Category:  Dominare

“The Bar Has Been Set”

By Edward Bolme, January 31, 2013 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Mercante, Reviews

The Spiel did a lengthy—dare I say epic—review of Tempest as a world, a line, a toolbox, and a series of individual games. And it pleases me, as the developer, to see that they get the whole concept, tip to… 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 »

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

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 »

Adnan Riordan in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, October 5, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Personality Spotlight, Uncategorized

Adnan Riordan is a veritable establishment among the Tempest intelligentsia. As such, he does appear in Courtier as the Emeritus. But where he really shines is in Dominare. Remember two days ago, when we told you that the Atheneum was… Read More »

Lord Laurent Chantril in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, October 3, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Personality Spotlight, Tempest

Lord Chantril is the patron of the sciences in Tempest. As such he is affiliated with the Atheneum, but he himself is not much of a scholar. The Atheneum faction is all about providing options in the Tempest games. In… Read More »

Pilare Elmen nee Koivasta in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, September 28, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Personality Spotlight

We mentioned in Tuesday’s installment that merchant Michael Elmen had friends in high places. And one of those friends is his wife. Pilare Koivasta appears in Courtier as a part of the Commerce coterie, in the role of adjustor. The… Read More »

Michael Elmen in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, September 26, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Mercante, Personality Spotlight, Tempest

Michael Elmen is the head of one of the important merchant houses in Tempest, and the first of what will undoubtedly become many bankers seeking to control the financial destiny of the city-state. In Courtier, he is part of the… Read More »

Ivan and Odette in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, September 21, 2012 Comments Off Dominare, Love Letter, Personality Spotlight, Tempest

Ivan and Odette are two of the minor characters in the Tempest saga, but ones whose role could change to a major one without notice. Thus far, hard-working Ivan Sobol only appears in Dominare. He is far too rough a… Read More »

A Fistful of Blueprints

By Edward Bolme, September 17, 2012 Comments Off Developer's Blog, Dominare, Mercante, Tempest

I was appointed the Tempest project lead sometime early in 2011, more or less. At that point all I had were scattered notes, the press files archives for three games, and a few contacts. Unfortunately, a lot of background material… Read More »