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Rules: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« on: August 23, 2011, 06:01:49 PM »
So, here's the rules for my project. I hope you all enjoy!

Welcome to... Big Brother!

The Object: To have eight sims live in one household, eliminating one each week, until one remains.

The Setup:
1. Eight Sims. 4 male, 4 female. All random. You can't pick traits, looks,styles, or anything unless it's majorly important.
2. Aging off. Some people don't like aging off, I get it. But, random birthdays all around is not the point here. No birthdays would be preferred. If you would like, set the aging bar to epic.
3. A house needs to be fit to their needs. No electronics. Burglar alarms are allowed and encouraged. As are fire alarms. No skill items.
4. After all sims are in the house, all gates and doors are locked, so no people may get in or out.
5. If you would like a butler, you may hire one when you enter the house.
6. The HoH room is an important edition to the house. It will be the luxury room. Electronics are allowed here and only here. It will include a private bathroom. The catch? It's locked to the current HoH and the butler (Seperate doors, if you have a butler).

The Rules:
1. There will be very little interaction between you and your sims. If they are in the red, you may intervene so no one will die. Freewill is a powerful force.
2. Every Monday, skilling items will be introduced to the house. Every Wednesday, they will be taken away. Whoever gains the most skill will become the 'Head of Household'.
3. The HoH has a very important job. On Thursday, whichever two sims in the house who have the least amount of relationship with the HoH will be put up for eviction.
4. On Sunday, every houseguest will be voting towards who stays and who goes from the house. They vote for whoever has the least relationship with them. Whoever has the most votes will leave the house.
5. The fifth rule is optional. If you find that the 'Stir Crazy' moodlet it really annoying and need it gone, send them out on a trip after eviction. If not, keep them in the house. It's up to you.

I hope everyone has as much fun with this as I had writing it!

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 07:22:17 PM »
If you give everyone the hates the outdoors trait they won't get the stir crazy moodlet.

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 08:30:05 PM »
i did not know that. But considering these are random sims, I don't think that could be added to the ruleset.

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 11:55:44 PM »
Since the challenge isn't being scored or ranked, would it be OK to fudge the rules just a little? The main challenge would be the same of course, but if I played it I might want to change some little things (namely, being able to choose the appearance of the Sims). Changes to the challenge could be listed in the first post of the story.

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 11:56:40 PM »
Yeah I wanted to do something similar but with harsher living conditions.

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 05:02:07 PM »
Sure guys! The rules can be messed around with, that was the point! The main basis is clear, and I might come up with scoring later. Possibly. Certain rules were made to be broken. I just hope everyone has fun with it!!

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 07:07:15 AM »
I've been having fun with this. You don't give rules for what to do about clogged toilets, etc., so I put my HoH to work. I think the first one to go is going to be the hot-headed, mean-spirited one. He's already gotten into one fist fight.
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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 07:20:49 AM »
Personally I just delete broken plumbing and replace it. It gives the Simmies a bit more time to themselves.  :)

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2011, 09:24:21 PM »
Ausette's way to deal with the plumbing is perfect, but I personally just set one sim to do it, and when he gets evicted, set antoher. Or get a butler.

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 06:39:57 PM »
Is the HoH the HoH from Wednesday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Monday?
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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2011, 08:18:13 PM »
This looks really fun. I used to really love Big Brother!! I do know, HoH is for one week, so Wednesday to Wednesday. I will be using make needs static though, if I decide to play.  ;D

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2011, 08:58:11 PM »
Question. What do you do if one person is the only one that gains skills during the 2 day period? First week, I made her HoH, but it's Wednesday again and she's the only one that gained skills again. Also, just a note I have not been using make needs static!! *waiting for gasps of shock to stop* But I have dragged a bar or 2(or 3, maybe 4 haha). Plus I've had to use money cheats because none of them are working. Also, you can only lock the doors to everyone, everyone but one, and everyone but the household. The front gate is locked to everybody, but I had to let the HoH lock the room to everyone but her. On a fun note, I've had people slapping people, yelling at people, fighting, skinny dipping, getting in other people's ways, breaking things, and in general being very hilarious to watch. Free will is awesome without make needs static!!

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2011, 09:01:17 PM »
For mine I just made it a longer skill gaining period so there's more time for sims to gain skills.

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2011, 09:33:05 PM »
Esther: Either make the skill gaining period longer, or force them all to skill gain and wait about half a sim day. Some will stop, but others will continue, leaving one victorius. And yes, free will does cause sims to be both awesomely hilarious and fun to watch.  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2011, 10:10:25 PM »
If you don't want to interfere with free will, try removing most of the fun items for the challenge period. I like to leave one group item, like the hot tub, so Sims will at least build relationships while they're slacking off.  :)

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2011, 10:25:48 PM »
Ok Ann, I'll force them for a little while. I've got the rules down, and I've got an awesome system working and don't want to have to make it longer. I know, without me controlling them, they are hilarious. I'm laughing almost the whole time playing the house haha. Even though it is a little annoying when their bladder need is low and they would rather scare someone than use the bathroom. ::) And excellent idea Ausette! I've got a giant room where I add all the skill items, than remove them after the 2 days, but I didn't remove the fun stuff when putting the skill stuff in. Thanks! And great tip about the hot tub but knowing my luck they will still skinny dip instead of skill.  :(

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2011, 12:08:50 AM »
 "A house needs to be fit to their needs...No skill items."

To fit their needs, they have to get a stove, but this is also a skill item. Can we place a stove at the start of the game?

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2011, 01:56:00 AM »
The way I'm doing that, I bought them a stove, but I'm not counting the cooking skill as part of HoH. But, Ann can clarify, I hope I didn't break the rules! They don't have a microwave since it's an electronic.

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2011, 03:34:30 PM »
Stoves do not count. Unless you are planing on only using Quick Meals, or Autumn Salad, stoves are a must. And I forgot about the microwave being electronic! Well, the main point of that rule was to make them more secluded. So, no Esther, all the rules are still intact. And I applaud you for not using Make Needs Static!

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2011, 03:50:19 PM »
I really, really like this challenge! So much, in fact, that I'm playing now! ;D Thank you so much, I might even start a story about it...
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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2011, 05:24:58 PM »
The HoH room is an important edition to the house. It will be the luxury room. Electronics are allowed here and only here. It will include a private bathroom. The catch? It's locked to the current HoH and the butler (Seperate doors, if you have a butler).
Did you mean locked to everyone but the current HoH and the butler? If you haven't, I've got it wrong :-[ Ah well, slight rule modification for my game, ah well! ;D
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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2011, 06:55:23 PM »
Did you mean locked to everyone but the current HoH and the butler? If you haven't, I've got it wrong :-[ Ah well, slight rule modification for my game, ah well! ;D

My interpretation is that it is locked so only the HoH and Butler can get in.

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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2011, 06:57:35 PM »
Stoves do not count. Unless you are planing on only using Quick Meals, or Autumn Salad, stoves are a must. And I forgot about the microwave being electronic! Well, the main point of that rule was to make them more secluded. So, no Esther, all the rules are still intact. And I applaud you for not using Make Needs Static!
Awesome! Thanks, I was going to at first, but I remembered another thread that talked about free will being kinda turned off when all needs are static, so I settled for dragging the bars if I have too, but I'm trying not to even do that. I only do it when they are in the red and don't seem to know where the fridge, bathrooms and beds are.  ::) It's really alot of fun, but I know if I was playing a normal game where I skill them hard I couldn't use that method but it's working great for this game!!
Did you mean locked to everyone but the current HoH and the butler? If you haven't, I've got it wrong :-[ Ah well, slight rule modification for my game, ah well! ;D
I had to do it that way too, so you're not the only one.
EDIT: Hehe Seabody did it too!  ;D

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2011, 08:21:30 PM »
Yes, I mean lock it to where only the HoH and butler (if you have one) can enter. Just so the butler can clean in there and stuff. And, so no other guests are allowed to watch tv. The television actually makes it easier for the current HoH can't be HoH the following week. They're usually glued to it. Well, in my test run, they were.

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Re: Big Brother: The Sims 3 Rules
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2011, 08:26:34 PM »
EDIT: Hehe Seabody did it too!  ;D

Correction: Will do it too.
I haven't started yet, but I will. I'm feeling a little sick today.

 

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