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James Hoffy

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James Hoffy
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman Caucasian
RoleCaravan master
LocationRedding Mining camp
Dialogue FileRCHOFFY.MSG
QuestsGolden trail
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 4
Endurance: 6
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 5
Luck: 4
Derived StatsHit points: 33
Armor class: 5
Action points: 7
Carry weight: 150
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 8
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 40
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 SkillsNone
Proto id00000065 (Average Peasant)

We run caravans all over the fricking place. Let me tell you: We've got gold ore going out to Vault City, we've got some going out to New Reno (ooo-la-la, if ya know what I mean), and we've even got some going to those prissy bastards in the NCR.

James Hoffy is Redding's caravan master in Fallout 2.


The bushy-haired James is a veteran of the caravan trails, his stout, thick body having seen him through many encounters (though not without earning him a number of scars). His experience developed a cold, calculating business sense in him, contrasting with his easy going nature. By 2241, Hoffy is the man in charge of managing all the caravans that come to do business with Redding. His biggest clients are merchants from the great powers of the wasteland: New Reno, NCR, and Vault City. Hoffy dislikes all three, each for its own reasons: Reno for anarchy and drugs, NCR for being self-righteous, and Vault City for being Vault City.[1]

Regardless of his personal sympathies, he is a professional in every sense of the word, ensuring that the trade goes off without a hitch and merchants leave Redding satisfied, with a full cart load of gold ore and other products.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Golden Trail: Hoffy directs the caravans that the player can join, though to actually go on a caravan, they have to talk to individual drivers.


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14mm pistol
+ 6 14mm AP
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Carried items
$ 58
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Drops on death

Behind the scenes

  • His name is a reference to Jimmy Hoffa, a famous unionist.


James Hoffy appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. The Chosen One: "{141}{}{What can you tell me about New Reno?}"
    James Hoffy: "{145}{}{Now that's a town. Just make sure you keep your wits about you and your gun handy. Lot's of fighting going on there. If those families ever worked together on something, then New Reno'd really be a power to be reckoned with. The way it is though…Pffft. You want to get there, join up with Savinelli - he leaves here on the 21st of each month.}"
    The Chosen One: "{146}{}{What can you tell me about Vault City?}"
    James Hoffy: "{140}{}{Vault City (Jimmy spits disdainfully). Yeah, I'll tell you about those sons-of-bitches. Fucking bastards are too good for the rest of us. They only trade medicine to us because they need our gold. Otherwise they'd just let us all rot. I wouldn't spend too much time there, kid. But if you want to see it, Ben Wade heads out from here on the 1st of every month.}"
    The Chosen One: "{147}{}{What can you tell me about the NCR?}"
    James Hoffy: "{150}{}{The New California Republic is just full of self-righteous sons-of-bitches. They've got everything down their way all straightened out all right. A little too straight. They're as self righteous a bunch as you could ever meet. Stanwell runs a caravan from here to the NCR on the 11th of each month.}"