I’ve finished my World of Warcraft Monopoly Money Set in record time! I thought it would take a lot longer but once I got going it was full steam ahead! I’ve hit “the zone” many times whilst writing but never had the same experience whilst working on a graphic design project.
Like the other areas of my Warcraft Monopoly theme I wanted the money to look slightly different from the original Monopoly, yet still maintain the character of looking like…well, money.
I borrowed a few ideas from UK bank notes, the curly font at the top and tag line under it. I took some time with the Warcraft crests to get them looking the right size and in the right place. My Warcraft Monopoly differs in one aspect from original Monopoly money in that they are all the same colour. I got around this by making sure the crests were bright and vibrant and the amount clearly displayed in the centre.
I used a range of textures and filters etc to get the look I wanted, on olde worlde look, not like our own at all, something that wouldn’t look terribly out-of-place in the actual game itself. As you’ll see from the larger image below I also included well-known phrases spoken by the in-game characters from each race, I thought it added a little extra to make the money stand out and look different from one another.
To say I’m happy with what I’ve achieved is an understatement! Considering I only started the Zombie Monopoly board on a whim: “I wonder if…” kind of thing, and now I’ve done so much with the World of Warcraft one, I’m surprised by it all. I don’t know what to do next really, apart from box design or player counters, hotels and houses perhaps…we shall see.
In the meantime please do check out the image below, give it a click and see it full size. Below you will see the complete set of World of Warcraft Money. Click the image to view the hi-res version – this one isn’t such a big file just over 2MB, with an image size of 1371 x 1420 pixels.
EDIT: After an interesting comment from Rebelord, who confirmed my doubts over the use of the same colour for each note, I have changed the hue and saturation of the Warcraft Monopoly money sets to give a clearer visual over each denomination. I’ve tried to remain true to the UK version of the original Monopoly money but some of the colours are very similar. I’ve kept the 500’s the same colour though. I’m not sure which one I prefer so let me know your thoughts. Click the image below to view the larger size.