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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
RoleInformal mayor
LocationGoodsprings, Prospector Saloon
Dialogue FileTrudy's dialogue
QuestsBy a Campfire on the Trail
Ghost Town Gunfight
Trudy's Radio Repair
assistanceHelps Friends and Allies
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 6
Charisma: 3
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 6
Luck: 4
Derived StatsHit Points: 95
Fatigue: 220
Critical Chance: 4
Melee Damage: 2
Unarmed Damage: 2.95
Poison Resistance: 25
Radiation Resistance: 10
Tag SkillsSettlerNV
Guns: 49
Melee Weapons: 47
Unarmed: 49
Editor IDGSTrudy
Base ID00104c6cRef ID00104c6d
Editor FactionsGoodspringsFaction
ActorLora Cain

It looks like our little town got itself dragged into the middle of something we don't want anything to do with.

Trudy is the owner of the Prospector Saloon and the informal mayor of Goodsprings in Fallout: New Vegas.


Trudy is the easy going, well mannered woman running the local bar in Goodsprings. She has run the bar for the past seven years[1] and became, essentially, the town's mother.[2] However, those who would mistake that for weakness are in for a nasty surprise. Trudy is assertive and knows how to hold her own against even the hardiest of wastelanders. She did, after all, manage to make a band of Great Khans and a New Vegas boy pay their tab. Afterward one of the Great Khans "accidentally" broke her radio.[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character is a temporary party member.
This character is a merchant. Caps: 10-360
Sells: Food, alcohol, skill magazines
This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


Effects of player actions

  • With a reputation of Accepted or better, Trudy will offer a 25% discount on her wares and buy items at 25% higher prices.


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Caravaneer outfit
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.357 revolver

Single shotgun

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Carried items
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Drops on death

Notable quotes

  • "That whole area's overrun with the kind of critters that just get mad if you shoot 'em."
  • "Merchants avoid that whole stretch of I-15 like it's radioactive. Which it could be for all I know."

Behind the scenes

  • Trudy was originally named Ruby, as indicated by her dialogue string names (VFreeformGoodspringsGoodspringsRubyTopic).


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If the player finishes They Went That-a-Way, the dialogue option to repair her radio may disappear.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Trudy can be affected by general pathfinding bugs, spawning her in random locations.


Trudy appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. The Courier: "How long has he been in Goodsprings?"
    Trudy: "It was here when I took over the saloon seven years ago. Some people have said its owner lived here, but no one knows who it was."
    (Trudy's dialogue)
  2. Sunny Smiles: "Hey, that's not bad! See? All it takes to make a recipe is the right ingredients and the right know-how. Sometimes it won't be a campfire you need. Might need to do some work on your guns and ammo, maybe. Important thing to get is it's all the same idea. You just need to find the right place to set up shop. Workbench or... a reloading bench, whatever. Well, I hope that's enough to get you started. I'm heading back now. Hope I didn't miss anything good on the jukebox. Cheyenne would never forgive me. Hey, do me a favor. Trudy - she's the bartender up at the Prospector, kind of the town mom - she likes to meet newcomers. She'd be cross with me if I didn't ask you to poke your head in and say hi."
    (Sunny Smiles' dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "I'm trying to track down the people who attacked me. Know anything about them?"
    Trudy: "Not much, other than they're a bunch of freeloaders who expected a few rounds on the house. I was able to get them to pay up, though. Of course, one of the Great Khans did knock my radio to the floor "by accident," and it hasn't been working since."
    (Trudy's dialogue)