid for the domain renewal - that's the easy part.  However, the site that hosts this forum is significantly more, especially since we kept exceeding our allotted page loads and 'CPU usage', resulting in temporary shutdown, so I had to upgrade our hosting package.  The new costs are:

1 year - $420
2 years - $670
3 years - $880

It's not due for a couple months, but I want to post this now so we have plenty of time.  Covering 1 year is the goal, and we have a big headstart on that thanks to one TCOer's generosity (thanks again!)  But obviously if we can get the discounted rates for more years, then we don't need to bother for a very long time. :)

Thanks in advance for any assistance, rest assured it is GREATLY appreciated.  (...and could curry small favors like gaining a 'TCO Donor' tag if desired)

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Virtual Raw Deal / 2018 Con Promos
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:57:19 AM »
Hello everyone!  It's time to announce our Con promos for this year, so you guys know what to expect.  Just a reminder first, these will be made available (just without the GenCon stamps) after GenCon, so we're asking players limit themselves to one set per person, for those in attendance only.

The primary promo card is:

Unintended CONsequences
Reversal: Special
This card is +5F for each Sidewalk Slam in your Ring.
Reverse any card that 'cannot be reversed' or any Unique antic, and put up to 1 card in your Ringside with 'GenCon' in the text into your hand.
When there are no non-F: 0 non-Chain maneuvers with printed reversal restrictions in your Ring, your Fortitude Rating is +1 for every non-Chain card in your opponent's Ring with a printed reversal restriction.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique


A sister card to One Thing To Say, with a small 'Con' effect perk.  In addition, to help balance the Revolution (and to an extent, VAA) environment, we're throwing back some of the basic reversals, and introducing two new cards.


Revolution Masochist at Heart - Throwback
Reversal: Colossal
Requirement: Overturned
When your Fortitude Rating is 5 or less, the Colossal's Fortitude is lower than your opponent's Fortitude Rating, or he is Revolution Test: ignore the Requirement.
When he is Revolution Test or he has 10+ greater Fortitude: this card can be played from Ringside.
F: 0     D: 0

Revolution I Won't Be Beat Tonight - Throwback
Reversal: Colossal
When your Fortitude Rating is 5 or less: -7F.
When it is not: put D: 1+ cards from your Ring into your Ringside until you have removed D: 4+.
When he is Revolution Test or he has 10+ greater Fortitude: -7F and can be played from Ringside.
F: 7     D: 0

Revolution Losing the Crowd's Favor
Reversal: Non-Trademark Colossal
When you have 7+ lower Fortitude, or your opponent's Fortitude Rating is lower than the Colossal's printed Fortitude: this card is F: 0.
When you have more Colossals in Ring: discard 1 random card.
When he is Revolution Test: -15F and can be played from Ringside.
F: 15     D: 0     Unique

Revolution Ruling From the Commissioner
Pre-match: Event
Requirement: No Corner in your Ring.
Cannot be blanked.
When you have fewer antics in Ring: your opponent's antics are also considered actions for your reversals, and you may put this card into your Ringside to reverse a non-Superstar-specific Unique antic.
You cannot play Corners.
Unique     Permanent


A few points in a rough FAQ on this:
* All cards listed will be available shortly after GenCon for download and print
* They will also be in Virtual 9, with different images for the set versions.
* All promos are legal for GenCon.
* There will be a FunkCon version for those players in attendance, though whether they are legal for that event is at the discretion of whoever is judging / running the event.


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General Chat / Good news / Bad news
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:11:37 PM »
So the bad news first, that's always nice, knowing you have something to look forward to...  (And some may not find this news all that bad, heh)  But I'm probably not going to be as active on here as I usually am.  I can pop in and make sure all's well, of course, but my limited free time is going to become a LOT more limited.

The good news (for me, heh) is that I'm going back to school.  I'll be starting college classes next week toward the goal of becoming a CPA, with a long road ahead, starting with some incredibly droll prerequisite classes over the summer (English and Government).

Thankfully Revisions are in the bag for this year, and I finished a big PT update, so those are already taken care of.

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Virtual Raw Deal / 2018 Revision Discussion
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:55:10 PM »
It's that time again, where we fix typos, correct oversights, tone down some accidental overpowered guys, and bring some people up from the bottom tier.  Here's some of the major talking points from the 2018 Revisions, planned to go live JUNE 1ST:

* Shenanigans - 12 new Shenanigans cards!  Just kidding, we only adjusted one with two effects.

* Mean Gene - we've danced around it for a couple years, and keep running into more issues, so an overhaul was overdue.  We've added back some effects, though, to make up for the loss of multiple TtT/TUTH.

* CM Punk - he can't 'stack' his ability across multiple turns, as amusing as that was (and oversight we left in for kicks), but he's received a lot of support now and it's time to refine the ability to prevent unintended abuse.

* Owen Hart / Blue Blazer - we've confirmed that 'Your X is/is not Y' effects are pack effects, but these two get a pass, and we've clarified that with their Ability text.

* Rated RKO - too abusive with both Storylines, now they only use one at a time, and lowered the hand size to compensate for the missing -HS effects.  Shouldn't matter much in VC since they can now use Buying Myself Some Time (unlike Flair, heh).

* Dean Malenko - we changed the way 1000 Holds is regulated, and adjusted his effects to match.  There's a LOT less text!

* Batista - he got a powered up in V8, so we had to tone down a few of his older cards to rebalance.

There's other text and error corrections, and the following guys are getting a boost up:

Dangerous Alliance
DX
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Scotty 2 Hotty
<R> Brock

(Truthfully, there's a few more that need help but Real Life Interfered in a big way this year, so we've started the list early for 2019)

Again, the plan is to have them live on June 1st, available for download and updated in Lackey, to give preparation time for Con season.

Fire away with any questions, something we missed regarding errors, and so on.  And thanks for playing!

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Virtual Raw Deal / 2018 Revisions
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:41:39 PM »
VIRTUAL 1:

Buying Myself Some Time
Mid-match Action
Can only be packed by a Superstar with a printed 5- Starting Hand Size.  Cannot be packed by Eugene, Ric Flair, or Test.
Before your Draw Segment of your first turn, when this card is in your Backlash and you have 5- cards in your hand, you do not have a card with 'interest' in the title in your Ring, and your Enforcer is not Test, you may put this card into your Ring; draw up to 2 cards, your opponent’s Ability is blank until the start of your next turn, and he skips his next Draw Segment.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique

Bret "The Hitman" Hart
Starting Hand Size: 5     Superstar Value: 6
Legend Superstar Ability:  Your Backstage Area may contain 1 copy of A Technical Shoot and Technically Sound & Brutal, (ignore their 'When this card is in your Ring Area' text) they are revealed with your Superstar card, but you cannot pack those cards in your Backlash.
Your non-Unique maneuvers that do not have 'reversed' in the text are considered to have 'technical' and 'precision' in the title.
You cannot pack Revolution maneuvers.

Owen Hart
Starting Hand Size: 6     Superstar Value: 3
Superstar Ability:  When you play non-Unique non-Multi maneuvers without "reverse" in the text from hand, or search your Arsenal for non-Multi maneuvers without "reverse" in the text, they are considered Chain.
You can pack Whoo!

Chyna's Running Lariat     (Chyna logo)
Strike + Strike / Reversal: Special
When your Fortitude Rating is 9F- and you have 9F+ lower Fortitude, this card is -9F and he cannot play reversals from hand to it.
As a reversal, reverse any card that allows your opponent to move cards from any player's Ringside.
When successfully played, draw up to 1 card.
F: 9     D: 9     SV: 1     Unique

Chyna's Press Slam     (Chyna logo)
Trademark Finisher
Put up to 9 cards from your Ringside on the bottom your Arsenal.
Once during each of your turns when this card is in your hand or Ringside, you may reveal it, put it on the bottom of your Arsenal, and then choose one: draw up to 1 card, or you can play a non-Unique printed F:0 maneuver or Chyna's Running Lariat from Ringside.
F: 35     D: 25     SV: 3     Unique

CM Punk
Starting Hand Size: 9     Superstar Value: 3
Superstar Ability: Once during each of your turns, you may name a non-Superstar-specific reversal; when your next maneuver played this turn has 'shoot' in the title or does not have 'reversed' in the text, the named card cannot be played in response.
Your Double Underhook Back Breaker cards are +1D and Multi, and when you successfully play that card, draw up to 2 cards.

New Age Outlaws
Starting Hand Size: 4     Superstar Value: 4
Tag Team Superstar Ability:  Once during each of your turns, you may remove 4 cards in your hand from the game, and when your next card played this turn is a non-Unique maneuver, it is blank for the rest of the turn and can only be reversed from Arsenal.
You can pack B.A. Billy Gunn and/or Road Dogg cards, except Rico Enters!; they are not Smackdown. You cannot pack any Title Belts except the Tag Team title belts; you cannot pack Corners or cards with 'blank', 'brass', 'parts', or 'ring psychology' in the title.

Rated RKO
Starting Hand Size: 5     Superstar Value: 5
Tag Team Superstar Ability:  You may add the Revolution logo to this card's title.
Your Storyline cards are blank; during each of your Draw Segments, choose 1 Storyline card in your Ring, it is not blank until your next Draw Segment, and that Ability is added instead of replacing it.
Your Superstar-specific maneuvers with Momentum do not have it.
You can pack Edge or Randy Orton cards that are Unique and have only 1 Superstar logo, and You Think You Know Me. You cannot pack Corners.

Dean Malenko
Starting Hand Size: 6     Superstar Value: 2
WCW Superstar Ability: You can pack any number of cards with 'psychology' or '1000' in the title hidden in your Backstage Area, they are now Unique and cannot be blanked; after all Pre-match are resolved, put those cards into your Ring.
Your Man of 1000 Holds cannot affect cards with 'leg' or 'arm' in the title.
Replace the 'Action' text with 'non-maneuver' on your Ring Psychology: Neck.

The Blue Blazer
Starting Hand Size: 5     Superstar Value: 2
Superstar Ability:  When you play non-printed-Volley non-Unique maneuvers without "reverse" in the text from hand, or search your Arsenal for maneuvers without "reverse" in the text, they are Volley: #, where # is equal its printed Damage.
You can pack Super Masks and Super Capes and non-Faction Owen Hart cards, but you are absolutely NOT Owen Hart, no sir, no way.

Who Wants an Escort For the Night?     (Godfather logo)
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
When packing this card, you cannot pack WWE Divas: The Next Generation, and your Action: Run-in cards with a female's name in the title are Unique, but they are not Cheater or Fan Favorite.
Your Action: Run-in cards with a female's name in the title are F: 0 when played and cannot be reversed; ACE: you can remove one in your Ring from the game to reverse a non-Unique non-maneuver card.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

The Most Dangerous Champions of Smackdown     (Dangerous Alliance logo)
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
When packing this card, you may pack Backed by Paul Heyman.
Your non-reversal The Dangerous Alliance-specific cards are F: 0 and Multi, and when you have lower Fortitude, they can only be reversed by 2 non-hybrid reversal cards.
ACE: Once during each of your turns you may discard 2 cards and if your next card played is a maneuver, it is Multi.
ACE: Once during each of your turns you may discard 2 cards and if your next card played is a maneuver, it is Chain.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

Redneck Rampage     (Jamie Noble logo)
Backstage Card
Search your Arsenal for Trailer Park Trash and your Backlash for Cruiserweight Title Belt, put those cards in your Ring, and shuffle.
Your Jamie Noble-specific action cards are F: 0 and Multi, and the Activated Card Effect of Managed by Nidia cannot be reversed.
When you have lower Fortitude, your non-Unique maneuvers are -3F.
Unique     RMS logo

Just Call Me "DAVE"     (Batista logo)
Backstage Card
Your non-Unique maneuvers with 'spine' in the title are +2D, and when you have 10+ lower Fortitude, they are Chain.
When you have 6+ non-Backlash Batista-specific cards in your Ring, your Batista Bomb cannot be reversed from Arsenal by non-Unique cards.
During your turn, you may hide this card and then put 1 Batista-specific card from your Ringside into your hand.

Unique     RMS logo


VIRTUAL 2:

The Diamond Cutter - image missing 'when played from hand' reversal text

Time To Pay The Piper     (Rowdy Roddy Piper logo)
Mid-match Reversal: Special
This card ignores any printed reversal restriction from the card being reversed.
Reverse any maneuver or action with 'reverse' in the text, or any Multi maneuver, and put up to 2 of your cards removed from the game on the bottom of your Arsenal.
When you are Rowdy Roddy Piper and this card is in your Ring, your cards with 'questions' or 'answers' in the title are -10F and when successfully played draw up to 1 card.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     WCW logo


VIRTUAL 3:

Really, That's Enough Shenanigans
Backstage Card
Your opponent cannot play more than 3 copies of Who's Cooler Than Michelle McCool?
All Backfire cards are Permanent, and when any player is not The Rock and has greater Fortitude, his Brahma Bull and Revolution WWE Cruiserweight Title Belt are blank.
When he is Andre the Giant, do not discard for his Ability, and when he hides We Face Each Other as God Intended, during your next Draw Segment, draw up to 2 additional cards.
Unique     RMS logo

Regret Nothing, Fear Less     (John Cena logo)
Reversal: Special
Can only be played after a successfully played maneuver, that maneuver is blank until the end of the turn and deals no damage.  You may remove any number of cards in your Ringside from the game and then remove any other card in your opponent's Ring from the game with printed damage equal or lower than the number of cards you removed.  End his turn.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique

The Nature Boy
Starting Handsize: 4     Superstar Value: 4
WCW Legend Superstar Ability:  When your opponent's effects reveal or look at your hand, and he chooses any number of cards, you may switch 1 of the chosen cards with 1 other card in your hand. When his card moves a card from your Ring, you may remove another non-Permanent card in your Ring from the game instead.
You can pack Cheater and Fan Favorite cards, and Ric Flair cards.

<Revolution> Angle's Extreme Wrestling Skill
Pre-match Event
When you are a Revolution Superstar: You are an Extremist.
When your Revolution maneuvers are reversed from Arsenal, draw up to 1 card.
Your Revolution Superkick cards are blank.
Unique     arm / back / chest / head / neck / leg

Are You Ready?     (DX logo)
Pre-match Event
Can be played during any Pre-match Phase. Cannot be blanked.
Your Superstar-specific Backlash cards do not take up Pre-match or Mid-match slots in your Ring; until the first turn of the game, your opponent cannot move them from your Backlash or prevent them from being played.

You can only play 1 Storyline card, and it adds to your Ability instead of replacing it. 
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent


VIRTUAL 4:

Interviewed by Mean Gene Okerlund
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
Cannot be packed by Cryme Tyme, Eddie Guerrero, Eugene, Mr. Pay-Per-View, and The Home Team, or when packing Revolution WWE Cruiserweight Title Belt or a card with 'no escape' or 'salary' in the title.
When packing this card, your cards listed on this card are Unique, Permanent, and ignore the "Can only be played..." text.
Your opponent cannot respond to your Good Things Sometimes Happen, Offer Handshake, Turn the Tide, Turn Up the Heat, Well-Deserved Push, and Who Booked This Match? cards.

F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Pre-match Venue
Your Pay-Per-View Event cards do not take up a slot, ignore the 'Can only be played...' text, and when a Pay-Per-View Event card is in your Ring, your Starting Hand Size and Superstar Value are +1.
When you successfully Activate WrestleMania, remove it from the game regardless of other effects, and your opponent chooses up to 1 card in his hand that is not moved to his Arsenal; when he has lower Fortitude, he chooses up to 2 cards instead.
F: 0     D: 0     Universally Active     Permanent

Rude's Custom Tights     (Rick Rude logo)
Backstage Card
Search your opponent's Arsenal for 1 Superstar-specific card and reveal it, this card gains the title of his card; and when this card is in your Ring, it also gains his card's text; he shuffles.
During his turn you may put this card in your Ring to reverse a card with the same title as this card.
When a card with the same title as this card reverses one of your cards, and damage is applied, you may put this card in to your Ring, then remove his card from the game.
Unique     RMS logo

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General Chat / [NO SPOILERS] Deadpool 2
« on: May 18, 2018, 12:01:29 AM »
Just got back from Deadpool 2, wow - I was hoping it was close to the first one in goodness, but I was blown away.  Hilarious, laughed out loud many times, and wow did Josh Brolin get Cable right.

If you liked the first one, you'll love the new one, highly recommended.  I'd say more but i'm overtired and have to finish up some work, so I'd probably spoil something by mistake.  :D

Oh - two mid-credits scene, no post-credits.

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General Chat / [NO SPOILERS] Infinity War
« on: April 27, 2018, 12:12:03 AM »
Wow.  I know, it's the usual thing where I go see the latest Marvel Studios flick the night before the official opening, then tell you guys how amazing it is... but it's late, I'm tired, and my usual superlatives feel inadequate here, heh.

But when you're talking about the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy all getting involved on a cosmic level, that also includes Earth as a key piece of the puzzle... well, they made it feel as 'big' as it should be, in so many ways.

My biggest complaint about the movie is ... we have to wait a YEAR to see the rest of this story!!   :D

Post-Credit Scenes: There is one at the very end, and the final moment has to do with something yet to come.  I don't want to say more here, but it's an easy thing to answer for those who want to Google it, hehe.

Highest recommendation, A+, all that.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / YES! YES! YES!
« on: March 20, 2018, 12:44:23 PM »
WWE.com reports Daniel Bryan is medically cleared to compete!!

The effect on Wrestlemania should be announced tonight on Smackdown.  Wow, even though there's a bazillion matches on this card, I'm really psyched for this show!

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General Chat / [NO SPOILERS] Black Panther
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:06:26 AM »
Just came from Black Panther, really enjoyed it.  On par with Marvel's films of late, very enjoyable, lots of action, good characters, incredible visuals, continuity, all that.

I'd give it a solid A grade, not quite an A+ as it felt like I knew where we were going at times, though the journey was fully enjoyable.  Definitely worth it IMO.

There's two scenes at the end after the credits roll, but nothing jaw-dropping.

Oh, and there was a trailer for Solo, which comes out in May.  Looks great, definitely going to check out the prequel/origin for Han, heh.

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General Chat / [SPOILERS] Royal Rumble Results
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:19:02 PM »
First off, PLEASE don't spoil Takeover for me, I had to take Gem to the hospital last night - she's okay, but they kept her for observation due to breathing issues.  I'll probably watch it tomorrow.

But THE ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 was one of the most entertaining PPVs I've seen in years.  Probably in my personal Top Five along with RR 2000.  WOW. 

Great action, good amounts of nostalgia, but not too much... a little bit of everything for everyone.

(And hopefully this is enough to keep spoilers off the main page, heh)


RESULTS:

Pre-Show Matches:
* Kalisto, Dorado, Metalik d. TJP, Gallagher, Gulak:  I missed this, but Kalisto won for the lucha team with Salida Del Sol on TJP.
* The Revival d. Gallows & Anderson:  Caught parts of this, good back and forth action, and Revival takes out a knee to avenge their loss at Raw 25.
* Bobby Roode d. Mojo Rawley:  Bit of a foregone conclusion to me, but a good 7 1/2 min match anyway.  Rawley looked good without all the 'HYPE!' stuff he used before, I could stand to see these guys go again for a longer match.

Main Show:
WWE Championship:  AJ Styles d. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn - SORT OF.  Good match with 3 great talents, played back-and-forth early on with Kevin/Sami trading time, some good false finishes, but Sami missed a tag to Kevin before getting tossed out of the ring, Kevin comes in (not the legal man) and gets rolled up.  So technically AJ wins, but Kevin/Sami yelled at Shane later for this.  Did he see that?  YEP.  :D

Smackdown Tag Titles 2/3 Falls Match: Usos d. Gable & Benjamin in 2 straight falls.  Might have been a botch on the second fall, looked like Gable was supposed to dive in and break up the pin, but he landed a bit short.  Hard to say, that could have been planned, but a solid tag match up to that point, everyone looked great.

ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH (Men):  Wait, this is going on now?  Wow.  This was SO entertaining, like the 'old days' with a few surprise returns (either for fun or for Wow!), and some small stories along the way.  Rusev and Bálor start out, Finn would do the 'last until the end' bit making it to the Final Four, and looked good along the way.  Rhyno got a Philly pop, then Corbin tossed him, but got eliminated and destroyed everyone.

...including Slater as Heath was entering at #6, with everyone beating him up on the way to the ring being a hilarious running joke, even Big E stopped to shove pancakes in his mouth!  Elias came in after Heath and had time to play a song before Andrade "Cien" Almas (!) arrived.  Tye Dillinger should have been #10, but Sami & Kevin beat him up backstage and Zayn 'stole' his spot.

Sheamus came out at #11, tossing Heath into the ring, only to get Slater'ed out immediately!  Too funny!  New Day ended up all in the ring together, amidst other names like Nakamura and Cesaro.  Jinder eliminated Woods and Big E, but trying to get Kofi out, Kingston landed on Xavier!  They used a plate of pancakes to keep his foot off the ground, finally catapulting Kofi back into the ring, and he tossed Jinder in payback!

Seth Rollins was in at #18 and eliminated Cesaro, playing into the tag match later.  Woken Matt Hardy arrived and fought with Bray, they stopped to eliminate one or two guys before taking each other out of the match.  John Cena came in at #20 (he never arrives early for these matches!) and everyone jumped him, haha.  They lost interest, so he ended up eliminating Elias.

The Hurricane showed up at #21!  He tried to Hurrislam Cena and got immediately tossed out!  :D  #23 was ADAM COLE BAYBAY!  Big surprise there, but not as big as REY MYSTERIO at #27 WTF?!?!

Orton and Miz came in between those two as the star power continued to rise, then Roman Reigns (ugh) arrived at #28.  He briefly teamed with Rollins to toss out Miz, then turned on Seth and eliminated him!  What a jerk.  :)  Goldust was in at #29, and a disappointing Ziggler returned at #30, but didn't do much before being eliminated by Nakamura and Bálor.

6 men were left, with Cena / Rey / Orton on one side and Finn / Shinsuke / Reigns on the other - new school vs. old school!  Orton and Rey were next to go, leaving the Final Four.  Cena and Reigns knocked down the other two, and got a 'You both suck!' chant, heh

After some back-and-forth action, Cena eliminated Bálor to the crowd's dismay, then Nakamura eliminated Cena!  Which led to the inevitable Roman Reigns wi - KINSHASA!  REIGNS IS OUT!

WINNER:  Shinsuke Nakamura!!  YES!

How do you make that even better?  When asked which champion he wanted to face at Wrestlemania, he said AJ STYLES!  YES! YES! YES!


Raw Tag Title Match:  The Bar (Cesaro/Sheamus) d. Rollins & Jordan, New (4-Time) Champs
Amusing way to cover a legit injury to Jordan's back, Sheamus posted him early on, and he appeared woozy and disoriented.  Rollins finally made the hot tag, but Jordan staggered briefly in the ring, then tagged himself back out, haha!  Never seen that before... Seth put up a valiant effort but was beaten and lost.

WWE Universal Title Match:  Brock d. Kane (and Braun)
A wacky, wild, brawling, slamming, smashing hot mess that was fun to watch.  Since there is 'no DQ in a Triple Threat match' (sure, let's go with that), they broke tables, smashed the announcers' tables, used chairs and stairs, etc.  Brock finally shoved Braun out of the ring and F-5'ed Kane for the win, leaving with Heyman while Strowman yelled from the ring 'You didn't beat me!'  "Worst" match of the night but still fun and decent.

ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH (Women):  Wow, give them credit, they really made this a big deal, AND the main event!  We thought it would open the show, give some separation before the men's match.  Kudos!  Stephanie was on commentary, and Maria Menounos was the ring announcer.

Sasha and Becky started, as I thought they lasted for quite a while.  The first surprise return was Lita at #5, she kicked some ass for a while, including a moonsault onto both Banks and Lynch.  Kairi Sane (Mae Young Classic winner) got a great pop and some good offense, but was dumped by Dana Brooke, who was in turn eliminated by Torrie Wilson!

The new women called up from NXT recently (Absolution, Riott Squad) filled in, then Molly Holly and Michelle McCool arrived.  Michelle eliminated three people rather quickly, including Lana and Molly.  Vickie Guerrero came in for the comedy spot, screaming EXCUSE ME until everyone stopped to throw her out.  Carmella came out next, so Vickie smacked her with the MITB case as she was leaving, haha.

Natalya was out at #18, and dropped her ring gear on Carmella at ringside in a funny spot.  Kelly Kelly and Jacqueline also arrived, though neither did a lot.  Naomi played the Kofi Kingston role, landing on people at ringside, walking on the barricade, borrowing Maria Menounos's chair to get to the stairs, and coming back into the ring - only to get tossed out by Nia Jax.

Jax did big woman stuff, but was knocked out of the ring for a while, finally getting the 'everyone throw her out' spot later.  Ember Moon arrived at #23, banged up from her NXT match the night before.  Beth Phoenix was out next, squared off well with Nia Jax, and had a brief Divas Of Doom reunion before Natalya turned on her and ejected her former partner.

Then everything got serious as Asuka arrived at #25.  Business is about to pick up!  Nice bit where she and Ember came face to face, Moon got in a few shots including an Eclipse on Asuka.  Later, Asuka would use the injured arm to eliminate Ember in some nice psychology.

Mickie James, the Bella Twins, Bayley, and holy crap Trish Stratus were the final five to enter.  Trish and Mickie had a nice face-off, but James was eliminated in the exchange.  Sasha was able to eliminated Trish, and the Final Four was Banks, Asuka, and the Bella Twins.

The other three teamed up on Asuka, but Sasha got too mouthy, and when she went for the diving knees in the corner, the Bellas pushed her out.  Then Nikki tossed her sister, and had a good exchange with Asuka, but ultimately was kicked off the apron and eliminated.

WINNER:  Asuka!


The women's champions stepped into the ring and held up their titles with great anticipation, would Asuka choose the rival in Alexa Bliss, or the more physical match against Charlotte....

I DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT MY BAD REPUTATION

Ronda Rousey arrived, with a Piper-ish logo and wearing one of his old jackets (a nice gesture by Roddy's son!).  She came to the ring and offered a handshake to Asuka, who slapped her hand and grinned.  Rousey pointed to the Wrestlemania sign, then left the ring to where Stephanie was.  She offered another handshake, Stephanie slowly accepted.  Ronda exited to the ramp, pointing to the Wrestlemania sign once more as the show ended.

...WOW.  Fantastic show.  Nothing I didn't like, great surprise to close the show, just all around fun. 

Highly recommended!

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General Chat / 2017 Movies
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:00:28 PM »
There were some really good movies this year, though it seems like not as many overall.  Could just be my personal tastes of course, but figured a list of what I enjoyed might be a fun discussion as to what others liked.  Might also highlight some overlooked films.

In no particular order, I'd say my top 10 new films for last year were:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Spider-man: Homecoming
Wonder Woman
Logan
Get Out
The Accountant
The Nice Guys
Baby Driver

(Honorable mentions to: Split, It, Justice League, and Happy Death Day cuz I like Groundhog Day types, heh.)

Most the superhero/blockbuster stuff is obvious, but here's a couple you might have missed:

* The Accountant - title sounds boring, movie is not.  Basically a high-functioning autistic man (Ben Affleck) handles forensic accounting, but is also quite the bad-ass.  A fun story with lots of twists and turns, and way more action that the title suggests.

* The Nice Guys - Stars Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, two PIs in 70s Los Angeles investigate a dead girl recently seen alive, leading to a much bigger scheme.  Lots of banter, some good action, I liked all the main characters.

* Baby Driver - I'm finding there's two types of people, those who love this movie, and those who haven't seen it.  :)  The plot is simple enough, but the execution is amazing.  Musical cues fit perfectly into the action, excellent cinematography, tons of small foreshadowing items, callbacks, good dialogue, great action... this one may well crack my All Time Top Ten.  Highest recommendation.

What did you see and like?

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Virtual Raw Deal / Merry Christmas! VHS3: Payback
« on: December 24, 2017, 11:57:10 PM »
Ho ho ho! and all that stuff.  :)

It's that time again, and under the tree, Santa Creed has a few extra surprises this year!

First off, the setlist for Virtual Holiday Set 3: Payback is up, and the files are available for download.

And yes, we supersized the set a bit this year!  In addition to the 6 names announced, we snuck two more in for fun.  Two guys we wanted to put out just to get them into your hands, and holy crap, they returned to the WWE in a big way!  So the additions of Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal (both gaining the Championship for their brand this year) ended up being quite timely!

Also, as one card title says, "The Era of The Pretty Little Diva is Over!"  (Another prophetic Virtual vision, haha!)  Since female Superstars are no longer 'divas', we won't make them as such.  They return to being female Superstars like Lita and Trish, though Natalya gets grandfathered in, as she's part of the cast of Total Divas.  :)

EDIT - Oh yeah.  The Khallas is NOT a 'Full Nelson Slam', heh, we'll be adding Khallas down the road as future support.


...BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

Rather than just using the old images we had from the 3MB days, there are alternate version to use with a bit more of their present-day look.  Some of the Payback Superstars get an out-of-the-box alternate, along with a couple older Superstar updates.  Those are found here:

VSS Part 4: (.doc/.pdf)


...BUT WAIT, THERE'S EVEN MORE!

There were some beautiful alternate art Superstars this year at GenCon, and for those who couldn't make it, here they are (without GenCon stamping, of course) for you to enjoy!

2017 Alt Art: (.doc/.pdf)


Merry Christmas to all!  And now back to my appropriate holiday film festival (Lethal Weapon & Die Hard).  :D

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General Chat / *NO SPOILERS* SW8: Last Jedi *NO SPOILERS*
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:07:42 AM »
*NO SPOILERS*  *NO SPOILERS*  *NO SPOILERS*
(...and I mean it! heh)

I'm tired, it's late, so I can't truly put into words how incredible this movie is to me.  I laughed, I cheered, I gasped, and best of all, when it seemed to be winding down, there would was still more, in the best of ways... like finding another $20 in your wallet or pocket.

Carrie Fisher's passing did make a few scenes seem a bit heavier, in a good way to me.  Highly impressive film, definitely the 'Empire' of this trilogy.  Strongest recommendations to see it.  5* 10/10 and all that.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / NXT: Wargames [SPOILERS]
« on: November 18, 2017, 09:20:57 PM »
WOW.  I renewed my subscription for this show (admittedly early for the crazy rebooked TLC), and it delivered!

* Lars Sullivan d. Kassius Ohno
This was a short match, Ohno brought the fight to Lars but Sullivan is another BIG MONSTER and was just too much.  'Worst' match of the night, only in the sense of being ranked last, but perfectly acceptable.

* Aleister Black d. Velveteen Dream
Arguably the best match of the night!  They had a good story coming in, the match and story delivered way beyond expectations, and kept my interest the whole time.  Definitely one of the highlights of this show.

* Ember Moon d. Sane / Cross / Royce - New NXT Women's Champion
This was a fast sprint, everyone stayed busy, good spots.  In a nice touch, Asuka came in the ring to present Ember with the title and hugged her.  Not great, but really good and fun to watch.

* Andrade 'Cien' Almas d. Drew McIntyre - New NXT World Champion
Almas seemed to be wasted months ago, but with his new manager, it's brought him a freshness to his character.  Good back and forth match, though unfortunately it appears Drew was injured on the finish (top rope DDT) as his arm caught the rope.  Triple H said on the post-show interview that it appears to be a torn bicep. :(

* Undisputed Era d. Sanity & AOP/Strong in WarGames
Let's get this out of the way right off.  The changes made sense.  No roof = top of the cage spot, plus leaving means you lose, so there's not really a downside.  Shark cages = one team doesn't obliterate someone outside the cage with whatever weapons they bring, since there's no DQ.  Sending in teams instead of dudes = speeding up the first half of the match, since it can't be won during that time anyway.

This match DELIVERED, far beyond my expectations.  Sanity was the last team in (UE went first) and brought in weapons, including the crowd-requested tables, heh.  Lots of chaotic spots, clever moves and uses, VERY impressive stuff from Killian Dane of Sanity, including a Coast-to-Coast from the big man.  Everyone looked good, it was wild and intense, my only complaint was that after everything, the final move - running knee to a guy holding a chair - seemed a bit tame by comparison.  Still, great overall, very well done.

And yes, there was blood (though not intentional, it appeared).


Very strong show, NXT delivers yet again, and makes SurSer seem like it will pale in comparison, heh.

  • The good:  Mainly Wargames and Black/Dream
  • The bad:    Not much, really, even the least impressive stuff was still good
  • The ugly:   Drake Wuertz's (Younger's) tan, it looked Trump-ish and he seemed to be on the screen way too much for a ref, making it more obvious.  :D

Bottom line - watch this if you can.

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General Chat / Justice League [NO SPOILERS]
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:51:26 AM »
Oddly, I feel like I should just cut & paste my Thor post here.  The movie was better than anticipated, I laughed more than expected... it was a pleasant surprise.  More like Wonder Woman than BvS.

If you could only see one, I feel like Thor gets a slight edge, but neither is a bad choice.  It's nice to see DC getting their act together.

FYI: One mid-credit scene, one post-credit scene.

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General Chat / Thor: Ragnarok [NO SPOILERS]
« on: November 02, 2017, 11:52:54 PM »
WOW.  Highly impressed by the new Thor movie.  No one gave it the memo that the third movie in a trilogy usually sucks, and it was in our opinion the best of the 3 Thor flicks!

I was as surprised by this as I was with Guardians of the Galaxy.  There wasn't much downtime or slowness, things were regularly happening... good cast, great humor, special effects were excellent.  Best movie I've seen since Spider-man: Homecoming.

Post credit scenes: 2.  Mid-credits scene is kinda cruel heh.

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Virtual Raw Deal / BOO! Virtual 8B
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:31:51 AM »
Happy Halloween! 

If you want to dress up as a WWE Superstar, you have to have all the right accessories, so here's some accessories for the Superstars in Raw Deal.  (Terrible segue, I know, best I could do....)  :)

The files are ready for download here, and the full text list is updated here.  (Superstar Guides will be updated in the next day or so, I'll post when it is completed.)

There's some changes to Virtual 8, a couple fixes and corrections.  This file contains those cards:
V8A Changes: (.doc/.pdf)

Here's the list of V8A changes:

* Error Corrections:
Funk's Hangman's Neckbreaker - corrected card type on image
Jeff's Jawbreaker - added "multi" on the image.
The Enforcer - duplicate "on your" text on the image
Summer Rae's Indian Deathlock - fixed typo "reversal any Submission..."
The Supreme Fighting Machine - corrected 'in the title' when referencing cards
The People's Eyebrow - removed errant "multi" on the image

* Changed text:
Live For the Moment - Throwback
Backstage Card
Replace 'Volley' with 'non-Run-in High Risk' in the text of your Managed by Lita.
Once during each of your turns when you successfully play a maneuver, you may discard 1 card and when your next card played this turn is a Unique High Risk, you may ignore the "Can only be played after..." text, it is +3D and +1 Stun Value; when you do and your maneuver is reversed, you may discard 2 cards and continue your turn, but your next card played can only be a Unique High Risk, and when damage is applied from that card, end your turn.
Unique     RMS logo

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General Chat / Donations to TCO
« on: October 01, 2017, 10:57:43 AM »
Hello all,

For those who have asked how they can donate, I've actually tried to cover support website costs without it, but the upcoming renewal for the hosting will be a bit of a burden.  It's $323 for 1 year, with increasing discounts if renewed for 2 or 3 years.

While I can't accept any donations for Raw Deal without a legal issue, it's certainly legal to support the website we use for it!  :)  So here's the link to the PayPal account I've set up for TCO:

TCO PayPal Donation

Thanks in advance for any assistance, rest assured it is GREATLY appreciated.  (...and could curry small favors like gaining a 'TCO Donor' tag if desired)

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General Chat / That's Random
« on: September 06, 2017, 10:04:05 PM »
Just noticed that over there...





<~~~

Holy crap, I need a life.  20K posts?  What the hell's wrong with me... :D

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Superstar Strategy Guides / Virtual 8
« on: September 01, 2017, 06:03:54 AM »
Dusty Rhodes
Starting Hand Size: 5     Superstar Value: 4
WWF Legend Superstar Ability: During your Draw Segment, draw up to # cards instead, where # is the difference between your Superstar Value and your opponent's Superstar Value and cannot be greater than 3; when # is 0, put up to 1 card from Ringside into your hand instead.
You cannot pack Managers or Corners.
V8

The American Dream
Backstage Card
When you draw 1+ cards during your Draw Segment, your first maneuver with 'classic' in the title played this turn is -#F, where # is equal to the number of cards drawn. When you draw 0 cards during your Draw Segment, your first maneuver with 'classic' in the title played this turn is +2D.
Your Elbow Drop and Bionic Elbow cards are F: 0, +2D, and replace 'Buh-Buh Ray Dudley' with 'Dusty Rhodes' in the text.
Unique     RMS logo     WWF Classic logo
V8

The Common Man
Backstage Card
Cannot be packed when packing Classic Competitor. When packing this card, your maneuvers with 'classic' in the title are not Unique.
Your maneuvers with 'classic' in the title are +2D.
When one of your Pre-match cards would be moved from your Ring, you may hide this card instead.
Unique     RMS logo     WWF Classic logo
V8

Texas Bullrope Match
Pre-match Stipulation
Cannot be blanked.
During your opponent’s turn, when he plays a non-Superstar-specific non-maneuver card, he randomly discards 1 card. During your turn, when you play a non-Unique non-maneuver card, discard 1 card.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     WWF Classic logo
V8

Managed by Sapphire
Pre-match Manager
Cannot be blanked, can be played during any Pre-match phase, and does not take up a Pre-match slot in your Ring.
Your opponent's "Your Town" and non-Superstar-specific Manager are blank; at the end of the Pre-match phase, he may put 4 cards from hand on the bottom of his Arsenal; if he does, put this card into your Ringside.
When this card is in your Ring or Ringside, you may remove it from the game to reverse any non-Superstar-specific maneuver.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     WWF Classic logo
V8

Dusty's Legendary Longevity
Mid-match Action
Cannot be packed when packing Wrestlemania.
During any turn when you would lose the game via Pinfall Victory, you may put this card into your Ring from your Backlash or Ringside, shuffle up to 10 cards from your Ringside and 2 of your cards removed from the game into your Arsenal, your opponent puts up to 1 Trademark Finisher from his Ring into his Ringside, and end the current turn.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     WWF Classic logo
V8

The Common Man Elbow Drop
High Risk
Can only be played after a successfully played 4D+ maneuver or as a Counter (to a maneuver).
Can only be reversed by Unique reversals from hand, or from Arsenal.
F: 15     D: 12     SV: 2     Unique     WWF Classic logo
V8

Dusty's Figure Four Leglock
Trademark Finisher + Submission
As a maneuver, this card is -#F and +#D, where # is equal to twice the number of cards drawn for your Ability this turn. When # is 0, cannot be reversed by non-Unique cards.
You may put Maintain Hold from your Ringside into your hand.
F: 20     D: 12     SV: 2     Unique     Multi     WWF Classic logo
V8

American Dream Bionic Elbow
Trademark Finisher
When played, this card is +3D for every card drawn during your Draw Segment this turn; when this card is 20D+, it is Multi.
When you drew 0 cards during your Draw Segment this turn, this card cannot be reversed from hand or Backlash.
F: 35     D: 15     SV: 3     Unique     WWF Classic logo
V8

The Son of a Plumber
Reversal: Special
When played from hand, reverse any maneuver and shuffle up to 4 cards from Ringside into your Arsenal.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique     WWF Classic logo
V8

Common Man Boogie
Action + Action
This card ignores Hell in a Cell Match.
Shuffle this card and up to 2 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
When this card would be removed from the game, put it on the bottom of your Arsenal instead.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Multi     WWF Classic logo
V8

Rhodes Family Values
Action + Action
Shuffle any number of cards with logos also on this card from your Ringside into your Arsenal, draw up to 3 cards, and your opponent puts 1 random card from his hand on the bottom of his Arsenal.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique     Multi
V8

Hard Times
Action + Action
Cannot be reversed.
Shuffle any number of cards with 'classic' in the title from your Ringside and/or your hand into your Arsenal, then draw up to the same number of cards moved from your hand +2.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique     Multi     WWF Classic logo
V8


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Terry Funk
Starting Hand Size: 6     Superstar Value: 4
Extremist Legend Ability: When your first card played on your turn is a maneuver with 'classic' in the title, you may also immediately play a Foreign Object without 'reversed' in the text from hand; unless both cards are reversed, your turn continues.
You can pack No Sell Maneuver, but you cannot pack Managers, There is No Escape, or Everything and the Kitchen Sink. Your Foreign Objects are not Heel or Raw.
V8

The Hardcore Icon
Backstage Card
Your Starting Hand Size cannot be reduced by your opponent's cards, and do not discard to his effects before the first turn of the game.  When you discard cards for any players' card effects, your Extremes and Foreign Objects count as 2 cards.
Your Step Over Toe Hold cards are +2D and Trademark Finisher instead.
When Ladder in the Ring is in your Ring, your Airplane Spin is Multi, a Foreign Object, and +10D.
Unique     RMS logo     ECW logo
V8

Veterans of Extreme
Backstage Card
When packing this card, you may pack up to 5 non-Unique Foreign Objects hidden in your Backstage Area; at the end of the Pre-match Phase, reveal all Foreign Objects in your Backstage Area and shuffle them into your Arsenal.
Your Mid-match Capacity is +2.
When you are Terry Funk, you use your Ability, and you have lower Fortitude or 3+ fewer cards in hand, you may play a Foreign Object from Ringside as if from hand; when it is successfully played and you have 5+ greater Fortitude, put that card in your Ringside regardless of other effects.
Unique     RMS logo     ECW logo
V8

From The Double Cross Ranch
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked and can be played during the Venue phase.
Your Starting Hand Size is +2, your Terry Funk-specific cards do not take up Pre-match or Mid-match slots in your Ring, and your F: 0 maneuvers with 'classic' in the title are considered Foreign Objects.
When your maneuver with 'classic' in the title is unsuccessful, he overturns 3 cards.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     ECW logo
V8

Rip Through You Like a Chainsaw
Mid-match Reversal: Special
Reverse any Foreign Object card or any non-Superstar-specific maneuver.
When this card is in your Ring, your Foreign Object maneuvers and maneuvers with 'classic' in the title are +2D and +1 Stun Value, and your Foreign Object actions are Chain.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique     ECW logo
V8

Funkin Clothesline
Strike + Strike
When you have 10+ lower Fortitude, this card is -8F and can only be reversed from Arsenal.
Draw up to 1 card.
F: 8     D: 8     SV: 1     Unique     Multi     ECW logo
V8

Funk's Hangman's Neck Breaker
Grapple + Grapple
Your opponent removes 2 random cards in his hand from the game.
F: 12     D: 12     SV: 2     Unique     Multi     ECW logo
V8

Hit With Whatever's Available - Throwback
Strike + Strike: Foreign Object
When Funk's Branding Iron is in your Ring, this card cannot be reversed from Backlash or by hybrid reversals.
When Funk U: School of Hard Knocks is in your Ring, this card is +5D, and when this card is successfully played, put that card into your hand.
Your opponent discards cards equal to the number of non-hybrid D: 3+ maneuvers in your Ring.
F: 15     D: 10     SV: 2     Unique     Multi     ECW logo
V8

Funk's Pulling Piledriver
Trademark Finisher
This card is +1D for each Foreign Object or card with 'classic' in the title in your Ring.  When this card is D: 30+, it is Multi and cannot be reversed from Arsenal.
Your opponent discards 3 cards. 
F: 35     D: 20     SV: 3     Unique     ECW logo
V8

Funk U: School of Hard Knocks
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Unique card and choose one:  draw # cards, or put # cards from your Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal (where # is equal to the number of maneuvers in your Ring with 'classic' in the title and cannot be greater than 5).
When this card is in your Ring, your opponent's reversals are -2D.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique     ECW logo
V8

What Are You, Chicken?
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-maneuver card.
When this card is in your Ring, and your opponent's first card played on his turn is not a maneuver, he overturns 2 cards.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique     ECW logo
V8

You Egg-Sucking Dog!
Action: Foreign Object / Reversal: Special
As an action, your opponent discards 4 cards and overturns 1 card.
As a reversal, this card is -4F; reverse any card with a reversal restriction (including Poke and Shake) and remove that card from the game.
When this card is in your Ring and you have lower Fortitude, your Rip Through You Like a Chainsaw is F: 0.
F: 8      D: 0        Unique     ECW logo
V8

Funk's Branding Iron
Action: Foreign Object
Cannot be reversed by hybrid reversals.
Your opponent discards 1 random card.
Once during each of your turns when this card is in your hand, Ring, or Ringside, you may reveal it, shuffle it into your Arsenal, and draw up to 1 card.
F: 16     D: 4     Unique     ECW logo
V8


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The Charismatic Enigma
Starting Hand Size: 9     Superstar Value: 4
Superstar Ability: Once during each of your turns, when you successfully play a maneuver you may flip 2 other cards in your Ring face-down and then put up to 1 card from your Ringside into your hand.
You can pack High-Flying Style, and Jeff Hardy Mid-match Action and Arsenal cards.
V8

The X-Treme Enigma
Backstage Card
Your High-Flying Style is now Superstar-specific, and your Superstar-specific Events do not take up a Pre-match slot in your Ring.  Your Jeff Hardy-specific actions are Multi and can only be reversed by 2 reversal cards.  Do not discard for Swanton Bomb.
When you are Jeff Hardy, once during each of your turns you may reveal 1 High Risk or Trademark Finisher from hand, and then put it on the bottom of your Arsenal and your opponent puts 1 random card from hand on the bottom of his Arsenal; this effect can be reversed as if it is an Activated Card Effect.
Unique     RMS logo
V8

X-Treme Face Paint
Backstage Card
Once during each of your turns you may overturn 3 cards and then put 1 face-down non-printed-reversal card from your Ring into your hand.
When From Daredevil to WWE Champion is face-down, your From the Top Rope cards are F: 0 and your High Risks played after them are -4F, and during your turn you may put From Daredevil to WWE Champion into your Ringside and then put From the Top Rope from your Ringside into your hand.
Unique     RMS logo
V8

From Daredevil to WWE Champion
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
When this card is in your Ring, your Jeff Hardy-specific actions cannot be reversed by non-Unique reversals, and when your Fortitude Rating is 10-, your maneuvers are considered Unique for your opponent's reversals.
During your turn when this card is in your Ringside or removed from the game, you may flip 2 cards in your Ring face-down or overturn 4 cards, and then put this card in your Ring.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
V8

Live for the Moment
Mid-match Action
Can only be played when your Fortitude Rating is less than your opponent's Fortitude Rating and when you have 1 or more cards in your hand.
Discard 1 card and if your next card played this turn is a maneuver of 7D or less, it cannot be reversed.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
MA, SS2, SS3

Team X-Treme
Mid-match Action
Put all copies of the card titled Sustained Damage from your opponent's Ring area into his Ringside pile, and then search your Arsenal for 2 non-unique High Risk Maneuver cards, reveal them to him, put them into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
When this card is in your Ring area, your opponent cannot play the card titled Sustained Damage.
F: 6      D: 0     Unique     Permanent
SUM, SS2, SS3

Jeff's Fall-Away Drop Kick
Strike + High Risk
When you have lower Fortitude, can only be reversed by D:0 reversals.
Can only be played after a successfully played card or as a Counter.
Put up to 1 card from your Ringside into your hand (2 cards when you are The Charismatic Enigma).
F: 5     D: 6     SV: 1     Unique     Multi
V8

Jeff's Double Leg Drop
High Risk
Can only be played after a successfully played maneuver or as a Counter (maneuver).
When you are Team X-Treme, you may play Matt Hardy's Patented Leg Drop with this card, and ignore the 'Can only be played...' text; unless both maneuvers are reversed when played, both are successfully played, and when damage is applied from both maneuvers, end your turn.
F: 6     D: 8     SV: 1     Unique
V8

Ride the Barricade
High Risk / Reversal: Special
Cannot be reversed.
As a maneuver, can only be played after the card titled Throw Opponent Out of Ring.
As a reversal, reverse the card titled Roll Out of the Ring and end your opponent's turn.
F: 8     D: 12     Unique
BL, SS2

Jeff's Jawbreaker
Grapple + Grapple / Action / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is F: 0, and when reversed, choose one: put this card on the bottom of your Arsenal, or draw up to 2 cards.
As an action, put this card on the bottom of your Arsenal and put up to 1 card from your Ringside into your hand.
As a reversal, when you are not Team X-Treme, reverse any Grapple.
F: 9     D: 4     SV: 1     Unique     Multi
V8

Swanton Bomb
Trademark Finisher
You may search for and play this card as if it were a High Risk maneuver.
Can only be played after a successfully played 3D or greater maneuver.
If reversed from your opponent's hand, discard 4 cards.
F: 20     D: 25     SV: 2     Unique
BL, SS2

Jeff's Twist of Fate
Trademark Finisher / Action / Reversal: Special
Cannot be packed by Team X-Treme.
As an action, this card is -15F, discard this card, and all players shuffle 2 random cards from their hand into their Arsenal and draw 1 card; you draw 2 additional cards.
As a reversal, reverse any Submission (including Clutch onto Opponent) or non-Superstar-specific non-maneuver card.
When successfully played and your next card played on your turn is Jeff Hardy-specific, ignore the "Can only be played after..." text and it cannot be reversed by non-Unique cards.
F: 25     D: 15     SV: 2     Unique
V8

Whisper in the Wind
Reversal: Special
When played from your hand, reverse any maneuver played after the card titled Throw Into the Corner Turnbuckle and end your opponent's turn.  You must discard 1 card and your opponent discard 2 cards.
F: 0     D: 12     Unique
BL, SS2
   ---OR---
Whisper in the Wind - Throwback
High Risk / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, can only be played after a successfully played card; when played after a Set-up card, cannot be reversed from Backlash.
As a reversal, this card is -8F, reverse any card played after Throw Into the Corner Turnbuckle, discard 1 card and your opponent discards 2 cards.
F: 12     D: 12     SV: 2     Unique     RMS logo
V8

No More Words
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-maneuver card, draw up to 1 card, and your opponent puts 1 random card from hand on the bottom of his Arsenal.  During your next turn, you can only play Set-up Actions and maneuvers, and when you play a maneuver as a Counter, it is -5F and cannot be reversed from Backlash.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
V8

X-Treme Evasion
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Unique maneuver; when you are The Charismatic Enigma, reverse any non-Trademark Finisher maneuver instead and put 1 card from your Ringside into your hand.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique
V8

No, Jeff, Don't Do It!
Action
Can only be played after a successfully played maneuver.
Search your Arsenal for 1 non-unique maneuver, reveal it to your opponent, put it in your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal. If your next card played this turn is a High Risk maneuver, you can ignore the "Can only be played after..." text.
F: 4     D: 0
BL, SS2

The Rainbow-Haired Warrior
Action
Shuffle this card, up to 1 reversal and up to 1 maneuver from your Ringside into your Arsenal, and draw 1 card.
When this card is reversed, you may flip 1 card in your Ring face-down and then put this card into your hand instead.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique
V8

The X-Treme Taunt
Action
When you do not have a Matt Hardy-specific Pre-match card in your Ring, cannot be reversed.
Put 1 High Risk from your Ringside into your hand, and when that card is your next card played this turn, you may ignore the "Can only be played..." text on it, and your opponent ignores all reversal restrictions from cards or card effects to that card.
F: 7     D: 0     Unique

Incite the Fans!
Action
Draw up to 6 cards, look at your opponent's hand, and then discard 2 cards.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique
BL, SS2

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Virtual Set Lists / Virtual 8: Over the Limit
« on: September 01, 2017, 04:43:47 AM »
Virtual 8: Over the Limit

340 card set, featuring 16 new Superstars.


SUPERSTARS:
Arn Anderson (promo)
British Bulldog
bWo
Dusty Rhodes
Fandango
Hart Dynasty
Ken Shamrock
Nation of Domination
Summer Rae
Terry Funk
Tensai
The Charismatic Enigma (Jeff Hardy remake)
The Lionheart (Jericho premake)
Team X-Treme TB
The Brood
Val Venis

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Virtual Raw Deal / Virtual 8 (A) Spoilers
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:34:19 AM »
So here's the first of the Virtual 8 (A) Spoilers.  As the set isn't fully ready, we'll release just the new Superstars for now, shortly after GenCon wraps up.  In the fall, we'll release the rest of the set (Superstar support etc.), no specific timeframe for that yet.

So meanwhile, it is my pleasure and my honor to add this fine gentleman to the Raw Deal family:



(Kudos to TimJR for nailing the look and the logo perfectly!)

CREED

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General Chat / TCO is Back!
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:54:55 AM »
Post away, we are live at the new location!

Working on finalizing the domain transfer, and we should be all set for good after this.  :)

CREED

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Virtual Raw Deal / 2017 Revisions
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:43:45 PM »
VIRTUAL 1:

Old School Cage Match
Pre-match Stipulation
When a card that is not printed: Chain, Heat, Stipulation, Superstar-specific, or Unique moves cards from any Ringside, the number of cards moved is reduced by 1.
When Back to Basics is in your Ring, your Pre-match Capacity is +3, and your opponent cannot play I'm Gonna Break You.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     RMS logo

Old School Wrestling Match - Throwback
Pre-match Stipulation
If any player's turn ends after his Draw Segment without attempting to play a maneuver, he overturns 6 cards. Turns cannot be skipped, and non-Superstar-specific cards cannot prevent an opponent from playing maneuvers.
When Back to Basics is in your Ring, your Pre-match Capacity is +3, and your opponent cannot play I'm Gonna Break You.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     RMS logo

Dallas, Texas
Pre-match Venue
All players search their Arsenal for any number of reversal cards and remove them from the game. Then all players search their opponent’s Arsenal; if more than half of that Arsenal contains non-Volley non-Set-up reversal cards, their opponent loses the game via Pinfall Victory. (Your opponent's Superstar-specific reversals are considered Set-up cards for this effect).  All players shuffle.
F: 0     D: 0     Universally Active     Permanent

Enough Shenanigans!
Backstage Card
Cannot be packed by Doink.
All players'
Calling You Out, Inferno Match Stipulation, It's All About the Game, Piper's Pit, non-Throwback Premiere WWF Superstar, Premiere WWE Superstar, Run the Gauntlet, Yo! Kill da Beat!, Revolution Judgment Day cards are blank.
When he is Ken Kennedy or JBL, his Ability is blank.
When he is Rowdy Roddy Piper, his Ability reads "During your opponent's turns, when he plays a non-Superstar-specific card with 'reverse' in the text, he discards 1 card."
Unique     RMS logo

Revolution Slow the Match to a Crawl
Mid-match Reversal: Mean or Colossal
Requirement: discard 1 non-hybrid reversal
Your Fortitude Rating is 2- and the maneuver is a Colossal: this card is F: 0 and ignore the Requirement.
Your opponent may overturn 3 cards (6 cards if you ignored the Requirement) and put the reversed card in his hand instead.
F: 15     D: 0     Unique

This Is What We Came to the WWF For!     (The Radicalz logo)
Pre-match Event
Cannot be packed when packing Corners. Cannot be blanked.
When you play a maneuver as a Counter (from hand or Backlash), it is -#F, where # is equal to the number of non-Faction Superstar-specific cards in your Ring. When the reversal was Superstar-specific, triple #.
When your first card played each turn is a Superstar-specific action or has 'technical' in the title, it is Multi and ignore 'completely' on reversals and effects to it.

F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

Who Wants an Escort For the Night?     (Godfather logo)
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
When packing this card, you cannot pack WWE Divas: The Next Generation, and your Action: Run-in cards with a female's name in the title are Unique, but they are not Cheater or Fan Favorite.
Your Action: Run-in cards with a female's name in the title are F: 0 when played and cannot be reversed. ACE: When they are in your Ring, you can remove them from the game to reverse a non-Unique non-maneuver card.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     RMS logo

NEW AGE OUTLAWS
Starting Hand Size: 4     Superstar Value: 4
Tag Team Superstar Ability:  Once during each of your turns, you may remove 4 cards in your hand from the game, and when your next card played this turn is a non-Run-in maneuver, it is blank for the rest of the turn and can only be reversed from Arsenal.
You can pack B.A. Billy Gunn and/or Road Dogg cards, except Rico Enters!, and they are not Smackdown. You cannot pack any Title Belts except the Tag Team title belts; you cannot pack Corners or cards with 'ring psychology' in the title.

MR. PERFECT
Starting Hand Size: 6     Superstar Value: 4
WWF Legend Superstar Ability:  Once per turn, you may remove up to 2 maneuvers in your hand from the game.  When you removed 1 and your next card played is a maneuver of the same type, it is blank until the end of the turn and cannot be reversed by non-Unique non-Superstar-specific reversals played from Backlash or Ringside.  If you removed 2 maneuvers of the same type, the played maneuver also cannot be reversed from hand by hybrid reversals.
You cannot pack Revolution maneuvers. or Drawing a Blank
You are a Heenan Family Member.

Absolutely Perfect     (Mr. Perfect logo)
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
At the end of the Pre-match Phase, you may search your Arsenal for 1 non-unique maneuver, reveal it, put it in your hand, and shuffle.
ACE: Once during each of your turns, you may remove 3 random cards in your Ringside from the game, and then put 1 of your cards removed from the game in your hand.
ACE: During your turn, you may remove this card from the game and then put up to 10 cards removed from the game on the bottom of your Arsenal.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

Tear You Down Like a Minnesota Wrecking Crew     (Four Horsemen & Brain Busters logos)
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

Who is the Blue Blazer?     (Blue Blazer logo)
Action + Action
Put up to # cards from your Ringside and up to # cards removed from the game on the bottom of your Arsenal, where # is the number of maneuvers in your Ring.
ACE: During your turn, you may put this card in your Ringside and reveal Super Masks and Super Capes.
F: 12     D: 0     Unique     Multi

The King's Throne     (Triple H logo)
Pre-match Object
Can only be packed by Triple H. Cannot be packed by Two-Man Power Trip.
Search your Arsenal for 2 maneuvers, reveal them, put them under this card, and shuffle.  When a card under this card is a Triple H-specific maneuver, you may play it as if from hand.
Once during each of your turns, you may put 1 card from your hand under this card. When this card is moved from your Ring, put cards under it into your hand.
When this card is in your Ring, your Revolution Bow Before the Throne is now 'Reversal: non-unique Maneuver' instead; and your Leaping Knee to the Face is F: 0 and blank.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     RMS logo

Too Cool is in Your Corner!     (Rikishi logo)
Pre-match Corner
Cannot be blanked. You cannot play Corners.
Your Rikishi-specific Pre-match cards do not take up a Pre-match slot in your Ring. Your Rikishi-specific actions and your cards with 'Rikishi' in the title are Multi.
When played as a Counter, Back That A%$ Up is considered to be played after Throw Into the Corner Turnbuckle.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

It's Not the Size of the Dog in the Fight…     (Spike Dudley logo)
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked. Do not discard for Armageddon Is Upon Us.
Replace the 'Grapple' text with 'non-Trademark Finisher' on your Superstar-specific Mid-match reversals, ignore 'Can only be played…' text on Giant Killer, and do not discard for Brotherly Love.
ACE: You may put Brotherly Love from your Ring into your Ringside to reverse an Activated Card Effect.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

His Hands and Feet Are Lethal Weapons     (Tajiri logo)
Backstage Area
Your Educated Feet and Educated Hands cards do not take up a Pre-match slot in your Ring, and your Roll Out of the Ring cards cannot be reversed.
Ignore the 'Can only be played...' text on your Tajiri-specific cards (except Series of Kicks).
When you reverse a card from hand or Backlash and your Fortitude Rating is 10-, you may put 1 non-Multi 6D- card with "kick" or "handspring" in the title from your hand into your Ring, and your opponent overturns 3 cards.
Unique     RMS logo

The Most Electrifying Champions of Smackdown     (The People's Team logo)
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked. Cannot be packed when packing Corners.
Your Superstar-specific cards are F: 0, and your Superstar-specific actions are Multi and cannot be reversed. When played, maneuvers affected by your Ability are blank until the end of the turn.
When your opponent completely reverses your maneuver from hand or Backlash, choose one: shuffle 1 random card from your Ringside into your Arsenal, draw up to 1 card and he discards 1 card, or ACE: put 1 non-Unique non-reversal maneuver from your Ringside into your hand and then discard 2 cards.

F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

Don't Mess With the Boss's Daughter!     (Stephanie McMahon logo)
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
Your Stephanie McMahon-specific action cards are Multi.
ACE: Once during each of your turns when you have lower Fortitude and do not have an Allegiance (except McMahonism), when your opponent plays a reversal from hand to your maneuver without 'can only be reversed' in the text, you may hide 2 Enforcer cards and then he puts that reversal on top of his Arsenal and it is considered not played.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent

The Last Original ECW World Champion     (Rhyno logo)
Backstage Card
When you use your Ability, shuffle the revealed cards into your Arsenal instead.
Your opponent cannot respond to your Rhyno’s Garbage Can and it now reads: "ACE: When you successfully play a maneuver without a printed reversal restriction, you may put this card into your Ringside and then search your Arsenal or Ringside for another Rhyno-specific card, reveal it, put it in your hand, and shuffle."
Unique     ECW logo     RMS logo

Backed by Road Warrior Animal     (Heidenreich logo)
Pre-match Event
Your Heidenreich-specific Pre-match cards do not take up a Pre-match slot in your Ring.
Your Heidenreich-specific maneuvers are Trademark Finishers instead.  Your cards with 'punch' in the title are +2D.  Your Kidney Punch cards are considered Superstar-specific, replace 'is in your Ringside' with 'is in your cards removed from the game or Ringside' in the text, you may remove 2 less cards from the game when moving that card from your Ringside, and your opponent cannot prevent you from moving the card to your hand.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     RMS logo

Aerial Agility - image has '...an an Activated...' in the text.

Revolution Coming Through the Crowd     (Sandman logo)
Pre-match Event
Cannot be packed when packing Corners.
Your Pre-match Capacity is +1.
Draw 1 card and your opponent puts 1 random card from his hand on the bottom of his Arsenal.
His Superstar Value is +2 and his
non-Trademark Means and Colossals are +2F.
Unique     ECW logo

Revolution Legendary Hardcore Icon     (Terry Funk logo)
Pre-match Event
Your opponent's maneuvers are -1D and they are not affected by his modifiers that increase damage.
Once during each of your turns: you may put 1 Mid-match maneuver from your Ringside into your Backlash; when that card is Colossal or RMS, end your turn.
Unique     Permanent     ECW logo

Revolution Big Balls     (Balls Mahoney logo)
Pre-match Event
Once during each of your turns, you may reveal your hand: when you have no Extremes with Fortitude equal to or less than your Fortitude Rating in your hand, you may discard 1 random card and search your Arsenal for 1 non-Unique Extreme, reveal it, put it in your hand, and shuffle.
Replace "Extreme" with "Extreme or Foreign Object" on your Superstar-specific cards.
Unique     Permanent     ECW logo

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