This page lists questions that numerous site visitors have asked. Please check if this page answers your query before sending your question to me. The page is split into sections or related questions as follows. Click on the relevant title/link to navigate directly to that specific section of questions.
- Q: How can I contact you?
- A: Click on the blue-faced image in the top left hand corner of any page.
- Q: Would you permit a link-exchange between our sites?
- A: Feel free to add a link to this site from your own. Please note however that this site only contains links to sites of specific, personal interest to myself, so a reciprocal link is unlikely.
- Q: Would you permit my business to advertise on your site?
- A: Under no circumstances; this site is strictly a non-profit making concern.
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• PAPER FRIENDS
- Q: Why do you make the Paper Friends and where did you get the inspiration?
- A: The inspiration comes entirely from Steve Jackson Games 'Card Heroes'. The Paper Friends were originally created for personal use as an alternative to expensive plastic or metal gaming miniatures and were later shared as a free resource for other RPG enthusiasts.
- Q: Where do you get the images for the Paper Friends stand-ups?
- A: Images are mostly sourced from scans of my own extensive comic & magazine collection, digitally processed to remove backgrounds. Images are also frequently supplied by site visitors requesting specific characters. In such instances the origin of the image is not known.
As stressed in several locations within this site, it is a strictly not-for-profit concern and the owners of character copyright have not expressed any objection to their use.
If you are the originator of any of the artwork used to make any of the free 'Paper Friends' then please get on touch. If you have any objection to the artwork being used, then it will be removed. Alternatively, appropriate credit(s)/link(s) can be added, should you be content to allow the artwork to remain on this site.
Unfortunately, retrospectively auditing the images supplied by visitors/requestors is an almost impossible task, so I am reliant on individuals recognising their own artwork and informing me of their preference (removal or accreditation).
- Q: Can I use images from your site?
- A: Images from this site may not be used for commercial purposes under any circumstances. Should you choose to use any images for non-commercial reasons, please ensure that you acknowledge the original copyright ownership (where known) or include a 'fair use policy' declaration.
- Q: How do I make my own Paper Friends?
- A: Provide your e-mail address and I will send you electronic copies of the blank templates used. You will need your own digital imaging software (such as Adobe Photoshop or Paintshop Pro) to edit and resize your chosen character images, which can then be added to the relevant template. There are many free tutorials on the web that explain how this is done.
- Q: Do you accept requests for Paper Friends characters?
- A: Most requests will be considered provided you can supply a suitable image for the desired character. If the character is mainstream Marvel or D.C. then it may be sufficient for you to merely identify the title/issue that contains the desired image.
- Q: Can I obtain the character sheets on disc?
- A: All currently-available character sheets can be supplied on an individual disk provided that the recipient pays for the actual postage and the cost of the disc up-front. No profit whatsoever is made from such transactions as only the actual shipping cost and cost of the disc will be charged.
- Q: How can I re-size the character sheets?
- A: The sheets are all sized to my personal preference and in relative scale to one another. Should you wish to alter the scale, I recommend using image processing software (such as Paintshop Pro) to increase the percentage size of the sheets. A couple of attempts should achieve the scale you desire. As the sheets are all in relative scale, resizing all to the same percentage value will keep them consistent. Image resolution is sufficient to withstand a certain amount of increase in print size.
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