Storage Room

Fallout 3, a storage room.


A storage room is a small room aside from the main flow of a level. A portal separates it from the rest of the level. Inside are usually numerous items laying about or containers full of items. There are usually no enemies inside of a storage room, but the containers may be locked and/or trapped. The portal itself to the storage room is often locked and/or trapped. Sometimes, a storage room will contain an important quest-related item.

Variables and Affordances

  • Size: size of the room in terms of number of items and containers
  • Risk: risk associated with retrieving the items in terms of traps or locks


  • Fallout 3. Storage rooms are located everywhere throughout the game, usually with shelves on either side full of weapons, ammo, and junk. There is usually a medical kit container on the wall full of stimpaks, and sometimes there is a safe which is locked and full of more valuable items.
  • Dragon Age: Origins. In Redcliff Castle, there is an armory which you must have a thief with high enough lock picking to get into. The armory is a storage room.

In Worked Examples

Quest Level Relationship

  • Skill Action. Skill actions are usually needed in order to unlock storage rooms.
  • Hidden Quest. Storage rooms are a common reward for hidden quests, especially within Fallout 3 or other Bethesda titles.
  • Altering Side Stub. An altering side stub might require you find a storage room, and the items within it will be what alters the final quest.
  • Search. Search Quests may end in storage rooms.
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