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  • Brief Bio

    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.

  • Meta

  • Current Project:

  • Fencing Poker Deck

  • Other Card Games…

    Monster Con card game
    Invasion of the Saucer People card game
    Wolf Man's Curse card game
  • Suggested Reading

  • Undying Games

    Dark Conspiracy roleplaying game
    now by 3Hombres
    Dragon Dice game
    now by SFR Inc.
  • Cons I’m Attending

  • Games

    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.
    Photo by sean_hicken

    Gamer’s Codex Interview

    Lester Smith : July 30, 2014 1:05 pm : Announcements, Game Design, Popcorn Press
    Gamer's Codex logo

    Ron McClung, of Gamer’s Codex just published an “Interview with RPG Legend, Lester Smith, creator of d6xd6 CORE.”

    I can’t actually claim to be a “legend,” but I have been around the block. And I certainly enjoyed doing the interview. Why not take a look?

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    SPSD Cards for Gen Con

    Lester Smith : July 29, 2014 6:04 pm : Announcements, Game Design

    SuperPower SmackDown biz card

    Here’s a quick glance at SuperPower SmackDown business cards we’ll (SFR, Inc., and I) be giving out at Gen Con and elsewhere next month.

    I’d just like to add that as a result of play-tests at Quincon last weekend, it’s now a game for two or more players (not merely two).

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    Summon My iTouch

    Lester Smith : July 17, 2014 9:21 am : Announcements, Game Design, Popcorn Press

    My iTouchI’ve added a one-only backer reward to the d6xd6 CORE RPG Kickstarter:


    For that pledge, someone will receive:

    • a signed full-color hardbound and ebook of the game;
    • their character somewhere in the text;
    • their name in the credits;
    • six Kickstarter-exclusive CORE RPG dice;
    • six fanged smiley promo dice;
    • one online role-playing playtest session with up to five friends;
    • one copy of every book, ebook, and card game currently in the PopcornPress.com catalog; and
    • my used 4th gen 8GB iPod Touch—with my name and Web site URL engraved on the back—to carry all those ebooks in!
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