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Star Realms Minicast

75 EpisodesProduced by Paul SalomonWebsite

Almost daily segments on the White Wizard deck building game, Star Realms.

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Ep 74: Star Realms Champions

July 3rd, 2018


Wherein I give some updates and we discuss the newest tournament format dreamed up by Ean Teague, Agent Seto.

Ep 73: Conflicting Card Text

June 13th, 2018


Wherein I recount a strange experience with the app and wonder about resolving card conflicts.

Ep 71: Fleeting Opportunities

June 12th, 2018


Wherein we dive into the new arena format and breakdown some of the strategies and game changes.

Ep 69: Summer is coming

June 8th, 2018


Wherein Paul finishes up school and prepares for a massive mega round robin and brainstorms ideas for a giveaway contest.

Ep 70: Birthday!!

June 8th, 2018


Wherein I turn 35 and play some star realms to celebrate.

Ep 68: Commitment to the Cause

May 22nd, 2018


Wherein we dive new are arena and see how crazy things are this week. I take 3 runs at this baby and learn a thing or two.

Ep 67: Tabletop Star Realms

May 20th, 2018


Wherein I discuss strategic changes and considerations when playing Star Realms with physical cards, and I run a tournament at Geekway to the West.

Ep 66: IRL Tournaments

May 18th, 2018


Wherein I prepare to run my first star Realms tournament at Geekway to the West 2018, and we discuss the methodology there.

Ep 65: Maximum Warp Strategy

May 16th, 2018


Wherein we work through your comments and strategy tips for tackling this Maximum Warp arena format!

Ep 64: Maximum Warp

May 14th, 2018


Wherein we discuss the new arena format and give it a try. Day 1 struggles are on display.

Ep 63: Ace Geiger tries Colony Wars

May 12th, 2018


Wherein we congratulate Agent Seto for beating me to get his 100th trophy star, and Emil Geiger comes on for a live play, his first ever play with …

Ep 62: Ruthless Efficiency Stategy

May 11th, 2018


Wherein we discuss and analyze the strategic options when playing with Ruthless Efficiency in the arena.

Ep 61: Rob Dougherty- Ruthless Efficiency and the Arena

May 7th, 2018


Wherein White Wizard Games CEO, Rob Dougherty, joins me on the Minicast to discuss the Arena and announce the new arena format for this week!

Ep 60: T3mpt IRL Star Realms Date!!

May 4th, 2018


Wherein I meet another Star Realms player face-to-face for some tabletop Realms.

Ep 59: Miscellaneous Call-ins

May 4th, 2018


Wherein I move through several somewhat disconnected, almost frivolous call-ins and quickly give my thoughts.

Ep 58: United Heroes

May 4th, 2018


Wherein we study the new United Heroes expansion.

Ep 57: Rushed Defenses

May 3rd, 2018


Wherein we discuss this week’s arena format and scenario, which cards have increased or decreased in value as well as overall strategy when bases go straight to play.

Ep 56: In-App Tournaments: The Arena

May 1st, 2018


Wherein we check out the newest update to the Star Realms App, the Arena.

Ep 56: Explorers

May 1st, 2018


Wherein we discuss Explorers and consider their use and relative value.

Ep 55: Leaving the Better Card

April 30th, 2018


Wherein we discuss intentionally buying cheaper cards than you can afford.

Ep 54: International Tabletop Day

April 28th, 2018


Wherein we discuss plans for the upcoming holiday.

Ep 53: Matt “TheCutter” Newburg

April 26th, 2018


Wherein Matt “TheCutter” Newburg, intrepid cohost of Megahaulin, joins me for a discussion and live play

Ep 52: Scouts or Vipers?

April 23rd, 2018


Wherein we tackle the age old question of what to scrap early: Scouts or Vipers.

Ep 51: Solo Modes

April 20th, 2018


Wherein we discuss solo modes for playing Star Realms and Hero Realms.

Ep 50: Live Play with AceGeiger- VG1BHF

April 17th, 2018


Wherein we briefly celebrate 50 episodes of Star Realms Minicast, and then switch over to a live play and strategy chat with Emil Geiger. Lots of focus on deck size!

Ep 49: Docking Promos

April 16th, 2018


Wherein we process our feelings about the new docking mechanism and consider its effect on gameplay. Which is your favorite? I also pitch a promo base idea.

Ep 48: Live Play with Darwin Kastle VWG1BEHFC2K

April 13th, 2018


Wherein I try to tie up the lifetime series against Star Realms co-creator, Darwin Kastle in a game of “Big Deck.”

Ep 47: Darwin Kastle plus Promo Spoilers

April 12th, 2018


Wherein Star Realms co-creator, Darwin Kastle, come on for an interview and ends up spoiling 4 new promo cards with a new mechanism: “docking.”

Ep 46: Star Realms Grand Prix!!!

April 12th, 2018


Wherein I compete in the invitational tournament for the top 16 points earners from the Star Realms Prix tournament series.

Ep 45: Slumping to the Finish Line

April 10th, 2018


Wherein I play a couple of realtime games and solicit your analysis to help me break out of a slump.

Ep 44: Stalled Trade Row

April 10th, 2018


Wherein, a caller asks what to do when the trade rwo stalls, and a number of new competitions begin

Ep 43: Darwin Kastle, coming soon!

April 7th, 2018


Wherein we break news that Star Realms creator, Darwin Kastle will be joining me on the show next week, I win another tournament, and play a real-tome game Vs. CbusRipper.

Ep 42: New Promos

April 6th, 2018


Wherein I preview 5 new promo cards coming with the Universal Storage Box.

Ep 41: Beginner Strategy

April 4th, 2018


Wherein we discuss basic strategies and tips for brand new players

Episode 40: Real-time with Vorizori

March 31st, 2018


Wherein Vorizori returns to the minicast for another real-time playthrough and strategy discussion. The format is WBE.

Ep 39: Multiplayer Formats

March 30th, 2018


Wherein we discuss playing Star Realms with more than 2 players.

Ep 38: SRP 2-10

March 29th, 2018


Wherein Paul competes in the final tournament of this season's Star Realms Prix, and we discuss the future of the tournament series.

Ep 37: Alternate Realms

March 28th, 2018


Wherein we discuss Hero Realms and Cthulhu Realms. Are they worth exploring?

Ep 36: The Love of the Game

March 27th, 2018


Wherein we discuss how we started with Star Realms and what keeps bringing us back for more.

Ep 35: Theme

March 26th, 2018


Wherein we discuss theme in Star Realms, card titles, flavor text, and more.

Ep 34: Card Ranking with Dielzor 2

March 24th, 2018


Wherein Ryan Diel and I hop on the cast to mull over a couple of card matchups. Underdogs win!

Ep 33: Finishers

March 23rd, 2018


Wherein we discuss finisher cards, get some tournament and league updates, and head into Star Realms Prix 2-9.

Ep 32: The Ark

March 22nd, 2018


Wherein I play on tilt after losing with early Ark, and I wonder is the Ark as broken as everyone says?

Ep 31: Tournaments and Darklighter

March 21st, 2018


Wherein I begin Rogue Realms Cup #2, we wrap up Colonial War Heroes, and we congrarulate Darklighter on 25k.

Ep 30: Practice

March 20th, 2018


Wherein we talkin' bout PRACTICE!? I describe some changes to the minicast, and we congratulate SilentAl

Ep 29: Superminicast: Play at 100%

March 18th, 2018


Wherein I'm terrible for lack of attention.

Ep 28: Legendary Comander Gambits?

March 16th, 2018


Wherein we ponder what gambit abilities might come with legendary gambits, and I give a shoutout to an Iron Raft opponent.

Ep 16: Colonial War Heroes and Triumph

February 28th, 2018


Wherein we hear an update frkm the BGG league and Colonial War Heroes tournament, and discuss triumph on the realms.

Ep 15: Losing Skid + Dielzor

February 27th, 2018


Wherein Paul loses many games in a row, joins a nee league, and plays Dielzor in an on-air match.

Ep 14: Playing with Chaos and a Real-Time Error

February 26th, 2018


Wherein we discuss strategies for playing with gambits, events, heroes, and year 1 promos. Plus more thoughts on the long game, and a boss battle against AngryPanda featuring a HUGE mistake.

Ep 13: The Long Game and 61%

February 25th, 2018


Wherein Paul celebrates hitting 61% lifetime, and Matt Newburg calls in to discuss "the long game," plus a real-time playthrough Vs. Luisgon.

Ep 12: Anchor Update

February 23rd, 2018


Wherein Paul plays a real-time match and discusses the anchor update and subsequent technical difficulties.

Ep 11: Cutter Vs Supply Bot

February 22nd, 2018


Wherein several listeners call-in to give us their take on the eternal question: who you taking first hand, cutter or supply bot?

Ep 10: Star Realms Prix 2-5

February 21st, 2018


Wherein Paul heads to his 4th Star Realms Prix event and tries to break a sad streak. Will he make it to the quarterfinal? Will he lose to AngryPanda …

Ep 9: baX - WC2K

February 19th, 2018


Wherein Paul takes on Sam “baX” Hall for a two-sided playthrough and strategy discussion. Would Wrecker and Coalition Fortress be enough, or would a …

Ep 8: Card Ranking with Dielzor

February 18th, 2018


Wherein Paul and Ryan play the card ranking game on

Ep 7: White Wizard Swag

February 17th, 2018


Wherein Paul freaks out over a box of goodies from the good people at White Wizard Games.

Ep 6: Star Realms Prix 2-4

February 16th, 2018


Wherein Paul takes his third stab at a win on the Star Realms Prix. Format: WC2K

Ep 5: Vorizori - WG2K

February 13th, 2018


Wherein Alex Hines runs up against veteran pilots and cards come in pairs. It’s date night on the trade row.

Ep 4: Jkmno - VWE

February 12th, 2018


Wherein we look to see what mayhem events can bring, while deck speed intensifies.

Ep 3: Dielzor - Vanilla

February 11th, 2018


Wherein special guest Ryan Diel learns a thing or two about vanilla Star Realms.

Ep 2: Angry Panda - WC12KEH

February 11th, 2018


First on-cast game, against AngryPanda. Thanks for the challenge.

Ep 1: Hello and Welcome

February 11th, 2018


Wherein we meet our hero and hear of his plans to talk strategy during real-time games of Star Realms.

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