RimWorld Mods

Vanilla Storytellers Expanded – Winston Waves Mod

Authors of the Vanilla Storytellers Expanded – Winston Waves Mod: Oskar Potocki, Sarg Bjornson

Vanilla Storytellers Expanded is a brand new mod series featuring standalone storytellers, bringing new, unique mechanics to the game.

Storyteller – Winston Waves

“Winston is a battle-hardened combat expert, and he believes that through combat, one can find themselves for whom they really are. Every day you will be attacked by enemy waves increasing in size, but you will be rewarded for each victory.”

Winston Waves comes with the following traits:

Wave Survival
This storyteller does not scale with wealth. Instead, you will receive waves of increasing difficulty.

The time threshold between waves can be adjusted in mod options.

Waves utilise any hostile factions, and work with any modded factions. Every 5th wave is a boss wave which can utilise any raiding strategy.

After defeating each wave, you will be given a choice between three or four rewards.

Rewards come in 5 tiers: Poor, Normal, Good, Excellent and Legendary, and vary from receiving weapons, armor and food to getting new colonists or packs of wargs joining you.

Boss waves, as well as higher normal waves receive modifiers that make them harder to defeat.

From all enemies exploding upon death, having their health doubled or carrying sniper rifles, to enemy receiving reinforcements or their forces being doubled, this will force you to adapt your strategy as the game goes on.


Q: How do I use this storyteller?
A: Simply change to this storyteller anytime you want to try wave survival.

Q: Can I change to this storyteller mid-save?
A: Absolutely. If you change back from Winston, the progress will be kept until you re-enable him again.

Q: Does it work with Combat Extended?
A: Yes!

Q: Will you keep updating the mod with new content?
A: This is a singular storyteller mod. Development work on it has been finished.

Q: Is it compatible with X mod?
A: It is compatible with the majority of mods. Although mod that touches raid might break Winston. Mods found incompatible:
– RimWar
– Multiplayer

Q: How is this mod different from the old wave survival, or any other “wave survival” storytellers?
A: This mod pretty much introduces a brand new gamemode, complete with custom UI, wave tracker, enemy tracker, reward system, modifier system and scaling system.


Oskar Potocki, an artist responsible for Storyteller art and reward/modifier art.
Kikohi, a programmer responsible for the entirety of the code and design of the mod.

(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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