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A Pint-Sized Problem is a side quest in the Fallout 4 Creation Club content "Pint-Sized Slasher."


Enter the Boston Bugle building and head to the second floor, which is guarded by a Protectron. Once it has been defeated check the journal entries found on the terminal, which will add the objective to investigate the bookstore located in Monsignor Plaza. The plaza is inhabited by numerous raiders and a turret. Once these threats are dealt with, head to the bookstore located on the lower floor.

There are three clues to be found in the bookstore, the quest markers for which only appear at extremely close distance. The first is a scratched subway token which can be found on the floor near the hole in the wall leading to the clothing store. The second is called "only mine," a note on a bookshelf underneath an advertisement for Boston Bugle. The third is a broken display case, which can be interacted with from behind the counter.

Once these clues have been found, the quest will update, sending the player to confront the murderer at College Square station. The station and the immediate area is infested with feral ghouls. On the bottom level of the station at the end of a collapsed tunnel, a red doghouse is found, containing cap stashes and other loot. Pinned to the doghouse is a note which reads "behind you." Immediately after closing the note, the player character is attacked by the Pint-Sized Slasher. Upon his defeat, the slasher's costume, knife, and a note explaining his motives can be looted, ending the quest.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
10 Investigate the Boston BugleEverything's changed, and the world I knew is gone. With so many questions left unanswered, I need a plan. Maybe I can find some information at the Boston Bugle.
15 Investigate the Monsignor Plaza bookstoreI've come across the scene of a recent murder. The victim was a scavenger who lived in the Boston Bugle building. A journal entry mentioned a caps stash in Monsignor Plaza. I should investigate.
20 Search the bookstore area for cluesLarry's caps stash wasn't in the shop. His murderer must have taken it - I should search the area for any clues on where he went.
30 Examine the strange items in the bookstoreI found a recently smashed display box at a shop in Monsignor Plaza. Someone desperately wanted whatever was in there.
100 Confront the murderer at College Square stationThe murderer must have taken Larry's caps stash. Clues in the shop indicate that they may be hiding out in College Square Station. I should go and confront them.
1000 Loot the Pint-Sized Slasher Costume and KnifeI found the murderer hiding out in College Square Station. He attacked me on sight donning a Pint-Sized Slasher costume and armed with a knife. I defeated him, and have avenged the scavver.
1500Quest finishedQuest complete

Behind the scenes

This quest is based on the bad karma route from the Fallout 3 main quest Tranquility Lane.