|The Dan Smith Stockpile is a great
introduction to the world of Sparks! It began
as the old Dan Smith Sampler - the world's very first TrueType paper miniatures
set - but oh, how it's grown! From fantasy to super-heroes to modern action
and cyberpunk, the Stockpile is both a superb collection of original Dan
Smith artwork and a complete, A-to-Z set of Sparks! Unlike the original
10-character Sampler, the Stockpile features 26 characters found in no
other set, illustrated front and back - all for half the price of a dedicated
Want to see what it's like? We've included characters
from this set as part of the freeware Sparks: Free
For All. Give it a test drive, and you'll like what you see!
What kind of miniatures do you get? There are 28 in all, one for each
letter of the alphabet (plus two "mirror" characters on
numbers 1 and 2!
- Bigass Ogre (A/a):
Seven hundred pounds of muscle, bone, and teeth, Bigass enjoys scooping
out peasant huts and eating the soft insides, ripping up small trees to
use as wiffle-bats, and underwater photography. He's an Aries, and girls
- he's single.
(B/b): A thoughtful scientist, an insectoid
alchemist, or an explorer, perhaps? Or maybe that flask he's holding is
some kind of powerful grenade . . .
- Daisy (C/c) and Maisie (1/!):
Twin sisters, lookin' fer trouble, love, and fresh ammunition. Don't be
fooled - Daisy's the right-handed one! She and her mirror-image sister
use their purses as their primary fighting weapons. The gun's just for
- Eurotrash (D/d):
He's run heroin through Hong Kong, guns in Amsterdam and bootleg copies
of It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown through the streets of Los
Angeles. His guns and his ponytail, combined, are slightly wittier than
he is, but he delivers great one-liners.
- Ragnarok Joe (E/e) and Phil (2/@):
More twins (for easier-to-handle hordes) - Fresh from the Dungeons
of Unspeakable Odors and still itching for a fight, these dwarf warriors
need a bath - a bloodbath!
- Star Lawman (F/f):
It's been 4.4 Standard Hours since he's had a donut, so don't crack jokes.
His armor's tough, his nerves are like steel, and his gun can spit hot
plasma accurately out to seven hundred meters. All he needs now is a bavarian
- Object (G/g):
Maybe he's an elemental, a half-ton of earth and rock summoned up
to build a castle - or tear it down! Maybe he's a superpowered, radioactive
mutant! Maybe he's Larry Wilton, champion mud-wrestling referee, on his
way home from work and starting to dry out.
- Skeletomancer (H/h):
The Necro-master himself, carved with the mystic schwa and coursing with
magical energies, this fearsome skeleton-sorcerer doesn't NEED hands -
his magic is powerful enough to handle puny adventurers. Take him on.
Legend (I/i): The real monster lurks beneath
the surface, and this is just ONE of his feeder-tentacles. It's 10 o'clock.
Do you know where your children are?
- Sorcerer (J/j):
His staff is topped with the mystic Eye of Kreskin, and beneath his robes
stands the figure of a man who spends a lot of time sitting on his duff.
His powers are lethal, though, so keep your distance, and pay him the proper
- Argar (K/k):
A happy-go-lucky space pirate from just beyond Sirius, and captain of the
starship Strangely Brown, Ubu Gesh is an Argar, a sentient canoid.
He found the blade in the hold of the last ship he plundered, and he's
practising with it. Sit, Ubu, sit!
- Baron Demise (L/l):
When he's not plotting the destruction of peaceful midwestern cities or
contemplating the tax benefits of world domination, he's stewing over the
stubborn, continued existence of the superheroes he never manages to kill.
His doom-cane can deliver 84,000 necrowatts of pure Death Energy. He hides
his car keys in his left eyesocket.
Bolus, Freelance (M/m): Eddie's a nice kid
in a nasty, cyberpunk city, making good the best he can - by being a little
bit faster, a little bit smarter, and a little bit better armored than
the sleaze and thugs around him. He's not what you'd call a hero,
really . . . but if you pay him to do a job, the job gets done.
- Cyborg/21 (N/n):
Jeff "Mondo" Perkins lost a toe on his right foot as the result
of a drunken bar bet (he won) . . . He went to a street doc's Body Garage
to get it fixed up, and came out of the anasthetic fog as Cyborg/21, trapped
in a secret corporate hit mission. He survived that, and made good on his
own, working with Eddie and using his built-in radio to impress girls.
- Cheerful Vampire (O/o):
It looks like bullets aren't the answer . . . they just make him
giggle. He's bleeding, though - maybe that means he fed recently, and he's
not hungry anymore? Well, maybe. But now that you've shot him, he's losing
his lunch and needs a replacement: you.
- Cop (P/p):
A sworn officer of the law, complete with racked shotgun, surly disposition,
and impenetrable mirrored sunglasses. Joke all you want about why he wanted
to be an authority figure . . . He's not trying to compensate for anything
except some punk's lack of respect for Law and Order (and maybe an end-of-the-month
- Dahlia (Q/q):
Fishnets and kris blades are just two of the tools she uses
to trap and kill . . . Some people think she's undead. Others just assume
the chilly skin temperature is a reflection of an icy disposition.
- Demi-Zombie (R/r):
Yes, of course his name is Eric. And just because he doesn't have legs
doesn't mean he can't be hungry for brains . . . Ugh. Intenstine
- D'mon (S/s):
Sworn to oppose Baron Demise and the other members of the International
Death Cartel, D'mon was summoned to this earthly plane by a wicked sorcerer
intending to use him to destroy New York. Surprise, buddy. Not all demons
are evil, and some of them don't like to be ordered around.
- Gorna (T/t):
A barbarian princess from the Bolai Hills, Gorna never seems to run out
of bladed weaponry to slice and dice with . . . but when she needs to get
flashy, she whips the sharpened half-moon symbol of her tribe from her
necklace, and lets it fly!
- GR-881 (U/u):
He prefers to be called "Max." But he also prefers to grab human
skulls and crush them in a way that creates an inconveneint mess on the
corridor ceiling. The cleaning robots hate him for that, and Max
resents them for not having skulls.
- Mushroom Man (V/v):
A dutiful guard to the Spore King himself, Luphlaggo is a strong and honorable
mycoknight - one of the sacred guardians of the Mushroom People. He's very
friendly if you're not treating him as a threat, but beware of his angry
side . . . he doesn't need light to see.
- Saucy Jack (W/w):
A demon shrouded in London Fog (and we don't just mean the dapper overcoat
and suit) . . . Saucy Jack is naughty, haughty, murderous, and musical.
He's killed thousands, and he framed Scotty. Beware.
- Shade (X/x):
A lonely spirit of a long-dead soldier, the Shade will be lonely
no more . . . his evil summoner is busy creating thousands much
like him to send down into the village to fetch the child spoke of in the
- Shaman Ukhro (Y/y):
A leader of the Ruhlok tribe of Simians, Ukhro bears the holy Rod of Modra,
and the Twin Bigass Firearms of Lamu-no. He can play the piano with his
feet and Chutes and Ladders with his nephew. And his planet?
It's Earth . . . EARTH!
- Zombie Chick (Z/z):
She's got a fresh human head that she hasn't even finished yet,
and she's still going around bumming for brains. That's just greedy.
Eric likes to lope along behind her, though, to watch her skirt.
Dan Smith Stockpile is a Windows TrueType font. It works
on any modern Windows system, and on up-to-date versions of the Macintosh
OS (Mac began supporting Windows fonts in OS X). If you have any doubts
whether Sparks will work on your system (especially if you're
a Mac user), please download the Sparks: Free-for-All
sample font and test it on your computer. If the Free-for-All
works, this set will too.
Oops. Sparks will be unavailable for a week or
two as I move the entire library over to RPGNow
and DriveThruRPG. Keep an eye there,
or here, for this to change. But it won't take long, I promise! Sparks
will return (and there'll be new discount bundles and stuff, it'll