Hey everyone, I’m just throwing up ideas for later releases for models and rules, so if anyone has anything else to add lets get a thread going and hopefully Modiphius might take these things into account in some of their much later releases.
So going through the model range you obviously come across the companions of Fallout 4, and that almost immediately got me thinking when are Modiphius going to release models for other Bethesda game companions, or if they’re even able to. My main example will be Fallout 3, as it’s entirely under Bethesda’s name, but you could argue Fallout New Vegas could be covered as well. So immediately I began thinking of companion packs, relating to the alignment you have to be in order to get the characters in-game.
Firstly there’d be the ‘Good’ pack, what I would like to call the Wasteland Saints, which would have characters like Fawkes, Star Paladin Cross, and probably Dogmeat from that game, but that’d be a Blue Heeler model as opposed to the German Shepherd. I’m saying Dogmeat would be in the Wasteland Saints because she’s the goodest of girls, though she could easily be put into the neutral pack as she doesn’t judge because she’s the goodest girl. Or she wouldn’t be added at all because there’s already a dog model. With Fawkes I feel he would be more Survivors than Super Mutants, due to the Super Mutants treating him poorly, and the Lone Wanderer (maybe later model release?) freeing him. Keep in mind Fawkes’ intelligence was still intact as opposed to the other Super Mutants of the Capital Wasteland, and he is seen in the game with a terminal in his room, his Intelligence would be at minimum 6 just because he’s mentally above all other Super Mutants, and his Strength and Endurance stats should technically be massive. A minimum of 9 for Endurance and Strength. Also as evidence why I don’t see him as a Super Mutant model, while he does refer to other Super Mutants as “Meta-humans”, he kills them all the same and without hesitation. Also he calls your character little brother (as a male character) which I always loved about him. Star Paladin Cross would be easy, as she would simply fit into the Brotherhood of Steel faction, as that’s who she is. She has the same objectives as her brethren, and is only really friendly towards the player because she knew their father, and your character becomes a member of the BoS.
Next we have the Neutral pack, or the Capital Warriors I’d call them. This pack would contain Butch DeLoria and Sergeant RL-3. Butch we know comes from Vault 101, and as such could be a Survivor or a Vault Dweller, depending on if they become their own faction or not. Sergeant RL-3 is very much a Survivor, though of course he could be a robot just as easily (no real reason). Now, to my good people who have played Fallout 3 you know there’s another individual who should be on this list. However, this is where an issue occurs. Officially, Charon is indeed a Neutral companion, however you have to buy his loyalty by literally purchasing a deed for his services off his previous owner. This is going along the lines of an evil companion whom I’ll cover later. Charon, after you inform him that you now literally own him, proceeds to blow the head off his previous owner. Tell me, does this sound like a guy who’s just making his way in the Wasteland like Butch? Because to me personally, it sounds like an evil character, not to mention he is kind of intolerant of talking to anyone before you… acquire his services. Also he was given mystery jobs by his former… boss, and he always returned with lots of caps. There is the fact that he’s been brainwashed into servitude to anyone who holds the deed, and it is stated that he is unhappy in his boss’ service, but all that is definitely pushing towards evil rather than good. Because of this dilemma there’ll be one pack which has one more model than it’s other releases. And if they add the goodest girl to the list as well, we still have one pack that has one less model than the rest. But despite all this, realistically Charon would only fit into the Survivor faction, unless we are going to expect a ghoul faction later down the line, which I highly doubt.
Finally, you have the Evil pack, the Wasteland Reavers I’ll call them. This pack consists of Jericho and Clover (and maybe Charon as discussed). Jericho is an ex-raider, however he very much still fits into the role of a raider as well as a mercenary, so he could be Survivor or Raider. Clover is in the same boat, however it’s a strange situation she’s in, where she’s a slave to raiders, she can be purchased off them, but she’s still evil. This is because of her being brainwashed into subservience much like Charon, and it always annoyed me how you couldn’t attempt to fix this as a player, but I’m getting off topic. For the sake of this thread, we’ll just say the person who’s purchasing her isn’t a good fellow, because they haven’t killed the slavers, so she’ll be evil as well. She would be exactly like Jericho, Survivor or Raider, though personally I’d expect to see her on the raider side rather than survivor.
That’s everyone from Fallout 3, but of course we can talk about New Vegas or even the earlier games, but let’s leave something to keep the chat going.