I'm starting my first ever hardcore mode playthrough (I've done hardcore mode playthroughs, but ended up taking it off around the end of the game). Plus, I'm adding House Rules. These rules are: • No fast-travel (except for in rare circumstances). • Can never take the Intense Training perk (although I can buy the implants if I want to). • Assigning SPECIAL points must be somewhat realistic to what I think my IRL SPECIAL might be. • No re-loading old saves after major choices are made. Once a choice is made, even if it was in the heat of the moment, that's it. That's the choice I'm going to have to live with. • No re-loading old saves to exploit advantages. For example - if my companion is heavily wounded and accidentally steps on a land-mine, there's no re-loading a save to him/her back from the grave. And I'm not sure if I want to add this rule yet or not; because waiting around can get irritating: • No using the "wait" feature.