Interplay has released the third part of its The Armageddon Rag Fallout Online newsletter. This time it consists of three short in-universe bits - "Walker Road", "On the Beach" and "Murphy's Law", all of them displayed on a RobCo PIP-Pad.

It includes the first playable race announcement:

Ghouls are the first announced playable race in Fallout® Online. Like humans, there are many different types of Ghouls and not all are the sterotypical pacifist or weakling. Ghouls get bonuses to trade and engineering skills. They enjoy fixing broken technology more than most survivors in the wastelands but that doesn't prevent them from being dangerous opponents in combat. Ghouls have high radiation resistance and slightly better than normal Intelligence. Their gear tends to be in better condition than other races, but that's not always true. Ghouls start with two racial abilities: Complaint Department and Geiger Counted. Ghouls have two unique racial Traits added to the available pool: Radiant One and Tech Wizard.

As well as a new creature - the mutant mantis shrimp.

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