I've had this game for awhile now, but I can never figure it out. I've been trying to grind on rats in the vault so I don't get murdered, but I usually end up going into some neighboring town, someone wanting to fight me and then it ends in me dead.
Usually you don't run into anyone wanting to fight you in a town unless you walk into hostile territory or trespass somehow. If you offend someone through speech (easy enough to do) you may end up in a fight, too. Where are you running into problems, specifically?