I had a ton of fun with Strangerville, Cora, and the whole story line of that town! Decided not to post it, as much of it was rather repetitive/grindy, and I was also trying to get her skills up at the same time. 😛 But the fake apartment worked out and fit in beautifully for what I needed it for and I sure enjoyed playing through that pack!
On to something new. As I do. 😉
I was meandering the web about a month ago, wondering what kind of challenge I could do with TS4 that would get my interest back up. I ran across The Cinderella Challenge, which has been around since TS2 days.
So as not to call anyone out I’m not going to leave any links here – but suffice it to say that anyone who said they’d “adapted” the challenge for TS4 had done it 1) waaay back in the early days of TS4, and/or 2) just copied and pasted and amalgamated the TS2 and TS3 versions of the challenge.
In other words, I found that much of it lacked any relevance to my TS4 game. LOL
Thus began my current odyssey…
- I needed some decent TS4 rules/guidelines
- I needed some TS4 characters/sims for this challenge
- I needed an appropriate house for the challenge to take place in
- I needed to decide where I would take my inspiration from (ie, which Cinderella story/movie would inspire me)
Well, since my introduction to Cinderella came via a movie theatre at a very young age with the Disney adaptation, and since that therefore is my favourite version, I’m definitely going to get my inspiration for characters and storyline/challenge from there. However, I’m leaving it at “inspired” – I’m not trying to perfectly imitate it all and gather CC from the four hundred corners of the internet to make it all matchy-matchy… nooooo!
I am currently adapting the rules I’ve have gathered from online for the past generations of the game into something that will better relate to TS4, esp. regarding traits and aspirations, game perks and limitations, etc. I’d definitely share them here when I’m done figuring things out!
As for a house, I have all of Peacemaker’s homes at this point, and I picked one of them (Millard Manor from his Stonehaven collection) to be the lovely “Montague House” (assuming Cinderella’s dad was a “Montague”) where the main 4 characters will live. I’m still finishing the interior of the home at this time. I’ve placed it in Windenburg – seemed a suitable town for this sort of story. 🙂
And today, I have finally completed my cast of characters! In the main house, I’ll have the usuals (named in honour of the Disney characters): Lady Tremaine, Drizella, Anastasia, and Cinderella.
Down the road from the Montague House, when the time comes, I’ll move the Fairy Godmother into in a lovely little cottage suitable for her.
And in a castle on the large lot on the island in Windenburg, I have The Prince and his father and mother – house and characters all conveniently stolen from my Princess Challenge. Haaa! (Hint: The Prince from that challenge sometimes appears at the top of this blog, looking rather bored and/or haughty… 😉 )
I may renovate the royal family to have more of a “Disney” look although, again, I’m not going for perfect here, just “inspired by”. 😉 And yes, I know there was no Queen in the Disney story… she may or may not stay. Although I think it might be nice for Cinderella to finally have a loving mother again, don’t you?
Well, now you have the introduction to this whole venture I have started on! I will do a photo gallery next of the four main characters, so stay tuned!
If you have ideas for this challenge, or have played it out in TS4, or just want to comment, go ahead and join in below. 🙂