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The Crosby Random Town Jump (COMPLETE)
« on: June 18, 2012, 06:45:26 PM »
I have started a new generational game that I'm calling the "Random Town Jump." This is NOT an approved forum project. I have made up my own rules.  Here they are:

Randomize all of the available EA towns. Any new towns created by EA can be added.

Normal lifespan.

No cheats except as noted unless there are building cheats needed such as Move Objects On or such.

A "start out" money cheat of no more than $5,000 is allowed to have a house roomy enough for a child. No other money cheats are allowed.

Each family (parents, heir and heir's spouse) will move to a new town as soon as the heir becomes a young adult. They will remain in the moved-into house for the entire generation.

The heir will find a spouse before the move.

Heir siblings will not move to the new town so if there are younger children, the move will have to wait until the youngest is grown to adulthood and moved out of the house or until moved in with an older, adult (moved out) sibling.

EDIT: if you will not be moving the family WITH the house, any remaining adult children can stay there.

EDIT 2: Okay, I'm changing this rule to suit my style of play. I just can't leave a child/family member behind. So, the sibling is moving with the family. It makes me too sad for the family (and me).

The family will strive to become rich.

The family may want to move to the new town with their house so that they can keep any items they may have acquired (though they don't have to). Then, they can move to a new (affordable) house.

There is no limit on when a child has to be born, but only a naturally born child of the heir can continue the legacy. You may have as many children as you wish but only the heir can continue the journey. You may choose any child to be the heir.

Infants can be aged up one day early if you want. No other aging up until actual birthday. I'm using a baby naming convention of "Trendy" which I found in a baby book that I have. Any naming theme of children is fine.

I will roll for a random Lifetime Wish for each heir. The heir must achieve his/her lifetime wish. Spouse/others do not, though I will let them try to achieve them. Each heir must choose a unique lifetime wish so if a duplicate is rolled, I will keep rolling until there's one that hasn't been used. I'm making it easier on myself so I'm not requiring that any skills be super maxed. I know myself well enough to be aware that I would probably never finish if I have too many requirements. Haha

Edit: the game ends when the final heir in the final town reaches Young Adult age.

That's it. It should be interesting to see how each town genetics turn out for each generation.

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Re: The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 06:56:23 PM »
Here we go...the founding generation:

The first town rolled was Riverview. I chose the poorest couple in town: Odin and Heather Crosby

Odin Crosby:



Heather Crosby:



Does she have Christopher's lips? Maybe not.

I gave them a $3,000 money cheat so they would be able to move into a cheap two bedroom house:





After upgrading appliances, bed and burglar alarm, they are left with $797. It should get them through until their salaries come in.

I changed Heather's job to Business because she really doesn't have the right traits for politics. Odin will keep his 5-Star Chef LTW.

On Wednesday of Week 1 they try for a nooboo. Hmmm...no chimes. Will they have to try again?



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Re: The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 12:37:51 PM »
Oh, Yes...Heather's definitely pregnant! Witness the wierd clothes.



And here is the first Crosby nooboo. Meet Alexa Crosby



Alexa Loves the Outdoors and is Insane. The Lifetime Wish rolled for her is to Become a Creature Robot Breeder. This could get interesting  :)

A spontaneous fire started at the Broke compound across the street. I heard fire sirens and thought they were at the Crosby house. Whew! I've never seen a fire start by itself on another lot. No one seemed to be home at the Brokes and the fire got put out by the firemen.



Heather purchased the LTRs No Bills Ever and Change Lifetime Wish (to CEO of a Mega Corporation). Lots of points for having a baby!

Odin is actually a pretty good daddy for having the Dislikes Children trait.



Alexa has aged up to a toddler. Isn't she impossibly cute?



I think she looks like Mommy with Daddy's eye color.

Odin is being a good daddy again.



Alexa learned all of her toddler skills with time to spare. Here's one last picture of her with mommy before aging up to a child. (I just can't resist those toddler pictures!)



Next time....Alexa's adventures as a child.

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Re: The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 01:00:39 PM »
The nooboo is too cute. It is strange about the fire lol! I've never seen that happen at a townie's house! :o

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Re: The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 03:43:42 PM »
Me neither! This is a cool idea!

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The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 04:48:47 PM »
The fire just about gave me a heart attack...LOL. I didn't know that could happen!

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 09:22:16 AM »
Alexa is a big girl now. She gained the Angler trait to go with Insane and Loves the Outdoors. She should have an interesting life. As will anyone who has to live with her!



Oh, my! That nose! Why is it that children seem to have such big noses?

Alexa got a MultiTab 6000 for her birthday. I've never tried this but maybe it will help her learn her skills faster.



It's Alexa's birthday and she's already gotten into trouble for pulling a whoopee cushion prank! Bad Alexa!



My game is starting to lag already so it could take a long time for the Riverview Crosby family to make it to their next destination...which, by the way, wil be Appaloosa Plains.

The family finally got a car...well, a pickup. And why not get it in bright red? I've never heard of anyone getting a speeding ticket in Riverview!



I only see one boy child in Alexa's school, Edmond Newbie. Could this be her future spouse? He's brave, disciplined and inappropriate.



Wow! Odin really doesn't like children! He went outside and totally destroyed Alexa's sand castle.



Alexa is doing homework after her first day of school...and she's not liking it.



Not much is happening right now. Odin and Heather are working at their jobs and Alexa is going to school. She has an 'A' right now and still has four days until aging up to a teen.

I've never played an insane child before. Gee, can this little girl get into trouble! She's always pulling pranks and being punished. Poor Heather ended up with turquoise hair after taking a shower. I'm really going to have to keep Alexa busy! She's going to be a real handful as a prank pulling teenager!

Next...Alexa's Terrible Teens



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Re: The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 01:33:41 PM »
Insane sims are always fun to play lol. She will get into trouble as a teen that is for sure. I hope she grows into her nose.  :P

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012, 06:17:29 PM »
Okay, the terrible teens have arrived. She grew into her nose, thank goodness. Here she is in all her craziness.



And the first thing a teen needs to learn is how to drive, right? Just ask any teen!



Both Odin and Heather have aged up to adult and, of course, they both are running around from mirror to mirror and patting their stomachs. Five days of this...ugh!

Alexa works fast! She now has a boyfriend, Edmund Newbie. I didn't get pictures because they were outside in the dark when she asked him. They will also be going to the prom together. I wonder what she will wear. She's running around the house in her formal attire and playing on the water slide in her athletic outfit so it could be anything.

Heather saw Lucky Perkins die so now she will be mourning him for two days, just like he was a family member.



This was just after she achieved her lifetime wish of becoming the CEO of a mega corporation. Now, what shall we do with all of these LTR points? I know...buy stone hearted and inheritance!

Wow! They have over $84,000! I don't think they're going to have to worry about money anymore. Odin is at Level 9 of his career so there will be more points coming. Well, darn. Heather is still mourning Lucky. I guess the stone hearted doesn't work if they're already in mourning.

Oh, oh. Alexa is having a mood swing. I'll have to watch her like a hawk!

A little quality time for Mom and Dad while the wild child is at school.



I sent Alexa to gardening class after she finished her homework to use up some of her mood swing time. Her mood swings are definitely amplified by her insane trait.

Then she had to start a garden to continue increasing her gardening skill.



Now we're just trying to get through Alexa's teen years without joining her in the insane asylum. That girl is quite the character! This could well be one of the most difficult teens I've ever played. There are red splotches all over the house from her pranks. I look away for just a second and she has another prank set. She doesn't even need to be having a mood swing. At least she actually wore her prom dress to the prom. But she also wears it to play on the water slide.



Here's a picture of Edmund Newbie. Not bad looking at all.



Well, we finally made it! Alexa is now a young adult. It took some marathon sim playing to get her through the teen years. Alexa called Edmund over right away for the proposal and a private wedding.





So now, they are all off to Appaloosa Plains to look for a home. With over $98,000, they should be able to find a pretty nice house.

Next: Settling in at Appaloosa Plains.

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Re: The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012, 06:34:57 PM »
She turned out beautiful! Appaloosa Plains is a favorite of mine. Great update. :)

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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2012, 06:38:44 PM »
Thank you, loveSims. I like Appaloosa Plains too. I'm playing so far ahead I decided to add another update today. Yay! No lag in AP so I'm enjoying it a lot more!

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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 10:51:20 AM »
The Crosby family has found a home in Appaloosa Plains. The house looks pretty nice. It's not the most expensive one there but it is mighty fine. It has three bedrooms, enough for the two couples and a nooboo.





After buying this house, they only have $4,896 left in funds. It's a good thing Heather has the No Bills Ever Lifetime Happiness Reward.

Alexa went to the Science Lab right away to get a job. Her Lifetime Wish is to Become a Creature Robot Breeder. Her traits are: Loves the Outdoors, Insane, Green Thumb, Angler and Handy. Here's Alexa as a young adult:



 And, Edmund is heading to the Stadium for an athletics class. Yes, his last trait turned out to be athletic, which couldn't have turned out better. So, as a reminder, Edmund's traits are family oriented, brave, inappropriate, disciplined, and athletic. His lifetime wish is Swimming in Cash, which he already had when they got married. Here's Edmund Newbie Crosby:



It's time for Alexa to get her new garden started and build up her gardening skill. She's doing good at level 4 in fishing but is only at level 2 in gardening.



Oh,wait! I just looked at her gardening skill level again and she's at level 5. I think it was the podcast. Wow! It really works!

The first full day in Appaloosa Plains found the family all heading off to work. Except for Odin. Since he has reached the top of his career, he only works on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Odin and Heather only have a few days until they become elders.

The Crosby family is spending the first week settling into their new home and making friends with new co-workers. But...come Saturday, Alexa and Edmund will try for the next generation. Hopefully, he/she won't be insane!

Odin and Heather are now elders. I will let them retire and enjoy themselves. After all, they worked very hard to get the family to Appaloosa Plains.

Odin Crosby:



Heather Crosby:



Edmund and Alexa finally graduated from high school after being in Appaloosa Plains for four days. Better late than never, I guess.



And, since they didn't have to go to work they had a little private time. Which resulted in this:



Nooboo on the way!

Next: The Appaloosa Plains Generation

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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 11:07:05 AM »
What a great challenge! Alexa's gorgeous, I can't wait to see what genes each generation gets. Plus, this looks like something my laptop could actually handle, so I might have to give it a shot myself sometime.  :)

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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2012, 11:22:31 AM »
Thank you Ausette. I'm really enjoying this one! I can tell because I'm playing WAY ahead of my posts ;)

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 12:00:17 PM »
Alexa have beautiful eyes. Can't wait for the nooboo! Great update. :)

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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 08:27:06 PM »
I'm loving this challenge! Alexa really turned out beautiful. It's going to be a lot of fun to see how the genes show up through the generations with townies from different towns.

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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2012, 09:28:21 AM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Baby Chanel Crosby has arrived. She was born with the Loner and Genius traits. Her Lifetime Wish was rolled to be a Professional Author.



Odin playing with Chanel. For someone who dislikes children he sure plays with the little ones a lot.



I've just given him a family oriented mid life crisis LTR, since he plays with the babies so much.

Here she is in all her cuteness: Miss Chanel Crosby:



And, just look at that red hair! That comes from the Newbie side of the family. You can't really tell by looking at Edmund because his hair is so short, but his is the same color. Here's a picture of the two of them together.



Here's a picture of Chanel with Mommy.



What is it about this family? There's another spontaneous fire in a townie house down the street. Again, it was put out by the fire department. It was about 5:00 in the morning.



Chanel has aged up to a child. And quite a pretty one at that. I do love that red hair!



I'm letting everyone keep the hairdos that they are given because I think it's part of their personality. Unless, of course, I totally hate it  LOL No spike hair styles for my sims ;) Chanel gained the Bookworm trait to go with her Genius and Loner traits.

Odin adopted a puppy named Maya. Isn't she precious?



Chanel asked to go over to Owen Fox's house after school. I let her so she could find out his traits. He is inappropriate, excitable and a virtuoso.



Here she is chatting with Gabriel Marshall. She didn't get much information about him.



Maya has her adult birthday...already



The Crosby family enjoying the deck.



Chanel does her homework on the MultiTab. And since she's a genius and a bookworm, she gets it done super quick.



Grandma Heather reads a bedtime story to Chanel her last night before becoming a teen.



Next: Chanel in her teen years.

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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2012, 11:21:36 AM »
Chanel have such pretty eyes. It is strange about the fire lol! Great update. :)

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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2012, 09:14:34 AM »
Thank you loveSims!

Grim came for Heather at age 90. RIP, Heather Crosby. You helped your family on its way to greatness.



Heather only got a medium sized tombstone for all her hard work.



Alexa and Edmund have both aged up to adults. It looks like neither one of them got the mid-life crisis. Yay!

Chanel had her teen birthday. Here she is as a teen. Isn't she pretty?



If you can't see, her eyes are a very dark blue like mother and grandmother with dad's red hair. She got the Natural Cook trait like her grandfather. After all, someone needs to learn how to cook in order to feed the family!

Grandpa Odin taught Chanel how to drive. I was so afraid that he would die off-lot but he did fine.

Chanel needs to get going on finding a boyfriend. She has a few choices. Gabriel Marshall: good, friendly, insane, ?; Coy Parrott: brave, excitable, good, mooch; and Owen Fox: inappropriate, excitable, virtuoso, kleptomaniac. They all have girlfriends so she will have to break someone up. It took some work but she got Coy Parrott to break up with Lea Pelly. He was easiest to talk to because he lives right across the street. So, she's set with that relationship. She does have an enemy now though. But...she has her boyfriend!



Now, to just get through the teen years for the next move.

Heather decided to sit in the hot tub for a while.



Chanel has been working on her novel. I bought her a new laptop to keep in her inventory so she wouldn't have to fight everyone for the computer.

This is Alexa after trying to repair the dishwasher at handiness level 7.



I had her call the repairman after this so I wouldn't lose her. I thought sims were pretty safe after level 5 if they have the handiness trait. Shows how much I know!

Well, I guess being an adult doesn't stop the pranks. Alexa booby trapped the computer. It's a good thing Chanel has been so good, because I still have to keep a wary eye on Alexa.



Maya, sleeping with Odin...maybe she senses something.



Odin went with Grim at 100 days. He got a tall tombstone for his heroic efforts for the family. RIP Odin Crosby.



Alexa has achieved her lifetime wish to Become a Creature-Robot Breeder. Way to go, Alexa! And she still has 11 days until she's an elder.

Edmund is still only at level 7 of his career. I think it's because his team hasn't won any games. His mood is always high and he has maxed athletics so I don't know what the problem is. Okay...never mind. I forgot Edmund's lifetime wish was Swimming in Cash. As soon as Alexa spent her LTHR on inheritance, his wish was achieved. Yippee! Five days to go until Chanel ages up and can get married.

Finally, Chanel is a young adult. What a good girl! She didn't have even one mood swing the entire time! Now, it's time for the private wedding.





And then...we're off to Bridgeport.

The Crosby family has reached Bridgeport and moved into a house built by a new builder named...judewright.

Front of house:



First floor:



Second floor:



Basement:



And what a view!



So, we now have our heir and her husband:

Chanel Crosby: Loner, Genius, Bookworm, Natural Cook and Neat. She wants to be a Professional Author.



Coy Parrott Crosby. (What kind of name is Coy?) His lifetime wish is to be a Rock Star. His traits are Brave, Virtuoso, Good, Excitable and Mooch. I'm letting him keep his hairstyle. He will be a rock star, after all.



Next...Life in Bridgeport

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Re: The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2012, 09:49:11 AM »
Bridgeport can be fun, but with large families it lags on my game.

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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2012, 09:56:52 AM »
Bridgeport can be fun, but with large families it lags on my game.

Sadie, I had the worst lag so far in Riverview. So far, so good in Bridgeport...and we'll be ready for the next town soon :)

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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2012, 10:03:14 AM »
Sadie, I had the worst lag so far in Riverview. So far, so good in Bridgeport...and we'll be ready for the next town soon :)
Good, it might have been because I had a Family with six kids plus mom and dad. I don't have Riverview, though.

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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2012, 11:54:39 AM »
I really enjoy reading this story. Good update!

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Re: The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2012, 07:04:14 PM »
The house look great! Bridgeport is A nice change after a small town. Great update. :)

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Re: The Crosby Random Town Jump
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2012, 07:06:31 PM »
What a great house! Chanel grew up so gorgeous. RIP Heather and Odin. :(

 

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