Create custom fonts for free

Yesterday I stumbled upon an article on Lifehacker that could be of some interest to all GMs out there. The service YourFonts allows you to create your own TrueType font for free. Most people use it to create a TrueType font from their handwriting but why not create a font from that runes you created for your D&D game? 

Example
The process of making a font is quite easy: you download a template as PDF or image file and either print it out and fill it with your handwriting, or you can create the font on your computer using a drawing program. Then you reupload the filled template to YourFonts. Voilá! That’s it!

For more information on this service, check out the original Lifehacker post or the official YourFonts site. Please note that there a lot of tasks in the font generation queue, so it may take some while until you can upload your templates.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

One thought on “Create custom fonts for free”

  1. I've been wondering if WoTC or someone else has made fonts of the Dwarven and Elven alphabets shown in the 4e PHB. I thought they were quite nice and would enjoy using them in my games. Not that I'm suggesting someone us this particular process to do so…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.