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Publicado em 17 May 2015 | 5 min de leitura

I was born on March 4th, 1964, at Rio de Janeiro. Apparently, there was no connection between my birth and some momentous events 27 days later.

My father was an Army officer, and our family accompanied him to several posts. We lived at Rezende, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Goiânia and Brasília. We were still in Brasília when my father left the Army, and so we became **candangos **.

Brasília became my second hometown. My children were born there: Arthur, Thalia and Lilah. I made several lifelong friends, and my professional activities happened in several government offices.

When I retired, I left Brasília for Curitiba, where I live. I was fortunate to meet Adelaide, now my second wife. Recently, I received my master’s degree at UFPR.

No one knows what the future will bring. But I’m eager to find out.

**En resolución, él se enfrascó tanto en su letura, que se le pasaban las noches leyendo de claro en claro, y los días de turbio en turbio; y así, del poco dormir y del mucho leer, se le secó el celebro, de manera que vino a perder el juicio. Llenósele la fantasía de todo aquello que leía en los libros, así de encantamentos como de pendencias, batallas, desafíos, heridas, requiebros, amores, tormentas y disparates imposibles; y asentósele de tal modo en la imaginación que era verdad toda aquella máquina de aquellas sonadas soñadas invenciones que leía, que para él no había otra historia más cierta en el mundo. **

El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha

Additional information

Several Internet sites contain further information about me.

Lattes

Every Brazilian researcher keeps his academic C.V. at CNPq’s Lattes server. My C.V. can be found at http://lattes.cnpq.br/5582052937920160.

Boardgamegeek

I’ve been a Boardgamegeek user since 2006. My user profile can be found at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/lclaudius. My board games collection records are kept there, and also my played games records.

BGG data can also be used to show several statistics about my games, available at http://friendlessstats.dtdns.net/dynamic/tabbed/lclaudius.

Gifts!

Since it is quite possible that a reader become moved by my dazzling eloquence, I keep two wishlists with some thoughtful suggestions for gifts. One of them, at Amazon, includes books; it can be found at http://amzn.com/w/S9JGGY9KG1JB.

The other wishlist is kept on BGG, and it includes board games. It can be found at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/lclaudius.

Academia

My first undergraduate course was Medicine, at UnB. Although I cherished the thought of studying Medicine since early adolescence, it was soon obvious that I wouldn’t be a good physician. Computers, then still somewhat mysterious machines, caught my attention and I started studying them.

I spent some years at UnB’s Data Processing course, with a one-year interlude during which I went to São José dos Campos to become an air traffic controller. I was stubborn enough to be kicked out, so I went back to Brasília and computers.

The Data Processing course at UnB was at this time in a state of flux, with several changes affecting its curriculum. I was already working by this time, and I couldn’t afford to go back to square one. I changed course again, this time going to Law; at the time, it was one of the quickest courses available to me. Meanwhile, working as a programmer allowed me to pay the bills.

Looking back, I can see that my two courses gave me very useful knowledge. Working with computers is, of course, a key knowledge in the Information Age; on the other hand, Law enabled me to navigate the intricate legal maze that is our modern society. Law is boring, but it is very, very useful.

After I graduated, I passed a tough civil service examination, to become a Legislative Consultant at the Federal Senate, where I was fortunate enough to work alongside several very talented people.

Some years later, still in the Senate, I started a graduate course on History, one of my perennial interests. Unfortunately, I didn’t conclude the course, but while I was there I worked for a year as a substitute teacher for History undergraduates.

When I retired from the Senate, I left Brasília to begin anew in Curitiba.

UFPR

Ainda antes de deixar Brasília, e pensando em voltar ao mestrado, eu mais uma vez ingressara na UnB, desta vez no curso de graduação em História. Meu raciocínio era que assim eu conheceria melhor o curso e os professores, e isso me daria conhecimentos úteis para o mestrado.

Cursei a disciplina de Introdução aos Estudos da História com o professor Francisco Doratioto. Foi um curso muito bom, bastante estimulante. Perto do fim do semestre, com a mudança para Curitiba já encaminhada, conversei com o prof. Doratioto sobre a minha intenção de procurar o mestrado em História, e ele me recomendou procurar cursar disciplinas do mestrado como aluno especial, antes de prestar o concurso.

Foi uma excelente recomendação e assim o fiz. Depois que me acertei com a vida em Curitiba, fui à UFPR e me inscrevi em uma disciplina da pós-graduação em História, ministrada pela professora Marcella Lopes Guimarães. Foi um estudo muito interessante, concentrado na obra de Georges Duby, que eu pouco conhecia até então.

No semestre seguinte, cursei outra disciplina, desta vez ministrada pelo prof. Renan Frighetto, ao mesmo tempo que prestava o concurso para o mestrado. Não passei no concurso, infelizmente; no ano seguinte, voltei a tentar, mas novamente não passei.

Desde que eu chegara a Curitiba eu estava envolvido com diversas iniciativas para ajudar a fomentar o **hobby ** dos jogos de tabuleiro na cidade, da mesma forma que eu fizera em Brasília por muitos anos. Um dia, um participante em uma destas atividades sugeriu que eu me informasse sobre o curso de **Design ** da UFPR, dizendo que este curso incluía pesquisas sobre jogos.

Fui me informar e comecei a perceber que, de fato, ali eu poderia estudar algo que me fascina há muitos anos. Tentei o concurso uma vez e não passei; a seguir, cursei uma disciplina sobre **design ** de entretenimento digital com o prof. André Battaiola e tentei novamente o concurso. Desta vez passei e tornei-me seu orientando.

Recentemente, concluí o mestrado em **Design **, estudando características formais dos jogos.



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