Author Archives: R DeMille

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.


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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!

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Having a Healthy approach to Star Realms (and gaming in general) – Part 2

By Ryan Powell – aka Hypaspist

In part 1, (which you can find Here) we talked about having a healthy approach to gaming, and how that pertained to your approach to any given game of Star Realms outside of an actual game.

Today, we are going to focus more on some facets that relate directly to any given game of Star Realms you might play.

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Online Leagues – June 2020 Recap

Each month we will post an update on what’s happening in the world of online leagues/tournaments.

Interested in joining any of these leagues? Check out our prior post, Guide to Online Leagues, for a description of each league and how to join.

WWG Online Legends Tournament

WWG has announced an online Legends Tournament for June 20, 2020.  Click here for more details, and instructions on how to join.

Recent Results!

PGL (Pan Galactic League)

  • SonofThoth94: Season 8 Champ!
    • Runner-Up: bryistupid
    • SonofThoth94’s 2nd straight PGL championship!

NML (Nebula Minor League)

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Rise of Empire! The Next “Big Thing”!

Rob and Debbie of White Wizard Games (WWG) announced the next “big thing” for Star Realms during their April 28, 2020 live stream:

A competitive 2-player legacy-style game with the working title, “Rise of Empire.”

Rise of Empire will be a prequel to the original Base Set, focusing on the birth of the Star Empire faction and its rebellion from the Trade Federation.  Rise of Empire hits Kickstarter in Fall 2020, according to Rob.

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Frontiers Events!

by Rick DeMille (aka Darklighter)

A new digital Star Realms set entered Open Beta yesterday: Frontiers Events!

Frontiers Events was a promotional set of 8 new Event cards included with the Frontiers Kickstarter. This article introduces the Community to these new Events, with a few thoughts on each.

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Endurance Challenge Season 4 Results!

The Endurance Challenge, one of several fan-made Star Realms Leagues, just wrapped up its 4th Season.

  • Description: In the Endurance Challenge you start with 100 “health”, and are matched up with other players in Swiss-like pairings. If you win, your health doesn’t change. If you lose, your health is reduced by the point differential by which you lost, e.g., if you lost 25 to -13, then 38 pts would be subtracted from your health.
  • When your health is reduced to 0 or lower, you’re out. Last player standing wins.
  • Special Rules: Due to the nature of this event, we enforce a few specific rules, e.g., you must always play all your cards, and you must always use all damage you generate on your turn. In other words, no withholding damage or cards in order to artificially extend a game.

What’s in a Season: A Season consists of 5 separate Endurance Challenge (EC) events, followed by an Endurance Invitation Challenge (EIC) which includes the top 32 performers over the 5 events of that season.

The Season 4 results!

Season 4 Invitational (EIC 4) Winner: Hypaspist

EIC 4 was a 3-stage event that included the top 32 performers of the 5 events of Season 4.

In Stage 1, the 32 players were organized into 8 groups of 4. Players played each other player in their group once. The 12 players with the lowest cumulative point differential among all their games were eliminated.

In Stage 2, the remaining 20 players were matched up against another player according to Swiss-like pairings (e.g., 2 players with the highest cumulative point differential are matched up, etc.). Beginning after round 2, the 4 players with the lowest cumulative point differential are eliminated, until only 4 players remain.

In Stage 3, the final 4 players play each other 3 times. The player with the highest cumulative point differential from all 9 games is the winner.

In EIC 4, Hypaspist was joined by stips, nearlygod, & Bungo in Stage 3. Hypaspist took first place, with nearlygod coming in second.

Winners of EC 16-20

Season 4 also included 5 individual Endurance Challenge events…EC 16 thru EC 20. Here are the results of those events.

EC 20 Winner: SabelA

  • SabelA won with a net point differential of 307 pts
  • Zwivix and Lux16 also made the finals

EC 19 Winner: Dusto

  • Dusto won with a net point differential of 502 pts
  • MightyStig and ColinMacLeod also made the finals

EC 18 Winner: jshirland

  • jshirland won with a net point differential of 629 pts, which is 2nd best all-time!
  • Bungo and CCKinnison also made the finals

EC 17 Winner: Deegan

  • Deegan won with a net point differential of 667 pts, which is a league record!
  • Wheels and EvilOverLord also made the finals

EC 16 Winner: Wheels

  • Wheels won with a net point differential of 349 pts
  • bryistupid also made the finals

Lifetime KOs through Season 4

A “KO” is when a player wins by 100+ pt differential in a single game.

1. Jimenhimself (6)
1. Nimral (6)
1. Vidarrr (6)
4. Deegan (5)
4. SonofThoth95 (5)
4. rawlinpa (5)
4. Zwivix (5)
8. bwlandry (4)
8. Carnie (4)
8. CrankyDay (4)
8. dommola (4)
8. Tunaslap (4)
13. 11 players tied at (3)

Interested in participating in the next Endurance Challenge Event? Join the Facebook Group and watch for the next signup event. The first event of Season 5 will start around Feb. 28th.