Badge hunter guide part 2:
You should get two-handed-sword + plate armor while finishing the campaign. Go create 6 humans + those items. Place them in the third column. Remove units if necessary. Go do survival. Reach wave 7. End with 14150 gold. Get 15 points.
Final screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/ouxpyLu.png
Badge hunter guide part 1:
Do the campaign as much as possible. Once you can't continue, click on the arrows beside the campaign name, below the word "Campaign". You should be able to change to another campaign. Do those until you can't continue. You should have at least 6k gold (I had 9k). Go to the booster shop and buy the poison elemental pack. Delete all of your units. Create 6 (poison elemental + Iron sword + buckler + gamberson + horse) Then create 6 (human + spear). Then create a 'tank' (orc + iron sword + iron shield + heavy plate + horse). Then create your mages, archers and whatever not and place them appropriately. Poison elemental + spearmen on front , tank on second, mages at back, archers and gunslingers at the second last. Do campaigns until you cannot win. Repeat for the other campaign (act 2). You should now get the challenge.
Done. 3 PvP victories. No gems used. Here are some tips:
SPELLS - use them! Note that spells start with 1 turn cooldown, so they're unusable on their first turn. Thus, forget chain lighting. Prioritize damage and healing spells - buy more if needed! You should get plenty on your trip to level 8.
RUNES - on your spell book, to your right, see a green tab? Click on it. Those are your runes page. USE THOSE. You get a ton for free upon hitting level 8 to start off. Take the best. Forget the "free healing at the end of battle".
ALT - press alt at the battle screen. You'll see more info appear. Mousing over any unit -> more information. Use that to your advantage. The 3 icons that appear at the bottom of every unit mean something. First: turn order. Second: type. I never figured out the third meant.
STRATEGY - the battle has some strategy to it. Remember some units are advantageous against others. Spam healing with your mage - it helps! Prioritize mages and those of a higher tier.
Pretty good game. Completed it. I would just like one thing: the ability to view cut-scenes again. At the beginning of the game I was like "meh, I'll just check this out" and then finished world 1, then world 2, all the while skipping cut-scenes After that I was "Ok, I'll stop after this level"...but then it went to stop after the next, then the next...and before long I suddenly hit the boss level. XD, and I had no idea what the story was about. Oh, and the boss seemed to get easier over time, just a thought. I died 5/3/0/0/0 times at the boss.
It would be great if my zoom level would be kept every time I changed screens. Currently, it keeps resetting back to it's original level. Other than that, great game, great graphics, although it can get laggy sometimes (when I played people on the kongregate chat was complaining of 4 or 8 fps).
It seems most effective if you just create a wall right in front of these enemies most of the time. They then throw the rock and it instantly bounces off the wall and hits themselves back. Best for flying units.
Finished the game. While the levels seem like they give you instructions and you follow them to win the level, that's only for the starting few levels, after level 10 or so they stop giving you instructions and it really becomes a puzzle game. Also, for those complaining about cash, take note that cash is a luxury, you can complete every single level without using those powerups. I did it.
Some points to improve on: as stated, please remove the level selection screen animation or make the arrow move on to the next level. The animation gets irritating at the later levels where you have to wait for the level to appear (Note that you don't need to wait for the train though). Also, at the last level, after I completed it there were only 2 options: "More games" or "replay level". There was no "return to level selection". I had to replay the level; then quit. 4/5 for now.
@Abraxas666: Please, read the text carefully. I read less than 1/2 of your wall of text and figured out what happened already. Here's a hint. The card you played was Demon-Slayer Bullet, dealing 6 damage. One of the cards you depleted was soulstealer. And: "Hank depletes 18 from Soulstealer"...Now, I'm a newb and has barely completed zone 1, but a quick google leads me to conclude that soulstealer's effect is that it deals the same amount of damage as there are NPCs the the holders depletion pile when soulstealer gets depleted. This is about the same as the beastman I'm fighting now, just harder. I'm sure you'll be able to find a tactic to defend against this as well. Or you can just google.
Guys, the API in this game isn't working. Thus, none of you are getting any badges. To get the badges you're going to have to send a bug report. For the first one, just send a pic of your castle, for the second, send a pic of anything with your hero level in it. For the third, you need to discuss with the kongregate admins to submit 2 pictures for the bug report.