Bill Smith

 An american author that today is a freelance writer publishing works on the Internet. Worked as an editor for West End Games, on Shatterzone RPG and other games. He has many Star Wars writing credits including books from the Essential Guides and from the West End Games Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.

Bill Smith was born in 1968, and by the eighth grade was an avid roleplaying gamer. He received a bachelor's degree from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, and became an editor for a trade magazine. In November of 1990, Smith submitted his résumé to West End Games at the suggestion of a friend, and his editing and gaming experience earned him a spot on the West End Games staff.

He immediately set to work designing adventures for Torg, another West End Games product, then Cracken's Rebel Field Guide and quickly became the Star Wars roleplaying game line editor in 1991. After Smith had worked at West End Games for a year, he got the opportunity to create the Second Edition, which saw publication in 1992. During his time at West End Games, in 1995, he was voted "Favorite Designer" by the Role-Playing Game Association "Gamers' Choice - Hall of Fame" Awards. (The RPGA is the world's largest organization for role-playing game enthusiasts.) He left West End Games in 1997.

Smith lives with his wife Amy and their two poodles in his hometown, located in the foothills of New York's Adirondack Mountains. When he is not busy writing and editing, he enjoys spending time at the local dirt tracks watching stock car racing. He now writes and publishes the Outlaw Galaxy series of novels and ebooks.

Space Opera Novels and short stories


"The Devil You Know" (1994), published in the anthology Shattered and other stories

Outlaw Galaxy?

Outlaw Galaxy 1: Trip and the Space Pirates?
Outlaw Galaxy 2: Fugitive Among the Stars?
Outlaw Galaxy 3: Hunter's Truth and Other Tales?
Outlaw Galaxy Short Stories?

RPG Books

D6 Space?

D6 Space Rule Book?, with Greg Farshtey, Douglas Kaufman?, Fred Jandt?, Peter Schweighofer, Bill Slavicsek?, Ed Stark and George R. Strayton?

Star Wars?

Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game?, Second Edition
Star Wars Gamemaster Kit Author January 1991
Cracken's Rebel Field Guide Editor June 1991
Cracken's Rebel Operatives Editor June 1991
Planets of the Galaxy, Volume One Editor and author June 1991
Death Star Technical Companion Editor June 1991
The Politics of Contraband Author 1991
Planet of the Mists Editor January 1992
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition Author June 1992
The Abduction of Crying Dawn Singer Editor June 1992
Heir to the Empire Sourcebook Editor July 1992
Mission to Lianna Editor October 1992
Dark Force Rising Sourcebook Editor November 1992
Planets of the Galaxy, Volume Three Editor 1992
Star Wars Gamemaster Screen 1992
Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley Editor February 1993
Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim Editor May (?) 1993
Dark Empire Sourcebook Editor June 1993
Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts Author September 1993
The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook Editor June 1993
Imperial Sourcebook, Second Edition Editor June 1993
Wanted by Cracken Editor June 1993
Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook Editor November 1993
Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters Editor March 1994
Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters, Second Edition Editor April 1994
The Last Command Sourcebook Editor April 1994
Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition Editor June 1994
Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations Editor September 1994
"The Tyaonon Ranger: A Fast Ship for Star Wars Campaigns," Polyhedron 100 Author October 1994
"Taggor Bren: One Dangerous Bounty Hunter," Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 1 Author Fall 1994
Creatures of the Galaxy Editor and author December 1994
"The Battle of Cadinth," Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 2 Author Winter 1995
Classic Campaigns Editor 1994
Star Wars Miniatures Battles Companion Editor 1994
The Star Wars Planets Collection Editor 1994
Galladinium's Fantastic Technology Editor April 1995
Flashpoint! Brak Sector Editor April 1995
Alliance Intelligence Reports Author June 1995
The DarkStryder Campaign Author and Editor July 1995
Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens — Enemies and Allies Editor September 1995
"Hunting the Hunters," Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 6 Author Winter 1996
Goroth: Slave of the Empire Editor 1995
Shadows of the Empire Planets Collection Editor January 1996
The Truce at Bakura Sourcebook Editor February 1996
The Rebel Alliance—Ships of the Fleet Author March 1996
The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels Author March 1996
Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook Editor June 1996
Star Wars Gamemaster Screen, Revised Editor 1996
Imperial Entanglements Editor 1996
No Disintegrations Editor January 1997
Operation: Elrood Editor January 1997
Mos Eisley Adventure Set Editor April 1997
The Black Sands of Socorro Editor June 1997
Secrets of the Sisar Run Editor July 1997
The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology Author November 1997
Wretched Hives of Scum & Villainy Editor 1997
Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear Editor 1997
Platt's Starport Guide Editor 1997
"Boba Fett's Armor: An Essential Guide to a Walking Weapon" Author April 1998
"Aliens Among Us," Star Wars Kids 2 Author February/March 1999
"Behind the Wheel--With Kids Who Race!," Star Wars Kids 3 Author April/May 1999
Star Wars Gamemaster Handbook
"Brain Blasters," "Who is That Alien?" monthly columns, Star Wars Kids Magazine
"The Jedi Knights" poster, Star Wars Galaxy Magazine
"Star Wars Villains" poster magazine
"The Imperial Fleet" magazine article, Science Fiction Spectacular

Other Books

Star Wars?

Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels?
Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology?

More: Bill Smith homepage, Wookiepedia,