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Power of 10/3.17: Caprice, Thy Name is Woman (14 Oct update)
« on: August 31, 2019, 08:00:13 AM »
What Pries Glory? A Power of 10 Dynasty

Prologue
Pries Dynasty Stats

The Founder: Erwin Pries
1.1: Life in the Fast Lane
1.2: I'm a Family Man!
1.3: Requirements, For the Wynn
1.4: Party Crashers
                        1.5: Time for Teens
                        1.6: We Are Family!
                        1.7: A Hectic Final Week

Gen2 Heir: Wynn Pries
2.8: Wynn's New Everything
2.9: The Dock of the Bay
2.10: My Evil Twin
                                2.11: Curses and Blessings
                                2.12: Night Moves

Gen3 Heir: Brise Pries
3.13: Wind in the Willow(s)
3.14: Surviving Triplet Toddlers
3.15: Stormy Sunday
                            3.16: Window Shopping
                            3.17: Caprice, Thy Name is Woman

Gen4 Heir: Beatrix Pries
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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 08:12:23 AM »
Prologue

Hey there, my name's Erwin Pries. (In case you missed the livestream, my family name rhymes with "nice.")
That's me about a week ago, selling curios in my little shack without a care in the world.
Actually, I had lots of cares then, considering things in my hometown of Strangerville had been going progressively downhill.
That's when some sim and his so-called Watchette rolled into town like tumbleweeds. Whoosh!

Anyway, after I helped the dude solve Strangerville's big mystery, his Watchette pops the big question...
She says to me, "Hey Erwin, you feelin' up to a challenge?"


I thoughtlessly replied in the affirmative, after which everything started going haywire.
First, I suffered the various indignities of a make-over.
A little nip and tuck, longer hair, my nose is now a little less hawkish, and of course, a new wardrobe.
(Not to worry! I still have my illuminati T-shirt and colander hat!)

Next, I learn that I must leave Strangerville and move to Oasis Springs.
Apparently, this town ain't big enough for the both of us…


Arriving in Oasis Springs, I begged to live in Bedrock Strait.
I mean, just look at this hood--it's as dusty and grungy as my hometown! With a trailer, even!


Instead, I'm chauffeured off to a gated community.
(I know it looks like only an arch, but believe me: it's gated!)
I've become the newest resident of an exclusive neighborhood known as Skyward Palms.


And this here's my new home sweet home.
The only thing I'm keen about is its name: Arid Ridge.


Last week, a homeless conspiracy theorist.
Today, the founder of a ten-generation lineage and soon-to-be family man.
My scrawny shoulders feel crushed under these weighty new responsibilities.
Am I truly up to this?


Psyche!
I've got what it takes to slay those founder's requirements! Um, I hope.
Anyway, check out my sleazy neighbors across the street!
If they can make it here, so can I.  Right? Right!?


Watcher's note: I changed Erwin's top but you can still "see" the beeping of a planted bug.

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What Pries Glory? (Dynasty Stats)
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 08:14:48 AM »
Meet the Pries Family (Dynasty Stats)
Total Museum Value: $149,000

Founder: Erwin Pries
Museum value: $14,000


Traits: Erratic, Paranoid, Geek
Lot: Arid Ridge (Skyward Palms, Oasis Springs)
Spouse: Mia Rodek (Unflirty, Materialistic, Foodie)
Children: Wynn and Zoe (twin girls); Mark and Mathew (twin boys); Stella (alien)
Move-out requirements: 10/10
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Gen 2: Wynn Pries
Museum value: $135,000

Traits: Inquisitive; Music Lover, Loves the Outdoors, Cheerful
Childhood aspirations: all four
Main Bonus traits: Top-Notch Toddler; Scouting Aptitude; Responsible, Compassionate, Good Manners, Emotional Control
Lot: Ye Olde Salt House (Spice Market, San Myshuno)
Spouse: Vicente Lara (Child of the Islands, Insider, Clumsy)
Children: Brise and Fynn (twin boys); Lizette and Shea (twin girls)
Move-out requirements: 10/10
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Gen 3: Brise Pries
Museum value:

Traits: Inquisitive; Loves the Outdoors, Cheerful, Perfectionist
Childhood aspirations: all four
Main Bonus traits: Top-Notch Toddler; Scouting Aptitude; Responsible, Good Manners, Compassionate, Emotional Control
Lot: Hallow Slough (Pendula View, Willow Creek)
Spouse: Arihi Vainu'upo (Elemental; Dancing Machine, Neat, Perfectionist)
Children: Beatrix, Helen, and Bunny (triplets)
Move-out requirements: 10/10
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Gen 4: Beatrix Pries
Museum value:
(Image to be determined)
Traits: Inquisitive; Cheerful, Geek, Loves the Outdoors
Childhood aspirations: all four
Main bonus traits: Sulani Mana; Top-Notch Toddler; Emotionally Controlled, Compassionate, Good Manners, Responsible.
Lot: The Summer House (Windenburg Countryside)
Spouse: Camilio Escobar
Children:
Move-out requirements: 0/10
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Gen 5: ? Pries
Museum value:
(Image to be determined)
Traits:
Bonus traits:
Lot:
Spouse:
Children:
Move-out requirements: 0/10
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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 10:13:48 AM »
Oooo! Can't wait to follow Erwin's adventures!

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2019, 11:12:29 AM »
Good luck, oshizu. :) It's nice to see new Dynasty stories.

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2019, 11:34:03 AM »
YAY! Erwin looks great.

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2019, 01:42:56 PM »
oshizu!  Ten of everything!!! Awesome.  So far I'm loving Erwin and his make over.  You kept his traits?  Wow!  Can hardly wait to read how it all transpires.  It's nice to see someone writing stories again.
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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2019, 05:10:55 PM »
Yay, awesim start Oshizu

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2019, 09:20:42 PM »
Thanks, everyone, for your kind words of support and encouragement!

@Shewolf13 and @Metropolis Man
This won't be a story with dozens and dozens of chapters (yeah, yeah, y'all can breathe a sigh of relief now), but I haven't really decided what I want to do yet.
Ideally, it will stay short and sweet. Oh, and also successful, hopefully.

@reggikko   
Yep, yep, Erwin is a super cutie! I might have plucked his eyebrows a little, lol.

@Joria         
Well, yes, of course, I've kept Erwin's traits. They're part of what makes him so adorkable.
If I find I can't complete his requirements on time, I'll just restart. I've never finished one of these dynasty challenges without a few failed attempts first. ;)

@Deklitch   
Thanks! Sadly, Erwin doesn't have a fabulous hook like your founder and his grasshopper, uh, cricket... :)

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2019, 09:36:39 PM »
@oshizu

Awww, I love your stories ^^ But I'm happy to read about your journey, either way ^^

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2019, 09:49:47 PM »
@oshizu

Awww, I love your stories ^^ But I'm happy to read about your journey, either way ^^

You're so sweet, Wolfie!
It took me several days to figure out how to crop screenshots--I've pretty much forgotten how to edit screenshots.
My plan is to keep my narrative goals low by doing "highlight" chapters. :)

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2019, 10:46:08 PM »
lol oh dear. I know how that goes. I am just getting back into trying to get my RKC going again and am trying to create a cohesive map using the maps from the sims' worlds, but I am failing miserably XD

Really looking forward to seeing more of what Erwin gets up to ^^

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2019, 09:51:31 PM »
Good luck to Edwin! By sleazy neighbors, could he mean the Calientes? I'd recommend Dina for a spouse if so.
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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2019, 02:54:54 AM »
1.1: Life in the Fast Lane

It's me again, Erwin Pries. Thanks for stopping once more.
My new life bewilders, so I truly appreciate your moral support.
I can't imagine how I'll be able to complete all those requirements.

With my starting funds of $10,000, I quickly sketch out a floor plan for a house.
Well, yeah, I imagine my future family would prefer to live above ground, right?
I'm going for the look of those double-shotgun houses in downtown Strangerville.

You're probably wondering about that weird narrow room on the left.


That's the staircase leading down to the basement.
For a paranoid sim like myself, a bunker is paradise. Preppers unite!
Maybe I can have a subterranean science lab someday!


Surprisingly, I rather love my new job in the Scientist career.
Funds are still tight, so showering at the gym is one way I make scientific breakthroughs.
The gym's also a great place for socializing. Will I ever meet other like-minded souls?


By the way, my spouse hunt isn't going well, but not through any fault of mine.
All the female sims I've met so far have been either adults or teenagers. WTH?

My watcher's hoping I'll meet someone nice at The Lab.
Unfortunately, both my female co-workers are already adults.
This one here's a mean kleptomaniac, though, so who even cares how old she is?


Hey, I think I might have found The One! She's a young adult named Mia Rodek.
I run into her Wednesday morning at the Rattlesnake Juice Bar, just before my work shift.
All I know about her so far is that she's Unflirty.


Seriously? Unflirty? You could have fooled me!
You think she comes on to all the guys like this? No time to find out until later.


I've been working 11-hour shifts this week, from 10 am until 9 pm.
Tonight, I just get home when a guy with a pasty complexion pays me a visit.
That guy gives me the creeps, so I invite Mia somewhere else to chat.


Mia: Erwin, why are you so dressed up?
Erwin: The big question is, why aren't you? Shimizu has a formal dress code.
Mia: Oooh, I've always wanted to dine here. And I'd like to get to know you better, too.

Watcher's note: I can't believe how cute Erwin looks in his formal wear. Squee!


Waiter: Is everything all right, sir?
Erwin: Gah, everyone is talking about me! Look there's my neighbor Katrina without her boytoy!


Over a late dinner, I learn that Mia is an unflirty, materialistic foodie.
Our traits don't really match, but we get along quite well.
She must not like what I ordered for her, though. She leaves her food untouched after one bite.

Two great things happen tonight at Shimizu.
First, I complete my goal of earning 10,000 satisfaction points.
Soon after, Mia agrees to move in with me!


Personally, I feel like our relationship is moving a bit too fast.
But, who am I to say? I've never had a girlfriend before Mia.
Our watcher is relentless.
She insists we visit the Perfect Balance Spa to, um, celebrate.

As you know, I have zero experience with girls and dating, but I really wanna know….
If Mia is unflirty, what are the flirty girls like?


I swear Mia and I didn't try for baby at the spa!
Surely you can imagine my shock when I hear Mia vomiting in the bathroom.
Briefly, I wonder who the father is, cuz I know it isn't me.

What a relief to hear her phone Shimizu to report food poisoning!
And don't you dare tell her that I ever doubted her virtue.


While I'm at work on Friday, Mia spends the day with Moira Fyres and Mila Munch.
She's learning to garden from Moira, whereas she shares the Foodie trait with Mila.

To be honest, I was just happy to find a halfway-decent young adult as my partner.
But post-makeover Mia is unbelievably gorgeous!


Mia loves gardening. It's like the bees love her almost as much as I do!
She wants to be a stay-at-home mom, and that's fine with me.


Thanks to the funds Mia brought with her, we've added walls and roofing to our home.
No wall or floor coverings yet. No windows yet, either.

Next week, I really need to prioritize an income-generating activity.
I have Level 5 Handiness, so woodworking is probably how I'll roll.


Saturday, I literally spend from sunrise to sunset doing odd jobs!
In the evening, I invite Mia out to dinner at Villa Bovine.
I wish I knew a more romantic place to propose to Mia, but she says yes, anyway.
We're engaged!


Mia's so excied about throwing our wedding party Sunday afternoon.
In the morning, I hope to squeeze in a few more odd jobs.
I'll leave the wedding plans up to Mia and her friends.


Mia: What are we doing at Aham Ashram so early Sunday morning?
Erwin: Well, first of all, Wellness is an essential skill for every new parent.
Mia: And…?
Erwin: Okay, busted. This is my 10th community lot so we're all taking a yoga class.


Coming next: A wedding party, a try for twins, and the birth of the heir.

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Gen 1/Week 1 Stats

Spouse (fiancee): Mia Rodek
Children: coming soon
Move-out requirements:
    1. Career: Scientist 3
    2. Unique skill: Comedy 6
✔️3. Earned 10k satisfaction points: 10,000/10,000 sp
    4. Earned $10,000: $5,009/$10,000
    5. 10 good friends: 5/10 (1/2 non-human)
    6. 10 freelance gigs or odd jobs: 7/10
    7. 10 parties: 0/10
    8. 10 whims for 10 different emotions: 7/10 whims
✔️9. 10 different community lots for min. 2 hrs each: 10/10
  10. 10-item collection: TBD

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2019, 06:02:37 AM »
I love the different ways we're approaching the challenge. :)

I should probably toddle Mr Cricket off to start his career sooner rather than later, shouldn't I? <G>

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2019, 08:44:20 AM »
Wow, Mia is so pretty! I love Erwin’s paranoid trait and he looks pretty awesome, too. I never think about laying out a floor plan like that, but it’s brilliant. I am definitely stealing that!

Can’t wait to see the nooboo. I was hoping mine would get Catalina’s red hair but no such luck.

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2019, 10:51:22 AM »
I don’t have strangerville so it’s nice to meet a new character, and I love how you write Erwin, he’s very funny. Looking forward to more!

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2019, 12:25:07 PM »
I love the different ways we're approaching the challenge. :)

I should probably toddle Mr Cricket off to start his career sooner rather than later, shouldn't I? <G>

I don't know about other simmers, Deklitch, but maxing a career is the requirement that always takes me the longest.
So, I had Erwin join the Scientist career at Level 1. After 5 work-days, he's a 1/2 tick away from Scientist 4, even with staying late at The Lab.

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2019, 12:39:31 PM »
Wow, Mia is so pretty! I love Erwin’s paranoid trait and he looks pretty awesome, too. I never think about laying out a floor plan like that, but it’s brilliant. I am definitely stealing that!

Can’t wait to see the nooboo. I was hoping mine would get Catalina’s red hair but no such luck.

Erwin's such an unpredictable sim and really fun to play. When I wasn't paying attention, he got a DNA sample from Mila Munch and stole a mistletoe kiss from unflirty Mia, haha.
Mia was literally the only young adult sim Erwin met who was female and not a premade sim. And her traits are "not bad."

I'm a big fan of free floor plans! Also, I'm not good at building a single room and expanding the house from that room on the fly.
Ground-level foundation is free, as you know. The floor covering "construction-quality concrete" is also free and comes in 6-7 colors. So handy!

I looked very closely at your preview screenshot of Catalina, Joaquin, and wondered about his hair color.
Hmmm, Erwin & Mia might have to double their chances and have two kids....

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2019, 12:43:39 PM »
I do like the garden and the bees. And... I didn't know toddlers could eat sage. And spandrels. spandrels!

I feel like I need to reread the rules so I know what everyone is attempting.
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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2019, 12:44:27 PM »
I don’t have strangerville so it’s nice to meet a new character, and I love how you write Erwin, he’s very funny. Looking forward to more!

In EA's Strangerville trailer, Erwin is the first ever sim to be shown speaking English rather than Simlish.
I'm happy to hear you find his antics funny! I hope you continue to enjoy him.
Have you already started your Power of Ten Dynasty, Meg? Looking forward to learning your choice of founder. :)

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2019, 01:01:09 PM »
I do like the garden and the bees. And... I didn't know toddlers could eat sage. And spandrels. spandrels!

I feel like I need to reread the rules so I know what everyone is attempting.

Thank you for dropping in!
I loathe being poor and unable to keep building, lol! Besides fruit and veggies, toddlers can also eat herbs (incl. those from Granite Falls) for +1 Happy.
I confess I've never tried the catnip herbs, though.

In a nutshell, you choose a founder (premade, gallery sim, or one of your Eugenics spares). The founder moves into an empty lot, gets a job, marries, and has a kid or two.
When the founder completes all the requirements, the heir moves to an empty lot and does the whole process again. Every heir must move to a different town.
Rinse and repeat for 10 generations.

Hey, I have a splendid idea. Why don't you start this challenge with a YA clone of Ahilac?
It might kill you inside, though, to constantly have to restart with a new heir who is too poor to build a nice house. ;)

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2019, 01:14:19 PM »
That's the value of a forum. All the stuff I don't know yet. I haven't finished one house after 6 generations...

I've been reading over the rules, and I'm fairly sure simoleons aren't a major obstacle. There are ways to play strategically around that. I think my real frustration would be (will be? *sigh* Ahilac…) a new house with appliances that aren't upgraded. I've copied the spreadsheet. I am considering this.

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Vacuous Green house (I totes like this one)
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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2019, 01:54:48 PM »
@oshizu :  Where to start?  Ok, first of all I LOVE Erwin and his bunker.  He looks so cozy there and while he wanted an above ground house it's always nice to have a bunker, just in case.  His house is adorable and....oh my goodness laying out a floor plan and FREE??!!  Wow!  I always learn something from you.  Back to Erwin, what a dude!  Meets an unflirty girl and the next thing you know, true love and a move in already!  I like finding the ones that are not "regular" prebuilts because they are always interesting and usually are quite attractive with only one slightly negative trait.  Being a stay at home Mom is perfect for her and will shortly be bringing in some cash.  Erwin will be able to sell potions he makes and don't forget all those dig sites at work!  I almost went with scientist but...considering what I'm building my story around, gardening was the one for me.  Can hardly wait to see what comes next.
@Heart Foam: Oh do join in!  Even if you are "living in the raw" there are ways to make even that posh and you are just the one to do it.
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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (2 Sep update)
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2019, 01:00:08 AM »
That's the value of a forum. All the stuff I don't know yet. I haven't finished one house after 6 generations...

I've been reading over the rules, and I'm fairly sure simoleons aren't a major obstacle. There are ways to play strategically around that. I think my real frustration would be (will be? *sigh* Ahilac…) a new house with appliances that aren't upgraded. I've copied the spreadsheet. I am considering this.

DO IT, DO IT, DO IT! Seeing/reading how you approach the Challenge will be ever so much Fun!
Plus it would be fantastic to see Ahilac in a new story all her own. ;)



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