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Mayor MacCready
race: Human, Caucasian
affiliation: Little Lamplight
role: Mayor
location: Little Lamplight
appearances: Fallout 3
quests: Picking up the Trail
Rescue from Paradise
SPECIAL: 5ST, 6PE, 6EN, 5CH, 5IN, 7AG, 5LK
actor: Jakob Stalnaker
base id: 000156AC
ref id: 0000313B

Robert Joseph "RJ" MacCready is the 12-year old[1] mayor of the Little Lamplight settlement in Fallout 3. He wears what appears to be a Pre-War American Soldier's uniform several sizes too big and is armed with an assault rifle.



MacCready came into office in 2274,[2] shortly after the five-minute rule of Princess. According to Sammy, when Princess demanded the title of Mayor to be changed to Princess, MacCready punched her in the nose and said that the children of Lamplight needed a leader, not a princess. He was then elected to the position of Mayor.

MacCready was born in 2265.[3] He is the most foul-mouthed character in the main Fallout 3 game, surpassed only by Desmond Lockheart in the Point Lookout add-on.

Interactions with the player character

Quest: Picking Up the Trail

Main article: Picking Up the Trail
Main article: Rescue from Paradise

When first met, MacCready will threaten to "blow your fuckin' head off" unless you leave the Little Lamplight cavern entrance. The player has to pass a difficult speech check, use the Child at Heart perk, or complete the Rescue from Paradise quest in order to gain entrance to Little Lamplight. After gaining entrance to Little Lamplight, the player will have a new dialogue path with MacCready which reveals the entrance to Vault 87 through Murder Pass.

Quest: Fungus Deal

Main article: Fungus Deal

After speaking with either Eclaire or Lucy, the player can convince MacCready to enter a trade agreement; swapping either Strange Meat (to Eclaire) or Buffout (to Lucy) for Cave Fungus.

Quest: Those!

Main article: Those!

The player can convince MacCready (using the Child at Heart perk) to accept Bryan Wilks into Little Lamplight.


Apparel Weapon Other item On death
Mayor MacCready's Outfit*
MacCready's Helmet*
R91 Assault Rifle 5.56mm -

*Since Mayor MacCready cannot be pick-pocketed or killed, his clothing is only available through console commands.


  • Unlike most of the residents of Little Lamplight, who tend to remain in a specific area, MacCready wanders the entirety of of the town and may be quite difficult to locate after the first meeting. It is advisable to have him open the gate to Murder Pass immediately so you will not lose track of him.
  • Speaking to MacCready in quick succession too many times will raise his ire. Eventually he'll refuse to talk to you.
  • MacCready cannot be pickpocketed.
  • MacCready can't be killed, because children are treated as essential characters in Fallout 3.


  • "Get out of here or I'll blow your fuckin' head off"
  • "Every man for himself!"
  • "You're killin' me here, Mungo!"
  • "No, you know what? You can go take a hike, you insane mutant-fucker. Get out of my town!"
  • "Give it a shot, Mungo! You'll see plenty of my adult-sized balls, when I'm pissing on your grave!"


Robert Joseph MacCready appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

  • "RJ MacReady" is the name of the main character/hero, played by Kurt Russell, in John Carpenter's "The Thing." In the film, MacReady also takes leadership of his group being there is no other option, and (much like MacCready's confrontation with Princess) personally punched out someone causing a problem.
  • MacCready's physical appearance is that of the kid at the end of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The kid is the son of The Gyro Captain from The Road Warrior. Father, son, and the kids from the airplane crash site all fly off in his odd looking airplane.


  • Mayor MacCready is prone to disappearing. He tends to wander into obscure and dark corners. He may appear near the front gate if you go outside and fast travel back to town, or standing on the platform where he first stood when he let you into town. You can move to his current position with the console command "player.moveto 0000313B".
  • Sometimes MacCready will not give you the option to open the gate, even if you are at that point and have followed the advice outlined in this wiki. One way to make sure that this does not befall you is to click all of the grayed out speech options when speaking to MacCready. The dialog option to open the gate comes after a line that is often grayed/dimmed.
  • It's possible for MacCready to not open the gate after being instructed to do so. He will run to it, and climb up to the catwalk but will not activate the switch to raise the gate. This is because the scripted sequence requires Princess to be on the other end, and she may not run with MacCready to perform this function. Short of using the console to activate the gate/toggle clipping, the solutions are to either use the other entrance or reload from a previous save. Another possible solution is to wait for 24 hours, which will cause them to open the gate.



  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
  2. The Fallout 3 Official Game Guide states he came into office "two years ago at 10 years old", contradicting his ingame dialogue where he states he has been mayor for three years.
  3. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
Little Lamplight

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