No random encounters in 1.9.1 PC

Hi all, I just recently started my first play through on PC last week and have been having an absolute blast despite the bugs. However, in my last play session I did not receive one random encounter. No mods running just a vanilla version of the game. I was getting random encounters earlier in my play-through but I was playing for 6 hours yesterday and did not seen one. I mean like I am fast traveling back to back across the entire map and seeing 0 encounters. For the sake of experimenting I went back to an older save from the same play-through and got an encounter the first time I fast traveled. So at some point in the middle of the play-through they broke. For reference I am on the main quest where you have to infiltrate the monastery.

I did a bit of research and found that this problem has occurred in earlier patches. I’ve tried using the commands outlined in this thread below and had no success. Anyone else know a fix to this issue? These encounters are one of my favorite parts of the game and it’s not the same without them.