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Hello!  You’ve found my sims 3 & 4 blog.  I’m known as IllusoryThrall on Sims 3/4 Forums, and Wyldhawke on modthesims.com, boolprop, and on Origin.  Feel free to send me a friends request on any or all of those. I’ll be using this site for blogging on my Sims 3 & 4 Challenge games.  Challenge games are just that – games I’ve started for any Challenge I’ve either come up with or found that I want to try.  I’m going to TRY to not have too many active at any one time, and most will probably have a story to go with them.  I haven’t tried blogging challenge stories before for Sims 2 (and back in Sims 1 I didn’t even KNOW about Challenges – I mostly built and fiddled around in the game.. hehe) – so this should be interesting.  You’ll all have to bear with me as I practice stretching creative muscles I haven’t used for a while..  *grin*

For now, if you’re looking for some information about me, Click Here.

Current Posting Rotation/Schedule: (updated 9/18/20)

How this works: each month, I’ll be playing a rotation of four challenges. Every four months, I will be back to the first rotation. Splitting them up will (I think) alleviate the problem I’ve been running into of just not “connecting” with these Sims – and having four at a time will keep me from getting bored. Rotation One started in July with Simnano. I’ve switched things around again as of August 18th, so the lineup looks a bit different now. This was to allow my Decades families to be played every other month (so they’re in two rotations).

Rotation One: (will be back November 2020)

Tails of Sulani (Mermaid Legacy) – On Gen 3 of 10
The Ramblers (Drifter Challenge) – On Gen 13 of 24
Thrall’s Master Simmer – 7 of 80 Goal Sets complete
Decades Challenge War (Two Simultaneous Decades Challenges with different start conditions and and aging rules.) – In the 1890s with both

Rotation Two: (Coming December 2020)

Foreshadowed Sunset (Vampire Lineage) – On Gen 1 of 10
Those Crazy Irish (Alphabetcy ISBI) – On Gen 3 of 26
The Wyld Game (Name Game Challenge) – 26 Letters to go
Falconvale EPIC – On Gen 1 of 10

Rotation Three: (Will be back in January 2021)

The Broomstick Files (Magical Legacy challenge) – On Gen 1 of 5
Bundles From Sixam (Alien 100 baby challenge) – 6/100 Kids Moved Out
Who’s Crazy Now? (Backwards ISBI) Play & Post – On Gen 1 of 7
Decades Challenge War (Two Simultaneous Decades Challenges with different start conditions and and aging rules.) – In the 1890s with both

Rotation Four: (Started September 2020, currently active)

Island Spirits (Sulani History Challenge) – On Gen 1 of 10
Braxton Baby Boom – 0 of 32 children Moved Out
That’s Life (Board Game challenge) – On Gen 1 of 8
Townie Rotation – No “End” Date
Possible Upgrowth Challenge?

Non-Rotation Challenges: (Active all the time)

Plumbobbing Through Time (Exploring History Challenge) – On Gen 3 of 30
The Diversity Experiment (Rebuild Vol 1 & 2 Challenge) – On Gen 1 of 100

Challenges Authored by Me: (Updated 2/9/20)

Current Projects: (Updated 6/22/20)

  • The Townie Rotation – An indefinitely played game where I take the EA premade sims and see where their lives could go. – commentary style.

Current Challenges (Updated 7/20/20)

Commentary Style blogging:

Story Style Blogging:

Not Blogged:

  • Mystery Mansion Challenge
  • DITFT

“On Hiatus” Challenges (Updated 6/22/20)

  • Build-a-Pack Challenge (Sims 4 Build challenge)
  • A Sims 4 Alphabetcy (Random Legacy to 26 generations) – Not blogging this one, currently on generation 3.
  • Settlers Challenge (Sims 4)
  • The Travelers” – a Sims 4 Drifter challenge with a game-driven story. – On Hiatus

Past Challenges (Updated On 6/22/20)

  • Apartment Switch Testing Phases – “Normal” and “Extreme” difficulty
  • Thrall’s Drifter(Retired) My old Sims 4 Drifter Challenge – blogged commentary style. Decided to restart my Drifter after my hiatus from Sims and not wanting to sort through screenshots taken over a year previously and try to figure out where exactly I was.
  • Spectres of the Past” (NiF/Apocalypse – Sims 3) – On Hiatus – My second favorite challenge from a story point of view. (First favorite is my retired challenge, Falconvale.) This is the one that my family thinks of when they think of my Sims blogging. Very much a story driven challenge – it stalled due to the game not working quite the way I wanted it to. i.e. A “random chance” happening when it was supposed to (or happening at all, really.) I finally resolved that issue and it is just now coming back into my writing cycle.
  • Falcon Apocalypse” Challenge (Sims 3) – On Hiatus – Yeah, I know, this one should probably have a better name.. but I never came up with one, but this is what I’ve been calling it, so the name stuck. The family name is “Falcon”, and it’s a straight-up Sims 3 Apocalypse challenge, so that’s where the name came from. Just restarted this one, and am blogging a story to go with it (Game-driven story).
  • Castaway Shores” NiF Challenge  (Sims 3) – On Hiatus – This is an old challenge I just got working again… so I’m really looking forward to playing it some more again. I’ve been missing the “NiF” challenges for such a long time, and the whole idea of doing one in the Island Paradise world as a castaway was too much to resist. (Game-driven story)

Planned Challenges (Updated On 8/6/20)