Original D&D, Early 1E AD&D Titles
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Quentin EF PH1 Interior Logo Quentin EF
 
Quentin Commercial License
URW Wood Type Commercial License URW
Buffalo Bill Commercial License
Antique Commercial License Datascan
Buffalo Gal Commercial License Linotype
Rosewood Commercial License
Madame Letters Commercial License
Quentin Caps Vague License
Pointedly Mad Free Rich Gast

Original/Basic D&D Headers, Text (Basic [magenta] , X1, B3)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Souvenir Demi X1 Headers Souvenir Demi
 
Souvenir Typeface Background Information Morris Fuller Benton
ITC Souvenir Demi Commercial License ITC
ITC Souvenir Commercial License ITC
Sunset Serial Commercial License SoftMaker
JasmineUPC Commercial License Microsoft
Subway Possible Forgery Dieter Steffman
Soutane Possible Forgery SSI WSI
Souvienne Possible Forgery Swfte Interntational, Ltd

Basic D&D, 1E AD&D, Early Hardcovers, Interior Titles (MM, PH, DMG)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Chisel D MM1 Interior Title Chisel D
 
Chisel (URW) Commercial License URW
EF Chisel Commercial License EF
Nauert Vague License

Basic D&D, 1E AD&D, Early Hardcovers Headers (MM, PH, DMG)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Futura Bold MM1 Headers Futura Bold
Futura Book MM1 Text Futura Book
Tw Cen MT   Tw Cen MT
 
Futura Typeface Background Information Paul Renner
Futura Commercial License
Twentieth Century Background Information Sol Hess
Twentieth Century Commercial License Monotype
Tw Cen MT Commercial License Microsoft
Century Gothic Background Information
Century Gothic Commercial License Monotype
Universalis ADF Open License ADF

Basic D&D, 1E AD&D, Later Hardcovers Titles, Headers (UA, MoP, DSG)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
ITC Korinna Bld DSG Spine Title ITC Korinna Bld
 
Korinna Typeface Background Information Hermann Berthold
ITC Korinna Commercial License ITC

Basic D&D, 1E AD&D, Later Hardcovers, Text (UA, MoP, DSG)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Helvetica Unearthed Arcana Text Helvetica
 
Helvetica Background Information Max Miedinger
Helvetica Commercial License Linotype
Arial Background Information Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders
Arial Commercial License Microsoft
Liberation Sans Open License FSF
URW Nimbus Sans L Open License URW
Tex Gyre Heros Open License GUST

Early Module Titles (B1 [pastel & brown], G1 [pastel], S2 [pastel], S3 [black])
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Avant Garde Bold B1 Title Avant Garde Bold
 
ITC Avant Garde Background Information Herb Lubalin
ITC Avant Garde Commercial License ITC
URW Gothic L Open License URW
Tex Gyre Adventor Open License GUST

Later Module Titles (S4 [brown], N1)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Helvetica Bold N1 Title Helvetica Bold
 
Helvetica Background Information Max Miedinger
Helvetica Commercial License
Arial Background Information Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders
Arial Commercial License Microsoft
Liberation Sans Open License FSF
URW Nimbus Sans L Open License URW
Tex Gyre Heros Open License GUST

Early Module text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Avant Garde [No example] Avant Garde
 
ITC Avant Garde Background Information Herb Lubalin
ITC Avant Garde Commercial License ITC
URW Gothic L Open License URW
Tex Gyre Adventor Open License GUST

2E Logo, Headers
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Linotype Fritz Quadrata Bold PH2 Interior Logo Friz Quadrata Bold, Linotype
URW Friz Quadrata No. 2 D   Friz Quadrata No. 2 D, URW++
 
Friz Quadrata Background Information Ernst Frize and Victor Caruso
Friz Quadrata Commercial License ITC

2E Revised Hardcovers, Headers (PHB, DMG, Labyrinth of Madness)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
University Roman Bold Plain: 1.0 DMG2R Headers University Roman Bold Plain: 1.0
 
University Std Roman Commercial License Adobe
University Roman Commercial License Linotype

2E Text (early 2E, PH2, 1st printing)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Zapf Calligraphic 801 [No example] Zapf Calligraphic 801
 
Palatino Background Information Hermann Zapf
Palatino Commercial License Linotype
Book Antiqua Commercial License Monotype
Zapf Calligraphic 801 Commercial License Bitstream
URW Palladio L Open License URW
Tex Gyre Pagello Open License GUST

2E Revised Hardcovers, Text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Formata DMG2R Text Formata
 
Formata Background Information Bernd Mollenstadt
Formata BQ Commercial License Berthold

2E Text (late 2E)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Book Antiqua [No example] Book Antiqua
 
Palatino Background Information
Palatino Commercial License
Book Antiqua Commercial License
Zapf Calligraphic 801 Commercial License
URW Palladio L Open License
Tex Gyre Pagello Open License

2E Map text (Vecna Lives)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Libra BT Vecna Lives Map Text Libra
 
Libra Commercial License Bitstream
Livingstone Possible Forgery
Libra Commercial License Tilde

2E Night Below Title "Players Handout #" headers
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Blackmoor Plain Night Below Title Blackmoor Plain
 
Blackmoor Plain Commercial License
Black Castle Vague License

2E Night Below "Players Handout 7" text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Charme Night Below Players Handout 7 Charme
 
Charme Commercial License Adobe
Charme Commercial License Linotype

2E Night Below "Players Handout 9" text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Tekton Regular Night Below Players Handbout 9 Tekton
 
Tekton Regular Commercial License Adobe
Tekton Commercial License Linotype

2E Night Below "Players Handouts 13-16" text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Bergell Night Below Players Handouts 13-16 Bergell
 
Bergell Commercial License Linotype
Bergell Commercial License ITC

2E Night Below "Players Handout 23" text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Shelley Andante Script Night Below Players Handout 23 Shelley Andante
 
Shelley Script Andante Commercial License Linotype
English 111 Adagio Commercial License Bitstream

2E Night Below "Players Handout 26" text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Clairvaux Night Below Players Handout 26 Clairvaux
 
Clairvaux Commercial License Linotype

2E Return to the Tomb of Horrors "Journal of the Tomb" text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Mistral Return to Tomb of Horrors Journal Mistral
 
Mistral Commercial License
Stacatto 222 Commercial License

2E Skullport room headers
Font Name Example from books Example of font
close to Goudy Heavyface [No example] [No example]
similar to Goudy Medieval [No example] [No example]
 
Goudy Heavyface Commercial License Bitstream
Goudy Medieval Physical Book Dover

3E Cover Titles
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Not a digital font [No example] [No example]
 
Not an electronic font. It is from an old book of fonts.
Unknown Physical Book possibly by Dover

3E Interior Titles (in adventures & sourcebooks)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Vitriol Hero Builders Guide Interior Title Vitriol
 
Vitriol Commercial License Margo Chase

3E Interior Titles (in web-only adventures)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Vitriol Alt Ghosts of Aniel Interior Title Vitriol
 
Vitriol Alt Commercial License Margo Chase

3E Section Headers
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Pterra Ghosts of Aniel Headers Pterra-dactyl
 
Pterra Commercial License Margo Chase

3E Encounter Icons (trap, town, creature, treasure)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
DL5AIcons Regular Encounter Icons Dragonlance Fifth Age Icons
 
custom font created for TSR, orig. for Dragonlance 5th Age

3E Main text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Celestia Antiqua Medium PH3 Text Celestia Antiqua
 
Celestia Antiqua Std Commercial License Adobe
Calson 540 Commercial License Bitstream

3E Players Handbook Credits
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Historical Allsorts Fell Type Small Caps PH3 Credits Page Historical Allsorts Fell Type Small Caps
 
Historical Allsorts Commercial License Hoefler & Co.

3E Players Handbook Tables, Adventures Copyright Block, Sidebars
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Scala Sans Regular LF PH3 Skill Table Scala Sans
 
Historical Allsorts Commercial License Hoefler & Co.

3E Character Sheet Class/Cross-class Icons
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Scala Sans Regular LF Expert 3e Character Sheet Dingbats [No example]
Universal Pi News with Commercial Pi   [No example]
 
UniversalPi Commercial License Linotype

Al Qadim Titles
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Ondine Land of Fate Headers Ondine
 
Ondine Commercial License Linotype

Birthright Headers, Cover Text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Democratica Book of Regency Headers Democratica
 
Democratica Commercial License Emigre

Birthright text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Minister Book (Adobe) [No example] Minister
 
xxxx Commercial License xxxx

Dark Sun Revised Titles
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Papyrus Dark Sun Revised Campaign Setting Titles Papyrus
 
Papyrus Typeface Background Information Chris Costello
Papyrus Commercial License Letraset
Papyrus Commercial License Linotype
Papyrus (EF) Commercial License EF

Forgotten Realms Headers (FR13 Anaroch, Skullport, section Headers)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Uncial (Datascan) Skullport Headers [No example]
close to Neue Hammer Unziale 2   Neue Hammer Unziale 2
 
Neue Hammer Unziale Commercial License Linotype

3E Forgotten Realms CS, Section Headers
Font Name Example from books Example of font
customized Democratica FRCS Headers Democratica
 
Democratica Commercial License Emigre

3E Forgotten Realms CS, Logo, Chapter Titles
Font Name Example from books Example of font
customized Mason FRCS Logo & Chapter Titles Mason
 
Mason Serif Regular Commercial License Emigre
Splendors Commercial License Mad Irishman

3E Forgotten Realms CS, Minor Headers
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Historical Allsorts Fell Type Small Caps FRCS Internal Headers Historical Allsorts Fell Type Small Caps
 
Historical Allsorts Commercial License Hoefler & Co.

3E Forgotten Realms CS, Text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Historical Allsorts Fell Type Roman FRCS Text Historical Allsorts Fell Type Roman
 
Historical Allsorts Commercial License Hoefler & Co.

Kara-Tur, Oriental Adventures
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Cloned as: Bonzai Regular Kara-Tur MC Headers Bonzai
 
Bonzai Regular Vague License Version Altsys Metamorphosis
Fz Zhan Bi Hei M22 Commercial License Founder

BD&D Mystara, AD&D Map Text (D&D Gazetteers, Forgotten Realms maps, Dragon Mountain title)
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Feinen Bold (Datascan) FR 1st ed. Boxed Set Map Baldur
 
Feinen Background Information Henry Mikiewicz
Baldur Commercial License MadIrishman

Planescape Titles
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Exocet Heavy DM Guide to the Planes Cover Exocet Heavy
 
Exocet Background Information Johnathon Barnbrook
Exocet Commercial License Emigre

Planescape Spot Text
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Exocet Light Players Guide to the Planes Spot Text Exocet Light
 
Exocet Background Information Johnathon Barnbrook
Exocet Commercial License Emigre
Avalon Quest Possible Forgery Swfte Interntational, Ltd

Ravenloft Campaign Set Title
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Blackmoor Plain Ravenloft Campaign Set Title Blackmoor Plain
 
Blackmoor Commercial License Linotype

Ravenloft Original Module Titles & Headers
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Honda (Datascan) Heidelberg
 
ITC Honda Commercial License ITC

Ravenloft Campaign Set Titles & Headers
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Ironwood [no example] Ironwood
 
Ironwood Commercial License Adobe
Irongate Vague License ATTITUDE, INC.

Ravenloft Maps & Titles
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Nosferatu Ravenloft 20th Anniversary Headers Nosferatu
 
Nosferatu Free Kiwi Media

Eberron Logo
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Unknown Eberron Logo Title [no example]
 
xxxx Commercial License xxxx

Eberron Titles and Interior Headings
Font Name Example from books Example of font
Masoch-Dirach [no example] [no example]
 
Masoch-Dirach Commercial License
LHF Billhead 1900 Commercial License

Original list compiled by Aardy R. DeVarque