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.

History

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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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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?

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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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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