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At the end of every day in 60 Seconds! during Survival Mode, it is possible that an event may occur. An event requires the player's input, as opposed to day-ending text with no options for input, which are essentially flavor text, completely benign to gameplay.

Events occur at random, although some events or results of events are more likely during a certain range of days. Other events are extremely likely to repeat. Depending on the choices the player makes, branching paths of events will happen later on in the gameplay that determine whether or not the family will survive or what threats the family will bring upon itself. In the case of events that lead toward the military ending or the twins ending, the event will repeat until the correct choice is given.

Four types of events exist in gameplay:

  1. leaving the shelter events,
  2. Yes or No events,
  3. events that require the use of one of the items in the shelter, which may or may not consume it, and
  4. trade events.

This article is intended to be an exhaustive listing of every single day-ending event that happens in the 60 Seconds! Survival Mode gameplay. All names of the events come from the game-end journal, which shows a listing of every event that occurred during gameplay.

Events involving leaving the shelter Edit

Events where the player is asked to leave the shelter are treated like a one-day expedition—the family member may become Tired, the family member becomes Hungry much faster than usual, his or her Thirst is paused for that time, and there is a chance that they may not return to the shelter. Additionally, each of these events count toward bringing the raiders and bandits a little closer to the shelter, as the player may receive the warning of having been followed upon safely returning.

If the character fails to return, the event may still successfully complete; i.e., a character may bring an item back to the shelter, even if the character doesn't make it back.

As the game only allows one active family member to be outside at a time, none of these events will occur while a family member is on an expedition. If any were to occur while an expedition is happening, it will occur immediately after the expedition concludes. The game will also prevent the player from being able to prepare an expedition for the next day if one of these events occurs.

A new hope. Edit

Twins ending event

Journal entry:

  • "We found an anonymous note next to our shelter door.  Whoever wrote it requests that we send one representative to a meeting tonight in a set location.  That person must come unarmed.  This bit worries us, but the author assures us he or she is friendly and doesn't mean to hurt us.  Are we going to send someone to check it out?"
  • "The note we found on our door today was a real surprise to us all. It's not signed, but it says that whoever wrote it has been observing us for a while and believes we're the right kind of people. They instruct us to send a single, unarmed representative to a meeting today at midnight to find out more. Should we send someone?"
  • "Today we found a letter from what seems to be other survivors. They claim they mean us no harm and want to get to know us better. They're asking to choose one person to represent us and come to a meeting tonight, unarmed. We're a bit worried, but they could be friendly... should we go?"

Send anyone:

  • "It's true, it's all true!  There really are others, just like us.  We arrived at the rendez-vous unarmed and on time and we were greeted by a friendly looking group of survivors.  They're being lead by twins – a brother and a sister, who seem to be friendly enough.  They asked us some questions and promised to stay in touch!"
  • "The meeting was organized by twin siblings, a brother and a sister, who took it upon themselves to scout the remains of the city looking for trustworthy and decent people. They seemed honest about their intentions and we're more than happy to meet them again. They said they know where to find us and they're going to contact us if they need some help."

Send no one:

  • "This whole thing sounds too risky. We have no way of knowing who left that letter. It might be a harmless prank, or it might be a bandit trap... either way we're staying put and waiting for the army to come rescue us. We know we can count on them!"
  • "We might be passing up on a big opportunity here, but we're gonna take our chances with the army instead. Our brave soldiers are the only ones that can be trusted in this wretches world now. Plus we don't want to risk our lives in case this is a trap."

An unexpected call. Edit

Twins ending event
Expected occurrence: On or before Day 10

Journal entries:

  • "Ring. Ring. There we were, thinking we would never hear a telephone signal again, when suddenly a phone starts ringing from somewhere outside. We figured it's the phone booth across the street. Should someone go answer it?"
  • "We had thought phone calls were a thing of the past after the atomic bomb obliterated everything in our little town. However, a phone booth on our street survived the bombing somehow, it seems it's ringing right now! We should send someone to answer it!"
  • "We didn't expect to get a phone call so soon after the atomic bomb drop, yet here we are, we can clearly hear a phone ringing outside. It must be the public phone booth on the other side of the street. Should someone go answer it?"

Choose someone:

  • "When we answered the phone, we could clearly hear a gasp of relief from the caller. They introduced themselves as survivors from a nearby town of Hill Valley. We had started exchanging information when the call was cut short. Something must have gone wrong on their side. We hope they will get back to us." (Increases sanity) (Inflicts Illness upon the chosen family member – low probability)
  • "We got to the phone booth without any unexpected surprises and answered the phone quickly. We were so excited to hear a voice on the other end of the line! Excited, that is, until we realised it was a pre-recorded sales message for canned tomato soup." (Increases sanity) (Inflicts Illness upon the chosen family member)
  • "It was a trap! Some crazed maniac started firing as soon as we ventured out into the street. We need to patch these wounds up, they're not looking pretty." (Inflicts Injury upon the chosen family member) [1]

Choose no one:

  • "It's just way too dangerous to just randomly run to a ringing phone in the middle of a radioactive ghost town. We're not taking any chances. It took a while before the ringing stopped. It was pretty annoying for all of us." (Decreases Sanity of everyone present in the shelter)

Blind date. Edit

Military ending event
Requirement: Radio

Journal entries:

  • "The army started broadcasting again! They are requesting a representative from all survivor groups to meet them at a specified location nearby. Seems they wish to question people before they evacuate us from area [sic]. We're not sure if they is good or bad. We should send someone though, it's still our best chance."
  • "It's been a while, but there was another message from the military on the radio! They went us to send one person out to meet them. Sounds like some kind of precaution... or a trick. We hope we know what we're getting into. Who should we send?"
  • "There was another military announcement on the radio. The soldiers are nearby and ordering a single person from each survivor group to meet them and outline the group's situation. This is a bit odd... we do hope they mean well. It's still pretty much the only thing we can do, so it's probably worth sending someone over."

Send someone:

  • "We managed to make it to the meeting in time. We tried our best to answer the questions the soldiers asked us. Let's hope we fullfilled [sic] their expectations and our ragged appearance didn't make a bad impression."
  • "We made it to the meeting. The serious looking soldier asked us a few questions, made some notes, and told us they would get back to us. We can only hope we made a good impression... too bad our Sunday best didn't make it through the explosion."

Choose no one: [Not in the army now.] "The risk is not worth it. What if, instead of being soldiers, they're bandits? Or worse..."

Damaged tank (unofficial name) Edit

Prerequisite: A character was sent outside for any reason (expedition or a send-someone-outside event) up to five days before

Journal entry:

  • "The last time we went out on a expedition, we noticed an abandoned tank just sitting there out in the open. It looks damaged, but may it contain useful supplies.[sic] Shall we send someone to investigate?"
  • "We could use some extra supplies. The last time we went on a supply run we noticed a damaged tank stuck in the rubble nearby. How about we send someone to investigate?"

Choose someone:

  • "The tank was equipped with protective gear, including a spare gas mask. Now it's ours." (+1 Gas mask)
  • "The tank might've been badly damaged on the outside, but we found a working radio inside and made contact with the military! They are willing to lend us a hand, but we need to have an operational radio ready for their transmission in our shelter." (+1 Radio)
  • "An extra bit of firepower never hurts. We were more than happy to inherit a military issue rifle from the tank." (+1 Rifle)
  • [An unexpected tragedy.] "The last thing we expected was a giant explosion. We could hear the debris falling from the sky and hitting the sad remains of our house. The tank must have been booby trapped or contained volatile explosives. Why did we do it... why..." (Adults will be killed, children will be injured)

Choose no one: "We decided against going for an inspection of the tank. For all we know, it might be a trap or simply a burnt out wreck. Not worth our time and effort."

Family drama. (female version) Edit

Twins ending event

Journal entries:

  • "A young lady all dressed in white has visited us today, requesting our aid. Wasting no time, she laid out a plan of what she said is a bandit camp where she claims her twin brother is being held. Seems like the young man was witless enough to challenge the biggest bandit leader to a swordfight and now his sister is very worried. She says we definitely won't regret it if we decide to help her."
  • "A young woman dressed in white knocked on our door today, telling us a story of her missing twin brother, who is most probably held captive in a bandit camp. He tried to defeat a big bandit leader and his sister fears something might have happened to him. She claims to know that we're good and trustworthy people and believes that we can help her rescue her sibling. If we do, she says it might be a beginning of a solid friendship."
  • "We were visited by a young woman today. She is on a mission to rescue her twin brother, who went missing after he challenged a local bandit leader for a duel. She said they've been observing us for a while and they were hoping to visit us together eventually, but then her brother went mission. She asks that we help her reunite with her brother and promises we will not regret it."

Send someone: "The woman quickly called a group of friends and we set out for what turned out to be a successfull [sic] mission. Finding the lost twin brother wasn't a problem – he was hanging on top of some antenna next to the fence, trying to escape. In his duel with the bandit leader he lost a hand, but the group quickly tended to his injuries and he'll be just fine. The siblings thanked us a hundred times and said they would definitely contact us again."

Choose no one:

  • "Heading deep into a bandit camp, looking for a fight?  These people are completely irresponsible.  They do seem friendly, but we just won't take the risk right now."
  • "Our situation doesn't really encourage going out and risking our necks for some strangers.  At least not today.  Maybe next Tuesday?"
  • "We're not risking our lives for some family drama! They got themselves in trouble, they can get themselves out of it. Maybe another time."

Family drama. (male version) Edit

Twins ending event

Journal entries:

  • "A young man paid us a visit today.  He told us a story of his brave twin sister who went missing while spying in a nearby bandit camp.  He said that while these circumstances are far from perfect, they were in face meaning to contact us eventually and meet us.  He believes his sister was discovered and is currently held captive in that amp.  He has a few men, but he could use all the help he can get.  Should we help him out?"
  • "A young man knocked on our door today asking for help.  He said he has been watching us for a while, and he believes we're good and decent people.  Although he hopes we would meet in different circumstances, he could really use our help now.  The mission is rescuing his twin sister who went missing while trying to infiltrate a nearby bandit camp.  He promises it will be worth our while."
  • "We were paid a visit today by a young man worried about his twin sister, who went missing in a bandit camp not long ago, while acting as a spy and trying to get her hands on the plans of the new bandit fortress. He seems to trust us fully and is very friendly, but obviously concerned. He asks that we come to his aid in his hour of need and really good things might happen to us if we manage to succeed."

Choose anyone: "The young man was assisted by a group of other survivors, all armed but really friendly. We found the girl, threw her a weapon and fought off the bandits guarding the exit. Siblings were happy to be reunited, but also very confused – turns out the bandit leader is actually their father! It's a crazy, small world we live in. Anyway, they were really thankful and promised to contact us again, soon."

Choose no one:

  • "Heading deep into a bandit camp, looking for a fight?  These people are completely irresponsible.  They do seem friendly, but we just won't take the risk right now."
  • "Our situation doesn't really encourage going out and risking our necks for some strangers.  At least not today.  Maybe next Tuesday?"
  • "We're not risking our lives for some family drama! They got themselves in trouble, they can get themselves out of it. Maybe another time."

Graffiti. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "When emptying our bucket in front of the shelter, we discovered a hastily drawn map on one of the ruined walls.  Someone drew out a route and marked a spot at the end of it, maybe there are supplies hidden there?  Should we check it out?"
  • "On our way back from the last expedition, we noticed some drawings on a half ruined wall nearby. It was a very crude map of our town and one place was marked with an X. Maybe it's someone's secret stash of soup? Shall we go and check?"

Choose someone:

  • "We're lucky to have spotted that map! The spot marked a small hiding place and we found some useful supplies there." (+n≥1 random item) (Family member may become Tired)
  • "This treasure hunt actually turned out to be fun, despite taking place in a radioactive dump that is our town. More importantly though, it was successfull [sic] and we managed to find a small package! Whatever is in it will definitely prove useful." (+n≥1 random item)
  • "Lucky find! We were afraid the map was a trap, leading us straight into a camp full of bandits, but it turned out to be true! At the end of the path we found some supplies that might be helpful to us." (+n≥1 random item)
  • "Unfortunately, it seems it was a prank. We did not find anything in the marked spot, but at least we didn't run into any bandits." (Family member may become Tired) (Family member may become Sick)

Choose no one:  

  • "We're not going to run around like Knights of the Round Table, following some madman's scribbles on the wall.  The world is crazy enough as it is."
  • "We might be missing out, but we decided against following the pointers drawn on the wall. Maybe someone else will be bold enough to try."

Treasure island. Edit

Requirement: Map

Journal entry:

  • "When we looked closely at our map, we noticed someone had written a set of mysterious direction in one of the corners.  Will it lead to some kind of treasure?  It might be worth sending someone to find out."
  • "As we were looking through our map, we came across a few markings that were not original. Someone has added a pointer to a location near us. What would we find there? We don't know. Maybe it's worth sending someone to check it out?"
  • "We took some time examining our map and found it has some abnormal symbols scribbled in a few places. It appeared as if someone had hidden something in the area and provided directions to it! Should we send someone to investigate?"

Send someone:  

  • "The map directions weren't too hard to follow.  We found our way to one of our neighbour's backyard and dug under one of the trees.  We discovered two food cans!  That's what we call a successful treasure hunt!"  (+2 Soup) (Chance of becoming Tired)
  • "We had fun following the map clues, despite the grim, post-apocalyptic surroundings! They brought us to an old tree with a hollow in its trunk, which contained a set of checkers. That's a lucky find!"  (+1 Checkers) (Chance of becoming Tired)
  • "Those map directions were a cruel joke, or just a child's playful imagination. We found nothing and only wasted our afternoon running around." (Chance of becoming Tired)

Choose no one:

  • "Childish drawings on a map are not exactly a good reason to risk our heads in this whole mess of a situation. What would be buried there, if anything at all? Half a dozen bottle caps? Clearly not worth the risk."

Zoo escape (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entry:

  • "Hear that?  It sounds like a herd of animals are stampeding just above our heads, across what used to be our beautiful lawn.  They are not getting away with that!  It might be a perfect opportunity to get some fresh food.  Who should go hunting?"
  • "We've been hearing a lot of noises coming from our neighbourhood today. Our guess is that were a zoo escape and the animals are stampeding up there. It might be a good chance to hunt some fresh food, who should go outside?"

Send someone:

  • "Too bad we never practised sharpshooting. Every shot we fired in the direction of those animals that looked like two-headed cows, was a miss. Let's hope we'll be on target next time."

Choose no one:  

  • "A hunting excursion sounds way too risky.  What if these are not your average animals, but mutant spider-lions or worse?"

Yes or No events Edit

Yes or No events are simply that: the player can choose either Yes or No. Unlike the leaving the shelter events or the using items events, those two choices are always present and the player is able to make the desired choice regardless of conditions.

Alternative diet. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "Ha! Guess what! We already got ourselves our very own fallout garden! We've got a bunch of mushrooms growing on one of the wall. They're big enough to be eaten. How about that, should we prepare a mushroom feast today?"
  • "We found some weird mushrooms growing on one of the walls. Food shortage is no laughing matter, so maybe it would be a good idea to grab a mushroom bite or two. What's the worst thing that could happen?"
  • "We were never huge fans of mushrooms, but with a colony of them growing on one of the walls, we've changed our loyalties. We're all about mushrooms now! Should we eat them?"

Yes:

  • "Those were delicious. Our only concern is that they were glowing in the dark... and now we are too for that matter..." (Counts as one feeding of Soup for all family members present in the shelter)
  • "We learned something today. Tomato soup is our best friend, and mushrooms aren't. Yuck." (Inflicts Sickness on one family member)

No: "We may be hungry, but there are just some things we will never eat. Wall fungus is one of them."

Call of the Tuba. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "Mary Jane used to be cheerful, but lately she is feeling a bit down. She clearly misses her music lessons – she keeps humming her favourite classical pieces, immitating [sic] the sound of tuba [sic]. She said she would die for a chance to play it again... which may very well happen if we let her out of the shelter. If this would help to bring a smile to her weary face, maybe we should consider letting her out for a short walk around the house above?"
  • "Mary Jane insists she doesn't feel complete without her musical instrument. If she hid it well, maybe her tuba is still safe somewhere in the ruins of our house. A reminder of her hobbies and what life used to be might cheer her up a bit and make this situation easier for her. Should we let her out for a quick look around the house?"

Yes:

  • "Mary Jane got very excited when we agreed to let her look for her tuba. She said if she can't find the instrument, she'll settle for anything else she can find, like some sheet music. We sure hope the tuba didn't make it... we're pretty sure we prefer radio static or even the sweet sound of silence." (Raises Mary Jane's Sanity) (Possible one-day expedition, with all the pros and cons of doing so)
  • [Mary Jane can fail to return; any of the "failure to return from an expedition" texts will appear.]

Call of the wild. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Timmy has always enjoyed running around like crazy and riding his bike. A compact shelter has little to offer for a boy with legs that are way too long for it. He's been asking and asking for a chance to get outside. Should we risk his life and send him for a short walk? That what a responsible parent would do, right?"
  • "Oh, Timmy. He was always a wild one. A shelter is not the best environment for a boy who's hell bent on running around until he can barely breathe. He really misses that. He asked if he could go out to the surface, even for a short while, this sounds highly dangerous and irresponsible. Should we agree?"
  • "Timmy has been talking about going out to the surface, to explore, run, dance and play with whatever burnt remains can be found. We would gladly jump at a chance to get him some fresh air, though we are worried the exposure to radioactivity out there will effectively ruin his fun by turning him into a terrifying mutant. Should we let Timmy out?"

Yes:

  • "When we consented, Timmy almost hit his head on the ceiling. We figured that if he doesn't encounter any savages, mutated beasts or killer mimes, he should be find and back soon enough." (Raises Timmy's Sanity) (Possible one-day expedition, with all the pros and cons of doing so)
  • [Timmy can fail to return; any of the "failure to return from an expedition" texts will appear.]

No: "We had to say no. What else could we do? It's dangerous and Timmy's sad puppy eyes aren't enough to convince us. And no, chewing your own foot is not a convincing argument either!" (Decreases Timmy's Sanity)

Call the Sheriff! Edit

Journal Entry:

  • "One thing you don't expect, is a band of people all dressed in green showing up at your doorstep, and claiming they take from the rich and give to the poor. That's exactly what happened to us. Should we let those clowns in? They might provide some quality entertainment!"
  • "The last thing we expected to hear while sitting in a fallout shelter was a trumpet.  It was played by someone who was clearly not a trumpet player, and who had probably never heard a trumpet player in his entire life.  He came with a friend who knocked on the door and demanded that we 'let the Merrymen enter', so they could 'take from the rich and give to the poor'.  Should we let them in?"
  • "A group of people dressed in green pyjamas knocking on our hatch is not something that we anticipated. Yet this is exactly what happened. Furthermore, they insisted they are 'Merrymen' and wish to take from the rich and give to the poor. We're pretty poor, so maybe we could make some new friends? Should we let them in?"

Yes:

  • "Those merry folks were very kind! They noticed we didn't have a radio and so offered us one. When we asked where they got it from, they said "the 1%". (+1 radio)
  • "So we had those weird people over and they were more than kind.  They gave us a first aid kit, and we spent a lovely afternoon together dancing and singing.  Then they left."  (+1 Medkit)
  • "Our guests enjoyed our hospitality. They told us that we deserve better, and so they shared their supplies with us. They gave us a few water bottles, and spent some time telling us stories from the wasteland. Quite a few of stories, in fact. They promised to tell us more the next time they're in the neighbourhood." (+n≥1 Water)
  • "Those 'Merrymen' were not merry at all! They told us that we were rich, and that we should share with the other 99% of the wasteland. They grabbed a few things and left. We couldn't do anything to stop them – their green clothes were too damn hypnotising!" (-n≥1 random item)

No:

  • "We didn't answer those peculiar calls and kept the door locked until the noises outside faded away. We're not exactly sure we want those people to come back. They sounded harmless enough, but can harmless people be trusted in these troubled times? They might be worse than those who don't seem harmless at all."

Desperate measures (unofficial name) Edit

These entries involve three distinct situations under one umbrella: the characters ponder attacking either elders, teachers and schoolchildren, or their neighbors. The family can ponder attacking each of these groups only once (meaning a total of three of these events will occur in one playthrough).

Some of the Yes results vary, but many of them and the No results overlap. Answering Yes to any of them earns an Achievement and restricts the player from being rescued by the twins, as the twins are vehemently anti-bandit and do not wish to associate with them. A bloody handprint will appear on the shelter wall above the rifle.

Journal entries:

  • "We're closed off in a tiny shelter and our supplies are very limited.  It we want to survive, it's time for desperate measures.  We know there's a group of elderly people hiding in the ruins of the local retirement home.  They must have some supplies and in our opinion, we need them more.  The well-being of your family is the most important thing in the world... right?"
  • "Our supplies are scarce and our morale is low. You can almost smell the desperation in the shelter. We're pretty sure there's a small group of survivors nearby, mostly old folks from the retirement home. It shouldn't be hard to... borrow some of their supplies. They're old anyway and we need them more... right?"
  • "Our situation is getting worse every day. We can see the hunger and desperation in each other's eyes... We know a teacher from a local school rescued a bunch of kids when the bomb fell. We also know what kind of supplies are in the school shelters, as part of the community, we helped stock it for an emergency, so technically they're ours, right? Should we reclaim them in our hour of need?"
  • "We could really use some more supplies... we counted all of them today and the numbers did not make us happy. Time to do something about it. We know that a teacher from the local school managed to rescue a bunch of kids and lead them to a nearby building, where they're relatively safe... and we could really use whatever they have. We could REALLY use it... right?"
  • "So this is what it's come down to – sitting idly in the shelter with very few supplies and a growing sense of impending doom. If only there was something we could do about it... like breaking into our neighbors [sic] shelter. We know the lock is broken and we saw her restocking the shelter before the bomb fell. Should we go and check it out? She and her children probably didn't even make it in there, right?"
  • "These are dire circumstances we found ourselves in. Supplies are running low, and if we don't take care of ourselves, nobody else will. We know for a fact that one of our neighbors had a shelter with a broken trap door and there might be some supplies inside. Of course, there's a chance the neighbor and her kids managed to get there in time... but we could really use whatever they have. And we're stronger. Should we pay them a 'visit'?"

Yes:

  • [The dark side.] "We went, got what we needed and came back. Were sure that group will do just fine... most probably. Yeah, absolutely..." (+n≥1 random item) (Heavy Sanity decrease to everyone present in the shelter) (Locked out of being saved by the twins) (Achievement unlocked: The dark side)
  • [The dark side.] "We are now richer in some supplies, but for some reason we don't feel very good about it... let's just never mention this whole thing again." (+n≥1 random item) (Heavy Sanity decrease to everyone present in the shelter) (Locked out of being saved by the twins) (Achievement unlocked: The dark side)
  • [The dark side.] "We had to do this for the family. It HAD to be done. We really don't want to mention it again. How about we talk about something else. Soup, perhaps?" (+n≥1 random item) (Heavy Sanity decrease to everyone present in the shelter) (Locked out of being saved by the twins) (Achievement unlocked: The dark side)
  • [The dark side.] "We had no idea they installed some kind of alarm system around the shelter door! As soon as we tried to open it, we were jumped and attacked with loose bricks and map pointers! There were way too many adults – we were expecting just one teacher, but it turns out they left children behind to make space for themselves. We are appalled! Those terrible, terrible teachers!" (Heavy Sanity decrease to everyone present in the shelter) (Locked out of being saved by the twins) (Achievement unlocked: The dark side)

No:

  • [Innocence preserved.] "We're no bandits!  Sure, we need supplies, but not at the cost of others.  We won't bother these people.  A man who takes canned tomato soup from another is not worthy to taste that soup.  Let's just hope that everybody else out there is as decent as our family." (Strongly raises Sanity of everyone in the shelter)
  • [Innocence preserved.] "Robbing innocent people? Absolutely not! We are NOT savages, we cannot stoop that low. It's important to keep our values, even in these troubled times. Especially in these troubled times! Let's set a shiny example and leave these poor people alone." (Strongly raises Sanity of everyone in the shelter)

Discord in the ranks. Edit

Prerequisite: Answered yes to "Let us out!!!"

Journal entries:

  • "We started arguing with Dolores about opening the bunker door a few days back. She's really aggressive, and this could quickly escalate into something major. Should we try to ease her down? The alternative is our very own, small war."
  • "The tension in the shelter has been rising ever since the unfortunate panic-attack and opening of our door incident. Dolores has been mad about this, and she's not giving it up. We will end up fighting unless we talk it over. Should we?"
  • "Dolores has been really angry about the door incident from a few days ago. She just doesn't want to let it go, she seems very hostile. We need to have an intervention or we are bound to end up fighting. Should we try to talk it over? The alternative is to settle this on the battlefield."

Yes: "Dolores had to release some steam, that's all. We're all a bit tired, but hopefully this can be cured with a good night's sleep."

No: "Arguments inside of a tiny shelter are probably the best way to drive someone insane." (Heavy Sanity decrease for Dolores)

Fresh eats! Edit

For the malignant iteration of this scene, see Little shelter of horrors.
Prerequisite: Answered "yes" to "You reap what you sow."
Expected occurrence: About 5 days following a Yes to "You reap what you sow."

Journal entry:

  • "Plants are usually green... so it shouldn't be too worrying that Mary Jane's plant is a bit glowy, It [sic] shines with a healthy, greenish colour!  Maybe that means it will bear more fruit?  Or vegetables?  Or whatever those twisted things hanging from that plant are.  Shall we collect them now?"
  • "Whoa, that plant Mary Jane has been tending to is growing like crazy! It's also glowing in the dark. We've never grown carrots or anything, so we're not sure if that's normal. Maybe it's a good time to collect whatever fruit it's produced?"

Yes:  "Good call with the plant.  We were able to procure four cans worth of food from it.  The glow seems give [sic] it extra nutritional value. (+4 Soup)

No: "We felt it wasn't the right time to cut the plant down, but we were wrong. It pretty much crumbled into ashes during the night. Our guess is that this was a new type of plant. If we discovered it, we can give it a name. Maybe something like Three Mile Chernoshima?"

Knock, knock... (unofficial name) Edit

There are two sets of events involving a knock on the shelter door: this set, and another which either ends the game (good or bad) or involves a major raider attack. The latter set can be distinguished from this one, as it is sometimes accompanied with a drawing of a sunshine and a house. This one is the former.

If this event appears early in Survival Mode (the first 2-6 days or so), it is most likely to be any family members that the player did not grab during Scavenging Mode. This event can only be a family member once, and that character will join the game with random levels of Hunger, Thirst, Tiredness, Sickness, Injury, and Sanity. Any one of these stats can even be at zero, resulting in that character dying immediately as they join the game.

Journal entries:

  • "We were about to go to sleep when we heard someone knocking on the door. Who could it be at this hour? Who could it be in this part of the wasteland? How in the hell did they survive the nuke!? Should we open it?"
  • "There is nothing more surprising than a knock on a fallout shelter door. Who could it be?! Should we investigate and risk our very lives? That sounds like a good idea! Shall we open the door?"
  • "Someone is very serious about banging on the hatch. We are scared to open it, but it might be some good news, right? We would gladly welcome any friendly face. Even if it was our neighbour, Ned. We're pretty sure that if there was any reason why our town got bombed, he would be that reason! Shall we open?"
  • "Knock, knock! This sounds always surprises and confuses us. It could mean anything, good or bad! But we're always curious. Should we open the door?"
  • "Someone is at the door. We're a bit scared but maybe it's a friendly face of an American soldier? Should we open?"
  • "If there's one sure way to get our attention, it's definitely banging on our shelter door. Whoever it is, they're quite persistent -- they've been at it for the past 5 minutes. Should we open?"

Yes:

  • "We were suspecting trouble, big or small. What we didn't expect to find was Mary Jane. She told us she was able to survive by hiding in a fridge! Good thinking!" (Mary Jane joins the family in the shelter with a random status if she was not grabbed initially)
  • "We were not prepared for what, or rather who, was standing outside the shelter door. It was Timmy! He was able to survive on his own. He was a bit jumpy and kept saying something about the power of the conch, but he is safe with us, now!" (Timmy joins the family in the shelter with a random status if he was not grabbed initially)
  • "When we opened the door, we just laughed and screamed and screamed and laughed some more. It was Dolores! She survived the blast, more or less without a scratch! Oh this is a happy day!" (Dolores joins the family in the shelter with a random status if she was not grabbed initially)
  • "We opened the hatch, but there was nobody there. Damn pranksters making jokes even after the apocalypse."
  • "Someone started shooting at us! We closed the hatch as quickly as we could, but a shot or two grazed us." (Inflicts Injury upon one of the family members, most likely an adult)
  • "Opening that hatch was a bit risky. It seems it gave us some awful sickness... that coughing is driving us crazy!" (Inflicts Sickness on one family member)
  • "A group of travellers wearing gas masks and carrying some serious looking equipment gave us purified water. Before we could thank them, they turned away and left." (+2 Water)
  • "Turned out it was a nice, mysterious fellow in a weird suit. He gave us some soup cans. This will help us survive the next couple of days." (+2 Soup)

No:

  • "The banging stopped after a while and whoever was behind the door left. We have no idea who it was. Will we ever find out?"

Knock, knock (endgame) (unofficial name) Edit

Repeating event (every 10 days)

The second set of events involving knocking on the door are those that are most likely to end the game via getting rescued, as they are only triggered by the completion of a series of military ending events or twins ending events.

Once these entries have been triggered, the journal entries from the non-endgame knocking events can also end the game once the requirements for a military or twins rescue have been completed.

Journal entries:

  • "What we initially thought was thunder, turned out to be heavy knocking on the door. Someone either hates that door, or is very determined to have someone to answer it [sic]. Should we open the door?"
  • "We woke up to the sound of banging on our door. Someone has been at it like there's no tomorrow. In a manner of speaking, that might be true. Shall we open the door?"
  • "Someone is at the door. We cannot hear what they're saying, but they've been banging on it like crazy. Maybe it's good news, maybe it's bad news. Should we open the door?"

Yes:

  • [Prerequisite: Pancake is in the shelter] "If it wasn't for Pancake, we would've surrendered! He jumped those thugs like a mighty lion and chased them away! We haven't seen Pancake since them, but we have a feeling he's OK." (Permanent loss of Pancake)
  • "We opened the door expecting friendly faces. Instead, we were beaten, tied up and forced to watch a band of raiders plunder our home. If there was ever a time when we thought of our shelter as home, it was right then."
    • Possible event: "All of our supplies were plundered. Nothing was left behind, save for a few damaged items. We don't know how we're going to survive." (Loss of every single item in the shelter) (Heavy Sanity decrease for everyone present in the shelter)
    • Possible event: [THE END] "These thugs didn't seem to care what happened to us, whether we lived or died. We don't see a bright future for us..."(Achievement unlocked: This is the end)
  • [THE END] "Safe! Safe at last! The military came to our rescue and took us away from this hell hole. It was our home for a little while, but we can't say we'll miss that tiny shelter. We don't know if our future is bright, but if it is, let's just hope it's not more nukes lighting up the sky." (Achievement unlocked: Rescue Time!)
  • [THE END] "We've waited a long time for this moment. Words can't express how we felt when we saw those soldiers enter our humble shelter. We're safe, finally safe! What will tomorrow bring? We don't know, but it's sure going to be better than this." (Achievement unlocked: Rescue Time!)
  • [THE END] "We made it! We got rescued by our brave military! We honestly shed tears of joy when we saw those handsome uniforms covered with radioactive goo. Let's hope this is the end of our desperate survival, and we can finally have a fresh start." (Achievement unlocked: Rescue Time!)
  • [THE END] (Rescued by the military--no script) (Achievement unlocked: Rescue Time!)
  • [THE END] "We were ecstatic when our friends came over today to officially invite us into their new camp. The siblings said they are incredibly grateful for all the help and assistance we've provided, they claim the whole thing wouldn't be possible without us. They swear they already made a separate house for us, all furnished and with some of our own supplies, and there are plenty of families waiting to meet us there. We can't wait to be between people again, maybe the world isn't as bad as it looks? We can't wait to start our new, more peaceful and normal life. Goodbye, little shelter... you have been our home for a long time, but today it's time to move on and the future is looking really bright!" (Achievement unlocked: A New Hope)
  • [THE END] "For so long we thought the world has really turned into a cruel, unforgiving and hopeless place, but today our views on it were challenged when the siblings and a few other people from their group visited us with an invitation... to come live with them in their freshly built, fully functional camp. This is our chance to have a normal like again, being between friendly and good people. Taking care of each other during the good and the bad and uniting together against the evils of the wasteland. This is an emotional moment for us... and a time to leave our dark but cozy shelter on a way to a brighter future! Farewell, our humble little home. We're starting a new life today!" (Achievement unlocked: A New Hope)
  • [THE END] (Rescued by the twins--no script) (Achievement unlocked: A New Hope)

No:

  • [Ignored knocking on the door.] "We're not opening the door. Who knows what's on the other side. Better safe than sorry, especially now that we're so close to getting out of this mess in one piece. Let's just hope the military gets here soon." (Decreases Sanity for all family members present in the shelter)

Let us out!!! Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Breathe calmly. One, two, three. That's better. Don't panic. Don't panic. WE NEED TO OPEN THE DOOR THIS INSTANT OR WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! OPEN THE DOOR!!!"
  • "Are the walls closing in on us? Is this space getting smaller with every passing minute?! WE NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE! NOW! OPEN THE DOOR, OPEN THE DAMN DOOR."
  • "Claustrophobia is difficult to fight against. Especially in a little, cluttered bunker. Maybe if we could open the door for just a few minutes... let some air in..."

Yes: "Opening the door and letting contaminated air in was a great idea. Now, instead of phobias, we need to deal with vomiting." (Inflicts Illness on one family member) (Unlocks "Discord in the ranks.")

No: "Keeping the door closed was the right thing to do, but the tensions are rising in our tiny, little shelter." (Sharply decreases Sanity of everyone present in shelter)

Pancake shelter events Edit

Prerequisite: Pancake is in the shelter
  • "It would be a good idea to let Pancake out for a while. He's a dog, he needs his space, for running and... other things. So how about we send him outside for a while?"
  • "Pancake has been barking and barking for hours! If he doesn't get out he will go crazy, we will go crazy, and anything else that lives here with us will go insane too. Should we send Pancake outside?"
  • "The dog woke us up a few time during the night. He's pretty restless and probably wants to go out. Should we let him?"
  • "Pancake seems eager to run outside for a while. Maybe he will bring back something interesting?"
  • "Pancake is quite agitated. Letting him out for a run seems like a good idea. Maybe he will find something interesting?"

Yes:

  • "Good job, Pancake! We have no idea how he was able to bring us bottled water. Dog paws are no good for carrying bottles." (+1 Water)
  • "Good job, Pancake! Although cans are not our first choice of meal, the ones brought back by Pancake will be just fine." (+1 Soup)
  • "Good job, Pancake! The more ammo we have, the more we can shoot at things. Shooting things after the apocalypse is not something you can skip out on." (+1 Ammo)
  • "Good job, Pancake! An entire first aid kit? That's more than we need!" (+1 Medkit)
  • "Good job, Pancake! We don't know how we could survive without a flashlight! Well... we survived without one until now, but that doesn't mean anything." (+1 Flashlight)

Paranormal activity. Edit

Requirement: Map

Journal entry:

  • "Today during breakfast we were startled when our map slid off the wall.  We checked the nails holding it, but there were all firmly in place.  It could be a poltergeist, maybe we need to perform an exorcism to get rid of it... anyway, in the wall behind the map we discovered some sort of safe!  We're curious as to what treasure might be inside.  Should we open it?"
  • "We got scared a little bit today when all of a sudden our map just fell off the wall!  Maybe our shelter is haunted?  When the map fell down, it revealed some sort of safe behind it.  We don't remember installing it but we can probably crack it.  Well, we technically have all the time in the world to do it.  Should we try?"

Yes:

  • "We're no sure how or why the map just decided to slide off the wall, but we're lucky that it happened.  Inside the dusty safe we found some supplies!"  (+1 random item)
  • "We're still not certain how the map fell down – if it was some ghost playing tricks on us, it's a friendly one! Inside the safe we found some useful items, so we'll do this ghost the courtesy of not calling an exorcist." (+1 random item)
  • "We were expecting big sums of money and some gold bars inside, but found nothing of the sort. It's probably for the best, they would be useless right now. Instead, we found some other stuff that might prove useful!" (+1 random item)
  • "That was terrifying! As soon as we cracked the safe open, the lights went out and for a few seconds we were left in complete darkness. When it was all over, we noticed that some of our supplies went missing... Damn that ghost!" (-1 Soup)

No: "After careful consideration, we decided to leave the safe alone. We're not very superstitious, but still... Wouldn't want to add a vengeful ghost to the list of our problems right now."

Something smells worse than us. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Every new smell attacks out noses in this little shelter instantly.  There isn't much we can miss.  So, when a single brick fell out from the wall revealing a tight opening, our senses were immediately invaded by a terrible stench.  We should probably check that hole out and see what the source of that smell is."
  • "There isn't a lot of space down here and we can smell EVERYTHING. When one of the wall bricks got loose today and revealed a hole, we felt pretty sick. It's the smell coming from the hole. It's terrible! Should we investigate and remove the source of the this stench?"

Yes:

  • "We approached the hole cautiously and peeked inside.  What happened next nearly gave us a heart attack.  Some crazed rodent, a reptile or whatever this crazy mad creature was, leapt out and started jumping all over the damn shelter!  It was everywhere!  We couldn't catch it!  Before we could do anything, it pushed our radio off the table and went back in the hole it crawled from.  We never saw it again."  (-1 Radio)
  • "We looked into the hole fearing something might come at us with claws, fangs or other mutated and sharp body parts, but nothing happened. Instead, we found a dead rat who was trying to break into a can of tomato soup. He failed miserably. We have a feeling we'll be luckier than him, so we confiscated it. We gave the rat a proper burial in an empty can. He deserved that much." (+1 Soup)

No: "We decided to ignore the hole, the stench, and anything that might happen because of it. We've taken enough risks already. We ended up feeling a bit unwell, and later on we heard something moving in the hole, a few hours after that, the smell was gone."

Tag, you're it! Edit

Prerequisite: Both Timmy and Mary Jane are in the shelter

Journal entries:

  • "The kids have been all fidgety lately. They miss running around and playing games with each other in their rooms. Even though the shelter is way smaller than their bedrooms, there's some space in front of the table that seems perfect for wildly sprinting around and playing tag. Should we let them play?"
  • "Timmy and Mary Jane are in need of some physical exercise. Letting them run outside in the wasteland seems a bit too adventurous, but they could play tag inside the shelter. It's not like we have any expensive vases or antique dishes down here to be broken. Should we let the kids play?"

Yes:

  • "Once again we have proven to be irresponsible parents. Letting children run around in such small spaces cannot end well. We're not sure who pushed who, and what exactly caused it, but the kids managed to shove some items off the shelf... truth be told, the kids seem a bit happier so maybe it's not the end of the world. Wait... it actually is..." (-n≥0 random item) (Increases Timmy and Mary Jane's Sanity)
  • "As soon as they got permission, Timmy and Mary Jane immediately started running around, laughing. Or at least spinning around, since there's not much space in this tiny shelter. During their playtime, they noticed a single bottle of water tucked in the corner behind some empty cans. Lucky find!" (+1 Water) (Increases Timmy and Mary Jane's Sanity)
  • "The kids were ecstatic! Watching them play was a real treat, they looked so happy. When Mary Jane pushed Timmy around, he fell face first on an unopened soup can that was hidden in the corner of the shelter behind some empty bottles! What a lucky day for us. And we're sure Timmy's face will be just fine." (+1 Soup) (Increases Timmy and Mary Jane's Sanity)

No: "There's simply not enough space around here for any activities. We can barely stretch without putting elbows in each others eyes! The kids weren't exactly happy about it, but it's about time they got used to this situation and understood the rules of the shelter. No running!" (Decreases Timmy and Mary Jane's Sanity)

Talking to Dolores (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Something's missing... let's see... fan hum, check. Strange noises in our pipes, check. Hellish yells outside, check. Oh... Dolores hasn't spoken for a while now! That's it, and it's really strange. Talking to her would be a good idea."
  • "Dolores has not been very talkative lately. Should we chat with her and find out what's wrong?"

Yes: "Talking to Dolores helped resolve some of her issues and doubts. She feels better now." (Increases Dolores' Sanity) (Makes Dolores less Tired)

No:

  • "It seems that Dolores fought with her thoughts on her own and is much more cheerful today."
  • "So... we decided not to talk to Dolores. Nothing happened."

Talking to Mary Jane (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entry:

  • "Mary Jane didn't utter a single word today. This is very odd. Maybe someone should find out what's going on with her."
  • "Mary Jane has been awful silent today. This is very unlike her. Should we try talking to her?"

Yes: "Nothing solves problems better than an honest conversation over a hot beverage. We don't have the latter, but talking alone seems to do the trick." (Increases Mary Jane's Sanity) (Makes Mary Jane less Tired)

Talking to Mutant Mary Jane (unofficial name) Edit

Prerequisite: Mutant Mary Jane

Journal entries:

  • "We risked poking Mary Jane, but there was barely any reaction. Ever since she... transformed, she's just been staring at the wall, smiling insanely. Maybe a good old-fashioned chat will work. After all, it's not like she's a weird mutant now. Oh wait, she is. The idea still stands, should we chat with her?"
  • "Since Mary Jane turned into... well, we really don't know what she is, we're not even sure if she's herself anymore, she's been smiling all the time, but no one really tried to talk to her. No one dared. Should we try?"

Yes:

  • "Mary Jane is gone. We have no idea what happened to her. This is odd. She's a hard one to miss!

    We tried to communicate with her, but we just couldn't get on the same page. She seemed quite upset. In the morning she was gone. She left us a note, which read: 'Hnfpgh ghhhyyy uuu OoooOOOooo'. We hope she's OK." (Permanent loss of Mary Jane) (Decreases Sanity of everyone present in the shelter)
  • "It was a bad idea or maybe we started off on the wrong foot. She said something that sounded like 'Mary smash!' and started punching everything in her path. She calmed down after a while, and has just been standing still. Maybe this is now her way of showing affection." (Inflicts Injury upon one family member)

No: [We lost a daughter, we gained a...] "The silence, and the presence of what looks like a cross between a bear and a giant slug, makes us feel a bit uneasy. You might even say we're on the straight road to insanity." (Decreases Sanity of Ted, Dolores, and Timmy)

Talking to Timmy (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Timmy is not doing great. It would be good to talk to him and cheer him up."
  • "Timmy has been sitting there, just staring into space. Is something wrong? Maybe it would be good to have a little chat with him..."

Yes: "Even a word or two may be enough to brighten someone's mood. Timmy seems to be better now." (Raises Timmy's Sanity) (Makes Timmy less Tired)

No: "Apparently, yelling 'Get better!' doesn't actually help anyone get better. Weird." (Decreases Timmy's Sanity)

Tinkering with the radio (unofficial name) Edit

Requirement: Radio

Journal entry:

  • "Our favorite radio station stopped broadcasting.  When we tried other frequencies, we found nothing but static.  Are all of the stations gone?  Maybe we should tinker with our radio to increase its range?"
  • "That radio of ours has been silent for the past few hours. We need our news! We need our music! We all agree on that and if it's refusing to cooperate, we need to meddle with it until it works."
  • "There is nothing more annoying that silence and thats all we're getting from our radio. No music, no talking, nothing. Is there anything we can do with the radio to make it work again? We sure know staring at it won't help."

Yes:

  • "Well... that didn't go so well, and we broke that damn thing.  Technology changes so fast these days it's hard to keep up.  Who needs a radio anyway?" (-1 Radio)
  • "Well, we did what we could, but we still can't hear a thing. Damn it."

No:

  • "We're sure they are experiencing technical issues. Yes, that's it. Everything will be just fine..." (Decreases Sanity of everyone in the shelter)

Unknown benefactor. Edit

Also known as: "What's in the box?"
Repeating event

Journal entries:

  • "When we opened the bunker door this morning to let in some fresh, radioactive air, we discovered a small suitcase on our doorstep.  There was no note on it and the neighborhood seemed empty.  Should we take a look inside?"
  • "During the night we heard some suspicious sounds coming from behind our door.  When we peeked out in the morning, we saw a leather suitcase.  It has no address or name on it, but we're pretty sure it's meant for us.  Should we open it?"
  • "The other day we heard a quiet knock on our door, but when we opened we only found a suitcase on the doorstep and there was no one around. It isn't signed but it sure looks like it's meant for us! Should we check what's inside?"

Yes:

  • "We were hoping it would be a bouquet of beautiful flowers or maybe a box of fine Belgian chocolates, but apparently you can't have it all.  We will put these items to good use anyway."  (+1 random item)
  • "Inside the suitcase we found some soup, but... yuck!  It expired a long time ago!  We're not feeling very well, some of us spend the whole morning using the bucket in the corner... We're not accepting anonymous gifts ever again!" (Inflicts Sickness on one family member)
  • "It was an innocent looking bottle of water, so we took a sip. We thought we got lucky, but it was all a lie! Either that water was irradiated or it was some kind of biological weapon... it made us all feel pretty sick." (Inflicts Sickness on one family member)
  • "Damn it, the gift was booby trapped! There was nothing inside besides some junk and as soon as we opened the suitcase, it exploded! Is anybody hurt?" (Inflicts Injury upon one family member)
  • "We gladly accepted this sudden gift and despite our suspicions, it turned out it was just the regular tomato soup that we all know and love. Thank you, kind stranger!" (+1 Soup)
  • "There's no such thing as too much water nowadays! We inspected it thoroughly after taking it out of the suitcase, but it looks absolutely harmless and purified. We hope we get to meet this generous stranger one day and thank him or her personally for keeping our family well hydrated." (+1 Water)
  • If a suitcase opening was going to cause Injury or Sickness, and the family members present already have these afflictions, there will be no result in the morning.

No:

  • "It's pretty simple – if we don't know where it comes from, we cannot trust it. There's no way we're taking this gift. We left it outside, maybe some cockroach will want it. The kind of cockroach that enjoys ties, an occassional [sic] cigar and of course leather suitcases."
  • "We have no idea who left this and nowadays you cannot trust anybody. We're not risking our lives for some supplies, they could be poisoned! We threw the gift away and quickly forgot about it. "
  • "What if it's some sort of complicated booby trap? We've heard some bandits around, maybe they left the suitcase and they're lurking in the shadows, waiting to steal all of our cans! We carefully moved the bag away and the next morning it was gone." (Most likely to show up when bandits have moved into the area; the last clause confirms it was a trap)

Wanna buy a rock? Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Our sorry excuse for a dinner was interrupted by a raspy voice coming from outside, saying 'wanna buy a rock?'. We calmed down when we realized the voice belonged to old man Jim, who used to live in our town. Well... at least we think he did. We just never quite figured out where he stayed. We should probably answer his question. It's impolite to keep people waiting like that."
  • "Our town used to be very quaint and friendly place before the blast. One of the townsfolk we often recall is the old man Jim who would sometimes limp through our street. Turns out he's alive and well, and still homeless! Some things never change. He clearly misses us and much as we miss him - he's been banging on our shelter door for the past few hours asking whether we want to buy a rock."
  • "Before the world turned into an unforgiving, dead wasteland, we were friend with almost everybody in our town. Including the old man Jim, who would shamble through our street often and always said hello. When we wanted to visit him once, he gave us an address that took us to a park. Old man Jim is such a joker! It appears that he survived the blast, since he's at our door right now, asking if we want to buy a rock."
  • "During our latest expedition, we ran into a smelly man in torn up clothes. We recognized him as an old bum named Jim who used to roam the streets of our town before the bomb fell. Now he roams the wasteland and it looks like he followed us home. Now he's banging on our door, asking if 'we want to buy a rock'. Well... do we?"

Yes:

  • "Rocks? We love rocks! Mary Jane used to have a sizable collection of minerals and we were all really fond of it. Even the simplest, radioactive rock is a good start for a new collection. The one we chose is really pretty and Jim didn't even want anything in return! He told us it brings luck and that we should cherish it. Seems like thinks are really going our way today."
  • "We opened the door and greeted the old man with a smile. He was eager to show us his bag full with a rich choice of rocks and convinced us to take one for free 'for old times sake'. We agreed, carefully chose the best looking rock and the man left. We can't complain, it's a good rock, really. Also, he claimed it brings luck. We'll see about that."
  • "Old man Jim was always lovely and friendly to everyone, so of course we opened the door and fulfilled his request. He winked at us and told us the first rock is for free, which we were happy to hear. A nice rock is a good thing to have, but we don't think we will be able to trade any of our supplies for it. Even if it brings luck like he claimed."

No:

  • [No salesmen, please.] "You need to really be careful with door-to-door salesmen, way too often they try to sell you junk like that. We like to think we make informed and reasonable purchases, like this apron with the American flag we got just before the blast. It was a real bargain! The old man didn't sell aprons, so obviously we told him to go away."
  • "We did the only reasonable thing in this situation, which is to should really loud that nobody is home. The old man soon left and didn't bother us anymore."

Wolverines! Edit

Journal entry: "'Open in the name of freedom!' came a shout from outside our door.  We weren't sure who claimed to be representing freedom, but we could hear it was a group of people, probably armed.  Anyone who introduces themselves like that is probably planning to kill someone in the name of 'freedom'.  Should we open...?"

Yes:

  • "Opening the door revealed a group of armed teenagers, possibly high school students.  Contrary to what we expected, they were very friendly and requested to know if we've seen and Reds nearby.  We couldn't help them.  When they found out we were not armed, they were kind enough to leave us a spare rifle!  We asked who they were, all they said was 'Wolverines!'." (+1 Rifle)
  • "We regretted opening the door the minute we saw who was standing on the other side. Dark faces, rifles and determined look of a band of teenagers. 'We're doomed!, we thought [sic]. Then, out of the blue, one of them asked us if we're with the Reds. We've never supported the Red Sox, so we confidently said that we weren't. The tension dropped immediately and those nice, young people gave us two bottles of water! They also told us to have no fear, since Wolverines are around. We're not sure what wolverines have to do with all of this, but we took their word for it." (+2 Water)
  • "When we peeked outside, we were greeted by a group of high school students. They were well equipped and looked like they could take care of themselves. They questioned us about 'enemy combatants' in the area. We couldn't help them, but they were happy to leave one of their spare axes with us, in case we needed to defend ourselves. When we asked why would they help us, they replied 'its what Wolverines do.'" (+1 Axe)

No: "We stayed silent until the group on the other side of the door went away. They didn't show up afterwards, so we figured it was the wise thing to do. Let's just hope they don't come back in greater numbers."

You reap what you sow.Edit

Journal entries:

  • "We were sure we'd looked through our supplies carefully, but Mary Jane spotted something all of us missed. A seed! A plant seed! We should plant it to see what happens, but we need a bottle of water for that. Should we use it?"
  • "Enjoying the little things in life is important in any situation. So when Mary Jane found some seeds in the shelter, she got really excited. She thinks that with a little luck, and enough water and soil, we might be able to grow our own food. We don't know if these are vegetable seeds, but if they are, planting them might be worth a shot. Shall we use a bottle of water to start our garden?"
  • "While Mary Jane was rummaging through our belongings, she found a single plant seed. We have no idea what kind of seed it is, but maybe it's the start of something great? If we're lucky, it might be an apple tree! Or a cherry tree! Or something edible! We need to use a bottle of water to plant it – how about that?"

Yes: "Here goes nothing. Soil, seeds, water. We'll see what happens in a few days time. Let's just hope these seeds don't turn into some useless flower. Mary Jane seems optimistic enough." (-1 Water) (Raises Mary Jane's Sanity) (Results of this choice can be found at "Fresh eats!" and "Little shelter of horrors."

No: "There are plenty of better ways to use our water. Drinking comes to mind. So Mary Jane will have to think of another way to occupy herself.

It seems that Mary Jane took it harder than we thought. She really was emotionally invested into growing that plant." (Lowers Mary Jane's Sanity)

Events using items Edit

Events using items either require the player to choose one item in order to advance to the next day, or the event can be skipped entirely without making a choice. Some items can be consumed during these events, others have a chance of being consumed, and others will never be consumed (the Boy Scout Handbook and the Map, for example, are extremely unlikely to be consumed unless the twins request either one).

10 on the Richter scale! Edit

Journal entry:

  • "Peculiar... it seems that the whole shelter has been shaking every couple of minutes, and it feels like it's getting stronger every time this happens. Here it comes again... and it's way worse! It's an earthquake! Hold on to something!"
  • "What is that? It seems like a distant rumble, but it's getting louder... and why is everything shaking? Oh god, it's a quake! Grab something and hold on!"
  • "Everything is shaking, cans are jumping all over the place! If this had happened after we drank that delicious wine for supper a few weeks back, it would seem perfectly normal. It's either another nuke or a quake! Either way, we need to grab something before everything gets smashed to pieces!"

(Gas mask, Radio, Flashlight)

Choose Gas mask: "We got to the gasmask [sic] in time, just before it was about to get smashed by jumping pieces of furniture. That was one hell of a quake! Let's try to stay positive–this was hardly anything compared to the nuke that dropped recently. You know the one, right?"

Choose Radio: "Earthquake or not, nothing is going to stand between us and our daily dose of radio static! We were able to grab it before it could fall down and get smashed. Something else might be broken, but we won't know until we've clean [sic] this place up."

Choose Flashlight: "That was a close call! The torch was about to hit the floor when we caught it, but honestly, the whole place is a mess. Something might've been broken. We won't know until we look through everything. Let's hope no more quakes will hit us."

Choose anything: "Everyone ok? Let's hope so... We need to make a proper inspection. That was one nasty earthquake. We never used to get such bad ones before! It's all because of the atoms. Definitely the atoms. NO ONE should mess with atoms. NO. ONE."

Choose nothing:

  • "Well, that's one hell of a mess. So many things got broken that we don't even know where to start. At least the bunker is still intact and the ceiling didn't fall on our heads. That's some sort of relief." (Only happens if items are damaged)
  • "Anyone hurt? Hopefully not. This entire place is a mess, but nothing seems to be very badly damaged. It should be good as new after we do a bit of spring cleaning." (Only happens if no items are damaged)

And my axe! Edit

Twins ending event

Journal entries:

  • "The siblings kept their word and visited us again with a request. Seeing as they're slowly running our of space in their tend, their group is attempting to build a small camp for themselves. They already gathered some resources, but they need someone to help them chop wood and build houses."
  • "When we hear a knock on the door and decide to open, our heart rate always goes up a bit. Fortunately this time it wasn't some bloodthirsty raiders, but the brother and sister that we befriended some time ago. They're quite ambitious -- together with their group, they're trying to construct a few houses and make a small camp. If we have an axe, we could help them with the construction."

(Axe)

Choose Axe: "It took a few hours, but we managed to chop everything they asked us to and even a bit more! Everybody was really grateful and we got a lot of friendly pats on the back. Helping people and working together sure is a nice feeling. We hope we get to visit our friends in their new home one day." (High chance of -1 Axe)

Choose nothing:

  • [Afraid of splinters.] "It's unfortunate, but we don't have any tools and we can't just chop wood with our bare hands, no matter how determined we are. We had to refuse."
  • [Afraid of splinters.] "We wish we had an axe... its wood chopping qualities are quite useful, but it's even better as a deadly weapon against bandits. Either way, we obviously couldn't help our friends today."
  • [Afraid of splinters.] "We apologized for not being able to help at this time. Maybe we can find an axe soon and join the fun, but right now we have no way of helping these folks."
  • [Afraid of splinters.] "We hope they can manage without us -- building a cosy camp seems like a nice idea and we wish the group well."

Axe shaving time. Edit

Prerequisite: Ted has grown a full beard
Expected occurrence: Usually appears between days 30 and 60

Journal entries:

  • "Sure, times are hard, and there isn't much need to shave anymore, but beards are still not welcome in this house! Any means of cutting a beard is acceptable. Say... that axe looks quite sharp. Maybe it could help with some beard trimming?"
  • "We didn't pack any razors when we came down to the shelter, and now some of us can be confused with a sasquatch. A good, sharp axe might be a perfect replacement for a razor... "

(Axe)

Choose Axe:

  • "With some skill, trimming a beard with an axe turned out to be both possible and quite relaxing. We should do it more often." (Raises Ted's Sanity) (Achievement unlocked: Lumbersexual)
  • "Ouch. Turns out an axe is no good as a replacement for a razor. (Inflicts Injury upon Ted)

Choose nothing: "No axe - no shave. Maybe another time."

Bandit events Edit

Repeating event

Prerequisites: Bandits must have moved into the area, drawn to the shelter by conducting too many expeditions. These only start once the prepare-for-expedition screen lets you know that bandits are in the area and if a family member returns to the shelter after this begins (that is to say: if no one enters the shelter after bandits move in, bandits will not bother you).

Journal entries:

  • "Alarm! Someone is trying to break in and they're not alone. We'd better get ready, or else we might end up dead. Or worse."
  • "Just when we thought we might have a quiet day, we got invaded. A group of bandits is on the other side of that door, demanding we walk out hands in the air, or they will get in the hard way. That doesn't sound too good. What do we do?"
  • "All hands on deck! There are people on the other side of the door, and they don't seem too friendly. In fact, they've promised us a painful death at least 17 times already, and it's only been five minutes since they arrived! We'd better prepare, they'll be forcing that door open any minute now!"
  • "Bandits are at the door, promising us the worst fate we can imagine if we don't let them in! It's time to make a stand of surrender."
  • "A band of raiders are at our doorstep! They demand we let them in! This is no game. We either yield, or we fight back. There's no middle ground here."
  • "A gang of thugs started banging on our door, ordering us to surrender and give up all of our supplies. How do we respond to these scumbags?"

(Padlock, Axe, Rifle)

Choose anything: [Fort Shelter.] [Us or them.]

One of the following messages will be used if the player successfully defends against the raiders, followed by an addendum denoting what happens to the item used in the shelter's defense.
  • "We were able to defend our home this time. What if they come back?"
  • "We've taken a stand and shown these bandits who's in charge here. We're hoping they won't come back with more friends some other time..."
  • "We were able to fight off the bandits this time, but there's no guarantee they won't come back. We need to be prepared at all times."

Choose Padlock: "We didn't think that a small padlock would stop them, but it turned out to be enough to discourage the unknown attackers. It seems that they game this whole break-in a fair shot, but ultimately gave up and left. Too bad that padlock is in no shape to be used again. We need to think of other ways to fight off the bandits and other soup hungry barbarians." (-1 Padlock)

Choose Rifle:

  • Possible event: "That spare ammo we brought came in handy." (-1 Ammo)
  • "Our trusty old rifle helped us fight, but now it's just a piece of junk. This is not good." (-1 Rifle)

Choose Axe: "Our axe broke during the fight. We should get a new one as quickly as we can." (-1 Axe)

Choose nothing:

  • [Prerequisite: Pancake is in the shelter] "If it wasn't for Pancake, we would've surrendered! He jumped those thugs like a mighty lion and chased them away! We haven't seen Pancake since them, but we have a feeling he's OK." (Permanent loss of Pancake)
  • [Prerequisite: Mutant Mary Jane] "We were as surprised as those bandits when Mary Jane launched herself forward and dealt with those scumbags using methods best described as 'brute-force'. We were almost worried for them. Almost."
  • [Prerequisite: See "Handymen"] "It's hard to tell who was more surprised – us or the bandits on the other side of our door, when our mutated friends jumped out of their hiding spots and came to our aid! They quickly forced the raiders to retreat. Helping the mutant group was a good idea! We hope everything goes well for them and at least tonight we can sleep without worries."
  • [Prerequisite: See "Handymen"] "When we opened the door and saw a group of heavily armed raiders, we thought we were as good as dead. Thankfully our mutated friends kept their word! All of their extra arms proved very useful in scaring the bandits away. We thanked them for their help and waved them goodbye. They waved back. With all of their limbs. That was plenty of waving. We hope everything works out for them."
  • "The enemies stormed into our shelter but instead of grabbing our supplies, they got Mary Jane! She put up a fight and kept biting her kidnappers furiously... we hope they don't hurt her." (Mary Jane is removed from shelter)
  • "We watched helplessly as those cruel thugs took Timmy out of the shelter. We hope we'll see him again someday..." (Timmy is removed from the shelter)
  • "Oh no! Instead of murdering us all and robbing our supplies like we expected them to, the bandits grabbed Dolores and pulled her out of the shelter, kicking and screaming... damn you, bandits! Dolores will make you pay for this, we're sure of it!" (Dolores is removed from shelter)
  • "We thought these bandits would just kill us all, but instead they grabbed Ted and took him away at gunpoint! We hope nothing bad will happen to him..." (Ted is removed from the shelter)
  • [THE END] "This is not the ending we pictured. Captured in our shelter by bandits. Goodbye, cruel world." (Achievement unlocked: This is the end)
  • [THE END] "Curiosity killed the cat, they say. All those expeditions we sent out lead a band of renegades to us. We had to yield, and our fate remains uncertain. We're not optimistic. The only law now, is the law of the wasteland, and we're not going to benefit from that." (Achievement unlocked: This is the end)
  • [THE END] "This is the end. Our shelter was penetrated by bandits, there was nothing we could've done, it's over for us. We're doomed. Doomed!" (Achievement unlocked: This is the end)
  • [THE END] (Invaded by bandits; no script) (Achievement unlocked: This is the end)

Beast fight. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "We are not alone. There's a huge, hairy bunny-beast that seems to be hiding in one of the pipes! It's been poking it's [sic] head out, eyeing our measly food stash. We can't let it get to it! WE CAN'T LET IT BE IN HERE WHEN WE SLEEP!"
  • "What was that?! A rat? Rats are usually smaller than cats. And what's with the double tail?! We can't let that thing get to our supplies!"
  • Mutated rodents are attacking our supplies! We're not sure if they're rate, feral bunnies or just mutated hamsters. All of these options are pretty grim. We could use spare ammunition or something else to get rid of every one of these pests."

(Axe, Rifle)

Choose either: "Our cans are saved! Too bad for the hairy mutant! Guess we're still top of the food chain. Good for us."

Choose Rifle:

  • Possible event: "Damn, our gun blew up when we tried to shoot the thing." (-1 Rifle)

Choose neither: "That beast of a rodent won. It won and stole our food. Can or no can, at least we have each other, right? We're just worried it'll come back to finish what it started..." (-1 Soup)

Boredom (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Let's do something today. Something fun. If we don't, someone might snap and that's the last thing we want."
  • "Where is a ball when you need one? We are really bored and we need something to occupy ourselves with. Too many hours of counting pipe droplets is not healthy. There has to be an alternative."
  • "There is not much you can do in this tiny bunker. We need to fight the boredom, otherwise someone might feel like going out to admire the radioactive landscape, or something equally crazy like learning about foreign geography. We need to do something!"
  • "We're bored. No, really. WE'RE BORED. And we have to do something about it, or we'll end up as some cannibalistic, post-apocalyptic savages armed with toasters. It's time to do something."

(Rifle, Radio, Checkers, Cards)

Choose Rifle:

  • "It's man's second nature to hunt. We went to see if there's anything worth hunting outside. We ran into this nice looking man, so we started yelling loudly and waving our gun at him. He probably misunderstood this universal gesture of peace, because he fled before we could talk. But he left two cans of soup behind!" (+2 Soup)

Choose Radio:

  • "If you put a sea shell to your ear, you can hear the ocean. We discovered if you put your ear next to a radio, you can hear static! And it's almost like an ocean! Who needs seashells any more!"
  • "Despite all the interference, our radio was able to get a charming groove on. We even sang a bit about not setting the world on fire. This is clearly an oldie."

Choose Checkers: "A game of checkers, a cup of coffee and a newspaper is all a 1950's man needs. There's no coffee down here, and the paper boy probably got blown up... Yay, checkers!" (Increases sanity for all family members)

  • [Possible event] "Mary Jane never got along with board games... so it´s no wonder checkers almost drove her insane. Checkers does that to some people." (Lowers Mary Jane's sanity)

Choose Cards: "There are few things as relaxing as cards... and we only have cards, so a game or two doesn't hurt." (Increases Sanity for all family members present in the shelter)

Choose nothing: "We decided that staring at the walls in silence is a great way of passing the time." "However, Timmy is looking a bit off. Maybe his part of the wall isn't as interesting as others."

Card tricks. Edit

Military ending event
Requirement: Radio

Journal entries:

  • "We received another transmission from the army! They'll be doing a quick sweep of the area, and asked all survivors to have markings at the nearest bus stop to indicate they're around. The markings are to be made with cards. Guess we won't be able to play poker, but if that gets us rescued, then we can probably make that sacrifice."
  • "The army is on the radio again! They said they'll be scouting the neighborhood and need to find clear signs of survivors that are still alive. We were asked to leave a few cards at the nearest bus stop to mark how many people occupied our shelter. We should get going if we want to make it before nightfall."
  • "Another broadcast from the military! They said they needed to locate the general area we're in, and that hey want us to leave specific markings close by. They said the markings should be... cards. Playing cards. How strange is that? We're supposed to go out to the nearest bus stop and pin the card denoting our headcount there. Weird? Perhaps, but if we're doing it, the time is now."

(Cards)

Choose Cards: "The cards are in place. All we need to do is wait for the army to pinpoint our location. That shouldn't take long, we hope."

Choose nothing: "Damn it, we missed our chance to let the military know where we are! There is a good bet they will get back to us again, but when will that be?!"

Cheering up Dolores (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entries:

  • "We're locked up and it's easy to grow tired of this situation. Dolores has been looking rather down for a while now. She even refuses to eat soup, how crazy is that? It's hard to say if we can help her, but trying to cheer her up might be worth a shot."
  • "Everything would be fine if it wasn't for Dolores. She doesn't seem well. She used to be so energetic and happy. Now she just sits there and sulks. We should do something about it."
  • "Dolores has been awful silent. Is there anything we can do to help her?"

(Bug spray, Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Bug spray: "Spraying someone in the face to make them smile sounds like a brilliant plan. Until you try it. Then you realise there must have been a significant error in your line of reasoning. Not only do they not smile – they get angry." (Chance of inflicting Sickness upon Dolores)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook:

  • "Giving Dolores a book seemed like a good idea. But she was too tired and too sad to read anything. We hope she gets better soon."
  • "Dolores was always a bookworm. When she didn't have a book to read, she would read labels on detergents. The Scout Handbook sucked her right in, and all she's been talking about lately is making campfires."

Choose nothing:

  • "Times are hard and there is little we can do to keep everyone's morale up. Let's save our energy for later." (Decreases Dolores' sanity)
  • "Avoiding problems is always the best solution. So we were truly surprised when Dolores went completely insane." (Will only happen if Dolores' Sanity drops far enough to register Insane)

Cockroach events Edit

Repeating event

Every instance of cockroaches in the colony go under different titles, including "Bugs.", "Infestation.", "Swarm.", and "Ue kam in peas."

Multiple levels of the cockroach infestation exist, of which there are at least three. They are denoted by the number of cockroaches present in the shelter.

Level 1 cockroach infestation Edit

These are entries that will appear when there are zero cockroaches currently in the shelter, beginning the infestation. If nothing is done, one cockroach will appear in the shelter, and the second level of infestation will be unlocked.

Journal entries:

  • "We never thought we'd live to see a dancing cockroach. We still haven't, but we saw one that was nearly as big as a cat. The good news is, they've probably scared off any rats in the area. The bad news is, they are huge and will probably attack us when they get a chance!"
  • "That trash can of ours is getting disgusting. The good news is, we don't have much of an appetite when we see it, so we're saving some food! Yet for some reason, we would like to tidy this mess up. Those giant green cockroaches are a pretty good motivator."
  • "The trash can is becoming full of empty soup cans, and that unmentionable bucket is overflowing. Both of them are attracting strangely glowing, suspiciously big insect wildlife. Roaches weren't that big before the war, were they?" (First level: no cockroaches currently in the shelter)

(Bug spray, Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Bug Spray: "We dodged a bullet this time. That is, if a bullet was huge, hairy, had either legs and a glowing head. Hopefully, we won't have to deal with them again." (-1 Bug spray)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook: "That was close. A nest of those glowing bugs might've been more than enough to drive us out into the wasteland. Roaches are the worst, but radioactive roaches? Yikes!"

Choose nothing:

  • "Oh my... that thing is huge! And there goes another one! Roaches everywhere! We're doomed! We already feel all dirty!" (May inflict Illness upon one family member)

Level 2 and 3 cockroach infestation Edit

These entries will appear when there is currently one or two cockroaches in the shelter. If it advances to "Ue kam in peas." and nothing it done about the roaches, the third-level infestation messages will begin to repeat.

Journal entry:

  • "These cockroaches aren't playing around.  They're very territorial and they're leaving us less and less space every day.  We need to do something about it." (Second level: one cockroach is already in the shelter)
  • "It turns out Mr. Freeman, the physics teacher at Timmy's school, was right.  One plus one, does indeed, make two.  In our case, it's two or more cockroaches, because those little bastards just keep coming!  We need to clean up our mess or end up with a full-blown infestation!" (Second level: one cockroach is already in the shelter)
  • "We always wanted a pet, but we just couldn't decide what to get.  A cat?  A dog?  No matter, we have our very own cockroach colony now.  Unless we want they to stay and play fetch, we should start doing something to drive them out.  Though the fetch option is quite likely – they're as big as small puppies!" (Third level: two cockroaches in the shelter)
  • "The roaches seem to get more organized with every passing day.  At first it was just one or two of them, but nowadays we see small columns of them marching through the shelter.  We need to do deal [sic] with this situation before their civilization becomes superior to ours!" (Third level: two cockroaches are in the shelter)
  • "We learned a valuable lesson recently, if you don't do anything about roaches in your home, you will end up with more roaches. That's not ideal. If we don't do anything about it, we will end up all glowy, just like them." (Third level: two cockroaches are in the shelter)
  • "It seems that for every cockroach we squash with our boots, two others take its place! It's time to do something about it before we get completely overrun." (Third level: two cockroaches are in the shelter)

(Rifle, Bug spray, Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Rifle:

  • "We've won the battle, and maybe even the whole war.  After the massacre was over, we tidied up the cockroach remains and dumped them next to our shelter door.  Let that be a warning to all the other insects out there!  Don't mess with us."  (Ends cockroach infestation) (Chance of -1 Rifle)
  • "Victory is ours! The roaches lie defeated. Oh, this is a glorious day for all remaining humanity! Humans are the dominant species once again."  (Ends cockroach infestation) (Chance of -1 Rifle)
  • "The roaches might've had the numbers, but we turned out to be the strategic masterminds. After we murdered their leader and showed his severed head to his army, the remaining roaches scattered in panic and ran away."  (Ends cockroach infestation) (Chance of -1 Rifle)

Choose any item:

  • "We dodged a bullet this time. That is, if a bullet was huge, hairy, had eight legs and a glowing head. Hopefully, we won't have to deal with them again."
  • "We have defeated the insidious roaches and driven them away.  Their nests are ours!  That should teach them a lesson."  (Second and third level: Ends cockroach infestation)

Choose nothing: The second level of infestation is likely to inflict Sickness on one family member. The third level is likely to inflict Sickness on all family members.

  • "Our new cockroach roommates can be a bit messy, disgusting and annoying, but surely this is not the worst thing that could've happened to us, and there's not much we can do about it anyway. Maybe one day we'll manage to convince them to pay the rent." (Increased chance of inflicting Sickness upon family members)
  • "Although they're a bit glowy, and we're pretty sure they spread diseases, we have no means of fighting those damn roaches. Best just get used to the situation... better the roaches than bandits. Or commies." (Increased chance of inflicting Sickness upon family members)
  • "Our time will come, but for the time being we'll just have to... adapt to this living situation.  They're here, we're here.  Let's make the best of it.  They're only cockroaches, after all." (Increased chance of inflicting Sickness upon family members)
  • "Living with roaches can't be too bad, right? Even if they're stealing your pillows, socks and wallets. Why would roaches even need wallets?! And that smell is horrible..." (Increased chance of inflicting Sickness upon family members)

Ue kam in peas. Edit

This one is also the third level of cockroach infestation, but offers unique choices, a single dialogue tree, and an Achievement. If nothing is done about this event, the earlier level-three entries will begin to repeat. This one will always show up in the journal as "Ue kam in peas."

Journal entry: "We've never felt weird, but today we had to revisit the term. It seems that our little green pests... guests... are trying to communicate with us. One was even holding something that resembled a sign, which read 'Ue kam in peas.' What on Earth do they mean?"

(Boy Scout Handbook, Bug spray)

Choose Bug spray: "No, no, no. No talking roaches. No, sir! We need to make sure we do not even look at these abominations. Wait... how do you even use that spray... AIIEEEEEEE!" (-1 Bug spray) (Ends cockroach infestation) (Achievement unlocked: Bughunter)

Choose nothing: "This is insane, why would we talk to roaches? Are we going insane? Are we?!" (Decreases Sanity of everyone present in the shelter)

Dead air. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "It has become more and more difficult to breathe in the shelter over the last couple of hours.  We suspect there is something wrong with the ventilation.  Maybe it got stuck somehow?  But how?  We need to investigate or we might suffocate."
  • "A few more hours of coughing and we'll get used to it! Our ventilation fans have halted, and no fresh air seems to be circulating through the shelter. We have to fix it before we suffocate like rats trapped by a professional and very cruel rat catcher."
  • "We can barely breathe in this damn shelter. For the last couple of hours the situation has been getting noticeably worse. There might be something wrong with the ventilation system. Maybe it's stuck? If that's the case, we need to look into fixing it right away!"

(Flashlight, Boy Scout Handbook, Bug spray)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook: "Using the handbook to research vent maintenance seemed like a fair idea. We figured if it's full of pointers on how to fix things, it much have a chapter on nuclear shelter air-filtration systems. Before we could even check, we were invaded by a group of angry, mutant insects which flew out of that cursed vent. Their stings hurt like hell and seemed to give us a fever..." (High chance of inflicting Sickness on one family member, most likely Ted)

Choose Flashlight: "The obvious thing to do when a vent is blocked, is to check what's blocking it. However, when you shine your flashlight on a hive of mutated insects, things usually go from bad to worse. The angry hive is gone, but the insects did some biting before they fled." (Inflicts Injury on one family member, most likely Ted)

Choose Bug spray: "We decided to spray the hell out of that vent, just to be on the safe side. Turned out it was the right thing to do. A couple of mutated insects fell out followed by a gust of fresh air." (-1 Bug spray)

Choose nothing: "We decided to ignore any problems with the vents and focus on other problems. As predicted, all of us developed a nasty cough and had trouble breathing, but it got better next morning. We don't know what the issue was, but the important thing is, it's gone now." (Confirmation is required on what doing nothing does; so far, it seems there is no negative effect)

Dispose of rifle (unofficial name) Edit

Military ending event

Journal entries:

  • "Another radio broadcast from the military was a huge shock for us. Not only did they postpone our rescue, they also ordered all survivors to get rid of the firearms. Are they nuts?! How are we supposed to defend ourselves?! It'd better be worth it..."
  • "We were afraid the army wouldn't get back to us, but they eventually did. The next transmission was full of evacuation promises, but it ended on a big 'if'. The speaker requested that any survivor groups armed with firearms should dispose of them before they get rescued. We don't know what this is about, but it sounds like violating our rights. On the other hand, are there any laws and rights left, or is it everyone for themselves?"
  • "We couldn't get a clear signal from the radio until midday, but after we tuned in on a military broadcast, we were left speechless. Not only did they not deliver on the evacuation promise, they also ordered us to dispose of all our firearms before the military arrives to save us. Who asks such things of an American, who?!"

(Rifle)

Choose Rifle: [Law abiding citizens.] "We decided to follow military orders and got rid of our rifle. We did so with a heavy heart, but if that's the price of getting to safety, we pay it gladly. That doesn't mean we'll never get another one, though..." (-1 Rifle)

Choose nothing:

  • "We decided to ignore those stupid orders. Who are they to tell us what to do? The US government?! Well, they probably are, but that doesn't mean they can take our gun. Over our dead bodies!" (If the family does have a rifle) (Note: If the rifle was taken on an expedition when this event triggers, the game recognizes the player as still having it; the event WILL repeat until there is actually no rifle in the gameplay)
  • [Law abiding citizens.] "Since we didn't have a gun to begin with, soldiers shouldn't have any issues with us." (If the family doesn't have a rifle)

Every bullet counts. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "The wasteland is full of surprises.  Like this man on the other side of our door, knocking and claiming that he is willing to offer a lot for decent ammunition... shall we trade?"
  • "We were about to finish our dinner, if you can call it that, when we heard someone knocking on the door. It seems to be a trader, who is very interested in ammunition. How about that?"

(Checkers, Ammo)

Choose Ammo:

  • "Our visitor was happy to get some ammunition.  In return, he offered us rations.  It wasn't much, but something is always better than nothing."  (+1 Food, -1 Ammo)
  • "We handed the ammunition to the stranger and he offered us something of true value in return – a working radio." (+1 Radio) (-1 Ammo)

Choose Checkers: "We offered checkers, instead of ammunition. The visitor was quite confused and tried to explain to us what ammunition is. We pretended to understand nothing. It was very amusing, until he left with our checkers board! Asshole!" (-1 Checkers)

Choose nothing: "That man was desperate! When we refused to hand over our ammunition, he was able to throw a smoke bomb in the hatch. Before we could see anything again, he was gone with our ammunition. Asshole!" (-1 Ammo)

Family ties. Edit

Despite the premise of this event, a Boy Scout Handbook gained from anywhere will trigger a successful "Yes" from this event.

Journal entries:

  • "We have plenty of distant relatives, but none of them mean as much to us as auntie Ada. She lives in the country, so there is a good chance she's still configuring her cow counting machine and not worrying about nukes raining down on her henhouse. Too bad we don't have a photo of her... or do we? We put some photos into books a while ago, after the giant coffee spill incident."
  • "We've been wondering what happened to uncle Brian. He should've been far from where the bombs fell, but no one knows for sure; It would be great to find out [sic]. He always looked on the bright side of life, so maybe we should too, but it's not easy. Say, didn't we have a photo of him, tucked away in one of the books at home?"
  • "If there is one person we truly miss, it's our great-uncle Terry. He used to tell brilliant stories about turtles, elephants and wizards. It would be so reassuring to hear on of these stories again. And yet, we don't even have a photo of him, just memories..."

(Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook: "We did! The photo we were looking for was stuck between the pages of the Scout Handbook. What a lucky coincidence! It's a bit blurry, but it's still a wonderful surprise." (Strong Sanity boost for everyone present in the shelter)

Choose nothing: "And so, we are left with no photos, no news, and no happy thoughts. The world is too cruel..." (Sanity decrease for everyone present in the shelter)

Fighting the tide. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "We had planned to go to Niagara Falls and see those beautiful waterfalls. We never expected to get a waterfall of our very own in our shelter. Right now, it seems that half a dozen pipes burst and all that water is pouring right into our bunker! We need to save our supplies!"
  • "What's that trickling sound? And why is the wall so wet? Are we about to get flooded? We don't have life preservers! Or a boat! A boat wouldn't even fit inside this shelter! We need to do something to save the supplies!"
  • "We could've sworn that huge puddle of water wasn't there earlier... and there goes another one... oh damn it! We're getting flooded! Let's grab some of our supplies before they start floating!"

(Map, Cards, Radio)

Choose Map: "Before any of the streams squirting from the walls could hit our map, we tore it down. It was the only thing to not get wet during our little floor. After the water level had dropped we started cleaning up. We might not finish before the next apocalypse hits." (-1 Radio, -1 Cards)

Choose Cards: "We're all about survival and poker games, so it wasn't too surprising when we went after our lucky set of cards first. Not a single card got wet, but plenty of other supplies were submerged. After a while , the water level dropped, but the damage it did was quite extensive. We'll have to deal with that." (-1 Map, -1 Radio)

Choose Radio:

  • "Well, that was lucky! The shelter filled with water pretty rapidly, and we were certain we were going to drown. With our heads barely above the water, we weren't even able to open the hatch and escape! Before we could start considering the worst, the water level started to drop. We're fine, save for the mess we need to deal with." (-1 map (if available), -1 deck of cards (if available))
  • "The radio was rescued first before any of that filthy liquid got into its case. It wasn't long before most of the water disappeared, but the damage it'd done was enough to upset us. Cleaning and fixing this mass will take us days! And what's that smell?!" (-1 map (if available), -1 deck of cards (if available))

Choose nothing:

  • "The water got everywhere and ruined everything. Maybe not everything, but it's pretty bad. We could do with a clean-up crew. Oh wait, there are no clean-up crews in the apocalypse! It seems we'll have to deal with this mess on our own." (-1 Map, -1 Cards, -Radio) (Only appears if items were lost in event)
  • "This was one hell of a flood. No one expects to be rained on indoors, but it seems that in the post-apocalyptic world anything goes! The water is gone and there doesn't seem to be much damage, but we still need to dry the bunker and ourselves." (Only appears if none of the options were available to be saved)

Giving the army gas (unofficial name) Edit

Military ending event
Requirement: Radio

Journal entry:

  • "It's the army again! We thought they were near, but it seems something kept them away. Guess we're not leaving just yet. Their broadcast was concluded with a request for assistance. They was us to take a few canisters of gas to the nearest bus stop. Apparently, they need it for their transport. This is not something we can do very quickly, so we need a gas mask to stay safe. There is no need to get sick right before we get rescued."
  • "We received another radio broadcast from the military. Apparently, they wouldn't be arriving when we expected, but they suggested they won't be long. However, survivors were requested to render assistance by bringing gas canisters to the nearest bus stop for military vehicles to use. We supposed we could do it, but not without a gas mask. Who knows how long it will take and we don't want to get ill in the process."
  • "Soldiers sent out another radio message requesting all survivors in the area remain patient and await further instructions. Sounds like the extraction isn't coming as soon as we hoped it would. Additionally, the officer from the broadcast requested that survivors who are able to bring some gas canisters to the nearest bus stop should do it as soon as possible. That might take a while, so the only sane idea is to wear a gas mask."

(Gas mask)

Choose Gas mask: [Assisted the army.] "All set! The canisters are in place and we're safely back home. Well... if you can call it that. And hopefully for not too long. We will see what the next few days will bring."

Choose nothing: [Didn't help the army.] "We felt it was too risky to help the army without using a gas mask. It seems our rescue will be a bit overdue."

Gobbledigook (unofficial name) Edit

Military ending event
Requirement: Radio

Journal entries:

  • "We were able to receive another message from the government. The military is preparing a rescue mission. They want all survivors to head to a specific location in the area, then leave a sign that someone is still alive and kicking nearby. The problem is, they've provided us with geographical coordinates, but we need a map to find out where we're supposed to be headed. Otherwise it's just complete gobbledigook."
  • "Today, an army broadcast interrupted our... let's just call it breakfast. Anyway, they seemed very eager to evacuate us away from here, but then went over several things that needed to happen before they'd do it. The first item on the list is up to us. We were given geographical coordinates and need to get to there to leave a sign we're still alive. This should be easy with a map."
  • "Today, the music from the radio stopped abruptly, and instead we got to listen to a transmission from the army! We were almost halfway to the door when they started talking about evacuation, but it turns out there is something we need to do first. All survivors were asked to have a sign that we're alive somewhere in the area. The exact location was given in geographical coordinates. We need a map to establish where that is."

(Map)

Choose Map: [Left the army a message.] "A quick glance at the map gave us all the information we required. We left them a message in a bottle."

Choose nothing: [Lost. In the neighbourhood.] "We were sure we could find the location without a map. We were wrong. Hopefully, we'll get lucky next time." (Decreases Sanity of everyone present in the shelter)

Handymen. (bandit version) Edit

This event involves a group of mutants protecting the family from an attack by raiders. It only functions during the "Bandit events" and the various random attackers, for which options are available for the family to defend itself. If the player chooses none of these, but activates this event, they will be protected.

These events will not protect the family against raider attacks involving the player answering knocking on the door.

Journal entries:

  • "There's a man on our doorstep and he wants to be our friend! At least that's what he says. He looks harmless, although he seems to have aquired [sic] an extra pair of arms as a result of some weird mutation. He assures us we will not get sick and asks for our help – if we could provide him and his group with some supplies, they would repay us by helping us fight off the next raiding party that comes our way. Should we accept his offer?"
  • "We got visit [sic] today from a person with a physical mutation – he managed to grow several extra fully operational hands! He shared the story of his group with us – people with other deformities, who despite the circumstances remain friendly and struggle to gather supplies. Wherever they go, people just shoo them away in fear of getting sick. He promises that if we gift him some supplies, his group will help us get rid of bandits next time they bother us."

(Water, Soup)

Choose anything:

  • "Whether it was just pity or fear of bandits, we're not sure, but in the end we agreed to his terms. We will be calmer knowing that someone is looking out for us, especially someone with so many arms." (-1 chosen item) (Protected from next raider attack)
  • "It feels good to have some friends in this cruel, empty wasteland. A few of our supplies is a small price to pay when it comes to the safety of your family." (-1 chosen item) (Protected from next raider attack)

Handymen. (expedition version) Edit

Journal entry:

  • "We had a chance to meet the strangest person today. He looked just like a human, except with triple the amount of hands necessary. We listened to his story about a group of folks just like him, who are having a hard time scavenging supplies because of their appearance – people shoot first and ask questions later. He offered us a deal – if we share some of our supplies with them, they will help us on our next expedition and make sure we're safe."
  • "At breakfast we heard a knock on our door. It was a man with a rather excessive number of arms. He had told us his group was having a hard time finding supplies. Wherever they'd go, they got shot at first sight and asked questions later. It's probably because of their appearance. The friendly mutant presented us with an offer – in exchange for some supplies, his folk would escort us on our next expedition and make sure we come back home safely."

(Water, Soup)

Choose anything:

  • "We were relieves when the man assured us that his 'condition' is not contagious We gladly took his offer and we're actually looking forward to our next expedition!" (-1 chosen item) (Guaranteed return to shelter after next expedition)
  • "The stranger quickly became a friend then we agreed to his terms. It doesn't cost us that much and we will sleep easier knowing that we will come back safely from our next trip to the surface." (-1 chosen item) (Guaranteed return to shelter after next expedition)

Choose nothing: "No matter how many spare hands these people have, and how friendly they are, we simply cannot spare the supplies. We need to take care of our own. The man was disappointed, but he understood."

Happy birthday Mary Jane! Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Mary Jane has been dropping hints that it's a special day for her today.  We had to think about it hard, and after eliminating your average festivities, the anniversary of that great BBQ we had three years ago, and International Popcorn Day, we realised she was talking about her birthday! That means we need to get her a gift."
  • "There we were, thinking it's a day like any other down here, when Mary Jane confronted us. She said it's her birthday, but she doesn't want a gift. Not in this situation, not in this economy. Well, she's too young to be giving orders around here, so she's getting a birthday present and that's that! We just need to pick out something."
  • "We were pretty sure Mary Jane had her birthday two weeks ago, but it turns out – it's today. Shall we get her something a young lady trapped in a tiny shelter would enjoy?"

(Cards, Bug spray, Medkit)

Choose Cards:  "Mary Jane loves cards.  We thought she might get herself busy with solitaire, but she started doing card readings.  Divination or not, if we don't figure out why the world has gone to hell, maybe she will."  (Raises Mary Jane's sanity)

Choose nothing: "Mary Jane is too old for birthdays. That's what we think." (Decreases Mary Jane's Sanity)

Happy birthday Timmy! Edit

Journal entries:

  • "It's difficult to keep track of time down here, but at least we remembered it's Timmy's birthday today! He's growing so fast. We should get him something every boy wants for his... which birthday is this again?"
  • "This is a joyful time in a sea of grief. It's Timmy's birthday today! Just like last year, we waited until the last moment to get him a present... but this time our options are limited to whatever we can find in the shelter. What is he getting this year?"
  • "We tried to keep track of dates, but they just don't add up. Luckily, Timmy remembered it's his birthday today! We should get him a present. Or a cake. Or both. So it's settled, we're making a soup cake, but what about the gift?"

(Checkers, Boy Scout Handbook, Medkit)

Choose Checkers: "When we were taking cover in the shelter, we barely had time to grab anything, so the checkers set is missing half its pieces. It seems you can still play with the one half, since Timmy has been enjoying himself." (Raises Timmy's Sanity) (Decreases Timmy's Tiredness)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook: "We don't know if Timmy is ever going to be a boy scout after the apocalypse, but the Scout Handbook is a deadly spider-killing weapon in his capable hands. He's having fun." (Raises Timmy's Sanity) (Decreases Timmy's Tiredness)

Choose Medkit: "A bottle of unlabelled pills sounded like a great idea for a gift. Timmy seemed to enjoy them. He's actually looking better now." (Raises Timmy's Sanity) (Decreases Timmy's Tiredness)

Choose nothing: "Time to grow up, Timmy. This ain't Kansas anymore and Santa doesn't exist." (Lowers Timmy's Sanity)

Healing injuries - Dolores Edit

Prerequisite: Dolores exited the shelter via an expedition or a "send someone outside" event
Expected occurrence: A few days after she returns

Journal entries:

  • "When Dolores came back from that expedition the other day, she had a tiny scratch on her leg. It didn't seem serious at the time, but right now it's quite a terrible sight. If we don't do anything about it, losing one leg will be a minor inconvenience in comparison to what might happen next."
  • "After Dolores returned from that last expedition, she was complaining of a minor foot injury. It might have been her right foot. Or maybe her left foot. One of them, anyway. It seemed irrelevant at the time, but now both of her feet are swollen! We need to do something about it."

(Axe, Medkit)

Choose Axe: "If there was one thing we would never consider, it would be cutting off any part of Dolores with an axe. Not only would she object to this, she would probably take matters – and the axe – into her own hands. It was in our best interests to avoid such a situation. We did use the heated axe blade to clean her wounds, and the infection seems to be fading away. The operation wasn't pretty though and we damaged our axe." (-1 Axe) (Chance of curing any Sickness Dolores may have)

Choose Medkit: "There is nothing a few pills won't solve. Keeping a well stocked first air kit should be our number one priority. Dolores is better n ow and let's hope it stays that way." (-1 Medkit)

Choose nothing: "We didn't do anything about the infected wounds. After all, our ancestors could survive without all that fancy medicine, why should we listen to the doctors? Dolores is looking more sickly, though..." (Inflicts Sickness upon Dolores)

Healing injuries - Mary Jane Edit

Prerequisite: Mary Jane exited the shelter via an expedition, a "send someone outside" event, or "Call of the Tuba."
Expected occurrence: A few days after she returns

Journal entries:

  • "Remember that time Mary Jane went out to scavenge supplies? When she got back, she had a wound on her forearm. Nothing serious, she claimed, but it looked like something had bitten her. Now that injury is looking much worse. We fear it may be infected. We have to clean it up."
  • "Mary Jane was injured on her last expedition, she didn't mention it to us, and we didn't notice. It wasn't a problem until just now. It seems her injury got infected and she's in a bad shape. We must help her."

(Axe, Medkit)

Choose Axe: "Mary Jane got the wrong idea when we brandished the axe. She tried to limp out of the bunker, fortunately she was too slow, and we were able to explain our intentions before she ran off. Heating the axe's blade allowed us to clean the wound and stop it from festering. Now it's up to her immune system to fight off the infection. We had to break our axe to do it, but she's looking better today, so we are hopeful it was worth it." (-1 Axe) (Chance of healing Mary Jane's Sickness, if she has it)

Choose Medkit: "A length of bandage, some pills, a little of this and that, and we were able to patch Mary Jane in no time! We used most of our medkit in the process, but the important thing is, she's going to get better." (-1 Medkit)

Choose nothing: "Mary Jane will be fine. It's not the first time and it won't be the last time she's sick. She is looking a bit pale today, though..."

Healing injuries - Timmy Edit

Prerequisite: Timmy exited the shelter via an expedition, a "send someone outside" event, or "Call of the wild."
Expected occurrence: A few days after he returns

Journal entries:

  • "Timmy didn't say a word about it, but when he was outside, he scratched his hand on a wire or some other rusty piece of metal. His wound is not looking pretty and we need to do something about it."
  • "Timmy got back to the shelter from his expedition and looked fine, but it turned out he had hurt his hand on a piece of rusty metal and the wound was infected. It doesn't look like it's healing up. We have to patch it."

(Axe, Medkit)

Choose Axe:

  • "Timmy was very brave about the idea of cleaning up his wound with a heated axe blade. It was a bit painful, but it was soon over. The axe is in no shape to be used again, but Timmy seems much better!" (-1 Axe) (Chance of healing Timmy's illness)
    • Possible event: "Ouch! The axe slipped just a bit, but that must've hurt..." (Inflicts Injury upon Timmy)

Choose Medkit: "Using our first aid supplies was the obvious choice for getting Timmy back in shape. He's young and strong, so we have no doubts he'll recover soon." (-1 Medkit)

Choose nothing: "The best medicine for any sickness or injury is to clench your teeth and ignore it. That's what our grandma always said. Of course, she's dead now and has been for a while, ever since she got that nasty frog bite at the fine age of 25."

Home-schooling Timmy (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entries:

  • "If we care about the future of out kids, we need to start home schooling Timmy. Or maybe shelter schooling is the right choice of words these days. We need to provide him with some reading material as soon as possible!"
  • "Our family has been stuck down here for a while now and we are very worried this might have an adverse effect on Timmy's education. Can he even read anymore? Up there he at least consumed a comic book or two a week. Now there's nothing! We need to give him something to read."
  • "Apocalypse or not, we can't ignore our kids' educational needs. Timmy has spent too much time without reading a single thing. We need to get him to read again. Otherwise he will grow up to be an analphabetic savage."

(Checkers, Bug spray, Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Bug spray: "All we have is the anti-bug spray. It has a few labels that Timmy can read. Who would've thought he would be curious enough to spray himself in the face... that was... unfortunate." (Inflicts Illness upon Timmy)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook: "The only book we have with us is the Scout Handbook, but it's more than enough to get Timmy reading. He might learn a thing or two along the way. Perfect!" (Raises Timmy's sanity)

Choose nothing: "We don't need no education! It's the new world and schooling won't make any difference! It's all about who owns the most cans now! One can, two cans, five cans!" (Decreases Timmy's Sanity)

House call. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "A group of doctors knocked on our door today, requesting some supplies that would be helpful in refilling their first aid kits.  We didn't doubt they were the real deal for a second – they did have lab coats and everything!  Shall we help them?"
  • "Today we've met a bunch of people dressed in what looked like Halloween doctor outfits. They claimed to be a field hospital, moving from place to place and attempting to help those hurt by the hazards of the wasteland. Their problem is, some of their supplies got eaten by something that looked like a sasquatch. They're asking us if we have any spare hydrogen peroxide."

(Water)

Choose Water:

  • "A bottle of relatively clean water is the closest we will ever get to hydrogen peroxide.  The guests were grateful anyway."  (-1 Water) (See below)
  • "We asked them for their doctor licenses, but all of them claimed they left them in another pair of trousers. We didn't dare ask if it was just the one pair. We gave them a water bottle and wished them a good journey. And better luck with trousers." (-1 Water) (See below)

Choose nothing:

  • "What is this scam? They're not even real doctors! No way we're giving these crooks anything."
  • "We don't think they were real doctors. But just in case they were, we got rid of them quickly, before they could start charging us for a home visit."

If the doctors were aided, another non-interactive event follows in several days:

  • "When the group dressed in lab coats came over a while back asking for water, we had doubts about their identities. But no more! They came back today and gave us some injections. We don't know what it was, but we already feel so much better! And all the colours are so bright!" (All Injured and Sick family members are healed)
  • "We almost forgot about this one time we shared some water with a group of people dressed in lab coats. Out of the blue, they came back today and administered us some very healthy looking shots! So they WERE real doctors after all... we think?" (All Injured and Sick family members are healed)

Injury warning - Dolores Edit

Prerequisite: Dolores is injured

Journal entries:

  • "Poor Dolores is in a bad shape. Is there anything we could do for her?"
  • "Dolores is not looking any better today. We should fix her up soon. Did we take the first aid kit?"

(Medkit)

Choose nothing: "Poor, poor Dolores... we are not optimistic..."

Injury warning - Ted Edit

Prerequisite: Ted is injured

Journal entries:

  • "Those wounds hurt like hell and they're not getting any better. It's high time to fix them up or Ted might get worse. Infection is no joke!"
  • "If we don't do something about those injuries soon, things will get ugly. Poor, poor Ted can't take it for much longer."
  • "When are we planning to do anything about those injuries? That aren't getting better and they may get much worse quite soon. What happens to Ted then?"

(Medkit)

Choose nothing: "Too bad. If we don't fix these wounds up soon, things might get much worse."

It's raining crates. Edit

Requirement: Radio
Expected occurrence: Extremely likely to happen in first 5 days, but can occur at any time

Journal entries:

  • "There has been some radio chatter about air drops from the military.  It's about time!  All those taxes had to pay for a crate or two for us, right?  Shall we head out to get them?"
  • "Good news everyone! The government just announced they will be dropping crates filled with supplies in our area. Finally, they are useful for something! We should head out to get to those crates as soon as possible. Grabbing some protection gear might not be a bad idea."
  • "We heard something about supply drops on the radio. This just might be what we need to survive, and it's supposed to happen near our house! Shall we go out and find out if it's really happening?"

(Gas mask)

Choose Gas mask:  Possible event: "We went to get the supplies and our gas mask got a bit damaged. Note taken – don't stand under a supply drop create when it's falling out of the sky! (-1 Gas mask)"

"The air drop crate we found wasn't exactly huge, but it contained a few supplies that will definitely help us.  We were especially happy to find some water bottles and food cans.  For a minute, we thought it was canned meat, but them we found out it was tomato soup.  Our theory is that this whole country used to run on tomatoes and no one suspected a thing!" (+2 Water, +2 Soup)

Choose nothing: "It was too dangerous to go out there without any protection, so we decided to stay indoors and listen to the radio. The static is so relaxing!"

Little shelter of horrors. Edit

For the benign iteration of this scene, see Fresh eats!.
Prerequisite: Answered "yes" to "You reap what you sow."
Expected occurrence: About 5 days following a Yes to "You reap what you sow."

Journal entry:

  • "It's not every day you wake up to a carnivorous plant trying to eat you.  This is how our day started.  Curse Mary Jane's plant and any gardening ambitions we had!  Who would've guessed the seed would grow into a bloodthirsty daemon?!  We need to get rid of it!"
  • "Tentacles! Tentacles everywhere! Is that a monster from Mars!? Wait... they're not tentacles! It's the damn plant Mary Jane is growing! It has mutated and is out of control! Are those TEETH? They're huge!!! We need to do something!"
  • "A tickling sensation woke us up. The roars got us out of bed. Turns out Mary Jane's plant is some sort of plant monster! And it's out for blood, brains or whatever it chews on! We need to do something!!!"

(Bug spray, Axe)

Choose Bug spray: "Bug spray offense is the best defense! Die you plant-mutant, die! Shhh! Phew! That was pretty terrifying. We should probably stick to soup cans instead of growing anything. The climate is definitely not suitable for any serious gardening." (-1 Bug spray)

Choose Axe: "Die you plant-thing, die! Is this sharp enough for you?! Chop! Chop! Phew, that was a close one. Without this axe we would've been plant food... or would that make us fertilizer? Well the joke is on that damn plant, since we ended up harvesting some of it for food. (+2 Soup) (Chance of -1 Axe)

Choose nothing:

  • "It didn't eat us, but Ted got bitten! Or maybe he knocked his head on the wall. One way or the other, we'll need plenty of bandages to sort this out." (Inflicts Injury upon Ted)
  • "There was nothing we could use to fight that damned plant! We're lucky it didn't eat us alive, but it did steal some of our food! In what reality does a plant eat a tomato soup can?! Is that even a world worth living in?!" (-2 Soup)

Lost and found. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "Our ammunition is missing.  There's no way it was stolen, so it has to be here, somewhere.  We need to find it!"
  • "We had some spare ammunition, but now it's gone. We don't know how or when. It must've been misplaced. We need to find it, and soon."

(Flashlight)

Choose Flashlight:  

  • Found it! The ammunition clip was covered by a can. Too bad it was empty, but at least we have our bullets back. (+1 Ammo)
    • "The first thing we found was a forgotten deck of cards.  Dolores used it for solitaire back in the day, until the kids lost a few of the cards.  We can now play semi-solitaire!" (+1 Cards)

Choose nothing:

  • "It was too dark to find those tiny bullets without a flashlight. They aren't lose, technically they're still in the shelter. Technically." (-1 Ammo)
  • (There will be no response.)

Making contact with the military (unofficial name) Edit

Military ending event

Journal entries:

  • "We can keep sitting on our back-sides here in this tiny little bunker, or we can start thinking about getting away as far as possible from this radioactive wasteland. Who would've thought the Reds would ruin such a lovely neighbourhood... We could do it on our own... the escaping part, not the ruining part, of course! However, there might be someone out there who can help us. Let's keep our eyes and ears open."
  • "As long as we have food and water we can stay locked in, but we'll have to leave eventually.  It would be good to head straight to safety, instead of getting ourselves into more trouble, if that's even possible in this situation...  Our hope is that our brave soldiers will come to rescue us and take us to some well-hidden, well-stocked government shelter.  Timmy had comics about those, so you know they must exist!  All we need to do is make contact with the military."
  • "If there's anyone who can rescue us from this hellish situation, it's our government.  You can badmouth them all you want, but that probably means you're either a naysayer, or a commie.  We're good citizens, we're been paying our taxes regularly, so we're sure Uncle Sam is coming to get us.  Well, except that one time when we... nevermind!  The government people are coming, and we should keep our ears and eyes open for any sign from them."

(Radio)

Choose Radio:

  • "We knew it!  The government has not fallen, and they're coming to save us!  They didn't give exact dates in their radio transmission, but we're sure they won't keep us waiting long.  They said they will be in touch in a couple of days, and told us to await further instructions."  (Increases Sanity of everyone in the shelter)
  • "We made contact! The military is out there and they're coming for us! All we need to do now is wait patiently. The soldier with the boring voice was very specific about this. Help is on the way! We just need to wait for further instructions and keep our radio in working order." (Increases Sanity of everyone in the shelter)
  • "Good news! The government made a radio broadcast about extracting survivors from our area! The announcer asked everyone listening to wait a while longer and expect further communication in a few days. We'll be out of here soon!" (Increases Sanity of everyone in the shelter)

Choose nothing:  "If there is one thing we need to do it's to use a radio on regular basis [sic] to catch any emergency broadcasts that might be transmitted in our area.  It's either that, of it's strolling around outside waiting to get picked up.  The first option sounds a bit more sane."  (Decreases Sanity of everyone in the shelter)

Man in blue. Edit

Journal entries: "You would expect the post-apocalypse to be a time of peace and quiet, since... you know... most of the people aren't around anymore. Yet, here we have someone at the door! When we opened it up, we encountered a strange looking man in a blue jumpsuit who asked us to trade him a 'water chip'. A water chip? What in the hell is that?"

(Water)

Choose Water:

  • "The visitor wasn't very happy that we didn't have a water chip, or that we didn't know what that one was [sic]. He did help himself to the water we offered him and explained the chip is of utmost importance. Before we learned anything more he left for the wasteland." (-1 Water)
  • "We explained politely that we didn't have a water chip, but we are happy to share some water with him. The man was visibly disappointed, but thanked us for the water and even left us his gas mask. Odd." (+1 Gas mask) (-1 Water)

Choose nothing: "We were sorry to explain we didn't know what a water chip was and that we didn't have one. He thanked us in a few short words and left."

No questions axed. Edit

Military ending event
Requirement: Radio

Journal entries:

  • "The army isn't coming. Not yet, anyway. That's today's radio news. Instead, they have been broadcasting a request for all citizens to assist them by cutting down trees in the nearby park. We don't know if some fancy general needs it for his fireplace or what, but they suggested it's either that, or no evacuation. The choice is pretty obvious to us."
  • "We received another army transmission this morning! We wish it would mark the end of our stay in the shelter, but it seems the military has other plans. All survivors in the area were asked to head to the nearby park and chop down as many trees as possible, to aid the 'evacuation effort,' whatever that means. We may as well join in and speed this whole affair up."
  • "The military is communicating through the radio again. We're sure it was a signal to evacuate out of here, but it turns out they need our help. The speaker requested that all able citizens in the area should chop down a tree or two in the nearby park. It sounds ridiculous, but the're claiming this will make it easier for them to extract us. We never even liked that park, so let's do this already."

(Axe)

Choose Axe: "We chopped down as many trees as we could. It wasn't much, but hopefully it will make the difference they wanted. The next time they get in touch, it'd better be from a tank parked on our lawn, or what's left it [sic]. Our only regret is that this wood chopping business ruined our axe." (-1 Axe)

Choose nothing: [Missed out on a lumberjack career.] "We're not lumberjacks! And we're not chopping down that park! Maybe another time."

Nuclear fallout has gone. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "It's high time we stopped wondering about what's going on and started asking questions, or at least listen to some reasonable answers. So how about tuning to a radio station and learning a thing or two about the brave new world?"
  • "It's been a while, we don't know much about what's happening on the surface.  If we only has a chance to tune in to some emergency radio broadcast and learn a thing or two..."
  • "We know very little about what's going on outside. It'd be a good idea to find out more. Maybe discover if anyone else made it to safety. A radio could help with this."

(Radio)

Choose Radio: "We were able to get a weak signal and tap into government's emergency announcement service. And guess what... great news! The fallout outside has mostly gone! It should be much safer to travel on the surface now." (Family members can now exit shelter without the Gas mask AFTER this event with a strongly reduced chance of becoming Sick)

Choose nothing: "They say ignorance is bliss.  Another day without any clue what's going on might not necessarily kill us."

Paging doctor Ted. Edit

Twins ending event

Journal entries:

  • "The twins kept their promise and came to visit us again.  The issue is simple – they need meds, badly.  They started building their own camp, but some of the workers were ambushed by a bunch of raiders and now they're in no shape to work.  They need medication and bandages to take care of their people."
  • "Our friends are back! The twins managed to find a safe spot that would do pretty well as a camp for their group. Everything was going well until the workers got into a fight with a raider band. It's very important for the group to finish the camp fast, but their injured are not able to work. They're asking if we have any spare meds that could help them take care of their patients."

(Medkit)

Choose Medkit:  "They were very grateful for our help!  We're sure they will put that first aid kit to good use.  It's nice to be able to help others from time to time.  Maybe the will let us visit their camp when it's finished?  Maybe they will even throw a housewarming party?  That would be delightful, we haven't attended one of these in way too long!"  (-1 Medkit)

Choose nothing:

  • "Sadly, there was nothing we could offer them, as we are short on meds and bandages ourselves. They promised to come back after scouting around some more."
  • "Unfortunately, we were powerless. We did not have the medicine they need, but we sure hope they find it somewhere else."

Pancake event #1 Edit

Journal entries:

  • "There's never a good time to go out into the radioactive wasteland, but it seems this will become a necessity in this new world of ours. We thought it would be a good idea to make this happen sooner, rather than later, and planned a trip outside. Before we could make the third step beyond the shelter doors, and unknown creature started growling at us in the darkness. We had only moments to decide what to do."
  • "We decided to peek outside for just a minute to see if the store around the corner was still standing. When we were about to step out, we heard a growl in the darkness and a pair of ferocious eyes appeared a few feet away. We only had moments to decide what to do."
  • "Our patience is wearing thin. We thought it would be a good idea to take a quick look outside to see if there is any trouble in the area. As we were about to step out, a pair of animal eyes flashed in the darkness and their owner started growling in a most terrifying way. We only had moments to decide what to do."

(Bug Spray, Rifle, Flashlight)

Choose Bug spray: "Insect killing spray can wipe out any mutated mosquito, as well as creatures lurking in the shadows. It didn't bother us again." (Locked out of getting Pancake)

Choose Rifle: "A quick shot with the rifle was more than enough to scare away, or maybe bring down, whatever creature stalked us in the darkness. We never saw it again." (Locked out of getting Pancake)

Choose Flashlight: [Two legs good, four legs better!] "We decided to check what's coming for us with our flashlight. Guess what. It was a dog! The poor thing seemed tired, so we let it stay with us for the night. The next morning we opened the door to let it out. It still hasn't returned. Hopefully it will come back later." (Unlocks "Pancake event #2")

Choose nothing:

  • "In other circumstances, we might've risked battling a beast in the darkness, but for some reason, we felt that was not to our liking, so we screamed and screamed with terror. The creature was probably more afraid of us, than we were of it. It left in a hurry." (Decreases Sanity of everyone in the shelter) (Locked out of getting Pancake)
  • "We felt it was too risky to face whatever horror awaited us in the shadows. We did what any sane person would do, we shut the door. The creature was gone the next morning." (Decreases Sanity of everyone in the shelter) (Locked out of getting Pancake)

Pancake event #2 Edit

Prerequisite: "Pancake event #1"

Journal entries:

  • "We were about to take a cautious peek outside when a furry beast jumped on us! Good thing our hearts were not battered by a fat-heavy hamburger diet, because it was our dog friend, and not a mutant lurking to chew our bones! Good boy! He seems to be hungry, shall we give hime something to eat?"
  • "Scratching on the door could only mean one thing – our dog friend is back! We raced to open the door, not considering it might have been a mutated beast, but luck smiled at us. The furry fellow seemed really tired and hungry. Shall we feed him?"
  • "Barking at our doorstep could only mean one thing – our dog friend is back! Not caring for hazards of the wasteland, we rushed to open it and there he was. The poor thing seems tired and starving, should we share some of our food with him?"

(Soup)

Choose Soup: "The dog was back to his former self in under an hour. We don't know what they put in that soup, but man, that stuff is good! We decided the dog needed a name, and the right name for him was Pancake. Come here Pancake, who's a good boy? Pancake stayed around for a while, but was gone next morning. We can bet he will be back." (-1 Soup) (Unlocks "Pancake event #3")

Choose nothing: "The last thing we are going to do is feed strays when we have barely enough to keep ourselves alive. None of us are very happy about it, but that's how it is." (Decreases Sanity of everyone in the shelter) (Locked out of getting Pancake)

Pancake event #3 Edit

Prerequisite: "Pancake event #2"

Journal entries:

  • "Hey, it's Pancake! Our friend is back, but he seems very nervous, and he keeps barking and jumping. When we opened the door, he rushed out only to come back a moment later and bark at us again! Maybe we should follow him? What gear shall we take?"
  • "Pancake came back today very agitated about something. He really wanted us to get out and follow him somewhere in the neighbourhood. This seems a bit risky, but maybe Pancake's on the trail of something big? What gear should we take?"
  • "When we heard barking, we were all at the door in a moment's notice. This time we were right – it was Pancake! He had come back, but wasn't willing to enter. Instead, he seemed very anxious to lead us somewhere. Should we grab any gear before we head out?"

(Map, Rifle, Axe)

Choose Map:

  • "A well prepared hiker always takes a map. That's what we always say, Thanks to our trusty atlas we were able to take a look at the devastation of our town and get back home, or rather our shelter, just in time for dinner. Pancake tagged along for a while, but left before we got to the bunker." (Unlocks "Pancake event #4")
    • Possible event: "Before we got back, we were able to take a detour and get some cans locked in a car. Good thing we did some reading about car mechanics in the Scout Handbook!" (+3 Soup)

Choose Rifle:

  • "The old saying goes 'better safe than sorry'. The rifle seems to be the right choice of gear for venturing into the unknown. We didn't expect to run into trigger happy folk who started shooting before asking questions. Gunshots were enough to send Pancake running. We got back safely, but he didn't show up." (Locked out of getting Pancake)
    • Possible event: "Better safe than sorry' [sic] might not be the best choice of words if you got shot. And that's what happened. One of those thugs had a good aim." (Inflicts Injury upon Ted)

Choose Axe:

  • "A man with an axe is a force to be reckoned with. Those two thugs we ran into while following Pancake learned this the hard way. Pancake was a real hero too. He chased them off and nearly made one of them leave their trousers behind! Not that anyone wanted them... yuck." (Unlocks "Pancake event #4")
    • Possible event: "Who would have guessed those two would have a respectable stash of water? Forget the trousers, they left a liquid fortune behind!" (+4 Water)

Choose nothing:

  • "Pancake wasn't too happy about us staying put. Eventually, he left and didn't come back. We'll miss Pancake, and not just because his name gives up fond memories of food other than soup. Pancakes... mmmmm." (Locked out of getting Pancake)
  • "We decided to sit this adventure out. We do hope Pancake will understand. He seems suspiciously clever for a dog. Is it true that radioactivity gives you super powers?" (Locked out of getting Pancake)

Pancake event #4 Edit

Prerequisite: "Pancake event #3"

Journal entries:

  • "No, no, no! Pancake crawled back to us, but he's severely injured! The poor thing has been shot by some monster. We need to help him fast!"
  • "Oh no! Pancake came back, but he's badly wounded! Some bastard was trying to catch him or worse. We need to act fast and save him. Get the first aid kit!"
  • "It is horrible to see a friend in pain, but when we saw Pancake whimpering at our doorstep, it was too much. Some bastard's shot him, and he's lost a lot of blood. Our only hope is to patch him up and hope for the best. Grab a medkit!"

(Medkit)

Choose Medkit: [Pancake stays!] "It took a while, but we were able to patch Pancake up. We're not letting him go this time. Do you know what love is? We sure know. Loving your dog." (-1 Medkit) (100% Sanity to everyone present in the shelter) (Pancake joins the family in the shelter) (Unlocks "Pancake shelter events") (Achievement unlocked: Friend in need)

Choose nothing: "We didn't think anything could be worse than a nuclear bomb dropping on our heads. We were wrong. We buried Pancake next to the shelter, in a nice place right under what used to be our white fence. We had a thought about eating him, but there are some lines you do not cross. Even in the most dire circumstances, you do not eat your friends. Even if they're Pancakes." (Locked out of getting Pancake... obviously) (Decreases Sanity of everyone present in the shelter)

Payback time. Edit

Repeating event

Journal entry:

  • "This bandit camp nearby is causing a lot of trouble.  Not only are they armed, dangerous, cruel and bloodthirsty, they're also loud and obnoxious!  We respect their right to party, but not at the cost of our beauty sleep.  Something needs to be done."
  • "We know there's a group of bandits camped near our shelter, but we're not exactly powerless. With a bit of luck and force, maybe we can show them that we're not to be trifled with? We can't just murder them all... but it's worth a try, isn't it?"
  • "The raider camp on our street has been especially maddening lately, they're acting like real savages. We won't stand for that, somebody should show them that the innocent survivors of the wasteland aren't just miserable victims, and that someone should be us!"

(Rifle, Axe)

Choose either:

  • "We won the battle! These bandits were no match for us. We quickly overpowered them and forced them out of the camp. We are quite exhausted, but it was definitely worth it. We hope they won't bother us for a while..."
  • "We performed a very tactical maneuver and sneaked towards the camp in broad daylight without any cover. It soon turned out that no such maneuver was needed – when we arrived, the bandits were fighting a group of giant, mutated spiders and nobody was guarding the supplies. We picked up whatever we could and hurried back to the shelter before the raiders noticed anything. We were so brave!" (+1 random item)
  • "We bravely stormed into the camp screaming insults and threats at the top of our lungs. Sadly, there was no one there to appreciate our courage, looks like the bandits went raiding and left the camp empty thinking no one would dare get close to it anyway. But not us! We fearlessly collected whatever we could from their supplies and courageously ran back to the shelter. We think it's the ultimate proof that we're not in danger - we are the danger! Fear us!" (+1 random item) (Chance of -1 chosen item)
  • "We tried out best but they had the numbers. We didn't even manage to reach the supplies, the camp was too well guarded. The bandits send us running in mere seconds with a few, well-aimed shots." (Chance of -1 chosen item)
  • [Prerequisite: Mary Jane was removed from the shelter via bandit event] "We were surprised to find a tent in which bandits kept their prisoners. Between them was Mary Jane! We quickly untied her and brought her back to the shelter with us. She looks a bit ragged, but she's fine!" (Mary Jane is returned to the shelter) (Chance of -1 chosen item) (Achievement unlocked: Liberation)

Choose nothing:

  • "Going out there and provoking these brutes is the last thing we want to do.  We simply don't stand a chance against them.  It's harsh, but that's the truth – compared to them, we're innocent, delicate flowers."
  • "Someone should really sort these bandits out! Give them a run for their money! We're one hundred percent behind that idea. We're also one hundred percent not going outside and risking our lives. Surely someone else can take care of the raiders, right?"

Plumbing action. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "We woke up to a dripping sound today and noticed there's something leaking from the pipes. That green liquid looked innocent enough. Even after it ate through the table. And the chair. And the floor. Patching up that pipe is probably a good idea."
  • "Whoever designed this fallout shelter was a genius, but we can't really tell if that green stuff dripping from the pipe is an included feature.  We should probably try doing something about it with whatever we brought down here."
  • "Where did that green puddle come from?  Oh dear, a pipe is leaking green goo!  That's not good.  That's not good at all.  We need to act now and no one packed a mop!  What do we do?!"

(Gas Mask, Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Gas mask: "Ha, problem solved!  No leak, no mess.  Back to our tidy, little shelter."

Choose Boy Scout Handbook: "Ha, problem solved!  No leak, no mess.  Back to our tidy, little shelter." (20% chance to get sick)

Choose nothing:

  • "We couldn't figure it out so we just assumed that's what a regular pipe would do in the event of a nuclear apocalypse and decided to ignore it. We've been feeling a bit funny today, though. Probably no connection to the pipe. None whatsoever."
    • Possible event: "WHAT THE HELL?! Mary Jane went to bed her normal self, and now she's all... mutated! Oh, Mary Jane, what happened to you?!" (Mutant Mary Jane) [2] (Achievement unlocked: New species)

Radio sessions. Edit

Repeating event
Requirement: Radio

Journal entry:

  • "How about we put that radio to good use! Something might be on air even now!"
  • "We have a working radio.  Why not use it?  Maybe we'll be able to catch a broadcast or two."
  • "Time to listen to some radio chatter. Maybe we will pick up on some useful shred of information on how to get out of this mess."
  • "The more we know about what's going on outside, the better for us. Let's gather around the radio and see if we can tune in to a station."
  • "What was that? Did the radio static just stop for a moment? Let's try tuning in on that signal!"

(Radio)

Choose radio:

  • "We were able to tune in and get rid of just enough static to listen to a very energetic and lively speaker. He seemed well informed and mentioned a few helpful tips that should make it easier for us to survive the next expedition!" (Increased chance of surviving the next expedition sent out after this event)
  • "Oh damn it! Something blew up inside the radio and the wretched thing caught fire. We were able to put it out, but it doesn't work anymore." (-1 Radio)
  • "Once had we waded [sic] through all the static, we found a transmission that was hosted by some nut talking about conspiracies and saucer men from Mars abducting people. It was pretty amusing." (Raises Sanity of everyone present in shelter)
  • "Some friendly soul on the radio was talking about a supply pack she'd lost during a trip through our town. We immediately realised she must've driven through our street! We rushed out and got to the package before anyone else." (+1<n≤6 random item – this likely includes Water, Soup, and a Medkit, but can round out with other items)
  • "Nothing, nothing and nothing. We could hear nothing but the annoying static. Better luck next time."

Choose nothing:

  • "Let's not play with the radio. We might break it. What happens if it's not working when we need it the most?"
  • "Let's not even bother with that radio. It's not like we're going to learn anything useful."
  • "Maybe another time. It's not the right moment to be listening to the radio."

Ratatouille. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "We felt like something was staring at us from the corner of the shelter.  We think it's a rat.  At least, it looks like a rat, a rat on a very good diet...  We decided we need to do something about it, or, to put it more bluntly – it's either him or us!"
  • "It's really weird when you get the feeling that something is watching you. Our shelter is tiny, but this has been bugging us for a while now. We checked all the closets and no one's hiding there! Is there something alive down here, besides us? Maybe a rodent of some kind? If so, we need to show it that we are the dominant species in this little paradise of ours!"
  • "We woke up today feeling very uncomfortable.  It was like... like someone, or something, was watching us!  We could've sworn we noticed movement in the shadows.  If anything besides us is alive in the bunker, it's time to teach it who's the boss around here."

(Axe, Rifle)

Choose either: "Whatever it was, it's dead now.  Quite dead.  Maybe there's more hiding somewhere in one of the those nasty little holes."

Choose nothing: "As we were running around looking for something to smash that furry rodent with, it just disappeared. So did one of our food cans. The question is, how did that devil fit it through one of those little holes?" (-1 Can of Soup)

Rationing ain't working. Edit

Prerequisite: Dolores is in the shelter, one final full can of soup, soup was served to at least one person the day before

Journal entries:

  • "We've been fighting with Dolores over the last can of soup. She insists we should eat the entire thing right now! Eating all our food at once? Madness! It's better to save it for later, or shall we share it now?"
  • "Who would've guessed the last can of soup would be a source of grief, and not joy. The idea was to ration it carefully, but Dolores insists on serving the whole thing right now. Should we do it?"
  • "We've been arguing and arguing with Dolores. The face that we're down to our last bite of food didn't help. And now we're almost at each other's throats about how to ration the damned soup. Should we share an entire can right now? The alternative is to reason with her into saving it for later."

(Soup)

Choose Soup: "Dolores was right. We should share the soup and so we did. She seemed happy. We didn't have the heart to tell her the soup expired two years ago." (-1 Soup) (Counts as one serving of Soup for all family members present in the shelter) (Raises Dolores' Sanity)

Choose nothing: "Negotiations took all night, but we got to a peaceful resolution in the end. Dolores agreed to stash the soup can for later."

Note: This event shows up as a "Yes or No" event and a "choose item" event.

Refill Medkit using Bug spray Edit

Prerequisite: Empty Medkit
Repeating event

Journal entries:

  • "The first aid kit we have is useless. We probably won't be able to fill it up with prescription meds from a drug store, so we need to take matters into our own hands. Here's an idea – let's use this innocent looking bug spray to create life saving drugs!"
  • "Our first aid kit is of no use, and we need to do something about it. For some bizarre reason, we believe we can use lethal bug-spray to produce some additional medicine. Maybe it will work? We won't know until we've tried, right?"

(Bug spray)

Choose Bug spray:

  • "What do you know! Combining American innovation and deadly bug spray can result in just enough drugs to replenish an empty first aid kit! We'll worry about the side effects later." (+1 Medkit) (-1 Bug spray)
    • Possible event: "We had to test our drugs on someone, obviously the adults had to be the lab rats. For science!" (Inflicts Illness upon one of the adults)

Choose nothing: "Too bad we didn't have that spray. Home made drugs sounds like an excellent idea!"

Repair Flashlight Edit

Prerequisite: Damaged flashlight
Repeating event

Journal entries:

  • "This is it.  We've officialy [sic] gone too long without a flashlight.  If we don't fix it and play shadow bunnies soon, someone may snap, and we don't want that.  Trust us, we really don't!"
  • "We're surprised our generator is still running, we're at least getting some light in here, but going out without a flashlight is suicidal. We should try fixing it."
  • "So... the thing about the flashlight, is that it's really useful. If we don't have it, it's like living in Medieval times! We don't have a sword, so fixing our flashlight should be a high priority for us."

(Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook:

  • "Excellent, the flashlight works like a charm!  We can actually see where we are going!"  (+1 Flashlight)
    • Possible event:  "Ouch!  The darn flashlight just blew up!  Is anyone hurt?" (Inflicts Injury upon one family member, most likely Ted)
  • "We only ended up breaking it more. Apparently you can do that to a flashlight. We can always buy a new one. Oh wait, we can't. Damn." (Event is locked until a new Flashlight is found)

Choose nothing: "It's not worth even touching it if we don't know what we're doing."

Repair Gas mask Edit

Prerequisite: Damaged gas mask
Repeating event

Journal entries:

  • "That gas mask of ours is in no shape to wear outside. Unless it's Halloween. It'd be a good idea to fix it. Not to worry, it would still make a great Halloween mask!"
  • "Damn it, that gas mask of ours is worthless. Wearing it probably increases the chance of inhaling something awful. Maybe we should try fixing it? It shouldn't be too difficult, right?"
  • "Our gas mask has been badly worn out and doesn't really protect against anything. It's a good time to have a go at fixing it."

(Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook:

  • "It looks almost brand new! It's interesting that a Scouting Handbook sports instructions for gas mask repair... Oh well, who wants to try it first?" (+1 Gas mask)
  • "We had the best intentions, but something went terribly wrong, the damned mask just fell apart. We can't do much with that trash." (Event is locked until a new Gas mask is found)

Choose nothing: "We really don't know how to repair it, so it's probably best to leave it alone."

Repair Map Edit

Prerequisite: Damaged map
Repeating event

Journal entries:

  • "We're pretty sure the place we want to go it in the middle of a big hole in our map, and that really ruins the whole point of using this thing to guide us. So here is a thought – why don't we fix the map?"
  • "It's really hard to decipher anything from a ruined map, so it would be a good idea to restore it a bit, patch it up a little. Maybe even update it?"

(Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook:

  • "Good news, we got ourselves a map that we can use! The question is, can anyone read it properly?" (+1 Map)
  • "We completely ruined the damned map... we could blame someone, but it's probably safer to say the paper was of terrible quality." (Event is locked until a new Map is found)

Repair Rifle Edit

Prerequisite: Damaged rifle
Repeating event

Journal entry:

  • "The damaged rifle hanging there makes us feel unsafe.  Maybe we should fix it?  Not to mention it could be useful in this part of the wasteland.  Any part of the wasteland for that matter."
  • "There's no need to keep a rifle that doesn't even shoot. We've tried, but it's just not working as a decorative piece. It's totally ruining the flow of spiritual energy in our shelter! Why don't we try fixing it to make it useful again?"
  • "That gun of ours will probably be more dangerous for whoever is firing it rather than for the target. That's not how a gun should work! Let's fix it."

(Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook:

  • "With the help of the Scouting Handbook, we were able to get the rifle into working condition.  We even ended up with spare parts!" (+1 Rifle)
    • Possible event: "Everything would have been OK if it wasn't for the last bullet stuck in the barrel. Of course, it fired right into somebody's leg." (Inflicts Injury upon one family member)
  • "Well... the rifle no longer looks like a rifle. More like a lawn mower. It's probably best to get rid of it..." (Event is locked until a new Rifle is found)

Secrets of the shelter. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "Ever since we jumped into our fallout shelter we've been wondering about that OTHER door in the shelter. Should it even be here? Where does it head? It's high time we checked it out.
  • "One of the cupboards in the shelter was a bit shaky, so we pulled it out to give it a new home. In the process, we discovered a secret door! Where does it lead? No idea, but let's find out!"
  • "We felt that we should do something about our interior decoration. The feng shui is really off in our fallout shelter. While we were moving things around, we found a secret door. What's behind it? There's only one way to find out!"

(Rifle, Flashlight)

Choose Rifle:

  • "What's the first thing to do when you open a door leading to a place you don't know? Open fire! Bam bam! Our bullets struck the wall and guess what – we hit a water pipe! We were able to fill a few water bottles with all the water that trickled from the bullet holes." (+2 Water)
  • "We figured out the best way to be sure nothing and no one jumps us inside the mysterious room, was to bash the door open and start firing. When the smoke was gone, we were able to assess our operation, the room was empty, we hit nothing but the walls, and we barely dodged one ricochet gone bad."

Choose Flashlight:

  • "It was very fortunate we had that flashlight! If it wasn't for that, we would've missed a pile of old maps collecting dust in a corner. They were mostly boring national park maps and the like, but one of them turned out to be a map of our town." (+1 Map)
  • "Holy cow! This is one lucky day. While browsing through the junk in the room, we found a working radio. Let's put it to good use!" (+1 Radio)
  • "While looking through the room with the flashlight, we ran into an old rifle that used to belong the grandpa Bill. We believe he brought it back from Europe after World War I. It seems to be in working order, even though in his final years Bill was more concerned with smoking like a chimney and trying on his beret." (+1 Rifle)
  • "Who would have guessed that we had a secret wine cellar under our house! Thanks tot our trusty flashlight, we were able to hunt down the remaining bottles. The contents tasted more like water than wine, but as long it is liquid, we're happy." (+2 Water)
  • "We inspected every corner of the room and found nothing. Well, that was a waste of time!"

Choose nothing: "Some things are better left untouched and unknown. Whatever is behind that door will have to stay there. We also stacked some furniture against it, just to be sure nothing and no one comes through them."

Signalled the army. Edit

Military ending event
Requirement: Radio

Journal entries:

  • "The military is transmitting again!  They said their first step is to locate any remaining survivors.  A plane will be doing a sweep over our neighbourhood this evening and we're supposed to be out in the open, signalling to it with a flashlight."
  • "We were able to catch the military broadcast again. This time they're asking us to get out with a flashlight and signal to their plane after it gets dark. If all goes well, they'll be able to find us. Sounds like we'll be leaving soon!"
  • "Shine your boots and hoist the flag! The army is on the radio again! They're telling us to get our flashlight ready to signal their aircraft. It'll be flying over our area later this evening. If they see our light, they'll know where to look for us!"

(Flashlight)

Choose Flashlight:  "Everything was going as planned, but then the flashlight stopped working!  We were lucky to get it fixed just in time to hear the distant roar of the plane's engines.  We're pretty sure the pilot saw us.  Let's see if they get back to us!"

Choose nothing: [Missed the army plane.] "The signal has to wait. Besides, do they even know how much flashlight batteries cost?! Especially in this economy! Especially after it was wiped out!"

Silent as the grave. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "We've discussed everything we could and no one is willing to chat anymore. The silence is really disturbing. We should do something before we start talking to ourselves instead."
  • "Hear that?  No?  Because no one is talking.  Not a word in hours.  None at all.  We can't just stare and stare at the walls.  We need to do something about this."
  • "This dreadful silence is becoming boring and like every happy-model family we don't have that many things to talk about. Is there anything we can do about that? Anything at all?"

(Radio)

Choose Radio: "Ah! How fortunate we took the radio with us! We can probably listen to some music. They still play music out there, don't they?" (increases sanity)

Choose nothing: "There's nothing here.  Maybe, if we try really hard, we can hear the neighbours in their shelter?" (Decreases Sanity of everyone present in the shelter) (Makes everyone more Tired)

Sleepless in Atomville Edit

Journal entries:

  • "It's hard to keep track of time down here, we can't tell if it's night or day. Our sleeping patterns are messed up. These terrible light bulbs are not helping. Too bad we can't replace them. There has to be something else we can do about this!"
  • "This is terrible. We can't sleep! We've been having problems with sleeping ever since we got down here, but now it's worse than ever. If we don't deal with this problem, we won't be able to cope with any other challenges that await us outside these thin shelter doors."
  • "We might be safe inside these walls, but there are other problems to consider. None of us can sleep properly. We have to deal with this as soon as possible. Otherwise, we might end up falling asleep in the face of real danger, like saucer men from Mars!"

(Medkit)

Choose Medkit: "Our first aid kit was well stocked with a variety of medical supplies, including a pack of sleeping pills. We never thought we would use them, but in these conditions it's the right thing to do. Also, it was a nice change from our usual diet of tomato soup. We're all rested now and can enjoy our time in the shelter. Or can we?" (-1 Medkit) (Makes family members less Tired, all fully rested)

Choose nothing: "Bravely ignoring our symptoms, we tried to get at least an hour or two of sleep. No luck. We're even more tired than we were, and there are other problems we will need to face soon. Let's just hope our yawning will be enough to scare raiders away or save us from radiation sickness." (Family members become more Tired) (Decreases Sanity of everyone in the shelter)

Soup kitchen. Edit

Twins ending event
Also known as: "Hunger games."

Journal entry:

  • "We found an unsigned letter today. The stranger asks for our help – apparently there are a few survivors in grave need of supplies and we have a chance to help them. They're saying that we won't regret it and we would make several people very, very happen. Should we do it?"
  • "We received a mysterious note today, politely requesting that we share some supplies with other survivors. We have no idea who it might be from, but whoever wrote this also included a few words of encouragement, saying that we will be in some way rewarded for our generosity. Should we do it?"
  • "A note on our doorstep took us all by surprise. It in [sic] we found a request to bring some supplies to a set location, signed – friends. Friends? What kind of friends? We don't know who these people are, but here's our chance to find out. They're promising to make it worth our while. Should we help them?"

(Soup)

Choose Soup:

  • "The authors of the note turned out to be twin siblings, a brother and a sister. They greeted us happily and took us to a small tent where they started handing out the supplies we brought to a small group of hungry survivors. Between them were people of all ages, including children, the elderly and even a mime. The siblings shook our hands and proclaimed this the beginning of a new friendship! They promised to contact us again soon." (-1 Soup)
  • "We arrived at the location and met the people who sent the letter – twin siblings, a brother and a sister. They are taking care of a group of survivors, mostly children, elderly and injured people who can't scavenge themselves. They told us that they're searching the town for any and all good and decent people in hopes of maybe uniting their strength and making everybody feel safer and cared for. They thanked us and promised to stay in touch. How nice!" (-1 Soup)

Choose nothing:

  • "We know there's other people in need and we feel bad for them, but we cannot spare the supplies right now. This will have to wait."
  • "Maybe some other day we can reconsider that request, but today our answer is no. It might just be a trap anyway..."
  • "We don't know anything about these people, how can we trust them with our lives and supplies? We're not doing this right now."

Spidermen. Edit

Journal entry:

  • "We're either going crazy or this entire shelter is crawling with little insects... or worse.  It's worse!  They're spiders!  And not some miniature ones, but huge, furry and very creepy beasts!  We've got to do something about them!"
  • "This is insane! We keep finding spiders everywhere. They're in our soup. They're in our water. We swear some of them keep coming back, and they are bigger every time we see them! It can't go on like this. It's time to wage war on these spiders!"
  • "Spiders seem to be operating under the assumption that they have all the same right to this shelter are we do. They're everywhere and don't seem very scared of us. It's time we changed that. We don't want anymore spiders in our soup, no sir!"

(Bug spray, Boy Scout Handbook, Medkit)

Choose Bug spray:

  • "If there is one thing that can drive spiders away, and stop us climbing up the furniture, it's the bug killing spray.  This was the right time to unleash this deadly weapon and the results were excellent.  We eradicated 404 of those little bastards.  We even found a water bottle stashed in the corner.  It was a good day!"  (+1 Soup, -1 Bug spray)
  • "When it's us or them, there shouldn't be any reservations when it comes to choosing your arsenal. We knew those spiders stood no chance against well aimed bug killing spray. So we used it. When it was over, the few remaining spiders fled. We started cleaning up and claimed an unexpected prize – a soup can that we didn't notice before. It was well hidden in the shadows and under a few layers of dead spiders."  (+1 Soup, -1 Bug spray)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook:

  • "A good book is the solution to any problem you encounter. This includes marauding spiders. A few precise hit and suddenly every spider is aware of what the word 'decimation' means. We also found a misplaced soup can while hunting those pesky spiders. That was one bountiful hunt." (+1 Soup)
  • "We always knew books were precious. They are the perfect weapon for waging total war on insectoids of any kinds! Fear will keep the local spiders in line. Fear of this Scout Handbook. While chasing them around the shelter, we found a misplaced water bottle. That was a good hunt." (+1 Water)

Choose Medkit: "Maybe there are no spiders and it's all just a hallucination? A few pills might help. Guess what? They did! No more spiders! Problem gone!"

Choose nothing: "We decided we could get rid of those spiders with our bare hands, feet and whatever other body parts we could use for lethal anti-spider attacks, Unfortunately, we're underestimated their chances. They're really fast. All we achieved was getting tired. Maybe we'll have more luck next time." (Makes family members very Tired)

Possible event: "During our vicious fight with dozens of spiders, one got lucky and bit Mary Jane. It didn't seem serious, but when we got up this morning... she was different." (Mutant Mary Jane) (This event is possible after any of the choices above) (Achievement unlocked: New species)

Tear down this nest. Edit

Twins ending event

Journal entry: "Cockroach alert! Thankfully not here, but in our friends' camp. The place is all set and ready for moving in, but the siblings came over today to tell us that they encountered a problem. They found a nest of mutated cockroaches, right in the middle of the camp, and they would like to get right of them before anybody moves in. They're asking if we have anything that could prove useful in fighting these creatures."

(Bug spray, Rifle, Axe)

Choose Rifle: "The roaches proved to be reasonable – they responded to violence by moving out. They didn't even put up much of a fight. . . maybe they were peaceful? Who cares, the camp is now ready to live in and we hope our friend will enjoy their new, insect-free home."

That reeks! (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entry:

  • "The problem is simple. If we don't wash ourselves, we'll get sick. Seriously sick. It smells really bad down here and doesn't seem like it'll get better over the next couple of days. How about we do something to fix it?"
  • "It's been a while since we showered. The smell in this tiny shelter is as far from roses as it can get. We had thought of washing ourselves... Too bad we didn't grab any soap along the way, but maybe we can make do with something else?"
  • "After all the days we've spent down here, we are not exactly clean. We smell bad. Real bad. It didn't bother us until we noticed it, and now we are about to get sick. So why not take a shower? We don't have soap, but there are other alternatives to consider."

(Ammo, Gas mask, Bug spray)

Choose Ammo: "Dirty or not, it's the smell that's the biggest issue here. How do we deal with that? Well, we've got some spare ammo, so why not use the gunpowder to kill the smell? Let's rub it in! Sounds like a brilliant idea!" (-1 Ammo) (Cures Sickness of everyone present in the shelter)

Choose Gas mask: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. If we can survive just a bit longer, dirty ears shouldn't be much of a problem, just to be sure... dibs on the gas mask!"

Choose Bug spray: "We finally have a good use for that bug spray we brought down. It probably smells better than we do, so we can use it to become a bit more presentable. Smell-wise, anyway. (-1 Bug spray) (Cures any Illnesses the family members may have)

Choose nothing: "The world has ended. Who cares about showering?! We can get used to it. Adapting shouldn't be hard. It will be like a camping trip! It will... oh no, that smell is just terrible! Don't puke! Don't... *suspicious look stains cover parts of the page*" (Inflicts Sickness upon all family members present in the shelter)

The grand plan. Edit

Twins ending event

Journal entries:

  • "The siblings are back! Their group is growing bigger with each passing day, as they pick up tired and hungry survivors and nurse them back to health. However, so far they only have one tent and soon they will run our [sic] of space for everybody. Right now they're scouting the town looking for a good spot to build a bigger camp and they could really use a map."
  • "The twin siblings contacted us again. Today they visited our humble shelter saying they're looking for a map of the nearby area. Their plan is to find a relatively safe place for a new camp that could accommodate their whole group and anybody else who would want to move in with them. A plan of the city would be very helpful in their situation, at least to help organize their scouting expeditions."
  • "The twin siblings have paid us a visit, asking if we have a map of our town in the shelter. Their group is becoming bigger everyday and they're slowly running out of space in their tent, so now they're travelling through the city looking for a good spot to make a camp."

(Map)

Choose Map:

  • "They didn't have to ask twice – these people are very friendly, and the way they take care of others is impressive. We showed them the map and pointed out a few bandit camps that they should avoid. They were grateful and stayed for a little chat. They said they would be more than happy if we came to visit them once their camp is ready. We can't wait to see how it turns out!"
  • "We were happy to see them again! We quickly handed them our map and pointed out several location that might be worth checking out. They left before it got dark to still get a few hours of scouting in daylight, but they said they would definitely be back again to share some news and a friendly chat. We hope they find a good place... maybe we could visit them when the camp is ready?"

Choose nothing: "If we had a map, we would definitely share it with them. We apologized and sent them on their way."

The huntress. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "There's an armed and dangerous woman outside! Fortunately she's out of ammo. She tells us she hunts the wild beasts of the wastes, and right now she's on the trail of a giant, mutated spider. We're pretty sure she's lost her mind – what are you gonna do with that spider, lady – put it on a leash? She promises that if we help her, she will return the favor another day."
  • "We were admiring the radioactive landscape when we saw a young woman dressed in ragged camo clothing. She had a nasty looking rifle, but she hailed us in a polite enough manner. She claims to be a hunter, tracking a big, mutated spider. She ran out of ammo and told us that if we were to help her out, she would pay us back in a while."

(Ammo)

Choose Ammo:

  • "She could've hurt us but she didn't! That counts for something, so we rewarded her with our spare ammo. Let's see if she keeps her word." (-1 Ammo)
  • "We agreed, mostly because we're kind of curious what she's planning to do with that spider once she catches it. She doesn't want to say. Maybe one day we'll find out." (-1 Ammo)

Choose nothing: "The woman says she hunts mostly for food, clearly she's an uncivilized savage. Delicious soup is what decent people eat these days. We were not amused and didn't give her anything."

(Confirmation is needed as to what giving the Ammo to the woman actually does.)

The knights who say... Edit

Journal entries:

  • "We had the most curious visitors today. One of them was making the sound of a galloping horse using a pair of rocks and hitting them against each other, while his companion was pretending to ride said "horse". They claimed to be on a very important quest to seek some magical cup, only they lost their way in the wasteland. They asked permission to have a quick look at our map to determine their whereabouts."
  • "What's that sound? A galloping horse?! We rushed to the door and were greeted by two men, dressed like they'd come from a medieval fair. We identified the source of the sound – one them [sic] was holding two and hitting them against each other constantly, while the other was skipping and pretending to be a rider. They said they're looking for some antique cup, but they'd got lost and they would be most grateful if we would let them check our map, provided we have one."

(Map)

Choose Map:

  • "They seemed friendly enough, so we let them have a look at our map. They thanked us and offered us some supplies in exchange. We graciously accepted and wished them luck on their quest. (+1 random item)
  • "They were clearly crazy but harmless, so we fulfilled their request and it was worth it! They turned out to be very generous and gave us an axe. They claimed it was a magical battleaxe, but to us it looks just like a regular one. Whatever, as long as the blade is sharp." (+1 Axe)
  • "We were way too impressed with their medieval outfits to decline, so we showed them our map and pointed at the location of our shelter. They quickly found their bearings and rewarded our kindness with a set of checkers, then swiftly rode off. Or ran off. We hope they find what they're looking for." (+1 Checkers)

Choose nothing:

  • "We couldn't contain our laughter and our guests took offense. They ran off shouting that our ancestors were rodents and smelled like forest fruits. How rude." (Decreases Sanity of everyone present in the shelter)
  • "Although we tried to decline politely, the guests were clearly offended. They galloped away, waving their wooden swords and screaming something about cutting down shrubberies. Absolutely crazy." (Decreases Sanity of everyone present in the shelter)

The neighbours downstairs. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Hear that? Noises, coming from below! This is probably the right time to check that manhole in the corner, the one that's been locked tight ever since we got to the shelter..."
  • "What's that sound? Oh no! Something, or someone, is below us! It's only reasonable to go and check it out. How about using that manhole in the corner?"
  • "For an isolated fallout shelter we sure have a lot of disturbances. Something has been making a lot of noise since dawn and we couldn't sleep! It seems to be coming from under the floor... and coincidentally, we just found a manhole that we could use to go down and check what's going on."

(Axe, Flashlight)

Choose Axe:

  • "We went down with our hearts in our throats, but nothing happened. We found the tiny passage blocked. The noises were gone after a while. Hopefully it will stay that way."
  • (chance of family member getting hurt, most likely Ted) (High probability of -1 Axe)

Choose Flashlight:

  • "If we didn't have that flashlight, we'd probably be a meal for... for something that was down there. We're not sure, but its eyes looked very reptilian, very vicious and very, very hungry. Was that a dinosaur?!" (Inflicts Injury upon one family member)
  • "What the hell! We barely made it out alive! It was a giant, mutated crocodile! Or an alligator! Or something else with a giant mouth and plenty of teeth! Is anyone hurt?" (Inflicts Injury upon one family member)
  • "We found treasure down there! Pills, bottles and other medical supplies were stacked on a few shelves down in a narrow room. Just enough to stock our first aid kid. Good for us. We didn't find the source of the noise." (+1 Medkit)

Choose nothing: "Going into a tight, dark tunnel is not a good idea. Especially with those weird noises coming from it. They are giving us the creeps, even up here..." (Sharply decreases Sanity of everyone in the shelter)

The world is on fire! Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Playing with matches is never a good idea.  Doing so in a tiny, underground shelter is probably even lower on the "good ideas" scale.  A few matches later, and we ended up with flames licking up one of the walls.  Time is short, we need to put it out and save our supplies!  What do we save?!"
  • "We're not big fans of our strange smelling shelter, but when we start to smell something burning, we quickly realised how much we prefer the 'nothing is on fire' scent it had before.  A FIRE!  We need to put it out and save our supplies!  We don't have time to save them all!  What do we save?!"
  • "We've been smelling something funny in the shelter ever since we woke up. Sure enough, there was something. Something, or someone, started a FIRE! And it's already spreading, we can't save everything! What do we save from the flames?!"

(Medkit, Radio, Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Medkit:  "Drugs!  Get the drugs!  That was our first thought, and we were able to secure the medkit before it was burned to ashes, but the fire grew quickly and damaged other supplies.  We need to go through our stuff and see what's fine and what's not."  (-1 everything else)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook: "If there's one thing we need, it's the Scout Handbook! Before any of the pages got touched by the flames, we jumped forward, grabbed it and held it tight, until the fire was gone. We need to examine the damage it has done... but truth be told, it could have been much worse." (-1 everything else)

Choose Anything:  "That was close!  We were able to put out the fire and nothing seems to be damaged, at least not very badly.  Let's just hope this doesn't happen again or we might need to call the firemen.  Are there even any firemen left?"

Unwelcome visitors Edit

There are two sets of outsiders that may attack the shelter: the end-game bandits, and everyone else. They can be grouped like this, as all attackers that are not the bandits behave exactly the same way. All of these scenarios can occur in one playthrough.

Journal entries:

  • "Alarm! There is a group of people outside and they don't seem too friendly! We recognise some of them, they used to be in our neighbourhood watch. They don't sound too concerned with the well-being of the neighbourhood...anymore, but they are very serious about angrily waving their heavy flashlights. We need to do something before they break in and take everything we have."
  • "We were about to go to sleep when we heard scratching coming from the door. At first, it sounded like an angry rat trying to eat the damn thing. We soon discovered it was something much worse. Someone is on the other side of the door trying to pry it open! We need to act!"
  • "We have a situation on our hands! There is a group approaching our shelter and they don't seem like the occasional, friendly scavengers you run into. Not at all. They look like they're out for blood. Or cans. Probably cans. This is a terrible time for humanity if canned soup is enough to turn us into monsters! Anyway... we need to defend ourselves!"
  • "Alert! There is a gang of firefighters outside! Or at least they are dressed like ones. They've been banging on the door, ordering us to surrender all of our supplies. They claim they will drive us out with fire if we don't comply! Guess the definition of a firefighter has somewhat changed recently. How do we oppose them?"
  • "When someone knocked on the door, we were suspicious and cautious, but after a few minutes of talking it turned out it was just a group of old ladies who were at a tea-party not far from here when the bombs dropped . We thought it would only be good manners to talk to them face to face. When we opened the door those old bats attacked us with their umbrellas, canes and something that looked like a spiked table leg! We need to fight back!"

(Padlock, Bug spray, Rifle, Axe)

Choose Padlock: "We didn't think that a small padlock would stop them, but it turned out to be enough to discourage the unknown attackers. It seems that they game this whole break-in a fair shot, but ultimately gave up and left. Too bad that padlock is in no shape to be used again. We need to think of other ways to fight off the bandits and other soup hungry barbarians." (-1 Padlock)

Choose Bug spray: "Bug killing spray may be primarily used for killing insects, but it seems to work equally well as a bandit repellent. As long as you aim for their eyes, the reaction is quite instant. We're safe for now, but for how much longer? And is the spray going to be enough to drive those lowlifes away next time?" (Chance of -1 Bug spray)

Choose Axe:

  • "Here's Johnny, you can-greedy bastards! Yeah! That's right! You'd better run! And thanks for leaving one of your rifles!" (+1 Rifle) (-1 Axe)
  • "Some axe action was enough to send those cowards running. Bet your ass they will be back. Vermin like that are never long gone, they crawl out of shadows when the night comes. Let's keep our axe sharp." (Chance of -1 Axe)

Choose Rifle:

  • [We defended our shelter.] "It's not surprising that a few shots were enough to send those cowards running. The question is, what happens if the rifle malfunctions or we use all of our ammo? We do hope it won't come to that. Otherwise, we might need to defend ourselves using knives and forks."
  • [We defended our shelter.] "The gunfight was intense, but our position gave us the advantage we needed to drive those thugs away. One of them even lost an axe while retreating. We'll make sure it's used for all the right reasons. Specifically – not robbing us." (+1 Axe) (Chance of -1 Rifle)
  • [We stood our ground.] "It's not surprising that a few shots were enough to send those cowards running. The question is, what happens if the rifle malfunctions or we use all of our ammo? We do hope it won't come to that. Otherwise, we might need to defend ourselves using knives and forks."

Choose nothing:

  • [Raiding party!] "The invaders burst into our shelter like a violent tidal-wave and immediately went for one thing that was of the greatest value to them – our canned food stockpile. They grabbed as many cans as they could and left." (-n≥1 Soup)
  • [Raiding party!] "We couldn't hold the attackers off and they stormed the shelter. They had enough mercy to let us live, but they had no second thoughts about robbing us and taking everything we owned." (Loss of every single item in the shelter)
    • [Possible event] "Ted was badly wounded during the assault. This is not looking good. (Inflicts Injury upon Ted)
    • [Possible event] "Dolores got a nasty injury during the fight. We hope she will be all right, but we probably need to take care of that wound." (Inflicts Injury upon Dolores)
    • [Possible event] "Mary Jane was knocked out when the fighting moved into the shelter. She says all she had is a little headache, but we should keep an eye on her. (Inflicts Injury upon Mary Jane)
    • [Possible event] "Timmy got hit when those thugs stormed in! He claims he's OK, but this might be something serious." (Inflicts Injury upon Timmy)
  • "No, no, no! They got Ted! There was nothing we could do, they just dragged him out of the shelter, into the unknown. What do we do now?!" (Ted is removed from the shelter)
  • "We were not able to push the attackers back, but for some reason they left. They could have taken everything and killed everyone, but they just stopped their attack and turned back. Either we got lucky or this is a prelude to something much worse."

Wasteland academy. Edit

Twins ending event

Journal entry:

  • "The siblings and their friendly group came by the shelter today to inform us that their camp has been finished! Now they wish to establish some sort of schooling system within the camp – some of the kids didn't even manage to learn to read before the bomb fell. They need any book they can get their hands on to help educate the youngsters, and so far the only reading material they found were some communist propaganda fliers."
  • "We were afraid we wouldn't hear back from them again, but our friends are back! The siblings have proudly declared that their camp is ready, but they have one more thing in mind for it – a school. They want to somehow educate the children that live there. They already appointed a few people to teach, but they're a bit short on reading material. Do we have anything we could contribute for this cause?"
  • "The siblings visited us again to reveal that their camp is almost finished! People are started to move in and among them, quite a lot of kids. The group strongly believes that these children need to get education, especially in this circumstances. They're looking for books, comics, manuals and pretty much any reading material they can get."
  • "We were happy to host the siblings and a few of their friends today when they visited our shelter. We found out that their camp project has been almost completed! The houses are standing and people are slowly moving in, but there's one more thing to think of – the children. And specifically, their education. If the kids are to grow up to be smart and able wastelanders, they need to learn, and to learn, you need books! Lots of books. Do we have any?"

(Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose Boy Scout Handbook:

  • "Children are the future and we fully agree with that! That's why we had no issues giving our Scout Handbook away. We hope the kids learn something useful from it." (-1 Boy Scout Handbook)
  • "We gifted them our beloved Scout Handbook. It will do for younger kids, but one day they will have to establish a complete education system. How about the kids paying ten thousand soup cans to participate in the lessons? We're sure they would find a way to give it back after they finish school and get some sort of job in the wasteland... makes perfect sense!" (-1 Boy Scout Handbook)

Choose nothing:

  • [Illiteracy.] "The Scout Handbook is THE only book we have in our shelter. We are delighted to have it and we read passages from it during breakfast quite often. It matters too much to us, we cannot give it away." (Happens only if the Boy Scout Handbook is actually present in the shelter)
  • [Illiteracy.] "Sorry, but this is against what we've been preaching whenever our neighbours tried to make us babysit their nasty offspring – other people's children are not our problem!"
  • [Illiteracy.] "We wish we were able to take some of Timmy's comics and we miss reading our morning paper, but we have nothing of this sort in our bunker right now."
  • [Illiteracy.] "Our friends were a bit disappointed that we couldn't help them today. They left to scout some more and promised to come back in case we find some books."
  • [Illiteracy.] "Who needs education nowadays? There's a thousand better uses for a book – you can use it as a pillow, a weapon, or even use the pages to start a fire! We're not giving away such a multi-purpose tool just so a few kids can learn how to read."

We can hear things. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "There it goes again!  Noises, weird noises all the time!  Are they coming from the pipes?  Walls?  Is it something behind the door  We don't know and it's driving us insane!  We should sit down and relax.  Otherwise we might get paranoid."
  • "What in the hell are those sounds? Are they coming from the goddamn walls?! They are driving us crazy! Is something crawling in the air vents!? Relax...take a deep breath. We should probably calm down before we start tearing them down. Maybe try something relaxing for a bit."
  • "We've been hearing strange noises lately. Is it coming from the outside or is it something that came into the shelter with us? Could it be? We found nothing...we feel like we might be going crazy. We should probably get busy with something to keep us occupied before this gets worse."

(Cards, Checkers)

Choose either:  "Having some fun made us forget about... What was it again?" (Raises Sanity of everyone present in the shelter)

Choose neither:

  • "Ha. Ha. We can live with them noises, right? We can even be... friends? Ha. Ha." (Sharply drops Sanity of everyone present in the shelter. If a character's Sanity stat drops low enough to register them Insane, that character has an individual entry in the journal:)
    • "Dolores no longer talks to us. Earth to Dolores! Can you hear us?!"
    • "Mary Jane started acting even more crazy than she usually does. She seems to be making a nest... Was it the soup?"
    • "So... it's not weird that Timmy is now wearing a soup can on his head and pretends it's a helmet? This is just innocent child's play. Or is it?"
  • "Boredom can really get to you in the shelter. It can lead you to dark places. Trust us."

Widow's mite. Edit

Journal entries:

  • "As we were about to start our book club discussion on the only book we've all read, the phone book, we were interrupted by rapid knocking at the door.  We found out it was a group of refugees who survived the blast just like we did.  They were doing much worse than us, and begged us to provide them with any water, food, or medical supplies we could spare."
  • "We were discussing plans for our first meal that didn't feature tomato soup when we heard yells outside. We discovered they came from a small group of ragged survivors. They were a sorry sight and we weren't surprised when they requested aid. They asked us to provide anything we could – water, food, or medical supplies..."
  • "As we were considering alternatives to the canned soup diet, a sudden knock at the door broke our line of thought. It turned out we were visited by a band of survivors who were in a pretty bad shape. All they wanted was to get something to drink, a bite to eat, or at least clean bandages and medicine to attend to their wounded."

(Medkit, Water, Soup)

Choose anything:

  • "Our visitors had problems finding enough words to express their gratitude. Many tears were shed, smiles and hugs exchanged, and they wished us all the best. It's a great feeling to be helping someone out. They left soon after to seek shelter in the ruins of our town. We hope they make it out there." (-1 chosen item) (100% Sanity to everyone in the shelter)
  • "We've never seen anyone so touched by a simple gift.  A minute later those poor people were hugging us like there was no tomorrow – quite possible, actually – and thinking us for the gesture.  They were eager to repay us, and one of their group offered us a map of the local area.  They claimed it helped them get here, so it brought luck upon whoever used it.  We promised we will give it a try and wished them a safe journey."  (+1 Map) (-1 chosen item) (100% Sanity to everyone in the shelter)
  • "Our visitors were in tears when we gave them what they asked for. We survived the nuclear apocalypse only to be nearly strangled by thankful refugees! Hugs can kill, you know. Luckily for us, they decided to continue their journey to get somewhere safe before the sunset. As they were about to leave, one of them presented us with a portable radio. They would not take no for an answer and soon left, waving goodbye until they disappeared amongst the rubble." (+1 Radio) (-1 chosen item) (100% Sanity to everyone in the shelter)

Choose nothing:

  • "We could tell our guests were not thrilled with our refusal. Their tired eyes alone were enough to understand how much they needed those supplies. They did not beg, but simply turned around and left in an unknown direction. Maybe they will have more luck elsewhere. Maybe."
  • "Our refusal to provide for our visitors was not rude. And yet, the minute we denied their request, they launched at us with their fists, stones, and branches! We thought we were as good as dead, but those barbarians were satisfied enough to steal our supplies. When they left, all we could do was ponder what to do in this very, very empty shelter." (Loss of every single item in the shelter)

Winner takes it all. (soup version) Edit

Journal entries:

  • "A knock on the door is not something we take lightly, these days. So when a man came to our doorstep today, offering us a highly profitable game of cards, we weren't convinced. Is a bet of two soup-cans in a card game a reasonable choice in our situation?"
  • "We didn't think we would get a chance to increase our food supply by simply playing a card game, but that's what we were offered by a man who knocked on our door today. Two cans of food. We win, we get his two cans. We loose [sic], we give him our two cans. Are we going to do it?"

(Cards)

Choose nothing:  "Gambling is a terrible habit!  What kind of example is that to set the kids?  We need supplies, but we're not getting them like that.  We'd sooner rob someone.  We sent that man away.  Good riddance."

Winner takes it all. (water version) Edit

Journal entries:

  • "Our hideout was approached be a man we didn't know.  He claimed he used to be an accountant, but now he survives as a trader and... a gambler.  He offered us a card game for a bet of two water bottles.  Shall we play?"
  • "We always steered away from casinos, gambling dens and the like. So when a man came to our door and told us he used to be a gambler, we were suspicious. He wanted us to play a game. He proposed a two water-bottle bet in a card game of our choice."

(Cards)

Choose Cards:

  • "Damn it! That man must've cheated. We lost and before we could argue about it, the man left with our supplies." (-2 Water)
  • "Ha ha! Lady luck has smiled on us! We won a vicious game of War. The man wasn't too happy about it, but he delivered on his promise." (+2 Water)

Choose nothing:  "Gambling is a terrible habit!  What kind of example is that to set the kids?  We need supplies, but we're not getting them like that.  We'd sooner rob someone.  We sent that man away.  Good riddance."

Trade events Edit

Trade events involve several characters who present several offers in one event. Some offers asks for one item the player has in exchange for an item the player does not have. Others ask for an item the player has in exchange for water. These events have a randomly-generated list of choices based upon what the player currently has in his or her possession; thus, a list of items is impossible to predict.

Several of the trade events have overlapping and changing titles; "Business as usual." and "Door-to-door sales." have both reportedly appeared as the name for the woman-with-camel trade. All trade events only occur once and do not repeat, although all of them may occur in one playthrough of the game.

Business as usual. Edit

Journal entry: "A travelling salesman paid us a visit today. He introduced himself as Willy. Apparently business can do well even after the end of the world."

(Trade)

Accept trade: "We made a deal with the salesman and helped him pack. He strolled away into the wasteland like he knew exactly where he was going next."

Decline to trade: "That salesman was very friendly, but he didn't have anything that was of interest to us."

C. M. O. T. D. Edit

Journal entry: "Today we were visited by a strange looking, little man who introduced himself as a trader. He insisted his prices are so low that it's practically like cutting his own throat. The least we could do was take a look at his offer, although for some reason we don't really trust him.

(Trade)

Accept any trade: "The weird man tried to make us buy fries cockroaches on a stick, covered in some mysterious sauce. These snacks looked pretty disgusting so we turned them down, but we bought something else from him. He looked a bit disappointed."

Camel trade (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entry: "A woman came by with a creature she claims is a camel... provided that camels have five legs. The animal is carrying a pack of goods for trade."

(Trade)

Accept any trade: "We exchanged goods with the trader and she went her way. Before she left, she insisted that we should listen to radio broadcasts, if we ever want to get out of that shelter and find a safer place to be."

Decline to trade: "In the end we decided her offers were not for us. Maybe another time. If she ever comes back."

Cheerful woman trade (unofficial name) Edit

Journal entry: "Someone paid us a visit today – it was an overly cheerful, red-haired woman, accompanied by a grumpy looking mercenary-type who was probably her guard. She told us she was a trader and eagerly showed us the items she'd brought along."

(Trade)

Accept trade: "We managed to work out a deal. The woman also gave us some tips about surviving in the wasteland but her advice seems pretty useless. We already know that radiation is dangerous and that hitting a rat with a stick will eventually kill it... we thanked her and said our goodbyes."

Decline to trade: "It was hard to turn her down because of that damn cheerfulness, but we did it anyway. The woman seemed a bit disappointed and tried to offer us schematics for some weird gun. We turned that down too, it's not like we have any tools around here anyway."

Door-to-door sales. Edit

Journal entry: "A stranger pushing a rusty wheelbarrow filled with all kinds of goods stopped by today. He claimed he's a trader looking to barter for items he requires: "

(Trade)

Accept trade: "After making the trade the man packed his things into the wheelbarrow and departed. Before leaving he uttered something about bandit activity nearby and how dangerous the area is."

Decline to trade: "We refused to trade. Hopefully we made the right choice, but the trader was not too happy about this."

The cookie business. Edit

Journal entry: "When we heard a knock on the door this morning, we held our breath in fear, but we soon heard childrens' [sic] voices coming from outside. We decided to open up, it turned out the voices belonged to a pair of girls scouts. They used to sell cookies, but they have branched out and now they offer other items too. Smart girls."

(Trade)

Accept any trade: "The girls were very kind and their prices were more than fair, so we gladly accepted their offer. How very clever of them to keep their business alive even after the apocalypse! We're impressed."

Decline to trade: "Although the girls are very brave to walk around the wasteland like that, sadly they didn't have anything of interest to us, so we declined their offer. They wished us a nice day and left."

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