Megahaulin' A Star Realms Podcast

This episode is dedicated to an exclusive interview with Ola "Dommola" Mæhle who recently became the first player to reach level 100 in the digital Star Realms Game. We cover his accomplishment, but also his broader gaming background and his key tips for new players. 

Direct download: Megahaulin_Episode_79.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

This week Dustin is joined by none other than MarauderMo from the Star Realms Community. Topics range wide and far in this fun interview!

Direct download: Megahaulin_Episode_78.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

Recorded prior to Christmas

This week Dustin and Matt reveal our end of the year contest winners. Also detailed coverage on the Star Realms SCENARIOS set. They also take a deep dive into the newly released (to digital) UNITED COMMAND set.

Happy Holidays and thanks to all of our listeners in 2017! This was an incredible year and here's to a great 2018!

Direct download: Ep_77a.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

We are back from the White Wizard Game Fair 2017! We've got an amazing lineup of interviews including the new STAR REALMS LEGEND Adam Charbonneau  (IGN: Anvroser). PLUS additional interviews with:

Rick "Darklighter" Demille

Brendan "Carnie" Lapsley
Amanda "BBYGURL" Storm
Alex "SilentAl" Sarkissian
We also have a contest this episode! Send in your favorite Star Realms memories of 2017 as well as your New Year's Resolution. Matt and Dustin will review the entries and select THREE winners. There will be prizes! Deadline is 12/15/17, so get that entry in NOW!
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Direct download: Ep_76.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

This week The Cutter is on vacation and in his stead we have SPECIAL GUEST CO-HOS Sam "BaX" Hall. Sam talks to us about his Twitch Streams, How he got interested in Star Realms and More!

Direct download: Ep_75.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT

We've got a brand new intro! Dustin and Matt discuss the the White Wizard Game Fair, update on NEWS FROM THE COLOINES and then dig deep into COSMIC GAMBITS!

Direct download: Ep_74.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt discuss everything that's amazing and cool about the BRAND NEW Cosmic Gambits Expansion for the Digital Star Realms App. Also, News from the Colonies and QUICK HITS!

Direct download: ep73.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Dustin and Matt discuss activity at GenCon and the crowning of a new Star Realms Legend. This episode also completes the strategy discussion of Colony Wars with coverage of the MACHINE CULT

Direct download: ep72.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

On this episode, Dustin and Matt discuss the exciting new Kickstarter from WWG: FRONTIERS. Also NEWS FROM THE COLONIES and the continuation of the strategy review of the new Colony Wars update - This time reviewing STAR EMPIRE!

Direct download: ep71.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

Dustin is flying SOLO in this episode while Matt is off saving the universe! BUT FEAR NOT, we are joined this episode by none other than White Wizard Games CEO Rob Dougherty who discusses a ton of Star Realms news including the recently announced STAR REALMS FRONTIERS set! Listen in!!

Direct download: ep70.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt discuss the ORIGNS game show, A New Kickstarter and a slew of new promos and card previews. Additionally, the Colony Wars strategy review continues with an in depth look at the TRADE FEDERATION.

Direct download: ep69.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

COLONY WARS is out for the Star Realms Digital App! Dustin and Matt discuss the new features as well as an exclusive strategy discussion of all the new Blob faction cards. This plus NEWS FROM THE COLONIES and QUICK HITS!!

Direct download: ep68.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT

BIG NEWS!! This week Dustin and Matt discuss the soon to be released COLONY WARS Expansion for STAR REALMS!

We introduce a brand new segment named by one of our listeners, "News From The Colonies!"

In Strategy News, Dustin and Matt tackle the old Scouts vs Viper Scrapping debate!

All this Plus QUICK HITS!

Direct download: ep67.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt cover all the wonderful news around International Tabletop Day, a new segment and CONTEST as well as QUICK HITS!

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Category:Games -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

This episode Dustin and Matt review the news about Star Realms SCENARIOS! We also discuss variants and of course - QUICK HITS!

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Category:Games -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

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!

Direct download: ep64.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt answer a great many listener inquiries - Also, QUICK HITS! Tune in!

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Category:Games -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt kick off 2017 by covering all the news and two amazing new articles added to the Megahaulin Strategy Blog!

Direct download: ep62.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

It's our final show of 2016 and Megahaulin' has turned TWO YEARS OLD! Can you believe it??? This time, Dustin and Matt discuss news regarding as well as a new article on the blog to help people stop buying and start winning. ALSO - A Brand New Segment! Check it out!

Direct download: ep61.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

This special episode was recorded at the White Wizard Game Fair with Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle. We spoke at length about all of their products and learned some great news about Star Realms. 

This episode is a general discussion, so be ready for a good listen!

Direct download: ep60.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT

We're releasing TWO EPISODES this week (59 and 60). The first has our awesome discussion with newly minted Legend DUSTO, We also spoke with Top Lifetime Ranked Dommola, BGG Legend SweetJustice and the OG Legend Chris Shaner! It's a packed episode so get listening!

Direct download: ep59.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

This week, Dustin and Matt get ready for the WWG Games Fair! They also interview Jon Del Arroz, author of the forthcomings STAR REALMS novel: RESCUE RUN

Direct download: Ep58.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

This week Dustin and Matt discuss the upcoming White Wizards Game Fair in Boston. They also get a detailed preview of the upcoming Fleets and Fortresses expansion in Digital Star Realms.

Direct download: Ep57.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt talk about some news and get quickly into a card by card review of both United: Assault and United: Command decks.

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Category:Games -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt catch up on all the amazing league and tournament results. They also dig into the Mission and Hero cards from the Star Realms United Expansion!

Direct download: Ep55.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

This week Dustin and Matt cover the GenCon Legends tournament in depth from the view of a champ. We also look at the newer high costed Hero cards and look ahead of further strategy depth in COLONY WARS. 

Direct download: Ep54.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Wow! So much crazy good news. Gen Con! Heroes! Fleets & Fortresses! Colony Wars! All this and much much more on this episode of Megahaulin'!

Direct download: Ep53.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt discuss the newly announced STAR REALMS: UNITED set. We also welcome long time community member DUSTO! It's a great time so listen in!

Direct download: Ep52.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

This week Dustin and Matt discuss their most overrated and underrated cards for the Type 1B format. It's gonna get hot in here!

Direct download: Ep51.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

Dustin and Matt celebrate the 50th episode of Megahaulin and waste no time getting down to business an how you can train to win the Legends Tournaments!

Direct download: Ep50.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

This week, Dustin and Matt are joined by White Wizards CEO Rob Dougherty who gives the lowdown on the FUTURE of Star Realms!

Direct download: Ep49.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

This week Dustin and Matt talk about all things news in Star Realms. For strategy, discussion focuses on top tips for Colony Wars and "Big Deck" mode!

Direct download: Ep48.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

This week Matt and Dustin review their finals match up in the Pan Galactic League as well as provide expert analysis and strategy tips for how to win with the new Star Realms Expansion Crisis: Events.

Direct download: Ep47.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

EVENTS ARE HERE! We discuss initial reactions to the EVENTS expansion, Tournament and League play as well as a discussion on Professor HomerJr's new article on the Megahaulin Strat Blog! TUNE IN!

Direct download: Ep46.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt review the new COSMIC GAMBIT pack for Star Realms!

Direct download: Ep45.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

This week Matt and Dustin review the news, tournament and league play. Special Guest AWEBERMAN gives his report on the BGG Leagure Season 14. Lots of discussion around the Construction Hauler!

Direct download: Ep442.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

This week Matt and Dustin discuss who would be part of the first Star Realms Super Bowl! As always, tournament and league play. Additionally, there's a special review of The Megahauler! All this and more!!

Direct download: Ep44.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

This week Matt and Dustin catch up with all the news and tournament news to start the new year. Also, a detailed review of HomerJr's most recent strategy article!

Direct download: Ep43.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10am EDT

This is our End of Year show where we discuss all the latest news as well as make BOLD predictions about what 2016 will hold for Star Realms!

Direct download: Ep42.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

This week Dustin and Matt discuss an update on the COLONY WARS release as well as have a fantastic interview with recent Megahaulin Strategy Blogger and Top Player, DARKLIGHTER!

Direct download: Ep41.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

This week Dustin and Matt wish everyone a Happy Holiday and plenty of Star Realms! The show discuss lots of tournaments and league play as well as easy ways to keep track of your tournament history if you play a lot. Strategy discussion focuses on Managing the Redraw. 

Direct download: Ep40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

Megahaulin is 1 YEAR OLD! We celebrate by discussing the news and reviewing the BLOB FACTION from COLONY WARS! HAPPY BLOBSDAY TO YOU!

Direct download: Ep39.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

This week Dustin and Matt discuss the Star Empire segment of Colony Wars. We also announce the winner of our "Name The Mode" Contest! All this and more! Tune In!

Direct download: Ep38.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

This week on Megahaulin, #1 Ranked Player MattM joins us to talk about his strategies and ideas behind his game. Dustin and Matt also review the TRADE FEDERATION cards from COLONY WARS. All this and more on this week's MEGAHAULIN!a

Direct download: Ep37.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT

This week on Megahaulin, Dustin and Matt review each card from the brand new COLONY WARS set! News, Tournaments, Articles, Oh My!

Direct download: Episode_36.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt discuss the brand new Crisis expansion to the digital Star Realms App. Also, in a podcast first, a contest! Yes, that's right! A Megahaulin Contest! All this and more! Join in!!

Direct download: MegahaulinEp35.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt discuss the newly announced mechanics for COLONY WARS.  Special Guess Morgan talks about his ENDURANCE CHALLENGE! Strategy discussion reviews the recent scrap article from the Megahaulin Strategy Blob! Join in!!

Direct download: MegahaulinEp34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm EDT

This week we discuss League and Tournament Play including a Season 11 Wrap up from AWEberman! We also continue our discussion on Calculated Risk with an emphasis on Gambit Play. All this plus the TERM OF THE WEEK, right here on MEGAHAULIN!

Direct download: Ep33.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

This week Matt and Dustin discuss all things Tournaments and League. They also take some time to introduce a new segment: TERM OF THE WEEK. The discussion on Calculated Risk continues. All this and more on Megahaulin!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp32.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:20am EDT

This week our Colony Wars Preview continues with two cards from the TRADE FEDERATION. We also discuss calculated risk when deciding whether or not to destroy non outpost bases during play. All this and more, NOW!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp31.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

This week Matt and Dustin cover an incredible amount of news! First we reintroduce the show and the hosts for our new listeners! We cover TWO Machine Cult ships as part of our continuing Colony Wars Preview! Lots of tournaments, including a PAX Champion!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp30.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

This week, Matt and Dustin continue to preview the upcoming Colony Wars set by premiering TWO new Blob ships from the set. Remy Gibson joins to give an update on the Pan Galactice League. Scott "HomerJr" Heise talks about his strategy article from the Megahaulin blog! All this and MORE!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp29.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

This week Dustin and Matt preview TWO never before seen cards from the COLONY WARS Set. Tournaments and League play is also discussed. A New BLOG and Three overrated cards complete this amazing episode! Join in!!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp28.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

This week on Megahaulin, Dustin and Matt discuss the appearance of a Bases and Battleships icon in the digital app. Remy "AWEberman" Gibson gives us a rundown of the top BGG Players by ELO rating. Learn about the merits of Conceding as well as the MOST underated card under the current TYPE-S Meta. Join in!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp27.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:57am EDT

This week we talk about the results of the GenCon Tournament!

We also discuss Tournament and League winners as well as upcoming events.

STRATEGY: In strategy, we talk about how to manage your shuffle! It's an important topic and you can count on Megahaulin to do it up right!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp26.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

This week Matt and Dustin interview Three Time Platinum Tier Champion FlyingArrow from the Board Game Geek League!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

This week, we discuss all things tournaments, we visit the MAIL BAG and discuss how to Hate Draft in Star Realms!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp24.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT

This week we cover news, tournaments and a BRAND NEW META BUILD! Tune in for this week's Megahaulin!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp23.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

This week we talk News and welcome Community and Tournament leader Nathan Jochum (ozmethod) to the cast to discuss the future of online tournaments and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

WOHOO! Megahaulin' is LEGAL. This week we talk news, tournaments and revisit core deck types including discussion of the expansion and promo cards! Join in!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp21.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

It's our 20th Show!! Big news on GenCon! We also discuss game phases in vanilla and Gambit/Promo decks. Join in!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp20.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT

This week Dustin and Matt cover new Expansion sets for Star Realms. We also interview Top Ranked Digital Player Chris Shaner who reveals his strategies and secrets of victory. 

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp19.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

This week we welcome THE COMMISH! Remy "Aweberman" Gibson from the Board Game Geek Star Realms League joins us to talk competitive play and where his amazing league goes next!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp18.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

This week we preview the forthcoming Digial App Update. Matt tells us how to deal with a losing streak!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp17.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

SPECIAL EPISODE!!! We welcome Top Online player, MazerRackham, to provide his insights on the Gambit Expansion. We get some special insights and card analysis regarding the promo cards. Great discussion and interview!

Direct download: GambitSpecial.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

This week Matt and Dustin discuss all the news and what's new in tournaments. We also cover how to prepare for Live Star Realms tournaments. 

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

This week Matt and Dustin cover news, tournaments and various "Levels" of strategy play within Star Realms. It's a fun packed show so let's get started!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp15.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

This week we cover all News Star Realms. We welcome Matt Newburg as a permanent co-host. We also discuss Trade Row Managmeent in a Post Gambit Star Realms. All this and more in this week's MEGAHAULIN!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp14.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

Recorded a couple of weeks back, join Dustin and special guest co-host Matt "The Cutter" Newburg as they review the Digital Gambit Expansion including play techniques for the Crisis Expansion. 

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp13.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT


This time on Megahaulin, Rob and Darwin of White Wizards Games talk about the GAMBIT EXPANSION as well as the future of Star Realms events and they discuss in a bit of depth their new TOP SECRET project! 


That's this week on MEGAHAULIN'!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEp12.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

This week we cover News. A Game of the Year Nomination for SR. We also go deep into the mailbag to discuss Top Decking Strategies as well as a deeper dive on costing your opponents trade loss. All this and more on this week's Megahaulin'!

Direct download: MegaHaulin_Episode_11.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

This week we are joined by Matt "The Cutter" Newburg to complete our CRISIS Review with the EVENTS Deck. We also discuss early game buying strategies. Tournament Talk and More on this week's MEGAHAULIN'

Direct download: MegaHaulinEpisode10.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This week we are joined by Matt "The Cutter" Newburg to discuss Star Realms in the Humble Bundle (, Livestreaming from the creators of the game. We also continue our review of CRISIS, this week discussing Heroes. We get an update on the tournament scene. All this week on Megahaulin'

Direct download: MegaHaulin_Episode_9.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:35am EDT

We welcome Matt "The Cutter" Newburg back to help us continue our our review of the CRISIS Expansion continues. Matt and Dustin debate Fleet HQ vs Brain World for Best Card in the game. Tournament and League updates abound!

Direct download: MegaHaulinEpisode08.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

Special Guest Host: Matt "The Cutter" Newberg join us. This week we review the Bases and Battleships deck as part of the our coverage of the new CRISIS Expansion! We also discuss Card advantage and the World Finals

Direct download: MegaHaulinEpisode07.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

This week we are joined by our very special guest Darwin Kastle! Darwin is the game designer responsible for Star Realms. Join us in a very special episode!

Direct download: MegaHaulin_Episode_6.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

This week we discuss THE GAMBIT EXPANSION as well as learn tips about how to play from behind. Additionally, we review THE RAM and have a special announcement for next week's show!

Direct download: MegaHaulin_Episode_5.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

This week we welcome tournament champion Ben Gartner to discuss new cards, some awesome origin Fiction for Star Realms. We also get into deep strategy relating to factions and discuss THE EXPLORER as our Card of the Week. 

What are you waiting for?

Direct download: Megahaulin_Episode_4.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

This week we review the Stealth Needle as well as review the most recent card releases. We also start to give some basic discussion around codifying phases of the game as well as reviewing basic build types. 


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Category:Games -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

This week, we welcome our guest MATT NEWBURG to the podcast. Our big news is a brand new card premier with discussion. Card Of The Week is Recycling Station. Join in!

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Category:Games -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

Megahaulin - A Star Realms Podcast

Let's get this party started! Join Dustin and friends to discuss STAR REALMS. In this episode, Dustin kicks things off by talking about the show, THE CARD OF THE WEEK and takes Questions from the MAIL BAG. Join in!

Direct download: MegaHauling_Ep_01.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:02am EDT