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Word is that Moira Brown, the eccentric owner of Craterside Supply, is looking for assistance on a new project.

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Wasteland Survival Guide
The Wasteland Survival Guide
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This is one of the rewards for The Wasteland Survival Guide quest. It has no purpose other than to serve as game flavor. In addition to the one given to the Lone Wanderer at the end of the quest, additional copies can be found in the possession of wastelanders in a random encounter which occurs after the quest has been completed. It is much larger than an ordinary book. By 2281, it has gained popularity and has found its way west to the Mojave Wasteland.

The description for the book is composed of four sections, which changes depending on the quality of the book, and the tone in which it was written. The book is composed of three chapters - Survive, Thrive, and Revive - which correspond to the 3 sets of 3 missions Moira gives the Lone Wanderer. Each mission has a bonus objective; completing all three bonus objectives for a single chapter means that it is "complete," while failing even one means it is "incomplete." The description of the book may not correspond with the Survival Expert perk received, as completing 2 objectives per chapter will still result in the worst possible description, but earn the middle-ranked perk.

Book descriptionEdit

Most sections are only decided by how many chapters are complete, not which ones, so each chapter has been organized based on this number.

In sections where the tone of the Lone Wanderer's responses makes a difference, text is displayed in the order Standard-Snide-Sly-Tough-Smart.

Example complete descriptionEdit

By putting together the appropriate sections from below, completing every bonus objective and using standard responses would yield the following description for the book:

Transcript

Lead Author and Subject Matter Expert: <player name>
Assistant Author: Moira Brown

This indispensable guidebook contains everything that a survivor in the wasteland could need to know.

Every page contains a gem of brilliant insight into how to survive in the wastes, thrive among its denizens, and revive your survivor community.

This exceptional guide can not only save your life, but may even inspire you to reach for the lost greatness of the prewar era.

First Section: CreditEdit

This is the section where Moira Brown credits herself and the Lone Wanderer for completing the book. Depending on how many total chapters are complete, Moira will credit the Lone Wanderer with more or less of the work.

All chapters completeEdit

Transcript

Lead Author and Subject Matter Expert: <player name>
Assistant Author: Moira Brown

2 chapters completeEdit

Transcript

Author: Moira Brown
Expert Researcher: <player name>

1 chapter completeEdit

Transcript

Author: Moira Brown
Researcher: <player name>

No chapters completeEdit

Transcript

Author: Moira Brown
Research Assistant: <player name>

Second Section: Book PraiseEdit

This section gives a short statement about how useful the book is. It is mostly based on how many chapters are complete.

All chapters completeEdit

Transcript

This indispensable guidebook contains everything that a survivor in the wasteland could need to know.

2 chapters completeEdit

Chapters 1 and 2:

Transcript

This sturdy guidebook contains a wealth of knowledge for any wasteland wanderer.

Chapters 1 and 3:

Transcript

This sturdy guidebook contains a wealth of knowledge for wasteland survivors of any stripe.

Chapters 2 and 3:

Transcript

This sturdy guidebook contains a wealth of knowledge for wasteland warriors, from the untested to the battle-hardened.

1 chapter completeEdit

Transcript

This moderate guidebook contains little of use to experienced wasteland survivors, but could be considered a decent beginner's guide.

No chapters completeEdit

Transcript

This dull, flimsy guidebook is filled with dangerously misinformed tips for survival in the wastes.



This cheesy guidebook is filled with dangerously misinformed tips for survival in the wastes.



This self-satisfied guidebook is filled with dangerously misinformed tips for survival in the wastes.



This over-the-top guidebook is filled with dangerously misinformed tips for survival in the wastes.



This confusing guidebook is filled with dangerously misinformed tips for survival in the wastes.

Third Section: SummaryEdit

This section refers specifically to each chapter, and changes depending on which chapters are complete (very good) or incomplete (useless).

All chapters completeEdit

Transcript

Every page contains a gem of brilliant insight into how to survive in the wastes, thrive among its denizens, and revive your survivor community.

2 chapters completeEdit

Chapters 1 and 2:

Transcript

The pages are studded with good advice about survival in the wasteland and overcoming its denizens, only slightly hindered by impractical suggestions about high-minded ideals such as "rebuilding humanity."

Chapters 1 and 3:

Transcript

The pages are filled with good advice about survival in the wasteland and working with others to form communities and rebuild, and its usefulness is only slightly diminished by rambling notes on the minutia of wasteland species.

Chapters 2 and 3:

Transcript

The pages are filled with well-researched information about how to prosper in the wastes and how to work with others to form strong communities, and its quality is only slightly marred by weak coverage of survival fundamentals.

1 chapter completeEdit

Chapter 1 (standard tone):

Transcript

It shares some of the finer points of survival in the wasteland, but is burdened by rambling notes about mutated creatures, and naively misinformed suggestions about rebuilding humanity.

Chapter 1 (any other tone):

Transcript

It has a handful of useful facts about survival in the wasteland, but is burdened by rambling notes about mutated creatures, and naively misinformed suggestions about rebuilding humanity.

Chapter 2:

Transcript

It contains some real gems on first aid and interacting with the denizens of the wastes, but these are dragged down by dangerously misleading survival tips and naively misinformed suggestions about rebuilding humanity.

Chapter 3:

Transcript

The author's obvious passion inspires the reader to new considerations of how to form working settlements and harness old technology, but these high-minded ideals are often dragged down by dangerously misleading survival tips and rambling passages on denizens of the wastes.

No chapters completeEdit

Transcript

It is complete with misleading tips about wasteland dangers, rambling notes about mutated creatures, and laughably naive suggestions about rebuilding humanity.

Fourth Section: ToneEdit

This section mostly comments on the tone of the book.

All chapters completeEdit

Transcript

This exceptional guide can not only save your life, but may even inspire you to reach for the lost greatness of the prewar era.



The guide's humorous and refreshing attitude lifts a reader's heart, making it invaluable not just for physical survival, but for mental survival as well.



The guide not only imparts sage advice about how to stay alive, but its inspiring and personal presentation ensures that its great wisdom will be passed down long after the book has worn away.



The spirit of vitality and determination practically radiates from the pages of this guide, and one cannot read it without feeling prepared for whatever the future offers.



This brilliant tome not only conveys vital information for the here and now, but presents it in such an intelligent manner that readers are inspired for the future.

2 chapters completeEdit

Transcript

Its straight-forward and no-nonsense style makes this a very useful field guide, despite its minor flaws.



These flaws are easily forgotten in the face of its snappy, amusing style, which makes reading the guide that much more enjoyable.



However, these minor flaws are easily overlooked in the face of its personal and engaging presentation, making its vital knowledge accessible to all.



Despite these minor flaws, its focus on personal reliance and determination makes this is a very inspiring and useful book.



Its intelligent and thorough treatment of the subject makes this an excellent tome, despite its minor flaws.

1 chapter completeEdit

Transcript

Its direct and clear presentation helps some, but not enough to make up for some of the poor content.



While its biting tone can be amusing, the quality of the content leads one to wonder if the authors actually want to help the reader, or if they want to lead them to their doom.



While cleverly written and absorbing, its questionable content may lead to people learning dangerously misinformed lessons.



A focus on personal strength and endurance will help tough survivors, but may lead others to a false sense of invulnerability.



Its detailed focus helps in some areas, but is simply confusing in others, especially when the content itself is questionable.

No chapters completeEdit

Transcript

It's almost too bland to read. This is just as well, as following its advice would be an invitation to a tragic end.



Although it provides some comedy, following its advice would be an invitation to a tragic end.



Although it has a few cleverly described parts, following its advice would be an invitation to a tragic end.



Although it suggests that it is written for the hardcore survivalists and "tough as nails" enthusiast, following its advice would be an invitation to a tragic end.



Worst of all, it tries to sound highbrow while offering this poor information. Following its advice would be an invitation to a tragic end.

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