Firt thing until you start playing is to plan your character properly, do you have any request what char do you want to play? Melee weapon master? Big gunner? Sniper? Sneaky ninja? Laser/Plasma Expert? Burster? Tank?
For a new player, I would recommend Melee or Small Gun burster build.
That was fast ahaha, thanks so much brother.
I was honestly thinking melee, in most CRPG environments melee builds are super straightforward and simple so I'd have less to worry about. In the guides I was consulting H2H was frequently mentioned – is that usual for melee? I remember H2H cost like 2 AP to punch back in Fallout 1 and 2, so it would make sense with how heavy an emphasis there is on the amount of actions you can perform in a round.
Edit: also the heavy handed trait looks stupid broken with the knockdown on every hit unless I'm misunderstanding something