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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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  • Current Project:

  • d6xd6 RPG

    Role-play in your favorite authors' worlds! Preorder discount thru Aug.

  • 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.
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  • Poetry

    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronIn 1985, a British Romantic Period Literature class changed my life. The poetry of Byron, Shelley, and Keats wakened in me a passion for writing. I determined to somehow make a career of it—and somehow feed my children.

    Since then I’ve worked exclusively in publishing, first for game companies, now in education. I also continue to write, study, and promote poetry. It’s my opinion that poetry used to belong to the people, until academics stole it. It’s high time to steal it back from them.

    One Night (A Halloween Poem)

    Lester Smith : October 27, 2012 11:38 am : Poetry

    Outside the castle walls, some beastie bayed.
    Down Clancy’s clammy brow a frigid bead
    of sweat ran. Aunt Mae’s will said he must bide
    one night inside to win it. A wall bowed
    with facial features—he fled—Aunt Mae boo’ed.

    —Lester Smith

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    10,000 Percent!

    Lester Smith : October 20, 2012 10:54 am : Announcements, Poetry, Popcorn Press

    Thanks to John Cochrane’s generosity, Cthulhu Haiku and Other Mythos Madness has reached another auspicious milestone:

    Awesomeness! Popcorn Press appreciates the support, and I’m confident you’ll appreciate the book.

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    Corrected Cthulhu Haiku Cover

    Lester Smith : October 14, 2012 1:18 am : Announcements, Poetry

    Thank you to Andy Kitkowski and Brent Millis for pointing out the typos in the Japanese characters in the original cover illo. (My Japanese is growing, but the kanji in particular are yet out of my league.) Andy provided a corrected set, which Kate has incorporated into the image.

    The book contents are coming together nicely. Lots of last-minute submissions; lots of exciting poetry and fiction. Here’s a big thank you to everyone involved.

    Please do continue to pass around the Kickstarter link: (http://kck.st/WkmpFt). It’s much appreciated.

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