Archive:  October, 2012

Love Letter: Japon vs. AEG

By Edward Bolme, October 30, 2012 Comments Off Developer's Blog, Love Letter, Tempest

Some mention has been made of the one major change in the cards of the Tempest version of Love Letter and the early Japon Brand version: The 7-point card changed from an automatic loss when paired with a card valued… Read More »

Graphic Design

By Edward Bolme, October 29, 2012 Comments Off Developer's Blog, Tempest

With Tempest playtesting underway, we needed to have someone in the graphic designer’s seat. As a game line, Tempest needed a cohesive look and feel. The person most qualified to do it, jim pinto, had burned out on the project… Read More »

Tempest Release Dates!

By Edward Bolme, October 26, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Love Letter, Mercante, Production Update, Tempest

All four Tempest games are scheduled to arrive in the US within a week or so. Then they have to clear customs, and we immediately start shipping to our international distributors. Thus we are able to peg an international release… Read More »

Promo Cards

By Edward Bolme, October 22, 2012 Comments Off Convention, Tempest

Promo cards have been a part of AEG history since the release of pre-Imperial cards for Legend of the Five Rings. Those cards were a print test of sorts, POD printed for Gen Con, using the art that had already… Read More »

Dominare Showing at Essen

By Edward Bolme, October 18, 2012 Comments Off Dominare, Tempest

If you haven’t seen it, Todd Rowland givs a cursory explanation of Dominare here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26239811

A Closer Look at Courtier

By Edward Bolme, October 17, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Production Update, Tempest

Your friendly neighborhood Tempest Brand Manager has, in his hot little fists, the first-off copy of Courtier (sent as a physical proof from China, thence carried to the Alliance Open House by our sales manager, and then sent here for… Read More »

Getting a Love Letter

By Edward Bolme, October 15, 2012 Comments Off Developer's Blog, Love Letter, Tempest

I clearly remember the first time I saw Love Letter. It was a PDF attached to a simple email from John Zinser (our CEO, who was at that time in Japan) saying, “Look this over.” There was not much there…. Read More »

Personality Spotlight: Adjunct Gianni Archiatio

By Daniel Briscoe, October 11, 2012 Comments Off Personality Spotlight

Adjunct Gianni Archiatio Sex: Male Skin Tone: Beige Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Age: Middle Hand: ? Gianni doesn’t work very hard, as a result of which he became a joke among his contemporaries, a sort of pathetic whipping boy of… Read More »

Dante Straziami in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, October 10, 2012 Comments Off Dominare, Personality Spotlight, Tempest

Dante Straziami is a powerful and senior senator (note that the length of his senatorial cloak, which displays his tenure). At lower levels of the conspiracy, he helps solidify your control of the Senate with his strong 4 influence, and… Read More »

Personality Spotlight: Senator Dante Straziami

By Daniel Briscoe, October 9, 2012 Comments Off Personality Spotlight

Senator Dante Straziami Sex: Male Skin Tone: Olive Hair: bald Eyes: Brown Age: Old Hand: ? When the old guard of senators was forged, they broke the mold making Dante. He’s the oldest, most respected member of the Senate. He’s… Read More »