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Reading an issue of this comic will grant a variant of the Wasteland Survival perk, (except for two) focusing on increasing survival efficiency with a specific topic.
There are nine issues in total:
|Editor ID||Issue||Location||Location description||Perk||BaseID|
|#1, Farming The Wastes||Wreck of the USS Riptide||Inside the ship, on a table, under the bridge on the water's level.||Heal +50% more from fruits and vegetables.||0008e75e|
|02||#2, Insect Repellent Special||Crater house||Western side of the crater, on the table, lower level of a stilt shack with a lantern and caps stash on a table.||Permanently take 5% less damage from insects.||00135f0a|
|03||#3, The Bright Side of Radiation Poisoning||Egret Tours Marina||On the counter of the diner and coolant recharge station.||Permanently heal +50% from irradiated packaged food and drink.||00135f0d|
|04||#4, The Scrapyard Home Decoration Guide||Lynn Woods||On the sleeping bag, inside the main shack with the steamer trunk.||Permanently unlock new decoration (two lawn flamingos) in workshop settlements (this perk won't be shown in your perk-list of your Pip-Boy).||00135f0e|
|05||#5, Guide To Diamond City||Gorski cabin||In the underground bunker (root cellar found on the floor in the cabin), follow the hallway all the way to the end, by the journal terminal, on a metal desk.||Diamond City is now permanently marked on your map. (This perk won't be shown in your perk-list of your Pip-Boy).||00185cba|
|06||#6, Commonwealth Coupon Spectacular||Nahant Oceanological Society||On the metal desk with the typewriter, entrance room area, ground floor (it is not in the laboratory building).||Permanently gain +10% discount from food and drink vendors.||00185cbd|
|07||#7, Water Aerobics for Ghouls||Old Gullet sinkhole||On a concrete block inside the sinkhole, by the cooking pot station.||Permanently swim 25% faster.||00185cc4|
|08||#8, Self Defense Secrets||Ranger cabin||On the sideboard table in the cabin.||Permanently take 5% less damage from melee attacks.||00185cca|
|09||#9, Hunting in the Wastes||Sunshine Tidings co-op||In the locked cabin near the silos, on the floor near a mattress and steamer trunk.||Permanently collect more meat from animal kills.||00185cd8|
Mole rats are unaffected by issue #9, and will still only drop a single piece of meat.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Wasteland Survival Guide is a carryover based on the book of the same name from Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. It was originally written by Moira Brown with the help of the Lone Wanderer. Some of the topics in the magazine were never mentioned in Fallout 3. However, other issues of the magazine (#2, #3, and #5) reference the quest itself:
- Issue #2, Insect Repellent Special, refers to Moira's attempt to develop Mole rat repellent.
- Issue #3, The Bright Side of Radiation Sickness, refers to a stage of the quest where the Lone Wanderer gets radiation sickness so that Moira can test a home brew cure.
- Issue #5, Guide to Diamond City, refers to the stage where the Wanderer has to uncover the history of Rivet City.