Additional Cards for WizWar

A game accessory for WizWar by Charlie Prince. Here's the PostScript file that I came up with (to typeset WizWar cards). I did a few fancy things to make a generic PostScript program, rather than just typesetting the cards directly. The upshot of this is, the cards will not necessarily stay within the boundaries when printed. (The line-breaking algorithm that I used seems to be imperfect, but I don't know enough PostScript to make it bulletproof.) Also, the font that I used (Times) doesn't really match the font on the original cards (Gill Sans, I believe).

The file is curently set up to print the cards on one side of a page. If you want to print a back side (say you have a double-sided printer) uncomment the two lines that I mention in the code. The "backpage" at the end of the file will print out a sheet of card backs (Not anything like the original, but keep in mind the price... :-), suitable for double-sided copying. Of course, when I took my set to Kinko's, they managed to have the two sides of the page out of alignment with each other. Since I gave them double-sided originals, I don't see how they could have screwed it up...

If you want to create new cards with this program, it should be pretty self-explanatory. Just delete any or all of the cards currently in the file, and add your own to the end.

Like I said before, these don't exactly match the original cards (don't really even come close), but they're great for the price...

PostScript file by Charlie Prince, USA

August 7. 1992

The Game Cabinet - - Ken Tidwell