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Virtual Raw Deal / Re: 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: December 23, 2018, 05:53:28 AM »
So for The Demon Arrives, even though it says I MUST move a card in my ring I can op out of that and just randomly remove 3 cards from the game?

So I'm not 100% on this, but I believe that because it says MUST you truly must, you cannot simply opt out. The bit about randomly removing 3 cards is probably there in case you've run out of cards in your ring, or every card in your ring is permanent and cannot be removed for its effect. Because without that, you could probably run an interesting build that used a lot of permanent cards to try and avoid the otherwise mandatory effect. I'm not necessarily seeing where that would become abusive, but, of course, I haven't tried to build him to exploit it since the way the card is written has precluded that kind of build.

Virtual Raw Deal / Re: 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: December 22, 2018, 09:34:52 AM »
Wow, the Visage is gorgeous. All of the cards on this set have been looking great, Finn is getting some really striking ones.

Virtual Raw Deal / Re: 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: December 22, 2018, 07:26:42 AM »
When choosing a card to move from your opponents ring is it the entire number of cards you have removed from the game or just the 2+ you happened to move from under your Superstar card at the time?

The second one: just the number of cards you moved on that activation. The verbage is "you removed", referring back to paying the cost of the effect. If it we're counting the total number of cards removed from the game, it would have been written as "where # is the total number of your cards removed from the game."

Virtual Raw Deal / Re: 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: December 16, 2018, 07:59:19 AM »
My fatal flaw as a card game player is my inability to read the cards in their entirety.

Back before I knew about TCO, my playgroup made fantasy cards for each of us. One of my cards allowed me to ignore a sentence in a card for this exact reason.

Virtual Raw Deal / Re: 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: December 16, 2018, 07:13:06 AM »

So does this mean on the non-maneuver thing the non-Maneuver doesn't have to be Successful for him to get the bonus Crud on "The Man Gravity Forgot" or what as that seems kinda crappy on that by oh lookee I reversed your Recovery and now I can get Free Bonuses as I think it should be if your Opponent successfully played a non-maneuver on their turn then you get the bonuses.

Counter-point: that means even if Neville has plenty of F and doesn't need the discount, the maneuver still qualifies for being reversed by Your Reach Exceeds Your Grasp (unless it was an RMS maneuver).

Virtual Raw Deal / Re: 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: December 14, 2018, 09:16:41 AM »
Bo is looking like a ton of fun. He and The Ascension have me thinking up a fantasy card for those NXT who got called up and were completely squandered.

Virtual Raw Deal / Re: 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: December 08, 2018, 08:11:00 AM »
I am really looking forward to playing Alexa. This is yet another set that is an absolute embarrassment of riches. Too much good stuff already. I also appreciate her breathing new life into non-TB Chokehold, which was a mainstay of many of my early decks.

Virtual Raw Deal / Re: 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: November 28, 2018, 07:16:25 AM »
... (with one exception, Ascension is kind of a promo Superstar, and has a smaller set.) ...


Oh now I'm super intrigued. I really liked the look of them based off their Superstar card, but did not of them as a promo Superstar. Hype-train, depart!

Virtual Raw Deal / Re: 30 Days of Raw Deal Christmas
« on: November 27, 2018, 08:56:02 AM »
Hooray Blue Pants! Absolutely loving the Vaudevillians so far!

General Discussion: Raw Deal / Re: thankful for RDPC
« on: November 23, 2018, 06:03:06 AM »
Hear, hear! Especially in the face of those of us who are ungrateful, thank you to the whole team for all of your hard work and sacrifice in continuing to improve this wonderful game!

Since the SS3 version is MRP, you have to follow that text. However, reviewing it, I don't see any real differences except that the new version also looks for Spinebuster for determining whether you can play it.

To be clear, you are still allowed to pack and play this original version, you just have to treat it and obey the MRP version of the text.

Deck Reviews - Classic / Re: Rey Mysterio Deck List Help
« on: October 20, 2018, 03:20:10 PM »
If you're using Virtual cards, you can pack High-Flying Style and Cruiserweight Style Action. Those make your non-Throwback Japanese Arm Drags 0F High Risks, which might help get that opening Fortitude.

Rules Forum / Re: Blanking card moved from ring and then re-played
« on: September 08, 2018, 08:14:17 AM »
When Heyman uses his ability, he just puts them into his ring or into his Backstage; he never plays them. Accordingly, his stipulations don't encounter step 1 of the timing in playing a card:
"1 Play the card.  Until the card is moved to another area, it is not in any area while resolving the Timing Breakdown."

So his stipulations are always either in his ring or Backstage.

Welcome (back) to Raw Deal / Re: Need Set Help
« on: August 24, 2018, 10:44:02 AM »
You'll probably be hard pressed to build decks out of boosters from earlier sets, unless there's a survivor series in there. You'll be relying on getting sets of the booster only Superstars, and you'll be unlikely to pull basic reversals like elbow to the face, step aside, etc.

You certainly won't have any trouble building 60 card decks, it will just be a very specific meta.

That said, if you supplement those boxes with some of the virtual stuff from this site, you can make up for a lot of that slack, and introduce a horde of complete Superstars, not to mention support for anyone you get from the boosters.

Raw Deal Online / Re: Lackey on iPad update error
« on: June 16, 2018, 06:21:59 PM »
Thank you!

Raw Deal Online / Lackey on iPad update error
« on: June 16, 2018, 03:04:55 PM »
When trying to use the update URL, I'm getting an "ERROR!: unable to download a valid update list.txt" message.  This is on iPad. Anyone else having this issue? Anyone find a work around? (Since this IOS and an app, I don't know how to do the .zip workaround that would address the issue in Windows).

Thanks in advance.

Rules Forum / Jimmy Hart's Megaphone vs. It's Showtime
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:49:19 PM »
Jimmy Hart's Megaphone
Backstage Card
Cannot be packed by Doink.
This card may be moved into your Arsenal.
During your first turn of the game, you may shuffle this card from your Backstage Area into your Arsenal.
You may play this card from hand as if it was F: 20 and a "Reversal: Superstar specific non-maneuver card"; when you have lower Fortitude, as if it was F: 10.
Unique     D: 2

It's Showtime!
Pre-match Event
If it is the first turn of the game, you may reveal your hand to your opponent before his Draw Segment, then overturn the top 2 cards of your Arsenal and put them into your Ringside pile. End your opponent's turn.
F: 0   D: 0

Player 1 has Jimmy Hart's Megaphone in his backstage. Player 1 is going first. Player 2 activates It's Showtime.

Is there any window of opportunity for the Megaphone to go from the backstage area into Player 1's arsenal?

Rules Forum / Flashy LED Jacket and Blank Cards
« on: April 14, 2018, 07:03:33 AM »
Jericho's Flashy LED Jacket
Backstage Card
Once during each of your turns, when you have no face-down cards in your Ring, you may discard 1 card and overturn 1 card and then put 1 non-Superstar-specific card from your Ringside in your Ring face-down.
When you successfully play 1 card with blank text, you may put 1 card from your Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal and flip 1 card in your Ring face-down.

If I play a card with blank text, may I choose to flip a card facedown but decline to put a card on the bottom of my Arsenal?

Fantasy Cards / Monster Beal
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:39:42 PM »
Monster Beal
If your opponent has the card titled "High-Flying Style" or any card with the word "Lucha" in the title in his Ring, this card is -5F.
If the card titled "As Big and Tough as Any Two Men" is in your Backstage, this card is +5D.
F: 10 D: 10
SV : 3
RMS logo

Maybe not 20, but you can count me in.

Rules Forum / Respect the Authority and Rollins' Flying Knee Stike
« on: February 20, 2018, 01:10:52 PM »
Respect The Authority
Backstage Card
Cannot be packed by DX or Two-Man Power Trip.
During your first Draw Segment of the game, draw up to 2 additional cards and your opponent puts 1 random card in his hand on the bottom of his Arsenal.
No player discards for your Superstar-specific High Risks; your Backed by Stephanie McMahon cards are Superstar-specific and replace the '3' with '6' in the text. When you Activate Vince McMahon Interferes!, he cannot reverse the effect. When played as an action, your A Dynasty's Destiny is F: 0 and cannot be reversed.
Unique     RMS logo

Rollins' Flying Knee Strike
High Risk / Reversal: Action
As a maneuver, can only be played after a successfully played maneuver or as a Counter (maneuver).  When played, you may discard up to 5 cards, this card is -2F for each card discarded.
As a reversal, reverse any action.
When successfully played, draw up to 1 card.
F: 20     D: 10     SV: 2     Unique

If Seth has Respect the Authority in his Backstage (via Don't Sell Out - Buy In), does it prevent him from voluntarily discarding cards for his Knee Strike? Or would this be a circumstance like with Edge & Christian's ability where he would reveal the cards he would have discarded to get the effect.

I ask because the phrase on Respect is "No player discards" not "No player may discard". So I could see this as an effect that prevents him from paying the cost (discard a card) to get the effect, or as an effect that steps in after the cards are designated and keeps them from leaving his hand.

Thanks in advance!

General Chat / Re: I had a baby this year!
« on: January 30, 2018, 07:57:36 AM »
We just had our first back at the end of September. For months, when we'd wake her up, she'd do Randy Orton's turnbuckle pose. Never could get a good picture of it.

Rules Forum / Turning Everything Upside Down and Revealed RMS
« on: January 27, 2018, 09:36:08 PM »
Turning Everything Upside Down
Mid-match Action / Reversal: Special
Cannot be packed by 1-2-3 Kid, Eve, Sandman, or The Second Coming.
As an action, when you have lower Fortitude, your opponent cannot respond to this card; reveal the top 3 cards of your Arsenal, you may put any D: 3- cards into your Ring face-down, and shuffle.
As a reversal, this card is F: 0, and when you have lower Fortitude, reverse any card that is not the first or second card played this turn.
When this card is in your Ring, once during each of your turns, you may choose 1 face-down card in your Ring that does not have 'win the game' in the text, and turn it over.
F: 6     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     RMS logo

As an action, I reveal a Shoot Punch. Since I may put that card in play facedown, but RMS cards cannot be flipped over, Shoot Punch is not a valid target for TEUD, right?

Deck Reviews - Virtual / Re: Help me build Bayley
« on: January 03, 2018, 03:18:50 PM »
I second Drywall's advice and offer a few other pointers to consider:

Bayley has the potential to get pretty massive Fortitude discounts on her Counters. She can run the Virtual Backstage Card "The Era of the Superstar" (Virtual 8), which will give her Counter Maneuvers (without Reversed in the Text) -2F and the Virtual Prematch Pay-Per-View "NXT Arrival" (Virtual 7) which, after taking a hit, can give up an additional discount (depending on how many overturned cards you intend to put under it) for a Counter Maneuver. So there's a lot of opportunity to pull out larger-than-anticipated maneuvers earlier in the match. Arrival, in particular, dovetails nicely with Bayley since your opponent's successfully played maneuvers trigger both your Ability and fuel the Headband/Turn It Up interplay.

If you pack The Era of the Superstar, you also gain access to The Women's Evolution, a very handy Midmatch Reversal.

While not a Backlash card, I'd think that this deck would go very nicely with X-treme Measures (Mania) and Lita to the XTreme (Backlash) for setting up your High Risks. These are better for when you either have the HR you intend to play already in hand, or have not used Major Announcement yet in the turn, as they will not give you the chance to play From the Top Rope.

I personally prefer the non-TB version of You Feeling Lucky? for setting up High Risks. Just like the TB version, you'd use Major Announcement to search for the correct maneuver type (which will be what they did choose rather than what they didn't) and it'll be unreversable, as opposed to the potential penalty set up by the TB version. However, the TB version does call for you to discard 2 cards, which might be helpful with Drywall's suggestion about using Evening Up the Odds.

Deck Reviews - Virtual / Re: Help me build Bayley
« on: January 01, 2018, 05:00:46 PM »
This is not a criticism, but an attempt to figure out how you want the deck to work:
Why do you want to build Bayley with Major Announcement?

What are you hopping for the deck to do? Because that is going to play a big role in how you shape your Pre and Mid.

With your first paragraph, I will say that if you want a venue, you should pack either This is MY Hometown! (Virtual) or Hometown Hero (Virtual). Since Bayley only had 2 Superstar Value, your opponent will regularly have first crack at playing Venue.

And since you want to use DC to search for a Throwback, it might be worthwhile to get a copy of Managed by the Coach (Classic, Rare, Armageddon), which will let you get a non-unique High Risk (several of which are available on Major Announcement), but will also let you pull Throwback maneuvers or of your ringside. Managed by Coach is Raw branded, so keep that in mind especially since the Flying Head Scissor throwback is a SmackDown card.

On the other hand, going Raw gives you access to The King Interferes (Classic, Rare, Velocity and SS3), which is an excellent Mid-Match reversal.

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