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"The Rocketman"[1]
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Biography and appearance
LocationNew Reno, Renesco's Pharmacy
Dialogue FileNcRenesc.msg
QuestsGo visit Renesco the Rocketman and collect Mr. Salvatore's tribute of $1000.
Fix the mine's air purifier.
Find out who was responsible for Richard Wright's overdose.
SPECIALStrength: 4
Perception: 7
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 45
Armor class: 6
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 125
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 14
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 75
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 65%
Melee Weapons: 45%
Throwing: 45%
First Aid: 55%
Doctor: 25%
Science: 75%
Repair: 65%
Barter: 110%
Proto id00000450 (Renesco)

…another postnatally-aborted wreck in a post-holocaust world replete with idiot man-children. (Raises his fists.) Out of my shop! Get out at once! Don't you come back, you hear?!

— Renesco reacting to a stupid Chosen One.

Renesco "the Rocketman"[1] is the proprietor of the eponymous Renesco's Pharmacy in New Reno in Fallout 2.


An old man with a pair of huge, garish glasses, Renesco is one of the most intelligent and capable scientists in New Reno, putting his skills to use as a chemist developing and distributing a large variety of drugs, recreational and otherwise. He is a firm believer in natural selection and personal responsibility, feeling not a milimeter of pity for the drug addicts that buy his products. After all, they know full well what they're buying, right?

Renesco's education and impressive vocabulary (typically employed as heavy duty verbal artillery against clients, particularly if they are annoying) make him stand out among the ranks of Reno townsfolk, though nobody knows where Renesco came from. He himself rebuffs all attempts at learning that fact by pointing out that asking people about their past in Reno is not a smart move. Vault City could be one of the places he learned his trade, though it seems unlikely given his attitude and knowledge.

Although it would appear he is making a living in a neutral zone, Renesco is actually the employee of the Salvatores. They own his establishment and extract a heavy tribute from his operations, collections wiping his purse regularly. They also use him to fulfill various special requests, such as preparing Jet laced with radscorpion venom. Renesco knows he has no choice: If he refuses, they'll simply kill him and find a more pliable chemist.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character is a merchant. Sells: Medical supplies and drugs
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This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions


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Carried items
2 Stimpaks
$ 57
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Drops on death

Behind the scenes

  • The line "Rocketman, huh? Know the line in that Elton John song, "Rocketman, burning off the mmmncfnfm there at home?' What's he really saying there?" references Elton Johns' Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time).[1]
  • When giving him the spectacles, the player can quote The Godfather: "Someday - and that day may never come - I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day accept these glasses as a gift on my daughter's wedding day.".[2]


Renesco appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Chosen One: "{292}{}{What do you sell here?}"
    Renesco: "{305}{}{I sell recreational drugs mostly. That's why they gave me that idiotic appellation, 'the Rocketman.' Hmmmph. I also sell some caravan supplies. You NEED anything or can I get back to something important?}"
    The Chosen One: "{306}{}{Rocketman, huh? Know the line in that Elton John song, "Rocketman, burning off the mmmncfnfm there at home?' What's he really saying there?}"
  2. The Chosen One: "{243}{}{Hey, I have a pair of glasses, if you want them.}"
    Renesco: "{640}{}{(Renesco snatches the glasses from you and puts them on. His eyes widen.) Sweet Reno! THAT'S what this damn shop looks like. (Frowns.) What a mess…and what is that on the shelves? Looks like brahmin shit.}"'
    The Chosen One: "{641}{}{You're welcome…}"
    Renesco: "{650}{}{Hmpphh! I…hmmm…uh…where did you get these?}"
    The Chosen One: "{651}{}{Well, there was this tiny radscorpion, see, and there was this scientist that was training him, know what? Even I don't believe it. Just keep them, all right?}"
    Renesco: "{670}{}{Well, I…hmnnn…I'm…eh, grateful. I thought I was going to have to suffer with those broken frames for the rest of my life. If I can do something for you, you let me know…and, uh, I'll THINK about it.}"
    The Chosen One: "{673}{}{Someday - and that day may never come - I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day accept these glasses as a gift on my daughter's wedding day. }"