Fallout New Vegas
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The fully-voiced conclusion to the Someguy Series of quest mods.

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DO NOT ACTIVATE THIS PLUGIN UNTIL YOU'VE COMPLETED NVBIII. It won't wreck your game or anything, but it will break the story, so to speak.

The Better Angels is a small quest mod that is intended to wrap up various plot threads from The Someguy Series. It includes elements and characters from planned but now-cancelled projects like Sinners and Slaves and The Siege of Firebase Zulu. It is a lean project that I produced in a few weeks, so it is free of sidequests and the usual array of dialogue options. It is tight and relatively brief, but it should provide a greater sense of closure for several characters and the series as a whole.

Extract the contents of the data folder from the archive into your New Vegas data folder. Ensure you have the Someguyseries.esm in your load order and activated.

Getting Started:
Once the mod is loaded, you will be prompted to wait for a courier, who will arrive after 8-12 hours in-game. Once he delivers his message, the quest mod will begin in earnest.

NOTE: The current build is strictly standalone. Though scripted events are tied to the Someguyseries.esm, I elected to make the quest as accessible as possible for the time being. I have also come to appreciate just how unreliable this engine is after five years of modding, so I favor simplicity. If you are starting a new playthrough, I strongly advise you to de-activate TheBetterAngels.esp until EVERYTHING ELSE is complete. On the other hand, you are now free to throw the strictures of plot and chronological presentation to the wind, should you so choose.

This was a small project, and in a few weeks I will have moved on to Fallout 4, but by all means, lay it on me. If you post something dickish, expect to be blocked from all my mods. I don't have patience for tomdickery anymore.

A Warning:
For shit's sake, I swear a lot. Many of my characters swear a lot. Make an informed decision based on your preferences in this matter.

The minimum recommended level is 35. This plugin is a fine opportunity to employ all the weapons and explosives you've been hoarding for the past five years. Bring everything you can carry, because you'll need it.

Bring them if you like. You'll probably need their help.

- Roughly 500 lines of dialogue
- Includes a new worldspace, "Rorke's Ravine"
- The main quest provides roughly 1 hour of gameplay
- Beginning and ending slideshows

- No known conflicts to date

- The Community: The players and fellow modders at the Nexus sites have been a continuous source of encouragement and support through the weeks of development.

- You: Yes, you, the player who downloads and evaluates this mod. I depend on you to excoriate any failings and praise the successes. 

Dramatis Personae:
Everybody: Someguy2000

Pregnant outfit: Quetzlsacatanango
Crying Baby Sound: the_yura (Freesound)
Mortar Sound: qubodup (Freesound)
Voicework: Someguy2000
Inspiring Rodney's appearance: RangerBoo and Alchestbreach

- MasterTouchstone
- Unoctium
- Thenryb
- Khan99
- RoyBatterian
- Stormbringer13
- whatswrongwithmyusername
- grogpole
- FabianBogart
- tact308
- CaughtInTheCrossfire

Do not copy or redistribute this mod without my explicit permission.

I am known to give out kudos to those who are the first to correctly identify historic, literary, and/or popular fictional references.

Finally, I want to thank my loving, supportive wife, who has encouraged my modding for the past five years. She has tolerated my non-stop binges and compulsive brainstorming, all while exhibiting equanimity, warmth, and wisdom. Thank you! I love you!