Weekly Links List – June 26, 2017

It occurred to me this morning that our Links & Affiliates pages were greatly out of date (like… 2 or 3 YEARS out of date). Rather than go through and update it, I thought it would be nice to bring back my weekly links posts where I link to other sites, Youtube channels, and Twitch channels that play our challenges. This was something that I always enjoyed doing as I love finding new people to watch/read their stories.

There is a good chance that I am going to miss someone as it’s difficult to track down everyone that does our challenges, so please let me know in the comments below if I’ve missed you or someone else and I will add you next week!

NOTE: These links are ONLY for website/channels that are actively playing our challenges. I can’t link all Simmers as the list would be a hundred miles long. Continue reading →

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Chapter 1.1 – Meet Marle Retreaux (Sims 2 Legacy Story)

Hello everyone! It’s been ages since I sat down to write a Sims story. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do again for quite some time and now that I am no longer Twitch streaming (thanks ISP data cap!) I actually have the time to do so again. I got my start in Sims lit with writing a Sims 2 Legacy story about the Legato family way back in 2005. I never finished the Legacy (actually… ironically enough I have NEVER finished a Legacy), but I really do want to at some point. One thing that I thought would be fun would be to start with a Sims 2 Legacy and work my way up to Sims 4. Yeah, it’s going to take time, but since I’m not recording it or streaming it, I actually think it may not take as long as either of those two options would have.

So without further ado… let me introduce you to our founder, Marle Retreaux (pronounced “Retro”)!

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Eat Like a Sim Series is Returning!

Hi everyone! I’ve got some exciting news to share with you all today! My recipe series inspired by the Sims, Eat Like a Sim will be returning! I started this series a few years ago and used Sims recipes to inspire real life recipes that you can make at home. Well that series will be coming back soon! I have moved all of the previous recipes back to this website (they were previously on my now defunct recipe website) and will be adding new ones soon!

Here is a list of all previous recipes made for Eat Like a Sim:

Got a particular Sims recipe that you want to see me make a recipe for in real life? Let me know in the comments below!

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Introducing the Alien Adoption Challenge!

Hello everyone! Pinstar has an all-new Parenthood-centric challenge for you guys to play! The Alien Adoption Challenge! Want to really put your Sim’s parenting skills to the test? This challenge is for you!

You will be starting with an Alien Toddler and will be unable to DIRECTLY control that Alien Sim until they reach Young Adulthood. The only way you can teach them things and meet their needs is by using their parent.

This challenge will require a couple of different packs (not just Parenthood) to work properly. You will need Parenthood, Get to Work, and City Living.

Want to see how to get started with the challenge? Check out Pinstar’s introduction video!

In other news, both the Legacy Challenge and the Wonder Child Challenge have had some minor updates with the release of Parenthood. Changes for the Legacy Rules can be found under the Gameplay and Scoring section! As always, these rule updates are optional and you will not need the pack to continue playing the challenges as you normally would.

Posted by ImaginingMystic in Featured, General News, Other Challenges, Sims 4 News, The Alien Adoption Challenge, 0 comments

Mystic’s Sims 4 House Builds – Rory’s Build Challenge for June 2017

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve built a house in The Sims 4 so I decided to ease myself back into it by tackling the latest #RoryBuilds Challenge! I loved the layout of this cozy little beach house so I thought it would be a great challenge for me to do. I am always on the lookout for more build challenges to try (it seems I can’t play any aspect of the Sims without doing a challenge of some sort… I’m an addict!) so if you have any recommendations be sure to let me know in the comments below! Now, onto the house tour!

As you can see from the picture above, I tried to add a tropical feel to the exterior of the house by adding palm trees and plants that look like they’d be right at home on a Caribbean island somewhere. Continue reading →

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New Twitter Account & Other News!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far!

I just wanted to let you all know that there is a new Twitter account for the Sims Legacy Challenge website! I had been using my personal Twitter account to Tweet out news related to this website, but for privacy reasons, I have decided to finally make an official Twitter account for the website.

If you have Twitter and wish to keep up to date with all news pertaining to the Sims Legacy Challenge website then follow @Sims_Legacy!

In other news, we are hoping to release our newest Sims 4 Challenge tomorrow! So keep an eye out for that!

Finally, I have decided to bring back Eat Like a Sim recipes (real life recipes based on food found in the Sims games)! I am in the process of transferring the previously written recipes back onto this site from my old video game food blog. Once that is done, expect to see new recipes here!

Posted by ImaginingMystic in General News, 6 comments

The Sims 4 Fitness Stuff Pack Coming June 20, 2017!

Hi everyone! We have more good news coming out of EA/Maxis today! The Sims 4 Fitness Stuff Pack will be released on June 20, 2017!

We’ll be getting lots of new build/buy objects in this pack with a more modern & nature inspired style. There is also new gym equipment to try out as well as ear buds so that your Sims can listen to music while working out without bothering their fellow gym go-ers! Continue reading →

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Legacy Challenge Updates & A New Challenge Coming Soon!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to give you a quick update in regards to what is happening with the Legacy Challenge with the new Parenthood game pack. We will be adding some optional updates to the channel (if you don’t own the pack, you obviously will not need to do anything different). We are still playtesting quite a bit, but hopefully will have the updates soon!

Pinstar also has a NEW challenge for the Parenthood pack in the works. Rules will be posted once he has finished playtesting everything. This challenge will be specific to the Parenthood pack and should be a nice, shorter challenge for those of you that don’t have the time to do a long, Legacy challenge 🙂

Hope you all are having a great week!

Posted by ImaginingMystic in General News, Legacy Challenge Rules, Sims 4 News, 2 comments

The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack Announced!

 

Hi everyone! Long time, no see! I apologize for Pinstar‘s and my absence from the site as of late, we’ve been busy with other projects and haven’t really been playing The Sims lately. However! We just got an interesting bit of news that might be dragging us back to the game!

A new game pack has just been announced for The Sims 4 called The Parenthood Pack and we think it might add quite a few fun things for you Legacy Challenge AND Wonder Child Challenge fans out there.

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Mystic’s Sims 4 House Builds – Trying Rory’s Build Challenge (House 02)

Hello everyone! I have another house build for you today and this time I decided to try Rory’s Build Challenge to add another layer of difficulty to my house building. I probably won’t do a house building challenge every week, but I’ve been wanting to try this one.

I am really happy with how the house came out. I was able to stay about §2,000 under budget and still managed to get the house to look as close to the build challenge house as possible. I did have to make a couple of changes to the rooms as one room was a laundry room. Since we don’t have laundry items in The Sims 4, I decided just to make the master bedroom a bit bigger. All-in-all I think it went really well and I definitely want to try more house build challenges in the future (if you have any suggestions for a house build challenge, let me know in the comments below). Now, onto the house tour!

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Posted by ImaginingMystic in House Builds & Tours, 2 comments