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    The Pastime Machine
    An ongoging novel in sonnets roasting Wells, Dante, & more!

    I'm translating this dark classic Spanish game to English.

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    Final Failure: Eyeball to Eyeball
    Zen of the Dead - cover

    Grim Series: poems
    edge of the pond
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    Available from SFR, Inc.
    Dragon Dice game


    Daemon Dice game
  • Brief Bio

    A 2-term past president of the WFOP, 4-time Origins-winning game designer, and former HWG JavaScript teacher, retired from educational publishing to produce poetry, fiction, & games via Popcorn Press.

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    Role-play in your favorite novels with the D6xD6™ RPG!

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    Invasion of the Saucer People card game
    Wolf Man's Curse card game
  • 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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    Lost My Medallion

    Lester : March 2, 2015 10:32 am : Announcements, Game Design, Popcorn Press

    I had a great time at Capricon a couple of weekends ago…

    TorstenThat loss was fairly humiliating. Given an odd number of players, I took part in the tournament myself, and ended up in the final round. Torsten’s opponent ended up accepting defeat (instead of mutual destruction) to guarantee someone would have a shot at the medallion. Torsten beat me in the tournament itself, winning the opportunity to fight for the medallion.

    It was a hard-fought battle, with both of us severely wounded near the end. Then he pulled a perfect parry, activating the “Special Events” deck, turned up a Queen of Spades, and punched my fencer with his free hand, knocking my guy out, and taking the medallion from his unconscious body. Sigh.

    So I’ve had to purchase another medallion for future convention challenges.

    Congratulations, Torsten. Well fought.

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    D6xD6 Pencil Dice!

    Lester : February 13, 2015 1:12 am : Announcements, Game Design

    D6xD6 pencil dice

    D20 Entertainment’s Pencil Dice Kickstarter has a new stretch goal: D6xD6 Pencil Dice! I’ll be buying some of these pencils myself to give away at D6xD6 RPG sessions this convention season. But you should check out the Kickstarter page for other options currently available and planned as stretch goals.

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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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