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Sims 4 Build-n-Share Challenge #83 - 6th November 2017** A Townie Home

BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
edited November 24 in The Sims 4 Lots
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#BnS83 - A Townie Home

As you wander around the streets of Willow Creek, your thoughts stray to the people you see milling around, you can’t help but wonder where they live, what sort of home they live in, what they do for a living, all these questions. You tend to see the same people around and about the place. You stop off at the park, and see a young black woman, with brown hair in a chignon, sat at a chess table, all on her own, she looks so sad. You take the seat opposite her and ask if she fancies a game.

“If you want.” She says, looking at you with sad brown eyes.

So you make the first move and as she responds, she sighs.

“Can I ask why you are so sad?” You say to her.

She hesitates, you can see her thought process “This random weirdo, just sat down next to me, they want to play chess, fine, I can play chess, you want to chat? Why should I tell you what’s wrong and who in the heck are you anyway?”

“I’m a local architect, I have the afternoon off work, my last clients were incredibly happy with the home I just built for them, and I thought I would take a stroll around the neighbourhood I call home.”

She takes another move on the board. “Dang, I think she’s going to beat me.” You think to yourself.”

“An architect you say? You build homes? for people?” She asks.

“That’s right, I just finished two homes on one lot, for a fairly meagre budget, it was tough, but I got it done.” And done right, you add on the end, Maimah was so thankful for the home you created for her and her extended family.

“Hmmm….” Is all the woman has to say.

You carry on with the match, losing more and more pieces to the woman sat across from you.

“I don’t much like people, prefer my own company. Sharing a block with some other folks at present, they don’t take kindly to my mean streak. But, you know, if they’re gonna play loud music at that time in the morning, maybe their stereo equipment just broke of it’s own accord. At least my hobbies don’t disturb anyone.” You detect a slight twang of the deep south in her accent, subtle, but it’s there.

“What are your hobbies?” You ask, hoping that this might draw her out and into further conversation.

“Well, I like to write and paint, anything that gets the creative juices flowing really. And I’ve pretty darn handy around the house, if anything breaks in the place I’m living, someone usually just says “Let Hope fix it.” I am getting sick and tired of being walked all over. That and I like to crack a joke, usually at someone else's expense. ”

“Sounds like you need new accommodation.” You say with a wink.

“Hmmmm…..” Is all Hope responds with.

“Sheesh, this is like getting blood out of a stone,” You think to yourself.

As Hope plays her next move, she says “Checkmate.”

You stop and look at the board, and sure enough, the woman has beaten you, you have a smattering of pieces left on the board.

“Well, I’d best leave you with your thoughts.” You say and make a move to get up from your seat.

“Wait, you don’t want a rematch?” Hope asks. “It was just, I was just thinking, you’re an architect, right?”

“That’s right.” You reply with a smile,

“Well, I have some savings and I don't really know why I’m holding onto them and living in the flea infested pit I’m in right now. Maybe you could build me a place of my own?”

“Well, I have some questions first.” Her face falls.

“I never take a client on without knowing their name.”

A faltering smile plays on her lips. “I’m Hope, Hope Potts.”

“It’s nice to meet you, Hope.” You raise your arm for a handshake, which she accepts.

“Let’s talk about what you need.” While you rack your brains furiously, hoping that Karl can sweet talk you a two-week extension on your next planned project.

Brief:
Create a home for Hope Potts, she is a landlord in SanMysuno (maxed handiness skill). She is going to sell her apartment complex to enable her to afford a new home here in Willow Creek. She is creative, mean and a loner. She would like a home that reminds her of her childhood growing up in a Mid Century Modern home. You can choose from any of the house plans on this article Please make sure that you say which of the plans you chose in your entry details. The interiors and landscaping are up to you. You have $100,000 to play with for this challenge.

Sim Challenge:
Create your version of Hope Potts, using the details given in the brief.

Room Challenge
Create a study/art room for Hope to pursue her creative ambitions, whether this is writing, painting, music, is up to you! You have a budget of $20,000.

A reminder to use the entry form as is. If you are adding any pictures, please limit them to two per entry post and place them at the bottom of the entry form.


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BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #83: A Townie Home

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert)
LOT: (Link to where the build can be found with on The Gallery)
LOT COST:
LOT NAME: (Which lot you built on)
BUILD COST:
TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)

SIM ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #83: A Townie Home

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert)
HOUSEHOLD: (Link to where the household can be found with on The Gallery)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)
Please note the changes to the entry form, the judges are having some difficulties in working out if people are entering the Room/Sim challenges, therefore we are making it compulsory for the Sim and/or Room challenges to have their own media showcases.


ROOM ENTRY FORM[ (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #83: A Townie Home

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert)
HOUSEHOLD: (Link to where the build can be found with on The Gallery)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)
Please note the changes to the entry form, the judges are having some difficulties in working out if people are entering the Room/Sim challenges, therefore we are making it compulsory for the Sim and/or Room challenges to have their own media showcases.

Please use hashtag #BnS83 when you upload your creations, any build, room or household without this hashtag will not be judged.

The deadline for this challenge is 6th December 2017

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
    edited August 4
    Welcome to the Build-n-Share Sims 4 Challenge!

    The Build-n-Share challenges will be posted every other Wednesday and run for two weeks. Results will be posted approximately one week after all entries have been submitted in the Winner's Circle thread.

    Judges and Keepers of the Thread

    Your current hosts are @kittkat7147 and @FaithofKaela .

    Your official judges are: @FaithofKaela , @kittkat7147, @ISHTARJMD, @Lebanna, @_Princess_Natasha_, @Masajo , @StSciurus and @ArikaB.

    @FaithofKaela is the official organizational guru collecting entrants' names, levels, links, and results!

    Judges will post their results in the winner's circle thread: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/769880/sims-4-buildnshare-winners-circle

    And you can keep up to date on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/buildnshare
    Or with our new Twitter feed: @BuildnShare
    And our newest social media venture tumblr: https://buildnshare.tumblr.com/

    Look for results typically a week to two weeks after the deadline.

    Big thanks to our judges and helpers!


    The benefits
    First place will be awarded at all levels. If there are at least eight entries in a category, up to four places will also be announced. Challenges also create an opportunity for community on the forum site. We get to know one another’s names, share news, builds, and positive words. This is a chance to get your name out there, and hopefully make a few friends along the way.

    What makes this challenge different from all the other ones I've seen?
    We have been hosting this weekly challenge since the first week the game was released. We have many levels of builders in our community and welcome them all. This group is truly a product of all its great members!

    Within the first few challenges, our group was recognized by the gurus that be, who have helped the weekly challenges gain even more popularity be stickying both Build-n-Share threads. Since then, we have had at least one featured creation almost every week, and our list of featured members continues to grow.

    With 5 successful collaborative neighborhoods (Gnomelandia, Summer of Love, NYC, Sanshi Sumei and Olde Fairy Tale Village ) completed, Build-n-Share hopes to bring more creative challenges and new neighborhood ideas to the community with the help of our dedicated participants who willingly contribute and help each week to make sure each challenge runs smoothly.

    The rules
    All entries must be original work. Avoid using "styled looks" from Sims 4. Any competitor who submits another builder’s work will be disqualified and banned from any future Build-n-Share challenge. These competitors will also be removed from the Builders' Boulevard related websites if they have chosen to join (membership to the site and the Yahoo! group are not required to enter a Build-n-Share challenge).

    Playing your lot to purposefully allow depreciation, i.e. to allow you to buy more stuff for the budget, is not allowed, you can of course play test your lot, but please make a note of the cost of the lot prior to testing and state this as your lot price. Also using 'low value/high quality' CC is a no no. The cost of the lot that you are building on in ALWAYS to be included in your total cost, unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

    You must upload your entry to the gallery for it to count as an official entry, this is due it being the only way that judges can confirm the lot cost of your builds.

    By entering, you agree to allow your lot to be showcased on any of the BuildnShare social media outlets.

    Please announce your official lot posting using the entry form below. Make sure to leave the "Official Entry" label notable. If you need to reformat it, you can do this by highlighting the desired text and then selecting "B" in the options above. This will help us see the entries in a sea of posts with no pics to guide us.

    Entries must be submitted by the deadline, midnight Wednesday evening (eastern time, USA).

    Your media should include a variety of screenshots to best showcase your entry. Please include at least one clear shot of the main floorplan of the build. If your build has multiple floors, please take a screenshot of each floor. Your media must be in the format of a slideshow, no videos, please.

    A description of the level categories

    Starting Out--I have a little experience, but I'm still figuring a lot of things out. I would not call myself an official "builder" at this point.

    Established--I have been building for awhile. I know the basics and maybe a little more. I enjoy building, but it is not my primary focus with the game.

    Expert--I know the Sims, and the Sims knows me. My name is familiar to a lot of veteran players, and I've competed in and won some building challenges and maybe even been recognized in a community showcase or two. I know most of the cheats AND I know how to use them.

    Build-n-Share Archives
    Big thanks to Faith of Kaela for putting this together!
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/769877/sims-4-buildnshare-archives

    Looking for more challenges? Check out the Build Challenges thread created by @rosemow

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    Screenshots: Tips and Tricks

    Since judging will be based on screenshots, we figured this would be a good time to go over some tips and tricks in taking good screenshots to help showcase your lovely builds.

    1) Camera Man Mode - This is a must in taking good shots! You will have to be in live mode to do this, but just hit "TAB" to enter this mode. Once you are in this mode, you can use the mouse to freely control the angles and use "W, A, S, D" buttons to move forward, backwards, and side to side. "Z" zooms in, "X" zooms out. "Q" moves up and "E" moves down. "C" to capture the shot.

    2) Find the perfect angle - With photography, it is all about finding the right angle. Spend some time in camera man mode to find the perfect angle. Get down to a sim's point of view to take the best shots of rooms.

    3) Walls up - Most people play with walls cut away, but when you are taking pictures of your lot, try to keep your walls up to make your shots look more realistic.

    4) No grids - Unless you need to show the grid for a specific purpose, make sure no build/buy grid is visible when you take your pictures. You can avoid this by taking pictures in live mode or by hitting 'G' button in build mode.

    5) More is better—Weird, huh? But in this case, we want to make sure judges have enough shots to fairly judge your lot. Be sure to show off each room with at least one picture. Also, please include an overhead shot of the floorplan for each level.

    Ok, those are the basics! If you want to further your simatography skills, we highly recommend you visit http://simatography.webs.com for more tips and tricks and to see some excellent shots taken by professional simatographers!

    Please try to keep this thread as photo free as possible and create a slide show to illustrate your lots.

    Archives:
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/769877/sims-4-buildnshare-archives
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
    edited October 23
    Showcase for Starting Out Winner:

    Congrats to @NHuband for their starting out win with Civic Cliffs, you can DL it here.

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
    edited October 23
    Showcase for Established Winner

    Congrats to @FoundMarbles for their Established win with Carrie Secured.

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
    edited October 23
    Showcase for Expert Winner

    Congrats to @Oliana for their win for #BnS79 - Hawthorne House

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
    Reserved for challenge info
  • celdys0nceldys0n Posts: 107 Member
    Builders Unite! ^.^
  • SimGuruHydraSimGuruHydra Posts: 1,458 Member
    YES!
    I'll be checking up on this thread very often :)
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,388 Member
    I have been a member of the Build N' Share Community since the days of UBERSimmers in Sims 2. I may not be active but I do frequently lurk in the Build N' Share threads. Here is a blast from the past of the One Year UBERSimmer Anniversary.
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  • ScoutbooScoutboo Posts: 34 Member
    :D This looks like a ton of Fun count me in!
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  • onikisuonikisu Posts: 12 New Member
    I'm so eager to start that I have already created an architecture agency called Jade Prism Design Co.
  • SparkleSparkle Posts: 1,476 Member
    edited August 2014
    Is this still only going to be full houses or will you include individual room challenges now that these can also be shared?
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  • quasha81388quasha81388 Posts: 254 Member
    Sparkle wrote: »
    Is this still only going to be full houses or will you include individual room challenges now that these can also be shared?

    I would like to know the same thing
  • e1990re1990r Posts: 84 Member
    It would be cool if there were 2 versions each month. One for the full house and one for those who don't have a lot of time, a room. And the rooms can be created to form a house. Such as one month is the living room, next is the dining room, next the kitchen, and so forth and so on until there is a full house. And then you can take it and put it all together and that would be the last one after you are done each room is who can combine their rooms to make the nicest house.
  • simhead70simhead70 Posts: 607 Member
    @e1990r This sounds really good!
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  • SparkleSparkle Posts: 1,476 Member
    @e1990r - also agree this would be good. Although I'm not sure I would like to have to try and put all the rooms into one house XD The reason I like the idea of a room challenge is because I always found architechture and gardening so difficult LOL I always found it SO difficult to finish houses because of the garden!
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  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,618 Member
    I also like this idea of having a room-build challenge.
  • Megster2000Megster2000 Posts: 15 New Member
    My husband came home last night with Sims 4 he found at the store. I am so excited to download it and start testing out building for these challenges.
  • onikisuonikisu Posts: 12 New Member
    Can you give us a mission a day early?
  • AnjubeeAnjubee Posts: 1,935 Member
    :D
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
    Here we go... an hour to go central time and even less than that on the east coast :D
  • countrykris1playcountrykris1play Posts: 155 Member
    I loved doing BNS for Sims 3 and can't wait to do the same for Sims 4.
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
    edited September 2014
    Sparkle wrote: »
    Is this still only going to be full houses or will you include individual room challenges now that these can also be shared?

    That is a neat idea, Sparkle! Maybe we can incorporate that as a mini/optional challenge within the main building challenge each week :)
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
    Anjubee wrote: »
    :D

    Woohoo - rare Anjubee sighting ;) Hope this means we'll be seeing more of you now that Sims 4 is coming out :D
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,118 Member
    edited September 2014
    For those new to Build-n-Share...
    We are a Sims 3/Sims4 community that works together to improve our building, landscaping, and design skills through a bi-weekly design challenge. Individual feedback on each lot from our fantastic volunteer judges as well as challenge winners (from 3 to 5 depending on the number of entrants) for each category are provided for each design challenge.

    Hope you'll join us in the fun!
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