Pipboy (special encounter)

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Vault Boy and one of his many wonderful quotes
Mini-FOT Logo.pngThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

Pipboy is a special encounter in Fallout Tactics.

In this special encounter you find the famous Vault Boy, called Pipboy here, wandering around a radioactive playground. He speaks in a weird 50's style and carries an FN FAL. If you have full squad, he wanders away when you talk to him. If you have less than that, he joins you.

  • If it does not work with 5 people in the squad then reduce to just 2.

Pipboy's Abilities: ST 7, PE 6, EN 6, CH 5, IN 6, AG 6, LK 10, level: 8, Bloody Mess, Tag!, Stunt Man, Flexible (useless as he can not change stance), small guns(100), big guns (33), energy weapons (75), sneak (80), can wear any armor.

Name confusion[edit | edit source]

As explained in this article, the 'Vault-Boy' is incorrectly called 'Pip-Boy' in this encounter - 'Vault-Boy' being the name given by its creator, Leonard Boyarsky. It is a common misconception, as the character was never given a name in-game, only referred to in interviews.

The 'Pip-Boy' is the red haired, pointy-eared character that featured on the Pipboy-2000 in Fallout 1 and Fallout 2.