The ‘Live Another Life’ mod provides a way for Skyrim players to begin the game as a farmer, tavern patron or a number of other different starting points without having to go through the lengthy intro sequence at Helgen. Once you create your character and pick your start, you’ll appear in the appropriate location, carrying gear that reflects your choice.
Making a similar mod for Fallout 4 would let players pick someone --- say a raider or a settler -- skip the opening Vault sequence and begin the game somewhere in the Wasteland, carrying the appropriate equipment. Like the Skyrim version, you could choose to either follow the Fallout 4 story in this guise or, for more immersion, play the game in the style of the character you’ve chosen. You could pick a someone who’s been mugged and stripped of their clothes and equipment, then left to die in the far south of the Wasteland. See how long you can survive all the horrors trying to kill you without your armor and a mini-nuke launcher protecting you.
You can download the Alternate Start – Live Another Life mod here.