Episode 168: O Brave New World
Release Date: Jan. 21, 2012
Running Time: 162 min.
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Welcome to Tempest. This fictional city-state is the setting for a new series of games from publisher AEG. Play for power at royal court. Duel with merchants in back alleys. Orchestrate a grand conspiracy. Deliver a secret note to the Princess. Each game tells a story and gives players a new way to explore the world. We review the first four Tempest games: Courtier, Mercante, Dominare, and Love Letter.
News & Notes: Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls, Just In Time, Monopoly pawns
Tempest Games: Courtier, Mercante, Dominare, Love Letter
Game Sommelier: 5 games to play with a non-gamer recovering from illness.
Mail Bag: Spiel Scopa cards, DVDs, business manager
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls Kickstarter
A new updated and enhanced edition of the role playing classic!
Ubongo meets FITS and BITS = FUN!
New Monopoly Pawn Link
Vote to save one pawn and vote a new pawn in.
The World of Tempest
Tempest Designer Resource Link
Anyone can delve into the world of Tempest and submit games to AEG. The link above is a simple application for access to a wealth of knowledge and details about the world and AEG's vision for the series
Maneuver your way through royal court to gain the favor of the Queen. The more petitions she grants, the more you will score.. before she is arrested!
Life on the docks is a brutal business for the merchants of Tempest. Bid on trade goods and use your workers to deliver contracts, always keeping a watchful eye out for skullduggery!
Tempest has fallen into chaos. It's up to you and your small band of conspirators to seize control during the upheaval.
The Princess has many suitors after the Queen's arrest. Your goal is to make sure the notes proclaiming your true love find their way to her.
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 games to play with a non-gamer who is recovering from illness.
Interested in becoming a business partner? Contact email@example.com
Music credits include:
Suite of Dances in Medieval Fairs by Group of Antique Instruments Diabolus | song
Italian Renaissance Song Anonymous (16th century) | YouTube
Galliard by Peter Fletcher | song
Renaissance Rackett Collection Pt 12 by Tilman Susato | YouTube
Gaudete by Joculatores Upsalienses | song
Renaissance Rackett Collection Pt 5 by Michael Praetorius | YouTube
Spanish Medieval Song by Francisco de las Torre | YouTube
Umlahi by Medieavel Baebes | song
Renaissance Rackett Collection Pt 1 by Tilman Susato | YouTube
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