( This challenge is based on Scouts Asylum Challenge - http://simscout.blogsome.com/mini-challenge-asylum/ )
Six Sims have been shipwrecked on a deserted island, almost everything they had with them has been lost. However by using their wits they will be able to get off the Island .eventually.
No two Sims share the same aspiration. The boat trip was a celebration of diversity and each of the Sims was from a different aspirational walk of life.
Each Sim must max out a skill in order for them to get off the island. With your Six Sims that is one skill each, but if a sim dies, then another sim has to take over and complete the deceased Sims skill.
Create a group of 6 adult Sims.
Using this chart and a die, assign each sim an aspiration. (No two Sims may share the same aspiration, so keep rolling until all aspirations are assigned.
NB: If you dont have NL, just double up on one of the aspirations. Make 5 "Roll again"
Using this chart and a die, assign a skill to each sim. (Again no two Sims may share the same skill, so keep rolling till all skills have been assigned.)
Use the method from the Prosperity Challenge to randomly assign the personalities to each of your Sims (You may end up with two or more of the same personality).
Roll the die once to choose the set of astrological signs and a second time to choose the sign from that set. Keep the personality traits as the default for the sign.
Odd (1,3,5) = Set 1
Even (2,4,6) = Set 2
1 = Aries
2 = Taurus
3 = Gemini
4 = Cancer
5 = Leo
6 = Virgo
1 = Libra
2 = Scorpio
3 = Sagittarius
4 = Capricorn
5 = Aquarius
6 = Pisces
Choose all other aspects of their personality and appearance as you want. You may random it, if you want.
No sim may never leave the Island to go to work.
You may never have other Sims visit.
You must ignore the welcoming party that comes to great your Sims when you first move
You must ignore the postman and the newspaper deliverer. (You may pay the bills
however and recycle the newspapers, or find a hack to get rid of them)
You may not sell anything your Sims create (paintings, etc)
No maid, no gardener, no repair person, no exterminator or delivery person may come on
to your lot.
If anyone dies, you must leave their tombstone on the lot and allow the ghost to roam
You may not order pizza or Chinese or groceries
You will have to use money cheats to make it through the challenge. (Seeing as none of
your Sims may go to work).
If a baby is born on the Island, you may use Smart Milk. The child will be allowed to
attend school (not private school), however if he/she brings a friend home from school,
an adult sim must ask them to leave immediately. If the child reaches adulthood, then
they may take over a deceased Sims skill. (If there is one, otherwise you may move them
You may only use Smart Milk and Elixir of Life from your Sims Aspiration Rewards. No
other rewards may be used.
You may only use the following hacks: Money cheats and moveobjects. You may not
use any hacks that will stop aging, increase motives, etc.
You must adjust your seasons so there is no Autumn/Fall, however you may have the rest of the seasons in which ever combination suits your theme best.
Build cabins etc. to keep them out of the weather and to avoid the dangers of heat exhaustion. Awnings are purely decorative and are of no use in this situation.
Plantsims and werewolves have to remain in their unaltered form.
Most Custom content is allowed as long as it conforms to all other rules.
Due to having lost everything to the wild sea, the only items your Sims have for use is:
One book, (to get only one book, get a sim to take a book from the bookcase, then
delete the bookcase while the sim has the book)
One swimming pool
One barbeque grill, and
One chess board.
To restock your fridge either sell your old one and buy a new one, or download
harvestable plants from modthesims2.com
You may not have a Phone nor a cell phone.
You may have a Security Alarm, however if burgled you may not interact with either the
burglar or the police officer. (If your Sims really were on an Island there would be no
burglars or police)
You may not have a Fire Alarm however you may use the fire sprinkler.
You may not have electronics except for the cheapest maxis radio, a fridge, the
barbeque grill and some lights. (Try to use ones that look like candles or torches)
There can be no entertainment items on the island no mp3 player, no computer, no
handheld games, no video games, no pool table with the exception of the chess board,
radio and dart board.
You may not have a spa (including the reward love tub), and may only have the
cheapest bath. (No showers allowed)
Only use the cheapest toilet There are also some CC toilets around that look like buckets.
You may buy as many beds, chairs and recliners as you like however none of them
should be over a 5 in energy or comfort.
You can also plant vegetables & fruit trees for harvesting - try to use the ladybird houses rather than spraying them though.
Before placing any object not listed here on the Island, think to yourself whether you
would find it on an Island in real life or whether it could be made on the Island (and were
not talking Lost here either). Think more like Gilligans Island.
Try and make the lot as much like an Island as possible. There are some great tutorials out there to make swimmable lakes (use this as your swimming pool). Let your imagination run wild. It might be an Island in the arctic, with snow cover and an igloo, or maybe a tropical Island with palm trees and bamboo houses.
Once your Sims manage to complete their skills and get off the island, calculate your score.
Begin with 100 points then:
Adding it on:
each skill point your living castaways have at the end = + 1 point
each 1000 aspiration points your living fellow castaways have at the end (add them all
together and then round up) = + 1 point
Taking it off:
Every sim day that you remained castaway = - 1 point (A day starts at 8am the week
starts on a Monday. IE: Your Sims will arrive on the Island at 8am Monday. When 8am
Tuesday comes around they will have been on the Island for 1 day)
each castaways death (including old age) = - 20 points
If so, let me know how you went
Starting with 100 points
-1 for every Sim day on island = -13 points
-20 for each castaway's death = -0 points
+1 for each skill point = +101 points
+1 for every 1,000 aspiration = +11 points
199 points total
Last name: Islander. I had 3 women, Francesca (Family,Cleaning,Sagittarius), Cadence (Pleasure,Mechanical,Aquarius) and Erica (Fortune,Logic,Libra). And 3 men, Avery (Romance,Creativity,Cancer), Dustin (Popularity,Cooking,Cancer) and Brinley (Knowledge,Body,Pisces).
Logic, creativity and body were quite easy to get as each of those Sims had a tool of their own to use. Mechanical, cooking and cleaning were definitely the hardest with only one book. Usually I had Cadence studying mechanical with the book, Dustin cooking up mountain loads of meals with Francesca cleaning up after him.
Dustin was absolutely hopeless at cooking with the grill and never failed to start a fire. Needless to say my Sims mostly ate lunch meat sandwiches and chef salad.
When a certain Sim maxed out their skill category then they spent the day swimming and chatting by the pool. I had a few Sims go into aspiration failure, mainly Cadence (Pleasure) and Erica (Fortune).
Overall my Sims got along great with each other. After the challenge was over, I realized I had become too attached to my Sims and decided to give them lives of their own and to live in my permanent neighborhood.
The three men then simultaneously proposed marriage to the women. Avery to Erica, Dustin to Cadence and Brinley to Francesca.
Brinley and Francesca decided to stay in the Island cabin which I upgraded a bit to support Francesca's want of marrying off 6 children. They now have a little girl Georgina and are expecting again. Further down the road I might have to adopt in order to reach 6 children, but, we will see.
The others moved out on their own in seperate couples and they are doing great.
This was definitely a fun challenge and I might have to do it again! Thanks Heaven for the fun times
I'm glad you enjoyed it and that it only takes a short time to complete.
Thanks again and great job!
Challenge will be updated soon with new skills for your shipwrecked Sims to learn.
Thanks: 1871 in 8 Posts
Mhh I might cheat on your rules a bit since I also am busy with making a lost-sim-movie and I have actually already build an island with some weird Lost-stuff.
But it is definitly worth to make my characters do this challege while I film them.
I tried having them grow their own food to refill the fridge and ended up with a plantsim!! hehe.
You can have a toilet - the base one only. There are also some CC toilets around that look like buckets.
You can also plant vegetables & fruit trees for harvesting - try to use the ladybird houses rather than spraying them though.
Incidentally, does werewolfism and plantsimism have to be cured immediately or does the sim have to remain in their altered form? And do we have to have all 4 seasons or can we set a theme like a tropical island only having spring and summer, or the back end of the Antarctic (so the penguin makes sense) that is all winter? Because I foresee people cheating by having the weather as all autumn to raise the speed of skill learning!
Thanks for pointing that out
As to plantsims and werewolves they will have to remain in their unaltered form.
Have now updated the rules for everyone.
Thank you to everyone that pointed out problems etc. It is very much appreciated
I had it kind of easy, the worse thing I coped with was the weather - at one stage all my sims were suffering from heatstroke, then there was the hail.
The bookcase was still there but I only had on sim studying a skill at a time. But it was really fun - was three were moved out, the rest was easy. No deaths either :P
Eight Sims have been stranded on a lush, tropical island (I know there are roads ect. but It just needs a little imagination) after being shipwrecked in a recent storm. Four women and four men must unite to have as many children as possible in order to keep the island alive, but will this be possible with people as unalike as this? Can they be industrious enough to build their own homes out of the materials available? Can they put aside their differences and keep the generations coming? Will they form an island community? Will they find others on the island (NPCS)? It's all up to you whether they survive and flourish on this forgotten island.
Dont forget that you, the player, must help them reproduce to keep the island alive. The more children your Sims have, the better your chance of success. Don't be surprised if youre Sims all become one huge family in the end. Cousins will marry cousins and every opportunity to have Children be taken. Limitation's in buy and build mode will also be in place to make this challenge that bit more realistic. A perfect challenge for any Family or Romance Sims!
Threre's the intro, now here's the rules
Unlike some challenges, this one allows you to set your own boundaries. There are however a few guidelines you must follow. They are all listed below:
First you need a fresh, new uninhabited neighbourhood (note this has to be a very small island, either downloaded or made in SC4) with no NPCS currently living there. To achieve this,
Next create your Sims, probably the most vital part of this challenge. There must be an equal amount of males and females for this to work but instead of eight Sim you may choose to have six (3 males and 3 females) or even four (2 males and 2 females) however the latter is not tested, so try at your own risk. Enter CAS (create a Sim) and make your Sims, remembering the equal male/female rule. The one catch when making your Sims is that they should all have unique personalities, so no Sims with matching personalities. To create completely random Sims from a throw of a dice, take a peek at theProsperity Challenge for ideas. Reversed personalities and aspirations are ideal to play with. One last thing, each Sim should be created separately, not in the same create a Sim session and should each have different last name.
Back To the Neighbourhood
Once all eight Sims (or less if you have chosen) are created, return from CAS and return to the neighbourhood. Now you must choose which Sim should be leader of the island. Scroll down to choose which type of leader (if any) you wish to create. There are the Democratic and Monarch leaderships available.
You probably know how a democracy works, but it's slightly different here. First you must choose a starting leader, but they will not be in power forever, so they had better not get too comfy in the Big House. Every 20 sim days there is an election (or when the original leader dies) and this is the chance for another sim to rule. However, you cannot select yourself who's next, their number of friends have an influence. So in simple language, the sim with the most friends on the island at the end of 20 days is the new leader. This cycle continues on as long as you wish but you cannot change to a Monarchy once you have become a Democracy.
So you want the your selected sim to become King or Queen of their own island? Why not, nobody owns the place so nobodys stopping you! In the monarchy the founding sim's eldest son/daughter takes control after their parents death and becomes the leader of the island, that is until they too pass away. If one line of the family tree dies out, make the eldest of another branch in charge. If there are no surviving sims you have the choice of switching to a democracy or you can decide to hand over the throne to the King/Queen's best friend (if only this really happened!). Remember that once a Democracy, always a Democracy! One of the advantages to being in a monarchy is that the family get a slightly larger lot than other sims, and once a leader dies there is no need to move the family out. However with a democracy at the end of 20 days the leader must leave (unless they still have the highest number of friends) and start again, having a new leader move into their old home. It's similar to the Legacy challenge in this way, but it just involves more Sims.
Moving Sims In
If you have read all of above, move the islanders into equal sized lots (unless its a Monarchy where their lot is twice the size). Think very carefully about lot sizes, because as the island grows large lots may get in the way and overcrowding may become a serious problem on such a small area of land.
Build and Buy Mode Limits
Now this is the tricky part, for you and your Sims. Houses in the first and second generation will be very basic, simple huts, but as the generations pile up, so do the items on the beach. Every two days sims go scavenging the beaches for washed-up items, and this is your chance to grab something more advanced from buymode. This is not a rule but it may be something to consider, objects that require power cannot be used until a member of generation 2 has a child. Then using plastic from their ships hull, your Sims create a simple windmill to power the island, but your not there yet. Using electrical equipment before generation 2's child is born is going against the rules, so don't. Water is however not a problem, as lifeboat covers can collect water during rainy weather.
Buy mode is limited, but remember everything should fit in, so no modern counters, but the old wooden type would fit in nicely. Although purchasing refrigerators and stoves are unavoidable, buying a three-tile TV set is out of the question. You should think about what items you could actually craft out of the materials available to you, for instance a wooden table, but anything plastic is unallowed, unless you scavenged it from the beach in which case it's allowed.
Build mode also has some rules to obey. I have made a short list of the basics, and you should probably have an idea yourself anyway.
No swimming pools (lakes and ponds are allowed, however they must be shallow)
No turret roofs (your Sims will probably have to live with flat or very basic roof types, and they should be made of thatch [requires Bon Voyage]
Structures made of wood, no marble staircases. (this is one of the only building materials you have access to)
You have a maximum of 2 floors (no basements) plus an attic if you want. Before generation 2 is born, you have only one floor plus an attic at this time.
Those are just a few. Like I mentioned, you will probably have a good idea of the limits yourself, it's not difficult.
Playing the Challenge
Now the rules are read you can get on with playing! Really your goal is to keep the island populated by uniting all eight original Sims through marriage. Then bring on the babymaking! Try and build a large community, with shops (remember the Buy Mode Limits) and the like. Basically you want to create as many Sims as you can from the eight Sms. Try to imbreed as much as possible, but NPC'S are acceptable if you are struggling to find un-related Sims. Once electricity is unlocked the possiblities are endless, and you are likely to find yourself running a mini-country with it's own government. You can come up with any rules you want and your islanders must obey them, or else :smash:
One last note about households you should know :howdy:
There's no rule here. You can make one large household (remember the last names must be different= separate cas session) and break it up into couples once things get going, or you can pair them up and move them in together.
Having them all in separate lots isn't against the rules either, like I said you pretty much play the guidlines and decide the rest yourself :-)
If you have any questions please pm me or post below
Good luck with the challenge, I'd love to hear feedback
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