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Richard Hough

Richard 'Brackhar' Hough

Richard 'Brackhar' Hough is the Design Director of Central Research & Development at Riot Games. He was previously a Senior Technical Game Designer on League of Legends before leaving Riot in 2014 to work at Phoenix Labs as a Design Director.[1] He later returned to Riot Games, after it purchased Radiant Entertainment in 2016, as the Lead Designer on Stonehearth.


Skills: Jack of All Trades + 16, Indie Cred + 12

Richard Hough hails from the chilly hills of central NY, the frozen winters having driven him from his parallel processor engineering Ph.D. at Cornell University into sunny California. Much of his time is spent causing trouble for both the engineering and design departments at Riot, using his role as liaison between the two as a means to sneak awesome features into the product. He holds a Masters in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and is the co-founder of Proper Walrus LLC. He spends much of his free time playing extremely obscure budget and indie games, and has been known to rant for hours about the finer points of God Hand's and Deadly Premonition's designs.

Special Ability[]

Video Game Theory: Richard's constant exposure to video games allows him to always pick the best door of a group of five, use stellar converters for point defense, and impersonate New Orleans police officers with nothing more than a hat, jacket, and fake mustache.


Champion Design
Champion Rework