|For an overview of this item's appearances, see Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor.|
A pulp science-fiction book focused on the adventures of an itinerant meat trader from the settlement of Junktown, the book contains insight into trade with the aim of assisting those bartering after the Great War. Anyone who reads it will surely benefit from the contents. 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.[Non-game 1]
The Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor series is a collection of books found throughout the wasteland. In a manner similar to the Wasteland Survival Guide, it is a post-War publication, and the covers are hand-illustrated with simple black ink brush strokes.
Each issue grants the player character a level of the Junktown Vendor perk, up to a maximum of 8, which decreases the prices of items bought from vendors by about 3% per level.
|Editor ID||Issue||Location||Location description||Form ID|
|How to Run a Successful Vendor Stand||Big John's Salvage||On the small table with the lantern, inside the caravan perched atop the containers, adjacent to the steamer trunk.||00092A63|
|02||Capitalism & You||Four Leaf Fishpacking Plant||Basement locker room, on the bench, western side of the plant.||00092A64|
|03||The Art of Haggling||Super Duper Mart||On the metal wire magazine stand, on the northwest wall in the main room, just right of the Milton General Hospital poster and next to the drugs dispensary.||00092A65|
|04||Benefits of Child Labor||Longneck Lukowski's Cannery||Inside the metal catwalk hut, northwest upper area of the main cannery room, with the Bobblehead.||00092A66|
|05||Take Your Business on the Road||Mystic Pines||On the sideboard table by the TV, west wall, inside the building, just north of the main entrance.||00092A67|
|06||The Joy of Wealth||Gwinnett Brewery||Inside the building, on a desk, next to a terminal, in an office, upper level, along the northwest wall. Climb the pipes and catwalks to reach the office.||00092A68|
|07||Why I Sold My Mother||Walden Pond||On the barrel with the lantern on it, inside the pipe tunnel interior cave.||00092A69|
|08||Suit Up & Succeed||Wreck of the FMS Northern Star||Upper level, mid-deck, on the parasol table, north side of the ship.||00092A6A|
Behind the scenes
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.
- Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p.177: "One example of a post-War magazine, Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor is a collection of short, handmade books written by an unknown vendor of jerky from Junktown. Copies have spread across the wasteland and can be found from California (near Junktown itself) to the Commonwealth."