|Do you love fantasy & science-fiction role-playing
games? Like the idea of having an infinite supply of miniatures in the
scale of your choice? Read on . . .
miniatures have always been popular. They're light, inexpensive, and easy
to use . . . but they're fragile. If you mess up while cutting them out,
you're out of luck. And after the game is over, they're difficult to store
safely. And what if you need two dozen of a single kind? It's no good buying
two dozen sets to get it . . . And what if you want to game in a variety
Sparks are the ultimate paper miniatures:
miniatures in the form of a TrueType font! You can make
up your own "sheets," with any composition you want, in any scale
you want, any time you want, using no software more complicated than WordPad!
Burn them, mark them, spill Coke on them, throw them away when you're done,
because you can always make more!
Because TrueType glyphs are vector-based images, Sparks
are capable of retaining an astonishing level of detail; there's no jaggy
mess when you need one in a weird size! Each spark includes both a front
and a back image.
possibilities are many: With colored paper (or a color printer) you can
color-code hordes of thugs for easy identification in play . . . And they're
fun to color themselves, with markers or pencils. Most "plain paper"
printers can also print on light cardstock, for more durable Sparks. You
can also use Sparks in a graphics program, using the art as the basis for
a character illustration, or on player handouts. By re-scaling an Ogre,
you can make a Giant! By re-scaling a robot, you can make mecha! Sparks
includes full documentation to help you scale your paper miniatures exactly
how you want them.
- Dan Smith Stockpile:
The Dan Smith Sampler was our first set, and the
world's first paper-miniature font. The little ten-Spark set was so popular
we retired it, and replaced it with the magnificent Dan Smith
Stockpile, a full set of 26 Sparks (plus extras!) for a variety
of genres! The Stockpile contains more than twice as much
artwork as the original Sampler, at only half the price of
a dedicated genre set. Click Here!
- Yellow Jack & Rum:
Hearty buccaneers, cutthroat sea dogs, and more are eager to buckle a swash
or two in this Age of Sail adventure set. Evoke one of the greatest adventuring
eras of all! If it's doubloons and pieces of eight you seek, Click
- Cairo Moon:
Gangsters, G-Men, ancient mummies and femmes fatale await in an oversized
set of Sparks for pulp adventure in the 1920s and 30s! This Machine Age
set features a bonus font with 19 figures beyond the basic alphabet set,
as well as vehicle flats. If you like pulp, Click
- The Adventures of Darcy Dare:
The men and woman of the Summers and Dare Detective Agency are much more
than they seem! They're Project Dare, saving the world from giant
metal gorillas, goons in egyptian costume, and madmen bent on feeding the
planet to demons from space! It's 21st-century pulp action with the cutest
heroine ever to make Sparks fly! Plenty of extras, too! Click
- The Dungeoneers:
Fantasy gamers rejoice! Sparks crawls down into the dungeons
and up into the twisted streets of a lost medieval city with The
Dungeoneers. From dragons, orcs and skeletons to a fun mix of sorcerers,
warriors, werewolves and Cute Chicks with Fighting Sticks, this set is
a dream come true: 26 miniatures and fourteen flats! Click
- Justice City:
Mutant powers, capes, and spandex join forces against the powers of evil
on the streets of Justice City! Fight alongside Beta Squad or the Union
of Heroes against the likes of Deadline and Duke Erebus! Fly, zap, and
kick your way to victory with the first superhero Sparks set, a
full set with 20 flats and hidden extras! Click Here!
- Legend of Winter Forest:
Fantasy gamers rejoice some more! Sparks crawls out of the dungeons and
into a vast, haunted wilderness with The Legend of Winter Forest. This
lovely swords-and-sorcery set is extra-heavy on the foes, with nary a genuine
good-guy in sight. Big trolls, surly centaurs, nasty brigands, dark knights
of evil, and more, with twenty flats and a hidden extra Spark, too! Click
Still want more fantasy? Us, too! The Critters set
supplies 26 animals and monsters – furry things, scaly things, things with
teeth, things with mandibles, real things and mythical things! There's
no people in Critters – just things, and plenty
of 'em! Click Here!
- Monster Cinema:
Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist? It's now the mash. It's now
the monster mash. Happy Halloween, all year long! An entirely groovy and
altogether ooky "micro-set" of 13 spooky favorites, plus extras!
- Macho Women with Guns:
The Macho Women with Guns set is a two-font
mega-set of 42 Sparks, at the same low price as a set of 26! This set
is licensed for use with BTRC's hard-hitting action game of satire, gunfire
and cheesecake. From the ancient evil of Bthulhu to the modern nuisance
of paperwork (and the scantily-clad nuns you need to deal with them) this
set has it all. Click Here!
- Sunburned & Rusty:
The wild west can be weird! If you like leather dusters, gunfights, pearl-handled
six-guns and the painted desert sunset, you know what it means to be Sunburned
& Rusty, a complete set of 26 Sparks plus ten cool flats! Click
- Watch the Skies!:
Science-fiction pulp adventure at it's finest in Watch the Skies!
It's a complete set of 26 Sparks, with a science-fiction miniature for
every letter of the alphabet. It also comes with blanks and seven flats,
from fallen weapons to severed limbs! Fire up the rockets, take the safety
off your blast-gun and Click Here!
If you're new to Sparks, the most important set for you is Sparks:
Free-for-All, an introduction to the world of Sparks. It's a free
font in which every letter from A to Z is a different paper miniature
waiting to be printed! Click Here for horror,
modern, science-fiction and fantasy fun!
- Sparks Scrapbook:
Make some Sparks! The Sparks Scrapbook is an ongoing
project to build a full-sized freeware Sparks set based on artwork submitted
by our fans. This project is for everybody; if you can draw a stick-figure,
come on in, and be immortalized in font form! Read
more about it and join in the fun! Now up to Version 3!
- Dungeon Interiors:
Fantasy gamers just keep on rejoicing! This PDF companion to
The Dungeoneers gives you some dungeons to go with your dragons!
Free-standing 3-D cardstock walls, furniture, and more! Freeware version
available. Click Here!
- Space Station Interiors:
What Dungeon Interiors does for creepy catacombs, Interiors 2 does for
starships, futuristic buildings, and space stations! Free-standing
3-D cardstock walls with a far-future flavor, and fun 3-D toys of all kinds!
Freeware version available. Click Here!
- Sparks Dice:
A silly freebie - cardstock dice! Available in ordinary, blank,
and the plus-minus-blank format used for Steffan O'Sullivan's Fudge
RPG. Click Here!
Looking for Adventure?
Sparks are just one great thing about Cumberland Games. I also
publish the All-Systems Library of rules-free gaming
books, and Fly From Evil is on the
way! Visit the Cumberland Games homepage to
find out where the Sparks are flying from, and download Risus,
Pokéthulhu, free adventures
I've got a lot more Sparks sets on the horizon: undead, action-movie,
sword-and-sandal, gangsters, postholocaust, and even more fantasy and superhero
sets! If you have an idea for a Sparks set you'd like to see (or if you're
an artist interested in drawing one), drop
us a line and let us know! For more gamer-oriented fonts and paper
toys (like HexPaper, Flagstones
and the Temphis Runes) keep your eyes on the