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    BONK!: Play the game only using sawed off shot gun and a baseball bat. You must wear some sort of cap at all times. X2
    Thats worth alot more than x2. To me it looks about as hard as gentlemen.

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    Mwaaa Mawaa Mwaa: As soon as you kill a raider blastmaster, you must play through the rest of the game using only melee weapons, a flamer and shotguns. You may additionally never speak to anyone once you don the head gear from a blastmaster, but may remove it, to the shock and awe of the population x6
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    Well, turns out I loaned my copy of Fallout 3 to a friend, and likely won't be getting it back for at least two to three more weeks.

    Great.

    Also, I'll be pre-emptively dropping the Battle Trophies challenge. My reasoning? Well, I don't really feel like relying on a baseball bat until I can get my hands on an actual gun. Anything, even a conventional, non-unique Chinese Pistol(one of the worst guns in the game) would be better with the character build I'm planning.

    So, I'm dropping Battle Trophies and intend to roll with everything else.

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    I don't have Fallout 3, but this looks like it rocks SO HARD. I endeavour to both get Fallout 3 and to nick the idea for other games.
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    Anyone know what the default directory for screenshots is? I took a few of my challenge character shortly before she was shot to death by raiders* but I can't find them.

    *After taking out a flamethrower guy using a switchblade, she died from some random dudes in a house somewhere. Sigh.
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    I'm sitting here in front of a large collection of scrap metal and mechanical parts. The yellow paint on the sign next to me displays it's name as Megaton.
    It's the early morning of the forth day of my venture out into the Vault.
    I... I don't want to go in, but I'm low on ammunition, and I don
    t think I'll be able to last much longer, or scav very effectivly, not with all the gear from the Vault still weighing me down. I need to find some place to store it. Or liquidate it.

    After leaving Fort Independance, I ventured some more south, running across what must have been a pre-War facility for the Nuka-Cola corporation, juding from the contents of the building, the labels on all those Protectrons and the large statue of a Nuka-Cola bottle.
    I ducked inside, maybe hoping to find a habitable base of operations.
    The Protectrons proved me wrong, and they were a decent fight, but nothing, grit, determination and steady aim couldn't help with.
    It was the Nuka-Lurks that made me turn back. I found one, and some him take down a protectron, before he noted me and attacked, I frantically squeezed the trigger of my rifle, ducking around the corner. I somehow, luckily caught him in the face. The door behind him registered a bunch of pings on the Pip-Boy radar. Thinking they were nothing but Protectrons, I ventured foward.
    No. NukaLurks, three of them, and all looking at me like I was a particularly tasty morsel.

    I beat a retreat, all the waypast Fort indepndance, up through what my Pip-Boy told me was the ruins of some place called Fairfax.
    It was there when I had to deal with some Raiders again. We exchanged bullets and they attempted to trade taunts (Not that I would stoop that low).At the end of it all, they were still dead, and I still alive. I took their ammunition, and guns from the ones that had some worthwhile ones.

    Then I traded some scrap metal for 5.56 ammunition with the Outcasts <Author's Note: Since Protector Cassidin was alone, I quicksaved and tested whether him or the slightly wounded Nevada would win in a fight. Nevada came out on top. Then I quickloaded.> I moved back vaultward, mostly out of lack of idea where to go.
    That's when I first saw this "Megaton". I skirted around the edge of the place, and stumbled across a sniper rifle and some ammunition hidden near a rock, sunlight reflecting off the metal caught my eye. <Author's Note: this is in fact the first time I've ever found that rock>
    Not trusting a supposedly inhabited area, due to everything I'd met (Short of the Outcasts) trying to kill me, I ventured past, towards the ruins of what Pip-Boy called "Springfield Elemntary School".
    I had to contend with more armed and armoured humans inside, and they depleted my ammo more than scrounging from their bodies restored it.
    Found a nice-quality assault rifle for my 5.56 rounds, though. After I felt reasonably sure that I cleared out the raider presence, I took a few last nibbles of food and had a quick lie-down.

    Now, sleep does an amazing job on the body, and I founded my nigh-useless arm and similarly-damaged leg healed up pretty much overnight.
    Must be all that meat I'm eating, although I am feeling a bit sick from it, presumably from the radiation.
    According to the Pip-Boy, I have "Minor Radiation Sickness" right now.

    Anyway, a quick sweep of the school uncovered a book of sheet music which I estimated to be pretty valuble in a post-War sceario, so I kepy it for the next time I met a musician. Unfortunatly, I was soon to discover that the school wasn't exactly hosptiable either, as giant Ants swarmed just beyond a door I had opened via one Raider's keyring.
    One escaped before I shut the portal and I quickly found myself with a nigh-empty assault rifle from the ensuing fight.
    This would not be a good foward base either, at least not until I could handle the ants. Scavanging parts from raider armour to provide more protection than the rags I'd been wearing, I made my way to the Potomic River, where I witnessed an Eyebot and a Bloatfly engaged in combat.
    Since I rather enjoyed the music coming through my radio, I lept to the eyebot's aid and plugged the bloatfly with one of my few remaining bullets.

    Clower to the banks, I noted a trio of contacts on my Pip-Boy, movin closer, they were exactly what I didn't want to find:
    Mirelurks, the less-irrdiated version of my ancient NukaLurk foes.

    I dropped some of the frag mines I had aacquired from my altercation with the Fairfax raiders and lead the overgrown lobsters into my trap, using the last of the .32 bullet I had to blow one apart.
    At this point I was desperate, and they were getting too close for me to use the hand grenade I had been saving up until this point until I relsied I had a flamethrower.

    I turned it on them and carefully regulated the blasts of fire to marke relativly short work of them.

    And my efforts were reqarded. I found not only their meat, but a jackpot of Mirelurk eggs!
    I tore through the clutches and lone eggs, scavanging what meat I could and hopefully circumventing future confrontations with these beasts.
    It was at this point that I relised my dilemna and began heading back twoards Megaton, frying a couple of giant ants along the way.
    I estimate that currently, I have two seconds of flame left in the tank.
    I reached visual distance on the town and rested seven hours until midnight.
    So, it is now Day Four, and I have nothing to do but hope that Megaton isn't crowded with raiders, and in fact, has people like the Outcasts within it's walls...
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    Anyone know what the default directory for screenshots is? I took a few of my challenge character shortly before she was shot to death by raiders* but I can't find them.

    *After taking out a flamethrower guy using a switchblade, she died from some random dudes in a house somewhere. Sigh.
    For me it's the main Fallout 3 folder. Something like C://ProgramFiles/BethesdaSoftworks/Fallout3.

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    I don't have Fallout 3, but this looks like it rocks SO HARD. I endeavour to both get Fallout 3 and to nick the idea for other games.
    DO EET.

    Also, Than, just remember you can't enter Megaton for...*does some quick calculations*17 more game days. At least.

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    DO EET.

    Also, Than, just remember you can't enter Megaton for...*does some quick calculations*17 more game days. At least.
    I keep reading wastelander different. It says weeks now. I coulda swore it said days.
    This makes me glad the programme wouldn't ALT-TAB back up after I wrote that diary entry.
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    It's always said weeks, as does 'Stumbling Around Aimlessly.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackouttwo View Post
    DO EET.
    Kay. If Vespe is approving, I'll put one of these up tomorrow. Though if you want a bit more time for this one so they don't jostle for attention, is cool.
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    Kay. If Vespe is approving, I'll put one of these up tomorrow. Though if you want a bit more time for this one so they don't jostle for attention, is cool.
    Hey, I've got no problems with it, and I think Vespe wouldn't either.

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    Okay, well, motivated by the most recent exchange, everone's favourite bane of Raiders Wastelander with a rifle, Nevada is updating again.

    Nevada, days 4-5
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    I approached the fortress, hands wearily gripping the grip and finger cradling the trigger of my Flamer, with only a few precious seconds of fuel left.
    I checked all my stores for a second before trudging on. I still had that Sniper Rifle with fourteen rounds, two ten millimeter bullets, and six 5.56 rounds for my Chinese Assault Rifle, (hereafter abbreviated to CAR), as well as a single, lonely frag grenade.
    Then I noticed something, a man in black armour with a tan cap, a rifle and a bodyguard standing outside the front gate.
    Outside.
    Surely this could only mean Megaton was not a good place to step foot into.

    He introduced himself as Crow, said he was a travelling merchant who specialised in armour.
    That was just too perfect, and I liquidated all the old Vault Security armour and even what suits of Raider armour I had scavanged from the school, as well as various odds and ends (And alot of cigarettes). Something possesed me to offer up the flamethrower which had saved my life and the little fuel I had left. Probably the urge to stop toting around dead weight.
    In return, he gave me two suits of old, Pre-War Combat Armour. The good stuff that light infantry wore, or just soldiers that weren't trained in that bulky abomination called Power Armour. For a few extra caps from me, he fixed up everything as well as he could, including my (Ammo-less) Hunting Rifle and CAR.

    When he handed me the combat armour, I set to cannabalising the more degraded suit to improve the better.
    The finished result was practically as good as new and encased my body. I felt secure and safe.

    Not nearly safe enough to assault the seeming fortress of Megaton.

    I went back to the school and noted a small ranch with a woman named Silver inside, ranting about someone named "Moriarty" thinking she owed him Caps.
    I managed to convice her that if she gave me the caps, I'd tell him she was gone, putting an "He sent me to kill you" edge into my voice.
    She bought it and forked over 400 caps.
    Four hundred.

    Then she sat down, all calm, and began smoking a cigarette.
    I... I don't know what came over me, Pip Diary, but I pulled the Sniper Rifle and plugged her skull with a .308 round before dropping a second into her chest.

    Then... I'm not proud of what I did next.
    Suffice to say that nobody else would scavanged anything of value from that house besides me.
    The good news was she had alot of .32 calibre bullets.

    I snuck back towards the Potomac and followed along the riverside until I saw the shilouette of a large building bearing the words "Super-Duper Mart."
    There was a fellow Wasteland Scavanger under attack by a pair of Raiders, and I sacrificed some bullets to help him out.
    In return, he offered me a Nuka-Cola Quantum for 100 caps. I told it it wasn't nearly worth that much and he could go ahead and haul his posterior all the way to Girdershade.
    I pulled some bullets off the Raider corpses and traded him for some more, as well as a Laser Pistol, remembering that the Outcasts wanted some energy weapons if I could get them some.

    For a long second, I hefted my newly-reloaded Hunting Rifle and stared at the back of his head, thinking of blowing a hole in it for the missile launcher on his back.
    Shaking the murderous urges from my head, I ducked inside the Super-Duper Mart, where I found a couple more laser pistols with a load of ammo for them. I rifled through the cash registers and left, making a beeline back to Fort Independance where Protector Cassdin gave me a bunch of 5.56 and some RadAway for my trouble.

    Rad-Away I immediatly pumped into my bloodstream to eliminate the Rad poisoning in my veins.

    Afterwards, it was a quick jaunt back to the Super-Duper mrt to see what else they had.

    What they had was Raiders, and alot of them.
    Taking it slow and steady, I put a bullet through a sentry's brain, blowing it in half and across the room, and crept up to her corpse, only to be jumped by another.
    Out came the good old trusty CAR and replaced her neck with spent 5.56 rounds, treating me to a gooey chunk of brain which would have landed in my eye if not for the goggles Crow had sold me.
    I swept along the left-hand wall, where there were some bathrooms. I took a few sips from the irradiated water taps and continued on my way, spying a few guys behind some sort of counter.
    Two sniper rounds missed the nearest raider's skull by inches, and he charged around them, straight at me.
    I ducked around the corner, popping him a few times with the Hunting Rifle, his buddies showed up.
    Long combat sequence short, there were alot of brass casings of various calibres in the pool of blood at my feet and alot of dead Raiders in my field of vision.
    I took a breather, eating some food to rejuviante my energy and ripping out bullets and pressing together knife wounds before venturing further.

    There was alot of ammunition laying around which I swiped, and even a robot in the back room. A few quicky keystrokes to hack his console and the waving of a stolen Employee badge (It was right atop the console) and the thing considered me a friend.

    On my way out, another Raider's voice cackled over the Intercomm.

    There were more based here!

    I snuck around behind the Protectron, as it engaged with one weidling a lead pipe.
    Apparently, it didn't appreciate the weapons discharge I assited it with and turned on me.
    Considering it's current state of disrepair, I soon found myself scavving its batteries. I soon found myself shooting another Raider who was kind enough to skyline himself atop the shelves and his three buddies.

    And then... silence...
    I assumed the place was clear and stood up and srtreached, taking to a quick jog around the outer wall, back to the restrooms which contained a few matresses I could get my forty winks on.
    A few bullets missed me by inches, the muzzle flash appearing practically next to my eye, and I whirled around, perforating the last Raider's torso and skull with a quick burst from the CAR.

    More waiting.
    More Silence.

    I snacked on some of my store of Mirelurk meat and got some winks in.

    Soon after I awoke, I left to do some exploring around my new home base. I found myself arounf the Potomic again, and I met a lady calling herself Grandma Sparkle on Wilhelm's Warf. We had a pleasent conversation (And I snuck inside her shack to help myself to some .32 ammo and cannabalised a hunting rifle. The Gun Cabinet was locked too securly for me to being to break in, so I left it alone.

    A little kid came screaming to me about some Fire Ants, marked the location on my PipMap, gave some info and ran away.

    I tried to cut inside to the town of Greyditch and found myself in an abandoned Metro Tunnel. A few dead ghouls later (One via an accidental discharge which happened to propel the bullet throught the brain), I found myself at Arlington National Cemetary. After locating an... interesting mannequin, complete with a set of seyx sleepwear, bottle of wine and two glasses, I was fired upon by a surly group of male raiders.

    I think I figured out what the mannequin was for.
    We exchanged fire and I explored the rubble-surrounded niche before disappearing into the Utility tunnels, where I am now, sorrounded by brain matter of what must be a dozen dead raiders, all stripped of their ammo and valubles, but keeping their armour. That stuff is heavy and bulky, no use toting it around. This place looks like a barracks of some sort. I must of found more a dozen or so beds so far, too. And the tunnels go further.

    I'll check those out tomorrow.

    I really am getting too good at this killing raiders thing, and seeing way more human brains split in twain than I ever thought I would.
    Hell, the matress I'm sitting on now has half a brain on it.
    Goodnight, Pip Diary. May I stave off the oncoming madness for a few more days.
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    BONK!: Play the game only using sawed off shot gun and a baseball bat. You must wear some sort of cap at all times. X2
    Damn, I was already going to suggest this, and name it the exact same thing.

    I'm going to grab the kneecapper, a baseball bat, a 10 mm pistol as soon as I get out of the vault, and use only those weapons. I'm also going to grab a pre-war spring outfit as soon as possible, along with a baseball cap, and wear only those for the duration of the game. Think that's worth a X8?

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    x6 maybe. You have some variability in your weapons and tactics than when compared to gentleman.
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    This is totally not another TF2 Challange: You may use no weapons other than the Missile Launcher, Combat Shotgun or Combat Knife (Trench Knife if you have Operation: Acnhorage) upon availabilty. You must also endevour to wear the Merc Vetren outfit at all possible times and a Combat Helmet.
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    Two questions for you Mr. Vespe Ratavo.

    A: Can you confirm this as a proper challenge?

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    I really would like to do that, but only will if you confirm it as a viable challenge. Feel free to adjust it to your liking.

    B: You said "You must also take on three side-challenges from the list below". Are we allowed to take MORE than three?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgo Mono View Post
    Two questions for you Mr. Vespe Ratavo.

    A: Can you confirm this as a proper challenge?

    [spoiler]*snip*

    B: You said "You must also take on three side-challenges from the list below". Are we allowed to take MORE than three?
    Yes, you can. That's kind of the point.

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    Two questions for you Mr. Vespe Ratavo.

    A: Can you confirm this as a proper challenge?

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    I really would like to do that, but only will if you confirm it as a viable challenge. Feel free to adjust it to your liking.

    B: You said "You must also take on three side-challenges from the list below". Are we allowed to take MORE than three?
    Yes, and yes.

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    Anyone know what the default directory for screenshots is? I took a few of my challenge character shortly before she was shot to death by raiders* but I can't find them.

    *After taking out a flamethrower guy using a switchblade, she died from some random dudes in a house somewhere. Sigh.
    I also lost out to raiders when trying to use only a knife.

    Only it was a Chinese Sword and a trio of baseball bats, not a flamer.

    Since i hold the record i think for shortest challenge (two days outside the vault) im torn. I could try again and face more abject humiliation or i could walk away from it all.

    Mostly im annoyed that this all came out after i started three new characters that are too old to be part of the challenge.

    EDIT: Im making a second run, with different challanges. As before, im discounting all things i do in the vault do to their minimal impac ton the game and the inibility to fulfill most challenges while in the vault.
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    There should be a challenge called Cat's Paw, which entails playing as a female and not being able to wear anything but the slinky lingerie from Rivet City.
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    Starting the challenge today.

    I'm taking the following:
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    Lone Wanderer: Never recruit any followers, including Dogmeat, except when required by a quest. X4 Multiplier.

    Ranger: You may not use Fast Travel. X3 Multiplier.

    Shoot the Dog: When you encounter Dogmeat, you must kill him. X2 Multiplier.

    No, I Don't Play with Dolls: Collect no Bobbleheads. X2 Multiplier.

    Along with whatever ones I manage to successfully complete during the course of my adventure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgo Mono View Post
    Starting the challenge today.
    *snip*
    I died not half an hour out of the vault. I decided to skip megaton, and go straight to Girdershade to pick up the Kneecapper.

    I killed a few raider parties with just my bat, met a scavager and sold all my unneeded vault crap, and got annoyed by some bloatflies. All in all, things were going good.

    Then I stumbled across a small trailer-like building. I looked on the ground. There were a couple of raider bodies. I was curious as to what killed them. Then I heard the combat music.

    Seeing nothing in front of me, I instinctively turned around, and can you guess what I saw?

    A Yao Guai.

    A f'n Yao Guai, at level 1.

    I made a halfhearted attempt at dodging his first blow, succeeded, then he lunged at me, connected, my head blew up, challenge over.
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    I...uh....ouch.

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    A Scout would have become a freakin' blur, there.

    But, yeha, Yao Guai, level one, bad news.
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    A Scout would have become a freakin' blur, there.

    But, yeha, Yao Guai, level one, bad news.
    Well at least he has the new record for shortest challenge now.


    Man, i had a character get that ingured deathclaw random encounter at level 2. Guess what? And injured Deathclaw can still tear your arm off just as quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanatos 51-50 View Post
    A Scout would have become a freakin' blur, there.
    Yeah, I wish there was someway to increase speed in this game. I maxed agility, but that really only affects action points.


    Making a second run, exact same challenges. Do the quests we complete while inside the vault count?

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    Yes they do. You basically have 12 points multiplied by your total multiplier by the time you leave the Vault for the first time.

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    I haven't been putting it in the updates, but Nevada has achieved level 4, and is most of the way to level 5.
    The perks I've taken are:
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    My name is Allen Parker, and I am dying.

    Right now, I'm slumped against an ammo rack in some shed in some city called Megaton. It hurts to breath, but I... I want to get this down.
    I... I don't want to be forgotten.

    I don't know where to start. I guess... It all started, what, two *COUGH* days ago? Feels like longer than that.
    But... Two nights ago, I woke up. It was the middle of the night, and when I opened my eyes, Amata was looking down at me. Heh... Amata... She was so *COUGHCOUGH.... painful wheeze* beautiful. I think... I think I might have loved her. She looked down at me, and she... she told me I was going to die. She told me her father's men were trying to kill me, because my father had escaped the Vault.
    Yeah, I'm a Vault Dweller.
    Heh. Well... I was. Can't... Can't go back now.

    Amata gave me a gun. It was the first time I'd ever held a pistol. It was... heavy. Heavier than I'd expected. And colder, too. She said I'd need it to defend myself.

    She was right, too. I... I killed six security guards getting out. I remember, when I saw them dead at my feet, I felt... I felt strong. I felt a rush of adrenaline surge through me. *COUGH* ... Ow.

    While I was trying to get out, I stumbled across Amata. Her father, the Overseer, and the Chief of Security had her in the security room. She obviously didn't want to be there. I was so high on adereline that I... I didn't think. I rushed in there, gun blazing, and plugged four shots right into the Chief's head. I was going to shoot the Overseer too, but... But she looked at me. I could see in her *COUGHCOUGHCOUGH* in her eyes... I could see disgust. The adrenaline in my system turned to shame in an instant. I lowered my gun, and the Overseer tried to talk to me. Tried to get me to give him my gun and turn myself in. But... But I didn't want to die. I turned, and ran for the control system that Amata had told me about. I found the password in the Overseer's locker, and read the files. Mentioned a nearby city called Megaton. I made a note of that, and opened the door and ran outside and...
    And when I stepped outside, I was blinded.
    Outside... It's so big. *COUGH* No ceiling or walls... Just one big light bulb, so bright... I starred at it for a while, wondering, of all things, how anyone could change something so high up. Eventually, I started walking. I passed some ruins, *COUGH* and made it to Megaton the next day. Fought off some monsters, including some men and woman in shambled armour who attacked me on sight. And every time I killed one, I felt that rush of power.
    I decided, if I was going to be stuck out here, then I was going to become a bounty hunter.
    Stupid, stupid, stupid idea.

    When I entered the fortress, I met a guy who called himself Sheriff Simms, showed me the live bomb in the center of the city, asked if I could turn it off. I remember, looking at his coat... I wondered how much he would want for it. I'm... I'm wearing it now. But *COUGH*... *wheeeeeeze* But we'll get to that later. Simms pointed me to a store called Craterside Supply, said I could sell what I'd scavenged so far there. When I showed up, I was met by this girl, called herself Moria. Took one look at my jumpsuit and started asking me about life in the Vault. I avoided her questions, sold some items. Bought some more ammo, thinking I would need it later, if I were really going to become a bounty hunter. She mentioned some book.
    After that, I kept exploring. Ran into this guy, called *COUGHCOUGH* ... Wow. That's a lot of blood. Anyway, he called himself Moriaority or something. Said... said he knew my father. Said he'd left the Vault before. Lying bastard.
    None the less, it was late and I had nowhere else to go. I bought a room with the caps Moria had sold to me. Traded? Whatever. One girl, *COUGH* called herself Nova, offered to sleep with me. I thought of Amata and turned her down.
    The next morning, I woke up, and headed downstairs. As I walked to the door, a man caught my attention. *COUGHCOUGH* Called himself Bruke or Burke or something. Had a nice hat. I wanted it. Heh. Told me he'd pay me to detonate the bomb. I have to say, I was tempted. Money does that to me. But I remembered that I was going to be a bounty hunter, and I figured it would be a good start to turn this guy over to the authorities.
    So I did.
    *COUGHCOUGHCOUGH*
    Simms was nearby, arrested Bruke. Turned his back on him. Before I knew it, Bruke had drawn a gun and had plugged a round into Simms' back.
    And I had drawn mine, and plugged a round into Bruke's head.

    They were both lying there on the ground and... and I stripped them down right there. Why let good clothes go to waste? I found a key ring in Simms' coat pocket. It was labelled *COUGH* "Armoury". I remembered passing a building with a sign declaring it to be such on my way to the bar. Figured I needed some heavier guns than just my .10 pistol.
    So I went down there, and unlocked the door.
    And inside, was a Mister Handy which took one look at me, declared me a "filthy commy" and proceeded to hit me with enough bolts of green... something, to send me against an ammo rack. And here I am.
    Dad... Dad thinks I'm safe in the Vault.
    I was going to find him.
    I wanted to know why he left.
    Now... Now I'll never know.
    ...
    I...
    I don't want to die...


    Curiousity killed the cat, huh? Well, I never expected to last long, considering this is my first play through the game. >>

    I took the challenges Ranger, Awesome Hat, Kickass Coat or whatever, Mercenary, Executioner, Miser, No, I Don't Play With Dolls, and I'm Takin' It All.
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    For future referance the best way to fight robots is to close with them and then circle them rapidly since they need to face you to hit you. But be careful of the "Mr" models since they are spherical and can turn fast with different weapons on different sides.

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