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Alexander Brazie
Works at Riot Games
Lives in Irvine, CA
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I recently gave a talk at UCFIEA. Let me know if it went okay or not!
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The conclusion of my Shade of Aran series on Tuning, the impact of  changes on live players and a number of other little fun story bits.
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My latest blog post about Nightbane. 
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Post-Mortem 9: Bone Cold Steve the Dragon (Nightbane)
Alternate Title: How strafing runs are not enough and Shaman cannot tank vs. taunt Quest-ionable Origins Alex Afrasiabi: Yes, yes, come in to my office, Mr. Brazie. Me: Hey dude, Scott said you needed me to make a quest boss for you? Afrasiabi: A quest boss...
Alternate Title: How strafing runs are not enough and Shaman cannot tank vs. taunt Quest-ionable Origins Alex Afrasiabi: Yes, yes, come in to my office, Mr. Brazie. Me: Hey dude, Scott said you needed me to make a quest bo...
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Guest Post: Letting the players (w)in, or how encounter design is like operating a roller coaster.
Today's article is by Joe Shely. Joe and I worked together  at Blizzard Entertainment for many years, developing raid bosses in Kharazhan, Mount Hyjal and far, far beyond. Letting the players (w)in How encounter design is like operating a
roller coaster “Yo...
Today's article is by Joe Shely. Joe and I worked together  at Blizzard Entertainment for many years, developing raid bosses in Kharazhan, Mount Hyjal and far, far beyond. Letting the players (w)in How encounter design is l...
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A Touch of Values
I've recently been inspired by the words of a highly observant man to reflect upon myself and what I do what I do.  His name is Simon Sinek and if you haven't seen his TED talk, if you are person who believes in deeply understanding what connects you to you...
I've recently been inspired by the words of a highly observant man to reflect upon myself and what I do what I do.  His name is Simon Sinek and if you haven't seen his TED talk, if you are person who believes in deeply unders...
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Where's the link to this game? :D
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You are a hero.
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Oh man, I didn't realize they thought I was a forum moderator. 
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Post-Mortem 8: Netherspite
I've had more people ask me to do this post-mortem than any other in the history of every project I worked on at Blizzard.  What is it about this encounter that struck people so poignantly that 7 years later, I still hear about it? Well, it all started with...
I've had more people ask me to do this post-mortem than any other in the history of every project I worked on at Blizzard.  What is it about this encounter that struck people so poignantly that 7 years later, I still hear abo...
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Postmortem 7: The Big, Bad, Wolf
Subtitle: "How I learned that making manly men scream like little girls is fun for everyone." Alternate Title: How I learned that making manly men scream like little girls is fun for everyone. Scott: I am SO VERY EXCITED about what we're going to work on to...
Subtitle: "How I learned that making manly men scream like little girls is fun for everyone." Alternate Title: How I learned that making manly men scream like little girls is fun for everyone. Scott: I am SO VERY EX...
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I have to chime in with a thank you for the postmortems. I really enjoy reading them.
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Postmortem 5: Gha'zan and Swamplord Musel'ik
Have you ever heard of the Blizzard secret sauce?  Well here it is: Metzen uses apostrophes when naming everything . Now with that out of the way, let's break down a couple sub-bosses. Ghaz'an Daelo: You did what? Me: I stuck a hydra in the water tank. You ...
Have you ever heard of the Blizzard secret sauce?  Well here it is: Metzen uses apostrophes when naming everything. Now with that out of the way, let's break down a couple sub-bosses. Ghaz'an Daelo: You did what? Me: I s...
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Game Designer
Employment
  • Riot Games
    Game Systems Designer, 2012 - present
  • Blizzard Entertainment
    Game Designer, 2006 - 2012
  • Microsoft
    Intern Program Manager, 2005 - 2005
  • Cosmos UI
    Team Lead, 2003 - 2006
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A regular guy with amazing friends and an awesome life.
Introduction
I'm an egotistical jerk and that alone should be reason enough to hate me. 

However, I've also been blessed by thousands of strangers, hundreds of friends, dozens of colleagues and my few family members with the freedom to make more mistakes than should be humanly possible.

Thanks to their patience, guidance and tolerance, I'm still here. If it amuses you, stick around and share in my stories and feel free to point out how you could have done it better.
Bragging rights
I once sneezed and sent a fly to Mars. Everyday I craft a small piece of a magical world that was created by men a hundred times more talented than myself. Oh, and I make a pretty delicious steak.
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Irvine, CA
Previously
Newark Valley, NY - Rochester, NY - Redmond, WA - Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
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