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Fallout 3 Monopoly Set by swanboy Fallout 3 Monopoly Set by swanboy
Fallout 3-themed Monopoly set. The custom-built game board is set under glass and housed in a 21"x21" lidded pine box (lid not shown, bears the Vault Tec logo and attaches via brass clasps on the sides). The box is built to be as low-profile and lightweight as possible, tipping the scale at (I estimate) about 15lbs.
The drawer on this one was constructed a bit hastily, and as such it doesn't pull completely out. Future versions will have at least twice as much storage space for cards, caps and pieces.
Property cards are printed on cardstock, though I am looking for something more durable to print them on. Also I plan on weathering them to be more cohesive with the set. I've yet to make the Chance and Community Chest cards, though I plan for them to keep the spirit and humor of the originals while being very Fallout-specific and featuring drawings of the Vault Boy rather than Uncle Moneybags.
Paper currency will done away with. In its place will be color-coded Nuka Cola caps bearing a number on the logo.
In lieu of houses and hotels I have different caliber brass bullet casings. I'm still up in the air about what to use for game pieces, perhaps each set will have a random assortment of found objects. In the future I would like to cast Fallout related tokens, but currently that is unreasonable.

The image I created for the board is here.

UPDATE 4/8/11:

Thanks everyone for all of the great responses and feedback. It blew my mind when a friend mentioned this made front page on reddit gaming a few days ago, I had no idea people were spreading the word about this as much as they are.
In response to the multitude of people asking, yes, I would love to reproduce and sell these to everyone who wants one. However, there are surely legality issues due to the use of images and named owned by Bethesda and Parker Brothers (they make Monopoly, right?). I'm contemplating inquiring about some sort of licensing agreement with them but I don't have high hopes for it because I doubt they want some fucker slapping their copyrights on shit he makes in his garage like it's official merchandise. I do at least plan to make a nice one and send it their way, as I saw a guy who made a totally rad laser rifle did with his prop. If they get a kick out of it it's the least I can do for having made such a bitching game. Anyway, here's hoping that I can someday find a way to spread these around with all the other fans.

-dustin
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:icondunethezangoose:
DuneTheZangoose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally fricken sweet XD
I would totally buy one :)
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:icongabiballetje:
gabiballetje Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
And now my games collection sux, because this is not in it.
Monopoly variants usually suck, the game mechanics suck, but this rocks.
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:iconmalbeefance:
Malbeefance Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
This is awesome. I'd buy one. I suggest iconic npc's for playing pieces: Super-mutant, Albino Scorpion, Brotherhood and Enclave soilders, etc. But why isn't Maresti one of the properties?
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Amalgam-Images Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
market this, I will buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a dummy! 
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:iconrichfiles:
richfiles Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Shut up and take my caps!!!
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:iconthelessimportantguy:
TheLessImportantGuy Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice! Check this [link]
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:iconswanboy:
swanboy Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Take your fucking spam somewhere else.
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:icondieman:
Dieman Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about the SPECIAL pip-boys for the different game pieces?
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:iconmoozilbee:
Moozilbee Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconausyandy:
ausyandy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Wow. Speechless. Awesome work!
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:iconillusivewolfe:
IllusiveWolfe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I want to play this...
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:icondemon1993:
demon1993 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D OMG I WANNA PLAY :D

Let me get my bottle caps :)
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:iconsirmonsoon:
SirMonsoon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This may be the coolest thing I have ever seen EVER!
Please for the love of fallout fans everywhere manage to get distribution rights.
YOU CAN DO IT!
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:iconzurek0:
Zurek0 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Shut up, and take my money! :D
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:iconiamalocustdrone935:
Iamalocustdrone935 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I would so buy this!
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:iconthecouriersmistress:
TheCouriersMistress Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
PleasepleasePLEASE tell me you're selling these?? Or at least sell one to me, name your price. I NEED IT! lol
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:icondeggoba:
deggoba Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
love it i want one, you should hit up kickstarter and im sure you can get funding in no time to make tons of these
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:iconlukc:
Lukc Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nifty indeed!
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:iconwesley5714:
Wesley5714 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
This is awesome though. :)
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:iconwesley5714:
Wesley5714 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
If only I had the templet for the board and cards I could make that. :(
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:iconivc392:
Ivc392 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I would love to see the "Chance" and "Community Chest" Cards...
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:iconthefaintofheart:
thefaintofheart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I want one
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:iconthe-broken-0ne:
the-broken-0ne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
me want to buy it.
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:iconkhalreblic23:
KhalReblic23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I realize this is an old post, but I found it randomly.

Keep pursuing this! Monopoly makes all sorts of custom boards and why wouldn't Bethesda want in on the cash too. I for sure would buy one or two myself!
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xshadowxforcex Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
That's awsome.
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:iconaryastar77:
Aryastar77 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Very nice. I like the added touch of the bullet casings. Im very tempted to make my own Fallout Monopoly game now.
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:iconpsajho:
Psajho Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome idea! This is great! If I would play monopoly I would definetly want to have one myself!
Keep up the good work!
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:iconthorongil83:
Thorongil83 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god... awesome work :). I would pay for that, but im living in the end of the world :/
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Jaygurl1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Since you can't reproduce it for profit(goddammit i'm pissed) would you be willing to do a tutorial? I know that's a lot of work for you, but I saw this on here a while ago and have been stalking with the hope that you would start selling them. My boyfriend is such a huge Fallout fan I was hoping to get him this for his Bday...

Just a shot in the dark! Thank you :)
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PinkAxolotl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love the idea with the pine box and the bullet casings! This is so Fallout ^^
I really like your version! You do a great job!

Are you playing with tabletop figures?
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:iconselina-asolat:
selina-asolat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
OMG, you made my day. This is awesome. I WANT.
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:iconmusicallyoverdosed:
MusicallyOverdosed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
I jizzed as soon as I saw this! I would buy this thing in a heartbeat. Hopefully you're granted the rights to start mass producing this and start selling them. It would be amazing! Good luck.
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:iconmechatron04:
MechaTron04 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the spark of Primus, this is awesome!
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:iconengelmiteinemmesser:
EngelmiteinemMesser Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this. It reminds me of someone I know who was attempting a Fallout roleplay, similar to Dungeons and Dragons. (It fell apart due to school schedules and lack of enthusiasm/participation, but it was fun while it lasted.)
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:iconhavr:
havr Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
DO WANT
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:iconflashcards:
FlashCards Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
This is amazing! You are very talented! I hope you do work everything out and plan to sell some in the future. I know I would love one!
You should try a New Vegas themed one next!
Keep up the good work!
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:iconswanboy:
swanboy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcolinahscopy:
Colinahscopy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Saw this on Escapist. This is a really awesome idea and I hope to purchase one in the near future.
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:iconzippo360:
zippo360 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
holy crap I want one!
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:iconasaziel:
asaziel Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is genius.
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:iconnintendo103:
Nintendo103 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Please sell it to me name your price i have money to burn
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:iconthekilometer:
thekilometer Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
i want, badly
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:iconedge-reaver:
Edge-Reaver Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I would kill to get one of these!
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sErgEantaEgis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
This. Is. Awesome. Not quite as I would have made it (I would have made it about the Fallout series in general, not just Fallout 3) but this is pretty awesome. In lieu of the ''weapon repair'' I would say you get looted by Raiders instead, tough that might be more fitting for a chance card instead... (And the metros should be Caravan companies in my opinion). But overall, this is awesome, just...awesome. E-mail Hasbro or Monopoly for Vault-Boy sake!
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:iconaratoamin:
Aratoamin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Saw this on Escapist and fell in love, your a legend! would pay good money for it if you ever go big time with hasbro :D
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:iconswanboy:
swanboy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Legend? :blush: Hardly, but thanks for making my day. I'd love to take your money you know how it is....my fault for making cool shit that's protected by copyright laws, I guess.
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nezumiirokitsune Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Awesome! Absolute unadulterated concentrated excellency! I love the authenticity and accuracy in this set; the subtle changes to traditional monopoly staples like the free parking are seamless and the overall effect classy. I would definitely pay a premium for a set of this quality =)

Thank you for uploading this ^_^

I found your work through "The Escapist" magazine by the way, thought you ought to know.
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:iconswanboy:
swanboy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm getting a lot of traffic from places I haven't heard of before... Thanks for the kind words.
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:iconfergusmac:
fergusmac Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
DO WANT!
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:iconbrowncoat619:
browncoat619 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Make it so!
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