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Ted Alspach is the author of more than 30 books on graphics, publishing and the web. He is best known for his Adobe Illustrator-related books, including Illustrator for Dummies and the best-selling Illustrator Bible series. Other books he has written include Photoshop Complete, Microsoft Bob, Internet E-mail Quick Tour, Acrobat Visual Quickstart Guide, and PageMaker Visual Quickstart Guide. Ted was employed by Adobe Systems as Group Product Manager for Adobe Illustrator and the Creative Suite from 1999-2006.

Ted Alspach is the creator of the online and print comic strip Board 2 Pieces, which is a humorous slant on boardgaming told by the game pieces themselves. The comic appears twice a week at Boardgamenews.com [1] since 2006, and previously appeared in a larger format each issue of Knucklebones magazine [2].

Ted Alspach is the designer of the strategy game Seismic [3], published by Atlas Games, 2006, in which players lay tiles and claim highways in an attempt to create as many completed highway segments before the end of the game, avoiding periodic earthquake activity; the game Rapscallion which allows players to form the best possible poker hand by bidding for playing cards with bidding cards; Start Player published by Bezier Games, Z-Man Games and daVinci games, which is a set of cards for selecting who goes first in the next game, and Ted Alspach's Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition from Bezier Games which is a comprehensive werewolf-themed party game for up to 65 players. Announced for 2009 (October/Essen Spiel release) is Beer & Pretzels from Bezier Games, a beer & pretzels style game where players toss coasters onto a table for money.

Ted has also designed expansions for the popular Age of Steam and Steam board games, including 1830's Pennsylvania and Northern California, Mississippi Steamboats & Golden Spike, Soul Train & Disco Inferno, America & Europe, Barbados & St. Lucia, Jamaica & Puerto Rico, Vermont, New Hampshire & Central New England, Secret Blueprints of Steam plans 1&2, Essen Spiel 2008 Limited Edition & Secret Blueprints of Steam plan #3, Alabama Railways, Antebellum Louisiana & Four Corners, 1867 Georgia Reconstruction, South Carolina & Oklahoma Land Rush, and Beer & Pretzels: The Train Game Expansion.

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