Original research into what fonts were used in 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons taken from http://taxidermicowlbear.weebly.com/dd-fonts.html
Additionally I used the information from http://rpg.brainclouds.net/2014/11/24/the-fonts-of-dd-5th-edition/ as well as https://www.dmsguild.com/product/170830/DMs-Guild-Creator-Resource–Adventure-Template.
New font choices are my own research into what would look closest to the original without using the typical traced imitation fonts. All fonts are open source and can be used for commercial puposes. Fonts with defined licenses were chosen over fonts with no defined license, system fonts, or undefined “100% Free” fonts from font websites.
Reforma 1969 Negra is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0. I believe that this means using this font in a product requires attribution. Putting a colophon in the front of your book seems like a good way to meet this requirement, as well as spreading the word about good open source projects.
|Where used?||Font||Example||New Font||New Example|
|Cover||Outline version of Modesto Bold Condensed||.||Reforma 1969 Negra||.|
|D&D logo||Custom version of Modesto Poster with serifs||Reforma 1969 Negra|
|Headings||Mrs Eaves Small Caps||BaskervilleF/Balava (both derived from Libre Baskerville)|
|Sub-headings||Modesto Text||Reforma 1969 Negra|
|Body text||Bookmania||Tex Gyre Bonum|
|Drop caps||Unknown||Textura Libera|
|Chapter first line||Mrs Eaves XL Serif OT||BaskervilleF/Balava (both derived from Libre Baskerville)|
|Footers||Mrs Eaves All Small Capsc||BaskervilleF/Balava (both derived from Libre Baskerville)|
|Table and info box heading, page numbers||Scala Sans Sc Offc||Alegreya Sans|
|Tables, info boxes, examples of play, character sheet||Scala Sans Offc||Alegreya Sans|
|Character sheet disclaimer||Interstate Light||Overpass|
|Monster Manual quotes||Dai Vernon Misdirect||Patrick Hand SC|