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Virtual Raw Deal / Re: Need help with The Enforcer
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:34:55 AM »
Honestly double a is kind of overrated. You r basically screwed if opp is a stall or defensive. U best bet is to pack oswm tb to force him to whack u. Btw rakes are way better then spinebusters or powerslam. One of biggest drawback for playin oswm tb is u may not have enugh manuver to whack given 3/4 of yr deck consist of red. Drawing a blank is gd, heat is decent, wcw package honestly dun help much, as the discard thru big boys is simply way too slow. If u see a big startin hand chain deck u r screwed too. Anyway pack a frankie, very useful when yr opp dun play no escape or vickie.

Arn is a pure tank.  He has some weaknesses - most of his offense is non-unique maneuvers, and that opens up a boatload of reversals that Unique maneuvers wouldn't normally deal with - but I think he's rated right about where he should be - that Tier 1/Tier 2 borderline that someone can push him up to Tier 1 if they come up with the right secret sauce.

For stall/defensive - you can pack tools to get around stall, like Pulp Mania or Slingshot Into The Ring Post.  Your deck doesn't have to be 30 reversals and 30 WCW cards.  The Thrust Knee Lifts can help in some situations, too.  And if you're heel, Rakes help too.

And as for Frankie - if I were prepping for a plunge deck with someone like Arn, then I would see if I could make The Heenan Family work first - yes it doesn't help your non-uniques, but Legends' base reversals are Unique with Legendary Defense, plus In My Day/Legendary Ring Work and Cowboy/Legendary Assistance, and there's also a ton of good Unique reversals in the game now that you can use.  As someone who ran a Heel Texas Rattlesnake at Worlds and ran Heenan Family, trust me when I say you can build a Unique Reversal base that covers your ass against plunge shenanigans.

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Deck Reviews - Virtual / Re: Trish V8
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:22:18 AM »

For a action-heavy deck, you DO NOT have a way to deal with HIAC.


He runs Managed by Vince McMahon - blanks a stip and one other effect of his choosing.

Cell players usually run Managed by Eric Bischoff, making Managed by Vince useless.  If Cell is an issue, Bra and Panties Match should be the option of choice.

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Virtual Raw Deal / Re: holiday set 2017
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:41:30 PM »
Follow up to that Hawkins Face Card

Are You Ready to Face The Facts?
Backstage Card
Your Superstar Ability is blank. 
During his turn, your opponent may discard 10 cards - if he does, hide this card.
Unique / RMS

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General Discussion: Raw Deal / Re: NXT as the fourth format for Worlds
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:43:04 AM »
How do you handle the top cut being only 3 matches?

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Gaming Discussion (Everything Else) / Re: HYPE! FFTCG Opus IV
« on: November 22, 2017, 06:16:46 AM »
That's one thing I'm confused about - do monsters have "summoning sickness" for their abilities when they don't become forwards? 


I already answered this for you, but I'll post up to explain to everyone else.

Monsters can use abilities that don't require them to dull the turn they come into play. Abilities that turn Monsters into Forwards can be used, since they don't require them to dull, but they can't attack the turn they come into play.

The question is whether abilities like Kefka's that give Monsters the ability to turn into Forwards fall under the same restriction.

EDIT: And now I can't access the document showing the current spoilers. Oh well.

The person who was writing the document had to keep killing the Terra spoiler because it wasn't an official spoiler.

Why they allowed the world to have write permission on the document is anyone's guess.

I'm super-pumped for Saturday, can't wait to get my hands on this set.

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Gaming Discussion (Everything Else) / Re: HYPE! FFTCG Opus IV
« on: November 21, 2017, 10:21:42 AM »
That's one thing I'm confused about - do monsters have "summoning sickness" for their abilities when they don't become forwards? 

Cyan's S is CRAZY because it doesn't specify when you use it.  So you always trigger it when the opponent passes priority.

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Lackey Tournaments / Re: TCO Lackey tournament #11
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:07:54 PM »
In order 2 then 3 then 1

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: Survivor Series 2017 Thoughts
« on: November 15, 2017, 04:37:27 PM »
The way Smackdown has talked, I'd be really surprised if Raw doesn't win a narrow majority of matches.

Shield d. New Day
Enzo d. Kalisto
Usos d. The Bar - This may be match of the night.
Charlotte d. Alexa Bliss - first woman to do almost everything
Miz d. Baron Corbin - this will look like a typical Miz match - take a beating, get some heat, take another beating, get saved by the Miz-tourage, SCF, 1-2-3.
Brock Lesnar d. AJ Styles - admittedly this is a vote of no-confidence in WWE to put AJ over - Mahal NEEDED to win here to not be a joke, but AJ can recover, so recover he will.
Raw SS Team (Asuka/Nia/Alicia Fox/Sasha/Bayley) d. SD SS Team (Natayla/Becky/Tamina/Naomi/Carmella) - Survivors italicized.  I'm 50/50 on Nia surviving - she and Tamina could go double-countout.  No way in HELL they kill Asuka here.
Smackdown SS Team (McMahon/Orton/Nakamura/Roode/Cena) d. Raw SS Team (Angle/HHH/Strowman/Joe/Balor) - survivors again emphasized.  Raw will spend more time imploding than fighting.  Raw goes down 5-1 (Angle wipes out HHH, Joe wipes out Balor, then Angle and Balor wipe out Joe and HHH in return), then Strowman starts pounding people to come back but Orton RKO's Strowman to maintain his perfect record (and meanwhile Strowman gets over by wiping our four people). 

Raw "wins" the PPV 4-3 (CW match doesn't count).



Not to get picky, Orton isn't perfect at SurSer. Lost to Hardys, DX & Punk.

Don't they make a big deal about his "perfect" record at Survivor Series, or is that someone else I'm thinking of?


Since it involves Punk they just ignore the loss. So in WWE logic he's perfect.

According to ESPN, he's still the top Survivor Series performer of all-time.

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: Survivor Series 2017 Thoughts
« on: November 15, 2017, 03:11:15 PM »
The way Smackdown has talked, I'd be really surprised if Raw doesn't win a narrow majority of matches.

Shield d. New Day
Enzo d. Kalisto
Usos d. The Bar - This may be match of the night.
Charlotte d. Alexa Bliss - first woman to do almost everything
Miz d. Baron Corbin - this will look like a typical Miz match - take a beating, get some heat, take another beating, get saved by the Miz-tourage, SCF, 1-2-3.
Brock Lesnar d. AJ Styles - admittedly this is a vote of no-confidence in WWE to put AJ over - Mahal NEEDED to win here to not be a joke, but AJ can recover, so recover he will.
Raw SS Team (Asuka/Nia/Alicia Fox/Sasha/Bayley) d. SD SS Team (Natayla/Becky/Tamina/Naomi/Carmella) - Survivors italicized.  I'm 50/50 on Nia surviving - she and Tamina could go double-countout.  No way in HELL they kill Asuka here.
Smackdown SS Team (McMahon/Orton/Nakamura/Roode/Cena) d. Raw SS Team (Angle/HHH/Strowman/Joe/Balor) - survivors again emphasized.  Raw will spend more time imploding than fighting.  Raw goes down 5-1 (Angle wipes out HHH, Joe wipes out Balor, then Angle and Balor wipe out Joe and HHH in return), then Strowman starts pounding people to come back but Orton RKO's Strowman to maintain his perfect record (and meanwhile Strowman gets over by wiping our four people). 

Raw "wins" the PPV 4-3 (CW match doesn't count).



Not to get picky, Orton isn't perfect at SurSer. Lost to Hardys, DX & Punk.

Don't they make a big deal about his "perfect" record at Survivor Series, or is that someone else I'm thinking of?

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Professional Wrestling Discussion / Re: Survivor Series 2017 Thoughts
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:56:40 PM »
The way Smackdown has talked, I'd be really surprised if Raw doesn't win a narrow majority of matches.

Shield d. New Day
Enzo d. Kalisto
Usos d. The Bar - This may be match of the night.
Charlotte d. Alexa Bliss - first woman to do almost everything
Miz d. Baron Corbin - this will look like a typical Miz match - take a beating, get some heat, take another beating, get saved by the Miz-tourage, SCF, 1-2-3.
Brock Lesnar d. AJ Styles - admittedly this is a vote of no-confidence in WWE to put AJ over - Mahal NEEDED to win here to not be a joke, but AJ can recover, so recover he will.
Raw SS Team (Asuka/Nia/Alicia Fox/Sasha/Bayley) d. SD SS Team (Natayla/Becky/Tamina/Naomi/Carmella) - Survivors italicized.  I'm 50/50 on Nia surviving - she and Tamina could go double-countout.  No way in HELL they kill Asuka here.
Smackdown SS Team (McMahon/Orton/Nakamura/Roode/Cena) d. Raw SS Team (Angle/HHH/Strowman/Joe/Balor) - survivors again emphasized.  Raw will spend more time imploding than fighting.  Raw goes down 5-1 (Angle wipes out HHH, Joe wipes out Balor, then Angle and Balor wipe out Joe and HHH in return), then Strowman starts pounding people to come back but Orton RKO's Strowman to maintain his perfect record (and meanwhile Strowman gets over by wiping our four people). 

Raw "wins" the PPV 4-3 (CW match doesn't count).

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Lackey Tournaments / Re: TCO Lackey tournament #11
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:56:16 PM »
Mondays aren't usually too good for me, I probably won't be available until close to midnight your time.  I should be free Tuesday or Wednesday for most of the afternoon or evening.

I will make sure I'm on at least one of those days, if not both.

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Lackey Tournaments / Re: TCO Lackey tournament #11
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:26:22 PM »
We were going to do this past Thursday, but I was running a little late all day, and didn't see him on, not sure if I missed him or what.

We missed each other, I passed out on my couch and by the time I came online you weren't there. 

I'm around Mon - Wed evening, then I'm gone until Sunday at a wedding.  Any chance we can make it happen sometime tonight?

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Gaming Discussion (Everything Else) / Re: HYPE! FFTCG Opus IV
« on: November 09, 2017, 06:26:24 AM »
Setzer is the new Steiner, except minus the EX burst (which is significant)

I'm a huge fan of Tama - I could see an Earth/Fire deck where Sabin is cheated into play when a character would be otherwise broken.  But in mono-Fire 4F 10K is nothing to sneeze at either.  One of the principles of the deck that won the East Coast Petit Cup was the Fire backup that added 2K to any forward and then smacking people with it.

Gau isn't there for Rage, he's there for cheaping monster abilities.  So far we know of:

1. Pop Bomb for 4K, play Gau, pop Bomb for 4k again.
2. Play a cheap minion (the Water Knight that is +1K for each backup), pop Goblin to Haste it and draw 1, then play Gau to put Goblin in play (and optionally popping him again to Haste Gau and draw). 

EDIT2: Ahriman in a Water/Wind deck too - I think it's 1 Wind and break Ahriman to break a Monster or Forward - double the breaking!

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General Discussion: Raw Deal / Re: Backlash Podcast
« on: November 07, 2017, 09:18:43 AM »
I'm just starting to listen now, but I'm definitely looking forward to finishing the first three of these and getting more.  Hope you guys can keep this up.

Talking about the Ontario Play qualifier in Podcast 1 really brought back memories - I was there as Back to Basics BFM, and Crasher was there as Team Angle.  Also lost to Evil Dave in the cut, top 16. 

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Virtual Raw Deal / Re: is Rhyno NXT now?
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:16:53 PM »
To add to this: What exactly does "From NXT to WWE" do for Rhyno other than giving him a free spot for Underrated Superstar? (Not that that's a bad thing)

That's pretty much it.  He neither draws nor recovers for his ability.

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Rules Forum / Re: Timing Question
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:36:10 PM »
If you have multiple effects that go off in the same timing period (which these both do) then you choose the order you want them to resolve.  That applies here: assuming your opponent reverses your maneuver/action from hand, you can fire Never Give Up first, then if he discards 2 cards, you can trigger Banned.

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Virtual Raw Deal / Re: BOO! Virtual 8B
« on: November 01, 2017, 12:16:18 PM »
Virtual 37

Virtual 37: We're Not Even Supposed to Be Here Today
-Starring the superstars of Southpaw Regional Wrestling


...sorry, couldn't help it.


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Virtual Raw Deal / Re: Hell In A Cell + Ryback question
« on: October 26, 2017, 04:07:39 AM »
Your analogy is correct - if you have 5+ cards under Ryback Rules, it will allow you to play Ryback-specific non-reversal cards from Ringside while in the Cell.  Movement is still blocked - you wouldn't be able to put Shell Shocked at the bottom of your Arsenal for example - but playing the Shell Shocked is fine.

On the discarded mid, they never actually make it to the Ringside pile as part of their resolution.  Because of this, the Cell can never lock them down, and they return to your Backlash deck as instructed.

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Lackey Tournaments / Re: TCO Lackey tournament #11
« on: October 24, 2017, 02:50:24 PM »
We can try but I'm not optimistic. I have to get a chest xray tonight and the line for some reason is staggeringly long.

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Rants Forum / Take that stethoscope...
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:12:55 AM »
OK, I have to get this off my chest (pun intended, you'll see why in a sec), and it's a little long-winded so sorry about that.

Some time ago now - 2-3 weeks maybe - I started coughing out of nowhere.  Dry cough, headache, normal cold stuff.  I self-treated it for a while with the usual over the counter crap, fought through the symptoms, and went on about my life.

It didn't get better. 

This past weekend, it got even worse - wet cough, more short of breath than usual.  Being a prototypical stupid male when it comes to my health, I ignored the symptoms (and my wife's urging) until Monday, including going to work in NYC. 

The commute home Monday may have been one of the 10 worst experiences of my life.  I legit thought I was going to die on that train, because I couldn't stop coughing or gasping for air.  By the time I got home, everything was closed but the hospital, but I once again tried to ignore it and sleep it off. (RPG rule 1 - sleep heals everything).  In retrospect, that was a really dumb decision, but I had felt better after a full night of sleep Sunday into Monday, so there was some (bad) logic here.

After getting precisely no sleep, enough was enough.  I went to a local urgent care facility because they have on-site X-ray machines, so I figured if they wanted to do a chest X-Ray, they could do it on the spot.

Show up, register, go through the pre-visit process, during which the intake nurse took a bit of extra time on my blood oxygen reading.  So I'm thinking something's wrong for sure, as she stood there and waited for the number to come up before leaving.  I explain to the attending doctor what the problem was (wet cough, trouble breathing), he puts the stethoscope to my lungs a couple of times, writes me an antibiotic prescription and gives me a cough suppressant, a statement of "you can go back to work tomorrow" and out the door. 

Tue through Thu I follow those instructions and actually get worse.  Thu was another day in which I was just beyond miserable by the afternoon.  So I get my family doc involved on Friday morning, and by that time you could have mistaken me for a zombie.  I couldn't walk more than a shamble or I'd start gasping for air, and all the coughing had caused me a headache that was just throbbing.  For accuracy, I brought in the prescription the urgent care doctor gave me since I could never remember the drug names.

Now I love my PCP for several reasons - 1) She's an independent practictioner, 2) She takes exactly 0 crap and gives 0 fucks about anything but treating her patients, 3) She's not afraid to reach a little bit out of the realm of PCP if it helps, and most importantly 4) She listens to her patients.  Hard to find all that in one doc these days.

She takes one listen to my story and says "you probably have pneumonia".  She follows up with some questions about the urgent care visit will examining me.  "What did the chest X-ray reveal at the urgent care facility?"  "What did they say when they looked into your throat?".  None of which they bothered to do, and every answer she gave me the same blank stare, like "what the eff was that doctor thinking?"  She looks at the prescriptions I had with me, and said "Yeah, this isn't going to help you, give them back to the pharmacy". 

Sure enough, the chest X-ray came back; I had pneumonia.

And it's amazing how quickly you feel incrementally better when you have the right medicine for the condition you actually have.

As I told QR a bit ago, I now have a really healthy distrust for urgent care in general - the two facilities in particular around me are 0 for 4 in correct diagnosis of my symptoms, and this last one almost literally killed me with the grand slam of laziness, ineptitude, failure to listen to your patients, and bad prescriptions, and he can, as the Rock would say, take that stethoscope, shine it up real nice, turn that sumbitch sideways and stick it straight up his candy ass. 

I don't know if I want to proceed in any way against them - is it even worth my time to write a scathing online review or file a complaint?  I have a plan for them if they try to charge me anything, but it should be 100% covered at this point (I've hit my out of pocket max for the year). 

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Lackey Tournaments / Re: TCO Lackey tournament #11
« on: October 24, 2017, 06:40:55 AM »
Tuto should get the win over me, as we discussed.  He's made every effort, it's not his fault I was horrendously sick this round.

I should be good for Round 4 assuming my opponent can play on the weekend.

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Rules Forum / Re: Timing break down
« on: October 22, 2017, 07:02:04 PM »
This response above is me interpreting "unsuccessfully played" as "opponent successfully plays a card that reverses your card", which he did if he reversed your Classic.  This could be well-off, and I'm open to correction, but one of things that has always held true about Raw Deal is that damage is almost always resolved last.  And the exception list to that rule has been very short to date - Chain trait searching is the only common one I can think of.

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Rules Forum / Re: Timing break down
« on: October 22, 2017, 02:18:42 PM »
What happens first funks backstage that forces a mill of 3 or opponets reversal damage?

I assume you mean this:
Quote
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

The Double-Cross Ranch would trigger before reversal damage.  In the timing breakdown, since the reversal is the card that's successfully played, your outside effect of DCR triggers in step 7B, where damage applies in 9B

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General Discussion: Raw Deal / Re: Jarret and Stun
« on: October 20, 2017, 06:25:55 AM »
Just once period, not draw 4 stun and they discard 4/burn 4 cause that would be crazy good.

Yeah, that's busted as all you-know-what.

Also of note - when you use Jarrett's ability, you would forfeit however many cards you'd draw for that one instance, no matter the number.  Ex: if you Offer Handshake (tb) and use your ability on the draw, you would not draw anything, cause the opponent to burn 1/discard 1, and then he draws 1.

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General Discussion: Raw Deal / Re: Jarret and Stun
« on: October 19, 2017, 06:51:55 AM »
I mean, it can't hurt too much.  Jarrett's issue is his disappearing hand, so having a stun-heavy deck and Stun The Crowd can only help. 

As to overturn reversals, it depends on the opponent - I'd say most opponents that run Rev of the Mind probably overturn about 6 maneuvers max unless they're designed to do otherwise.

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