Cryptic Studios is searching for a charismatic Lead Designer to spearhead our Magic: The Gathering action MMORPG! The Lead Designer carries and communicates the game vision, all while leading the design team to fulfill that vision. If you have a passion for RPGs, the knack for managing designers, and can unite a team behind a dream, then we're looking for you!


  • Establish and evangelize the game vision in conjunction with the Executive Producer
  • Align systems designers behind a gameplay vision and direct development towards that vision
  • Playtest content and oversee iterations from our writers, content designers, and level designers
  • Devise new design pipelines and improve how designers perform their day-to-day work
  • Manage a growing team of talented designers and help nurture their careers
  • Collaborate with departments to insure smooth transitions of work to-and-from designers


  • 8+ years of design experience, with at least 2+ shipped, major titles
  • Proven ability in leading teams of mixed-discipline designers to success
  • Strong mentoring skills that work for both senior and junior designers
  • Examples of success while working closely with art, tech, and other non-design departments
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and interview skills
  • Team-player with a strong desire to make a positive impact on our work culture


  • Prior shipped RPGs, MMORPGs, or Action RPGs
  • Experience with free-to-play games and their monetization strategies
  • Design degree, BA/BS degree, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with Cryptic's games
  • Passion for the Magic: The Gathering universe
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