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jedite1000
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I need to find a good font for the parchment text area that suits the card and i need to fix the grammar issues could anyone help?

It is only 1 card but ill fix the grammar for all future cards

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That red text is horribly

That red text is horribly hard to read!

Best way to get grammar help is to paste in the text, not a pic of the text.

Replace "by" with "in a", like you did in the lower text.

I assume "1 square radius" is a well defined term in your rule book.

"are affected" in the last bit is vague. Why not "take damage"?

Really should have a semi-colon instead of a comma in the lower text, after "Destroy this card."

If your cards have this sort of complexity to their abilities, you're gonna need more room for text and less dead space around the edges.

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Take the text out of the heavy fade area

Like Jay has pointed out the red text is very hard to read. One way to improve that is not immediately obvious is to take it out of the area that has a strong fade effect.

Sorry I could not help with the grammar.

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Fri wrote:Like Jay has

Fri wrote:
Like Jay has pointed out the red text is very hard to read. One way to improve that is not immediately obvious is to take it out of the area that has a strong fade effect.

Plus it's bold and has a dropshadow, so everything kinda smushes together.

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I made a few changes to it,

I made a few changes to it, is it little better at least?

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Seems a bit better. The fact

Seems a bit better. The fact that it's a jpg isn't doing the tiny text any favors.. might be more readable at 300dpi, non-lossy, printed.

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Seems a little bit better to

Seems a little bit better to be also. The yellow text is a vast improvement. I would recommend showing a physical copy of the card to someone over 40 and you will probably be able to tell if it okay pretty quickly.

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Fri wrote:Seems a little bit

Fri wrote:
Seems a little bit better to be also. The yellow text is a vast improvement. I would recommend showing a physical copy of the card to someone over 40 and you will probably be able to tell if it okay pretty quickly.

Go to a Staples or equivalent where they have a 300 dpi color copier/printer and you can probably get a single page of cards printed for like $0.50, to get a sense for what it looks like printed.

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Make the RED text WHITE

jedite1000 wrote:
I made a few changes to it, is it little better at least?

Kind of, but it is still rather hard to read...

My suggestion: make the text WHITE. And see if that makes a difference or not. It's on the Scroll... I see no reason for having colors matching the card, the rest of the Scroll text is Black. So why not WHITE???

Cheers!

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So i changed it once again, i

So i changed it once again, i limited the font down to 2 types, is it better a bit?. I'll keep changing if need be. Maybe the name on the top and HP could use some more work

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I tend to read italics as

I tend to read italics as "backstory content that doesn't affect what the card actually does", but maybe that's just me :)

I'll note again that if this is for print, it matters more what it looks like at 300dpi than at screen sizes..

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I'm assuming that thick black border is the bleed area and thus not valid for content, but you definitely widen that scroll some to give your text a bit more room.

Plain text is easier to read at small sizes than italic, and limiting yourself to readable-at-300dpi should keep you from making an I-need-a-magnifying-glass-to-play-this game.

Sure you can get it printed at higher dpi, but you can't assume colors will be aligned perfectly. Readable at 300dpi from a printer should be readable from an offset press as well at 300+dpi.

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