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#976 Old 5th Sep 2016 at 7:51 PM
Wow, you put a lot of love in their story
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#977 Old 25th Sep 2016 at 3:04 PM Last edited by Lady Scarlet : 25th Sep 2016 at 10:14 PM.
So, I back! I know, I know, I keep dissapearing without any trace and popping up months later and, as always, I come bearing gifts No new chapter this time (unfortunately), though I do have a new chapter written (I still have to prepare the pictures and that might take some time).
Right now... I'm here only to ramble and complain about fate. I've played a lot during this last week (after I've managed to make my game compatible with Windows 10 - I still miss my old Windows 7 ), I played through another rotation and I've already began the 13th (I think this is actually the first time I've played this much).

So, here's my ramble. I had a Crown Prince engaged to his niece (his sister's oldest daughter). There's quite an age gap between those two (the Crown Prince must be around 35 or so and his betrothed is only 12), but they do get along somehow (keep raising your eyebrows people, but if the Habsburgs did it for so many generations, I see no reason why I couldn't; there's the whole inbreeding problem, I know, but it's so much fun!). During this rotation I had them married (I had to rush things a little, because the Crown Prince's always been very sickly and I'm not sure he's gonna survive his next birthday). (Un)Fortunately, the girl got pregnant really quick (their second try) and she gave birth to a boy (yeeey, right?). Well, no. And here comes fate ...
These are her birth and vital statistics
The fact that she has a pelvimetry score of 1 actually makes sense, with her being so young and her pelvis not entirely developed, so I guess that was a lucky roll (I'm still thinking that as she ages, I should change her pelvimetry). Then, I rolled a breech birth and I think that makes sense too, because with the mother so young and her body underdeveloped, a complicated birth such as this one's got to have an impact on her THS. The Midwife Score is not great either, because in this kingdom, there's actually a law preventing women from practicing medicine (there are midwives, but the royal family has a doctor/surgeon/barber that has almost no idea what he should do [also, male doctors are forbidden to touch their female patients]), so he's got an average score. The birth outcome wasn't great, but hey! At least there's an heir, right? It may be room for a spare, but that could come with time, no need to risk the mother's health.
Time to roll for the baby's THS.
GREAT! Out of 100 possibilities, I get 4. And then a -5! No heir for me now.
The father is also suffering from consumption (pulmonary tuberculosis), so I have no idea how long he'll be around. I'm really sorry for the poor mother, but they've got to keep trying. Though with my luck lately, they'll get a couple of daughters (I've got quite a few families that have 4 or 5 daughters and no sons; not such a tragedy for farmers and merchants, but the royal family really has to have a male heir).

BTW, in my game I don't name babies that don't survive their first roll (I call them stillborns), I just assign them a number corresponding their order at birth (no need to baptize babies that never lived, right?). Actually, I find it too much of a bother to think of names for them too and that way I can keep track of a family's medical history (I'm thinking of introducing the whole genetic make up concept now that there are so many consanguineous marriages).

UPDATE #1 She is pregnant, people! On the 6th try! Keep your fingers crossed for a boy!
UPDATE #2 Aaaand... my game just crashed At least I managed to save it after she got pregnant.
UPDATE #3 It's a girl. Poor mother... I think she has only one last chance to give birth to a boy... These pregnancies&births are crippling her.

UPDATE #4 She got pregnant again on the second try. Too bad she has such a low THS otherwise she could be considered quite fertile (unlike her mother, who needed 4 or 5 years -> countless tries to get pregnant).
UPDATE #5 I guess there's one more daughter in the family (and with a THS of only 15, she's quite useless, so I guess I'll send her to a Convent later; or move her in with one of her aunts, to help them with their children). This birth went surprisingly well, so I guess there's still room for one more try. Maybe 4th time's the charm? I'll have to wait 'till next round to find out.

UPDATE #6 Do I need to mention how 'lucky' I've been today? So there was this sweet family. Farmers. Mother, father and their two daughters (already lost 3 children). Then the mother gets pregnant again. Everything's perfect until the night she has to give birth. She suffers a miscarriage. And her THS drops considerably. No sons and a THS of 38 (by the way, she's already 38 years old). Why is fate so cruel to my sims?
Inventor
#978 Old 27th Sep 2016 at 9:09 PM
Well, I've been working a lot on building my Warwickshire file, and I have a question regarding township sizes.

The rules say the following:
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For each residential neighborhood, roll a 6 sided die to determine the size of the township in that region.


Does this mean each subhood or each fief? I have two subhoods: one a duchy with a nested baronetcy, and one a duchy with a nested baronetcy and a nested county. Does this mean I have to roll twice (once for each subhood), three times (once per subhood and once for the main hood), five times (once per fief in the subhoods), or six times (once per fief in the subhoods and once for the main hood)? Right now, I have no idea which one it is. Thanks!

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#979 Old 27th Sep 2016 at 9:21 PM
Now this is what I call a good day!
The King's daughter got married to a newly created nobleman who already had three daughters (he was a widower). She got pregnant from the first try and she gave birth to a healthy baby boy! Now both mother and father can go on with their lives (I already have in mind a dashing young Marquis who will try to win her heart).
Test Subject
#980 Old 28th Sep 2016 at 2:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Lady Scarlet

...Now both mother and father can go on with their lives ...


You know you jinxed it now? I'm already waiting to hear of the deadly illness that struck our new prince :'), or even some space scrap.
Instructor
#981 Old 28th Sep 2016 at 8:12 PM
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You know you jinxed it now? I'm already waiting to hear of the deadly illness that struck our new prince :'), or even some space scrap.


God, please no! I'm tired of death and suffering.
I just finished the rotation in this household and everybody's quite healthy. I sure hope they will remain so.
Test Subject
#982 Old 29th Sep 2016 at 10:54 AM Last edited by Yvi-sama : 1st Oct 2016 at 9:58 PM.
Speaking of rotten luck: I rolled a fresh baby a 7 (1/100) and the second roll (-25/25) was a -7!! Well, she was a transverse, which makes frightening sense

An entire Family died on me, except their toddler, who will now live a life of neglect in the orphanage... his parents loved him so much...

I also lost my dear Lizzy She was my starter-sim for this challange and the last years were the worst for any family-sim: Firstborn lost his wife and child in childbed, second son moved into another subhood, thirdborn got unhappily married and since both got along so terribly, Lizzy's husband forced both to join the monastry/convent for no less than 5 years (she now had two grandchildren she had never even met), afterwards the son ran away and hadn't heard from since. Then her Husband died... It was just one blow after the other And now she is gone...

All of this JUST THIS MORNING! I'm soooooooo done for today...

Edit: Do stillborns count as miscarriages?

EDit 2: What happends to sims with negativ RFPs/CFPs? Like more than -1000? A King would be declared insane, "normal" people, too? Is this status irrevocable or do they get "cured" and can reclaim their former titles (eg. as gentry estate-holder)?
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#983 Old 2nd Oct 2016 at 6:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Lady Scarlet
So, I back!


Hi Lady Scarlet! So glad to hear from you!! I love your updates. I totally agree--enough death and mayhem for a loong time in your world. It's good to see that things aren't boring though. I look forward to hearing about what happens with the Lancastrian line. The whole fate's been cruel thing has happened toooo many times to me, especially with rolls that just don't go the way I'd wanted them to. I have a young noble in Westsea who just wed his wife, a princess from the Dusek house. She was a younger sister of the crown prince. Her THS was not very high before she got married--she was at 45, just fair. Then she married Lord Wesley, an average doctor. Watch out for those guys--they are scary bad for women. Well, anyway, she got married and her first birth was noneventful, actually no loss of THS. Then she had an age roll that lost her ten points, so she was at 35--considerably worse for a woman of childbearing age than a 45. She had a second baby, a girl, whom the happy couple named Aleida. Aleida's birth was a bit rougher than the first--Lady Amalia's strength just wasn't there. She lost another 9 points for the second birth, which wouldn't have been a huge deal for a healthy woman, but that put her to a 24 THS. Aaaand then, Lord Wesley took charge of his wife's care, because you know, he's a doctor. A few "treatments" later and she is in a coma ... and then dead at the age of 34. And baby Aleida? Her first roll was a 12, followed by a -18. Terrible. So he lost both his wife and daughter and is now raising his first child, Wesley IV, on his own. At least Wesley IV is in excellent health. But there are literally no other nobles for Wesley III to marry. Like none.

@Yvi-Sama. Wow, terrible woes--an entire family? Sounds like the plague ... what else could wreak such awful havoc? Or war, I guess ... but really makes me wonder what happened there. Sad for the little toddler, never to know his family. And Lizzy's story--so heart wrenching. I hate to say it, though, but it is that kind of drama that makes for a great story. My sims' lives are so real to me ...

@PS_Duckie: I think it really matters how many different nested fiefs you have in your subnh. It would just be so hard to have more than like two or three towns to a subnh--of course, if you wanted to, why not? Technically speaking, you would roll for each fief to determine the size of the town in that region, so if you have a nested fief, roll for the smallest one first and then on up to the largest fief in the region. If that means you need a ridiculous number of towns, I think it makes sense to leave it up to player discretion what makes sense for the world. It really comes down to world creation at that point--and what you want to do.

@Yvi-Sama:
stillborns are not miscarriages, no--but both require a birth record

low CFP is handled on pp. 130-131 of the latest edition--insanity is certainly a possibility there, but not for low RFP, which is handled on p. 115. Low RFP is left entirely up to the player to decide what happens when someone, even the King, falls out of favor. And yes, anyone could be declared insane and then .... ? ... put into an institution, hung, locked in a dark room .... who knows? Low CFP does not result in a loss of title. You could be as mad as a hatter and still have your title intact. Low RFP is entirely different--that probably would result in some sort of loss of title or fief or whatever ... but that is up to the player to decide.

It's "easy" to get "cured"--just raise the CFP or RFP. There are lots of ways to do this. See pp. 127-129 for the CFP. and for RFP, it's a matter of doing behaviors that raise it--or inheriting the points from a father or mother who earned them for you.
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#984 Old 2nd Oct 2016 at 8:08 PM
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Originally Posted by M3g7e
I think it really matters how many different nested fiefs you have in your subnh. It would just be so hard to have more than like two or three towns to a subnh--of course, if you wanted to, why not? Technically speaking, you would roll for each fief to determine the size of the town in that region, so if you have a nested fief, roll for the smallest one first and then on up to the largest fief in the region. If that means you need a ridiculous number of towns, I think it makes sense to leave it up to player discretion what makes sense for the world. It really comes down to world creation at that point--and what you want to do.


None of the fiefs are nested more than two deep. The subhood with two fiefs obviously has the baronetcy directly under the duchy, and the subhood with three has both the baronetcy and the county directly under the duchy. So is what you're saying that I make towns for all five of those? What about the main hood? I'm still really confused here.

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#985 Old 2nd Oct 2016 at 9:14 PM
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Originally Posted by PSDuckie
None of the fiefs are nested more than two deep. The subhood with two fiefs obviously has the baronetcy directly under the duchy, and the subhood with three has both the baronetcy and the county directly under the duchy. So is what you're saying that I make towns for all five of those? What about the main hood? I'm still really confused here.


From what you're saying here, yes, there would be five towns. But ... if you think five is too many, then you can just cut however many you don't really want. And the main hood would work the same way ... just roll for however many fiefs you have there and make a decision as to what works best for you.
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#986 Old 21st Oct 2016 at 2:46 AM Last edited by PSDuckie : 21st Oct 2016 at 10:41 PM.
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Originally Posted by M3g7e
From what you're saying here, yes, there would be five towns. But ... if you think five is too many, then you can just cut however many you don't really want. And the main hood would work the same way ... just roll for however many fiefs you have there and make a decision as to what works best for you.


Well, I rolled the size of the five towns in the subhoods. I decided that (at least for now) the main hood is entirely under the control of the king, and will not be considered a town.

Now to finish building everything...

EDIT: While rolling for one of the duchies, I ended up in a situation where I needed to create a Lord Chancellor. Am I correct in thinking that the Lord Chancellor has a temporary Rank 14?

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#987 Old 22nd Oct 2016 at 8:56 PM
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Originally Posted by PSDuckie
Well, I rolled the size of the five towns in the subhoods. I decided that (at least for now) the main hood is entirely under the control of the king, and will not be considered a town.

Now to finish building everything...

EDIT: While rolling for one of the duchies, I ended up in a situation where I needed to create a Lord Chancellor. Am I correct in thinking that the Lord Chancellor has a temporary Rank 14?


Yes, sounds right to me.
Instructor
#988 Old 2nd Dec 2016 at 2:52 PM Last edited by Lady Scarlet : 2nd Dec 2016 at 7:48 PM.
Remember poor Princess Mathilde Lancaster from before? The one who had a stillborn son, then gave borth to two daughters? Well, she got pregnant again at 17 (first try, actually) and guess what?

EDIT #1 Finally! An heir! Quite healthy too!
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