Istvan56 is a longtime follower of the Fallout series and member of the Nexus modding community. He was a contributor to the Project Valhalla mod for Fallout 3 as a writer/wiki chief editor as well as the keeper of the lore for the aborted Winter Wasteland mod for the same game.
"One reason Fallout appeals to me is that I grew up during the Cold War. I remember being taught 'duck and cover' in elementary school during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 when it looked like we were all going to be nuked. Later I worked in a real vault, the Granite Mountain Records Vault outside Salt Lake City, Utah. I also am a lifelong "prepper" and even belong to "Zombie Squad," a tongue-in-cheek group who promotes emergency preparedness."
Outside of his gaming life Istvan56 is a veteran law enforcement officer and training coordinator/instructor for a federal police agency. If that's not exciting enough he is also a father of two children, eight step-children and six foster children (the latter number keeps growing). Most are grown and gone from home (fortunately) or Istvan56 would not have time to be here.