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Episode 64: Two Time Legend

This week on Megahaulin, Dustin and Matt get to interview Jimmy “Ghostlawns’ Morris!! What a huge interview! All this and more in this week’s episode! Check out the Megahaulin Strategy Blog for all show notes and tournament results!

Show Notes

White Wizards at PAX (includes Coalition Fighter Image and brief Star Realms Lore around the origin of the ship)

Star Realms Authority Counter Dice @ Legion Supplies

Survey Ship Story Thread (winner gets a copy of AGES by CrShaner – group join required to review this posting)

Tournament Results

Sunday Casual 36 (112 Players, Double Elim)
Arcesius (Champion)
Domola (2nd)
Cfudge (3rd)
MarauderMo (4th)

Sunday Casual 37 (Single Elim)
Bryistupid (Champion)
AgentSeto (2nd)
WetYeti (3rd)
Darklighter (4th)

Star Realms Cup
Domola (Champion)
WestDaddyUtd (2nd)
Eucser (3rd)
Julian Shirland (4th)

Explorers Cup
TheTexan (Champion)
KenGold (2nd)
Krissymonkey (3rd)
bekstar (4th)



Episode 64: Two Time Legend

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This week on Megahaulin, Dustin and Matt get to interview Jimmy “Ghostlawns’ Morris!! What a huge interview! All this and more in this week’s episode! Check out the Megahaulin Strategy Blog for all show notes and tournament results!

Check out this episode!

TheCutter’s Epic Training Blog #4

I am back, and the training continues.


White Wizard Games has formally announced their latest Kick Starter, and it is the highly anticipated Epic digital app! Here are some pertinent resources:

Epic Digital Card Game by Robert Dougherty — Kickstarter

Epic Digital Card Game – Dark Draft

Epic Digital Card Game – Constructed

Naturally I backed it; #251. Included in my package are some event tickets. The announcement referenced in-app tournaments and even chances to qualify for 2017’s World Championship. There is much to learn yet, and I would love to win my way in this year.

Before I go packing my bags, I should probably recap last year’s event.

How did it go competitively? I was humbled. I did get some nice wins. I felt at-least-in all of my contests, including a dark draft against grand champion, John Tatian. I came up against builds similar to my own in constructed. I took an Evil/Sage control/recursion build, which was popular.

The rest? Outstanding. I could gush on all day about the White Wizard crew and their volunteers. I could do an entire separate entry about all of the events. We crowned a new Star Realms Legend in close friend, Dustin Brehmer (Dusto) and our first Hero Realms Legend in regular convention traveler, Julian Shirland (jshirland). I met many Star Realms friends and rivals in person. Dustin Clingman and I recorded two hours of on-site interviews for the Megahaulin Podcast including a full episode exclusive with Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle.

Check that out here:

Podcast Episode 60: State of White Wizard

There is much more out there about the White Wizard Games Fair. Here are a couple of well-made video features. I am partial to the Star Realms bit!

Epic World Championship retrospective

Epic World Championship Finals 2016

Star Realms Retrospective

I want to thank Martin Dickie. He helped in my initial learning of Epic and then again getting around Framingham, where he resides. I was also grateful to meet Tom Sorenson. We continue to learn with his builds today.

So now I am counting down the days.

I do have concerns. I addict HARD. 18000 games of Star Realms has weakened my social agenda. I can’t wait to let Epic kill it off entirely.

Kickstarter backers get to play in March. Next Month!

TheCutter’s EPIC Training Blog #1 – Matt Newburg


New twitter account @MattTheCutter!

My latest game addictions are going to have to wait. I have played at least three dozen games of Stonemaier Games’ heavily hyped tabletop, Scythe; just since picking it up at GenCon! On the console I have enjoyed at least 100 hours of Rocket League, and had also just started in on the Bioshock Remastered series. My Star Realms obsession is well known, quite literally around the world. But all of it, even ships and bases, are going to take a backseat. To Epic.

I will be playing in the Epic Worlds tournament at the White Wizard Games Fair outside of Boston. This is a tremendous honor. I have posted in related discussion comments that ‘I can’t wait!’ This is a big fat lie. I can not only wait, I need to slow time down. The issue here is… that I have played about 20 total games of Epic the Cardgame.

It’s not in my dna to roll over to competition. If I am going to make this trip, I have to commit. It’s probably preposterous to propose that I could show up to a field of Epic Pros and get anywhere as a novice. These players are proven, having qualified in major convention tournaments all summer long. They have risen above the rest of the Epic Universe. I have yet to beat, or even play against a stranger.

But. I do have five weeks. I do have an applicable experience with constructed ccg’s and lcg’s. I do want to show up with the confidence NOT to be someone’s easy path.
I do have amazing, loyal, capable friends that will volunteer their time and insight. These are the same friends who just recently volunteered many hours preparing me for a rewarding success in the GenCon Star Realms Legend event.

Better go buy a butt ton of Epic.

The Megahaulin’ Strategy Blog has traditionally limited discussion only to Star Realms. Having received Dustin’s permission, I will chronicle my attempt to get good at Epic in time for Boston. I hope you will tag along!