Get Meeting with Governor Joseph Dodge

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Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Get Meeting with Governor Joseph Dodge was going to be a quest in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.[1]


Governor Dodge will not see every Tom, Dick, or Hairy Mutant who staggers in from the wastes and asks to see him. That's why Dodge's right hand man and commander of the Hoover Dam NCR, Major Jack Fleming, will be the player's initial contact with a high ranking government official at Hoover Dam.

Character type completion breakdownEdit

Combat, Diplomacy, Stealth Boy - Jack believes actions are louder than words and will only let the player to see Dodge after the player has proven himself safe, sane, and willing to help Hoover Dam. The first two can be camouflaged, but the last will require actual player action. The player may choose to work for the Crimson Caravan Company and earn a good working reputation from the company's head, Ailis McLafferty. Doing a couple of caravan missions and earning her trust will give the player her recommendation to see Governor Dodge.

Another way is for the player to work for 3-Some Caravan Company, accept their offer to find evidence of misconduct with Crimson, and then expose Crimson for the two-sided shits they are. This will not only please Dodge and company to no ends, but it is a huge step towards peace with the BOS.

Science Boy - Finally, doing some old fashion science can help here as well. If the player is a science of mechanical wiz, they can apply their skills in helping the former scribes create a better filtration system to make the irrigation water drinkable. The player will need schematics from Jericho, but if the player does the upgrades himself instead of just handing over the schematics to the scribes, then the player will be a hero and earn the right to see Dodge.


  1. Hoover Dam design document by Damien Foletto
Design Document
CharactersGovernor Joseph Dodge · Mjr. Jack Fleming · Guido Giordano · Enzo Giordano · Vinnie Giordano · Dorris · Ailis McLafferty · Ralph Peoples · Mitch Stiller · Candice Morris · Pierre LaPoubelle · Dr. Yuri Polivich · Pablo Riviera · Frieda Van Graff · Milko · Dusty Heart · Beatrice · Otto Steed · Dianne · Farmer Dave · Bob · Mary-Joe · Billy-Bob · Mallet McBride · Ginger Flowers · Nancy Haggard · Arcade Gannon · Mike Lawson · Hoover Dam commoner
LocationsThe Rim (Fancy PC pad) · Downtown (Frieda's Firearms · Dusty's Desires · Hock-it to Bob) · Baseline · Scum Pits · Sub-Level 1C
QuestsGet Meeting with Governor Dodge · Negotiate Peace between NCR and BOS · Get City Council attendance back to norm · Join up with the 3-Some Caravan Company  · Spy on Crimson Caravan for 3-Some Caravan · Join up with the Crimson Caravan Company as spy for 3-Some · Successfully frame 3-Some Caravan Co. for extortion and murder · Successfully extort money out of Ailis McLafferty using evidence · Expose Crimson Caravan to Governor Dodge  · Give filtration schematics to former BOS scribes · Get school attendance up to norm · Teach class on Wasteland survival · Clear out critters in Scum Pits for possible hydroponics lab · Get shipments from Denver for materials to build hydroponics lab · Discover Sub-level 1 · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Get Mary-Joe to stop turning tricks & get access to Scum Pits · Discover lost Hoover Dam war and Sub-level 1 history · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Help Beatrice in a bar fight · Do Bob's bounty hunter jobs · Recalibrate the two working power generators to be more efficient and increase power · Get liquor for Pablo
OrganizationsNew California Republic · Crimson Caravan · 3-Some Caravan · Followers of the Apocalypse

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