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Star Realms: scrapping a card in your hand

Your interpretation is incorrect. You cannot use the actions of a card that you scrap. The rules state that during the main phase, players may perform the following actions in any order (among other ...
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Can "Stealth Tower" copy your opponent's bases?

Your opponents bases are In Play so Stealth Tower can copy them too. After Stealth Tower copies a base, it remains a copy of that base regardless of what happens to the original (destroyed or ...
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Can you use an ability and scrap a card in the same turn?

According to the Star Realms rules, I think your interpretation is correct: you may play a card for its trade value, then scrap it in the same turn. The relevant text (in the third row, top): When ...
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Would it matter if I mark a Star Realms deck on the front?

No relevant information is conveyed by marking the front of a card. All cards with the same name are totally interchangeable, regardless of whether they are marked. Logical example You have two ...
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What are my odds of drawing the rest of my deck

50% Symbolizing the cards that give you a draw a D, and the cards that do not as N, there are 6 possible permutations of draw vs no-draw. In each permutation, the second N card represents the ...
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Can you use a base's ability twice by returning it to your hand with Mega Mech?

Yes, that would be a valid move as far as I can see (as long as you had another Star Empire card in play to trigger the ability of the Fighter Base). While there are no rules anywhere that I have ...
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You may destroy target base - can this destroy outposts before combat damage is done?

You can destroy the base first. There is no requirement that combat points be used immediately. From the Two Player rules link at http://www.starrealms.com/learn-to-play/ If an ability grants ...
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Does it matter what faction Mech World is?

It matters for the solo variants. I can't find rules for these online but I can explain how they work in the app. In a typical solo scenario on the bots turn a card is turned up and depending on the ...
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Would it matter if I mark a Star Realms deck on the front?

Whether or not the information matters most of the time, you could mark the cards with invisible ink and then it wouldn't show up while playing. Keep a small black light with the game and you can use ...
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Does it matter what faction Mech World is?

For the core set & expansions, I am aware of, Mech World counts as an ally for any faction, but it being a Machine Cult does matter in some cases. Blob World, for example, reads: So, you cannot ...
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For Star Realms, what's the appropriate ratio of Wealth-per-Card-per-Faction?

Alright, so I found google docs with cards, added some more data concerning base sets and made a diagram with it. I used a sophisticated formula of counting only half of the trade from ally and scrap ...
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Are there any rules in Star Realms for when you have no deck?

This can happen in an actual game if a person trashes all of their economy in order to get more damage efficiency. A person with no money in their deck cannot purchase anything since the cheapest ...
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Are there any rules in Star Realms for when you have no deck?

This appears to be a legitimate scenario when using a card denial strategy if the AI keeps trashing a card. Also, no, you cannot buy a scout. They should never be on the market and are only part of ...
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Discard a card not working?

The campaign game changes some of the rules, depending on which mission you are playing. For example, on Mission 3 "A test of strength (hard)", the rules are [...] If you would make your opponent ...
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Is it OK to mix Colony Wars and Frontiers for a 2 player game?

If you are worried about the trade row being too expensive, by far the most important factor will be the average cost of the cards in the deck. From the card gallery, you can calculate that the ...
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Is it OK to mix Colony Wars and Frontiers for a 2 player game?

"Balance" typically refers to each player's relative chances of winning. There isn't any inerrant balance changes from the expansions because the trade row is shared between the two players. Even if ...
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do all players win star realms pirates co-op

By the nature of it being a co-op then everybody wins. I can't anything specific in those rules to say an eliminated player doesn't win so I wouldn't rule that just those surviving are winners. It ...
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