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The Renovacy Challenge - a new (and short!) challenge.

SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
edited April 25 in Stories and Legacies
What’s a renovacy? And who might like it?

It’s a renovation-legacy. The aim is to renovate the dilapidated living quarters your sims have found themselves in. Before the youngest child becomes an adult.
The rules are simple.
Set ages to default mode.
If you have seasons, set each season to either 7 days, or 3 days if you want to play with short years.
No money cheats.
The family starts with no money at all. If they have any, take it off them!
No adult can have a career or profession: nothing with a proper salary. They can make money fishing, collecting and selling things, gardening, playing for tips, sculpting, inventing and selling your products at the consignment store, dumpster diving…but no jobs (though there can be an exception for one part-time job if it’s essential to the story.)
Children can sell baked goods or lemonade, if you buy the stand and a cooker.
Teens can have a part-time job.

Children have to be grade A students as soon as possible, and stay on the honour roll. You don’t want social services investigating your home life, and seeing the state of your home.
Family relationships have to be good too, for the same reason – if they start off poor, then you have to improve them as a priority.

The renovating rules.
All flooring and walls have to be papered over – you can’t sell the floor or wall covering that’s already there.
You can repaint things to make them look better, but you have to pay 25 simoleons for everything you paint – make a donation on the mailbox.
Your aim is for everyone to have their own bedroom (spouses can share, and babies or toddlers can go in with someone else), with a bed, curtains, bedside table, lamp and dresser or desk or toybox.
Bathroom/toilet goal is one between two. At least one with bath and one with shower.
Kitchen is fridge, cooker, sink, three counter units, lighting, and clock, picture and bench accessory.
Dining room/area is table, enough chairs for everyone plus a visitor, rug, lighting, two pictures .
Sitting room is enough comfy seating for everyone, coffee table, two plants, lighting, two pictures and either television or stereo.
For people who like scoring things, you can score the rooms: add up the points on the furniture for environment, energy, comfort, fun and stress relief. Hunger, bladder and hygiene don’t count. A total of 10 gives you a level 1 room, 20 a level 2 and so on.
Garden area: if there are plants here that you want to get rid of, you can sell them, but you can only spend the money on fences or walls or other plants. The goal for the garden is to have it fenced and gated (to keep the children safe). You can score a garden like the rooms though, by adding things to it.

Who might like it?
Someone who wants a shortish challenge. The house has to be finished by the time the youngest child is an adult.
Someone who likes building, creating families and starting off a story.

Building rules.
You can make this as hard as you like, except that each house must start with a toilet and shower, some means of cooking (can be a fire pit) and somewhere for everyone to sleep. This can be a sleeping bag on the floor. Any babies or toddlers have to have a cot each and one potty. After that, it’s totally up to you! You can make it as ugly as you like, as run-down as you like…the sleeping area has to have a roof, but nothing else does. You can make the furniture as outrageous as you want…just go wild!

Creating a family rules.
One adult or teen must have the Good trait so that they can make donations on the mailbox.
The family can be as hard to play as you like, and as big as you like. There must be one adult, though, and if the adult is a grandparent, then there has to be one teen. I quite like dressing them in dreadful clothes. And they can’t have better ones until they can afford a dresser!
Give it a starting story and post it for someone else to download and play!
Add it at the bottom of this post, if you like...

Links to mine: (more coming later as I get them moved onto my story site). These are the cc free and pattern-free ones. The non-cc and pattern-free ones are in later posts.
http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/the-newton-brown-renovacy.html - by SamelaRita
http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/the-mcphail-renovacy.html - by SamelaRita
http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/luke-and-lucy-renovacy.html - by SamelaRita
http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/the-warehouse-renovacy.html - by SamelaRita
http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/the-orphanage-renovacy.html - by SamelaRita

The Mojica-Hutchins renovacy by Mmdrgntobldrgn. Lot here: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9194494
Back story here: http://mamadragonssims.weebly.com/renovation-challenges/hutchins-and-mojica-renovation-challenge

Sassafras by ADWilson
https://adwilson1991.wordpress.com/sassafras/

Ciane's Container Challenge:
Back story and rule variations:
https://2sim3.wordpress.com/other/container
Lot:
https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9210495
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Comments

  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    This is the next renovacy to get moved onto my story site, so here's a link in case anyone wants to try it.
    http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/the-castle-family-renovacy.html
  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    edited September 2017
  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    The fifth one is The Warehouse Renovacy - slightly different in that there's no children involved.
    http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/the-warehouse-renovacy.html
  • MoonstoneHorseyMoonstoneHorsey Posts: 106 Member
    Sounds like an interesting challenge
    My YT:MoonstoneHorsey
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin
    Patronus: Lynx
    My Studio: Studio
    My Sims 4 Kennel: Alaskan Shepherd Kennel
  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    This one is The Orphanage Renovacy - I did a boy as the main character for a change.
    http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/the-orphanage-renovacy.html
  • ElijahsBabyGurl9ElijahsBabyGurl9 Posts: 1,296 Member
    Hmm this is very interesting... I may have to incorporate this challenge into my 50 Foals Challenge :) Great idea for a challenge. Following closely.
    My YT: greengablesglen9
    Hogwarts House: Slytherin/Hufflepuff=Slytherpuff
    Ilvermorny School: The Horned Serpent
    Patronus: Snowy Owl
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  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    Hmm this is very interesting... I may have to incorporate this challenge into my 50 Foals Challenge :) Great idea for a challenge. Following closely.
    Thanks for the comment, and for reading the post! Love your avatar, by the way. I notice your YT is called Greengables - are you a fan of the stories? We actually went to PEI, and I loved it.
  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    Natalya Danilova - a Russian orphan - and the huge house her great-grandmother has left to her. It's another renovacy. See the top post for the rules. Link here:
    http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/natalya-danilova-renovacy.html
  • bebasimbebasim Posts: 510 Member
    WOW this certainly sounds very interesting! I'll have to have a look at the family's you've created... maybe my next challenge? I will be interested to follow a story someone starts with this challenge. Looks very interesting :smile:
  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    The Old Railway: a new renovacy. Bit of a gap since the last one, not unconnected to my broken ankle and all the attendant complications...Link here:http://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/the-railway-renovacy.html
    I fancied doing a different style of architecture. There's no cc in this download, but I've added some to my own version, and put pictures and references up, in case you want to do the same. I'm quite enjoying this family...
  • cianeciane Posts: 14,913 Member
    edited December 2017
    I enjoyed reading your renovacy stories and may give a few of them a try.

    I started with the orphanage here: https://2sim3.wordpress.com/other/orphren
    Post edited by ciane on
  • cianeciane Posts: 14,913 Member
    I finished the renovacy in two sim weeks. I may play them one more day, but the link above has links to each of the chapters showing progress.

    I have two friends who have said they plan to attempt this challenge too. I hope they post here with their stories and pics!
  • MmdrgntobldrgnMmdrgntobldrgn Posts: 6,372 Member
    edited December 2017
    Question does all of the family have to stay on the lot for the duration? Can some members move out and on, through marriage or just leaving, o long as it doesn't impact family funds?

    If a young adult can score/earn a scholarship can they go to university?

    Dumpster diving permitted?

    Ps, per the no career or profession rule does that also exclude self employment via city hall?
    Peace, GranMama Dragon
    Raised on satire. Exploring the universe through imagination since 1969.
    Save Game Often o:)
    repair & clear caches often
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  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    edited January 1
    ciane wrote: »
    I finished the renovacy in two sim weeks. I may play them one more day, but the link above has links to each of the chapters showing progress.

    I have two friends who have said they plan to attempt this challenge too. I hope they post here with their stories and pics!

    Really loved the way the orphanage looked at the end - I liked the mix of colours and the style, and I'd never have thought of doing any of those, but now I've seen them, I'm borrowing them! Especially using the cushion chairs, which I never think of doing.
    Happy New Year to you!
  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    edited January 1
    Question does all of the family have to stay on the lot for the duration? Can some members move out and on, through marriage or just leaving, o long as it doesn't impact family funds?

    If a young adult can score/earn a scholarship can they go to university?

    Dumpster diving permitted?

    Ps, per the no career or profession rule does that also exclude self employment via city hall?

    No self-employment through city hall, as you end up getting a salary.
    Yes, you can dumpster-dive.
    Don't see why people shouldn't move out, as long as it doesn't affect the family funds - it could make for a good addition to the story line! Do they leave in a huff (or a minute and a huff, as Groucho Marx said?) or becuase they fall so far in love, or for some other reason?
    Never thought about university - I think you'd have to keep the finances separate from the original house funds, but otherwise it would just be like them moving out. Or maybe the family could be saving up every penny to make it possible for just one of them to go to university...
    Thanks for commenting, and Happy New Year!
  • cianeciane Posts: 14,913 Member
    I'm glad you liked the way my orphanage turned out. :smiley:
    I added one page showing snowflake day and birthdays for the official end to the challenge with the youngest children:
    https://2sim3.wordpress.com/other/orphren/end

    And I did start the old railway one too.
    https://2sim3.wordpress.com/other/trainstn
  • MmdrgntobldrgnMmdrgntobldrgn Posts: 6,372 Member
    Puttering away at the orphanage challenge here and there. I had a topsy turvy December so only had a little simming time.

    I'm posting notes, no story, regarding my progress at
    http://mamadragonssims.weebly.com/mama-dragons-sims/category/renovation-challenge

    Not sure if I've finished the first week or not. Will find out in the next day or so.
    Peace, GranMama Dragon
    Raised on satire. Exploring the universe through imagination since 1969.
    Save Game Often o:)
    repair & clear caches often
    S3 Studio
    S3 blog: The Avani's complete story, s3 store breakdown, & lists of empty lots by world
    Behrooz Family: An apocalypse challengcy
  • cianeciane Posts: 14,913 Member
    Wow! It was so strange seeing the orphanage from a different perspective. I loved it!
  • cianeciane Posts: 14,913 Member
    I finished the old railway challenge and have now started on the Luke and Lucy one.
  • MmdrgntobldrgnMmdrgntobldrgn Posts: 6,372 Member
    I've had a story suggest itself based on the Stones, so now I'm not sure if I'll finish the orphanage. I should just so I'm not abandoning it. That and finishing the orphanage will help me with ideas for the Stones. :)

    Hubby's off this week so it will probably be next week before I get any serious singing time.
    Peace, GranMama Dragon
    Raised on satire. Exploring the universe through imagination since 1969.
    Save Game Often o:)
    repair & clear caches often
    S3 Studio
    S3 blog: The Avani's complete story, s3 store breakdown, & lists of empty lots by world
    Behrooz Family: An apocalypse challengcy
  • MmdrgntobldrgnMmdrgntobldrgn Posts: 6,372 Member
    One more question, I think it's been answered, but my brain isn't recalling the answer.

    I know we can add to the foundations and external walls, are we allowed to "move" foundation around. Also can walls be taken down on the inside to be used elsewhere?
    Peace, GranMama Dragon
    Raised on satire. Exploring the universe through imagination since 1969.
    Save Game Often o:)
    repair & clear caches often
    S3 Studio
    S3 blog: The Avani's complete story, s3 store breakdown, & lists of empty lots by world
    Behrooz Family: An apocalypse challengcy
  • SamelaRitaSamelaRita Posts: 409 Member
    One more question, I think it's been answered, but my brain isn't recalling the answer.

    I know we can add to the foundations and external walls, are we allowed to "move" foundation around. Also can walls be taken down on the inside to be used elsewhere?

    Yes, you can take walls down and use them elsewhere, or the renovations would be too limited. And you can move foundation too.
  • MmdrgntobldrgnMmdrgntobldrgn Posts: 6,372 Member
    More questions, lol

    I always think of more after the fact. :)

    If we're using an empty world, does a school have to go in right away or can we 'homeschool' the simlets either with a mod or by having them skill build?

    Doesn't impact the orphanage which is about half way remodeled to what I want, but will affect my next remodel ideas.
    Peace, GranMama Dragon
    Raised on satire. Exploring the universe through imagination since 1969.
    Save Game Often o:)
    repair & clear caches often
    S3 Studio
    S3 blog: The Avani's complete story, s3 store breakdown, & lists of empty lots by world
    Behrooz Family: An apocalypse challengcy
  • fleshjennfleshjenn Posts: 4,919 Member
    Love the back story on the train station. thinking of trying it. I just wondered if all your downloads were CC free?
    I don't have some of the EPs and not sure how that would effect the lot when it loads. I also currently only have the Worlds installed, so need to add store items back in before I try and load the lot.
  • MmdrgntobldrgnMmdrgntobldrgn Posts: 6,372 Member
    edited January 20
    fleshjenn wrote: »
    Love the back story on the train station. thinking of trying it. I just wondered if all your downloads were CC free?
    I don't have some of the EPs and not sure how that would effect the lot when it loads. I also currently only have the Worlds installed, so need to add store items back in before I try and load the lot.

    Fleshjenn I fav'd the ones that are cc free according to custard, hopefully when SamelaRita has time maybe she can make cc & patern free versions of the other ones available. :)

    • McPhail - a renovacy
    • The Warehouse
    • Newton-Brown
    • The Old Railway Station
    • Linton
    Peace, GranMama Dragon
    Raised on satire. Exploring the universe through imagination since 1969.
    Save Game Often o:)
    repair & clear caches often
    S3 Studio
    S3 blog: The Avani's complete story, s3 store breakdown, & lists of empty lots by world
    Behrooz Family: An apocalypse challengcy
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