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Downtown Needles is a district with plenty of places to visit.


The main part of Needles is the downtown area. Heavily shelled by artillery fire, it nevertheless survived. Rebuilt after the war, it is now the center of activity in the town, although gaping holes still remind of the town's troubled past and gutted car wrecks litter the streets. The western part of the city is home to the desert-famous Hobo-Dogs (made out of real hobos! Yum!) fast food outlet, the office of Bill Dugan, Temple of Blood's representative, a large restaurant on an elevated platform (most often half-empty, except during the evenings) with the Crowley's Occult Shop located just below it, along with a long abandoned movie collectibles shop and an abandoned art gallery where bums now tend to sleep. Another important element of the western part of Needles is a local outpost of the Temple of Blood, with a Bloodstaff identification device and a fully functional howitzer which can be used to shell Needles once again.

The eastern part of Needles houses Leroy's Place, which was once a clothes shop, turned into a bar and weapons store. Another is the classy Acapulco club (members only), Rosie's Motel (with a sexy three legged prostitute), a local Jerk loitering spot (where Christina can be found) and their Gang Leader's meeting place, obscured by rubble.

Downtown is also the place where religious fanatics of both the Temple of Blood and the Servants of the Mushroom Cloud seek converts.


  • Leroy's Boutique (the entire building in the southwest) is a safe area; you will not meet random encounters within.
  • The humanoid visible on the street in the north is a prostitute. Buying her services will leave one of your characters infected with disease, and in need of a quick trip to one of the doctors in the game.
  • To the east of the prostitute's hotel is a blocked-off alley. This is the main meeting-place for the Jerks gang—those people who've been attacking you at random around the city. To combat them, simply force your way through using your favorite method--Strength, tools, or explosives.
  • East of this is a building filled with trash.

Recruitable NPCs[]

Random encounters[]

Name Type Exp. Pts. Maxcon AC Skill Damage Weapon type Range Group
Pic-1-38.png Jerk Humanoid 50 6-31 1 2 2d6+3 Melee Melee 1-5
Pic-1-38.png Leather Jerk Humanoid 66 8-41 1 2 4d6+5 Melee Melee 1-4

Fixed encounters[]

Name Type Exp. Pts. Maxcon AC Skill Damage Weapon type Range Group
Pic-1-60.png Brass Jerk Humanoid 90 11-56 1 12 4d6 Semi-auto Short 1-3
Pic-1-60.png Jerk Leader Humanoid 150 12-62 2 12 4d6 Semi-auto Med 1
Pic-1-12.png Gambler Humanoid 34 4-21 1 3 4d6+4 Melee Melee 1
Pic-1-78.png Woman Humanoid 146 18-91 1 17 6d6+6 Automatic Med 1