A quick warning there is sim nudity and swearing but all of it is censored in some way.
Just thought I would warn you just encase it's not censored enough.
Hello, everyone! Welcome to Arborndale, my new challenge that I’m going to be doing along with my Sparrows.
This is a Build a City Challenge that has been heavily edited. I will not be doing a point count and I’ll be following my own set of rules.
If you want to know those rules then either look at the Resident Summary or look at the Boolprop page.
There are 6 households for me to start with and 10 residents as well. Bluewater Village, Downtown, all the Vacation Destinations and also all the Universities are installed in the ‘hood. I have used clean templates but some of them haven't worked so there will be some familiar faces.
To create the residents I used The Sims Randomizer by Katrisims to basically randomize everything. Each household could have a maximum number of 3 Sims but no more than that. The Supernatural thing is also randomized.
Anyway, you didn’t come here to hear me ramble on that’s for sure. So let’s get started with our first household then!-
This is Oscar King, our kind of Mayor. I feel hesitant to call him that because Oscar is no way a Mayor but he’s the first household I played so ‘Shrugs’.
I’m not going to bother with the stats here. If you want them read the Resident Summary but otherwise I’m not going to bother.
For the very first round I’m not going to use the ROS simply because I haven’t got one that works yet. If someone can help with that, that would be awesome. It’s going to get boring pretty fast if I don’t have that.
This is the little shack that I built for our man Oscar. As per my own rules Oscar was awarded §5,000 as a welcoming gift for moving to Arborndale.
He also took out a 10,000 loan with the Loan Jar so that he can actually make the place look nice.
I know this place looks like crap but I promise that as we go through the households the houses to get better. My last few ones I built are wonderful.
Who knew Mr Humble is a finger tiddler? Maybe he’s worrying because with all the computers he gives away I bet he’s lost so much money.
Mr Humble: “Another §300 down the drain.”-
Oscar quickly got to work on trying to find his life partner or at least someone who will help him get an Heir.
I can’t remember the name of this guy but he reminds me of a cross between Kevin Beare and a teddy bear. There wasn’t anything between them so they just became friends.-
The Welcome Wagon soon arrives and brings along other residents of Arborndale. These are Micah Silverheart, Ginger Velazquez and Grace Palmer. We’ll be visiting Grace’s household next.
Oscar King has no shame. If he wants to go to the bathroom and you are in the room, he’s just going to go to the bathroom.
Oscar: “What do I care what she thinks? I’m not interested in girls.”
Ginger: “Well maybe I don’t want to look!”
Oscar: “Then leave.”
Ginger: “I can’t! You’re blocking the door!”
Oscar: "Then I guess you're going to have to wait."-
Right on the dot at 6:00 pm the phone rings with the Downtown offer. With nothing else to do Oscar gladly accepts.
Oscar: “Well I’ve got no idea who you are so sure, I’ll go down to the dark streets of Downtown with you.”-
Unfortunately, no one interested Oscar so he went to call a taxi. There he met the Head of the Evil Witches, Stacy Ackles.
Oscar: “So I can shake your hand right? I’m not going to wake up with magic myself right?”
Stacy: “The blackness is just a result of using dark magic for as many years I have. It will not cause you any harm unless I cast a spell on you.”
Oscar: “Oh okay. Well, then I’m Oscar King.”
Stacy: “I’m Head of the Evil Coven of Witches, Stacy Ackles.”-
The next day Oscar went back to greeting the townies who walked by. This is Teddy Bradston.
Teddy: “So you’re the Mayor right?”
Oscar: “What? No. Am I? Plumbob I hope not.”-
Teddy unfortunately for Oscar has no interest in him whatsoever.
Teddy: “Do I like you? Ha! Don’t make me laugh! Why would I like someone who has no job and is slowly going into debt?”
Oscar: “You don’t have to be so mean about it. A simple no would have been fine.”-
Going to bed early has their advantage. While waiting for his carpool Oscar got to work on getting some of his skills up.
Oscar: “Oh so you cook the pasta in the water! I guess that makes sense.”-
First day at work as a Playground Attendant. Oscar picked it because it brought in the most money so it’ll do until the Medical track becomes available.
Oscar: “Shoo val carpool driver.”
Oscar would like you to know that along with having no shame he is also a finger-gunner.-
Unfortunately, while the Education Track brings in the most money, it will always give you a Chance Card on your first day.
Being really outgoing Oscar wasn’t going to be intimidated by a bunch of kids.
It went as well as expected.-
Oscar: “What a great day. Shame that they let me go though.”-
Oscar: “I can’t believe they fired me because those brats messed up the room. They were bullying some kid! Wasn’t it my job to stop things like that?”-
Trying to get his mind off this horrible day Oscar greets another townie who was walking by.
?: “I’m Tyson. Tyson McKenna.”
Oscar: “I’m Oscar King, it’s nice to meet you, Tyson.”
Tyson: “Just Ty is fine. So I can’t help but notice your uniform, do you work at the local school?”
Maybe he should have changed first.
Tyson: “Wow okay. Seems like I hit a bit of a sore spot that. I’ll...Um…I’ll be inside when you’re...uh...when you’re done.”-
More than ready to put this day behind him Oscar was a bit hesitant to answer the phone when it rang, once again, at 6:00 pm.
Lucky enough it was only Stacy, who will isn’t really Oscar’s tastes is quickly becoming a good friend to him.
Oscar: “I know right? Why should I have gotten blamed for a bunch of kids who ruined the room? I’m glad you agree with me, Stacy. What? Oh no that’s okay; you don’t need to curse anyone. Were they just kids-what? No, you can’t curse the headmaster either.”-
Stacy doesn't seem to understand the meaning of personal space as five minutes later Oscar received this message.
He was on the phone for an almost hour with you Stacy, I don't think that counts as being a stranger.-
Getting fired seems to have given Oscar a new look on life. If people aren’t going to like him, then he’s not going to like them.
Tyson: “Oh well that was nice. Thanks for that.”
I’m glad that Oscar’s getting his confidence back but did he have to do it when I really need him to produce an heir?-
With Wednesday rolling quickly to a close Oscar just managed to greet one more person before the sun started going down.
?: “Hey there. I’m Kenneth Daniels. You can call me Kenny.”
Oscar: “Hi there Kenny, I’m Oscar.”
At this point, I was crossing my fingers because not only is Kenneth here really cute he also has freckled skin and pink eyes.-
Disappointment, your name is Oscar King.
Oscar: “*Gag* Plumbob above, you are so not my type.”
Kenneth: “You’re not really a people person, are you Oscar?”-
Thursday started on a high note. An opening in the Medical track finally appeared and Oscar was quick to snap it up.-
Oscar doesn’t start work now until the next day so with the small amount of money he had I painted his walls and put carpet down.
I also got him a stereo which Oscar enjoyed immensely.-
Thursday was slow, to say the least. With his social so low Oscar started to talk to people online in a hope to make friends
It worked and soon Oscar invited over Alfred Rollindin.
Oscar: “I may be blind but even I can see your beauty.”
Alfred: “That was awful but I’ve defiantly heard worse.”
Oscar: “Worse than saying I’m blind when I’m obviously not?”
Alfred: “You’d be surprised what those Downtown Sims can come out with.”-
It turns out that Oscar doesn’t need my help to find love as Alfred here threw him three bolts as soon as Oscar flirted with him.
Oscar: “I’ve always loved redheads.”-
It turns out that he’s on the same career track as Oscar. A match made in heaven.
Alfred: “I’m a nurse at the local hospital.”
Oscar: “Really? That’s kind of hot you know.”
Alfred: “I think you would find anything that moves hot.”
Oscar: “Well as long as it moves the right way.”
Alfred: ‘Groans’ “Oscar…”-
The key to a man’s heart is through the stomach. Or so I’ve heard.
Oscar: “I’m not the best cook I’m afraid that I hope you like it.”
Alfred: “As hungry as I am, Oscar, this Chilli could be burnt for all I care. Thank you.”
Oscar: *Blows a kiss*
Oscar feared getting in any commitment relationship with Alfred so, for now, he’s going to be his roommate.
Oscar: “Want to move in? I know it doesn’t look the best right now but I bet between the two of us we can get it up to shape.”
Alfred: “You have a double bed right?”
Oscar: “Of course.”
Alfred: “Then I’m in.”
Let’s just say that things moved along very quickly after that.-
Friday was a much better day. Coming home from work with a promotion washed away the last few crying fits he still had from his previous job.-
Oscar also realised that having unprotected WooHoo has consequences.
Oscar: “Why do I feel stressed but also happy about this?”-
Pregnancy for Oscar though was not an easy thing. More often not he fell asleep in his food while he was on the brink of starvation.
Alfred: “Oscar. Please eat the food, don’t snort it up your nose.”
This was before I placed the restrictions mind you. You’re going to see a lot of things that have been restricted and that is because I played these households before putting the restrictions on place.
The first bump appeared in the very early hours of Saturday morning.
Oscar: “NO! This kid’s going to make me fat!”
Oscar was completely thrilled about it.-
The thing is with Romance Sims they tend to project what they feel onto everyone, especially other Romance Sims.
So because of Oscar complaining about looking like a whale, Alfred ended up worrying about his own weight.
A trip to the Mall is quick to solve that problem.-
I gave Alfred a quick makeover while he was here. While he’s enjoying his coffee let me introduce you to him properly.
Star Sign: Libra
Turn Ons: Hats & Plantsims
Turn Off: Grey Hair
Alfred: “Oscar, you can clearly see I’m cooking up a batch of soup right now. Why would you go to the fridge to find more food?”
Oscar: “Because your baby and I are hungry. Meaning you are cooking way too slowly.”
Alfred: “Sit down before I throw this pot over your head. Then we’ll see who’s going too slowly.”-
The last day of the week rolls around and bringing Oscar’s final bump along with it.
Oscar: “When will this end? I’m even bigger now. *Sobs*.”
Sadly it looks like the baby won’t be born now until Summer but at least I know what’ll happen as soon as I play this family next.-
As a Romance/Family Sim Alfred is thrilled that Oscar is expecting. He’s also more than happy to bring a smile his face when he’s feeling a bit down.
Alfred: “He’s kicking up a storm in there, isn’t he? I hope he’s not hurting you.”
Oscar: “This is the last time I’m doing this you know? If you want another one then you’re carrying it.”
Alfred: ‘Chuckles’ “Sure, I’m fine with that. But you don’t have to worry, I think you look beautiful like this.”
With Alfred at work today, Oscar was left home to entertain himself. He ended up making friends with the neighbourhood wolf Pepper.-
Can you adopt the wolves? If not can someone tell if there is a mod to make it possible, because Oscar and Pepper became so close I feel bad if I don’t let him have his wish.
Oscar: “Get the stick you big, fluffy oaf!”
Pepper: *Runs off in joy*-
The problem is that Oscar spent so much time with the wolf that he forgot his own needs.
Oscar: “No! Stupid pregnancy!”
All and all it was a pretty quiet end to Spring for the King Household.
Year 1- Spring: King, Complete.
-§5,000 moving in reward.
- §10,000 Loan
- Education Career Track - Fired (Chance Card)
- §6,300 Loan
- Medical Career Track – Promotion (Level 2 – Paramedic)
- Roommate/Boyfriend acquired (Alfred Rollandin)
- Pregnant/ 2nd Trimester
- §1000 Paid Back
- §900 in Bank