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Having a Healthy approach to Star Realms (and gaming in general) – Part 1

By Ryan Powell – aka Hypaspist

Hi everyone! It’s Hypaspist here (aka Ryan Powell) I’d like to talk to you today about something that I find deeply interesting, and lies outside the remit of the traditional strategic articles you see in the community. 

It’s not limited to Star Realms, though it definitely applies here.

I’m going to talk through a few categories that I feel are important to getting the most out of enjoying your play and hopefully you find them useful.

We are going to start (in part 1) with broad-brush topics like psychographics, commitment and understanding which talk more about your relationship with games in general and then dive into some topics that apply more *within* any one game you might play.

A lot of what I’m going to talk about requires a lot of introspection and self-honesty to get the most out of and for me, the bottom line is that we play games to ENJOY ourselves. If we aren’t enjoying it, we should look to change something about our relationship with the game.

What are psychographics?

Defined as the study of personality, values, opinions, attitudes, interests, and lifestyles when we use psychographics in the gaming world, we are really talking about what makes individual players tick. What do they want to get out of a game?

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Episode 83: The Lost Aldaryn Interview

This week we pull a previously unreleased interview back from the historical tapes and present it for you. Derek “Aldaryn” Thompson is a long time member of the Star Realms online community and a guy with a lot of opinion that Rick assures me are correct. Listen in for some great insights from a top Star Realms Player!

Megahaulin Classics

November of 2014 was the birth of one of the most fun projects I’ve worked on to date. During that month, I had discovered the online Star Realms app and was desperate to talk with other folks who were as obsessed with the game as I was. Thus was Megahaulin born.

We started off humbly enough, but probably broke some copyright rules and as such elected to take down our older episodes till we could get those things sorted out.

Megahaulin Classics is a labor of love that will take some time. I’m working out a mechanism to simplify, but in the end, it is a lot of work to produce even a few of these episodes. I’ve recorded a brief intro to the project and hope that you all enjoy revisiting this wonderful time in the history of online Star Realms.

New Star Realms Web Series!

The amazing Ori Kagan has produced a new web series called Scouts Vs Vipers. The title hails from one of the most fundamental questions amongst regular SR players – Do you scrap Scouts first, or Vipers.

The answer? You’ll find some insights (or Ori’s perspective) in the video! Great work!

 

 

Unavailability of older Pod Eps

We have temporarily removed our back episodes before Ep 74. Publishing to new platforms means we need to be pod safe in our music choices. Until we determine our next step on this, those older episodes will be unavailable. If you have them already, you will not be affected. We’ll keep you in the loop on our progress here.