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    I was inspired by finding a very kool font someone else here used. I think the map is almost done. Now I just have to re-do the counters.
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    While the font looks fine you may adjust it a bit.
    The year is very hard to read, also the "9th". Maybe you can use a different, better readable font for the numbers?
    The "The" is far too near to "Battle" because of the large "curve" of the "B".
    The Fuchs-Berg still misses it's s ;-) (The "F" should also be nearer to the "u". I don't know the English word for "Spationierung" which means the spacing between two letters.)
    For the trees: you may try to place them ABOVE the streams. Note that parts of some trees are also cut off at the southern fringe.

    Sorry, I'm German. So I may sometimes not use the correct English words for what I mean ;-) But I hope you can see what I mean.

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    He's talking about kerning - the space between letters. That's the main problem with free fonts - they're not kerned properly, and most not at all, so you have to do it manually. That part takes me a good deal of time usually.
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    Agreed that the font isnt the best. I love the overall look it gives, but I am experimenting with other fonts to find one that is easier to read but still gives a hand written feel. I have also continued to work on the counters. Here are a few examples of what I have so far. I probably have to add in some colour to distiguish the counters a bit more. Or maybe a flag in the background, or in a corner. We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    He's talking about kerning - the space between letters.
    Vielen, vielen Dank :-)

    Tim, the nations of the counters are almost impossible to distinguish ... expecially if there's poor light above the gamemap. I recommend to go with the good old background colors.

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    Is this better?
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    Decide by yourself ;-) :


    For my thaste the flags are a little bit too much and also unneccessary.

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    But I like flags! :-)

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    I like the flags as well. You know what you're doing Tim - you're the best board game designer here.
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    I think I have pretty much finished off the counters and map for this game now. Opinions?
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