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    Lester Smith is a 2-term past president of the WFOP, a 4-time Origins-winning game designer, and a former JavaScript teacher for the HWG. He works days as a Writer/Technologist for the educational publishing house Sebranek Inc, nights and weekends as president of Popcorn Press.

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    A pair of old six-sided diceIn the fall of 1984, during a layoff from General Electric, I sold a “capsule review” to Space Gamer magazine. A month later they accepted my “Mind Duel” board game. Within a year, I was working full-time as a designer and editor for GDW, then TSR, with a bit of freelance for FASA, West End, and Flying Buffalo. While I now work days in educational publishing, the game-design bug continues to bite.
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    D6xD6 RPG Dice Bags

    Lester : January 21, 2015 8:17 pm : Announcements, Game Design, Popcorn Press

    Look what showed up in my mail today!

    D6xD6 Dice Bags

    Click the photo for a larger image.

    The example on the right is for “Dice, Dice, Baby” backers of the D6xD6 RPG Kickstarter. The example on the left is for a very few, very special supporters. Both are much nicer quality than the old Crown Royal bag I’ve been toting dice in.

    Oh, and note the “No Quarter Asked” medallion lying on the blue bag; it arrived today, too!

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    Upcoming Convention Events

    Lester : January 17, 2015 12:06 pm : Announcements, Free Games, Popcorn Press

    No Quarter Asked. None Given.


    Convention plans are beginning to fall into place. Watch the bottom of the right sidebar for a growing list of convention attendances.

    Besides lots of D6xD6 RPG events, I’ll be running some card games—including a regular Clashing Blades! tournament in which you could win a deck, or even take the medallion above from around my neck.

    Here’s the deal on that: (1) players are paired off for a practice round to learn the rules; (2) those pairs then play an actual tournament round; (3) whoever wins their first round keeps that deck; (4) the tournament winner plays me for a shot at the medallion.

    These things aren’t cheap, so I won’t make it easy, which means if you win it, it’s worth bragging about. Here’s a list of upcoming events, so you can plan if you like.

    Capricon: Feb. 12-15

    • D6xD6 RPG – Ghost of a Chance – Friday, 02-13-2015 – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Lake Michigan A – Table A (Gaming)
    • Clashing Blades Tournament – Friday, 02-13-2015 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Lake Michigan A – Table B (Gaming)
    • D6xD6 RPG – Shotguns & Sorcery with GoH Matt Forbeck – Saturday, 02-14-2015 – 11:30 am to 3:00 pm – Lake Michigan A – Table A (Gaming)
    • The Mother of all Monster Cons – Saturday, 02-14-2015 – 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Lake Michigan A – Table E (Gaming)

    Gary Con: Mar. 26–29

    • Wolf Man’s Curse Card Game | Thursday 1:00pm 2 hours | Event 313202
    • D6xD6 RPG: Ghost of a Chance | Thursday 6:00pm 4 hours | Event 118429
    • The Mother of All Monster Cons | Friday 1:00pm 3 hours | Event 213301
    • D6xD6 RPG: Fear the Light | Friday 6:00pm 4 hours | Event 318516
    • D6xD6 RPG: B-Movie Madness | Saturday 1:00pm 4 hours | Event 413403
    • Clashing Blades! Tournament | Sunday Noon 3 hours | Event 112353

    I hope to see you there!

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    Short Interview at Gary Con 2012

    Lester : January 6, 2015 10:37 am : Announcements, Game Design, Popcorn Press

    This short video, shot at Gary Con 2012, is part of a series by d20 Entertainment. Check out the whole set to see James M. Ward, Larry Elmore, and Harold Johnson, with more yet to come!

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