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Mastermind Dynasty - The lazy writer edition - Chapter 11
« on: September 06, 2014, 05:05:42 PM »
Mastermind Immortal Dynasty: Generation 1


So, Sims 4 is very pretty but also very bare. It made me miss how full of stuff Sims 3 is… It also made me feel bad for not doing the Dynasty Challenge in Sims 3 even though I’d planned to, so while EA develops another 17 add-ons and our wonderful sim challenge-makers make the new challenge rules for Sims 4, I’m going to remember the wonderful days of Sims 3 and finally do all those things I told myself I’d do with the game.

Before we start, a warning: this isn’t going to be a real story, with plot and dialogue and all those things creative people on the forums do so well. I know if I start something like this I’ll just get too lazy to complete it and it’s going to end up in the graveyard. So this is just a straight-up accounting of the things that went on in my game.

This is our founder, Master Mastermind. He is Evil, in case you can’t tell :) His other traits are Family-Oriented, Ambitious, Proper and Genius. He’s also a witch, because I’ve never actually played with supernaturals and those are the only ones that are allowed. This challenge is a way for me to try out the things in the game that I never got around to, so as much as possible I'm going to go with the flow.

In the spirit of trying new things I’m starting this thing in Union Cove. It’s very pretty, and I can feel all the rich sims living in all those large houses judging us from afar. A good thing about the town is also the fact that I don’t know anyone in it, so I sent Master to knock on doors and meet new people. I wouldn’t have let the guy who just moved in across the street with only a sleeping bag and a mini-fridge in, but sims are forbidden to be sensible by EA overlords, everyone knows that.

There’s a wonderful blue lady across the street by the name of Thea Voice, who looks simply stunning. She got bored when we talked about etiquette and family and I almost decided to pass on her, but just as Master was leaving she revealed that she is artistic. See how smug her expression is in the second shot? She knows I’ll be back.

Another candidate, also living not far away. Cons: crazy eyes. Pros: adorable puppy.

The rest of the day was spent gaining gardening skill, registering as self-employed and planting a garden. Master’s supermax skill is actually alchemy, but we need the garden for the life fruit and the ingredients, so that made more sense. I bought some Red Bean seeds for my coffee plantation, planted them and that was pretty much the end of the day.

I’m used to playing with Relativity, so having time go by so quickly is definitely new. This is our lot, as I mentioned nothing but a bed roll and a mini-fridge. There was no money for the bathroom, even. I could have gone to the fire station or moved someone in, but I wanted to start on my own and be dirt-poor for a while, like in the olden days.

What I forgot, though, in my nostalgic slumming on the front lawn, is that Seasons means hot weather during the summer. Master became dangerously overheated while he slept, so I got him over across the street to visit Thea to cool off indoors. But just as he was ringing the doorbell he caught on fire.

Yeah. On fire. Thankfully the pool was there and he was able to extinguish himself – only to be caught on fire again when he got out.

Perspective thus gained, I talked to Thea some more and moved her in. She brought no money but had a car in her inventory that paid for a roof over their heads and a fence around Malcolm’s garden.

And if you think I let him take a shower after almost burning to death twice instead of bringing him to tend to his wilting plants you are clearly a more empathetic person than I.

In case you think I’m cruel only to the sims of my own creation, here’s a shot of a deer looking in on Thea, who now spends her days locked in our shack, painting and sculpting. Her LTW is Arc builder: have two of every pet. Just as a joke played on her, the neighborhood’s pets are always running through our lot on their own pet business.

All together now: aaaaw.

I started a bug collection for her to get the Stir-crazy moodlet off her. Maybe I’ll actually accomplish her LTW, in the spirit of trying new things. We have place for it… for now.

This is basically Thea’slife: painting and talking to the plumber. Her traits are Artistic, Charismatic, Insane, Kleptomaniac and Natural Cook, and she is obviously supposed to be a star of her own stuff, but she is forever relegated to the painting monkey slot. I thought about it and I’m not really feeling her and Masters' romance, so he'll have to find a new wife.

Master’s life is knocking on doors and trying to hit it off with women. Since I literally know nothing about anyone in this town I devised a test for their eligibility: discuss matters of etiquette and talk about family interactions. If they get bored by those, they’re not eligible. Scarlet here didn’t seem too thrilled by either of them and seemed to have a daughter, so probably not.

I would have loved to marry Morticia, but her husband was playing on the computer right there. Le sigh. The pink blond lady was a contender too, if only for the delightful juxtaposition. And then… then I saw Her.

I had noble intentions about compatibility tests for future spouses and roleplaying and other things, but when I saw her I just had to have her. She is just too pretty. Her name is Liz Tuder, and she registered as a Workaholic right away, but that’s not important.

Cannot resist the pretty.

Also, the Adams family is as adorable in Sim form as it is on TV. Notice how dashing Master looks, pining after his only true love. *Master opens his mouth, but Curveball slaps her hand over it* True and only love I say! Pretty!

Good thing about Liz and Master is that they’re attracted to each other and hit it off just fine right from the start. She’s a Workaholic and Charismatic, but at this point I don’t care.

Bad, but also sort of adorable thing about Liz and Master is that the moment I stop controlling them their dates devolve into reading salons.

I got them out of the house and away from the allure of the bookcase, and can I just mention again how good Union Cove looks? A lot of the time Master will be running to the consignment store and I’ll be following him with my camera going ooohh and aaaah at the views.

Another thing that is pretty: Liz. Especially Liz’ eyes.

I’m not sure I want to know what’s in that drink to give him a face like this. He’s pretty high on both his gardening and alchemy skills at this time, so who knows…

For Thea the life is still dreary. She got her Painting up to 7 and is now on Sculpting. I’ve given up on the Stir-crazy moodlet. Her only friends are the repair technician and Master, and Master is… not great at being a friend.

Exhibit A: Master’s high-five face.

Yes, darling, I know your pain. Well, I don’t, but I inflicted your pain so that means I sort of know it? Right? *shifty eyes*

Another friend Thea made is a cat named Leia Marsden. She pretty much moved in, staying for days on end, providing Thea with Social boosts and me with endless supplies of cuteness. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out a way to adopt her but sadly she’s a neighborhood cat and I haven’t been able to figure out a way.

I just couldn’t anymore. I felt so bad for Thea and her inability to cat-nap Leia from her neighborhood masters I adopted her a cat. His name is French Fry, and he is the cutest. I’m leaning toward doing her LTW with elderly animals. 6 major Pets will still leave us a place in the household for a child…

We end on an obligatory wedding photo. Winter was coming, and I decided it was time to tie the knot with Liz. In the background you can see Thea painting, as always. But she has a cat now, and a dream… so maybe things won’t be so bad.

Bonus screenshot of Master getting lightningbolted while gardening during the autumn thunderstorms. Yes, this is what he wears to bed, and since gardening in your pj’s is par for the course in my games, this is also the outfit he wears until at least noon…


So this is the end of the introductory chapter, folks. This is probably where I'll be posting the challenge things to keep track of all the requirements, but I don't have anything done yet, so it's easy to track  ;D Hopefully this made at least some of you chuckle.

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 05:17:36 PM »
This is pretty awesome for something made lazily, though. ;) Seriously, I had a few good laughs. Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 05:30:52 PM »
Keep it coming, I need a sims 3 fix after playing 4 this afternoon. Nothing beats an ID for that :)

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014, 06:18:19 PM »
My "stories" make your story look like a masterpiece, and I like your attitude.

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2014, 09:28:47 AM »
I like your style ;) this looks to be pretty interesting - you have a very fresh writing style, so keep 'em coming :D


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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2014, 02:58:56 AM »
First, Trip, saltpastillen, Malley, KRae and notjustabook - thank you for your kind words :) I've made a mistake of playing further than I've written, so now I'm trying to catch up... so let's start now. It seems silly to have a recap at chapter 2...

We start off here with Thea, cheering for her own transition to adulthood. Master still has days to his own transition, and it’s too close to call if she’d be able to make it with the ice challenge by then.

And yes, I got her another cat. I’m going to try for the Arc Builder LTW. It requires her to have two dogs, two cats, two horses and two of each minor pet. I’m adopting elder pets and feeling like a monster for hoping they die in time to allow future generations.

Speaking about future generations. Liz brought in a lot of money, so I pulled together a house for them to live in. You can see the greenhouse in the back of the lot, and the original shack is going to be the home of Thea and her zoo.

Now Liz. Liz is Ambitious, Brave, Charismatic, Genius and Workaholic, and she’s pretty high on the Political career ladder. Her LTW is Renaissance Sim, so I don’t have to keep her career, but I just couldn’t make her quit, I knew it would make her miserable. While Master and Thea slaved in their newly barely furnished shell of a home Liz prowled Union Cove for new friends and acquaintances.

I honestly have no idea how people ever did this challenge without alchemy. Master made his wife a few Friendship Elixirs and she went out throwing them at random people, getting the friends she needed to advance her Charisma skill in no time. (Actually as I’m writing this, I do remember starting out with a Politics sim one of the times I attempted a Legacy; as long as you do it in the right order the skill is easy to max. So Alchemy just made me lazy. Lazier :D)

While Liz was busy with her career I decided to move more pets in for Thea’s LTW. I got two elderly dogs and two horses (one elder and one adult because there was no more elders available and I was on a roll). I waited for the spring for the spawners to come out and then used the lifetime reward points I scraped together from Master to buy a collection helper. I got two more butterflies, two snakes,  two rodents, two birds to add to the two beetles… And nothing. I went around the forums and found out the Arc Builder LTW is notoriously buggy, tried some fixes, it didn’t work… So I ragequit. If I’m not going to have the satisfaction of fulfilling Thea’s LTW having all those pets running around will drive me nuts. I call do-over.

Do-Over Magic Activated

So we’re starting from scratch. Not as pure an experience, but I figure everyone’s entitled to one ragequit early in Gen 1. Another version of Union Cove got created and another copy of Master Mastermind got moved into the large empty lot.

This time he didn’t knock on the door of the house across the street. Hopefully Thea will live a happy life off the Dynasty lot, and we need someone to sucker into being miserable with us all over again.

I abandoned all pretense of spontaneity and just went for the power-gamer start this time. The guy across the street lived alone, so we got to be friends with him and moved him in the next morning. He’s a Couch Potato Computer Whiz with Commitment Issues and a Good Sense of Humor, and he Loves the Outdoors. He wants to be a professional author, which will probably never happen with his art slave duties. Sorry, Rob Kennedy. I’ve been burned by trying for art slave LTWs before, and my heart is now an empty, frozen thing that knows no pity.

This is how the Mastermind house looks on day 2 of the Dynasty, courtesy of the Kennedy household. I had to rebuild it a few times because of a weird floor glitch but Rob had enough money to pay for our landscape leveling mistakes.

What I realized after that is that I have no idea where Liz is. We’d met in the coffee shop and she always came over or we went out, so I had no idea where her house was. And yeah, buddy, that stinks.

I found her, of course, by frantically searching every house in the area looking for her last name, but I had an oh crap moment there. They do continue being the cutest, dorkiest couple I ever saw in the sims.

And Liz continues to use her dates with Master to skill up… In case you’re wondering about the bed, no funtime activities went on there. The raciest interaction Master is allowed before marriage is Dip Kiss.

Yes, this one. I decided not to wait to move in Liz this time since she has to get a good start on her career. She does seem very presidential, so I want her to finish it.

This is our Gen1 couple’s days. Master’s coffee plantation is bringing in some money, although not enough to progress him up the career ladder fast enough. Liz’ career of throwing things at people and running away is also progressing nicely.

2 days before Master’s adult age transition, this is Rob’s 25th ice sculpture. The guy himself is off, drunk on freedom after days of mainlining invigorating elixirs and petting the cat for Social gain.

There was actually a possibility of a lady love for Rob. We got the good camera from the consignment store and he went out to take photos and met Koda Chrome. He even rolled a wish to take a photo of her. And even though she didn’t like him much, I planned to have him get to know her better if just to give him something to do now that the mad sculpture rush is done… Sadly, a bit after that fateful meeting the game crashed.

This is Rob’s answer to me not seeking out Koda Chrome to meet her again. These exact portraits were actually lost in another crash (I now know to save diligently, thanks for reminding me, Sims 3), but the new ones weren’t much better.

This is a screenshot of Liz leaving the City Hall as Union Cove’s new mayor.

This is a screenshot of Master getting up in the middle of the night to cheer for his own Adult age transition.

Do you know what that means?

What is this suspiciously rectangular red liquid, Liz?... *the players that use Alchemy in their games extensively collectively gasp in horror*

Yep, I was trying for triplets with the elixir here, but sadly failed. I forgot the old trick of watching kid TV and just put my faith in the magic, and they had only one child. A life lesson in there somewhere.

Here’s the new addition to the Mastermind Dynasty being aged up to toddler after the uneventful baby days. His name is Angelus, and yes, I am going with Buffy villains as my naming scheme. I can do 15 generations of sims and never run out of names that way :D

I like having a bit of randomness in my games so I rolled for traits, and Angelus rolled Eccentric and Neurotic. I would be cranky too if my fate was sealed for 7 future generations, I have to say. His supermax skill will be Sculpting, with Painting and Photography as other max skills. I was planning on Visionary LTW, but since he got Eccentric I might try for Descendant of DaVinci.

I have to say I forgot about Master’s Family-Oriented trait, but he keeps rolling rolling wishes to do stuff with him and interacting with him automatically (when he is not busy slaving away in the greenhouse or at the alchemy station).

We end here with an ominous pregnancy picture. I’ll remember to watch kids TV this time *shakes fist*.

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014, 09:55:26 AM »
Ha, ha, before I read all of your chapter I was going to go 'You're brave to go for the Arc Builder - always bugged for me'... I see that I was too late for that XD So sorry that it bugged out for you, too. I can't stand that LTW now :P

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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2014, 03:46:42 PM »
Sorry to hear about the do-over.  I love Master's cute little kitty slippers.  What an evil and scary guy with those fuzzy kitty slippers  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 04:08:57 PM »
Rage quitting - a classic!

Yes, elixirs make us lazy...have fun teaching Angelus the traits...


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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2014, 08:24:23 PM »
Thank you for the comments, guys :) I'm pleased to say no more ragequits occurred  ;)

Mastermind Immortal Dynasty Chapter 3

I think Rob lost his fighting spirit. Master’s adult portraits are much less horrible than his YA ones. Rob became an elder, by the way, and I felt horrible when I realized I don’t even have pictures of that. I remember pregnant Liz was in attendance, and I thought I snapped a picture, but apparently not.

To celebrate his elderhood Rob went out to max his Photography skill. A neighbor had pets up for adoption so I decided to pop in to take some pictures. Here’s another shoutout to Union Cove’s prettiness. Very nice house.

And they have the cutest pure while cat in existence.

And three beautiful white kittens… I had to cover my eyes and run off as soon as I got pictures, or I’d have adopted one for sure.

This is Liz’ “Like a boss” face after maxing Logic. The plan is for her now to tutor Rob in logic, and then have him pass on his painting, sculpting and photography skills to her since he’s getting on in years. Why is Liz not pregnant, you ask?

She gave birth to twins. Here you can see all the three kids. Angelus is in the toybox, Darla is contemplating the toy boat and William (after William the Bloody) is playing with the dollhouse. Darla is an Insane Genius and William is Good and Easily Impressed. He’s the only that has Liz’ hair and Master’s magic.

This is a shot of Angelus’ evil birthday face.

Angelus has his mother’s eyes, which is a source of endless delight to me. His traits are now Eccentric, Neurotic and Perfectionist (that last one I chose).

Master finally grew his first life fruit. He’s far too low on his gardening career, but I’m taking him out now to throw elixirs at people to complete the Alchemist Anonymous challenge. He’s getting to know a lot of people, that’s for sure :D

With Liz’ maternity leave finally over, she’s heading out to conquer the world just as her firstborn is heading out to his first day of school.

And then Liz is heading out to conquer the fishing skill. We almost have everything completed for Master, except the properties, which are easy, and the opportunities. Those are the ones worrying me. He’s now on Outstandingly Rare, and this is only his 2nd opportunity. He didn’t get the Alchemy opportunity after maxing that skill. At first I thought it was because he maxed out Gardening around the same time and the Gardening opportunities used their base game cred to muscle out the Alchemy opportunities, but then I read somewhere that you only get that if you have the Ancient Library rabbithole in your neighborhood, and Union Cove doesn’t have that. So now I’m worried…

We interrupt this program to bring to you the unsung hero of this Dynasty, Mr. T. He’s the cat that moved in with Rob Kennedy, and he’s always been around to give the madly skilling people a Social boost when they needed it.

I feel sort of bad for him and for Rob. When I’m done with the Dynasty they’re getting resurrected and released into the wild for sure…

Angelus’ faces worry me. He went on a field trip to the science center and the teacher pop-up came up saying “Get out of that Faraday Cage!”. I’m wondering if he’s plotting anything.

His paintings are also… Unique. I think it’s the Neurotic trait.

The twins are finally aging up, with the whole family in attendance. It’s around 4 am, though. I can never get their sleep schedules anywhere close to realistic, especially with the good beds. Not that many of them sleep…

William and Darla. Master’s mouth and eyes, but we do have red hair! I rolled for traits, and William is now Good, Excitable Virtuoso (he’ll be the one to do the art/sculpting/photography after Liz passes on), and Darla is an Insane Genius that Loves the Outdoors.

The twins aged up on Leisure day so Liz took them out to the festival for some family time. Family time that sadly doesn’t include Master, since he’s chained to his garden/consigning/elixir-throwing. By the way, do you know why Master’s Gardening career went so slowly? I was selling stuff out of his inventory because I forgot how much money consigning brings… I’m now consigning religiously.

This is an interesting way of deciding who momma’s favorite is, guys.

Especially since momma’s favorite is clearly her career…

I’m being mean. Liz is a great mom – was all through the kids babyhood/toddlerhood, actually. She’s one of those sims that are always on top of things.

Family time ended with Liz riding off to fish some more while kids got home on their own. I like this picture because twins became instant best friends the first day they aged up and Angelus is the heir, so he’s always away doing heir things, never in on the game. D’aaaaw… I think I’m putting more thought into it than I should.

Keeping the flame alive is hard in a Dynasty household, but Liz and Master carved a couple of hours in the evening after Liz came home from fishing for angelfish. Master’s elder birthday is coming up soon, and he’s at Level 9 of his Gardening career with a lot of money still to earn. The cheese plants for the second gardening opportunity are also growing very slowly, but aside from those two things everything else is on track.

This is a bonus shot. Remember my Logic plan? It happened. Liz maxed out Logic, then tutored Rob in it, and then Rob spent four days passing on his knowledge of Photography and Painting to her. But since we had two toddlers at the house and Master was always in the garden or throwing elixirs at people they had to stay in the nursery so that whenever Darla or William needed something they’d be on hand. They had apples in their inventories and subsisted on that, invigorating elixirs and elixirs of bliss. 


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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2014, 04:04:56 PM »
Malley, thanks :) I've only just tried the tutoring system now, and I can't believe I played without it...

Mastermind Immortal Dynasty Chapter 3

Welcome back to the Mastermind household, where gardening is done in footie pajamas or formalwear, and fishing is done in your mayoral duds. For Dynasty historians and connoisseurs out there – Liz’ boss is Bubblegum Dreamweaver. And since Darla rolled Loves the Outdoors she’ll be our deathfish procurer and collector.

And do you hear the cheering? 6 days to his elderhood Master maxed out his Gardener career. I’m enrolling him into Science career to get some opportunities for him before it’s too late. He’s still not done with his last skill challenge, has more opportunities to complete, friends to make and a property to purchase. The last two will be easy, though.

This is our newly upgraded property, Upper Lake Fishing Spot. We made a place there for the Vault of Antiquity rabbithole. The tower thing is a shell for now, until I figure out what to put there…

And this is Liz catching her first deathfish.

Just as gardening in footie pajamas is a tradition for Master, painting in footie pajamas is a tradition for Angelus.

And it’s another tradition for Rob to be just out of shot with these pictures… Another metaphor, I suppose.

Still his mother’s eyes. I’m not quite sure about the makeover, but this is how I imagined an Eccentric, Perfectionist and Neurotic teen to look like. By the way, I chose Savvy Sculptor as Angelus’ fourth trait, trying to trigger the Descendant of DaVinci LTW. He’s been rolling money LTWs and pet LTWs, but I click out of those…

Darla rolled a Master Magician LTW, and I agreed. Why not?

Rob is getting on in years, so I rushed his sculpture/portrait taking… Let me know how you feel, rob, why don’t you :D

On Week 6 Day 1 I got a message that Master and Liz had a 1-year anniversary that day… I took them to the Zen Park where they’d gotten married a year before, and they celebrated with an obligatory Dip Kiss.

Week 6, Day 2. We have ingredients for Ambrosia and a cook to make it… Only those potions and opportunities to go, Master!

Master finally finished growing the cheese for the Outstandingly Rare opportunity, and the first one he got after that was Free Vacation. I looked at it for a full minute before finally taking it. Can’t be choosy.

That meant Gardening 0 Angelus was left with the greenhouse… I considered just demolishing one of the walls and letting the plants go dormant (it was autumn and already chilly) but in the end I didn’t want Master’s planted steaks and patties to skip growing time, so I left it.

The common mythology is that while the parents are away the kids are going nuts, but it went a little bit like my own experience at staying at home alone went… The same stuff, only with less noise. Angelus rolled a want to throw a teen party, but the problem with that was that he knew no one of teen age.  I’m not sure there ARE kids in this town, to be honest… Whenever I choose ‘meet new friends’ at school for any of the Gen2 children they never meet anyone…

The greenhouse took Angelus forever to even water so the plants didn’t wilt, which resulted in him missing two days of school. But the plans stayed alive, and Gardening is a free skill, so it’s okay. And he might have missed two days of school, but he didn’t miss his prom! According to the pop-ups he got in a fight, got crowned King, got rejected for a dance, went through a prom backdrop, and is now in a relationship with Hubert Jordon. And in case you’re wondering, yes, Hubert is a guy’s name. Curiouser and curiouser 

Rob came back from the vacation 91 years old, so first order of business was to pass on his cooking skill to Liz, who became a knowledge holder for all the stuff the households needs to be able to do. She knows Fishing, Sculpting, Cooking and Photography, which is basically everything, since Painting is very easy to skill up and Master has a handle on Gardening. Since Darla is a Genius I’m thinking she’ll hold a similar position later.

The twins got aged up in front of their respective skilling objects the same day their parents got home.

Master’s mouth can look quite unfortunate, I found >_> But William rolled Irresistible for his fourth trait, so it doesn’t seem to bother him any. Darla looks like I spent hours in CAS fiddling with sliders creating her… Just stunning. She rolled Hopeless Romantic as her fourth trait. This is going to be interesting…

In case anyone’s keeping track: Angelus – Eccentric, Neurotic, Perfectionist, Savvy Sculptor; Darla – Insane, Genius, Loves the Outdoors, Hopeless Romantic; William – Good, Excitable, Virtuoso, Irresistible. Also, our Dynasty heir is gay. o_O It will be an interesting generation…

Master aged up too, and sadly lost both his spiffy creature of the night everyday duds and footie pajamas… I had to make do with bunny ear slippers. Here you can see him already madeover, playing with Mr T while Rob keeps instructing Liz in cooking even though she’d gone invisible.

Angelus’ birthday present is a guitar to go along with his Virtuoso trait. He immediately rolled Master of the Arts LTW, which I promptly locked in for him.

I took Angelus out to meet his prom sweetheart. This is Hubert Jordon. He has a certain bad boy appeal… By which I mean the cowboy hat makes him look like a douche. The traits that Angelus figured out were Flirty and Family-Oriented. Angelus got his first kiss and then immediately got a wish to brush his teeth three times. I guess that’s Neurotic sims for you :D

I missed the shot with the LTR points, but this is Liz maxing out her Cooking skill. Rob doesn’t have anything else to do in the Dynasty house. At 94 years old he finally gets to pursue writing… Sorry Rob. There will be a lot of free time to write in the afterlife, and I promise you get your LTR when I resurrect you.

This is Ayame Jin. A Jar of Potent friendship thrown at her was our 49th elixir.

And this was the 50th. Yes, I decided to make Angelus a witch too. Well, I mean Master decided, obviously. Because he is a true evil mastermind. *shifty eyes*

I honestly have no idea why I never tried to tutoring thing before. It’s so much easier! One conversation and William almost maxed out his Photography and Angelus got his grades back up after his 2-day greenhouse slavery.

Speaking of the greenhouse, Master now has help with it, which is good, considering he has to leave for work at 8 am. He only has one more opportunity to go (he’s completed Alchemical Mastery and Outstanding Tasting Ingredients). So next time we’ll find out if he does complete his requirements or if I throw my computer to the ground and run off into the night, sobbing.

I forgot doing Inventing could set you on fire… But Angelus is still a very respectful young lad, he doesn’t forget to say hi to the Dynasty helper passing by in his underwear…

At this point I’ve written as far as I’ve played, so the updates will come slower now… Also, in the next chapter: Rob’s devious plan to sabotage the dynasty…