Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sims 3 Legacy Challenge #1

There is a thing on called the Legacy Challange. It's unofficial, just something fun to do to test yourself and, well, give us something to do while we wait impatiently for the upcoming expansion pack. I don't see myself submitting anything because the scoring is kind of complicated (rules can be found here:, but I will follow the rules and see how I do. Just for the fun of it.
I've decided to run a matriarchal legacy. My founding sim is named Elisabeth Topaz. As per the "rules" I randomized her traits and they came up as: Insane, Hates Art, Disciplined, Commitment Issues and Evil. Certainly not a sim I would have made for myself, but that's part of the fun. ^_^

I settled her into the appropriate lot, and as stated she did not have much to build a home with. I gave her 4 small walls and a bed. The meager beginnings to the Topaz Legacy.

Her Lifetime Want is to be a Jack of All Trades, meaning she wants to reach Level 5 in 4 different careers. Her first want was to join the Scientific career, so that was her first start. Helpful that one of the main skills needed for this job is gardening. She can harvest food for herself to eat and work on a skill needed for promotion. So she's pilfered food from the local park and used the facilities at the gym to get by.
While at the library reading up on gardening a male sim caught her eye. So she strikes up a conversation. Being insane she has some interesting choices for chatting it up with other sims. Miraculously he was not put off by such outbursts as "Catch anything good?" and "Conspiracy rant". In addition he was pulled in by "Mastermind Plot" leading to the discovery that he is also evil. And so the plan was put in motion. They were quickly wed and his added household funds were used to break ground on what will soon become Topaz Manor.

Even a matriarchal lineage needs some male assistance to grow, and so Dallas Shallow-Topaz is also important. His lifetime goal is to reach Level 10 in the criminal career track and his traits are: Flirty, Great Kisser, Evil, Perfectionist and Kleptomaniac. A good chunk of their "wedding" money was spent on the groundbreaking so it will be a bit yet before they are ready to start the family line. Should give Dallas enough time to increase his painting skill so he can start painting up some portraits. That, I think, will be one of the biggest pains is maintaining a sim through enough of the 10 generations to get the portraits done. I want to, I think it makes a fine addition.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Stringtown Link

Tried putting it in the status and that didn't work, so here it is if you're interested.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Donahoe Day

Yesterday we went out and BBQed with the in-laws. That was fun. I was actually pretty impressed with the kids. His mom is holding up better than I would have expected. Do pray for her, though, if you're so inclined. She could really use some mental and spiritual cleansing.

Finally! We made it out to our first ghost town expedition! It was a tough start, but it was easy to find. To read up on all we found out at Donahoe, check out my snazzy website:

You may have to cut & paste. I never know when myspace is gonna bork my links. One thing I didn't mention on that site is that when we got up to that house the crows were going bananas! lol They were cawing the whole time we were there. On the way to Donahoe we passed a historical marker (which we got pictures of on our way back) and the only other thing of note was "Jerry's Place" where you can get beer. Or so the flashing sign said. We did not check. lol Seen enough scary movies to know better.

Yes, for the most part Donahoe was depressing. I'm glad we went, though. It was a good first time out. Now we know what works and what we need to work on. Mozeltov! After that adventure we went in the clear opposite direction to Cove. My mom's looking at some houses there she's thinking of buying. Just one . . . . looking at houses to buy? Sure. Anyway, the one we thought we'd find easily we never did and the one we didn't think we'd find was SCARY! Ever been out on Kubitz Rd. in Cove? The road to get there is long and windey and potholed. There was a cool church with a big cross on the mountain . . . and that was the least frightening part of that expedition.

We got to Kubitz and took a right. That's what mapquest told me to do and it got us to Donahoe alright. Well . . . this was kinda my bad, in a way. I shoulda paid a little more attention looking at the map on and we probably wouldn't have been attacked by devil dogs!!! *phew* lol It wasn't that bad, I guess. We got to the end of the road and these two dogs came barking at the van. We had enough time to turn around and roll up the windows before they got to us, but they did circle us barking for a bit. So we checked the "left" turn and there it was. The house that looked so good in it's listing . . . I don't think I've ever seen a yard that was just as wide as the trailer sitting on it. In it? Whatever. The neighbors porch was practically encroaching into the yard and there was a huge dog on that porch . . . . no thank you. Also, the back yard didn't look near as big as it should have for being over 1/2 an acre.
So we went back home. After going to HEB. lol Anyway, shared the story of the house and here we are. I've been wrestling with dial-up since trying to get this and that page up. You're welcome! Also, Seventh Moon was freaky! It's even got old documentary footage of people with experiences with the 7th lunar month spirits. Check it out!