Category Archives: Community

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!

MattTheCutter’s Guide to Gambits and Chaos

We just saw that Megahaulin blog contributor and legendary podcast Co-Hose Matt “The Cutter” Newberg has posted an awesome video that discusses Gambits, Heros, Events and Missions. The video does a great job of breaking down the individual game mechanics for each, but also take a current take on the Star Realms Meta and how these cards can be utilized to max effect. Lot’s of great tips and insights. Well worth the watch!

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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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!