Someone Has Made A Fallout 4 Character Creator In A Spreadsheet

Someone Has Made A Fallout 4 Character Creator In A Spreadsheet

You’re in the office. Or you’re outdoors. You’re away from your computer or console at home. Your computer or console that has Fallout 4. But you don’t have Fallout 4 in your life right now. And that’s a problem.

Fortunately, there’s a solution. And, yes, it’s a spreadsheet. A Fallout 4 spreadsheet.

It’s courtesy of Redditor porter2613, and it’s a tool for people who want to be playing about Fallout 4 but they’re stuck in a situation where all they can do is think about Fallout 4. It’s basically a detailed character creator with tabs for levelling, perks, outfit customisations and more, in a spreadsheet.

“You will see control buttons at the top of the sheet that allow you to increase or decrease your SPECIAL by simply clicking the up and down arrows,” porter2613 advised in the original thread. “There are separate control buttons for each SPECIAL. At the top of the sheet you will see that you have 22 SPECIAL points to assign.”

They explained that 22 points are used because “[almost] everyone knows about the SPECIAL book under Shaun’s crib, so I just included it”. “As you add points to your SPECIAL of choice you will note the 22 will begin to decrease and the perks will change to Yellow as they are now available for you to choose as your character levels up. You can add more to your SPECIAL than these 22 as you will find Bobbleheads and may choose to add a point to your SPECIAL’s during your character levelling.”

Those who want to enjoy spreadsheet Fallout heaven should download the file — it’s an Excel document — to your tablet or computer. It’ll also keep track of what perks you choose each level so “during your game … you can level up in the exact order you choose”.

Basically, if you wanted to min-max the hell out of Fallout 4 — and I’m certain there are many, many people who would find plenty of use for that, such as speedrunners or people doing especially difficult playthroughs — then this might be the perfect treat. A Google Sheets version of the document is being investigated next week as well.


    • Lol I feel the same. I’ve been using a pad at home with columns to see if I can fit some melee into my build down the track! It’s not looking good so far haha.

  • “[almost] everyone knows about the SPECIAL book under Shaun’s crib, so I just included it”

    Wait… what!?

    • If you want to find more, click on the hyperlink and there’s an explanation in the comments about how you find that.

      • Nah, it’s all good I just legit didn’t know there was a book under the crib. I did a cursory search of my “old” house but I didn’t come across any book. So it was an actual surprise to see that there was something there.

        Is it a potential spoiler? Yeah. Do I care about it in the grand scheme of things? A little, but not really.

        • Same. Did a cursory sweep of the old house, found nothing but a bunch of crafting materials. So discovering that there was something there is just a bonus – I had literally no reason to go back there outside completely stripping it clean and filling it with beds, in which case I’d have found it when I eventually decided to retrofit that house.

    • Yeh, took me a while to find it too. Even after it was mentioned there was a SPECIAL book in the house.. I didn’t look under the cot the first couple of times I went in the house. 🙂

      • I found it before going into the bunker, before you get frozen. Had some play time with little Shaun and found the SPECIAL book on the cribside table. Went and found it after the big freeze!

  • Rifleman, Armorer, Gun Nut, Science and Local Leader are the must grabs in my opinion with a honorary mention to Locksmith and Hacker, should be all you need to get past this game, even on Survival difficulty.

    • Idiot Savant is insane. I restarted just to have this from the start. Quest handins give a level at least when this procs. Also I am digging automatic weapons a lot more now that I have the scrounger (extra ammo) perk. It also is a great way to end up with a ton of fusion cores (you will randomly find multiple cores in a single container).

      • Yeah, I heard it was pretty good, unfortunately I have 9 Intelligence for Nuclear Physicist so the proc rate for me would be around 5% and i don’t feel like save scumming 20x just for a little extra exp, but yeah low Intel builds should definitely consider it.

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