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Sims 4 Build-n-Share Challenge #109 - 'Twas the Month of December ** Due 19th December 2018**

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  • Lot size: no larger than 30x40
  • 2 bedrooms (one for Claus's and one for helpers)
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Budget: unlimited
  • Build should include a house, workshop and stable


Room Challenge
Create the bedroom for at least 3 of Mr. & Mrs. Claus's helpers.
Budget: 10, 000


Sims Challenge
Create Mr. & Mrs. Claus and at least 3 of their helpers.

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BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #109 - 'Twas the Month of December

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert - leave blank if this is your first entry and the team will place you in the category you fit best)
LOT: (Link to where the build can be found with on The Gallery)
LOT COST:
LOT NAME: (Which lot you built on)
GALLERY COST: (see the rules section for how to find this information)
TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and gallery cost added together)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - your images are what BuildnShare will use to judge your entries)
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)
TWITTER TAG: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
FACEBOOK PROFILE: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
TUMBLR LINK: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)

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SIM ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #109 - 'Twas the Month of December

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert - leave blank if this is your first entry and the team will place you in the category you fit best)
HOUSEHOLD: (Link to where the household can be found with on The Gallery)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - your images are what BuildnShare will use to judge your entries)
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)
TWITTER TAG: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
FACEBOOK PROFILE: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
TUMBLR LINK: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
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.

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ROOM ENTRY FORM
CHALLENGE #109 - 'Twas the Month of December[ (please copy and paste into your entry post)

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert - leave blank if this is your first entry and the team will place you in the category you fit best)
ROOM: (Link to where the room can be found with on The Gallery)
GALLERY COST: (see the rules section for how to find this information)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - your images are what BuildnShare will use to judge your entries)
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)
TWITTER TAG: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
FACEBOOK PROFILE: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
TUMBLR LINK: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
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.[/left]

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Please use the whole of hashtag #BnS109 when you upload your creations, any build, room or household without this hashtag will not be judged.
The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday 19th December 2018 ** [no later than 23:59:59 EDT/New York Time]
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,946 Member
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    The Build-n-Share challenges will be posted every other Wednesday and run for two weeks. Results will be posted in the Winner's Circle thread. Look for results typically a week to two weeks after the deadline.


    And you can keep up to date with challenge details and winners on our social media:

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    • All entries must provide a media showcase for BuildnShare to use when judging your entries. We feel that it is unfair to expect our judges to have every SP, GP and EP in order to judge from a download. Please ensure that any features you wish the judges to see are shown in your media showcase. your media showcase should consist of still images of your build and be uploaded to an image hosting website such as flickr, picasa, imgur, a blog or even a thread here on the forums. Please note that we will not judge any entry hosted on Photobucket, tinypics. bannersnack or post image.
    • Please ensure that you check that your links work. Any link found to be not working will result in your entry not being judged.
    • All entries must be original and previously unpublished work. Avoid using "styled looks" from Sims 4, or any Sim, challenge or room that you have already uplaoded and showcased. Any competitor who submits another builder’s work will be disqualified and banned from any future 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, playtest 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.
    • To find your Gallery cost, you need to follow these instructions:
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    • Your gallery build description must include the relevant challenge hashtag, this way, we can let you know should your build be favourited by Maxis!
    • 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, no later than 23:59:59 Wednesday night (EST/New York, 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. We have a guide to what we look for in a showcase here.
    • We will not judge any entry hosted on Photobucket, tinypics, bannersnack or post image.
    • Season's Update - Ensure that the majority of your exterior pictures are taken in Summer so that the judges can accurately judge your landscaping. You are also free to show pictures of your builds in different seasons as well, but that these should be clearly labelled with the season. To change the season you can use this cheat (first as with all cheats you must bring up the console using "CTRL + Shift + C" then type in the box that appears "testingcheats true" If it worked, the phrase "Cheats Enabled" should appear below the console. Next type "seasons.set_season X" - change X to 0 for summer, 1 for fall, 2 for winter, or 3 for spring.
    • All new members please enter your links as needed, but if you pop a space in like this h ttps: it will not register as a live link, this will allow us to easily make your links live.
    • Another aside for new members these are a couple of threads that will help you get up to full membership: @Rosemow’s Introduce Yourself Thread and Member vs New Member Thread.
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    In all categories, we put an equal value on landscaping, aesthetics, architecture and interior design, with a nod toward playability.

    If you are new to BuildnShare, we recommend that you leave your entry category empty this way the BnS team can take a look at your entry and place you in a category appropriate to your skills.

    Starting Out - if you are new to building in TS4, this is where you should enter. Things we look for at this level are appropriate room sizes, cohesive exterior style, use of plants that reflect the style of the build and complimentary colours. Pictures should be well organize and provide a complete overviewthe of build

    Established - we recommend entering at this level if you have been promoted from Starting Out. Things looked for over and above Starting Out are, thought as to how the build will ultimately play, good roof lines, use of terrain paints, cohesive interiors and good object choice and placement. Pictures should be well organised, well lit and labelled.

    Expert - we recommend entering at this level if you have been promoted from Established. Things we look for at this level, over and above Established are interesting architecture, thought given to interior and exterior decorative details, creation of livable outdoor spaces. Pictures should have good angles, making good use of camera control options.

    A note of caution, just because you have used something mentioned in a category, does not necessarily mean that you automatically fit in that category. If you are unsure, please tag us and ask for our advice as to where we would place you. Also, we do not advise that you bump yourself up in levels, especially if you are new and we have placed you in a category. We will always promote when we feel you are ready and have no more left to learn in your current category.


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    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.

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    Big thanks to @FaithofKaela for putting this together and to @masajo for updating it!
    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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    @Kittkat7147 - TS3/TS4 Challenge Admin & TS4 judge
    @Masajo - TS4 judge, collator of entries and keeper of the archives
    @lebanna - TS4 judge
    @gmcrozier - TS4 judge
    @BreeMiles - TS4 judge

    @ciane - TS3 Challenge Host & TS3 judge
    @ISHTARJMD - TS3 judge, Discord master and comer upper of challenges
    @_Princess_Natasha_ - TS3 judge
    @creativemetaphor - TS3 judge and comer upper of challenges
    @FidgetyAtom - discord moderator and general lay about

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    Screenshots: Tips and Tricks
    1. Judging is based solely on the screenshots you provide in your showcase, so, 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. Ensure that the majority of your exterior pictures are taken in Summer so that the judges can accurately judge your landscaping. You are also free to show pictures of your builds in different seasons as well, but that these should be clearly labelled with the season.
    8. To change the season you can use this cheat (first as with all cheats you must bring up the console using "CTRL + Shift + C" then type in the box that appears "testingcheats true" If it worked, the phrase "Cheats Enabled" should appear below the console. Next type "seasons.set_season X" - change X to 0 for summer, 1 for fall, 2 for winter, or 3 for spring.

    Ok, those are the basics! If you want to further your simatography skills, we highly recommend you take a look at our showcase guide here.

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




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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,946 Member
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    Congrats to @WrathofCath for winning the #BnS100 Expert category with Inn By The Sea.

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    Congrats to @Talea12345 for winning the #BnS100 Expert room category with Lobby.

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    Congrats to @Rostri-Jodu for winning the #BnS100 Expert CAS challenge with the Resort Townies household.
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    As always click the pics to take you to the gallery page.

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,946 Member
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    Congrats to @Pallystyle for their Established win in #BnS100 with Anchors Aweigh Resort.

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    Congrats to @TresaofPern for their Established win in #BnS100 Room challenge with Oceanside Resort Lobby.

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    Congrats to @FruUtter for their Established win in #BnS100 CAS challenge with the Spreslina family.

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    As always click the pics to take you to the gallery page.

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,946 Member
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    Congrats to @Kriint for their Starting Out win for #BnS100 with Blue Sunrise Hotel

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    Congrats to @asap24 for their Starting Out room win for #BnS100 with SandBar Lobby/Reception.

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    Congrats to @asap24 for their Starting Out CAS win for #BnS100 with the lovely Debshaw Family.

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    As always click the pics to take you to the gallery page.

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  • celdys0nceldys0n Posts: 107 Member
    Builders Unite! ^.^
  • SimGuruHydraSimGuruHydra Posts: 1,458 Member
    YES!
    I'll be checking up on this thread very often :)
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 5,411 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: 35 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: 255 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: 610 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: 7,148 Member
    I also like this idea of having a room-build challenge.

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  • Megster2000Megster2000 Posts: 15 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: 2,946 Member
    Here we go... an hour to go central time and even less than that on the east coast :D
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  • countrykris1playcountrykris1play Posts: 155 Member
    I loved doing BNS for Sims 3 and can't wait to do the same for Sims 4.
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,946 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 :)
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,946 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
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,946 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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