This is my guide to hardcore roleplaying 1. No manual saves unless you are exiting the game. Auto saves are ok 2. HUD set to 0 3. Carry no more that 25 arrows 4. Don't carry more that a real man would be able to carry. That means no more than 1 sword or war axe ( you can also do 2 swords or 2 war axes) 1 bow (including arrows), 1 two handed weapon and 1 dagger 5. Don't carry more than 6 of each small item. That means 6 potions, 6 deer hides, etc. 6. Difficulty set to Adept or above 7. Dead is dead. No reloading 8. Make decisions like you would in real life. For example, if you see a mammoth and you are alone, it is probably not going to be a good idea to attack it. 9. Follow your race's traditions. If you are a Nord, don't wear Elven armor or anything. Wear iron, steel, hide or studded. 10. Don't loot armor from a dead body. It would be cut up, bloody and probably won't fit. If you find it in a chest, you have to improve it at least once. And for weapons, you may pick up a weapon, but drop it when you are done with it. 11. Show respect for the dead. Example: if you are in the Legion and killed a Stormcloak officer, at least put the body in a respectful position and lay the weapon on the body. If your follower dies, lay flowers on the body and visit the site every now and then 12. Eat at least once a day 13. Walk in the towns. Unless you are on very urgent business. 14. Don't change in the middle of somewhere. Wait until you get a inn room or in your house to change. Thinks like hats and gloves are fine to do anywhere 15. Us the wait function. Some people who roleplay hate the wait function. But it is actually really helpful. Like if you are smithing something, wait for the appropriate amount of time.