Fallout 2 w/ RP 2.3.3 - Raising Skills through Dialog

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Blue Link, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Blue Link

    Blue Link First time out of the vault

    Sep 3, 2014
    So I am just trying to remember/find where and how you can raise your skills through dialog options with NPCs. An example would be Lucas in Arroyo, he can raise Unarmed to 55% (I think if below 40%, it will only raise it to that.) A second example is Jordan in Arroyo, he will raise your Melee by 10%.

    I know there are others, but I just can't recall them off the top of my head. Would anyone be willing to help me compile a list?
  2. Blue Link

    Blue Link First time out of the vault

    Sep 3, 2014
    Updated 9-14-14
    This will be edited as I fill the list. Some of these have conflicting sources on how much they are raised, I will try to confirm what I can.

    Updated Dragon's Training, a total of 104% can only be obtained by having your final training at 99%.

    Cameron - Raises Unarmed and Melee by 10% Only with an Agility of 6 or less, and none of the 6 combat skills can be tagged.
    Lucas - Raises Unarmed to 55% Only 40% if below 40%
    Jordan - Raises Melee by 10% Must have at least 35%

    Slim Picket (Trapper Town) - Raise​s Outdoorsman by 16% for $100. If you don't get the option when asking about geckos, just keep trying and eventually he will offer. With a high enough speech check, he will sometimes offer for $50 or ask for sex from a female player.
    John L Sullivan (Golden Gecko Bar) - Raises Unarmed and Melee by 10%
    Smiley - After saving him from the Toxic Caves and gaining Gecko Skinning, speak to him about Gecko Lore to raise Outdoorsman by 1-6% From the multiple tests, it appears to give you a higher percentage if you actually sound interested in what Smiley has to talk about. "Gecko Milk? I thought geckos were reptiles." and "Teach me, oh great trapper." seems to reward 5%, the latter options where you say something along the lines of "Oh, yeah? Keep talking." gives only 1%.

    Vault City
    Dr. Tory (Vault) Speak with to receive Vault City Training perk, raises First Aid and Doctor by 5% A Doctor skill check of 75% is required.

    New Reno
    Renesco (Renesco's Pharmacy) - Take the spectacles which can be stolen from the Professor's Radscorpion in Broken Hills, then give them to Renesco for free (not taking a discount or reward). You then must ask him 20 times, "How are the glasses working?" before he will become annoyed with you and throw the Pip-Boy medical enhancer at you. Use it to raise Doctor by 10%.
    Miss Kitty (Cat's Paw) - Choose "Just Talking" option to raise Speech by 3% Only 2% if tagged.
    Miss Kitty (Quest) - Delivering 10 copies of the Cat's Paw magazine will reward you with Cat's Paw No.5, using this will add 10% to Energy Weapons
    Lil' Jesus Mordino (Desperado) - Raises Melee 5% if approached with a knife in the active weapon slot and then paid. If you are a female with Cha 6+, you can sleep with him and earn a bonus 5% if you 'perform' well.
    Mason (Salvatore's Bar) - Raises Energy Weapons by 5% Louis Salvatore must agree to give you a Laser Pistol, Mason will then offer to train you.
    Punching Bag (Shark Club Basement) - Use to Raise Unarmed by 5%
    Leslie Anne Bishops (Shark Club) - Once you sleep with Mrs. Bishops, you must follow the dialog branch when Vault City is mentioned to obtain the Pip-boy lingual enhancer, this will raise Speech by 10%. An Int of 9 is required to open the dialog option.
    Stuart Little (Jungle Gym) - Becoming a Prizefighter will raise Unarmed by 5%

    Broken Hills
    Bill (Downtown) - Picking up Brahmin dung 5 times in a row gives you the Expert Excrement Expeditor perk, raises Speech by 5%. Must have an Int of 4 or less to get this option.

    Sierra Army Depot
    Punching Bag (Level 1) - Use to Raise Unarmed by 5% Only 4% if tagged

    San Francisco
    Dragon/Lo Pan (Chinatown) - You can train with Dragon (Karma 250 or more) or Lo Pan (Karma -250 or less) to raise Unarmed by 5%, can be repeated every 22 in game hours to a max of 104% (Last trained at 99%) but only a total of 20% gained. It is possible to learn from both Dragon and Lo Pan, if you can do enough to change your karma. Doing this can net you 40% total.

    Kitsune (Blue Level) - Once Recruited, you can speak to her about personal story to raise Lockpick, Steal, and Sneak by 10%
    Dex (Blue Level) - Once Recruited, you can ask him for tips to raise Speech and Barter by 15%
    Cat Jules (Blue Level) - Once Recruited, you can ask him for training to raise Small Guns, Big Guns, and Energy Weapons by 10%
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  3. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    New Reno - Little Jesus offers training (5%?) with melee weapons, when you're wielding some knife in your active weapon slot while talking to him.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  4. Limbabnees

    Limbabnees Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 17, 2007
    New Reno: Centre of the Universe
    Miss Kitty, first time 'just talk' +3% speech, 10 Cat's Paw Magaines
    +10% Energy weapons
    Give Renesco the Spectacles from Broken Hills Pip Boy Medical Enhancer +10% Doctor
    Winning all boxing figths +5% unarmed
    Other Pip Boy Enhancer (speech) after you slept with Mrs. Bishop

    RP: EPA
    Kitsune: 10% Sneak, Lockpick & Steal
    Dex: 15% Barter
    Cat: 10% Small Guns, Big Guns & Energy Weapons.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  5. Blue Link

    Blue Link First time out of the vault

    Sep 3, 2014
    I haven't gotten to the EPA yet since I am doing an Ironman run and have died in The Den, but could you verify if these bonuses are just for having them in your party or permanent from dialog options?
  6. Limbabnees

    Limbabnees Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 17, 2007
  7. War23

    War23 First time out of the vault

    Feb 19, 2015
    What about damage resistance??
  8. Harikari

    Harikari First time out of the vault

    Jun 14, 2013
    seems you get +5 lockpick from the new quest related to chad in broken hills.
    for dmg resistance there is just implants and perks but nothing new from RP afaik.
  9. LeBaux

    LeBaux First time out of the vault

    Nov 22, 2016
    I can confirm the +5 lockpick from Max, related quest is Determine whether Chad is skimming money from the caravan runs, quest giver is Marcus.
  10. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 14, 2009
    This game always marvels, the hidden stuff is just amazing.