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I've always admired the creative side of the geek and Helge is very creative indeed. He does some great game pimping with polymer clay & hosts one of my favorite places on the Geek, the Monthly Pimp My Boardgame contest which is a great inspiration. So without further ado I give you your next GOTW & some of his creations.

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helgerehwald wrote:
I grow up in Ostriesland (northern part of Germany). I drunk a lot of tea, due to local culture. And enjoyed it. As child I had my first gaming experince. And was not so amused about the luck part in gaming. I was interested in science. It seemed to be more deterministic and logical.

After fininshing school I diceded to study physics in Jena (east part of Germany). Besides I had friendships to people who loved gaming. The boardgames got more and more a big issue. And I became familar with a lot of great games. And luck can be an exciting part of gaming :-) The study of math and statistics helped to have new view to dice or shuffled cards. And with quantum mechanics you have the "luck" in science. I learned a lot. And the world view changed.

Finally I finished my diploma thesis in Astronomie (so I am "Diplom Physiker"). A second universe was part of my life: boardgame and satellites. And my boardgame collection got to big for for my very small apartment. The "SPIEL" in Essen was now part of my annual shedule. And online BGG was in focus.

I found work at my home city in Ostfriesland. I became a health physicist at a hospital in the radio oncology department. I got a bigger apartment and more boardgames. I founded a gaming group. With some of the members I made a team for the "RegVor" (regional qualifaction for German team boardgame champion ship). We called us "Sturmflut im Teetrapack" (storm flood in the Teatrapack). I manly disigned the logo. Which now is my Avatar on BGG. For those who wondering about it.

Another aspect of boardgames became interesting to me. Pimp my boardgame. I started to do some pimping with FIMO. Than I had the idea to start a conetest at BGG for pimping boardgames. I am running it until now monthly.

Today I live in Ulm (south part of Germany). Still having enough boardgames. Know lot of people to have a nice gaming time. And visiting many gaming events throughout the year. But I have a time consuming job at university hospital Ulm at radio oncology department. Which is interesting too.


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Which one is my gaming lie
I am two times German CUBORO champion (which takes place at SPIEL ESSEN).
I have explained games last year at ESSEN at Hans im Glück booth.
I was growing up in the same city as UWE ROSENBERG, but met him first time at ESSEN.
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Which one is my normal life lie
My Speedskating (inline skates) half marathon record is 48 min.
I have first DAN in JUDO.
I walked 100km (62mi 241yd 1ft) around Jena in about 18h40min in 2005.
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congratulations on making Geek of the Week, Helge! 

A few questions:

what...
1) ... did you have for breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday?
2) ...'s your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
3) ...'s your favorite alcoholic drink?
4) ...'s your favorite food?
5) ...'s your favorite / most self-cooked recipe?
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Grats, Helge! meeple
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Congratulations Helge!
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Congratulations Helge! Enjoy your week!
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As you're from Ulm, I have to ask your opinion of this:

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CONGRATULATIONS

Enjoy your week in the spotlight!

Questions:

d10-1 What is your most favorite game mechanic and why?
d10-2 What game are (were) you most looking forward to in 2014?
d10-3 If you could game with a celebrity of your choice, who would you choose and why?
d10-4 If you could add, delete or change something about BGG, what would it be and why?
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Congratulations helge. Enjoy your week !
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Congrats Helge.
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Congratulations Helge! Enjoy your week.
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fourmyle21 wrote:
congratulations on making Geek of the Week, Helge! 

A few questions:

what...
[q="fourmyle21"]1) ... did you have for breakfast, lunch and dinner yesterday?


Breakfast: Manly "Bircher Müsli" (swiss style muesli) and fruits

Lunch: one cup of hot chocolate (at Dachstein Montain peak)

Dinner: five course menu (salat, appetizer, soup, deer, dessert)

I was at Pichl in Steiermark, Austria in a good hotel

fourmyle21 wrote:
2) ...'s your favorite non-alcoholic drink?


I realy like fruit juice. My favorites at the moment are fresh orange orange juice made by my lever press. And the Fairtrade Mango juice.

fourmyle21 wrote:
3) ...'s your favorite alcoholic drink?


I drink not much alcolohic at all. So maybe caipirinha.

fourmyle21 wrote:
4) ...'s your favorite food?


I like pizza. If I am making sports, I like pasta.

fourmyle21 wrote:
5) ...'s your favorite / most self-cooked recipe?


Pasta cool
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CgooNGRATZ Helge !
And thanks for the pimp contest.
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grats!!

What is your favorite non-traditional pancake?
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Congrats and enjoy your week!

As a fellow physicist, what drove you to choose that academic path?
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Fat stacks of grats Helge!! Enjoy your week!laugh
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Coyotek4 wrote:
As you're from Ulm, I have to ask your opinion of this:



Very strong british accent in pronouncing the name

Even here in ULM it is hard to find any information about this composer. Living here 2 and 1/2 year is not enough time to find out something
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Ashitaka wrote:
d10-1 What is your most favorite game mechanic and why?


Hard decision. I will pick out two.

1. Bidding: A really thrilling part in boardgames to me and interactiv. And it often helps to balancing a game.

2. Worker placement: Always good if someone working for you I do like organizing my workers.

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d10-2 What game are (were) you most looking forward to in 2014?


I have been in Nürnberg to the SPIELWARENMESSE. So these three games seemes interesting to me:

La Isla: Another Stefan Feld at ALEA.

Helios: I love most Hans im Glück games. And this one sounds good.

Hospital Rush: I am working in an hospital. We will see if it is a good one. The explanation was interesting.

Ashitaka wrote:
d10-3 If you could game with a celebrity of your choice, who would you choose and why?


Bastian Pastewka (German comidian): He is a funny guy. And I hope it will be fun to play with him

Ashitaka wrote:
d10-4 If you could add, delete or change something about BGG, what would it be and why?


Some small points:

-math trade: for this it would be great if it could be more included in the BGG trading tool. To allow one way trades. I really have a lot of empty trades, empty or "sorry nothing to read" geekmails and so on.

-selling tool: would be a clever thing, if it could calculate the weight of the package I have sold/bought.


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Congratulations Helge!
Enjoy your week in the limelight.
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Congratulations.

I see you studied in Jena and now live in Ulm - do you have any connection with other areas made famous by Napoleon?

Enjoy your week!
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