Do you have a story actually in mind yet?
still working on it. I think it would be the most important part since the story tells what the fallout universe is like so it has to work out appropriately
If I can't get the story done then the project scope is mostly cut and could just use ideas for the main game instead (example could be a bagpipe weapon, whatever imagination holds)
I think its a good idea. Good luck!
Thanks for the advice!
Yeah I dont want the overall approach to be based on humour. I would like a genuine story that fits appropriately within the fallout universe. The humour should be aimed to add charm and just represent some amusing things regarding scotland as an extra bonus. Although there is a lot of funny ideas that can be developed, they may perhaps act like an inside joke or simply just a mockery masked as a mod.
Regarding your second point I agree. What I think to do is to get a decent foundation established as story and then be comfortably knowledgeable with the mod tool that is widely used to effectively mod the game (not the only tool available but it is a good starter). It was originally planned to not use new textures to begin with and instead just makee the world with the textures in game (save time and helps establish a vision of the actual world) but of course it isnt a priority as of now.
It will be quite the test of commitment and effort.