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!

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TheCutter’s Epic Training Blog #4

I am back, and the training continues.

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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.

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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!

Star Realms Card Tier Lists UPDATED (incl B&B, F&F, Heroes expansions)

by Scott Heise aka HomerJr

[Updated 1/21/2017] 

A lot has happened since I originally wrote this card tier ranking almost a year and a half ago. Not only have four new expansions containing 16 new ships/bases been released (B&B, Heroes, and F&F), but I played about 5500 more games in that span.  Both of these demand a lot of discussion and necessitate an update to my Tier Lists, so let’s get into it!

Before we get to the updated card tier lists, let’s talk quickly about the new cards introduced in the B&B, F&F, and Heroes expansions.  I think these cards are still new enough to many players that it’s worth going into each card in a little detail.

(If you want to skip to the update Tier Lists, they’re down below with my original ranking concept description.)

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Ranking the 6 Cost Cards

By Patrick Myers aka karmakanik

Once players have grasped the basic strategic principles of Star Realms, they understand that the early game is often about building up enough trade/economy in order to purchase the “power” cards that cost 6 or above.  But what happens when you finally get to up 6 trade and you have a choice of four different 6-cost cards?  Which ones are the best?  The worst?  Which ones fit into which kinds of decks?  When do these cards shine?  When are they weakest?  Read on to find out…

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