As my Hunger Games (season one) series is coming to a close, I have decided to begin a few new series in the very near future. (Check out my YouTube channel, SIMple Bliss!)
I have no intention of ending either my Amazon Challenge or my Performing Arts School Challenge any time soon, but the Hunger Games is being produced a LOT on YouTube by several LPers. Plus, I played several “seasons” of it over the past year, and, quite frankly, I am becoming bored with it. Thus, it is time to MOVE ON! 🙂
For the last week, I have been on the search for the perfect “farming” challenge. There are a few good ones on Mod the Sims, and I watched two YouTube series, one produced by Twitch and one by Mommie Simmer, that were very interesting. In the end, I have decided to create my own “farming” challenge. Well, actually, it’s part farming challenge…
I will be producing a challenge LP called Harvest Hippie: Commune Challenge.
This challenge will begin like most farming challenges, with a YA inexperienced farmer. In Harvest Hippie, this sim must look the part of a “hippie” with a variety of traits that convey that persona. I am working on a “tiered” process, through which the founding hippie must progress, all while adding members to his commune. The commune must be self-sufficient from start to finish–no jobs, no careers, no professions–and all skills must learned through trial and error–no books, no classes. Once I play through an experimental version, I will post the final version of the rules and begin recording the LP and uploading to YouTube. I am anxious to get started!
In addition to the Harvest Hippie series, I want to do two more LPs…
First, I have an idea for one that is based on the 1961 movie, The Parent Trap, in which a young couple with twin girls gets a divorce and each parent moves to separate lots and raises the girls without ever having contact with one another. Once the girls become teens, they are sent to the same summer camp. They must first become enemies, then best friends. When camp is over, they each go to live with the opposite parent. The father has a new woman in his life, and the mother a new man. The girls must harass their parents’ new partners until they are enemies with them. Once the new partners are moved out, the girls must create opportunities for their parents to spend time together, and, ultimately, help them rekindle their former romance.
The second one is less of a “challenge” LP and more of a story LP, but I think there are going to be ways that I can implement small challenges within it. I love the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, so I want to recreate the characters and tell a simmie-version of that story. I think the Sims 3 harvestables (for Lily’s father’s orchard) and the beehives (for August’s honey business) will help to set the scene for this multi-layered tale of a young girl’s search for answers about her deceased mother and about herself.
As I get these series going, I will post more detailed information and pictures of the sims and the lots I’ll be creating and using. In the meantime, make sure to check out my existing LPs. If don’t have a YouTube account, it’s easy to create one. This way you can “like” the videos, subscribe to my channel, and share the videos to various social media sites. Your support is always appreciated! 🙂 Click here to see my channel: SIMple Bliss