I am referring to the picture frame on the card. As far as I can tell, it is just thematic. I just want to confirm that the picture frame on the card means nothing in regards to gameplay.
At first, I assumed that players could only play cards matching the "suit" the leading player chooses. When I went to actually play the game, this didn't make much sense, so I went back through the rules and the example of play and it appears the "suit" of the card is just for historical purposes.
I have played Atlantic Storm since the game was first published and have never heard the term "suit" used in the game. What you are referring to is the type of naval vessel the card represents. And no, I never pay attention to them as the words tell you everything you need to know.
Then you have never read the rulebook. It uses the word suit several times. It even calls the type named by the leader "trump". I guess it is one of the few times the developers come straight out and admit this is simply a trick taking game with chrome.
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Yeah, probably because it sounds stupid to use those terms. It kind of shatters the illusion that you aren't just playing a trick-taking game with fancy pictures. Kind of like the first time you hear someone call Tigris & Euphrates a "set collecting game".