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Official Rules - 50 Foals Challenge (Sims3)

RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
edited August 2014 in Stories and Legacies
Hello! Its SIMyth here with my main account wishing all of you Happy Simming! I debated on whether or not to bring this over to the new forums since Sims 4 does not have pets (yet?). But after seeing the 50 Foals challenge stories appearing in the forums I thought perhaps it would be a convenience for all you awesome Simmers if I did. Enjoy!

My Original rules Thread

Post 1: Official Rules & Alternates
Post 2: Official Banner Signature code & A small selection of challenge stories links

Hello all you horse enthusiasts out there. Here is a challenge for you. It is a little something I've created for horses. Yes, those beloved equine mares and stallions we all adore will now have a challenge of their very own. If this peaks your interest, read on.


1. Create (not adopt) one Sim and One horse. Your horse may be male or female. Your Sim may also be male or female and does not have to be the same gender as your horse.

2. NO money cheats are allowed. (It will be really tough in the beginning but once you start selling those foals, you'll be rich in no time.)

3. Each foal should have a different sire (father). Or dam (mother) if your horse is male.

4. Your Mare's (or Stallion) goal is to have 50 foals.

5. Yes, you may use any and all lifetime reward points your horse may have. You may also train them, race them, jump with them, etc. as you wish.

6. You may choose to sell, give away, etc each foal as it ages up into adulthood. Do not give away/sell a foal. (Alternate: You can age up a foal early but only IF it achieves an additional trait, such as 'fast' or 'noisy' etc. (They can achieve an additional trait by performing the action many times. Example: Fast - Gallop Around a lot, Noisy - Whiny a lot, etc.)

7. Your Sim human (or other lifeform) can be any age with any traits. But YA is suggested so they can live longer and take care of all the horses/foals that will come to be under their care. Yes, other Sims may join your household.

8. Your human Sim and any other sims may NOT choose a job or profession. (Except for Teenage Sims. The teenagers may have part-time jobs until graduation. Then they will either have to quit and help out on the ranch or move away.) Their job is to care for their growing ranch. They are allowed to collect, garden and fish, etc for extra simoleons. Self-employment is optional. (Hint: There is the horseman/horsewoman self-employment option now.)

9. You may choose any world you wish. But it must have the JRA International Equestrian Center in the world somewhere. As this is where you will be going with your Mare to breed her, contest her and sell your grown-up foals. You can also use Unicorns, Wild Horses and adopted ones as Sires to your foals. Used only once of course.

10. A little note on lot size. You may choose any size you wish IF it is at least a 30x30. The bigger the better but watch those beginning funds.

11. For those that use Stallions as their Founding horse, the mare that is impregnated must belong to the household at the time of birth. You can sell her afterwards if you wish. But that means bottle-feeding the foal.

12. Yes, your Sim may have other pets besides horses, such as a dog, cat, etc. Try to limit their numbers though so you still have room to work with your horse population.

13. Yes you may go to Edit Town and create more households for the town (with or without animals/horses) but your are NOT allowed to change the active household at any time.

14. When you create a thread or story, please include a link to these rules in your first post. This is the link:
This is not an actual rule but a request.

Alternative Challenge Strategies

Alternate 1 - Use two mares (or stallions) instead of one. The second mare can be created in CAS or adopted in-game. Each mare will have the goal to produce 25 foals each instead of 50. All other rules of the challenge will apply.

Alternate 2 - Use five mares. Each must produce 10 foals. All the mares may use the same stallions for breeding, but each mare may use each stallion only once.

The first mare must be created in CAS along with your founding Sim. The other four mares may be adopted, bought or born into the household. (They do NOT have to be producing foals at the same time. You can use the 'next generation' card for choosing your mares if you wish.) All other rules of the challenge will apply.

(*) NEW! (*) Alternate 3 - This is a strategy I like to call the Wildcard. Here is how it goes...

You may use any number of mares to reach your goal. (1-50) This is where it goes very different to the other strategies and even the rules themselves! Are you ready? Okay, you may ONLY use stallions from the Equestrian Center. If you only want to use one mare then go for it. For this wildcard strategy you may use the stallions as many times as you wish to get your foals. 50 foals is still the goal. Have fun!

(*) NEW! (*) Alternate 3B - This is the Wildcard strategy with a mild twist. Follow everything that is written in Alternate 3, except you will have the freedom to choose where your stallions (mares) come from. Here is the challenge part... If you choose to breed your mare using an adopted stallion you got through the phone, then all other stallions (mares) must be used through the adoption by phone. Same is true if you decide to adopt a wild horse. The first place you find your first stallion (mare) is where you must find all the others too. Yes, you may use the same stallion (mare) more than once.

Optional Side-Challenges

These are optional and for those that really want to work a very tough challenge.

1. You must become a full owner (not just a partner) in every business in the world.

2. You must buy every venue in the world and upgrade each one at least once.

3. You must have your Sim get married and raise five children to teenagers.

4. Your Sim must achieve their life-time wish.

Do you want to try one of the above? How about all of them? Have fun!


If you have any questions feel free to post here and either I or another experienced member of the 50F community can answer it for you. If you create a thread, blog or story please share your links/updates and fun facts on how you are doing, in this thread so we can following along. Those that already have the rules from the old forum linked in your stories, you do not need to edit them with these new rules. But take note that the old forum is read only now and no one can post their updates there any longer. I wish you all the best! Have fun all you Horse-Loving Simmers! I look forward to hearing from you all.
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  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    edited September 21
    For those of you that would like to use the official banner in your signatures, I have gone ahead and added the code here for you to do this. Please do not change it in any way if you choose to use it. It will be linked back to this thread. I don't know why I did not do this years ago. Silly me. Have fun! :)

    Copy/paste everything in the yellow box. If you do not want it to be centered you may delete that portion of the code.


    There are so many awesome 50 Foal Challenge stories out there. Here are only a few active challenge threads you can follow along:

    It's Time for a Holliday! By @SerahMarieNovak
    Gilt Sparrows By @Thrippa
    A Dynasty of Foals By @Lynnwood
    Dancing with the Shinigami By @Dweiathecat
    Jason and Salsa Dancer By @WolfLady74
    Mystique's Dreams By @bebasim
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  • ThrippaThrippa Posts: 639 Member
    Gilt Sparrows is still going strong, and a bit over halfway to the goal! See the story through foal 26 here: . . . only you can't because for some reason I can no longer post links. This is clearly going to be a problem, since it rather brings the whole story thread concept to a halt. The legacy's been going for a year and I posted an update on this board already - why'm I being blocked NOW?
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    edited August 2014
    @Thrippa - I saw Gilt Sparrow's story thread. I've been lurking. :) The reason you can not post any links or pictures is because you are classified as a New Member (hang in there, it will probably change soon). This New Member - Member status was to prevent what unfortunately happened yesterday. (terrible pics/links from troll(s).) They are fine-tuning the forums here now that it is live so hang in there. It should get better soon. Thanks for letting me know about that story. Its very exciting to see their progress! :)
  • ThrippaThrippa Posts: 639 Member
    edited September 22
    Thanks for the info - and I'm suddenly a member. :D

    Anyway, Gilt Sparrows starts here. Please do visit us!

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  • LynnwoodLynnwood Posts: 2,855 Member
    I just joined the 50 Foal bandwagon! :P For those interested, plz take a gander.

    A Dynasty of Foals
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    edited August 2014
    @Thrippa - You're welcome! Yes I am lurking Gilt Sparrow's story. They are doing so well. I love the pics you are sharing. The horses are so unique and gorgeous and some are even a bit silly (in a good way). Keep going!

    P.S. Is Goldenrod in the exchange? I love her coloring.

    @Lynnwood - Yay! Welcome to the challenge! I'll go take a look. Great title by the way.

    P.S. You're intro is GREAT! I love Applejack! Your ranch is drool-worthy. VERY nice! Your sense of humor is refreshing too. I'll be lurking!
  • ThrippaThrippa Posts: 639 Member
    edited August 2014
    I can put Goldenrod up, certainly. For the 'fairy' horses in Moonlight Falls, I was largely imitating traditional patterns in novel colors, so she's orange dappling to yellow rather than black dappling to white. I was highly amused when one of my planned coat colors was 'stolen' by the game and put on a wild horse - along with my favorite Fjord mane. That's why Everett is stalking the purple dun mare; she was supposed to be in the game, but I was planning to put her there! I'll return to more traditional breeds in the next town.

    @Lynnwood - Great start! I love your mare and rider. And yes, I have a lot of night photos, and sort through them asking myself, 'Didn't I take any of this horse in the daylight?

    Edit to add: Goldenrod is up in my studio.
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  • strangeseraphstrangeseraph Posts: 360 Member
    Ah! I was thinking of doing a legacy with horses but wanted to do it with a starting horse. I think I'll do this legacy challenge. :3 Interesting thing for me to choose for my first legacy. X)
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    edited August 2014
    @strangeseraph - I'm honored that you choose this challenge to play for your first legacy. Have fun! If you want to share your progress here, I'd love to see how you are doing.

    @Thrippa - I've rec'd and downloaded Goldenrod. Thanks so much for sharing!
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    Just as a reminder, don't forget to bookmark this page. Threads on the forums move fast and this will be buried. :) Keep those updates coming! Post your favorite foal pics here too if you like. I love seeing them. :)
  • ThrippaThrippa Posts: 639 Member
    edited September 11
    I'm about to update with the last set of photos I have currently uploaded. Everybody welcome Gilty Spots!


    Need to play a bit more. :)
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  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    @Thrippa - Gilty Spots! I love the look! :smiley:
  • DweiathecatDweiathecat Posts: 1,005 Member
    I updated my fifty foal challenge(and immortal dynasty) a while ago on the old forums but it appears everybody had moved to greener pastures. Nevertheless, here it is.
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    @Dweiathecat - I'm so glad you've found this thread! I'll go check out your latest.
  • DweiathecatDweiathecat Posts: 1,005 Member
    Maybe you can add my challenge to the list as well? (You can use the siggy link)
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    edited August 2014
    @Dweiathecat - I'd love to!

    edit: Done :D
  • DweiathecatDweiathecat Posts: 1,005 Member
    Zankyou. :)
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    It's my pleasure. I love your story! I also put up WolfLady74's story link in the 2nd post too.
  • SerahMarieNovakSerahMarieNovak Posts: 25 New Member
    I shall be getting a new one posted sometime. Whenever it is I can post links and stuff.
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    @SerahMarieNovak - Welcome! I'm very excited that you will be trying the challenge. Have fun!
  • SerahMarieNovakSerahMarieNovak Posts: 25 New Member
    I have the file already started. But I can't post what I've already done until it says I'm a member rather than a new member. x3
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    edited August 2014
    @SerahMarieNovah - Oh yes. I understand now. Keep posting here or elsewhere and we'll get you started. To help, I have a question or two for you. First is, what is your founder Sim's name? (I'll ask more questions after you reply.) :)

    Edit: Sorry for my late reply. Looks like you might have gone offline, so if you do come on again and I'm not here, perhaps others can ask you questions too about your challenge such as the genders, foal count, world you are using, etc. to help you become a member. Take care and I'm glad you are here.
  • DweiathecatDweiathecat Posts: 1,005 Member
    Dancing with the Shinigami - Chapter 9 - The Mystery of Chrome posted! New Foal! #FiftyFoalChallenge
  • SerahMarieNovakSerahMarieNovak Posts: 25 New Member
    My founders name is Ami Holliday. Or, if you were referring to the horse (totally could be possible that I have misread like I sometimes do), her name is Sara.
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,436 Member
    I love those names. So the horse you chose is a mare then? Which world have you chosen to play in to start? :)
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