However, last time I tried to play Fallout 1 my character was gimped from the start and murdered by giant ants the moment I stepped out of the Vault. Plus, to be honest, me and turn-based tactical combat have always had an... uneasy... relationship. So I shall ask y'all out there for gameplay tips. How do I create a character who can survive his or her first hour or two in the Wasteland?
To be clear, I'm asking for tips, rather than spoilers. I never really paid much attention to the series in the past so even if somebody gave away the ending I don't remember more than vague bits and pieces, but that's surely not going to be the case from now on.