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    Why buy flowers that fade?
    A sonnet lasts forever!
  • 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:

    d6*d6 any-genre role-play rules, featuring worlds of your favorite authors!
  • 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.
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    Dicetower Reviews Monster Con!

    Lester Smith : October 30, 2013 2:44 pm : Announcements, Game Design, Popcorn Press

    I’m happy to report that Ryan Metzler of The Dice Tower posted a review of my Monster Con card game today. Give it a look here:

    When you follow that Monster Con link, pay attention to the Halloween special going on at DriveThruCards.

    Cheers!

    —Les

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    Clashing Blades! Proof Decks

    Lester Smith : October 25, 2013 7:24 pm : Announcements, Game Design, Popcorn Press

    Proof decks for the Clashing Blades! sword-fighting poker deck have arrived, and they look great! Pictured below is one deck spread into suits, rules, etc., another still in its plastic sleeve. My camera doesn’t really do these justice; the actual illustrations are crisp, the colors richer; but this gives you an idea.

    Lower left is the Kickstarter Exclusive cover card for the deck. Upper right is the standard deck (same cards, different cover card), which will be available at DriveThruCards.com once we’ve fulfilled our Kickstarter pledges. Thanks again for the support, everyone!

    Clashing Blades proofs

    Click the image for a larger view.

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    Clashing Blades! – Kickstarter Exclusive Cover

    Lester Smith : September 27, 2013 7:35 am : Announcements, Game Design, Popcorn Press

    Clashing Blades - Kickstarter Exclusive cover

    Here’s the Kickstarter-exclusive cover card for the Clashing Blades! sword-fighting poker deck. Ray did an amazing job with all the card illustrations. Now it’s time for Kate and me to get the deck assembled and off to the printer!

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