Fallout 3 Guide - Walkthrough
Growing Up Fast
|ITEMS:  Grognak the Barbarian,  Sweet Roll,  Kid's Baseball Cap, |
|  2x Stimpak,  BB Gun,  50 BBs. |
|QUEST REWARD: 0 EXP. |
If that's not growing up fast, I don't know what is. Fast forward to your 10th birthday. The Pip-Boy 3000 is now given to you - the most useful tool since god knows what, really. This device is basically your in-game menu. With L1/R1 you can switch between the STATS/ITEMS/DATA menus. Toy around with it for a little while, then start partying like an animal already!
The Overseer has a goat laugh so famous, even one of the tests was named after it.
Amata will give you the present no matter how you respond, so act how you please. Use the freshly obtained [GROGNAK THE BARBARIAN] from your inventory to increase Melee Skills by 1 point (unless you want to conserve it for later to get a boost of 2 points - more about this later). You can grab a Kid's Party Hat from the table, but it's not much use. Next up, pay a visit to Old Lady Palmer who will give you the [SWEET ROLL] no matter how rude you act. Shortly after talking to her, the robot will ‘cut' the cake while attempting to do this is a very precise manner.. and fails miserably. Butch, one of the kids sitting around will start to whine about this, and we can't have any whining at a party, so step up and talk to him.
The dialogue can lead to a fight with Butch, after which you'll be complemented on your solid behavior.
Feel free to talk to all other characters in the room, including Stanley who'll give your the [KID'S BASEBALL CAP], and start a conversation with your dad when you feel like proceeding with the game. When leaving the room you'll meet Beatrice, after which you can finally continue your way downstairs in order to look at your surprise. You can also follow and overhear the Overseer talking to a guard.
It's possible to steal [2 STIMPAKS] from this guard, and you won't even lose Karma for doing so. Crouch with L3, sneak behind him and snatch those Stimpaks! Head down to the Reactor Room and meet up with Jonas and dad. Looks like the surprise is a [BB GUN] and [BB AMMO x50]! Test it out on the three targets - you can use L1 to get a better aim - and wipe out the Radroach afterwards. This is a good time to activate the VATS with R2. Select the head, enter the commands, watch it die. It's as simple as that.. For now.