User Profile for rholzgrafe
Rick Holzgrafe
United States
San Jose
California
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"the understandably frightening and chimeric semicolon" -- HiveGod
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Computer programmer, jazz musician, (former) fencer, and gamer. I've been a serious gamer since the 2004 KublaCon in Burlingame, California. My wife thought it sounded like fun, so we went (I would rather have been performing at the Sacramento Jazz Festival, but none of my bands were invited that year) and we all had an absolute blast. We're now far enough into the hobby to have had to install shelving and track lighting for our collection and game table.

When I'm not gaming or making jazz, I'm usually reading (SF or fantasy mostly), or designing my own board games (Spatial Delivery won the 2008 KublaCon Game Design Contest, and Railways of the Western U.S. is published by Eagle Games, with Railways of North America coming in June 2013). Here on the Geek I try to make positive contributions in the forums, write in-depth game reviews, and contribute the occasional player aid. Three of my favorite contributions are my reviews for Twilight Struggle and A Game of Thrones (first edition), and my strategy guide for Railways of the World/Railways of the World.

My current avatar is from Brooke McEldowney's amazing comic strip 9 Chickweed Lane. I hope Mr. McEldowney won't mind my borrowing Solange for a while.

Those of you with Macs and spare time might like to visit http://www.semicolon.com where I sell my own collection of solitaire games, Solitaire Till Dawn.

I keep a blog about my interests at http://rixjoint.blogspot.com/ and post there about boardgames and boardgame design from time to time.
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User Details for rholzgrafe
Registration Date: 2004-11-29
Last Profile Update: 2013-03-04
Last Login: 2015-08-31
Country: flag United States
State: California
Town/City: San Jose
Website: http://www.semicolon.com
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Average Rating 6.48
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Top 10
#1: Railways of the World
#2: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
#3: El Grande
#4: Imperial
#5: Puerto Rico
#6: The Princes of Florence
#7: Dominion
#8: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
#9: Age of Steam
#10: The Castles of Burgundy
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#1: Railways of the Western U.S.
#2: Russian Railroads
#3: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
#4: Navegador
#5: The Castles of Burgundy
#6: 7 Wonders
#7: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
#8: Dominion
#9: Silverton
#10: The Princes of Machu Picchu
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