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jasonlevine

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« on: 04-19-2002 11:58 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2002 11:58 »

Ok, I'm a big Farscape fan and all, but I would never have thought of making a Farscape Monopoly game like this guy has:  http://www.geocities.com/tokyo/harbor/3904/farscape/

I do think it's a good idea though.  Perhaps we should put together a Futurama Monopoly?  (Then again, I stink at monopoly.  I lose everytime.)

For the "Railroads" we could use the car Amy bought (blanking on the name), the Planet Express Ship, Branigan's ship, and the NNYC tubes.  For Broadway and Park Place it would have to be Fry, Leela, and/or Bender.  Choosing amoung them would be pretty tough, but as Fry and Leela are a natural couple, I'd vote for them.  (Sorry Bender fans.)

Of course the various Futurama characters would be scattered about the board (in some semblance of order).  (For example, Hermes, Zoidberg and Amy all on one section.  Zapp and Kif on another.  Lrr, that Poppler, and Free Waterfall Jr. on a third section.)

What do you think?


EDIT:  Just found out that there's a "Make-Your-Own-Opoly" kit you can buy (for example, from http://www.etailgifts.com/makeyourown.asp  ).  So if we do come up with a Futur-Opoly, you might be able to turn it into a playable board game.   :D
Nixorbo

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« Reply #1 on: 04-19-2002 12:05 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2002 12:05 »

That could be a good idea - Madison Cube Garden and Elzar's Restaurant as Boardwalk and Park Place?
jasonlevine

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« Reply #2 on: 04-19-2002 12:53 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2002 12:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
That could be a good idea - Madison Cube Garden and Elzar's Restaurant as Boardwalk and Park Place?

Actually, now that you've brought that up, I do like the idea of using Futurama places more than the characters.  Let's see, there are 22 normal properties, 2 utilities, 4 "railroads", Go To Jail, Jail, Go, and Free Parking, Community Chest, Chance (and all of the cards that go along with them).  (No all that wasn't from memory.   ;)  Perhaps you could buy a set or two of the die cast figures and use those as playing pieces.

For properties we have:

Elzar's Restaurant
Madison Cube Garden
Lunar Amusement Park
Planet Express (perhaps as a Boardwalk/Park Place?)
Omicron Persei 8 / Pit of Popplers (perhaps both)

Railroads:
The Beta-Romeo
Planet Express Ship
NNYC Tubes
Brannigan's ship

Electric Co and Water Co:  Mom's Friendly Robot Co and Slurm

Jail:  Robot Hell ("Go to Robot Hell.  Go Directly to Robot Hell.  Do not pass Go.  Do not collect $200." )

Go To Jail:  The Robot-Devil pointing to the Jail... I mean Robot Hell spot.

Chance:  What-If Machine

Free Parking:  That truck stop where Fry got the worms.

Still plenty to go.    :)

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #3 on: 04-19-2002 13:41 »

Another property could be the DOOP HQ.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #4 on: 04-19-2002 14:25 »

Hmm, more properties:
Fishy Joe's
Temple of Robology
Original Cosmic Ray's Courthouse
South Street Spaceport
The Cryonics Lab
Academy of Inventers
Mars University...
I can't think of any more.
Chump

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« Reply #5 on: 04-19-2002 14:29 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2002 14:29 »

That sounds so cool I might just give it a go...

I'm a huge monoploy fan... most wont play me because i don't ever quit... as long as i have a dollar, i keep on playing.

My current version is NHL Monopoly.
PS: GO LEAFS GO!
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 04-19-2002 17:24 »

Some more sugesstions for properties:

Robotic Arms Dept.
The Apollo Theater.
Wong Ranch.
Alien Overlord & Taylor
Little Bitaly
The Head Museum
NNY Dumbbell Club
Malfunctioning Eddie's Rocket-Car Emporium
Past-o-rama
The Hip Joint
Cookievile Minimum Security Orphanarium
The Central Bureaucracy
Chump

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« Reply #7 on: 04-19-2002 18:39 »

I've actually begun work on the board. I think the idea is awesome. Please keep these suggestions coming, as it makes everything easier.
I'll probably do combinations of Scan-art and framegrabs to make up the spaces (probably mostly framegrabs, as that is easier...)

Whats next? AL1 Scrabble? Hey...
Chump

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« Reply #8 on: 04-19-2002 19:42 »

I think Free Parking should be:
Honest Bender's "Free" Parking
Torquemada

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« Reply #9 on: 04-19-2002 20:10 »

As mentioned in the chat room, Deliveries for Community Chest.

Eg: after successfully delivering a batch of lug-nuts to the robot planet you are awarded a bonus of $100.

Or: Amy loses the keys to the Planet Express ship, miss a turn.
Chump

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« Reply #10 on: 04-19-2002 20:26 »

Here is the first version that I made... it is very new, and the only real purpose was to map out what would go where... comments?

Please note there will be pictures, better writing, etc. It is just to clear names right now.

Due to the size of the file (dimentions wise at least) here is a link: http://server29.hypermart.net/kmac/board-version1.gif
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #11 on: 04-19-2002 20:46 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2002 20:46 »

Most excellent! (Be sure to do a thourough spell-check before making a final version!!)

Could we get Nixon and other Heads in Jars in there somewhere? 

EDIT: Nevermind, there's the Museum.

How about gamepieces? Naturally, The PE Ship. Others: Zapp Blaster, Lunar Lander, The Nimbus, a Buggalo.
Chump

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« Reply #12 on: 04-20-2002 07:18 »

For game pieces, I might just go with striaght characters.
Fry, Leela, Bender, Amy, Hermes, Zoidberg, the ship and the professor.
McGrady

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« Reply #13 on: 04-20-2002 08:53 »

That is actually a lot better than I was expecting... a fair amount of thought went into the locations.
transgender nerd under canada

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« Reply #14 on: 04-20-2002 09:06 »

can some code-genius actually turn this into a game for us to download? Please?
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« Reply #15 on: 04-20-2002 09:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
That sounds so cool I might just give it a go...

I'm a huge monoploy fan... most wont play me because i don't ever quit... as long as i have a dollar, i keep on playing.

My current version is NHL Monopoly.
PS: GO LEAFS GO!

*whispers* - Go! Lightning Go!
Mitsui

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« Reply #16 on: 04-20-2002 10:23 »

What a cool idea!
I like how its coming on Chump, but maybe re-think the font  ;).
Shadowstar

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« Reply #17 on: 04-20-2002 10:38 »

Heh heh heh, the "Chance" cards can be labelled "Tax Deductions."
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« Reply #18 on: 04-20-2002 10:53 »

That looks really cool, a lot of thought clearly went into it  :)
Chump

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« Reply #19 on: 04-20-2002 11:04 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2002 11:04 »

Thanks for kind words.
I am changing the font, in fact, as soon as I'm done my current step, I'll show you how it looks now. I'll edit this post later...

Edit: Here is whats now done... there will be a framegrab on each property, and scan art for the other stuff. (eg. the devil in the corner) http://server29.hypermart.net/kmac/board-version2.gif

Please note, the file is MASSIVE.
I hope to make it downloadable and put it FSAC when its completed...
I'll also try to make a smaller file... :P
SQFreak

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« Reply #20 on: 04-20-2002 11:39 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2002 11:39 »

      Corrections:
      • It's suicide, not suiside.

      • Make sure the text is consistently facing a direction on each side. Example: On the top, Deliveries, Stock Value Plunges!, New New York Tube Line should be facing the same way as Past-O-Rama, Little Neptune, Cookieville Minimum-Security Orphanarium.
      • It's pittance, not pittence.
      • It's Famous Original Ray's Superior Court.
      • It's Academy of Inventors.
      • I don't think there's an ' after Luna in Luna Park.

      Suggestions:
      • Maybe capitalize What If Machine like that?
      • Would it be possible to have it say Futuropoly in the Futurama font and shape? (Probably not, but just saying...)

      You don't have to do any of it, overall, the board is very good, and I'll download it and print it when it's finished.
      (It only took me 30 seconds to download!)
Chump

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« Reply #21 on: 04-20-2002 11:48 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2002 11:48 »

Thanks for the spelling tips, as for a mojority of the other sutff, I'm well aware that it is like that, I haven't go to it yet (see version 1) it is still the same, I'm just mapping it out.

Those spaces, like the chances, etc. will come after the property spots. I'm making the little pictures now and it takes me some time to do so, I have to scale, adjust, etc.

I am going to try, one way or another to make Futuropoly in the same font. If its not possible, I will rename it Futurama monopoly and use the existing title plus monopoly in another font.

Also, I hereby copyright the idea of an AL1 scrabble.
Version 3 (jpg so its smaller, but poorer quality, just for your viewing convenience): http://server29.hypermart.net/kmac/board_version3.jpg
Kryten

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« Reply #22 on: 04-20-2002 22:43 »

This looks really cool.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #23 on: 04-21-2002 01:24 »

It's starting to look fantastic.

Suggestions:

1) I'd switch to the "Ambient" Futurama font on the board spots, white-on-color instead of black-on-color.

2) The gamepieces--if Monopoly-accurate--are going to be really, really tiny. For that reason, I'd go with objects, like the ones I listed above, rather than the characters, who might come out looking like melted crap ("Is that supposed to be Hermes? Or Sideshow Bob?"). Other potential objects: Beta Romeo, the Titanic, Leela's boot. Or maybe aliens or robot characters...

3) I'd like to see characters on the board itself--either one or two in front of each property (Nixon at the Head Museum, Amy at the Hip Joint, the President of DOOP at DOOP HQ, Hyperchicken and Judge Whitey at Famous Original Ray's, Hermes or Morgan Proctor at Central Bureaucracy, Human Bender and his 'dates' at Dinkin' Donuts, Guenther, the robots nerds, and/or the Dean at Mars U., etc., etc.) or a big, fat group pic lining the central panel--I mean, big-ass, everyone's there, even Cubert...

Keep going!
Teral

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« Reply #24 on: 04-21-2002 01:24 »

Wow, that really good work, Chump. I looking forward to the finished version.
Chump

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« Reply #25 on: 04-21-2002 10:54 »

The only problem with a picture of people in front of each place is that it will take a hell of a lot of time, but still do-able... I might do that after the rest of the stuff is done.

For characters to be in front of each property, i would have to do 22 additional scans. Besides the ones I've already done and the ones I've yet to do. I did one of mom for the Mom's friendly robot company, and another one of slurms mackenzie for the SLurm Corp. (utilities) another one of the what if machine that I plan to duplicate for each What If? space. I am having problems getting Flash to accept the futurama font, but I'll try some more. Also, I have yet to do the railroads, (probably will be framegrabs to get the full effect, it wouldn't be the same as scans because they are places, not people.)

Here comes the part where I get suggestions:
1. What should I do for Honest Bender's Free Parking?
2. What should I do for Go? (I was thinking about making a a transport tube there, linking one end to the other)
3. Should I colour the white spots? Is so, to what colour? An off-white? or should I keep it white?
McGrady

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« Reply #26 on: 04-21-2002 13:01 »

Well you have 5-7 months before (hopefully) the next "season" of Futurama comes on... you have all sorts of time.

Maybe you should use malfunctioning eddy for the free parking?  After all, He is malfunctioning so badly he is practically giving away free parking.  That and cars.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #27 on: 04-21-2002 13:51 »
« Last Edit on: 04-21-2002 13:51 »

1) I say don't put the characters on - I don't think it'll look as professional that way

2) I'd say try to keep the screenshots to be the outside of the building - i.e. The Central Bureaucracy, Temple of Robotology.  Also, I'm fairly certain we see an actual Fishy Joe's building at some point in PWP

Other than that, just some spelling errors
Chump

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« Reply #28 on: 04-21-2002 14:31 »

Thank you Nix. Thats the plan, to have pictures of the places. I have 5 spaces left to finish. The railroads, and the free parking.

Malfuntioning eddie will NOT be in the free parking, due to the fact that his business will be one of the railroads. (I'm trying to use places that involve means of transportation)
The railroads are:
Malfuntioning Eddie's Rocket Car Emporium
South Street Space Port
New New York Tube Line
Historic Square Root 66 Truck Stop

Also, I am doing the centre with a nice big FUTURAMA and a smaller Monopoly (in AL1 or 2)
But I have someone helping me with that.

What I'd like now is suggestions for cards. I am going to get the exact number later.
Kryten

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« Reply #29 on: 04-21-2002 21:45 »
« Last Edit on: 04-21-2002 21:45 »

I think the cards SHOULD have the characters (and maybe Rich Uncle Moneybags' head in a jar).

Some suggestions:

Get food poisoning at Elzar's! Collect 15$
Win fiddle contest, get out of Robot Hell Free
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #30 on: 04-22-2002 00:23 »

Okay, but a grand cast pic in the central panel would still be nicey-nice.

Other potential gamepieces: Go-Kart Bender, Honking Were-car Bender, Project Satan. These are both characters AND objects, and keep in line with the "travel" theme of Monopoly gamepieces...

I hope someone looking at this is thinking ahead for a "PC version"--with randomizers for dice and cards, a "video" main panel, and "pop-up" places, cards, audio bits, and phoney ads like "One-Hour Martianizing" and "Mass Hypnosis Hour." Gaudy? Non-traditional? Damn straight. I haven't seen any PC versions of board games for the US, but I have seen a Japanese PC game styled after a traditional board game, and it rocks! (The gamepieces are animated and the board extends well beyond the screen, so there's lots of "wacky" motion. For a Monopoly take, though, perhaps a screen-sized board with pop-up-close-ups is the way to go...   
jasonlevine

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« Reply #31 on: 04-22-2002 07:53 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2002 07:53 »

Wow this is really taking off.  Looks great, Chump.

I wonder if this could be made into a PC-playable game using Flash.  I'm a bit rusty on Flash programming (and have been quite busy debugging one of my programs), but I'd be glad to help in any way I could.

BTW, I believe the Farscape-Monopoly site I originally posted the link to has a list of all the Monopoly Chance/Community Chest cards.  We could use that to base the Futurama cards off of.  (I like the "Win a fiddle contest, get out of Robot Hell free" idea Kryten.)

How about a shot of the Planet Express Ship with Deliveries written across it for the deliveries spaces.  And a shot of the What If Machine for the What If spots.  (This shot perhaps:  http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/imageview.cgi?/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/2ACV16/Grabs/pic00219.jpg  )

Maybe use this as a screenshot for "Go/Collect weekly pittance"?  http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/imageview.cgi?/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/3ACV22/Grabs/pic00201.jpg
Chump

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« Reply #32 on: 04-22-2002 17:19 »

Oh right... keeping people posted...  :p
I went thru each card in both catagories (Chance/ CC) and wrote down what they ended up doing... then I'm filling it out from there. There will be 16 of each catagory, just like threal game. It is a little slow because... well here I'll show you some examples. Some have interesting pictures, some or pretty cruddy, but thats what makes you appreciate the nice ones.  :D
I like the money one best so far.
CARDS:





Unfortuneately, my hosting server maxed out when I tried to upload the newest version, so I'm going to have to zip it or something and link to it as a file. Also, I will remove the 1st two version links due to the fact they are bandwidth gobblers.

Kryten's suggestions for cards were awesome. Stuff like that helps.

Until I post the latest version of the board, I'll fill you in:
Go now has a scan (original!) of fry flying through a tube line bend (its a composite of a couple of grabs). The railroads have framegrabs (some are really nice, Thanks Paul) the What If Machine is a full scan I made. The Deliveries is a doctored wallpaper of the plan-ex ship in space...

That pretty well covers it. I'll see what I can do about the board. I think it might work if I use another place to upload to...
Chump

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« Reply #33 on: 04-22-2002 17:51 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2002 17:51 »

I hope this works... the near final copy of the Futurama board. When everything is complete, I will carefully divide the board and all the other stuff and make printable versions for home enjoyment. http://www.scanartcentral.net/kevin/board_version4.jpg

I made this a Jpg file so it won't kill you poor pathetic non-highspeed or cable users.
(Not as good quality)
Kryten

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« Reply #34 on: 04-22-2002 18:00 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2002 18:00 »

Wow... cool.
mtvcdm

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« Reply #35 on: 04-22-2002 18:55 »

For houses, use delivery packages. For hotels, use crates.
Chump

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« Reply #36 on: 04-22-2002 19:13 »

I was thinking about that... I guess I could... but... I unno... are there any other ideas on the house/hotel thing?
SQFreak

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« Reply #37 on: 04-22-2002 20:48 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2002 20:48 »

My last spelling suggestion:
Famous Original Ray's Superior Court
You can even see that in the framegrab.

[edit]
They've got Futurama fonts (i.e. title fonts) that MS Wordart could shape into the typical Futurama title shape over at TLZ.
[/edit]
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #38 on: 04-23-2002 01:14 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
My last spelling suggestion:
Famous Original Ray's Superior Court
You can even see that in the framegrab.

[edit]
They've got Futurama fonts (i.e. title fonts) that MS Wordart could shape into the typical Futurama title shape over at TLZ.
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Don't need WordArt to do that, as I'm already on the case for Chump   :p
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #39 on: 04-23-2002 04:05 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2002 04:05 »

Lookin' awesome.

More card events, if I'm not too late; insert punishment/penalty/cash value/whatever:

--Elzar Blinds You With Spice-Weasel (...Lose Turn)
--Diamond-Studded Asteroid Hits Ship! (Collect $----)
--You Become Addicted To Slurm/Jacking On
--Impacted Bowel! Call Robo-Rooter
--Mom's Sons' Ridiculously-Elaborate Scheme Steals All Your Money
--URL Gets 23rd Century On Your Ass
--Nightmarish Sonic Diarrhea
--Nibbler Eats You Out Of House & Home
--Dr. Zoidberg Eats You Out Of House & Home
--Bender Robs You And Leaves You In Ditch
--Bender Caught Shoplifting: Pay Bail

Another Spelling Correction: "Deliveries," not "Delivery's."
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