Alexander Macris is an American game designer and publisher. He co-founded the gaming publication The Escapist in July 2005 and has served as its publisher since its inception. On The Escapist he writes a column addressing challenges in tabletop gaming called Check For Traps. He has designed three board games, one role-playing game, one web game, and one role-playing game supplement, listed below. He also was a designer on the massively multiplayer RPG Earthrise and wrote the forward and served as technical editor for MMORPGs for Dummies. He is a graduate magna cum laude of Harvard Law School (2000). Prior to Harvard, he graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University with a B.A. in History.
Lead Designer, Blaze Across the Sands
Lead Designer, Modern Spearhead
Lead Designer, Adventurer Conqueror King System
Lead Designer, ACKS Player's Companion
Lead Designer, ACKS Domains at War
Lead Designer, Heroes Mini (Winner 2007 MI6 Award, Best Web Game)