M?rk Borg Design Primer

 M?rk Borg Design Primer

This document

Colors

Black

Pink

Yellow

Typefaces

Legible

Alegreya

Bahnschrift

Burvetica NC

Calling Code

Courier Prime

Inconsolata

JSL Ancient

Old Newspaper Types

Nohr

Adhesive Nr. Seven

Blackletter HPLHS

Chomsky

Gothicus

Mon Amour Fraktur Broken

Old Englished Boots

Donationware

JSL Blackletter

100% Free

Fakir Display

Mohica

Fette Trump-Deutsch

Lux Contra Tenebras

Others

Misc

Johan’s Advice

Images & Art

Software

Affinity Publisher $50

Adobe InDesign

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Colors

Black

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Legible

Alegreya

Bahnschrift

Burvetica NC

Calling Code

Courier Prime

Inconsolata

JSL Ancient

Old Newspaper Types

Nohr

Adhesive Nr. Seven

Blackletter HPLHS

Chomsky

Gothicus

Mon Amour Fraktur Broken

Old Englished Boots

Donationware

JSL Blackletter

100% Free

Fakir Display

Mohica

Fette Trump-Deutsch

Lux Contra Tenebras

Others

Misc

Johan’s Advice

Images & Art

Software

Affinity Publisher $50

Adobe InDesign

This document

This document was put together with the help from many in the community. Please help us improve it.

Remember: Make it dark, depressing, weird and cruel. But let everyone partake in the suffering.

Be sure to avoid sexist, racist, homophobic and transphobic tropes and themes in your content. There's plenty of that crap in the real world already. ThThe world of M?RK BORG doesn't need it.

Have fun and most importantly Be Excellent to Each Other.

Also have a look @ https://twitter.com/slimejam/status/1391349949552414721 

“Indulging my fascination with information design in game master–facing role playing game materials. I like the way @JohanNohr designs this M?RK BORG module to break information into discrete, glanceable chunks to maximise its usability at the table.”

Colors

Black

Black is well…BLACK. Just make sure to use Rich Black to ensure you don’t end up with a gray when exporting to PDF. 

One example is C60 M40 Y40 K100

If this doesn’t make sense to you, ignore it for now.

More information here & here

Pink 

Pantone 806C

RGB 255 62 181

HEX/HTML #FF3EB5

CMYK 0 72 0 0

Yellow

Pantone 803C

RGB 255 233 0 

HEX/HTML #FFE900

CMYK 0 3 97 0

Typefaces

In my limited experience, typefaces come with a myriad of licenses: paid, free for personal use, & 100% free. There may be legal restrictions requiring attribution, be aware.

Legible

Alegreya

100% free

Bahnschrift 

100% Free; Comes with Windows

Burvetica NC

100% Free

Calling Code

 Public domain / GPL / OFL

Courier Prime

100% Free; Open Font License

Inconsolata

100% Free; Open Font License

JSL Ancient

100% Free

Old Newspaper Types

100% Free

Nohr

Fonts used for headers or display purposes. Not necessarily the most legible, but more thematic.

Adhesive Nr. Seven 

License needed; There is a free version but it is only banners


Blackletter HPLHS 

100% FreeBlackletter Font | dafont.com

Chomsky 

100% Free

Gothicus

Paid font from Adobe 

This is the font used by DNGNGEN for the gothic header. Also Scvmbirther

Mon Amour Fraktur Broken

100% Free

Old Englished Boots

Donationware

JSL Blackletter 

100% Free

Fakir Display

License through Adobe

Mohica 

Licensed

Fette Trump-Deutsch

100% Free.


Lux Contra Tenebras 

Donationware


Others

Google Docs has some fonts that are applicable

  • Inconsolata

  • Rakkas

  • Metamorphous

  • Aclonica

  • Ruslan Display

  • Frijole

  • Amaranth

  • Irish Grover

  • Metal Mania  


Misc

Another trick is to slightly rotate the text block or letters

(example from Core Book)

Johan’s Advice

Choosing a typeface 

Setting a Body Text

Images & Art

Be sure to use appropriately licensed images & art. You can search by license to help ensure you respect artists rights.

Software

The big two options are Affinity Publisher and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop. The question usually comes down to cost..

Affinity Publisher $50

This is occasionally on sale for up to 50% off ($25). It tends to be the choice for anyone who doesn’t have access to Adobe tools through some other means.

Adobe InDesign

You can get InDesign through Adobe Creative Cloud for US$20.99 per month. For all apps through their Cloud SaaS product is $52.99 per month. Or if you pay for a full year upfront it costs $239.88. 

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