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Nug-Soth cipher font

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If you're looking for an almost-but-not-quite familiar cipher for a puzzle, an escape room, or the like, Nug-Soth is what you need. It is based on the familiar pigpen cipher, but does not follow the pattern completely, so it will frustrate people who think they know what it is. It's great for pulp-genre spies' secret messages, the writings of deranged cultists, words scrawled on the walls of a tunnel (the Bold face is irregular and smeary for just that), or any of a multitude of other uses.

It has some interesting associations involving H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos. The included manual goes into some detail about when the alphabet could have been created, including a diagram of how it would be laid out in a pigpen grid. There is also, of course, a complete character map.

The Regular face is a clean, crisp version. The Italic is a calligraphic version, intended to look hand-written; this is ideal for cryptic messages in the backs of old books and other obscure places. The Bold version is irregular and a bit lumpy, as if it was drawn in haste, and possibly in ichor. Finally the Bold Italic face is an outline version of Bold, suitable for marks gouged in walls and similar engraved-looking text.

FONT LICENSE INFORMATION: Wintertree fonts are licensed as ordinary commerical fonts. This means you can install the font on your computer to use with programs such as word processors, design tools and similar applications, and use it for creation of print or PDF documents, images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, etc.) and logos. In other words, you can use the Wintertree fonts to make things with and sell the things you make, but you can't sell the font itself in any way, or use it as a web font (@font-face). Credit is gratefully appreciated but not required.

The font used for the title text in the product graphic is Remington, from The Vaults of McTavish.

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Jean M April 21, 2018 6:24 pm UTC
Minor note to customers: Someone rated this font only 4 stars, but didn't say what was wrong with it. If you don't tell me, I can't fix it!
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File Last Updated:
December 17, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on December 17, 2017.