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Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« on: May 09, 2014, 02:47:10 PM »
As the subject line states, this is not a story merely a log of my progress in my DecaDynasty attempt. As much as I love reading stories, writing them is just not for me.
EPs- Ambitions, Generations, Late Night, Showtime, Supernatural
Settings-Waxing Gibbous, Celebrities and Witches checked

I began my dynasty in Riverview with Billy Caspian. He married Elaine Joy moving her into his home at 45 Lost Willow Road. On week one day six, their first child and heir, Klickitat, was born. Their second child, Addie, was born 10 days later. Klickitat easily (no Seasons installed) got on the honor roll both as a child and a teen.

Heir One

Klickitat Caspian: Loves the Outdoors, Brave, Family Oriented, Angler, Gatherer

Ten NPC Friends                                                             Ten Best Friends
Savannah Krueger-policewoman                                       Addie Caspian
Myra Wynn-babysitter                                                      Dimitri Ivanov
Shelly Painter-paparazzi                                                   Levi Dahl
Katy Mendoza-newspaper deliverer                                   Jordan Matthews
Aurora Clinton-elixir shop consignments                            Myra Wynn
Randy Reed-burglar                                                         Skip Broke
Larry Cooper-proprietor                                                    Cara Kraus
Keisha Sparks-bouncer                                                     Larry Cooper
Danny Jennings-maid                                                       Betty Simovich
Kody Faulk-mixologist                                                      Randy Reed

Max Unique Career-Fishing
Unique Supermax Skill- Fishing (level 7 piano)

Ten Unique Black Ops
Stinky Bugs
A Fishy Science Project
Networking is Key
Say Hello to My Little Fish
Heaps of Fresh Fish
Fishing for Suits
New Era Master Class
School Musical
Piano for Profits
Scrounging for Blackmail

Purchased Building-Everfresh Delights Supermarket
Upgraded Property-Performance Park

Adult at Move-Yes

Large Tombstones-Elaine Joy Caspian (95) Billy Caspian (100)

Ten Unique Items-Butterflies (collected by Elaine) Value-1,397


 



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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 09:55:01 PM »
Good Luck On The Story :)

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 06:52:40 PM »
Happy you're doing this in Riverview! Klickitat looks a little like Elaine.
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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 07:01:00 PM »
Fantastic!  You've commented on my stories multiple times and now I get to see your take on stories.  Just curious, are you planning to post all of them in their sleepwear?  It's unique.  I wondered if it was reflective of the Caspian name concept and the view of Narnia as a dream-like world.  Maybe I'm reading too much into it.  Probably.

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2014, 10:44:35 PM »
Well, whatever they happen to be wearing. Actually, the first is her swimwear. I think I took that photo second. Between photos she switched clothes to go play on the slip n slide...as usual.

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 04:28:18 AM »
Good luck with this!  Given the speed you did the 4x4, I expect to see generation 10's stats in a week or two  ;)

Where does Klickitat's name come from?

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 09:01:38 AM »
I used towns in Washington as a naming theme for my 4x4. This time I'm using county names. Some will be normal, others rather unusual. I started with Klickitat as a tribute to my daughter. She's deputy prosecutor/deputy coroner of that county. Also, I'm not influencing gender at all.



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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 12:57:47 PM »
I remembered your 4x4 naming theme and wondered whether this one was related.

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 10:08:42 AM »
Klickitat Caspian married her long-time boyfriend, Dimitri Ivanov, and moved into his home at 13 Lost Willow Rd. His sister Tatiana helpfully joined the business career to help encourage new families to move into town. On the fifth day after moving, the second heir, Clark, was born, followed six days later by his brother, Ben, who went on to befriend most of the town.

Heir Two

Clark Caspian - Friendly, Loves the Outdoors, Family Oriented, Born Salesman, Saavy Sculptor

Moving Requirements (in a more simplified form)

Honor Roll Grade School and High School - Yes

Ten NPC Friends - Courtney Marvin-Babysitter, Wilfred Janos-Repair Tech, Danette Nicholas-Paparazzi, Jerry Story-Bouncer, Alvin Homer-    Butler, Herman Morin-Mail Carrier, Tera Blalock-Paper Deliverer, Arnulfo Slone-Proprietor, Crystal Cleary-Elixir Consignments, Kathryn Dupree-Maid

Ten Best Friends - Ben Caspian, Ingrid Caspian, Zach Caspian, Zoey Caspian, Jose Acosta, Mia Gann, Brandy Gann, Karri Dubose, Gladys Poulin, Craig Beyer

Unique Max Career - Sculptor

Unique Supermax Skill - Sculpting  (drums level 6)

Ten Unique Black Ops - Research Project, Business Model, Free the Genie, Drum Roll Please, An Old Ruse, Sculpt a Suspect, Ear Drumming, Sculpture for a Friend, Oh Scrap!, Larger Than Necessary Doorstop

Purchased Building - Caspian Books
Upgraded Propery - Riverview Fish Hatchery

Adults - Yes

Tombstones - Tatiana Ivanov-Medium (90), Klickitat Caspian-Large (102), Dimitri Ivanov Caspian-Large (115)

Ten Unique Items - Perfect Deathfish total value 13,596  provided by Klickitat Caspian


 

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 10:19:58 AM »
Good work! I can see I'm going to have to hurry if I want to be the next in the Hall of Fame.
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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 10:54:56 AM »
Nice work!  I have tried and failed at the decadynasty three times (the last time because I just got bored and prioritized other stories), so I always admire those who stick with it.

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 01:48:34 PM »
Being stubborn and OCD helps. Heir three has actually completed his requirements and moved. I'll post his stats in a few days. He was tough - seven days to elder and falsely accused of peeing himself in public on the last day.

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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2014, 06:13:05 PM »
Clark Caspian married his very patient girlfriend, Mia Gann, and moved to 550 Riverview Road. Her parents had passed on, and she was living alone. On the 5th day after the move, a new heir, Pierce Caspian, was born. Three days later (someone was hoping for twins) his brother, Brock, was born. Both boys easily made the honor roll both in grade school and high school despite the lack of tutoring.

Heir Three

Pierce Caspian - Friendly, Good, Family Oriented, Charismatic, Good Sense of Humor

Ten NPC Friends - Dorian Clemons-Babysitter, Shantell Stanton-Newspaper Deliverer, Homer Bacon-Proprietor, Miranda McNeil-Bouncer, Chana Patrick-Maid, Judith Hinds-Elixir Consignments, Juliet Marion-Paparazzi, Brock Trautman-Repo Man, Bree Keller-Firefighter, Brenda Bowen-Pizza Deliverer

Ten Best Friends - Brock Caspian, Stacia Leone, Bella Caspian, Dorian Clemons, Homer Bacon, Shantell Stanton, Howard Patten, Gladys Poulin, Craig Beyer, Tisha Tompkins

Unique Max Career - Politics

Unique Supermax Skill - Charisma (mixology level 7)

Ten Unique Black Ops - Young Politicians Club Induction, Better Mixology, Election Check, Bestest Friends, Chat with the Police, Tear Up the Dance Floor, Secrets of the Ancient Mix Masters, A Friendly Economic Discussion, Better Than Working for Fast Food, Key Donor

Purchased Building - Little Corsican Bistro
Upgraded Property - River Front Swim Club

Adult at Move - Yes

Tombstones - Mia Gann Caspian Medium (90), Clark Caspian Large (105)
 

Ten Unique Items - Sculptures  Value 106,736  Provided by Clark Caspian
 
 

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2014, 06:25:39 PM »
Just a couple of notes: Elaine Joy's genes are very strong - the nose, the eyes, the cheekbones. The blond hair persists even though all heirs have married dark haired spouses. I'm having the founder/former heirs be responsible for the 10 items to take some pressure off the younger generations and to give them something to do other than water toys.

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2014, 08:01:30 PM »
Loved the shots with the casual porch setting and all these gargoyle and griffin presences all around him.  Nice touch!  Congrats on another generation.

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2014, 08:41:35 PM »
Wow, you're flying through this, Krae, well done. Just a comment, you only seem to have 9 names next to the ten best friends requirements, you may need to check your records again.

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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2014, 10:47:42 PM »
Hey, thanks for pointing that out. I've edited it to include Tisha Tompkins, his future wife. She was on my hand written list, but I missed her of all people. She's a witch, by the way. I think not writing a story really helps the speed.

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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2014, 09:57:12 AM »
Pierce Caspian moved to 300 Riverblossom Hills Drive, a beautiful vista home, with his new wife, Tisha Tompkins Caspian. Our heir, Chelan, was born on day 4 after the move along with her twin sister, Xena, both witches. I rearranged my plans to aim Chelan at a handiness supermax to take best advantage of her witchiness. Both honor rolls were easily met. Gotta love the instant teen witch homework completion despite the occasional scorching.

Heir Four

Chelan Caspian - Friendly, Brave, Family Oriented, Eccentric, Handy

Ten NPC Friends - Armando Cervantes-Babysitter, Errol McCartney-Tattoo Artist, Fatima Levin-Elixir Consignments, Dorian Prater-Bouncer, Bea Buzzerby-Party Dancer, Archie Switzer-Pizza Deliverer, Amy Burden-Mixologist, Sherry Person-Maid, Noah Ryder-Proprietor, Kia Swann-Paparazzi

Ten Best Friends - Xena Caspian, Trinity Gay, Reinaldo Olivares, Gregory Whitaker, Errol McCartney, Dexter Olivares, Dorian Prater, Archie Switzer, Bea Buzzerby, Wilson Caspian

Unique Max Career - Firefighter (also Military 7)

Unique Supermax Skill - Handiness (Athletics L. 5, Inventing L. 9 at move)

Ten Unique Black Ops - Free Game, Best Food in Town, Bring Back the Jams, Scrap Cleanup, Substitute Instructor, Teching Up the Spa, General Staff Stationery, Broadway Cameo, Jog Everywhere, The Case of the Hacker Elite

Purchased Building - Sun Flower Spa
Upgraded Property - Wright Reading Room

Adult at Move - Yes

Tombstones - Large- Pierce Caspian (94) and Tisha Tompkins Caspian (91 life extended via Fountain of Youth Elixir)



I place a rocking chair near the graves to cut down on dropped morning action queues due to disgusting best friend ghosts.

Ten Unique Items - Celebrity Gifts  Value 53,025 contributed by various family members place right before move


The Garage 'O Fun    that she didn't get to use, although I did send her to parties at her sister's and she always was there alone in a hottub.



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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2014, 11:16:14 AM »
Loved the clever trick with the rocking chair.  They're like some sort of crazy ghost trap!


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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2014, 04:42:07 PM »
Chelan Caspian married Dexter Olivares and moved to his home at 223 Cotton Branch Drive. For those familiar with Riverview, it's that divided house that you need to walk outside to get from one side to the other. I've been making very limited changes to the houses, mostly expanding some rooms and changing beds, plumbing fixtures, and appliances. This is what I did to the downstairs here.



I got rid of a kitchen, combined bathrooms, tore down the dividing wall, and installed a single staircase. I left the furniture and décor pretty much alone. I wanted to retained the split personality feel. Upstairs I just tore down the dividing wall and changed fixtures.

For once the heir had several age appropriate candidates to choose from. Dexter was selected as my game placed the elixir shop right next door. He turned out to be a great choice: genius, ambitious, artistic, family oriented, charismatic and just a great guy. I kept him alive until the next heir moved out.

On day 4 after the move our heir, Skagit, was born along with her brother, Will.

Heir Five 

Skagit Caspian - Good, Friendly, Family Oriented, Born Salesman, Artistic

Both Honor Rolls - Yes

Ten NPC Friends - Joy Weston-Bouncer, Antwan Larkin-Mixologist, Selena Rosario-Babysitter, Cecilia Aravalo-Elixir Consignments, Roger Coates-Proprietor, Danica Glover-Tattoo Artist, Issac Cara-Mail Deliverer, Alonzo Haskins-Maid, Diana Ruff-Butler, Elizabeth Hinson-Repair Tech

Ten Best Friends - Dexter Caspian, Will Caspian, Patterns Caspian, Louis Cheek, Homer McMullen, Owen Maguire, Eduardo Guajardo, Abdul Cheek, Antwain Gross, Hugo Cromwell

Unique Max Career - Painter (level 5 music)

Unique Supermax Skill - Painting (level 7 guitar)

Ten Black Ops - When Dreams Come True, The Boiler Room, Art Class, A Large Painting, Guitar Up!, A Small Painting, Celebrity Body, Painting the City, The Business of Décor, The Study of Art

Purchased Building - Flying V's Coffeehouse
Upgraded Property - Landgraab Sell and Swap

Adult at Move - Yes

Large Tombstone - Chelan Caspian (100)

 

Along with Victor, her Mysterious Mr. Gnome

Ten Unique Items - Time Machines Value 16,000



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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2014, 09:18:11 PM »
Wait...the Mysterious Mr. Gnome died?!?!?  I didn't know that was a thing...

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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2014, 10:00:57 PM »
Yep, one day they're there changing you channels, the next they're a teeny tiny tombstone.

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2014, 04:13:33 AM »
Skagit Caspian married Louis Cheek mostly because he was age appropriate, available, and had pretty red hair. Oh, and his big house at 1 Remington Point didn't hurt either. Unfortunately, due to odd bugs and loading times, it was time to move town. Look out Sunset Valley! They settled in at 15 Maywood Lane and had a baby girl, Whatcom, on the 5th day. Four days later her sister, Yma, was born.

Heir Six

Whatcom Caspian - Friendly, Loves the Outdoors, Lucky, Family Oriented, Green Thumb

Both Honor Rolls - Yes

Ten NPC Friends - Nicholle Cooley-Babysitter, Cara Drake-Bouncer, Federico Luther-Paper Deliverer, Brian Estes-Elixir Consignments, Billie Inman-Mail Deliverer, Latisha Workman-Tattoo Artist, Krissy Herzog-Maid, Jean Paul Sousa-Proprietor, Ivana Grove-Party Dancer, Becky Forrest-Police

Ten Best Friends - Louis Caspian, Yma Caspian, Corinna Ursine, Jasen Giordano, Arlo Bunch, Darlene Bunch, Lisa Bunch, Ethan Bunch, Krissy Herzog, Sam Sekemoto

Unique Max Career - Gardener (Science level 5 I think)

Unique Supermax Skill - Gardening (Fishing 5 Handiness 5)

Ten Unique Black Ops - Scavenger Hunt Rare Elements, Peppers on Parade, No Jams No Fun, Save the Herding, The Best Evaporating Dish is a Clean One, Learn a Thing or Two, Uncommonly Good, Outstandingly Rare, Fix It!, Eating Contest

Purchased Building - Flying V's Coffeehouse
Upgraded Property - Summer Hill Springs

Adult - Yes

Large Tombstone - Skagit Caspian (100)



Ten Unique Items - Paintings valued at 47,549 provided by Skagit Caspian

 

The Basement Art Gallery where no one ever goes

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Re: Caspian No Story DecaDynasty
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2014, 11:13:21 AM »
It's a pity Whatcom didn't inherit the pretty red hair.  "The Basement Art Gallery where no one ever goes" sounds like it should be something out of the Lemony Snickett books.