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From The Vault

Tumblers Today
effects: Skill improved: Lockpicking
weight: 2
value: 50
base id: 00034046

Tumblers Today is a book in Fallout 3.

Reading this book improves your lockpicking skill by 1, or by 2 with the Comprehension perk.


Closest map marker Location description
Arlington Library Media 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 KB5 In the drainage chamber on the floor in front of a locked door.
Broadcast Tower KB5 To 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 Crossing In the red truck trailer near the bridge.
Falls Church Southernmost Office Building, on a desk. Watch out for traps.
Falls Church/Mason Dst Metro In Franklin Metro Utility, on the lower floor to the right of the turret. It is on top of the locked mine box (Average).
Flooded Metro Outside 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 Station On a table where the Scavenger trader resides. Must be stolen.
Germantown Police HQ Basement: in the locked weapons closet.
Grayditch To the west, in the Talon Company Camp.
Jalbert Brothers Waste Disposal To the north along the road, outside the center enterable shack. In a turned over refrigerator to left of the door.
Jury Street Metro Station Complete the Rube's Gold Ribbon unmarked quest inside Gold Ribbon Grocers.
L.O.B. Enterprises East Wing on CEO's Desk.
Mama Dolce's At the Food Distribution section, in the dug-out basement, next to two locked safes (one average, one hard) and three upturned desks
Mason Dixon Salvage On the floor next to the footlocker in the Abandoned Shack, the one that doesn't have the broken refrigerator inside.
Meresti Trainyard In 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 Trainyard Sitting in a bathtub in one of the demolished houses south-southeast of the yard.
Minefield In Gibson House, sitting in the office on the desk.
Nuka-Cola Plant In 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 Hall On a desk near a locked safe of the third floor.
Seward Sq. North Metro In the Sewer (metro), which is northeast of the map marker. Near the debris area on the southeastern tunnel - JP Stash Note will lead you to it.
Smith Casey's Garage In the safe behind the counter located on the immediate right as you enter the garage.
Tenpenny Tower Southeast of the tower, on a bookshelf on the second floor of a wrecked building.
Vault 106 The 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 108 Entrance 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 book on more accessible place.



Xbox 360 & PC

The Vault 108 location of Tumblers Today is clearly a bug. 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 'move' button, despite being clearly visible and close enough for taking.

Below is a screenshot taken using the tcl console command, with the Tumblers Today circled in red. Note that the Nuka-Cola Quantum would be located on top of the stepladder. Users with HDR turned on should be able to find the stepladder from the bottle's distinctive violet glow.

Vault 108's elusive copy of Tumblers Today

On the PC version, it is straightforward to gain access to this book by simply deleting the stepladder. This can hardly be said to be a cheat (arguably) since the location of the book is due to a bug. Using the console, enter the following commands:

prid 1cf25 - target the stepladder
DeleteReference - delete the stepladder

This 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.

Xbox 360 version - Reachable by setting many explosives and setting them off with a mini-nuke, this method will make the Tumblers Today skill book pass through the stepladder. Of course, make a save point after setting about 10+ mines, any kind will do. Then stand back with the Fat Man and launch away. Might take a few times but this method works.

Skillbooks in the Fallout games

This article uses material from the "Tumblers Today" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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