In this episode of Megahaulin Dustin and Rick review the brand new Tournaments feature in the Digital App and discuss new strategy articles around GAMBITS.
This is an article originally posted over on Reddit by user b1llyb0nez. Reposted here with permission. Minor edits/tweaks made for readability by TheeMystic.
I wanted to drop in and share my current Star Realms set with you. In recent months I spent many hours playing this amazing game with my friends. In this time I started developing an interest in deck-building, which made me come back to the game with the goal to make a definitive experience. I played with balance, card amounts and all possible variations that might give different angles to the whole setting. This is what I came up with after months of recycling, restructuring and rethinking my approaches.
First off I would like to give me three essential mantras for my set:
- Make it fun
- Make it balanced and all factions thematically coherent
- Easy on surface with big potential for clever plays
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 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!
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!
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It’s holiday season and this episode, Rick and Dustin discuss memories of the White Wizard Game Fair in 2017, a new contest, FOUR new Frontiers cards — AND we talk strategy, answering a new player’s questions about deck synergy!
Brand New Podcast just in time for your Halloween fun times!
- Rick’s awesome comeback game on Stream
- Two new SR High Alert cards: The Fusion Bot and Arsenal
- Discussion of the Spiel 2020 Legends Series and it’s new champion
On the most recent Megahaulin Podcast (Episode 91), 5 new cards were discussed at length. For reference, they are included below. What do you think? Is there a favorite here?
This episode Dustin and Rick discuss new Star Realms Frontier Cards focusing on the double ally and newly dubbed “Markdown” Mechanic. All this and detailed coverage of the Online competitive Star Realms community! Listen in!
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.
This week, Dustin and Rick discuss some newly leaked SR cards as well as the evolution of MEGAHAULIN.COM. We also learn the winners of our ARENA Scenario Contest. Winners taking home AUTOGRAPHED MEGAHAULERS. Did you win? Take a listen!