Josh Laurence

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Josh Laurence
Fo2 Josh Laurence
locationLast Gasp Saloon, Redding mining camp
appearancesFallout 2
base SPECIAL6 ST, 5 PE, 7 EN, 4 CH, 4 IN, 6 AG, 4 LK
derived statsHit Points: 36
Experience Points: 55
Armor Class: 8
Action Points: 6
Carry Weight: 175
Melee Damage: 1
Sequence: 10
Healing Rate: 2
tag skillsUnarmed: 54
Melee Weapons: 44
prototype id00000067
dialogue fileRCJOSH.MSG

Josh Laurence is an undertaker-come-bartender of the Last Gasp Saloon and Funeral Parlour in Redding in the year 2241.


A tall, thin man who cannot seem to rid his habit of measuring everyone up[1], Josh Laurence is the owner and bar tender of the Last Gasp Saloon, a combined funeral parlor and bar for the miners, converted when he failed meeting ends just by burying people. He is a rather odd person, with a tendency to make puns focused on his role as the town's undertaker.

His business got even worse when wanamingos started pushing up the graves and bringing the dead to the surface, forcing Laurence to re-bury them continuously. This was the primary factor that made Josh convert his establishment into a bar.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Talking head: noIcon cross
Merchant: yesIcon check
  • Sells alcoholic beverages
  • Restocks inventory
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Doctor: noIcon cross
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Other interactionsEdit

Laurence offers beer at $5 per bottle or $10 for a round of companions, and gives some hints about wanamingo activities in Redding. He is also the source of many graveyard puns.



  • He, like many in New California, has an anti-tribal demeanour and this is shown if the Chosen One expresses Josh is creepy. He claims that people eat their dead, sharpen their teeth to points, etcetera.
  • An intelligent player character can, when discussing his business idea, claim that he is doing Lucretia Borgia proud. This is due to a rumour that Lucretia was in possession of a hollow ring that she used frequently to poison drinks.
  • If the Chosen One has K-9 as a companion, Josh will refuse to talk, claiming that "we don't serve that kind here", "this ain't no damn freak-show"; and request to "take your *friend* outside". Instructing K-9 to wait outside enables the usual dialog.


Josh Laurence appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. RCJOSH.MSG, line 102

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