|For an overview of this item's appearances, see Astoundingly Awesome Tales.|
Astoundingly Awesome Tales is a magazine series featuring science fiction stories, covering topics such as mutants, monsters, and aliens. The cover art for the magazine depicts imagery from each issue, highlighting the "astounding" tale. Issues of Astoundingly Awesome Tales were purchasable before the Great War for $29 per copy.
Reading an issue of Astoundingly Awesome Tales will temporarily give the player character a unique bonus, such as increased swim speed or increased damage against specific targets. All bonuses expire after 30 minutes (60 minutes with Curator), and the magazine is consumed once read.
Issues of Astoundingly Awesome Tales are affected by Pannapictagraphist and will emit directional audio when the player character is in range.
|Editor ID||Issue||Perk||Form ID|
|#1 Attack of the Fishmen||Damage vs. Mirelurks +15%||00430389 (book)|
|#2 Drive-In Love Interrupted... Rise of the Mutants!||+15% damage against super mutants||0043038C (book)|
|#3 Deep Sea Terror!||Double swim speed||0043038F (book)|
|#4 Invasion of the Zetans||+25% damage with the alien blaster||00430392 (book)|
|#5 When Apes Go Bananas!!! "A Gorilla Ate My Patrol Car!"||+25% damage with the Cryolator||00430395 (book)|
|#6 My Brain and I||Health Regen +0.2||00430398 (book)|
|#7 The Man Who Could Stop Time||Max AP +5||0043039B (book)|
|#8 Attack of the Metal Men||25% less damage from robots||0043039E (book)|
|#9 Have Dog, Will Travel!||+15 Poison Resist||004303A1 (book)|
|#10 The Starlet Sniper||+15% damage with scoped weapons||004303A4 (book)|
|#11 Curse of the Burned!||+15 damage to ghouls||004303A7 (book)|
|#12 Giant Insects Invade||Disease Chance -30%||004303AA (book)|
|#13 Rise of the Radiated||+30% RadAway effectiveness||004303AD (book)|
- The magazines are randomly found throughout Appalachia, including a selection of potential spawn points.
The Astoundingly Awesome Tales magazines in Fallout 76 share identical titles and cover art from Fallout 4 but the bonuses they provide are all slightly different in addition to the effect duration being temporary.
Behind the scenes
- The name of the magazine is a take on pulp science-fiction/fantasy/adventure magazines such as Amazing Stories and Weird Tales.
- On the cover of "Rise of the Mutants!" the license plate reads "4LL-0WT-4" and "Bethesda MD," referencing the name Fallout 4 and Bethesda, Maryland, the original home of Bethesda Game Studios.
- The title "Have Dog, Will Travel!" is modeled after a phrase made popular by the television and radio show Have Gun – Will Travel.
- The issue "Invasion of the Zetans" refers to the aliens that the Lone Wanderer faces in the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta.
- Applies to damage dealt by VATS, hip fire, aiming or bashing.