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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.

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  • Halloween Project

    Submissions wanted for Popcorn Press's 6th annual Halloween celebration.

  • d6xd6 RPG

    Role-play in your favorite authors' worlds! Preorder discount 5%.

  • 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

    My Gen Con Schedule

    Lester Smith : August 3, 2014 11:20 am : Announcements, Game Design

    Gen Con LogoI’ll be attending Gen Con again this year with the fine folks of SFR, Inc. Here’s my schedule of events:

    If you’re at the con, why not stop by and say “Hi”?

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    The Nerd Nighters Episode 74

    Lester Smith : July 31, 2014 8:57 am : Announcements, Game Design, Miscellany

    Nerd NightersHad a great time in “The Nerd Nighters Episode 74” last night. Thanks Andrew and Philip!

    If you’re not familiar with DFW Nerd Night, do check them out. They’re an inspiring group of gamers who do a great deal for charity—having fun and solving problems at the same time. I’ll definitely be following their future efforts.

    —Les

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    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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