Those Crazy Irish

Welcome to “Those Crazy Irish”

I have very much missed my Sims 3 ISBI (I’m Surrounded by Idiots) Challenge, and instead of starting a new one (since I can’t get the old save working) I’m starting a new family on Sims 4! I’m going to go with the same theme as before – starting with a fiery haired Irish girl, and seeing how far I can get the red hair to go.

Meet Maeve MacRae: Romantic, Family Oriented, and Neat with a wish to be with her soulmate (gives her the alluring trait).

I’ll be following the rules pretty closely – it’s fairly simple. Basically you have one sim to control – called a torch holder. All other sims in your household function more like NPCs and only get ONE controlled action per age state. Once the next heir gets to young adult age, the “Torch” passes to them, and they become the controlled sim. Easy, right? .. Try again. Taking care of a whole family by controlling only one sim is an interesting juggling act, as you will see.

The story is told in a narrative style, mostly with pictures.. so be warned.. there will be LOTS of pictures!

Story Chapters:

Torch Holder: Maeve MacRae

Torch Holder: Alan MacRae

Torch Holder: Becca MacRae:

Game Information and Links:

Challenge Rules:

  • ISBI (I’m Surrounded by Idiots) Challenge rules found on the sims forums here. This challenge has been around for quite a while, these are some updated sims 4 rules I found. Another version of the rules is for sims 3 here.
  • Penalties:

Self Wetting : -5
Pass Out : -5
Failing School : -5
Accidental Deaths : -10
Fires : -10
Social Worker Visit : -15

  • Bonuses:

Single Birth : +5
Twins : +10
Triplets : +15
Any sim in the household completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child and Adult): +5
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations : +10
Skills maxed by NTH family members : +10
NTH children earning an A in school : +5
NTH sims reaching the top of a career : +10
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: +10
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation : +10
Every 100,000 simoleons earned* : +20
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder : +5 [This can be done in a number of ways. Write a biography (writing skill level 10), paint a painting from reference of the sim at 8+ painting skill, or take a picture with a 5+ photography skill in the Torch-Holder’s honor. Done to remember your THs on through the generations. ]

Mods in use:

  • None

Challenge Modifications/Exceptions and my reasoning:

  • None currently, I hope to follow the rules as closely as possible.

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