Author Archives: R DeMille

Tech Support: An Introduction to the Newest Card Type

Star Realms High Alert introduces a new card type: Tech. In this article we’ll discuss this new card type generally, and then each Tech card individually.

High Alert introduces 10 different Tech cards (8 from the Tech set, and 2 more from the Kickstarter-exclusive First Strike set).

Tech Rules

Tech cards are shuffled into the trade deck and included among the cards available to purchase from the trade row.

Like Heroes, when you purchase a Tech card it goes directly into play. Unlike Heroes, a Tech card is not scrapped when used. Instead, the card stays in play for the remainder of the game; you can use each Tech card’s ability once per turn by paying the ability’s cost.

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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!

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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.

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WWG Legends Series Recap – Gen Con 2020

Legends Tournament Recap

WWG recently ran an online Star Realms Legends Series Event, on August 1, 2020, the second such event of 2020.  It was another well-run event by WWG.

It began with 96 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 was the top of the standings.

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BGG League Set to Start its 50th Season!

by networktoast (BGG League Commissioner)

I’m pleased to announce that we’re just a couple days away from the BGG Star Realms League – the oldest running Star Realms competition – beginning its 50th season of play on 1 July. This is not only a major milestone for the League, but it also marks the implementation of the biggest set of changes to the League during my tenure as League Commissioner and possibly in the entire history of the League.

History

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Interview With the Newest Legend & Tournament Recap

Legends Tournament Recap

WWG recently ran an online Star Realms Legends Series Event, on June 20, 2020.  While there have been a couple online Legends events in the past (which were fan-run), this was WWG’s first official foray into the online tournament scene.

It began with 125 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, a clear Top 8 emerged…no tie-breakers needed. Continue reading