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Alexander Brazie
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A regular guy with amazing friends and an awesome life.
A regular guy with amazing friends and an awesome life.

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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...
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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...
Post-Mortem 8: Netherspite
Post-Mortem 8: Netherspite
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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...
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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...
Postmortem 7: The Big, Bad, Wolf
Postmortem 7: The Big, Bad, Wolf
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Post-Mortem 6: The Black Stalker
The Black Stalker Alternate title: How I learned that fun for designers doesn't guarantee fun for players. Me: The Black Stalker is ... what? Metzen: She's the mother. The mother of all spore walkers in Zangarmarsh. Think psychic power meets fungus meets th...
Post-Mortem 6: The Black Stalker
Post-Mortem 6: The Black Stalker
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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...
A Touch of Values
A Touch of Values
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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 ...
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