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Michael "Mike" Scott Elliott (ab. 1962) is a former Magic designer, developer and collation manager for Wizards of the Coast.

Career at Wizards of the Coast[]

Mike majored in Biological Sciences. He was recruited at a convention by Joel Mick, former VP of brand. In January '96, he began working for Wizards. His duties included: designing new TCG game systems, designing card sets and individual card applications for existing TCG lines.[1][2] The Tempest card Emmessi Tome was named in his honor; M.S.E. - Michael Scott Elliott.

Elliott left Wizards of the Coast at the end of 2005.



Non-Magic projects[]

  • Duel Masters (original game design)
  • Neopets (lead design)
  • Harry Potter (design)
  • Star Wars TCG (design, development)
  • Simpsons (Lead design)
  • Netrunner (design)
  • X-Men TCG (Lead developer)
  • Pokémon (WotC lead 2000-2001)
  • Earthquake card game (design)
  • Instinct card game (design)
  • Battle Spirits (lead design)


  1. Magic Arcana (September 10, 2003). "Magic Dossier: Michael Elliott". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Aaron Forsythe (October 22, 2004). "Gottlieb’s Fan Mail". Wizards of the Coast.