10 Players took to the Ring and looked up to see the case hanging above the ring.
This tourney was a bit of a change from the norm.
The number of wins you managed to get in the rounds allowed you to peek at one of the 15 cases. 4 cases contained belts which if you found one of these allowed you to compete in the semis for the trophy. All other cases contained a special ability or function that you can trade in at a later tournament.
This is how it went.
Mark - X Pac
Truan - Mr PPV
Olly - Leader of the Peepulation
Scott - Stone Cold Steve Austin
Tom - Andre the Giant
Martyn - Rowdy Roddy Piper
Steve - The People's Champ
Duddy - Mr Kennedy
Jack - Rene Dupree
Jamie - The Fabulous Moolah
Andre the Giant beat X Pac
Rowdy Roddy Piper beat Mr PPV
The People's Camp beat The Leader of the Peepulation
Rene Dupree beat Stone Cold Steve Austin
Mr Kennedy beat The Fabulous Moolah
The People's Champ beat Mr Kennedy
Rene Dupree beat Rowdy Rowdy Piper
Andre the Giant beat The Fabulous Moolah
Leader of the Peepulation beat Stone Cold Steve Austin
X Pac beat Mr PPV
The People's Champ beat X Pac
Rowdy Roddy Piper beat Stone Cold Steve Austin
Rene Dupree beat Andre the Giant
Mr Kennedy beat Leader of the Peepulation
The Fabulous Moolah beat Mr PPV
The People's Champ beat Rene Dupree
Rowdy Roddy Piper beat X Pac
Andre the Giant beat Mr Kennedy
Mr PPV beat Stone Cold Steve Austin
The Fabulous Moolah beat Leader of the Peepulation
Andre the Giant beat The People's Champ
Rowdy Roddy Piper beat The Fabulous Moolah
X Pac beat Stone Cold Steve Austin
Mr PPV beat Leader of the Peepulation
Mr Kennedy beat Rene Dupree
Rowdy Roddy Piper beat The People's Champ
Andre the Giant beat My PPV
The Fabulous Moolah beat Stone Cold Steve Austin
Rene Dupree beat Leader of the Peepulation
Mr Kennedy beat X Pac
And after the rounds the standings were
Tom - Andre The Giant - 5-1
Martyn - Rowdy Roddy Piper - 5-1
Steve - The People's Champ - 4-2
Duddy - Mr Kennedy - 4-2
Jack - Rene Dupree - 4-2
Jamie - The Fabulous Moolah - 3-3
Mark - X Pac - 2-4
Truan - Mr PPV - 2-4
Olly - Leade of the Peepulation - 1-5
Scott - Stone Cold Steve Austin - 0-6
However the cut turned out a little differently as Rowdy Roddy Piper scrambled for the wrong case and left Rene Dupree holding a pass into the semis.
Then Rene Dupree went on to beat The People's Champ while Andre the Giant beat Mr Kennedy
And Rene Dupree taking his chance fully went on to beat Andre the Giant in the Final.
The losing semi finalists and runner up then claimed the remaining 3 cases so everyone had something to take away.
And this is what they ended up with.
Jack - Money in the Bank Trophy
Mark - Test - Change Superstar after a Round
Steve - Marcus Cor Von - Power is Back (-5F for both players)
Jamie - Terry Funk - Jump into Final
Truan - Balls Mahoney - 2 Tourney Wins added to your record
Duddy - Elijah Burke - Jump into a Semi
Olly - CM Punk - Censor a card every round for everyone
Scott - Matt Striker - Determine Pairings
Tom - Kevin Thorn - White Wedding in Backstage Area
Martyn - Tommy Dreamer - CW = PW, Opponents PW count as CW
Hubbard - Sabu - Double amount shuffled in on cards
Hassall - Sandman - Players abilities are blank
Although the guys didn't make it, they still deserve a case as I am sure they were both gutted they couldn't make the tourney.
I used to play this back in the day. I'm glad it's still going.
Hehe, nothing surprising about the win-loss for the first two (Andre and Piper), at least from everything I've read. Mr. PPV having such a poor record is a bit of a shocker, never had a PPV deck myself, but he seems to be consistently mentioned as top-tier, really powerful. And Rene went 2-0 vs Andre ?!
I'm contemplating a "Pecking Order" tourney, having added a dozen more decks , to see who's the boss. Still want to add a Trademark Finisher (or equivalent, Untouchable FU from Revolution for example to Cena) to the decks that don't have one. With 28 decks, 14 matches in round 1, with 7 winners (barring the all-but-unheard of double count-out; 2 in my 2000+ games I think), so tiebreaker for the losers would be the one with most Fortitude. Then the 8 decks face off, then semis and final would be 2-out-of-3-falls matches, just to ensure no single fluke draws would decide things.
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Hehe, nothing surprising about the win-loss for the first two (Andre and Piper), at least from everything I've read. Mr. PPV having such a poor record is a bit of a shocker, never had a PPV deck myself, but he seems to be consistently mentioned as top-tier, really powerful. And Rene went 2-0 vs Andre
I'm contemplating a "Pecking Order" tourney, having added a dozen more decks
, to see who's the boss. Still want to add a Trademark Finisher (or equivalent, Untouchable FU from Revolution for example to Cena) to the decks that don't have one. With 28 decks, 14 matches in round 1, with 7 winners (barring the all-but-unheard of double count-out; 2 in my 2000+ games I think), so tiebreaker for the losers would be the one with most Fortitude. Then the 8 decks face off, then semis and final would be 2-out-of-3-falls matches, just to ensure no single fluke draws would decide things.
Yep Andre and Piper were as strong as ever. Mr PPV should have done a lot better but I don't think Truan got the deck quite right and most managed to capitalise on that.
Rene vs Andre
Game 1 - As always and in every match Andre gets steamrolled early on as other decks can tailor their hand in the Pre-match. In this case Rene smashed him up good and got way ahead on fortitude. Andre then played a grapple at the wrong time and was pinned by an Inside Cradle.
Game 2 - This was the final and I was obviously watching to ensure it was played to the rules. Andre looked to be set up nicely after Rene had yet another great start. Rene was using Fifi Interferes and a Throwback Judo Choke to make him overturn 2 cards a turn which was helping with damage. Andre got Afterburn into the ring and removed all his heat cards from the ringside pile but he then went and played a superstar specific action and Rene had a Throwback Not On My Broadcast in the ring and managed to remove the Afterburn otherwise it would have been over. Rene played a move and followed it up with a Knee Smash that finished Andre off.
I think Piper is the worst of all the Legend superstars to be honest. His cards and ability just blank so many cards. Some cards you don't even expect that he makes a lot of people's decks useless and the Pit just makes sure that they don't come back either.
Ah, I wasn't taking Backlash decks into account (though I have looked at one of my Andre SS cards, no BL for him, knew that much), since I'm still tooling around with mostly Arsenal stuff. Got a Divas Overloaded starter box off ebay a while back, that added BL cards in enough numbers so that most decks now have at least 1 card in BL, but none have more than 6. They change things a bit, but it's still Superstar ability and Arsenal that are the focus of around 90% of the game. I know in a tourney scene, maxed out BL is a must, but also read that BL is where people feel Raw Deal started going off the well-beaten path.
How did you handle the briefcases in actuality in the tourney? Just cards face down or were there some gimmick 'cases for use?
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I did try and find some briefcases but it seemed too tricky and costly to do so yeah it was just cards face down - 4 Belts and 11 ECW Superstar cards from Revolution.
I have to disagree on the Backlash deck being where Raw Deal went off the tracks. Backlash decks were introduced in set 3 and has lasted all the way through to set 20. So there has been much more Raw Deal with Backlash than without. Without backlash decks certain superstars just steamrolled the opposition in the early days of Raw Deal. The Backlash was a way to counter this and give every deck a chance which I believe is now the case.
Raw Deal went off the tracks when they decided to say we never want to make a card that isn't playable. We don't want to ban cards and so on. This created what has been termed Power Creep in the sets. Cards just got more and more powerful as the sets go on. The card will be slightly different but it makes the older card redundant and then they have to do it again so all the later cards are generally much better. Hence the Power Creep. Raw Deal needed some form of rolling block like Magic utilises. Cards could be rotated in or out every now and again to keep each environment fresh and each time they did that they should have become more knowledgeable as to what works better and so on. Any superstar they had created though should always have been playable with his/her superstar specifics. This way a player could keep refreshing his superstar and the game would have stayed fresh. Instead they kind of reached a point where the cards couldn't get any more powerful.
I do wish they were still creating this game and hope it will return one day in the future.