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Podcast Episode 99B: Blob the Builder

This week, Dustin and Rick complete the preview coverage of the Star Realms HIGH ALERT set. This time discussing the Kickstarter exclusive FIRST STRIKE.

Our one sentence review? BEWARE BLOB THE BUILDER.

All cards discussed in this episode can be viewed in our previous Card Gallery Post.

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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Easy Expansion Format Guide!

Confused when someone says you’re playing BIGDECK, W-EHUN or even W-GEHCUM? Fear no more! Community member Derek Weller has created an easy visual tool for determining online competitive formats?

You can type in the format you’re given, or you can select the individual formats and get the associated Expansions needed to play. It’s a great and handy too!

Check it out here.

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.

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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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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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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