Fallout MUX is a post-nuclear role-playing game based on the games Fallout and Fallout 2 by Interplay (and to a lesser degree Fallout 3 by Bethesda Softworks).

The game is set in a post-apocalyptic period after the Great War (A.K.A World War III), a nuclear war that occurred on October 23, 2077. The Great War lasted approximately two hours and wiped out the vast majority of life on the planet, human or otherwise. The countries and nations that once thrived on the face of the Earth are gone, crumbled to dust in the wake of nuclear fire and a rain of radioactive dust. Prior to the Great War (and leading directly to it) were the Resource Wars, a period during which the superpowers of the planet butted heads over the quickly-depleting natural reserves of fuel, food, and habitable land. During this time the United Nations disbanded in turmoil, the United States suffered a terrible plague, and Canada was annexed through the use of military force.

Fallout MUX takes place over a century after the end of the nuclear holocaust. Human life has been reduced to a feeble shadow of what it once was. Mankind primarily owes its survival to the Vault Project, a pre-nuclear program wherein people were able to secure safety from the imminent threat of atomic warfare by purchasing a place in a high-security, self-dependent underground vault community. Each vault housed up to one-thousand persons, and once the dust had settled and the radiation had subsided to a tolerable background buzz, many of them opened the great steel doors of their shelters and wandered into the light for the first time in decades.

They found Hell on Earth.

And the bravest and most foolhardy of them continued anyway and founded communities on the barren remains of their shattered civilizations. Eventually, a few of those communities began transforming into something resembling real societies. In Galveston, Texas - now New Galveston - a vault-full of settlers came forth and took up the empty island as their new home. They built up their defenses against the savage creatures of the Wastes (including the human kind) and jump-started trade in the area. Today New Galveston is the largest settlement east of California and west of the Mississippi.

Of course, New Galveston is plagued with plenty of its own problems - a corrupt bureaucracy not the least among them. But there are times when a few brave men and women can make all the difference, and the city might yet turn into a place really worth living in.

Then again, sometimes the brave are also the greedy, and there are many opportunities to profit at the expense of others in this new, thriving community. Humanity has already proven that it has the capacity to carry out its greed to the farthest extremity, even if it has to bury itself in the process.

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