Lester W. Smith is a game designer who has worked primarily on role-playing games.
Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of Game Designers' Workshop designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game.:58 Smith's game Dark Conspiracy (1991) for GDW used the new "house system" created for the second edition of Twilight: 2000.:60 Smith later left GDW to work at first for TSR and then for Imperium Games.:63 Smith later worked for Ken Whitman's Archangel Entertainment, and then joined Don Perrin in the design of the Sovereign Stone roleplaying game.:351 Timothy Brown, James Ward, Smith, John Danovich, and Sean Everette founded the d20 company Fast Forward Entertainment.:351
Smith and Wolfgang Baur co-designed the Planes of Chaos boxed set.
Smith now works as an educational writer for Houghton Mifflin company, and he is also the president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.:63