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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby clmckay » Thursday March 1st, 2018 11:47pm

Sorry...I don't know what that means.

If you have a windows PC, open the program called Character Map. You can get to it by typing "charmap " in the run dialog box. there's no reason to type the ASCII alt-codes. Just use the built in windows program...

Maybe this will help...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_Map_(Windows)


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby mitchiemasha » Friday March 2nd, 2018 2:35am

I see how the copy works now. I had found the character map but didn't realise. Thank you.


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Count Mohawk » Friday March 2nd, 2018 2:12pm

You may have to scroll down a ways before you find the cache of "special" icons; I believe they begin somewhere around the 9000s.
That said, in MS Word I usually just open the "Insert Symbol" dialog box and scroll down until I find what I'm looking for.
I also typically just copy and paste the text into Photoshop when I'm using that.


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Kurgan » Sunday October 11th, 2020 2:54pm

Great stuff. The only thing missing are the monster icons (useful for weapons, potions or spells that involve specific monster types).


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Azure » Friday October 16th, 2020 9:08am

I'm creating my custom cards for my own mod ''AzureQuest''

I am currently using this fabulous font

https://www.dafont.com/breathe-fire.font
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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Kurgan » Sunday December 12th, 2021 2:49pm

Can the original file be re-uploaded? OP seems to be broken.


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Count Mohawk » Sunday December 12th, 2021 3:28pm

Kurgan wrote:Can the original file be re-uploaded? OP seems to be broken.

Let me put up a couple of links for you.
I have a copy of the font slev offered up originally, which I have put on my dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ypv7akjs2af21p/ArialHQR-Regular%20test.ttf?dl=0
As for my own font, I believe the link in my signature still works, but here's another link just in case: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbwp6r156wwx8up/HQModern%20v1-2-3.ttf?dl=0


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Kurgan » Sunday December 12th, 2021 4:11pm

Thanks I appreciate it!


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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby CavemanLogic » Saturday March 26th, 2022 2:34pm

Count Mohawk wrote:
Kurgan wrote:Can the original file be re-uploaded? OP seems to be broken.

Let me put up a couple of links for you.
I have a copy of the font slev offered up originally, which I have put on my dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ypv7akjs2af21p/ArialHQR-Regular%20test.ttf?dl=0
As for my own font, I believe the link in my signature still works, but here's another link just in case: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbwp6r156wwx8up/HQModern%20v1-2-3.ttf?dl=0

Is the HQModern v1-2-3.ttf the most complete, most recent version? Or is there a newer download link anywhere?

And (sorry) I'm in the camp who would love to see the eight original Monster icons (hopefully both HQ89, and HQ21 versions) added to the font. I *do* have the vector images of the original monsters from the HeroScribe download, and I've stumbled across the new 2021 Monsters somewhere recently. Those work well when creating custom quests while *actually* using HeroScribe. But having them in a font file is much easier for things like writing up a list of Monster Special Abilities in a text document for instance (as part of my ongoing House Rules document that I've been working on).

I have jumped through the hoops to get FontForge installed on my Mac, but having zero experience so far with manipulating fonts, the prospect of me adding the Monster Icons into a font file myself seems a bit daunting...

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Re: Making a modern HeroQuest font

Postby Eudoxio » Saturday March 26th, 2022 3:45pm

CavemanLogic wrote:I have jumped through the hoops to get FontForge installed on my Mac, but having zero experience so far with manipulating fonts, the prospect of me adding the Monster Icons into a font file myself seems a bit daunting...


I recently stumbled with this web to add accents to the Caslon Antique font, https://www.glyphrstudio.com/online/ its fairly easy to use. If you got the resources, go for it :)
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