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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

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.

Megahaulin Classics Special Gambit Strategy Episode

Hope everyone is enjoying the Megahaulin Classics. For those not familiar, we needed to take down the original episodes so we could clean them up. Its been a labor of love to revisit each of the episodes, but some of them really mark some awesome milestones in the Star Realms online community.

Today the Special Gambit episode featuring MazerRackham was posted. It remains one of my all time favorite Megahaulin episodes. His strategy insights are concise and illumination. Everyone should listen to this one, even if they’ve already heard it.

MattTheCutter’s Guide to Gambits and Chaos

We just saw that Megahaulin blog contributor and legendary podcast Co-Hose Matt “The Cutter” Newberg has posted an awesome video that discusses Gambits, Heros, Events and Missions. The video does a great job of breaking down the individual game mechanics for each, but also take a current take on the Star Realms Meta and how these cards can be utilized to max effect. Lot’s of great tips and insights. Well worth the watch!