I’m tired of waiting for ‘Fallout 4’, so I’m building Vault 313

I don’t know how Bethesda live with themselves depriving us of Fallout 4 development news that has even a shred of veracity, I truly don’t. Whatever ways they find to live with themselves is beyond me, but I know I’m not gonna take it lying down. I figured I could be part of the problem, or part of the solution. I’m choosing to be part of the solution.

I’m making a Fallout: New Vegas nerd cave in my basement.


The idea came to me a few months ago, when I decided that I wasn’t going to paint my basement floor not one more time. Also, it smells pretty dank down here due to plumbing issues. If you pay any attention to national news, then you know that Detroit is two tics north of third world ruin. While my lot is whole and intact, there are a couple of empty lots behind my backyard, complete with unchecked tree and shrubbery growth. Those roots grow into my main drainage pipe, and every 6-10 months or so, the basement floods, ruining my paint job. I have a pretty awesome basement that’s being underutilized because of this issue, so I had to think of how to make it presentable to guests in a way that works these problems into the design scheme. Being a Fallout addict, the answer was all but clear.

What solidified the plan for me was when I saw my sister’s ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ souvenir sign on a bench in her room, now broken thanks to her devil spawn 5-year-old daughter. Much like that old Kohler commercial where a wealthy couple barges into an architect’s office and tells him to design their house around a faucet they picked out (don’t act like you don’t remember it), I decided to design my nerd cave around this sign.

Although I plan to include a ton of New Vegas-inspired features (mid-century style furniture, a bar with Nuka Cola and Sunset Sarsaparilla fridges, a pool table, and other game-inspired decor), I didn’t think I could get far without the New Vegas sign. This is especially true when considering that I’ll be filming the various stages of this reno, and I’d need the redecorated Vegas sign for the opening sequence.

And the opening sequence is kick-ass, if I do say so myself:

Look forward to new videos for Vault 313 as projects are completed, though I will say that they won’t be showing up regularly, and the project won’t be completed for months, ostensibly. This is fine, since I’m confident that no matter how long I take, I’ll still be done before Bethesda announce the next installment in the Fallout franchise.