EPIC Tripp: Garden of Eden – 1.01

Prologue | Rules Page | Post 1.02

If you have found this page to read about a Sims 4 EPIC challenge then you are in the right place. If you found me by accident, but decide to check it out you are also very welcome, as is everyone who wants to read. I have set up a big of a prologue that will go over some information about this challenge that you can get to above, or you can read the rules page as well. Here we get started with generation 1.

Generation 1: Garden of Eden

  • Must plant a garden on the lot. Founder should choose a lot with easy access to a fishing hole.
  • House may only be wood or stone, with a dirt, stone, or wood floor. Wooden windows are allowed.
  • Electricity has not yet been invented, so NO lights (except candles/torches) or electronics.
  • Toilet must be placed outside, outhouse-style (except without the “house” part…so no walls enclosing it).
  • No showers allowed, and the tub must be placed outside (I.E. filled with pond water).
  • Since there is no running water, sprinklers may not be used.
  • Only the cheapest washing machine is allowed, and no dryer (just the clothes line). If you have the wash tub, that would be most appropriate to start.
  • Male founder or male spouse must enroll in the military, astronaut, or gardening career. A female founder or female spouse must enroll in the culinary or gardening career.
  • Women must have babies at home – NO hospital.
  • No vacation travel (planes haven’t been invented yet).
  • Can only gain athletic skill from the weight bench, jogging or swimming. Also, you can use the punching bag.
  • 2nd generation heir must get to level 5 skill of two of the following before he/she becomes a YA: gardening, fishing, cooking.
  • No phone use (they haven’t been invented yet). Must go to others’ houses to visit/meet someone. May travel within the towns (through loading screens but not on vacation). Phones can only be used to travel or take days off from work or school – they can’t be used to socialize.
  • Scouts are allowed for the children and teens.

    Gen 1 Mini Challenge:
  • NO fridge allowed until the founder or spouse reaches level 10 of his/her chosen career. Sims must eat from their own garden. Before their garden is providing food, they will have to find others’ gardens from which to eat. +3 points
    >>Wood-burning stove can be used once the fridge is unlocked

The rules above are what I have to try and follow as well as the initial challenge base rules and the mini challenges I have selected to attempt, which can be found in the prologue.

Kiana Tripp moves to a lot in Oasis Springs. She picks Pebble Burrow as it has close proximity to fishing.

  • Must plant a garden on the lot. Founder should choose a lot with easy access to a fishing hole.

We build out a small, one room house and place the washing tub, clothes line, toilet and bathtub outside. Everything is lit either by some lanterns that would be candles or candles directly. Here is what we end up with on the outside:

  • House may only be wood or stone, with a dirt, stone, or wood floor. Wooden windows are allowed.
  • Electricity has not yet been invented, so NO lights (except candles/torches) or electronics.
  • Toilet must be placed outside, outhouse-style (except without the “house” part…so no walls enclosing it).
  • No showers allowed, and the tub must be placed outside (I.E. filled with pond water).
  • Only the cheapest washing machine is allowed, and no dryer (just the clothes line). If you have the wash tub, that would be most appropriate to start.

Kiana is ready to go and has the aspiration to be a Freelance Botanist. Since our female must either get into gardening or culinary she will go with gardening. She gets to buy some seeds and she instantly gets started with planting them.

  • Male founder or male spouse must enroll in the military, astronaut, or gardening career. A female founder or female spouse must enroll in the culinary or gardening career.

Now that she has her plants planted and we are working on our aspiration it’s time to find a Mr. Tripp to join us on this….well trip. 🙂 Luckily the welcome wagon comes, and since one of our mini challenges is to find someone within the pre-mades she greats them and checks everyone out. Two men are there are strike us as possible candidates.

She gets along the best with Mr. Johnny Zest (on the right) but before anything beyond some general conversation can happen Johnny says he needs to head home. Kiana doesn’t mind, she has additional work to do in the garden. She whistles a happy little tune while watering and tending to the plants.

Then, as night begins to fall on Kiana’s first day here in Oasis Springs she heads out for a collection run.

Kiana: Why am I being required to go do this? I’m tired.

Because we need to see what is out there and I see some strawberries, which you are going to need if you are to carry on a matriarchy.

Kiana: Fine, but afterwards I want a bath.

The next day dawns and Kiana has to find a way to cook some food. Luckily she has some money, and although I am supposed to be eating from my garden, she starts up roasting a hot dog over her fire pit.

Kiana takes a bath because it’s a bit day. We are going to go visit Johnny Zest today, as he lives across the road and we really think they hit it off enough to bring him in. Plus, I think he’s genes will mix in nicely for future generations.

Ok Kiana we are going to see if Johnny is interesting into you in that way, and if so we’ll see how far it goes.

Kiana: He will love me of course!

Uh huh, I’m sure he will. Although you are apparently one of the only sims I’ve heard about that LIKED the fruitcake the welcome wagon brought

Kiana: But it was AMAZING, a dish like that has to use more than a fire pit, and what were those fruits in there that were so sweet?

Let’s focus on getting you over to Johnny’s huh?

Kiana wasn’t wrong, Johnny took no time in being completely smitten with her and although we had to play this a couple of times because I moved the households around the wrong way the first time we end up with a happy couple having a quick marriage before anyone can change their mind.

Mr. Johnny Vest is now Mr. Johnny Tripp and sadly he will likely never reach his aspiration as he wants to be a Joke Star. Now I know I could probably go in and change it, but in sticking with the idea of finding and marrying in sims from the hood, I’m going to leave him as is. He quits his job in Comedy and joins the Military instead.

  • Male founder or male spouse must enroll in the military, astronaut, or gardening career. A female founder or female spouse must enroll in the culinary or gardening career.

That means we are able to add a second room onto the house!!! So we push the walls back and you get a peak inside where we now of a living area and a bedroom.

With all of those events for the first couple of days here in Oasis Springs we will wrap up this post and be back for potentially more drama as these two begin their lives together attempting to reach level 10 of a career so we can get a fridge!

Prologue | Rules Page | Post 1.02


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