Anatomy of a Side Quest: Beyond the Beef | Game Maker’s Toolkit

Anatomy of a Side Quest: Beyond the Beef | Game Maker’s Toolkit

Role-playing games are, funnily enough, about playing a role. The best games offer many opportunities to support the character you’ve built – whether it’s a silver-tongued villain or a benevolent gunslinger. Let’s look at how that works in a stand-out quest from 2010’s Fallout: New Vegas. Follow me on Twitter – Follow Game Maker’s Toolkit on Tumblr – Support Game Maker’s Toolkit on Patreon – Gold Tier Patreon Supporters – Daniel F, Benjamin J, James D, Owain D, Fred C, George M, Thomas W, Adam, Crimson T, Nathaniel L, Ian D, Nic M, Alex B, Chris C, Peter K, Joseph M, Kings R, Eric H, Liam D, Duncan S, Cool G, Nick W, Anthony S, Paul H, Douglas G, Taylor G, Kieran K, Gabriel D, Jonathan W Recommended reading / viewing: Design Rampage: “Design Lesson 101 – Fallout” GDC Vault: “Do (Say) The Right Thing, Joshua Sawyer” PC Games N: “Chris Avellone on how to write an RPG” Errant Signal: “Fallout 4 and Role Playing” Games shown in this episode (in order of appearance): Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian Entertainment, 2010) Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios, 2015) Fallout (Interplay Entertainment, 1997) Music used in this episode: 00:00 – Ain’t that a Kick in the Head (New Vegas, Dean Martin) 01:42 – Something’s Gotta Give (New Vegas, Bing Crosby) 03:39 – It’s a Sin (New Vegas, Eddy Arnold) 05:45 – Heartache by the Numbers (New Vegas, Guy Mitchell) 07:05 – Jingle Jangle Jingle (New Vegas, Kay Kyser) 09:49 – Big Iron (New Vegas, Marty Robbins)


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