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#1 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 2:09 PM Last edited by Phaenoh : 12th Feb 2014 at 7:58 PM.
Default The Random Legacy Challenge (2nd Thread)
Welcome to our new thread!

This was formerly known as "The Random Legacy Challenge - Late Night Spin Off". That name wasn't accurate since we've moved well beyond Late Night, and this challenge is open to all expansion pack combinations, and lack thereof. Base-game simmers are welcome too!

HERE'S WHAT'S UP: 10 generations, with each generation living by randomized parameters, also known as "the roll".

HERE'S THE RULES & ROLLS: http://randomlegacychallenge.blogspot.com/

You can use whatever you want to roll, including the App listed on our rules blog there. I just use Random.Org (http://www.random.org/integers/) to roll each category individually.

HERE'S WHAT WE DO ON THIS THREAD: most of us blog about our legacies, and post links to updates here (it's not required for you to blog, but we'd love it if you share, if you do blog!). We also just chat here. And ask questions about the challenge here. And discuss potential changes to the challenge here. And... we're a friendly bunch.

Also, if you're interested, here's a list of current blogs: http://rluploads.blogspot.com/p/random-legacies.html

...You get the idea. If you don't, ask.

We're laid back. There aren't points. There's no competition. We've had players who really didn't like a certain roll (for example, someone who does have Late Night, but refuses to play celebrities) and exempted themselves from it. That's fine. We want you to HAVE FUN. Try not to exempt yourself from stuff you merely find challenging; just exempt yourself from stuff if you'd, like, quit the game over if someone forced you to go through with it.

Here's a link to our old board, which hit 500 pages: http://www.modthesims.info/showthre...5#startcomments

We were afraid it was scaring away new people with its length, not to mention the LATE NIGHT in the title. You're not scared anymore, right? You feel warm and fuzzy and welcomed?...

Good, good.

Just as planned.
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#2 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 4:50 PM
I'm glad you started a new thread myself. I've been looking around for legacy challenges and I never really checked this one out because I thought it was specifically a late night challenge. Guess I should've looked into it, but I didn't. But I think I'll try out this challenge soon, I really like the random app and all that, I like doing things like that with my sims.
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#3 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 5:10 PM
Hah, I'm one who was intimidated with the length of the other thread so never went beyond the first page.
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#4 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 5:40 PM
Wow, that was fast. =O Seems a new thread was sorely needed!

Welcome, you two! Let us know if you've got questions. =)


For oldbies from the old thread who have been following my blog, chapter 111 is up: http://archlegacy.blogspot.com/2012...1-like-man.html
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#5 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 12:14 AM
So, per our discussion on the old thread, I did decide to turn my Avendale Legacy into a random legacy. Generation 5 will be a hybrid generation, with generation 6 becoming the full fledged RL. So far, I am up to Generation 4, Chapter 11, with Generation 5 ready to take over in 2 chapters or so (well, that and when the heir vote ends). The link to the whole blog is in my signature but I won't start sharing updates until at least Generation 5.

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#6 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 12:28 AM
Sounds fun! Looks like I have some back-reading to do. ^.^

I rarely have two updates in a day, but today I do.

http://archlegacy.blogspot.com/2012...good-times.html
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#7 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 1:41 AM
Heaven's legacy is definately worth the back reading. One of my favourites. (Oh and don't forget the tissues!)

Glad the new thread is already bringing in new faces! Welcome!


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#8 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 1:54 AM
Great introduction, Becky! Well put.

This is random and off-topic, but I am moving tomorrow. The name of one of my movers is "Fidget". Again, totally random, but I just had to share. I'm kind of in love... Maybe I'll name my next heir after him!

No updates from me tonight (probably... unless I can't sleep for whatever reason). I'm re-writing my story contest entry. Again. I was completely finished with my first chapter (screenshots done and everything), but I decided it was crap and scrapped it. I also need to catch up on legacies. Again. Maybe I'll do that tonight too.

Edit: And yes, I realize it is Friday night and I am stuck at home playing Sims. Judge away.
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#9 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 2:07 AM
Judging!

I have a chapter done but I don't think I'll post it until tomorrow night. Struggling with a scene so I might re-write that part.

Right now I'm out shopping.


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#10 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 2:13 AM
Fidget was one of the live-action 101 Dalmations (as opposed to the handful of named puppies in the original cartoon). I know because I had a plush toy of him as a kid. When I pulled the string, he'd shake his head back and forth... the toy was supposed to play tog-o-war with you; it had a scrap of red cloth sewn to its mouth. But the shaking was so rapid and only lasted 3 seconds, so it wasn't really fun to play tug-o-war with. So it was just this awkward stuffed animal that went insane and made a weird noise for 3 seconds when I pulled the string.

/nonsense

Will you doom Fidget to be neurotic? xD
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#11 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 2:32 AM
Awww, thanks for the recommendation Reya.

Also Buckley, it is Friday night for me and the extent of my plans is to have a friend over, drink coronaritas and watch the Vampire Diaries. We can be judged together.

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#12 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 4:23 AM
Great, I'm glad you got the new thread going, Becky! It looks awesome.
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#13 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 6:06 AM
Yay new board! So I'm going to be on a 14 hour car ride out to PA tomorrow and I'm thinking of restarting a new legacy. It's been so long since I've had time to update my old one and I forgot where I was even going with it... I apologize I'll roll for my founding generation after I make my starting sim!
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#14 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 7:48 AM
Welcome new people!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckley
Edit: And yes, I realize it is Friday night and I am stuck at home playing Sims. Judge away.

Nothing wrong with playing Sims on a Friday night, just think of all the money you're saving by not going out...

My name is Ali
My random legacy can be found here
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#15 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 5:09 PM
This thread is already getting pretty busy.

Anyway, I'd love to read all of your legacies and I'd LOVE to have the patience to post one of my own. Problem being, despite laziness, time and a decent internet connection.
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#16 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 6:31 PM Last edited by charmedqueen : 30th Jun 2012 at 9:56 PM.
So because when I deleted all my CC, I also deleted saved sims, and save files, and all that fun stuff, none of my previous Legacies survived, I'm going to start a new one. And I'm gonna stick with it. I have a great idea for it that I've written down. So, hopefully, my game will allow me to actually play it.

Also, nothing wrong with playing Sims on a Friday night... All my Fridays are like that. Saturday nights too.

The Clark Family - Random Legacy

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#17 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 9:46 PM
I deleted all my CC today too, and with it all my saves and stuff. Here's hoping my game lets me play now. Sad because I have an awesome computer but my game crashes at random times. So, time to start this challenge over.
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#18 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 9:59 PM
I wish you two the best of luck with your new legacies (You too Cyyk. I'll miss the Amarels)

With each generation I get through I get more and more scared that I'll fuck up and deleate all my sims and save games. I'm on generation 21! I can't stop now!

Update:

3.6 - Picture Perfect http://sarisimsrandomlegacy.blogspo...244ea68f43f679d

I am quite proud of the photos in this chapter. River's so pretty <3.


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#19 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 5:06 AM
Hooray for new people and the new thread!

Buckley, I didn't know there where other things to do on a Friday night besides play Sims, hehe.

I managed to get an update as well as recovered what I lost from the crash a few days ago. Chapter 3 is here: http://tudorsimslegacy.blogspot.com...-new-faces.html
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#20 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 8:22 AM
So... I got Lucky Palms today... Thought I'd actually buy a town for once... Seems pretty good, but I'm not really someone who knows what to look for when it comes to town failures
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#21 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 8:25 AM Last edited by Buckley : 1st Jul 2012 at 10:37 AM.
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Will you doom Fidget to be neurotic? xD

That is an absolutely brilliant (and in turn hilarious) idea! I definitely think I will. Now I just need to make an heir that would be inclined to name their child Fidget. Lol, I need an Arjun.

So, if you all thought my Friday night was exciting, how about this for a Saturday evening: I fell asleep at 8:00 p.m. and now I'm awake at 2:30 a.m. Wild and crazy, I know. At least I have an excuse, what with moving in 100+ degree heat. Gotta love Texas summers.

@Maddie and charmed- Good luck with your new legacies! I am looking forward to reading them!

@hjaxon- Glad you recovered from your crash! That's always such a pain to replay what you've already done.

Edit: Teal, I bought it too after I read the review by kiwi_tea. He's an amazing world builder and gave it really good ratings, so it was a good buy imo.
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#22 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 8:40 AM
I did things in a slightly reversed order... Bought then did a quick google scan of terrible terrible problems, but nothing turned up so all good.
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#23 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 10:22 PM
Happy Canada day to any Canadians here. :D

I got Lucky Palms, unfortunately, it doesn't seem to like my computer, every time I load it, my computer crashes.

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#24 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 2:59 AM
Happy Canada Day! I had BBQ <3

Update!

3.7 - Pearls and Things http://sarisimsrandomlegacy.blogspo...and-things.html

Babies. Babies everywhere. O_O


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#25 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 8:22 PM
New thread! Awesome!

I have an update for my random legacy - chapter 1.7: http://diffylegacy.blogspot.com/201...chapter-17.html

The teenager stage for perfect children is pretty difficult, my teen is always in a bad mood with that part-time job. Luckily his father mastered mixology so nice mood-enhancing drinks...uh, juice is ready for him when he gets home. Wouldn't get through homework without it! XD
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#26 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 10:17 PM
Sorry to be "that" person, but whoever was going to post the big "WE'VE MOVED" picture at the end of the old thread should probably do it. I'd be happy to make and post a picture myself, but I don't want to step on any toes.

@charmed- That's quite weird about Lucky Palms. Have you checked to make sure all your CC is good and not corrupt or anything? I can't imagine why an EA world would cause your game to crash. Have you tried the help section? They have some useful articles about crashing and the like.

I'm thinking about eventually moving my legacy family to LP. Jericho is awesome, but it's so slow and laggy. I really do love it though...
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#27 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 12:49 AM
@Buckley: I read that a mod was incompatible with it right now. But when I went to the mod download, it was said that that wasn't the issue. Right now, it's no big deal. I have other glitches I'd rather get fixed right now.

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#28 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 10:28 AM
I hope Lucky Palms doesn't give my computer a heart attack. I moved Morgan and Co. there because I liked it. I also tried to cull some store content to see if that helps with the lag for a while.
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#29 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 1:56 PM
I guess I am really lucky. Even with some glitches, I have managed to keep my family in Barnacle Bay for an entire year.

Chapter 113 is up: http://archlegacy.blogspot.com/2012...-dimension.html

These past few days I've been getting caught up on Heaven's legacy. She really goes out of her way for the screenshots, it's pretty cool. I'd never have the patience to build an actual prom stage. xD
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#30 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 2:50 PM
I usually just lurk and don't post, but I really like the random legacy. Do you think the rules should be modified to add the new gambling skill to one of the carreer/money making options. Not sure who to make this suggestion to.
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#31 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 8:53 PM
Gambling skill? Is that store content, to go with Lucky Palms? I've not looked into it.

But basically any way to make significant cash needs to be covered in a career or banned from the challenge. We favor turning it into a career, if we can.

The only exception is owning properties around town, which we decided to simply allow rather than try to make a career of it.

Opportunities are also exceptions; they can be very profitable, but are random.

I think we do need to get around to banning the inheritance reward.
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#32 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 8:57 PM
I don't think many of us use the inheritance reward anyway do to the cheaty feel of it. But I'm all for banning it. I also think gambling should be allowed.

Anyway, I've got an update:

3.8 - Shuffling http://sarisimsrandomlegacy.blogspo...-shuffling.html


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#33 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 10:03 PM
I'm not sure how gambling works. If it's like real gambling, where you usually lose, then it's not a viable career option and should be allowed for all sims to waste simoleons on.

But if your sim is pretty much guaranteed to come out on top, even if they have to skill it first, then it should be a career.
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#34 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 11:01 PM
It's been forever since I've been here I've been keeping up with Melissa's non-random legacy...but that's it XDXDXD Lots of catch up to do!
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#35 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 11:50 PM
Gambling? A career? That's going to be on my "banned" list for sure if we decide to add it to the rolls. Although it does have some interesting story potential, I just loathe the idea of having my heir spend all of his days at the casino. It seems like it would get boring awfully fast as there are (currently) only two gambling machines. Plus, where's the challenge? Admittedly, the other careers aren't exactly hard either, but they're more involved than just pulling a lever on the slot machine or sitting at a card table. Whatever y'all decide, though, is fine. I won't pitch a fit or anything. xD

If we're discussing banning certain LTRs, I think the genie needs to be forbidden also. It only costs 30K points, but you can wish for 100K Simoleons three times over. For the same price as the inheritance reward, you get oodles more money. Just some food for thought.
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#36 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 1:03 AM
Like I said, I don't know anything about this gambling skill, so I'm just guessing at what we should do.

IF the net gain on gambling is always positive once the gambling skill is high, but playing a gambler would be boring, maybe we could combine it with some other weird careers we have. Like, Freelance Scientist is a combination of many activities you can make money with, but wouldn't be satisfying on their own. But gambling would not fit with Freelance Scientist. Hmm.

Genie lamps can be obtained without the rewards system. I'm of the opinion that they could be OK for storytelling, if the player really had a good idea for how to handle them; not all of the wishes are huge cheats. Maybe we should just ban getting a lamp through lifetime happiness points, and ban wishing for "long life" and "fortune", if one should obtain a lamp through other means.

The genie lifestate itself has a kind of cheatyness to it, like vampirism, but we've been letting vampirism slide and allowing players to kind of self-regulate those.
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#37 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 2:50 AM
A storm knocked out the city's power, it has been turned back on now, thankfully. Nice to see the shiny new thread
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#38 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 2:54 AM
Well, I'm trying a legacy without the story part. When I do the story, I get distracted by that, so I'm just trying to get through to the end for once without worrying about story reasons for hunting down mates and getting caught up in characters and the like. So far it's working. I thought I'd share my people, even though it's not as interesting as a story. Once I can actually play through a legacy, I might try chronicling again.

My founders were Jamal and Illona Klaasen. Illona is a classical musician, Jamal a self employed inventer. They have two children, Logan and Zac (Zachary). Logan is heir. I had perfect children and hands off, which was mildly exasperating. Technically I failed perfect children as I didn't get the block table, but I just couldn't figure out how.

Logan will be in Professional sports. I hunted down a girlfriend for him (invited her over the day she aged up to teen so that Story Progression wouldn't pair her off!) and she will be a photographer.

I managed to get the stuff packs I didn't have and showtime on sale the other day (yay!), so I might choose a showtime career for my third gen.
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#39 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 3:32 AM
Grats Tamlyn! =)
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#40 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 5:58 AM
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Originally Posted by NutsAndDolts
Like I said, I don't know anything about this gambling skill, so I'm just guessing at what we should do.

IF the net gain on gambling is always positive once the gambling skill is high, but playing a gambler would be boring, maybe we could combine it with some other weird careers we have. Like, Freelance Scientist is a combination of many activities you can make money with, but wouldn't be satisfying on their own. But gambling would not fit with Freelance Scientist. Hmm.

Genie lamps can be obtained without the rewards system. I'm of the opinion that they could be OK for storytelling, if the player really had a good idea for how to handle them; not all of the wishes are huge cheats. Maybe we should just ban getting a lamp through lifetime happiness points, and ban wishing for "long life" and "fortune", if one should obtain a lamp through other means.

The genie lifestate itself has a kind of cheatyness to it, like vampirism, but we've been letting vampirism slide and allowing players to kind of self-regulate those.

I don't know much about the gambling skill either, but it seems pretty one-dimensional. You play the machines, you gain the skill (or so I imagine). I was hoping Carl's guide would have an article about it, but I couldn't find one. If I remember, I'll play around with the gambling machines tomorrow to get a better feel for it, but personally I'd prefer to keep it optional so that my Simmies can play for fun. If it's a career, then gambling would be forbidden when my heir hasn't rolled it. Again though, I'm fine with whatever the group decides.

As for the genie, I simply meant that the LTR should be banned. If you get the lamp by other methods, then I don't have a problem with it. Or, if we just ban the money and life-extending wishes, that would be fine too. However, if we start banning the life-extending tricks, we would have to add some of the generation rewards to the mix as well. Ugh, this gets complicated!

It all depends on how strict we want the rules to be. Honestly, I worry more about scaring away new players than alienating the regulars. Most of us on here don't hesitate to bend the rules whenever we roll something intolerable or if we have a plot idea we want to see through. I'm all for clarifying the fuzzier points of the challenge, but I can definitely see the benefit of leaving the rules somewhat ambiguous.

@Tamlyn- Glad you've found something that will work for you! It's definitely easy to get caught up in the story aspect over the playing part. I'm guilty of that myself. What world are you playing your legacy in? Also, any chance you'll show us a picture of your heir?
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#41 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 6:53 AM
You know.... this should be named the awesome addition!

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#42 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 1:13 PM
I see your point about the gambling. That's why I hope EA made it "realistic", so we can all play without worry of exploit.

With every new expansion pack, the challenge rules become weirder. Extending life was banned, but it specifically named life fruit, forgetting about death flowers. Then all these other ways to extend life popped up.
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#43 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 3:36 PM
I've only tested the gambling skill a bit and I'm sure some person smarter than me can figure out a way to make tons of money with it.

Once you earn one skill point in it, it does not seem to take long to get to skill level 10. Both my sims ending up in the postive side of winning compared to loosing. While your building up to level 10 it seems your close to breaking even with money.
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#44 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 5:10 PM
Is it a hidden skill? ...I should go look this up myself. xD

Chapter 114 is up: http://archlegacy.blogspot.com/2012...r-114-edgy.html
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#45 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 6:11 PM
Hi! I've gotten addicted to reading the Random Legacy blogs out there (thanks a lot, Reya and heaven! ) - and my contest entry for the Story Time contest is now using a Random Legacy family. The story itself will be starting at Generation 2 (or maybe I'll end up calling it Generation 1 afterwards), and once the contest is done, I'll start up a blog for it.

In the meantime... check out the first chapter!

ETA: Also, that's my Gen 2 heir Sapphira Thorpe and one of the two Gen 3 children, Mika, in my avatar. I caught that picture and couldn't resist squeeing over it.

Yesterdays and Tomorrows, a story blog for my Sims 4 Prosperity Challenge.
The Woman of the Night, a story blog for my latest Sims 4 Random Legacy Challenge.
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#46 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 7:11 PM Last edited by AJH : 4th Jul 2012 at 7:49 PM.
I have an update:- http://clemetislegacy.blogspot.co.u...-sixty-two.html



So far as the gambling is concerned, I'm guessing that's from the latest premium content from the store? Personally I doubt I'll be getting it, but I think if it's very profitable then it should go into a career and if it's got a decent probability of your sim losing money then it should just be left.

Edit to add: I could do with a couple of Chinese sims to add in if anyone's got any recommendations

My name is Ali
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#47 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 9:33 PM
Its not a hidden skill. It is under the same tab with the other skills like guitar, logic etc.
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#48 Old 5th Jul 2012 at 9:53 PM
Update!

3.9 - Trust Me http://sarisimsrandomlegacy.blogspo...9-trust-me.html

Will catch up on updates tonight. Am currently distracted by the fact that we are having SUN in Vancouver! O_O


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#49 Old 6th Jul 2012 at 3:29 AM
Hate to double post.... but Cali, you mentioned on Becky's story that you had a mod that let you buy WA stuff at the grocery store. Do you have a link handy? I've been looking for it but can't find it on MTS anywhere.


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This message has been deleted by Buckley. Reason: I figured it out. =)
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#50 Old 7th Jul 2012 at 12:19 AM
I've not really played yet with these rules so I can't really do much but give my unenlightened opinion. To me, the gambling skill seems like it would be especially boring for an actual roll. I can see it being rather handy for certain plot points in story-telling but not as a full-fledged career. However, if the more seasoned players think it should be one, I can easily turn it off. So either way, it doesn't concern me too much.

Also, I just ordered and received my new computer so, starting with chapter 5.1 (2 chapters from where I am or so), I will have a brand new computer with hopefully NO lag and lots and lots of lovely graphics. I am certainly looking forward to it!

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