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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 »

Personality Spotlight: Odette duBois

By Daniel Briscoe, September 20, 2012 Comments Off Personality Spotlight

Odette duBois Sex: Female Skin Tone: Beige Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Age: Young Hand: ? Odette was the personal aide and apprentice to Lord Severin when the Queen was arrested, but relocate to the swamps with him. Since, as an… Read More »

Personality Spotlight: Ivan Sobol

By Daniel Briscoe, September 19, 2012 Comments Off Personality Spotlight

Ivan Sobol, Ferrier Sex: Male Skin Tone: Beige Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Age: Middle Hand: ? Ivan is two-faced and very good at it. A rising star in the Guild, he keeps the men who work for him in line… Read More »

Love Letter Rulebook Now Online!

By Edward Bolme, September 18, 2012 Comments Off Love Letter

For those of you who’d like to get a head start learning about the newest of our Tempest games, the rulebook for Love Letter is now available for your perusal in a 2.5 MB PDF! Click here! If it looks… 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 »

Bartolemew Kaiss in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, September 14, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Personality Spotlight

Bartolemew Kaiss is Tempest’s masterful composer and mathematical whiz kid. He is among those in the queen’s salons in Courtier. But we’ll talk about the Artisans coterie later. He is one of Princess Annette’s suitors in Love Letter, and as… Read More »

Personality Spotlight: Bartolemew Kaiss

By Daniel Briscoe, September 13, 2012 Comments Off Personality Spotlight

Bartolemew Kaiss Sex: Male Skin Tone: Fair Hair: Dark Brown Eyes: Dark Brown Age: Middle Violinist, composer, and a wizard at mathematics, which feeds into and is a result of his beautiful compositions. He is romantically involved with Princess Annette…. Read More »

Princess Annette in the Tempest Games

By Edward Bolme, September 12, 2012 Comments Off Courtier, Dominare, Love Letter, Personality Spotlight

As a high-profile and much-beloved royal, Princess Annette plays a solid role throughout the Tempest series. In Courtier, she is overshadowed by her mother, but still holds a role as one of the Royal Family coterie, along with her father… Read More »

Personality Spotlight: Princess Annette

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

  Her Highness Princess Annette Sex: Female Skin Tone: Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Age: Young Also known as “Annette of the Burning Sleeve” due to the trailing sleeve of her gown catching fire during a banquet. She takes it… Read More »

The Founding of Tempest

By Edward Bolme, September 10, 2012 Comments Off Developer's Blog, Dominare, Mercante, Tempest

by Todd Rowland As was detailed in John Zinser’s post, we had a concept for a shared-world line of board games that would eventually become Tempest. We had a journey of a thousand miles in front of us; the question… Read More »