(This is an outdated ‘about’ page made when the blog was about only one game. It’s kept mainly for posterity. The series it refers to begins here.)
This is an attempt to play a heavily modified version of the PC role-playing game Fallout 3 as a simple survivor. Not to solve great mysteries, not to max out a character, and not to save the world. Those moody whingers milling around in Megaton, complaining about the lack of water and the cost of living as you walk by with four million caps in your pocket? That’s me, that is.
I’ll be using a variety of mods (most notably the popular Fallout Wanderer’s Edition and Mart’s Mutant Mod) to ensure that mere survival will be a difficult goal in itself. Certain rules will be in place to make life harder, more realistic, or simply more entertaining, and to prevent me from abusing in-game systems and loopholes.
Amongst many other changes, every item in the game, from water to bullets, will be important, scarce and very expensive. I must eat, sleep and drink, and patch myself up when injured using medical equipment and various drugs. Combat will be tougher, faster, and far more dangerous. Even the lowliest punk with a pistol could finish me off. And death is final. Barring glitches, idiotic ‘wrong button’ presses on my part, and ultra boring instant deaths, as soon as I go down, that’s it. Fín.
There will be much running away, much pain, suffering, and whimpering. Some of it won’t even be from me.