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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So yeah. Erick, my bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

What are your guys' thoughts on this?

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

+1's are to be had!

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Other Gaming Discussion / River City Ransom is getting a revival
« on: July 08, 2019, 10:49:29 AM »
Only this time you play as Misako and Kyoko, Kunio and Riki's girlfriends, as they set out to rescue their boyfriends.

All I can say to WayForward and Arc System Works is SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming soon: Ace Austin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Anyone else have thoughts about this year's class?

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Major League Wrestling (MLW)
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:26:22 PM »
Many months ago, I was flipping through some channels looking for something to watch when I stumbled upon something I was unaware was on BeIN Sports. It was pro wrestling. I was shocked. Then I heard Tony Schiavone's voice, and I was even more shocked. Then I found out it was Major League Wrestling. I thought "Wait, didn't that promotion run for a couple of years and then shut down?" A quick Google search confirmed that yes, it had, but that Court Bauer not only decided to revive the promotion, but also got a TV deal on BeIN Sports for every Friday at 8 PM.

I'd been watching it on and off, and kept on getting more and more impressed. And then I recently found out that MLW actually puts up their TV shows on YouTube after they air, but presents them as a YouTube Premiere for those people that don't have BeIN Sports. I've been binge watching it since and am now a huge fan, to the point that when MLW comes to Philadelphia on February 2nd, Dilbert and I will be going to the show.

What I've found since I've been watching MLW:

-Tony Schiavone's REALLY repairing his reputation as a wrestling commentator quickly. In an interview, he admitted his faults and attributed it partially to knowing that what WCW was putting out was crap and as a result, not being all that invested. Here? He's completely invested, and he's also showing off a great sense of humor and chemistry with both Matt Striker and Rich Bocchini. As a result, his commentary has been great.

-There's a couple of ring oldies that can STILL go. LA Park (aka La Parka) is in his early fifties and isn't exactly in the best shape, but MAN can he still go. For that matter, Carl Ouellet (aka Quebecer Pierre) reinventing himself as "The French Frankenstein" PCO and doing split-legged moonsaults and suicide dives at age 50 has caught me completely off guard.

-Teddy Hart has resurrected his career. As it turns out, there's a reason for past incidents and bad behavior by him: he's bipolar but wasn't diagnosed until a couple of years ago. Now he's getting treatment for it, and he's not only calmed down but also been putting on some great matches.

-Teddy's stablemate Brian Pillman Jr has so far in his young career impressed. He has echoes of his father, but is absolutely not trying to be his dad. Gonna keep an eye on him.

-Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr and Fenix) are amazing performers. Twice they've been involved in matches defending their tag titles where the fans in attendance have thrown money into the ring at the end. For the uninitiated: in Mexico, if a match is particularly impressive, the crowd shows its appreciation by throwing money into the ring.

-There's all sorts of styles being demonstrated, and the workers have also shown an impressive ability to adapt their preferred styles so there isn't a lack of chemistry.

-Konnan in LAX was kinda embarrassing, seeing as how he was acting like a middle-aged gangbanger. Konnan as the mentor and veteran presence for Lucha Bros and other wrestlers is much better.

-"Filthy" Tom Lawlor is great. That's all that needs to be said.


Overall, I'm hooked. Friday nights at 8 PM have become can't miss TV for me.

I encourage you to check out MLW by binge-watching their shows. Check 'em out on YouTube here.

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Other Gaming Discussion / Bunny Stasis: A Game About Lagomorph Combat
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:03:12 PM »
At this past year’s GenCon, I met a guy at the FFTCG Sealed Crystal Cup named Irving Diaz. Irv and I hit it off immediately and we became friends. In particular, I recommended a place I’d been to on Wednesday called BRU Burger Bar. There was a miscommunication somewhere because he wanted me to come along with him and his buddies. We’re planning on meeting up at GenCon this year for that purpose.

The main reason I’m posting this though is because Irv has been developing a game called “Bunny Stasis”. It’s a game about being the last bunny standing and it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Irv introduced me to it and I tried it out, and I like it. Today he texted me a link. It’s for a Kickstarter for the game. Details can be found on the page for it. I highly recommend pledging to have the game made and getting it yourselves.

Read up about Bunny Stasis and pledge here.

I will obviously be pledging. I hope some of you guys decide to as well.

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Fantasy Cards / Aleister Black, presented by Dilbert (with input from me)
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:04:47 PM »
Aleister Black
SHS: 6
SSV: 1
NXT SSA: Your opponent's non-F:0 reversals to your Superstar Specific cards are +6F. You may pack Face, Heel, Cheater, and Fan Favorite cards in your Alignment Deck, but you cannot pack Face, Heel, Cheater, or Fan Favorite cards in any other Area.

No Man is Ever Truly Good... No Man is Ever Truly Evil...
Alignment Deck
This deck may contain up to 6 Arsenal Face cards, up to 6 Arsenal Heel cards, up to 6 Arsenal Fan Favorite cards, and up to 6 Arsenal Cheater cards. When you reveal your Superstar card, reveal either all Face and Cheater or all Heel and Fan Favorite cards in this deck and shuffle them into your Arsenal.

During your turn, you may reveal all cards under this card. Search your hand, Ringside, removed from game, and Arsenal for all Face, Heel, Fan Favorite, and Cheater cards, and place them into your Backstage area. Then shuffle the revealed cards into your Arsenal and turn this card face down.
Unique

I Do the Things You Never Could... And We Will Never Be Equal
Pre-Match Event
When you have less Fortitude than your opponent, your non-Superstar Specific maneuvers are -#F, where # is equal to the number of cards in your opponent's hand. When you have greater Fortitude, your non-Superstar Specific maneuvers are +#D, where # is equal to the number of cards in your opponent's hand.

Before your Draw Segment, if you and your opponent have the same number of cards in hand, draw 1 card and he discards 1 card.
Permanent
Unique
F:0 D:0

Silent Contemplation
Mid-Match Action
This card is also considered to be titled "From The Top Rope".
When this card is your first non-Pre Match, non-Reversal card played of the game, you may discard up to six cards. For every two cards discarded, search your Arsenal for one non-Superstar specific card, reveal it to your opponent, put it into your hand, and shuffle your Arsenal.
When you overturn any number of cards for your card effects, you may shuffle up to one card from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
Unique
Permanent
F:0 D:0

Release The Pressure
Reversal: Special
Reverse any non-Trademark Finisher maneuver and end your opponent's turn. If the reversed card was a Submission, and you have fewer cards in hand than your opponent, choose one: your opponent discards cards until he has the same number of cards in hand as you, or you draw cards until you have the same number of cards in hand as him.
Unique
F:8 D:0

Black Mass
Trademark Finisher/Reversal: Action
Can only be reversed by a Reversal card.
When played, you may remove up to six cards in your Ring from the game. Your opponent's Reversals are +2F for each removed card.
As a Reversal, discard this card and reverse any Action. You may play the reversed action as the first card of your turn as if you had your opponent's Fortitude. If it is reversed, put Black Mass into your hand.
Unique
F:25 D:20 SV:3

Blood Moon Stomp
High Risk + High Risk
Can only be played as a Counter or after the card title "From The Top Rope".
When played after the card "From The Top Rope", your opponent's Reversals with "Multi" in the text are blank.
Unique
Multi
F:15 D:20 SV:2

Arise From The Shadows
Pre-Match Event
This card can be played can be played during any Pre-Match phase and does not take up a slot in your Ring.
When you successfully play a Heel or Cheater card, put one card from your Ringside into your hand.
When you successfully play a Face or Fan Favorite card, look at your opponent's hand, choose one card, he discards the chosen card, and draws one card.
Unique
Permanent

Perpetrate Your Propaganda
Antic
Your actions are Multi, and if completely reversed, put them back into your hand.
F:0 D:0
Unique
Permanent

Dragonslayer
Submission
This card is considered blank for your card effects.
When this card is in your Ring, during your turn, you may overturn 2 cards to play this card.
When this card is in your Ringside, you may overturn 6 cards to put this card into your hand.
Unique
F:10 D:10

And Now I'm Calling You Out
Action
Discard 3 cards and shuffle 8 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
When the card titled "Calling You Out" is in your Ring, double all numbers on this card.
Unique
F:0 D:3

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Other Gaming Discussion / Extra Life Streaming Event @ Gamers Heaven
« on: November 08, 2018, 05:39:11 PM »
Good evening everyone!

I'm posting this up because I will be on-stream during the event. Saturday, from 6 PM to 8 PM to be specific. I will be playing Blade Strangers, a fun little fighting game, giving an overview of the game as well as having random folks come on to play with me. And if you are able, donations to benefit Extra Life would be appreciated! Gamers Heaven has a Twitch channel where the event will be streamed.

Event info can be found here. GH's Twitch is located here.

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For the first time, cards have been banned from Final Fantasy TCG.

As of December 1st, Gesper [5-034C] and Thaumaturge [5-040C] are now banned from Constructed format.

To explain the cards:

Gesper is an Ice Monster which costs 2 CP. While he's in play, on your turn, you can dull him to make each player discard one card. Thaumaturge is an Ice Forward for 2 CP which, when he comes into play, makes the opponent discard a card. He also gains +4000 Power if the opponent has two or less cards in their hand.

Turbo Ice Discard is something that has been prevalent throughout the last two sets. Considering you can have multiple Gesper and Thaumaturge out, and their cheap cost, it's fairly easy to nuke the opponent's hand and make them go into topdeck mode for the rest of the game. Now in playing, I will say that Turbo Ice, while annoying, is not an unbeatable monster. In fact, speaking personally, I've faced the deck multiple times and have won as much as I've lost against it. If anything, to borrow a Raw Deal term, this seems to be based on Turbo Ice Discard being an NPE for players, and SquareEnix making the move is not only to tone down the deck, but also remove the Turbo Ice NPE.

We'll have to wait to see if Turbo Ice Discard weakens significantly to open the meta, but this is exciting news.

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General Chat / The only video you need to watch for Halloween
« on: October 22, 2018, 05:08:40 PM »
Found this randomly and loved it.

Slashstreet Boys - I'll Kill You That Way

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Other Gaming Discussion / Stardew Valley
« on: October 04, 2018, 07:40:47 PM »
Just randomly throwing this out there. I have some questions, specifically about the marriage candidates. If anyone here plays, I would appreciate your answers.

1. Who did you marry?

2. If you married Penny, please explain why she is best girl.

3. If you didn't marry Penny, why are you so heartless as to keep her trapped in that trailer with her alcoholic and emotionally abusive mother?

4. If you married Shane, please explain why he is best boy.

5. If you didn't marry Shane, why are you so heartless as to not be the support he needs to help him deal with his depression and suicidal thoughts?

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Other Gaming Discussion / Smash Ultimate
« on: August 09, 2018, 04:17:30 PM »
Super Smash Bros Ultimate seems to be at this point Masahiro Sakurai giving fans whatever they ask for. Ridley being the first new character introduced was something long anticipated but never thought a reality. But now thanks to the Nintendo Direct yesterday, it seems "Give the fans whatever they want" is the primary factor for new additions. Proof:

There's tears flowing. But they're not bloody, that I can assure you.

Finally got his lazy ass off the Gangplank Galleon.

With that in mind, I have only one thing to say:

GOKU FOR SMASH!!!!

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Other Gaming Discussion / My FFTCG Article About Netdecking
« on: July 30, 2018, 05:33:15 AM »
Hey everyone! Just wanted to link you guys to something I did.

At the June 30th Zodiac Trial, I proposed to John Schreiner and Dan Cousillas, two of the top FFTCG players in New Jersey, and the owners of EXP+, an online FFTCG site, a series of articles about netdecking. John had said he was working on one, but welcomed me to submit it to him.

I did so, and John was so impressed by it, both the tone and formatting of it, that he decided to scrap his article on netdecking and gave me the go-ahead to write my series.

The article recently went up (The date it went up was actually July 25th, not July 5th.). You can find it here.

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Classic Raw Deal / Quick opinion poll
« on: July 19, 2018, 08:25:45 PM »
I've just got a quick question for everyone: Would you agree or disagree that the TK support for Raw Deal back when it was officially running was a negative from a gameplay aspect, to the point of it being a major issue?

I'm asking because I got into a debate with some fellow Final Fantasy TCG players about the promo support for the game. The first three promos made were unique cards not found in any set, but after that, it was changed to alternate art versions of pre-existing cards. Some FFTCG players want unique cards that aren't printed in any set as promos/prize support, but I stated my opposition to this, because in my experience as a Raw Deal player, some of the cards in TKs became absolute necessities for decks, and not having them put you at a disadvantage. This created scenarios of players who won and had those cards, and players who didn't and fell behind as a result unless they shelled out cash for them on eBay or elsewhere. To me, this was a major problem, and it's because of that experience in Raw Deal I am against any sort of unique prize cards.

What are your thoughts?

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