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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Anderas » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 7:11am

I just made two symbols for adjacent and diagonal. I will upload them tonight.


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby slev » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 7:16am

Well, this is progressing nice & quickly!


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby knightkrawler » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 12:14pm

Count Mohawk wrote:KK: Do you mean a water-drop-shaped MP icon? I have several in that vein I could use; perhaps the third one from the left in the following image?


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby slev » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 12:32pm

I know that Mohawk has that shape in his existing font!


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Count Mohawk » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 12:54pm

slev wrote:I know that Mohawk has that shape in his existing font!

Believe it or not, that particular icon is the result of an error! The original shape included a small white curve on the left side, much like the one on the smaller drop of water I use for the "Water magic" glyph. FontForge didn't read the vector shape correctly, so instead it was all black.

If you have a Photoshop, I'd like to know two things from each of you: What version of Photoshop is it?, and Can you get it to display the special characters from my font? ("ITCClearface-HQ", not the new one I'm working on). Suffice to say, a font is only as useful as its ability to be used. For example, I have two Photoshops: Elements 7.0 and CS2. I don't have any problems with Elements 7, but if I try to put any custom symbols into CS2 the font abruptly changes to "Myriad Pro", and no amount of cajoling will change it back for those symbols. I suspect there's probably something wrong with the way I constructed the font, but it might be Adobe's problem as well...


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Anderas » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 1:16pm

I can't use ITC-Clearface Mohawk version in my version of Photoshop; which is Elements 11. However, i find it more practical to do the non-graphical layout in Powerpoint :shock: :o , so that's no issue for me. :D


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby cornixt » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 3:13pm

Any chance of tally markers? That is the symbol that looks like four vertical lines which are then crossed by a diagonal line to look like a gate. Ideally, these would be transposed as follows:
1 I
2 II
3 III
4 IIII
5 IIII (and diagonal line)
6-9 would have one full gate and partial gates that add to the number.


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby slev » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 3:22pm

My version of photoshop is that old, I have to fire up a virtual PC of WinXp just to run it. I think this is what Mr Noah used to draw up boat schematics.

I'll pick up a cheap copy of elements 7 or 8 or whatever via ebay, once we know what this works on!


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Count Mohawk » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 3:24pm

Yeah, I could do tally marks. Do you want them stacked vertically? For example, 8 would be:
IIII
III
Going over 10 seems unnecessary, unless you're counting gold with them or something.


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby clmckay » Wednesday November 4th, 2015 3:30pm

Hmm....I like the idea of hash marks. Do you really need over 5 though?

Couldn't any number be made from 1 - 5 hash marks?


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