FWA

FAQ

 

WHAT IS THE FWA?

FWA stands for Fantasy Wrestling Alliance. As the name implies, FWA is a fantasy game based on Professional Wrestling. It is a way for professional wrestling fans to get involved in their favorite sport. Sign up, create a manager profile, then create a wrestler (or an entire stable of wrestlers), join a league (or more), enter matches against opponents and be as creative as you want with the role playing side of the game. Sneak attacks, verbal attacks, interviews, self promotions -- it's all welcome in the FWA.

DOES IT COST?

A free account gets you one wrestler and ten matches per month.
A Preliminary Card account costs $4.95 per month and gets you up to three wrestlers and 50 matches per month.
A Mid Card account costs $9.95 per month and gets you up to nine wrestlers and 110 matches per month.
A Main Event account costs $19.95 per month, gets you up to 25 wrestlers and 250 matches per month.

HEY, THIS GAME IS GREAT! HOW DO I ADD MORE WRESTLERS IF I HAVE A FREE ACCOUNT?

Only one wrestler is permitted per free account.

WHAT IS A MANAGER/MANAGER PROFILE?

A manager in the FWA is the same thing as a manager you see on TV in your favorite professional wrestling promotion. The profile is where you get creative and make up the biography and personality of the character you use to play the role of manager as you play the FWA.

DOES MY WRESTLER NEED A MANAGER?

That is up to you. Some people like their wrestlers to have a manager, others don't. You are writing your own script as you role play. Does a manager fit into that script or not?

HOW DO I CREATE A WRESTLER?

Once you are logged into your account, look for "Wrestlers" in the menu bar. If you click on that, you will get a dropdown box. Select "My Wrestlers". Then Click on the Blue "Create New" button. Now you can name your wrestler and give him a personality. Once done, you'll need to hit the blue "Create" button. This will take you back to your list of wrestlers and your new wrestler should appear.

THEN WHAT?

Out to the right of your wrestler's information, you will see an "actions" dropdown box. Select this and choose "Wrestler Strategy". This is where you will select the 15 moves plus one finishing move you want to assign as your wrestler's strategy. You can even give your finishing move a creative name. You will notice we have already selected moves for you. But you'll want to update these if you want your wrestler to have a chance at success. Once you have chosen your strategy, hit save. This will take you back to your list of wrestlers.

Next you'll want to select the "actions" dropdown again. This time choose profile photo. Here you will be able to upload a photo of your wrestler.

Finally, you need your wrestler to join a league. From the menu bar, click on "Leagues". In the dropdown that appears, select "join league". You can join any league listed by clicking on the green "Join League" button. If you are new to the FWA, we suggest you join Portland Rip City Wrestling. This is our rookie league. Here you will get a lot more guidance from the mentor commissioner. The league is designed to tutor you as you learn your way in the FWA. Once you have chosen a league to join, make sure you sign your contract by clicking the check box then hitting the blue "Agree" button.

Congratulations, you are signed to a contract in the league you have chosen.

HOW DO THE MATCHES WORK?

When the match program runs, it compares the point values assigned to the 16 moves (15 plus the finisher) you have chosen for your wrestler to the point values of the moves your wrestlers opponent has chosen. Whichever wrestler has the highest total is the winner of the match. Specialty matches are more tricky in that the match program might choose from your wrestlers moves or it might randomly choose a move from the specialty match list. This makes these matches more unpredictable.

HOW DO I REQUEST MATCHES?

Go to the league you joined (you might already be there if you joined a league and didn't leave that page) by clicking on "Leagues" in the menu bar, then selecting "League Dashboard". Find the league you joined and click on the blue "View" button. You should now be on your leagues "Champions and Rankings" page. If you don't see a green "Matches" button, scroll down until you see it. Click this button. This takes you to the match entry screen. Select the match type you want to schedule by clicking the corresponding blue button. Choose your wrestler from the dropdown on the left and choose your opponent from the dropdown on the right. If you are scheduling a tag team match you will need to select two wrestlers from each side of the menu. And for a six man match, three wrestlers from each side. Once you have selected the wrestler to enter in the match, click the "Save" button. Your match is scheduled.

Note the counters in the top right corner of the screen. This is where you can see how many matches you have scheduled for the month and how many you have left to schedule based on your account type.

HOW DO I ADD A INTERVIEW TO THE LEAGUE ACTION?

From the leagues "Champions and Rankings" page (see How Do I Request Matches if you don't know how to get to this page), click on the green "Interviews" button. Click on "Create New". Be creative, type as little or as much as you want. An editing application is embedded, so feel free to use this tool to make your promos look slick. Once you are finished, click on the blue "save" button. Your interview / promo will be posted on the night your league's matches run, so you won't see it until then.

WHAT IS THE LEAGUE DEADLINE FOR?

The deadline is when all entries must stop. No more matches can be entered, no more changes to wrestler strategies and no more promos / interviews can be submitted. At this time, FWA management will begin to run matches and post all promos and interviews. TV cards and commissioner's reports (where applicable) will also be posted.

CAN I WRITE UP A SNEAK ATTACK ON ANOTHER WRESTLER?

You can write up a sneak attack on any wrestler, manager or other character in the league. Remember a couple of rules though. You cannot role play for someone else's character. So you can't "kill" them, "injure" them (beyond a minor injury such as a bloody nose) or otherwise dictate that they will somehow be out of action due to your attack --- UNLESS you get permission from the other manager in advance. You could also suffer from league sanctions if you attack a league official -- any league official including announcers, interviewers, owners, commissioners, promoters or any other official.

WHEN DO THE LEAGUES RUN?

Two leagues run every Monday night. And Portland Rip City Wrestling and FWA Women's Wrestling run the last Friday of each month. You can check the schedule on the "League Dashboard" page.

HOW DO I DELETE A WRESTLER?

You cannot delete a wrestler. If you want to go another direction, contact us at support@fantasywrestlingalliance.com and we'll do our best to help you out.

CAN I CHANGE MY WRESTLER'S NAME?

Yes, but please let us know so we aren't confused when looking at historical records (like when we are writing up sections of FWA Heat magazine).

CAN I RESET MY WRESTLER'S RECORD?

Yes, just send us the request.

I WANT TO PLAN A FEUD IN MY LEAGUE - HOW CAN I CONTACT THAT WRESTLER'S MANAGER?

Use the message feature on the website. From the menu bar, click on "Messages". Then click on "New Message". From the "To" dropdown, select the manager you wish to message. Add a subject line, type up the message and hit "Send". That manager should return your message. If not, he's either not interested, not paying attention or no currently active. In this situation, we suggest starting the feud anyway by posting an interview for the next league action. That should get his attention.

HOW CAN I KEEP UP WITH THE POINT VALUES ASSIGNED TO THE MOVES SO i CAN BETTER MY WRESTLER'S STRATEGY?

Point values are posted on the website. From the menu bar, click on "Leagues". Then in dropdown choose "Point Values" From the page that opens, you can download either an Excel spreadsheet with the history for the year or you can download PDFs for each individual round of play.

IT'D BE GREAT IF WE COULD SEE THE WRESTLER INFORMATION FOR THE OTHER WRESTLERS IN THE GAME

You can see any wrestler's profile by going to the menu bar, selecting "Wrestlers" then choosing "Wrestler Profiles" from the dropdown. The list is sort of alphabetical and is currently very difficult to navigate to the wrestler you are trying to find. But it's what we have for now. Something to improve later.