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Darius West

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As a keeper I have always enjoyed making my own handouts, and to that end I have gathered a few fonts together to stand in for various runes, glyphs and sigils of the various mythos creatures.  One of my dearest wishes is that Chaosium would release official fonts for languages like Aklo, Tsath-Yo, Senzar, etc.

 

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Thanks for the flood of help everyone.  What I am specifically looking for is fonts for Aklo (a couple exist, but I don't like them), Elder Thing Cipher, Mi-Go runes, Muvian Naacal, R'lyeh Glyphs, Senzar and Tsath-Yo.  I am well aware of the fine work of the HPLHS, in fact I bought their fonts back in 2013.

The HPLHS site has some really great period fonts, but they don't have the fonts I'm looking for.  Here is what I have come up with thus far...

http://www.fonts2u.com/hieratic-numerals.font  Egyptian Heiratic makes a better Aklo imo.

http://www.fontspace.com/digital-type-foundry/enochian  Might as well use Enochian for Enochian

http://www.dafont.com/iokharic.font  Iokharic is a fine looking jagged script that is vaguely like Senzar

http://www.dafont.com/rongorongo.font  Rongorongo, the characters from Easter Island are a bit like R'lyeh Glyphs...obviously a derived language :)

http://www.fonts2u.com/maya-hieroglyphics.font  Mayan Heiroglyphics provide a decent Naacal font

http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/1221931/rosicrucian_cipher Rosicrucian Cipher Font. 

http://www.fonts2u.com/masonic-cipher-symbols.font Masonic Cipher font

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5218119/13-alien-languages-you-can-actually-read' This site was an eye-opener.

http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/conlangs.htm This one is cool too.

Don't get me wrong, I love period fonts for the 1920s too and I have quite a few, but I am after "constructed language" mythos fonts.  For those who have the Keeper's Companion 1 from 6th Ed, the article on pages 38-40, with special reference to the illustrations provided as examples.

When keeping, I give out handouts in these fonts periodically and award the first people to decipher them a +5% in the language in question. Normally I only use a simple substitution cipher to make it do-able.  My players love it and look forwards to it... perhaps they are already insane?

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On 7/2/2016 at 6:39 AM, clarence said:

Some excellent links there. Thanks Darius. 

I am glad you like them.  I had actually forgotten I had posted this, it was 5 years ago now.  Frankly I am just glad that the links have remained intact.

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