Star Realms: Rise of The Empire – First details

To read our original coverage on this, check out the excellent writeup from last April by our very own Rick DeMille: https://megahaulin.com/2020/04/28/rise-of-empire-the-next-big-thing/

The updates:

The new set, Rise of the Empire is a two player set that tells the story of how the Star Empire was formed in Rebellion to the Trade Federation and predates existence of the Machine Cult and the Blob! This all takes place before the timeline of the Core Star Realms Set (A Prequel!).

There are New Factions! These include:

  • The Consortium: The Wealthier worlds who are in close proximity to the Trade Federation
  • The Kingdom: A Militaristic Monarchy
  • Scavengers – A loose confederation of colonies and smugglers who are outside the area of Trade Federation control in Uncharted Space

This new set will Campaign centered and will be played “Legacy” style meaning that physical changes will be made to cards over the run of the Campaign. These changes will involve Faction stickers that will permanently modify the card (or just use a sleeve).

We’ll talk about the gameplay mechanics and changes in the next update! In the meantime, take a look at these images!

Episode 94: Can You Dig It Legacy Style?

This Episode, Dustin and Rick discuss the newly announced Star Reams set: RISE OF THE EMPIRE. We cover the entire announcement including:

  • Legacy Games, Are they worth it?
  • New Mechanics
  • Hypothetical Other Faction Acquisition Abilities!

Rick also gives us a detailed run down of a feature in the Star Realms Digital App: In App Tournaments.

We also give a great catchup to all the Online Competitive winners from Premier Circuit, BGG, Dodge Ball, Pan Galactic and MORE!

If you like, send us email at megahaulin@gmail.com

Interview with NiNjiNiN, the Newest Legend; Tournament Recap

Spiel 2020 Legends Tournament Recap

An Interview with the Tournament Winner follows the Recap

WWG completed its third online Star Realms Legends Series Event, on October 24, 2020.

It began with 69 players battling through 7 Swiss rounds, after which the Top 8 would advance to a final single elimination round.  The winner of that final single elimination round would be crowned the newest Legend!

After the 7 Swiss rounds, here were our Top 8. Continue reading

Easy Expansion Format Guide!

Confused when someone says you’re playing BIGDECK, W-EHUN or even W-GEHCUM? Fear no more! Community member Derek Weller has created an easy visual tool for determining online competitive formats?

You can type in the format you’re given, or you can select the individual formats and get the associated Expansions needed to play. It’s a great and handy too!

Check it out here.

Star Realms Card Tier List COMPLETE! (added Frontiers Promos)

by Scott Heise aka HomerJr and Rick DeMille aka Darklighter

[Updated 9/23/2020] 

With Frontiers Promos being released in the digital app, we have updated the card tier list to include the cards from Frontiers Promos.

For a more detailed discussion of each card, and sortable lists, check out the Card Tier App, which can be accessed HERE.

Continue reading