InDesign Files for an African/fantasy inspired book [Spears of the Dawn]

InDesign Files for an African/fantasy inspired book [Spears of the Dawn]

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These African-inspired InDesign files were created for the tabletop RPG Spears of the Dawn (from Sine Nomine Publishing). They are part of an art, map and layout pack released into the public domain (and available for download from here).


The publisher writes:

The art in this resource pack was provided by the talented hands of Andrew Krahnke, Earl Geier, Ian MacLean, Luigi Castellani, Miguel Santos, Nicole Cardiff, and Sara Mirabella. At the agreement of the artists and under the terms of its commission, it is intended for the public domain, and may be used by anyone for any purpose desired. As a matter of courtesy, I would request that you leave the artist's name attached to the file and credit them in your work.

The files in the InDesign and Maps folders were created by me and are also in the public domain and available for any person to use as they see fit. No credit is necessary should you find them useful.

If you choose to redistribute this resource pack, please keep the files together, in order that other users can more easily confirm that they are, in fact, public domain works and available for their use. If that is impractical, you should likely reference the work as being released into the public domain by Kevin Crawford of Sine Nomine Publishing on January 22nd, 2013, so they at least know who to ask to confirm its provenance.

Kevin Crawford
Sine Nomine Publishing


The document file here is meant for InDesign CS6. The .idml file can be opened in InDesign CS4 or later, but the object types will need some tweaking and adjusting to make things look the way they were intended to look. The PDF gives a visual example of what the file should properly look like, so those with earlier versions of InDesign will be able to tell what the text is talking about.

The files use the African Textile One font offered by Scholtz Fonts, available in several locations, including It's likely you'll want to make your own font picks for your products, in which case you can tweak the paragraph styles of the document to use your own preferred selection.

And a last hard-learned note- if you're going to use these styles for POD, avoid using delicately-pierced lacework fonts in white on black, like the example African Textile One in the file. While it looks good in PDF, POD reproduction can't always do that fine detail justice.

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