Gourd was a beer bootlegger who lived at Brewer's beer bootlegging in 2281.


Gourd ran Brewer's beer bootlegging, which has the unfortunate problem of a cazador nest built right on top of it.

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This character is involved in quests.

Strategic Nuclear Moose




  • Gourd has a health of 0, allowing him to be killed upon taking any form or amount of damage.
  • It is possible to kill the cazadores before they kill Gourd. However, if you save him, Gourd does not engage in conversation with the Courier, simply saying "I'll mind my business, you mind yours."
  • Icon cut Although they were originally cut from the game, the drunks in Freeside will often ask if anyone has seen Gourd lately.


Gourd appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 PCIcon pc When saved from death Gourd seems to fall apart when a certain distance (couple of feet away) is met. Gourd's limbs, torso, and head seemingly falling apart into a puddle. When you re-approach Gourd he will stand back up and continue on normally. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc If you try to save Gourd by killing the cazadores and quicksave/quickload in order to take out the enemies one by one, it will probably not work. For some odd reason Gourd will just fall to the ground after each quickload as if he was dead, though you can still target him in V.A.T.S. for a very short time after loading your savegame. [verified]
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