Ilja Rotelli

Ilja Rotelli
Web Studio Director, Wizards of the Coast

Website | @neutralground

Ilja was born and raised in Italy, and he worked and played in the hobby games industry for most of his not-so-adult life. He joined Wizards of the Coast in 1998, and spent the majority of his career building offline and online communities for Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons.

Since 2003, he’s taken the position of Director of Wizards Web Studio, as the lead internet strategist for the company.

Some of the projects he oversees are,,, the social network Wizards Community, and the Faceboook game Dungeons & Dragons: Tiny Adventures.

Ilja was recently taken to lunch at Olive Garden, and he’s considering therapy to recover from the traumatic event.


Strategy & Business Models
Location: 2005 Level:
Moderated by:
John Davison (GamePro Media)
Omar Abdelwahed (Ubisoft Entertainment), Ilja Rotelli (Wizards of the Coast), Eric Todd (Playdom), Simon Jeffrey (ngmoco:))
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 14 ratings)
Social games have become mass market. Facebook alone has many millions of daily active users checking on their farms' produce, making sure their virtual cafes are clean, and conspiring their next mob hits. Revenue projections are equally exciting, but difficult to confirm. We'll examine the social games landscape and discuss the details of successful game development. Read more.
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