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Books in We Happy Few are passive bonuses that stack. Every book a player collects adds a stackable buff.  

Books can be found in both Wastrel's/Wellie's Houses. Typically in Bookcases, Tables, Shelves, Crates and Chests. Some books are given to the player after completing quests. 

List of Books and Effects Edit

A Edit

  • Artful Hands (Increases speed of disarming traps by a small amount.) 0/3
  • A Stitch in Time (Increases durability of crafted blending suits by 10%.) 0/6

B Edit

  • Bang On (Increase damage by explosive weapons by 2%.) 0/10
  • Battler (Attacks with melee weapons do slightly more damage.) 0/10
  • Bludgeoner (All attacks cost 5% less stamina.) 0/5
  • Brawler (Attacks with fists do slightly more damage.) 0/10
  • British Craftsmanship (Increases durability of crafted weapons by a small amount.) 0/2

C Edit

  • Chemist (Crafting no longer requires Rank 1 chemical stations.) 0/1
  • Clean Plate Award (Food increases max stamina for longer time.) 0/1
  • Clubber (Melee attacks have slight change to kill enemies in one shot.) 0/10
  • Counterpuncher (Blocking an attack has a 5% chance of stunning the opponent.) 0/10
  • Creeper (Reduces noises caused by 10%) 0/5

E Edit

  • Early Bird (Sleep gives slightly more health.) 0/1
  • Engineer (Crafting no longer requires Rank 1 mechanical stations.) 0/1

F Edit

  • Finger Pointer (2% chance to make NPC turn on others by talking to them.) 0/10
  • Frugal Burglar (When you use a trap disarming tool, it won't break on the first time.) 0/1

G Edit

  • Guide to Fitting In (Reduces all suspicion rates by a small amount.) 0/5

H Edit

  • Haggley (Gives a small chance of getting a discount when buying items.) 0/10

I Edit

  • I Know Who I Am (Sources of Joy accumulate 10% slower.) 0/3
  • Intimidator (Last NPC left in combat has small change to leave items and run away.) 0/2
  • Iron Lung (Decreases damage taken by toxic night fog by a small amount.) 0/10

K Edit

  • Keep the Lights On (Reduces consumption rate of powered items by 2%.) 0/5

L Edit

  • Long Distance Runner (Increases maximum stamina by 5%.) 0/5

M Edit

  • Master Tinker (Increase chance of doubling durability of crafted items.) 0/4

N Edit

  • Nimple Hands (Increases speed of crafting by 10%.) 0/4

P Edit

  • Prestidigitator (Increases area of distraction devices by 3%.) 0/10

S Edit

  • Scrounger (2% chance to find extra items when looting.) 0/5
  • Sleep is the Poor Man's Dinner (Sleep makes you slightly less and hungry and thirsty than before) 0/2
  • Stiff Upper Lip (Reduces all damage taken by a small amount) 0/5
  • Strangler (Increases speed of stealth takedowns by a small amount.) 0/3
  • Survivor (Healing items give 10% more health and activate 20% faster.) 0/2

T Edit

  • The Importance of Not Being Seen (Hostile NPCs forget about you slightly faster.) 0/2
  • Tosser (Increases damage dealt by thrown weapons by small amount.) 0/10

U Edit

  • Undertaker (Increase corpse carrying speed and movement speed by 20%.) 0/3

W Edit

  • Weapon Breaker Manual (Melee weapons have a small chance of breaking opponent's weapon) 0/5

Y Edit

  • You Seem Familiar Somehow (Reduces Crier suspicion by 5%.) 0/4

Trivia Edit

  • The names of the books make reference to various idioms and media.
    • A Stitch in Time is a reference to the TV-program of the same name.
    • Bang On is british slang for talking about nonsense for a long while.
    • Clean Plate Award is an award given to facilities who are dedicated to excellent sanitation and food safety knowledge.
    • Early Bird describes a person who rises, arrives, or acts before the usual or expected time.
    • Haggley could be the combination of Haggler, a person who argues or bargains over the price of something, and Hagley, a large village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England.
    • Iron Lung is a real life device that helps people to breathe on their own when muscle control is lost.
    • Keep the Lights On is a reference to the movie of the same name.
    • Prestidigitator describes someone who exells at dexterity.
    • Sleep is the Poor Man's Dinner is when someone goes to sleep on an empty stomach but wakes up not feeling hungry.
    • Stiff Upper Lip is when someone displays a great self-restraint in the expression of emotion.
    • You Seem Familiar Somehow could reference Déjà Vu, the moment when something is too familar to an event that has already happened.
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