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Good Starting Decks
« on: August 27, 2013, 10:49:58 AM »
So my wife has shown an interest in picking up Raw Deal. I'm trying to hold off on the Revolution stuff until a later date. Her favorites when she watched was Hogan and Big Show. However I'm not sure if those are good beginner decks. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 10:59:40 AM »
I always thought Bobby Heenan was a good starting deck because he just constantly looks at the hand.  Gives her a chance to read and get familiar with cards.  Just don't make it an ECW ONS Foreign Object deck... :D

Failing that, original Hulk Hogan, the 9/6 model, is simple because his entire SSA is in the build of the deck, which you're providing.  It also gets her used to F/D concepts without exceptions, whereas with, say, LAISE, you don't have a distorted view on Fortitude for maneuvers because they're all 0F.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 11:05:39 AM »
Didn't think about Bobby. Back in the day Beniot and Booker were always used to teach basics. But a lot has happened since then. I appreciate the advice sir.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 11:20:31 AM »
It's always safe to start with the earliest superstars and work forward, since they have very simple abilities, powerful specifics that can be introduced to the deck a couple at a time as the new player gets accustomed to the concepts, and a lot of flexibility in the deck design. Basically, anyone from Premiere and Fully Loaded would be good for this, with the possible exception of Billy Gunn. D-Von Dudley is another good one.

One later superstar who's also worth considering is Bobby Lashley, since his ability is very simple and potent, and he doesn't have a lot of Superstar specifics to muck about with.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 11:27:32 AM »
To be honest, a full out Revo deck in a Revo format is the easiest way to go

YFH Storyline is pretty simple too, they see the hand, they can discard three to lose nasty reversals, and repeat

Revo H is a solid choice too since they will always have a move to play
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 11:33:33 AM »
I'd pick someone simple maybe without a lot of cards to worry about.  D'von is simple ability and can be anything, but his support may be issue.  Batista is another good basic deck, grab spinebusters and toss them and not worry about damage

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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 11:39:51 AM »
Big Show storyline could be good too, since those elbows will be useful in the deck, and most of his specifics are simple cards
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 11:48:17 AM »
Matt Hardy and V1.0 is a good one, lots of time to recover and keep playing.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 11:51:15 AM »
My kids learned with Tazz and Goldust. My wife learned with Chyna.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 05:34:34 PM »
Really appreciate all the feed back guys.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2013, 05:46:14 PM »
I'd probably go with

Lita
Tazz
Brothers of Destruction
Stone Cold

I'd probably skip those superstars that have some effect no other superstar has (hand knowledge for Bobby, lack of reversal damage for Batista) since those tend to provide a distorted view of the game
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2013, 06:25:58 PM »
LAISE while unpopular, may be an interesting place to start.

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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2013, 06:42:17 PM »
What about the Rock or HHH?
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2013, 06:49:41 PM »
Rock can survive, I've found that HHH and the game lack something, but it's straight forward.

Really, if you're teaching her the game, you want something that's going to walk her through the mechanics of the game, and be fun to play.

You may have to depower your decks so that they're balanced. But if there's a superstar that appeals to her, it's your job to make it work, because that will help her get on board.

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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2013, 07:54:54 PM »
But if there's a superstar that appeals to her, it's your job to make it work, because that will help her get on board.

A very good point. With this in mind, a great second deck for her might be Immortal One. First time out of the chute, she might be thrown by the way playing Reversals actually hurts her, but once she has the mechanics down, a good IO deck (perhaps Heat, so she can see ways in which a negative can be turned into a positive?) might help develop her interest, since she likes Hogan.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2013, 07:22:21 PM »
I would start from square one and play anyone with a couple lines of a superstar ability and no backlash deck .
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2013, 04:36:26 AM »
in all honsesty. i wuld say Rock, Stone cold, HHH - they are your basic superstars. Tazz yeah, its a pretty self working deck,

the premier 3 i mentioned have basic abilities, best way to go is basic first up.

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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2013, 04:50:00 AM »
I would start from square one and play anyone with a couple lines of a superstar ability and no backlash deck .

Yep. Play premier or play Revolution to teach someone the game.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2013, 11:51:30 PM »
Definitely someone with a simple ability like Goldust or Carlito. Someone that doesn't mess the the mechanics but has a clear and easy to comprehend mechanic. I'd avoid SS who change the mechanics, even simple ones like Lashley I'd avoid.
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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2017, 05:05:50 PM »
I recently taught my middle school cousin. He picked up fast. Ive found the less triggers a turn is best. I started him with benoit n tht seems to be his favorite. a good easy deck tht can win with fast without too much thought so you can focusr on other aspects. I think the first 2 decks i taught with was benoit and shawn micheals cause they were both very simple. Similar style decks too . so like benoit ,jericho , kane. The largest athlete in the work is pretty straight forward too

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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2017, 10:52:47 PM »
Lashley and APA are good choices
I started with APA,and used my Lashley to show people how to play

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Re: Good Starting Decks
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2017, 12:42:31 AM »
For the first deck I'd say something like Stone Cold Steve Austin, so you can let her rotate cards faster or HHH so she can have a large hand without needing to manage or be mindful of her superstar ability. If she still keeps and interest in it, then build an original Hogan deck as it's another superstar ability that requires zero management.