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Fallout 3Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor
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Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor is a skill book in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and a skill magazine Fallout 4.


A pre-War pulp science-fiction book focused on the adventures of an itinerant meat trader from a fictional (at the time) settlement of Junktown, the book contains a surprising amount of insight into trade. Anyone who reads it will surely benefit from the contents.[1] By 2287, the book has been remade, albeit in a cruder, more hand-drawn, format, detailing many illegitimate, but possibly necessary, means of conducting business in areas like the Commonwealth.



Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

These novels are commonly found in the Capital Wasteland and Mojave Wasteland.


Jerky vendor - benefits of child labor
Gameplay article: Fallout 4

These crudely made, hand-drawn post-War magazines are found throughout the Commonwealth. Each edition focuses on a different aspect of post-apocalyptic business acumen.

Behind the scenesEdit

The title of these publications is a reference to Fallout. Specifically the unmarked quest Blackmail Iguana Bob. The quest starts with Doc Morbid in Junktown, goes through Iguana Bob Frazier in the Hub, and ends with the aforementioned blackmail back in Junktown. Wherein the Vault Dweller discovered that Doc Morbid had been supplying pieces of human meat that were being sold as iguana bits.


  1. While the title may suggest otherwise, the book is commonly found in sealed areas (Vault 92, National Guard depot) where it could not conceivably be placed by wastelanders. The standard of quality, as well as presence of the book in the pre-War slideshow in the menu are also clues hinting at the pre-War origin of the book.
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