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    I was looking at patrakis' map and thought it was very nicely done, including his use of font. I've always just used regular old Arial font, but was wondering what kinds of fonts you guys use. I'm looking for some stylistic ones that are easy to read but look good.

    Post links to fonts if you really want to be helpful. http://www.dafont.com is a good place to start.
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    Hello Arcana,

    The Font i used on the map is called Poor Ricard. Unfortunatly, i don't remember where i got it. It was just in my list of fonts when i looked for one.

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    My choice of font is typically driven by the intended audience. If it's a GM map, I'm more inclined to use less artistic, easy-to-read fonts, while I'm more inclined to use something like Buccaneer, Thomas Paine or Black Chancery for player maps. I think the more historical-looking fonts can make it a little easier for players suspend disbelief.

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    I used colwell from dafont on my Sharnalon final map.
    http://www.dafont.com/colwell.font

    I'm quite pleased with its mix of stylistic appearance, and ease of reading.
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    This topic brings me one thing to mind agaion: I have definetly too much fonts at hand...

    okay, I call some hug font collections my own and I am a big collector of free fonts in the web (I am somehow a regular visitor of dafont.com).

    When I am doing a map (or sth other rpg stuff) I usually open up a font manager (I use typograf) and go through some font libraries to check what font could be fitting to the project I am doing.

    Normally I take some stylish fantasy or antique font for maps, but in some cases I use plain and good readable fonts as well.

    One of my favorites is "Masked Marvel" btw, since it is a CAPS font in the typical comic style, but this one isn't suitable for most fantasy maps though.
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    Where do we find Masked Marvel?

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    oooops sorry, my fault

    on dafont, here is the link:
    http://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=masked

    but as I said, it's a comic style font, not useful for every map that is.
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    Since I make maps for Champions it's perfect.

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    fine
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