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Podcast Episode 99a: INVASION!

This week, Dustin and Rick review the recently release HIGH ALERT: INVASION pack, card by card. 

You can view all the cards previewed in this episode here.

We also discuss the sibling game of HERO REALMS. Similarities of the game with Star Realms as well as unique differences!
Check out HERO REALMS here.

Podcast Episode 98: Requisition

This episode, Dustin and Rick talk about the new HIGH ALERT: REQUISITION Deck with a focus on Playability, Cost to value and just all around fun/impact to the game.

You can see all the cards mentioned in this episode in our special HIGH ALERT: Requisition Deck Preview

Podcast Episode 96: Blob Post

This week, Dustin and Rick review all the latest Star Realms news including:

• Commander Decks in the Star Realms Digital App Beta
• HIGH ALERT: HEROES Deck Review

• Reviewing the new KINGDOM Faction from Star Realms: Rise of the Empire
• Vastest Updates from the world of Competitive Online Star Realms!

Check here to view all the cards mentioned in this episode.

Custom Set: Definitive Star Realms Edition (Advanced Players)

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:

  1. Make it fun
  2. Make it balanced and all factions thematically coherent
  3. Easy on surface with big potential for clever plays
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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!