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Baby Boomer 2018
« on: July 30, 2018, 05:39:56 AM »
Baby Boomer 2018



Goal
It's time once again for the annual forum favorite - Baby Boomer. As always the goal is for your starting couple to have as many kids as possible - age them up quickly in order to make room for more kids.

General Challenge Rules
The General Challenge Rules always apply. If applicable, exceptions will be noted below.

Specific Challenge Rules
  • Create two YA in CAS (relationship = spouse), the father must be Alien or Human and cannot change. Other household members' life states are player choice.
  • The "Genius" and "Creative" traits are banned for the whole household.
  • You must choose the Private Dwelling lot trait to prevent abductions, and no moving allowed.
  • No more than two adoptions (babies only) allowed per week. Weeks begin on Sundays at 8 a.m.
  • The only additions allowed are adopted babies or babies born in the household to the mother.
  • Completed Teen aspirations should be unique.
  • The game ends when your father ages up to Elder.

Aging Up and Moving Out the Kids
  • A Baby may only be aged up early if both parents are Good Friends with the baby.
  • You may only age up a Toddler early if they are potty trained and have lvl 2 in all skills.
  • You may only age up a Child early if they have finished an Aspiration and have a B school average.
  • You may only age up a Teen early if they have a B school average, lvl 2 at a teen job, and a BFF.
  • You may only move out a Young Adult if they have finished a unique Aspiration and maxed a unique skill.

Scoring

Your score is based on how many Young Adults have been moved out at the point when your father ages up to Elder. You also receive points based on the life stage of the remaining offspring in the household:

YA Out — 5 pts for every Young Adult moved out.
YA In — 4 pts for every Young Adult remaining.
Teen — 3 pts for every Teen remaining.
Child — 2 pts for every Child remaining.
Toddler — 1 pts for every Toddler remaining.
Total — Add all the columns together to obtain your Total.

A spreadsheet to help keep you organized can be found here. Thanks, Lena.

Ch-Ch-Changes
The team does not want to edit and make changes to the ruleset once this event goes live, but we may have to. If an exploit is brought to our attention or we discover something else we reserve the right to ask affected players to redo their effort.

Have Questions?
Please think hard before you ask in the challenge thread because it may be strategy. What you may consider an innocent question could cause another player to go — “oh, I did not think of doing that.” It’s always safer to PM everyone on the team (Metro, LenaLJ, MarianT, and sdhoey) for clarifications. Thanks.

And the Winner is...
After this event has closed everyone is encouraged to discuss how they approached the event, but the winner especially is expected to do so in detail.

This Event is Now Closed

Player                                 YA Out     YA In     Teen     Child     Toddler          Total
oshizu                            8520------105
GlazeyLady                            8512----299
LenaLJ                            85462--97
Tynynounours                            7012----183
sdhoey                            5083--162
BallerinaHippo                            5046--161
Isabelalabe                            45434258
HelenP                            408--4--52
Eighty8Keys                            301232148
JocyMc                            30123--247
SueDenim                            30434243
Nikitachi                            25466--41
Whimsical Peanut                            25832139
Nomac                            30--34138
workingmum8                            20862137
Metropolis Man                            25432--34
jewels129                            208----230
coolsim9999999                            --203----23
Noyo                            20----2123
CynKuy                            --1262--20
junegem                            --892--19

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 06:44:38 PM »
Should the two YA sims start as "married" or "roommates"?



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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 07:19:45 PM »
Should the two YA sims start as "married" or "roommates"?

Oh, good question. I am surprised that did not come up as the team was looking over the rules. Hmmmm....I guess it comes down to either we want it a little harder or easier in the beginning given a married couple will have that base relationship strength. Let's go with married. I have always looked at Baby Boomer events as a couple starting a family on day 1, not two Sims meeting for the first time.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 11:16:39 PM »
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Aging Up and Moving Out the Kids
A Baby may only be aged up early if both parents are Good Friends with the baby.
You may only age up a Toddler early if they are potty trained and have lvl 2 in all skills.
You may only age up a Child early if they have finished an Aspiration and have a B school average.
You may only age up a Teen early if they have a B school average, lvl 2 at a teen job, and a BFF.
You may only move out a Young Adult if they have finished a unique Aspiration and maxed a unique skill.

I have two questions about the early age-up conditions.
They are probably obvious questions, but I'd like to be sure.
1. Does "potty trained" mean Level 3 potty skill?
2. May the BFF live either inside or outside the active household?

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 06:31:09 AM »
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Aging Up and Moving Out the Kids
A Baby may only be aged up early if both parents are Good Friends with the baby.
You may only age up a Toddler early if they are potty trained and have lvl 2 in all skills.
You may only age up a Child early if they have finished an Aspiration and have a B school average.
You may only age up a Teen early if they have a B school average, lvl 2 at a teen job, and a BFF.
You may only move out a Young Adult if they have finished a unique Aspiration and maxed a unique skill.

I have two questions about the early age-up conditions.
They are probably obvious questions, but I'd like to be sure.
1. Does "potty trained" mean Level 3 potty skill?

Yes.

2. May the BFF live either inside or outside the active household?

Your choice.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 07:11:05 AM »
Thank you for your responses!

Question #3: I'm on my way back! I even started a practice file for Jokers Wild.  *cheesy grin

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 12:41:18 PM »
Thank you for your responses!

Question #3: I'm on my way back! I even started a practice file for Jokers Wild.  *cheesy grin

I'm loving your Sharebears, but I'm really glad to see you getting back into the challenges!



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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 05:22:59 AM »
Added the word "completed" to the following rule...

  • Completed Teen aspirations should be unique.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 05:55:52 AM »
Added the word "completed" to the following rule...

  • Completed Teen aspirations should be unique.

Another question: What if a Teen / YA completes more than 1 aspiration - do all completed aspirations need to be unique, or will just one per Sim do?

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 06:23:20 AM »
Added the word "completed" to the following rule...

  • Completed Teen aspirations should be unique.

Another question: What if a Teen / YA completes more than 1 aspiration - do all completed aspirations need to be unique, or will just one per Sim do?

As long as every Teen has one completed Aspiration that no other Teen has completed (i.e. unique), then it does not matter how many your Teen does.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2018, 12:35:10 AM »
Added the word "completed" to the following rule...

  • Completed Teen aspirations should be unique.

Another question: What if a Teen / YA completes more than 1 aspiration - do all completed aspirations need to be unique, or will just one per Sim do?

As long as every Teen has one completed Aspiration that no other Teen has completed (i.e. unique), then it does not matter how many your Teen does.

Ok, thanks a lot.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2018, 03:37:53 PM »
@MissSeaGal -- I deleted your post because it might give others ideas. ;) The answer is yes.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2018, 04:05:22 PM »
@MissSeaGal -- I deleted your post because it might give others ideas. ;) The answer is yes.

Great, wanted to make sure I followed the rules, and I didn't read it in the rules so just,wanted to clarify.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2018, 07:13:47 AM »
Nikitachi, I deleted your question as well. The answer is "yes." Just a reminder to everyone that many questions would be better asked in a PM to the team...

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2018, 08:27:22 AM »
Hello. Just to be sure, the banned traits are for everyone, or only the parents?

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2018, 08:32:59 AM »
Hello. Just to be sure, the banned traits are for everyone, or only the parents?

I am pretty sure when the team discussed that we were meaning for parents, so let me make that clear in the rules. Team -- if you feel those traits need to cover the whole household, then speak up right away given this event is now live.

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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2018, 10:14:40 AM »
Hello. Just to be sure, the banned traits are for everyone, or only the parents?

I am pretty sure when the team discussed that we were meaning for parents, so let me make that clear in the rules. Team -- if you feel those traits need to cover the whole household, then speak up right away given this event is now live.

Those where for the whole household, when it was discussed.
We decided to ban those two instead of making random traits.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2018, 11:08:55 AM »
Oh, ok -- my aging brain once again forgot. Lol..ty, Lena. I will edit the rules.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2018, 05:07:14 PM »
Hello. Just to be sure, the banned traits are for everyone, or only the parents?

I am pretty sure when the team discussed that we were meaning for parents, so let me make that clear in the rules. Team -- if you feel those traits need to cover the whole household, then speak up right away given this event is now live.

Those where for the whole household, when it was discussed.
We decided to ban those two instead of making random traits.

Does this mean we get to choose the traits for all the offspring, including toddler traits?

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2018, 05:11:19 PM »
Hello. Just to be sure, the banned traits are for everyone, or only the parents?

I am pretty sure when the team discussed that we were meaning for parents, so let me make that clear in the rules. Team -- if you feel those traits need to cover the whole household, then speak up right away given this event is now live.

Those where for the whole household, when it was discussed.
We decided to ban those two instead of making random traits.

Does this mean we get to choose the traits for all the offspring, including toddler traits?

Yes, as long as you follow this rule...

  • The "Genius" and "Creative" traits are banned for the whole household.


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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2018, 08:25:41 PM »
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The "Genius" and "Creative" traits are banned for the whole household.

I am assuming this is because you don't want any to have any free moodlets and Focused and Creative are the ones that would be most helpful in this challenge, right? (Kids don't exercise so Energized is pretty useless for them and the others are either needed for aspirations or negative so they wouldn't give any benefits.)

I am assuming clubs and lot traits are unrestricted? Just asking.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2018, 08:33:02 PM »
I am assuming clubs and lot traits are unrestricted? Just asking.

Yes, on clubs. You have to choose the Private Dwelling lot trait, but that's the only mandatory one.

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2018, 09:18:36 AM »
I am confused. BFF is best friend forever, right? Is best friend and BFF the same thing? If not, what’s the difference?

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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2018, 12:22:35 PM »
When the father in the household, John Kelly, aged up to Elder, he and his wife had the following offspring remaining:
YA Out 0
YA In 5
Teen 1
Child 0
Toddler 0

Therefore, my score is:
5 YAs In X 4 pts = 20 pts
1 Teens X 3 pts = 3 pts
20 pts + 3 pts = 23 pts

Total 23 points

This was a wicked awesome challenge --- and I got one point more than last year 8)!
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Re: Baby Boomer 2018
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2018, 12:24:22 PM »
I am confused. BFF is best friend forever, right? Is best friend and BFF the same thing? If not, what’s the difference?
@Isabelalabe --- Yes,it's the same thing :).  Good luck on your scoring file!
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