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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2011, 07:35:21 AM »
I'm already lost.  ::) I don't think I can do this...

You can. ;) I too at first thought it is impossible, but thanks to the awesome spreadsheet I quickly understood everything. Bravo, Gheez! :D I still have some questions though..
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2011, 07:40:38 AM »
Sorry to double post, but let's see if I get the theme of this challenge right. So, I start out (let's imagine) with Agnes Crumplebottom, within the first ten days she marries Christopher Steel, then gives birth to a baby boy. Weeks pass and the kid is already an Adult, completed all the moving requirements (if), then, he moves to an empty house (or a townie house - I didn't get this right), and then has to find a wife, have a child etc.. The challenge concludes when the tenth generation of this Sim has completed all the moving requirements, right?
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2011, 07:46:09 AM »
Metro, I think Krisztinka was asking where we should move the heir, not where we start the challenge. That's what I am wondering too.

You're moving from one Townie home to the next Townie home. So, when your first heir meets all the moving requirements, then you'd have him/her move to whatever Townie home is next. It's probably going to be the home that the spouse already lives in.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2011, 07:48:40 AM »
You're moving from one Townie home to the next Townie home. So, when your first heir meets all the moving requirements, then you'd have him/her move to whatever Townie home is next. It's probably going to be the home that the spouse already lives in.

Ah, I see. Thanks. :) Okay, now off to start the challenge! Nothing left unanswered for me personally.
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2011, 07:53:55 AM »
Okay I'm confused again, does Chris have to do the Req's or does his Child?
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2011, 07:59:46 AM »
Okay I'm confused again, does Chris have to do the Req's or does his Child?

It's the heir that needs to accomplish the 10 moving requirements. So, in your example of Agnes and Chris marrying and having a son that son is the first heir and then needs to accomplish the 10 moving requirements before he can move.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2011, 08:03:20 AM »
Ah Okay thanks!

So, in your example of Agnes and Chris marrying and having a son that son is the first heir and then needs to accomplish the 10 moving requirements before he can move.

Although that was Chronic I'm doing Similar! So when Chris has Agnes move in do they have to have an Heir Within 10 Days?

Also with the Inique Items can that be say 10 Different Fish or do they have to be different items? Can they also be the same item types but different for each Gen? Say Gen 1 got a Fish and then Gen 2 got the same fish from Fishing is that allowed to count?
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2011, 08:07:54 AM »
I can't play and have another program open at the same time, so I've also created a pdf file that I can use as a record sheet whilst I play.  The pdf file prints on two sheets of A4.  It is virtually identical to the spreadsheet.  If anyone would like to download a copy, it may be accessed here:

The Townie's DecaDynasty printable A4 record sheet.

It's saved in Google docs - the print option is under the 'File' tab.  Hope it's okay and useful for some of you.


However, I do have two queries:   :-[

1.  Can the starting townie family consist of one sim only?

2.  May the heir move to an empty lot or should the heir always move to an already constructed house?

Thanks.

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Edit: it took me so long to type this that I think the questions may have already been answered.  Now I feel even more shamefaced.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2011, 08:10:59 AM »
So when Chris has Agnes move in do they have to have an Heir Within 10 Days?

Not 10 days from when Agnes moves in. It's 10 days from when you start in a new house. So, we're talking about that child being born no later than Week 2, Day 4. Backtrack 3 days and you have your target day when Agnes needs to get pregnant.

Also with the Inique Items can that be say 10 Different Fish or do they have to be different items? Can they also be the same item types but different for each Gen? Say Gen 1 got a Fish and then Gen 2 got the same fish from Fishing is that allowed to count?

You cannot leave the same item type in different houses. It would have to be fish in one house and say, paintings in another. But, if you're going for max value, then you'd probably be going for 10 deathfish. So, within the unique item type you can have duplicates.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2011, 08:12:14 AM »
Wow! This is going to be.. interesting.   Just some clarifications to make sure I understand.

1) The household has to have 10 Best Friends.  -  That means mom can have 3, dad can have 4 and the heir can have 3 correct?

2) "Each house must have a unique item type."  - does this mean only one type of item is left behind?  So house 1 is 10 different paintings, house 2 is mounted fish?

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2011, 08:13:16 AM »
Looks good!  I am heading into the game to pick a starting family now...

Gheez - the spreadsheet is wonderful

Question - for the starting family that has no children - that means they can't be expecting a child already?  (Keaton, Ursine, etc)

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2011, 08:13:58 AM »
1.  Can the starting townie family consist of one sim only?

Yes.


2.  May the heir move to an empty lot or should the heir always move to an already constructed house?

Moving to an empty lot just does not fit in with the whole Townie theme. You should be required to move into another Townie's home, so I'll clarify that.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2011, 08:16:28 AM »
How exciting ;D

I've got a question:
When the heir moves house, do they move alone, or can they move with others from their original the household? For example, Emma Hatch and Cyclone Sword have a twins called Adam and Eve. If Adam is the heir, can Eve move out with him, or does he need to move out on his own?

And just one thing to make sure I've got this all right: The heir moves out when they've completed the moving requirements. They then have an heir. This means the focus is no longer on the person that moved, but just on the heir that's been born. Is this right?

I'm excited to start this, but I want to complete my Immortal Dynasty first!
Thanks for thinking this up Metro :)

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2011, 08:21:09 AM »
1) The household has to have 10 Best Friends.  -  That means mom can have 3, dad can have 4 and the heir can have 3 correct?

Right. The BF requirement is a household requirement, not just an heir.

2) "Each house must have a unique item type."  - does this mean only one type of item is left behind?  So house 1 is 10 different paintings, house 2 is mounted fish?

Exactly.

When the heir moves house, do they move alone, or can they move with others from their original the household? For example, Emma Hatch and Cyclone Sword have a twins called Adam and Eve. If Adam is the heir, can Eve move out with him, or does he need to move out on his own?

Heirs move alone.

And just one thing to make sure I've got this all right: The heir moves out when they've completed the moving requirements. They then have an heir. This means the focus is no longer on the person that moved, but just on the heir that's been born. Is this right?

Exactly. The heirs switch hands when a new heir is born.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2011, 08:21:35 AM »
I can't wait to try this.

I do have a couple of questions for clarification though.

1.  As vampires are not allowed, could you move the heirs spouse in prior to moving out?  Just to make sure that they don't get turned into a vampire.  Then move them into an empty lot/house?
2.  The scoring of the total number of objects, is that before you move out or after you have finished with the 10th heir?
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2011, 08:29:26 AM »
All I have to say is..
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2011, 08:29:59 AM »
1.  As vampires are not allowed, could you move the heirs spouse in prior to moving out?  Just to make sure that they don't get turned into a vampire.  Then move them into an empty lot/house?

I can see the safety and the logic in your request, but I'm going to say no. There would be some element of risk of a potential spouse becoming a vampire, but you'll just need to deal with it and shift gears if it happens. It's part of the challenge is dealing with those curveballs.

2.  The scoring of the total number of objects, is that before you move out or after you have finished with the 10th heir?

You add up the value of the 10 objects left behind in each house before moving to the next house. There would be no way for you to find out the value after the fact unless you gained access to all the previous lots.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2011, 08:36:23 AM »
I can't do it, I've tried twice already I just can't! My reason Is that I don't like playing Townies, Lol. I also don't get the 10 Unique Object thing at all.  :-\

I'll try in Twinbrook after I understand the Unique Item thing.
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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2011, 08:36:57 AM »
Ah, Metro, you are a fiendish delight.

You make things simpler:
You cannot leave the same item type in different houses. It would have to be fish in one house and say, paintings in another. But, if you're going for max value, then you'd probably be going for 10 deathfish. So, within the unique item type you can have duplicates.

I'd originally thought that each item in the set had to be of a different type to the other. Eg, ten different types of beetle.  Phew. I like this clarification.

And more complicated:
Moving to an empty lot just does not fit in with the whole Townie theme. You should be required to move into another Townie's home, so I'll clarify that.

Hmm, this may lead to shenanigans!  ;D

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2011, 08:40:24 AM »
I can't do it, I've tried twice already I just can't! My reason Is that I don't like playing Townies, Lol. I also don't get the 10 Unique Object thing at all.  :-\

Well, if you truly don't like playing Townies, then this would be a tough event. Lol. But, don't forget — you're not locked to their traits and LTW. Change them at will.

As far as the 10 objects left behind, where are you having problems understanding?

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2011, 08:42:46 AM »
I must say that this new Dynasty looks very interesting and very challenging! The fact that it it's so different from the Immortal Dynasty also makes it a great addition!

I'm going to finish my Immortal Dynasty before I attempt this, I simply don't have the time to run two Dynasties at the same time. However, there's already stories forming in my head so I'm definitely looking forward to try my hand at this challenge when the time comes!

Great job, once again, Metro! Thank you!

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« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2011, 08:43:44 AM »
I can't do it, I've tried twice already I just can't! My reason Is that I don't like playing Townies, Lol. I also don't get the 10 Unique Object thing at all.  :-\

I'll try in Twinbrook after I understand the Unique Item thing.

Yes you can. I have every faith in you.  I'm sure you'll get to like your heirs too, even if you dislike the original townies.

The ten unique objects... your sim needs to collate and leave behind the objects at the house they move out from (their parent's house).  So, your first heir could collect fish (which means no other heir can collect fish).  Your second heir could assemble a collection of ten paintings.  Your third heir could leave behind a collection of butterflies.  Etc.

Then, before you move, you just check the value of each of the ten items.  

Hope that makes sense.

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Re: The Townie DecaDynasty
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2011, 08:49:09 AM »
Good explanation, Gheez. Thank you. On the topic of the 10 items left behind — players with all expansions will have a big advantage because they'll have more options available to them (and more profitable ones too) — i.e. inventions and sculptures.

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« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2011, 08:50:13 AM »
Ah Thank You Gheez! I understand now!  :) Off to Twinbrook, get my Heir Born and start my Story.  :)
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« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2011, 09:40:19 AM »
So let me see if I have this straight in my head.

We start of with a single townie. Would Zelda Mae count for this seeing as she is single but lives in a house with children.
Then the heir has to complete several requirements before he or she can marry. Obviously we have to make sure that our heirs always marry townies and not NPCS.
The family makes a collection which we add up the value of before we leave that household.
I am assuming the heir has to be born by natural means but are the founder and spouse or heir and spouse allowed to adopt further children.

Then after ten generations we add up the value of all the collections take a picture of the final heir with the final collection and post our scores.

My final question can I write a story about my decadynasty.

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