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Free Fonts for RPGs

For the first time, I'm working on a more professional layout for an adventure I've written. Part of this is choosing fonts. I've asked around a few friends and places, and here is a list I've compiled, in no particular order. It helps me to see these all in one place, I hope it helps you! Thank you to everyone on twitter and various discord servers who provided these suggestions.

I've used my favorite A-Z pangram, "Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow". I've chosen not to include two fonts recommended through the "Adobe Creative Cloud" because fuck that noise: Givry, a light blackletter, and  OFL Sorts Mill Goudy, a regular serif.

These fonts are all free for commercial use. They are suited for body text, with a few listed exceptions. Many of these fonts have additional weights not depicted, I encourage you to follow links for more info.

Cormorant Garamond by Christian Thalmann

Cormorant Garamond has many different weights.

Volkhov by Cyreal

IM Fell Englis by Igino Marini

Caslon Antique by Dieter Steffmann


Goudy Bookletter 1911 by Barry Schwartz 

EB Garamond by Georg Duffner

Crimson Text by Sebastian Kosch


Old Cupboard by Cecil Howe

Old cupboard is a display font, best suited for titles and headers.

Archivo by Omnibus-Type
Archivo has many different weights.

Quicksand by Andrew Paglinawan

"looks really nice for header-type text"

Computer Modern U by Donald Knuth

HUGE family of fonts, original font for LaTeX.
"I really like cmu's serif upright italic for headers that're supposed to hit a kinda elegant whimsical tone"

Alegreya by Juan Pablo del Peral, Huerta Tipográfica



Fira Sans Condensed by Carrois Apostrophe

"good for stuff like trifold pamphlets"

 

Fontbase

Tool for browsing and managing your installed fonts
 

Wordmark.it


 Tool for quickly displaying *every font you got*

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