Viva New Vegas!

The strip at last! Bright lights! Clean streets! Limitless Opportunity! Well dressed people! Victor!
Wait…. Victor? What the hell is Victor doing here?!

Seriously… what?

Gaaaagh! Get away from me, devil robot!

Gaaaagh! Get away from me, devil robot!

Damn robot was creepy all the way back in Goodsprings, he was creepy in Novac and here, in the Strip, Victor is approaching maximum creepiness. Crazy, creepy robot gives me the heebie-jeebies.
He tells me that the enigmatic, reclusive Mr. House, ruler of the strip, wants to speak with me. And then, Victor’s happy cowboy face flickers and vanishes, leaving behind the standard Securitron Face. Looks like that Victor is just a program, not a specific robot… and that means Mr. House is the one that rescued me so many nights ago.
So, what to do about Mr. House’s offer?

On one hand, he did save me… on the other hand, when the enigmatic, reclusive ruler of a post-apocalyptic dystopia who hides atop a giant Casino (the Lucky 38) that no one has ever entered asks specially to speak with you, a crazed man , it’s never for a good reason.
I think the wise thing to do is just to keep walking. If Mr. House wants to talk to me, and Mr. House runs all the Security Robots here, well… I do consider abandoning the Strip altogether. But it took me so long to get here I’m not going to just run off right away, goram it!

Time to explore!

Let's rock this town!

Let's rock this town!

There are three massive casinos here… each one under the control of a ‘family’ – the Omertas, the Chairmen, and the White Glove Society. Each family is actually one of the tribes that used to live in this area of the wastes before Mr. House awoke.
As part of his plan for rebuilding the New Vegas Strip, House made a deal with the tribes – his resources and a new home for their obedience. The tribes that became The Strip’s families were once hatefully opposed to each other, but Mr. House has forced the families to play nice. They continue to hold long-standing grudges, but do not act openly against each other for fear of angering him.

Gomorrah

Gomorrah - Famous for it's hard liquor and 'hot' women under watchful eyes of the Omertas

Topps Casino

The Chairmen at the Tops Casino are the hip cats who keep the jive turkeys in line

The White Glove Society presides over the luxury of the Ultra-Luxe

The White Glove Society presides over the luxury of the Ultra-Luxe

The Lucky 38 is the home of Mr. House. And thus I will avoid it.

The Lucky 38 is the home of Mr. House. And thus I will avoid it.

So those are the big casinos… what else is there to see?

The NCR Embassy

The NCR Embassy - home of the NCR ambassador and the MPs who keep the visiting NCR troopers in line.

New friends!

New friends! Friendship is magic!

I’m beginning to feel craving for booze again… I’m just not as energetic as I normally feel and feeling grouchy.
What the hell… This is Vegas, right?
Gulping back a little more scotch might make my head a tad fuzzy, but it makes me feel stronger, and it makes it easier to chat with new people.
Party on, People!

Michael Angelo designs and builds the flashy signs of New Vegas

Michael Angelo designs and builds the flashy signs of New Vegas

The Vault 21 Motel

The Vault 21 Hotel home of the... err... dude... can we help you?

Wait, Vault 21? Vault? And… and it’s a hotel. And I can live here?
It’s been a long time since Joe’s farther thoughtlessly ruined everything in Vault 101 and Joe was exiled from his beloved, comfortable, safe home. And everything up to this point has been an attempt to find that same sense of comfort and safety again. From the first night in a trailer in the Capital Wastes, to the room in Novac, Joe has tried to capture it again… and here it is… for just 100 Caps a night!

The Vault 21 Gift shop

The Vault 21 Gift shop

Hello, madam. A fine establishment you have here.

Hello, madam. A fine establishment you have here.

I had one of these before I took my first G.O.A.T.

I had one of these before I took my first G.O.A.T.

And I had one of these over my bed....

And I had one of these over my bed....

Memories. All alone in the moon light.

Memmmmmmmmmmmmmmories. All alone in the moooon light.

Turns out that in Vault 21, everyone in the vault was equal, and all conflicts and problems were solved through gambling. Would have been nice change of pace from a Vault where an insane Overseer had the last call.
It was hidden under the ruins of Las Vegas, until Mr. House found out about it. Mr. House demanded that they join him.
The vault dwellers were hesitant, but as per their tradition a game of Blackjack was played to decide the outcome. Unfortunately, the faction that supported House won and Vault 21 was stripped it of its electronics and equipment. Then the Vault was partially filled in with concrete, forcing the vault dwellers to resettle in the Strip.
It would have been totally filled with concrete if two of the vault dwellers, Sarah and Sheldon, hadn’t convinced House to leave the topmost level intact and establish a hotel there.
Sarah might run it, but House owns it.

NooOOooOOoo! What a waste.

NooOOooOOoo! What a waste.

I'm home

I feel strangely at home

As keen as I am to spend the night in a vault, the night is also when the lights of the Vegas Strip shine the brightest! Lets see – which casino should I visit first?

I hear that The Topps is nice.

No, I'm not following you.

No, I'm not following you.

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3 Responses to “Viva New Vegas!”

  1. Joe was strangely… informative in this installment.

    Also, does the fact that I comment on every update make me look like one of your many dedicated fans or a lone, crazed stalker?

  2. It’s just comforting to know that the hundred or so page-views aren’t just bots. 😉

  3. It’s gonna be fun to see what Joe says when he sees Benny!

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