Category Archives: Strategy

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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Megahaulin Classics Special Gambit Strategy Episode

Hope everyone is enjoying the Megahaulin Classics. For those not familiar, we needed to take down the original episodes so we could clean them up. Its been a labor of love to revisit each of the episodes, but some of them really mark some awesome milestones in the Star Realms online community.

Today the Special Gambit episode featuring MazerRackham was posted. It remains one of my all time favorite Megahaulin episodes. His strategy insights are concise and illumination. Everyone should listen to this one, even if they’ve already heard it.

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!

Episode 86: Unicorns are Rare!

This week Dustin and Rick talk about the Online Legends Series, Hunting Unicorns, Ways to look at your Star Realms progress, Star Realms Glossary Updates and the current state of Online competitive Star Realms. 

It’s a packed episode, so what are you waiting for?

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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Let’s Get Physical! [Part 1]

by Alex Sarkesian aka SilentAl

We all love Star Realms, but most of us primarily play online.  In fact, there is a whole lot of the community that either don’t own the physical cards, or if they do, have only touched them to sleeve them and put them away for safe keeping.  Which is fine.  But what happens when you go to a live tournament?  What happens when you want to win a playmat, some cash, or even your face on a card at Origins or Gen Con?

Whether you realize it or not, playing the physical game is a much different experience than playing online.  So, how can you prepare?  How can you transition from being a great player online to a great player in the real world?  Hopefully, this article can help with that.

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Star Realms Card Tier List (added Stellar Allies)

BEFORE READING: For the newest version of the Card Tier List, CLICK HERE!

by Scott Heise aka HomerJr and Rick DeMille aka Darklighter

[Updated 12/3/2019] 

With the release of Stellar Allies to the digital app on Dec. 4, 2019; we have updated the card tier list to include the cards from Stellar Allies.

The quick access card tier “app” as also been updated.  That “app” can be accessed here.

This update includes one set:

  • Stellar Allies (“L”)

Previous Updates:

Before we get to the updated card tier lists, let’s talk quickly about the cards introduced with the Stellar Allies expansion.

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Star Realms Card Tier List (added Colony Wars)

BEFORE READING: For the newest version of the Card Tier List, CLICK HERE!

by Scott Heise aka HomerJr and Rick DeMille aka Darklighter

[Updated 11/6/2019] 

FINAL UPDATE! [until the next one] 

With this update the Card Tier List includes all expansions available in the digital app as of Nov. 2019 (except Events, Gambits, Missions).  We will add new sets to the Card Tier List as they are released to the digital app.

This update includes one sets:

  • Colony Wars (“W”) by original Tier List author HomerJr

Previous Updates:

Before we get to the updated card tier lists, let’s talk quickly about the cards introduced with the Colony Wars expansion.

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Star Realms Card Tier Lists (added Y2 Promos & Untied Heroes)

BEFORE READING: For the newest version of the Card Tier List, CLICK HERE!

-Original by Scott Heise aka HomerJr
-Recent additions by Rick DeMille aka Darklighter

[Updated 10/30/2019] 

This update includes two sets:

  • Year 2 Promos (“2”)
  • United Heroes (“U”)

Previous Updates:

Before we get to the updated card tier lists, let’s talk quickly about the new cards introduced in the Year 2 Promos & United Heroes expansions.

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