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.
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 SamelaRitahttp://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/the-mcphail-renovacy.html
- by SamelaRitahttp://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/luke-and-lucy-renovacy.html
- by SamelaRitahttp://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/the-warehouse-renovacy.html
- by SamelaRitahttp://samelasstories.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/the-orphanage-renovacy.html
- by SamelaRitahttps://samelasstories.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-modise-twins-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
Passing note - if you want to use a money cheat to get rid of their spare money, you might have to change their name in edit town mode to just Hutchins or just Mojica: the game doesn't seem to like the gaps.
Sassafras by ADWilsonhttps://adwilson1991.wordpress.com/sassafras/
Ciane's Container Challenge:
Back story and rule variations:https://2sim3.wordpress.com/other/container
The Lighthouse Renovacy
This is the renovacy KaytayRoall made for Ciane as part of a gifting session.http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16455862/#Comment_16455862https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9212852
The Old Mill.
A renovacy made by Jessabeans for SamelaRita as part of the Amayzing gift exchange.https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9309941
A renovacy made by Jessabeans for SamelaRita as part of the Amayzing gift exchange.https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9310215
The Old Cooper Place.
A renovacy made by Jessabeans for SamelaRita as part of the Amayzing gift exchange.https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9310571
The Wren Sisters.
A renovacy made by Jessabeans for SamelaRita as part of the Amayzing gift exchange.https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9310111
Not Quite A Runaway Success
A renovacy made for MamaDragon by AlphaFen as part of the Amayzing Gift Exchangehttps://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9310815
Back story here: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/17074021/#Comment_17074021
The Pole Renovacy
Made by HideHi for the Holiday Gift Exchange.
House here: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9351043
And family here: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9351042
The Potato House by Jessabeans - see page 45
House here: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9352888
And Sim here: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9352926
Forging A New Path
A renovacy made for MamaDragon by AlphaFen as part of the Amayzing Gift Exchangehttps://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9310543
My, This Place Has Potential
A renovacy made for me by LMC6254 as part of the SummerFest gift exchange.https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9394596
An Old Jockey's Nightmare
A renovacy made for me by LMC6254 as part of the SummerFest gift exchange.https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9394755
Rusty Wrangler's Horse Supplies
A renovacy made for me by LMC6254 as part of the SummerFest gift exchange.https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9395123
The Old Bakery
A renovacy made for me by LMC6254 as part of the SummerFest gift exchange.https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9394968
The Forgotten Refuge
A renovacy made for me by LMC6254 as part of the SummerFest gift exchange.https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9395270