"Alfred J. Leonardi, Jr. is a game designer who invented and patented the combat picture book series games Ace of Aces and Lost Worlds.
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another Bio from Firelight Games
Alfred Leonardi was a 7/8th Grade History teacher but started designing games at an early age. His passion for history manifests itself in his research for some revolutionary games. Many consider his "Coup de Grâce" the pictorial aerial combat game, "Ace of Aces" (TM). He patented the system after 5 years of work to perfect it. The hard work paid off in the form of a enthusiastic reception by many military pilots as well as fans of the game. The game was also honored as a 1993 Origins Awards Product Hall of Fame Inductee.
Interview, Adventure Gaming (Issue 4 - Oct 1981), Part 1.
Interview, Adventure Gaming (Issue 5 - Nov 1981), Part 2.