• Commission a Poem

    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.
    Photo by sean_hicken

    How do YOU decide?

    Lester Smith : January 2, 2014 6:39 pm : Announcements, Game Design

    Antique game table

    OK, obviously LOTS of my friends are tabletop gamers. How do you decide what to buy? Genre? Art? Price? Company? Designer? Special discount? Other?

    I know what influences me, but I’d love to know what you think.

    Antique game table photo by Thomas Quine


    d6•d6 CORE Rules

    Lester Smith : December 22, 2013 1:49 am : Announcements, Game Design

    Cover: Lester Smith's d6*d6 Role-Playing CORE RulesI’m building a set of multi-genre role-playing game rules online at www.CORErpg.com.

    Many authors and other creatives have already agreed to have their worlds represented in the project, with more to come!

    Please take a look, see who’s involved so far, give the rules a try, and share your thoughts. Comments appreciated!

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    Lester Smith : December 19, 2013 5:04 pm : Announcements, Game Design, Popcorn Press

    Full Moon

    Yesterday I mentioned that the Wolf Man’s Curse card game had a single rating of three stars at DriveThruCards.com. I asked people to consider downloading a free copy of that game—and any other Popcorn Press titles—and posting their own rating and/or review.

    The response has been extremely encouraging! Wolf Man’s Curse, Invasion of the Saucer People, and Clashing Blades! now all have 5-star ratings and some very nice comments.

    So thank you! Much obliged.


    Photo by mindfulness

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