Raphael Adley (born 1962) is a game designer who grew up in Okemos, Michigan. He was the only son of an English father and Australian Mother. His Father, James is a renowned artist and was an art professor at Michigan State University. Raphael graduated from Okemos High School in 1980, where he unsuccessfully ran for class president in his junior year.
Raphael has always been an avid game designer; he has designed dozens of games for his friends, but Riot! was the only one published.
Raphael graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Political Science in 1984. He later ran for County Commissioner of Ingam County Michigan, but was soundly defeated. He has hosted shows on Public Access Television ("Rappin' with Raf" and "The 666 Club").
He has been living in Lansing Michigan, where he enjoys writing and playing games with a large group of friends.