Bouncing Around Fallout 3 fanfic ideas

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Charwo, May 7, 2018.

  1. Charwo

    Charwo Still Mildly Glowing

    Mar 9, 2017
    I want to write, I know the first few projects you work on will be unsalavagable garbage, Fallout 3 as written is literary garbage, but it has a basic plot I could base a disposable work off of.

    See, unlike New Vegas where I actually like the story and would hew to it very closely, Fallout 3 is not that. I was gonna change4 some things: condense the timeline to 100 years instead of 200, make it look realistic (still radioactive as fuck but green and verdant). But I want to change virtually everything else, for instance the Brotherhood is there Lyons is very much a good guy, but there's an actually collapsing government in DC, the FUSA which is barely holding onto the 8th ward (that part of the city you can't get too south of Rivet City), instead of Rivet City. They don't like the Brotherood because the Brotherhood represents feudalism and the end of what passes for America and democratic self governance. And thus they are bound to latch onto the Enclave when they show up, at least at first, as the only hope they have between neo-fuedalism and being overrun by supermutants.

    I also wanted to change the protagonist: it's not the child of Jaqmes going after him, it's Catherine, the wife. SHe survived, had twins and they stayed in the Vault until James left and now the Overseer being the kind of person he is, has ordered Catherine to find her husband and bring him back for execution or he will execute their 18 year old twins. So she has to find James and fast, even though she's enraged by him. They were happy until he left, and Catherine told him not to do anything rash, now everyone's in danger because James' irresponsible idealism.

    That's my basic idea, I'm hoping I can find someone literary minded to help me flesh out the concept.
     
  2. Pwener

    Pwener Tunnelers? They Don't Sound That Tough...

    Aug 15, 2017
    There's already a mod where you have an older sister from the beginning. She is ugly as sin, gets captured by slavers right after you leave the Vault, has been repeatedly raped by the time you rescue her and nobody and I mean NOBODY acknowledges her existence as far as I'm aware due to voice acting limitations since I doubt the mod author had the cash to hire Liam "freaking" Neeson.

    No fanfiction can be as bad as playing with that mod installed. And this is coming from someone who made it pretty deep into My Immortal before my neurons began to commit suicide and I had to stop.
     
  3. Charwo

    Charwo Still Mildly Glowing

    Mar 9, 2017
    Wow, I didn't think Ties that Bind was THAT awful, though it does annoy me to no end you have to track up to Paradise Falls at level 1.
     
  4. tgawt

    tgawt ye ass

    Jul 9, 2018
    new idea: please do not write fanfics for the love of god please dont do it im begging you
     
  5. Unorthodox Outlander

    Unorthodox Outlander It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 28, 2017
    I OBJECT!

    The lady simply needs to get a bit more practice/experience/knowledge before making an attempt. My advice? Spacebattles. Plenty of writers there who've done a lot of decent fanfics, and you'll get some actual criticism/advice as opposed to the shitty section of a thousand "BEST THING EVAR MOAR PLS"-type reviews that are empty, ego-stroking garbage infesting the other common fanfic sites.

    @Charwo