Skaff Elias

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Skaff Elias
Nationality American
Occupation Game designer

Skaff Elias is a game designer.


Skaff Elias was at Wizards of the Coast working on Magic: The Gathering since the early days of the company.[1]:287 He was one of the designers for various Magic sets, including Arabian Nights (December 1993),[2] Antiquities (March 1994),[3] Legends (June 1994),[3] Fallen Empires (November 1994),[4] and Ice Age (June 1995),[4] Mark Rosewater also credits Skaff Elias with the invention of the Magic Pro Tour.[5]

Elias did the main design work for the Chainmail miniatures game.[1]:289 Elias and Richard Garfield designed an MMORPG based on Dungeons & Dragons, which was never published because Hasbro folded up the D&D computer rights into Hasbro Interactive and then sold them to Infogrames, leaving Wizards with no rights to publish D&D computer games.[1]:289

He co-authored the D&D manual Miniatures Handbook (2003).

Elias and Garfield also worked on Mind Twist, a free-to-play strategy game from Mind Control Software.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702- 58-7. 
  2. ^ Elias, Skaff (9 August 2002). "Better Late Than Never". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  3. ^ a b Elias, Skaff (8 March 2002). "Legendary Difficulties". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Rosewater, Mark (9 February 2009). "Whatever Happened to Barry's Land?". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Rosewater, Mark (26 July 2004). "On Tour, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 11 January 2008. 
  6. ^ Richard Garfield and Skaff Elias join forces with Mind Control Software on ground-breaking Online strategy game

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