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The Belmondo BACC: Prologue
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 12:00:49 AM »
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Belmondo BACC: The Challenge Rules
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Belmondo BACC: Prologue
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 12:10:14 AM »

Prologue: What Happened?





Various voices:
*I still don't understand what we're doing here!
*Yeah, I thought we were all headed toward that new colony on Mars.
*Well, we were, but then our our spacecraft crashed here. We're all  lucky to be alive!


Various voices:
*What went wrong? How could we have crash-landed here? Where are we, exactly?
*We seem to have landed on a habitable world, but I can't find it on any of my maps.
*Well, we're stuck here now. Our spacecraft's toast along with most of our supplies.
*No kidding! We'll have to start over again from scratch. *sighs


Leilani (left): Marlon, you were going to be supervisor for our settlement on Mars. You should take charge now.
Marlon (right): That's fine with me. Let's start with self-introductions. I'll go first.


Marlon: I'm Marlon Pries. I'm from StrangerVille but have many Selvadoradan ancestors.
My father worked as a Covert Operator, so I'm pretty good at techie stuff.
We'll be living off-the-grid at first, but my goal will be to set up power sources for us ASAP.


Leilani: I'm Leilani from Sulani.
I've known Marlon since grade school when his family spent a day at one of Sulani's beaches.
To ensure healthy living, I hope to raise and provide quality produce.


Mie (left): Jesper and I both hail from Copenhagen, but we only met recently on the spacecraft.


Mie: I've been trying to become a bestselling mystery novelist.
Marlon says he recovered a few laptops from the wreck, but we have no power.
Good thing I always keep a few notebooks in my handbag!
But journaling is NOT an easy way to learn Writing. I'm counting on you, Marlon!


Jesper: You may have heard of me before? My name's Jesper Noddesbro.
Not to be confused with my cousin, Jesper Brian N°ddesbo, world-famous handball player.
I'm a rather celebrated pro athlete, but I've also become interested in Wellness lately.
Though I don't need electricity to build Fitness, it would be nice to have a gym!


Takumi (left): Ayumi and I both lived in Japan but moved in completely different circles.
If not for the space journey, I doubt if we'd have ever met!

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Ayumi: I have always loved glazing at clouds and stars.
Takumi believes that he and I share nothing in common, but I love painting landscapes!
Hopefully, I can become a Painter Extraordinaire.


Takumi: I'm all about the great outdoors but I wish for two things.
One, I want to live somewhere with great fishing right near my home.
And two, I want to become a Scientist!
In this new world, both my wishes could come true!


Marlon: Our group certainly possesses a useful combo of skills and goals for community building.
Leilani: What shall we name our world?
Mie: What about Belmondo?
Marlon: After that French New Wave actor Jean-Paul Belmondo who rose to fame in the 1960s?

 
Mie: Of course not, silly. In Italian, "bel mondo" means beautiful world.
Ayumi: Oooh, that's perfect!

Takumi: Changing the subject, this world has to be inhabited by other intelligent life forms!
Marlon: I agree, Takumi. The roads and that arch didn't just appear out of nowhere! We'll just have to wait and see.


Jesper: Well, I'm pretty much talked out for today. When do we get started for real?
Marlon: What about we begin by spending some time together here on this lot where I've chosen to live?

Mie: Absolutely! We need to get to know each other better and coordinate our plans!
(Everyone else nods in agreement.)
Marlon: Great! Let's sleep on it and make a fresh start tomorrow.


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Build-A-City Challenge Rules
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 12:15:45 AM »
The BACC Challenge Rules

Last year, reggikko and I were exchanging messages one day about what challenges we looked forward to trying in the future.
She mentioned the Build-A-City Challenge, which I'd attempted several years ago and abandoned after 2 sim-weeks.
Since reggikko was planning to do one, though, I thought I would give the challenge another try.

There are multiple versions of BACC rulesets for The Sims 4. I will be following the BACC rules chosen by reggiko: Purzell's version.
Purzell's rules are linked below:
*Main Rules: https://ts4-bacc.tumblr.com/tagged/rules/chrono
*Update for Realm of Magic: https://ts4-bacc.tumblr.com/post/187551371960/realm-of-magic-rules-update

Optional rules:
*Starting funds: At the start of a new CAS household, I determine their starting funds by rolling a number from 1-5 which corresponds to $10,000-$50,000.
*Community lots: The building cost of community lots (but not their land) shall be paid by community funds, with the cost varying with the lot type.
*Community fund: Contributions come from taxes, household donations, and $5k for every newly earned settler (but only after they've moved into Belmondo).
*Seasons: Each BACC rotation consists of one week, with each season lasting two weeks.
  MCCC will be used to adjust the season to remain the same throughout each rotation. (I may not like this and change it later.)
*Ageing: Lifespan settings have been fixed, via MCCC, to the following days: Pregnancy (2), Nooboo (2), Toddler (7), Child (13), Teen (13), YA (30), Adult (40), Elder (20)

More optional rules (18 March 2020)
*Aspirations: Each settler is allowed to work on and complete as many aspirations as they wish.
  If a settler completes more than two unique aspirations, however, only two of them may be counted toward community unlocks, including the Joker mechanic.
*Housing: A household starting on a new lot may live in a 32-tile Micro House for the first week to avail of its garden growth boost.
  The Micro House may be enlarged to a 64-tile Tiny House for toddlers.
  After the toddler stage or by the end of that household's week, the household may decide whether to further enlarge their home to 65+ tiles (Small House or regular Residential lot).
  The only exception to this is when an heir has children in the ancestral home; such heir may temporarily downsize their home to a 64-tile Tiny House so that this Watcher can enjoy toddlers more.

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Sate of the World (Unlock-Related Stats)
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 12:17:41 AM »
State of the World (Unlock-Related Stats)

Fellow BACC player, Peregrine Took, has generously allowed me to copy the format of his Stats post.
The format has been revised to suit my gameplay and match my previous updates.
Under each category, the unlocks may occasionally be reordered to reflect the sequence in which they are completed.

Miscellaneous Unlocks:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Part-Time Jobs (Unlocks with Townies):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Community Lots:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Careers (Unlock with 5 households):
Note: *Once a non-branching career (like Scientist) or a career branch has been maxed, it remains permanently unlocked.
         *For unlimited job openings, complete all careers and career branches. (I'm stealing reggikko's idea above; there are too many careers to wait that long.)
         *Any sim may unlock a career and, even without joining a particular career, its branch requirement.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Unlocking New Towns:
✔️Starting town: Oasis Springs
✔️2nd town: Community lot types 4/4 (Windenburg)
✔️3rd town: Community lot types 7/7 (Newcrest & Magnolia Promenade)
✔️4th town:  Fabulously Wealthy aspiration (San Myshuno)
    (San Myshuno: 3rd or later neighborhood unlocked)
✔️5th town: Community lot types 10/10 (Willow Creek)
6th town: All community lot types (Brindleton Bay)

Not Counted in the "Town Count":
❗Forgotten Hollow: Vampire Lore 0/15
✔️Del Sol Valley & Drama Club: Fame Rank 2 (Mie Rick)
✔️StrangerVille - Alien abduction pregnancy OR Covert Operator career 0/10 (Takumi Tasaki)
✔️Sulani - Freelance Botanist (Helen Rizzo)
✔️Glimmerbrook: Master Vampire, Archaeology Scholar, or Painter Extraordinaire aspiration (Sofia Costa)
✔️Britechester - unlocked along with the 3rd town or completing the Academic aspiration
✔️Evergreen Harbor - Eco Innovator aspiration (used a Joker after maxing Fabrication to unlock the Civil Designer career)

CAS points banked: 11 points
Settlers on reserve: 13

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Belmondo BACC: Construction and Employment Agency
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 12:21:38 AM »
Construction & Employment Agency

The Department of Construction
For tracking the status of in-progress and new community lots, listing which community lot types have been unlocked and their construction status.

Community Lots under Planning
*Karaoko Bar:  Singing 0/10, Mixology 10/10
*Science & Tech Museum: Logic 10/10, Handiness 10/10, Rocket Science 0/10
*Pool:  Fitness 0/10, Wellness 0/10
*Nightclub: DJing 0/10, Dancing 5/5

Community Lots under Construction
*Retail store #1. Funding progress: 100% (sim owned).
*Arts Center: not built yet
*Cafe: not built yet

- - - - -

The Department of Employment
For posting and filling new job openings. 

Current Job Openings (🟢: Hiring; 🔴: No openings)
🟢Detective 0/1:
🟢Doctor 0/1:
🟢Scientist 1/4: Zeke Zouk, L5
🟢Astronaut 0/2:
🟢Athlete 0/1: (Jesper Rick)
🟢Business 1/2: Gilberto Costa (Management) L6
🟢Civil Designer 1/3: (Gail Flora, L3), (Ellis James)
🔴Conservationist: 2/2: Pania Mana (Environmental Mgr), L4; Khal Momoa, (Marine Biologist) L4
🔴Criminal 2/2: Kendall Elder, Boss 6; Laila Elder, L4
🟢Critic: 2/3 Ayumi Tasaki, (Art Critic) L4; Billy Dreamer, (Food Critic) L4
🟢Culinary: 2/4: Helen Rizzo (Chef) L4; Jorge Rizzo, Mixologist 5
🔴Education 1/1: Binta Diop (Professor) L4
🔴Engineer 1/1: Zane Zouk, (Mechanical Engineer) L4
🔴Entertainer 2/2: Dolores Ernst (Comedian) L4; Leiilani Mahalo, Musician 6
🟢Gardener 0/4: (Takumi Tasaki, Gardener), Ava Hauer, (Floral Designer) L4
🟢Painter 1/3: Shannon (Master of the Real) L4; (Akito Hauer)
🔴Politics 1/1: Marlon Mahalo, Charity Organizer 5
🟢Social Media 1/2: Laurent Ernst (Internet Personality) L4
🔴Style Influencer 2/2: Sofia Costa, Trendsetter 7; Mina Kahale , Stylist 6
🔴Tech Guru 2/2: Fetu Kahale, Startup Entrepreneur 7; Dirk Dreamer, eSport Gamer 8
🔴Writer 3/3: Mie Rick (Author) L4; Patrick Diop (Journalist) L5, Kai Mana, (Author) L4

Part-Time Jobs (unrestricted number of openings)
Babysitter
Barista
Diver
Fast Food Employee
Fisherman
Lifeguard
Manual Labor
Retail Employee



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Re: The Belmondo BACC: Prologue (14 Mar update)
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 12:23:23 AM »
Belmondo's Towns and Settlers

The Towns


Unlocked Towns
*Oasis Springs (Starting Town)
  - Skyward Palms: Mahalo, Berra/Costa, Flora
  - Acquisition Butte: Rick
  - Bedrock Straits: Tasaki, Kahale, Zouk
  - Parched Prospect - Rizzo, Diop, James

*Sulani
  - Ohan'ali Town: Dreamer
  - Mua Pel'am: Mana, Vargas
  - Lani St. Taz: Momoa

*Evergreen Harbor
  *Grim Quarry:
  *Port Promise: 
  *Conifer Station:
 
*Del Sol Valley
  - Mirage Park: Elder, Ernst

*Glimmerbrook
  - Hauer

*StrangerVille

*Windenburg (2nd town)
*Newcrest & Magnolia Promenade (3rd town)
*San Myshuno (4th town)




The Settlers

HH 01/MAHALO: Marlon Pries & Leilani Mahalo; Marco, Maile & Makoa Mahalo
HH 02/RICK: Mie Rick & Jesper Noddesbro; Jussi, Louise, & Nikolai Rick
HH 03/TASAKI: Takumi Tamayama & Ayumi Sasaki; Tadao, Chiyo, & Mai Tasaki
HH 04/RIZZO: Helen Rizzo & Jorge (Moreira) Rizzo; Marcella, Elise & Emilio Rizzo;
HH 05/BERRA: Sunny Berra, Care Berra; Sofia (Caron) Costa & Gilbero Costa; Paola & Arturo Costa
HH 06/KAHALE: Fetu & Mina Kahale; Meilani, Tiare, & Tuki Kahale
(HH 07/COSTA: Girlberto Costa, temporarily merged with BERRA)
HH 08/ZOUK: Zane & Zeke Zouk; Spark & Euronka Zouk
HH 09/DIOP: Binta Diop & Patrick (Francois) Diop; Aisha & Idrisa Diop
HH 10/ERNST: Laurent Ernst & Dolores (Silva) Ernst; Dalila, Lucien, Etoile Ernst
HH 11/HAUER: Ava Hauer & Akito (Suzuki) Hauer; Anouk & Arisa Hauer
HH 12/MANA: Kai Mana & Pania (Topasna) Mana; Arihi, Sione & Elene Mana
HH 13/MOMOA: Khal Momoa & Shannon Brooks; Lola, Nakoa, Joseph Momoa
HH 14/DREAMER:  Dirk Dreamer & Billy (Nyquil) Dreamer; Denzel & Manami Dreamer
HH 07/ELDER: Kendall & Laila Elder
HH 15/FLORA: Tiva & Gail Flora

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Re: The Belmondo BACC: Prologue (14 Mar update)
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2020, 04:32:39 AM »
Oooooooh.

More ooooooooooooh. I like the dice roll for starting Fun.

My feeble mind is thinking of Kerbal Space Program, which would no doubt appeal to me, but maybe not as much as Sims.

Seeing such a blank neighborhood is new to me, and quite intimidating. I'm all fascinated, and happy to see Pries People. :) 
Various Forum Adventures:

The Dynasty of Original Townies Dynasty
Vlad's Nose story
Sims Eugenics II - the big chateau one
Vacuous Green house (I totes like this one)
Island Living Beachfront Mansion

It is a little thing of my own. I call it "Heart Foam". I shall not publish it. Farewell! Patience, Patience, farewell!

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Re: The Belmondo BACC: Prologue (14 Mar update)
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2020, 02:11:51 PM »
@Heart Foam
We can bulldoze existing lots (except the special lots in Windenburg, Strangerville, and Magic HQ) as we unlock new neighborhoods, but I've bulldozed them all.
I've also deleted all the premade sims but I might reconsider premades I've never had the chance to meet in game (from StrangerVille onward).
Attempting to build different types of community lots could be fun....
Um, after your Dynasty of Original Townies Dynasty, what if you started this one next? *grins cheekily

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Re: The Belmondo BACC: Prologue (14 Mar update)
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2020, 02:29:35 PM »
This looks like fun, but the rules are too complicated for me. Good luck!

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Re: The Belmondo BACC: Prologue (14 Mar update)
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2020, 02:41:22 PM »
This looks like fun, but the rules are too complicated for me. Good luck!

I agree that the rules are both numerous and complex! And many of them are open to player interpretation as well.
The challenge doesn't have a definite final objective, either.
There's a Google Sheets spreadsheet by Purzel which helps keep track of all the unlock requirements.
We shall see how this goes. :)

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Re: The Belmondo BACC: Prologue (14 Mar update)
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2020, 05:13:27 PM »
Is Izumi from your Wonder Child challenge?

I love the backstory and I'[m definitely looking forward to playing this challenge with you! It'll be fun to see what we do similarly and what we do differently.


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Re: The Belmondo BACC: Prologue (14 Mar update)
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2020, 08:38:06 PM »
@reggikko
Leilani Maholo was originally Nani Kealoha, the toddler of Makoa in Sulani. When I aged her up to teen, she was so unattractive that I gave her a CAS makeover and renamed her, too.
The other four (Ayumi, Takumi, Mie, and Jesper) are CAS sims.
I know I shouldn't steamroll through the BACC, but I'm impatient to be permitted to use electricity and socialize with townies, LOL.
So I guess I should start playing....

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Re: The Belmondo BACC: Prologue (14 Mar update)
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2020, 10:15:36 PM »
Oh my goodness. Where did I get Izumi??

I feel the same about electricity and townies. I am trying to be patient!

 

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