MMORPG Designer; Former CCO,
Sony Online Entertainment. Homepage.
After completing an MFA in creative writing,
Raph joined Origin in 1995 as part of the
original Ultima Online team. While there released
Ultima Online and Ultima Online: The Second
Age, and served as lead designer for Ultima
Online Live (the ongoing service for this
online RPG) until 1999. Was lead designer
for an unannounced and later cancelled project
until 2000. Joined Verant Interactive at the
Austin office in 2000.
Raph writes and speaks frequently on online
game and community issues, and maintains
of writings. Several of his writings, such
as "The Laws of Online World Design"
are frequently referenced in the industry.
He recently wrote an acclaimed book,
Theory of Fun for Game Design,
published in 2004.