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The History of Fallout
The History of Fallout [ Community -> Article ]
Posted by King of Creation Wed 25 Apr 2007, 7:07 PM
More info on Game: Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game

Sander over at NMA has written up a nice, concise, and straightforward history of the development of Fallout.

In response to the frequent misinformation spread about the basic design of Fallout or the process in which it was made, NMA admin Sander decided to search through old Usenet discussions with Tim Cain as well as other more modern interviews with the core designers of Fallout 1 to see what was the philosophy behind Fallout 2, the how and the why.

This article is fairly short, mostly because it doesn't contain any statement not directly derived from a developer quote. It covers the GURPS/P&P mechanics behind Fallout, the decision to go turn-based, details about the setting and what inspired it, how the designers viewed RPGs, how the game's release went and what was up with the lack of children in the European Fallout 1.

Definitely worth checking out.

The History of Fallout

Thanks to Tannhauser for the tip.

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