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Command Deck Strategies Part 3: The Pact and Overlord Newburg 

Editor’s note: This is Part three of our Command Deck Strategies Series.  We also recommend Part 1 on Fleet Director Nandi and Part 2 on BioLord Walsh.

Star Realms recently released the Command Decks feature into the digital app. This has lots of players asking, “How do we play them?” This guide is to help players understand the cards that come with the deck, including a broad overview of how to use them and some quick strategy tips to employ against each possible opposing commander. 

Who should play overlord Newburg?  Someone who can recognize a winning game state can preserve it with trade row control. 

The Pact’s starting deck and gambits offer an advanced opening state. Blobs ships engage already hitting. Funded by the Trade Federation, we are also able to regenerate authority. We are predisposed into a head start in this race. Further Overlord Newburg comes with ready, built-in row scrap; we can meddle in the opening row and throughout the contest. 

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New Command Deck Strategy Series!

Great news for regular readers of Megahaulin! We’re starting a new series that reviews each individual Command Deck with an eye towards strategy. You’ll be able to learn about how best to use the Command Gambits, Individual Card commentary for the starting deck and guidance for matchups against other commanders!

This week, we’ll be featuring Command Deck: The Alliance with Fleet Director Nandi written by the brilliant Derek Thompson. Other articles from a wide range of writers will follow in the coming weeks!

If you were wondering, yes, the French language version of the card pack was on purpose! I just love seeing Star Realms being published in other languages.

If you’d like to contribute an article on one of the Commanders (other than Nandi) or on any other Star Realms strategy topic, drop us an email at megahaulin@gmail.com!

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 Card Tier List! (added Frontiers Promos)

by Scott Heise aka HomerJr and Rick DeMille aka Darklighter

Editor’s Note: There is a newer version of the Card Tier List, HERE.

[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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