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Tumblers Today (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of this item's appearances in the Fallout series of games, see Tumblers Today.
Tumblers Today
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Effects+1 Lockpick
(+2 with Comprehension)
Weight2
Value50
Base ID00034046
 
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Tumblers Today is a skill book in Fallout 3.

Characteristics

Reading this magazine permanently improves your Lockpick skill by 1, or by 2 with the Comprehension perk.

Locations

Closest map markerLocation description
Arlington LibraryMedia Archive: The desk flanked by two sets of microfiche readers in the room with the safe (it's the southern-most room) that is very close to the Children's Wing door. A battle with raiders may knock the book off the desk; check the floor if there is nothing on the desk.
Broadcast Tower KB5In the drainage chamber on the floor in front of a locked door.
Broadcast Tower KB5To the west-northwest, in the ruins of a house occupied by raiders, on a shelf along the wall that is shared with a freezer filled with gore. It's next to the plates on the shelves.
Drowned Devil's CrossingIn the red truck trailer near the bridge.
Falls ChurchSouthernmost Office Building, on a desk. Watch out for traps.
Falls Church/Mason Dst MetroIn Franklin Metro Utility, on the lower floor to the right of the turret. It is on top of the locked mine box (average).
Flooded MetroOutside the southern map market (West of Arlington Library), in the raider camp. A copy is located on a raised platform, where the raider that carries missile launcher usually is.
Freedom Street StationOn a table where the scavenger trader resides. Must be stolen.
Germantown police HQBasement: in the locked weapons closet.
Jury Street Metro StationAfter triggering the mechanism inside Gold Ribbon Grocers.
L.O.B. EnterprisesEast Wing on CEO's desk.
Mama Dolce'sAt the Food Distribution section, in the dug-out basement, next to two locked safes (one average, one hard) and three upturned desks
Mason Dixon SalvageOn the floor next to the footlocker in the Abandoned Shack, the one that doesn't have the broken refrigerator inside.
Meresti TrainyardIn the Meresti Service Tunnels, on the table near Robert's bed (the guy who guards the entrance to Family gang encampment). Whilst it is amongst owned goods, the book itself can be taken without a karma penalty.
Meresti TrainyardSitting in a bathtub in one of the demolished houses south-southeast of the yard.
MinefieldIn Gibson House, sitting in the office on the desk.
Nuka-Cola PlantIn the factory floor area in the closet with the safe in the room with the computer that has the shipping manifest.
Roosevelt Arts and Athletics HallOn a desk near a locked safe of the third floor.
Seward Sq. North MetroIn the Sewer, which is northeast of the map marker. Near the debris area on the southeastern tunnel - Hidden Stash Note will lead you to it.
Talon Company CampWest of Sewer Waystation, in the store room on a shelf.
Smith Casey's GarageIn the safe behind the counter located on the immediate right as you enter the garage.
Tenpenny TowerSoutheast of the tower, on a bookshelf on the second floor of a wrecked building.
Vault 106The science area: after going down both flights of stairs, there is a room to your right with two visible lockers. In the back of this room on the left.
Vault 108Entrance floor in a small storage room adjacent to the malfunctioning generator. Behind several yellow metal crates is an metal ladder on top of which is a Nuka-Cola Quantum, book is under the ladder, but apparently inaccessible. Try to throw grenade inside ladder, blast may launch the book to a more accessible place.
Wasteland Gypsy VillageOutside the center enterable shack. In a turned over refrigerator to the left of the door.

Bugs

Vault 108's elusive copy of Tumblers Today
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The Vault 108 location of Tumblers Today is bugged. The only way to access this book is by wedging an explosive under the stepladder to move it. This is an extremely trial-and-error prone process, as the collision box for the stepladder will prevent you from interacting with it in any way, including the 'grab' button, despite being clearly visible and close enough for taking.
    • On the PC version, it is straightforward to gain access to this book by simply deleting the stepladder. The console commands below will allow the player to get down behind the boxes and retrieve the book. If the player has not collected the Nuka-Cola Quantum on the stepladder, it will remain floating in the air after the ladder has been deleted.
      prid 1cf25 - target the stepladder
      DeleteReference - delete the stepladder