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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Game » consists of 30 releases. Released Nov 11, 2011

    The fifth installment in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls franchise is set in the eponymous province of Skyrim, where the ancient threat of dragons, led by the sinister Alduin, is rising again to threaten all mortal races. Only the player, as the prophesied hero the Dovahkiin, can save the world from destruction.

    I made a Skyrim Monopoly Board

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    #1  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    I wanted to do something cool for my friend for this birthday. He's a huge fan of Skyrim so I decided to make him a Skyrim Monopoly Board. Let me tell you, this thing was way harder then I thought. My friend's birthday was over a month ago I am just giving it to him now (Other things got in the way as well). He didn't care though, he loves it. I'm not even done yet, I still have the property cards and player pieces to make.

    Anyways I figured you guys might be interested in checking it out. Let me know what you think. Also sorry, I kept this short because I'm rather tired at the moment. If anyone is interested in details about this though I'd be glad to answer.

    And now, pictures!

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    #2  Edited By SexyToad

    That is awesome. How did you go about making it?

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    Damn impressive.

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    #4  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @SexyToad said:

    That is awesome. How did you go about making it?

    The board is designed in Photoshop along with a bit of Illustrator. I had it printed on glossy paper from my college (they let students print at a very cheap price). I got some heavy board which I cut into the appropriate squares for the base. I then glued book binding on the boards, and then glued the paper on top. It was a very stressful process because it was so easy to mess up.

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    #5  Edited By ZombiePie

    This is amazing. Flat out amazing work!

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    #6  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @celegorm_menegroth: @ZombiePie: Thanks both of you. I really appreciate it.

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    #7  Edited By GoofyGoober

    I agree this is amazing.

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    #8  Edited By BraveToaster

    It's awesome.

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    #9  Edited By MikeGosot

    As an aspiring Board Game designer, i ahev to say this looks really good! About the cards, how did you make sure they were balanced? DId you just changed the theme and kept the same prices in the same spots? You only made one of those? How much did it cost to make it? Thanks for the answers, dude.

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    #10  Edited By Video_Game_King

    @JeanLuc said:

    @SexyToad said:

    That is awesome. How did you go about making it?

    The board is designed in Photoshop along with a bit of Illustrator.

    Then you can upload a scan of the board?

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    That's some cool beans right there. Makes me almost want to play Monopoly... almost.

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    #12  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @MikeGosot said:

    As an aspiring Board Game designer, i ahev to say this looks really good! About the cards, how did you make sure they were balanced? DId you just changed the theme and kept the same prices in the same spots? You only made one of those? How much did it cost to make it? Thanks for the answers, dude.

    I kept the effects of the cards the same. I didn't want to mess with any fundamentals, just have a visual overhaul. Yes I made only one. Its for my friend so I wanted it to be a one of a kind. I still have all the templates just in case. I can tell you it probably cost around $40-$50. I little expensive but in my opinion worth every penny.

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    #13  Edited By ShadowConqueror

    Sweet.

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    #14  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @Video_Game_King said:

    @JeanLuc said:

    @SexyToad said:

    That is awesome. How did you go about making it?

    The board is designed in Photoshop along with a bit of Illustrator.

    Then you can upload a scan of the board?

    I don't want to upload a full sized version because I rather people not steal it, but I can upload a smaller version.

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    #15  Edited By Mastercheesey

    Shit thats cool

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    #16  Edited By Video_Game_King

    @JeanLuc:

    Does that mean you're gonna go retail with this? Or at least try to pawn it off on Bethesda/Parker Brothers?

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    #17  Edited By MikeGosot
    @JeanLuc said:

    @MikeGosot said:

    As an aspiring Board Game designer, i ahev to say this looks really good! About the cards, how did you make sure they were balanced? DId you just changed the theme and kept the same prices in the same spots? You only made one of those? How much did it cost to make it? Thanks for the answers, dude.

    I kept the effects of the cards the same. I didn't want to mess with any fundamentals, just have a visual overhaul. Yes I made only one. Its for my friend so I wanted it to be a one of a kind. I still have all the templates just in case. I can tell you it probably cost around $40-$50. I little expensive but in my opinion worth every penny.

    Yeah, making board games by yourself can be very expensive, especially in my country. But it's pretty nice of you to make one for your friend. About the images, how did you get them? Are they screenshots you took? The hardest part for me is always the art, i suck at Photshop and at drawing, and that's one of the reasons i didn't submit anything to GameCrafter yet.
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    #18  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @Video_Game_King: Nah I just made it special for my friend and giving it to others I feel would ruin the value of that. I also would not like to get Bethesda involved in this. Their legal team scares me.

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    #19  Edited By StarvingGamer

    Amazing work. I wish you were my friend.

    Will you become one of Key's 30,000 friends?

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    #20  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @MikeGosot said:

    Yeah, making board games by yourself can be very expensive, especially in my country. But it's pretty nice of you to make one for your friend. About the images, how did you get them? Are they screenshots you took? The hardest part for me is always the art, i suck at Photshop and at drawing, and that's one of the reasons i didn't submit anything to GameCrafter yet.

    The images are about 50/50. Half were found using google search, and the other are screenshots I took myself. The art in the middle is a really large Skyrim Concept Art. Its such a cool image I had to use it.

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    #21  Edited By MikeGosot
    @JeanLuc said:

    @MikeGosot said:

    Yeah, making board games by yourself can be very expensive, especially in my country. But it's pretty nice of you to make one for your friend. About the images, how did you get them? Are they screenshots you took? The hardest part for me is always the art, i suck at Photshop and at drawing, and that's one of the reasons i didn't submit anything to GameCrafter yet.

    The images are about 50/50. Half were found using google search, and the other are screenshots I took myself. The art in the middle is a really large Skyrim Concept Art. Its such a cool image I had to use it.

    Once again, thank you for the answers, dude.
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    #22  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @MikeGosot: Glad to help. Thanks for checking it out.

    @StarvingGamer said:

    Amazing work. I wish you were my friend. Will you become one of Key's 30,000 friends?

    Sure, I always love new friends.

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    #23  Edited By SexyToad

    You have to make a tutorial on this. I understand that you don't want people using your skyrim stuff but I mean in general how to do it. Because I would be interested in making a video game one.

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    #24  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @SexyToad said:

    You have to make a tutorial on this. I understand that you don't want people using your skyrim stuff but I mean in general how to do it. Because I would be interested in making a video game one.

    That I would be down to do. I've always been a big fan of tutorials and showing people how stuff is made. Can't make any promises on when however as College is starting back up so I'm a bit busy.

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    #25  Edited By laserbolts

    Wow that is impressive. Nice job.

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    #26  Edited By Gantrathor

    By the Nine Divines, that's amazing!

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    #28  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @GenocidalKitten: Hahahaha I did very briefly think about such an idea. Sadly such a thing is expensive and out of my reach.

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    #29  Edited By Yummylee

    @ZombiePie said:

    This is amazing. Flat out amazing work!

    I sees what you dids there.

    And I agree!

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    #30  Edited By Phatmac

    There better be an arrow to the knee reference somewhere in that board... :)

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    If I could offer one tiny tiny bit of feedback ...

    There's one thing missing from your Skyrim board.

    Replace "Just Visiting" on the Jail tile with something about Lockpicks or Breaking Out ... Or are Lockpicks your "Get out of Jail Free" card?

    And I second the above call for an "Arrow to the Knee" reference ... in a Luck card, maybe?

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    #32  Edited By MariachiMacabre
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    By the Nine Divines, that's amazing!

    Eight Divines you goddamn Stormcloak.
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    #33  Edited By buft

    I hope you had permissions from Bethesda and Hasbro before you embarked on this :p

    Just kidding of course, looks awesome

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    #34  Edited By Genkkaku

    That is cool as!

    Also on an unrelated note I have a birthday coming up and you and me are now friends

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    #35  Edited By MistaSparkle

    Dopest thing I've seen all day, this is incredible. Really awesome job there, duder!

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    #36  Edited By Svenzon

    Mighty impressive! I've sworn never to play Monopoly again, but this might just make me break that oath.

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    #37  Edited By penguindust

    That's fantastic. Bethesda should steal your idea. Not that there is anything you can do about it. Still, bravo for creativity and workmanship!

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    #38  Edited By Olqavtoras

    Amazing work!

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    #39  Edited By RazzaTazz

    Very cool

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    #40  Edited By Baal_Sagoth

    That is fucking impressive! Very nice job - I can't imagine how much work went into this project.

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    #41  Edited By HellBrendy

    It's all fun and games until someone goes all "fus ro dah" and money is everywhere in the room.

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    #42  Edited By Hizang

    Monopoly still sucks though.

    But hey, sweet board!

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    #43  Edited By jeanluc  Staff

    @celegorm_menegroth said:

    If I could offer one tiny tiny bit of feedback ...

    There's one thing missing from your Skyrim board.

    Replace "Just Visiting" on the Jail tile with something about Lockpicks or Breaking Out ... Or are Lockpicks your "Get out of Jail Free" card?

    And I second the above call for an "Arrow to the Knee" reference ... in a Luck card, maybe?

    Lockpicks are in fact my "Get out of Jail Free" card so already got that covered.

    And no I don't have an Arrow the the Knee joke. Maybe I'll make one later.

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    #44  Edited By EpicSteve

    You should email this to Bethesda. I'm sure they'll get a kick out of it.

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    #45  Edited By ShaggE

    If I might suggest a rule: Players must yell "FUS ROLL DAH" when rolling dice, under penalty of derision and/or loss of turn.

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