Mike Donais began playing role-playing games and board games in 1981 at age 9. He played a lot of Magic the Gathering which led him to eventually become a pro-player, judge and Tournament Organizer. Wizards of the Coast hired him as a game designer in 2000.
At Wizards Mike designed Magic, D&D, D&D Miniatures, Dreamblade, Risk and much more.
He became the lead designer for the D&D Character Builder and briefly the lead for Duels of the Planeswalkers.
In 2010 he took a job at Cryptozoic Entertainment. Mike now manages an R&D team responsible for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, Food Fight Card Game, Penny Arcade Deckbuilding Game any many more titles to come. But his proudest achievement was bestowed upon him at GenCon 2010. He is now the World Champion of Dungeons and Dragons.
Mike currently lives in Irvine, CA with his lovely wife and two awesome daughters.