Blake’s Notebook is an item that appears in the v2 Update/Expansion of The Thing 2 RPG. It appears only in Story Mode and is a collection of historical story articles and concept art relating to the game. There are 73 pages in total to collect and no reward for 100% completion. It exists just to expand on the fiction within the game and to show case some of Jose’s cool concept art along with some of my random notes & thoughts for people who like that stuff.
Page 14 & Pages 17 to 22
These are unlocked straight away. These are Blake’s personal accounts of his story.
Most players don’t play Original Mode first so this is a quick summary of his story.
Pages 52 to 55
Complete Original Mode on any difficulty to unlock these pages.
Complete Avery’s Side Story to unlock this page.
Pages 16 amd 56
Complete Thing Mode to unlock these pages.
Page 13 & Pages 57 to 70
Complete Prequel Mode to unlock these pages.
Pages 71 & 72
Complete any gamemode to unlock these pages.
Get Bonus Ending #2 to unlock this page.
Pages 1 to 12
These pages are unlocked by collecting ‘Encrypted Data’ from terminals in story mode.
This data is then used at a certain CPU terminal as part of a quest later in game.
Uploading the data at this terminal unlocks new pages.
01: Weapons Research Ruins, In the main area with the Elevator
02: Enco Oil Outpost, In the storage building (with the locked storage area)
03: Gen Inc Ruins, In the south section in one of the rooms along the main hallway
04: US Army Camp, In the Supply Tent near a main story objective
05: Weather Station, In the middle area of the Main Building
06: US Army Base, In the Lab area you visit as part of a main story objective
07: US Army Base, In the Main HQ Building in the office block area
08: Gen Inc Heart Facility, In the Viral & Testing Areas (1 of 2)
09: Gen Inc Heart Facility, In the Viral & Testing Areas (2 of 2)
10: Bakers Point, In the ‘hidden room’ with the elevator
11: Frozen Ruins – Facility T18-Hz, In Quintel’s Lab but will need to restore power first
12: Site #72, In the ??? underneath the Warehouse
Pages 23 to 51
These pages are unlocked by collecting ‘Research Notes’ in Story Mode.
This isn’t part of a quest and the notes are just scattered throughout the game.
/Research Note Locations
01: Enco Oil Outpost, In the Main Command Centre Building in the middle area
02: Crash Site, Lying around in the sout-west of the crater
03: US Army Base Ruins, In the Ruined Building that was the Medical Centre
04: US Army Base Ruins, In the main building in one of the sub rooms
05: Gen Inc Ruins, In the north section in the room to the far east
06: Gen Inc Ruins, In the south section in the room to the far west
07: Relay Station, In the Main Building near a main story objective
08: US Army Outpost, In the Medi-Centre Building
09: US Army Camp, In one of the Watchtowers
10: Weather Station, In the Western Area of the Main Building
11: Army Base, In the Main HQ Building (North section) on a big table near some MA Ammo
12: New Airstrip, In the control tower (third floor) in the south room
13: Ruined Outpost, In the Lab Area (where the elevator is)
14: Access Tunnels, The top room in the south-west area
15: Gen Inc Heart Facility, In the Gen Inc Heart
16: Gen Inc Heart Facility, In the Research Sub-Section
17: Gen Inc Heart Facility, In the Viral & Testing Sub-Section
18: Gen Inc Heart Facility, In the Medical Sub-Section
19: Gen Inc Heart Facility, In the Electronics Sub-Section
20: Abandoned Campsite, In the main tent on the table near a character
21: Japanese Outpost, In the back room areas that you access when the area is secure
22: US Outpost #29, In the main building section near the save station
23: Soviet Bunker, In one of the smaller rooms in the southern area
24: Medical Outpost, In the main building (east section)
25: Quintels Outpost, Locked in the storage area, Complete Quintel’s quests to get the key
26: Bakers Point, In a corner area inside the main building
27: Frozen Ruins – Facility T18-Hz, In the lab just off the main area with the elevator
28: Site #72, In the ??? underneath the Warehouse
29: Abandoned Runway – Inside the “Vault”, Found in the vault in the ‘Archives’ section