I have to come clean and say that this is not a true Legacy Challenge legacy Sims 3 family. I started before I knew all the rules of the Legacy Challenge. The official challenge seems to center around keeping your 10-generation Sims 3 family on the same lot for the entire time and building a mansion there. I’d rather show off my upward-climbing family by allowing them to buy their way up to nicer homes. I think it’s fun for them to move around in the community, and I’m pretty lousy at designing houses anyway.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to the founding member of the Sample clan, the only Sim in this story who I created myself. Meet Susie.
I created Susie to be a bit of an avatar. She’s overweight and redheaded, though more readheaded than I am. I gave her some personality traits inspired by how I view myself. Yes, I named her Susie Sample as a gag, but after a while I got really attached to it. It seems to fit the bizarre, yet endearing, Sims 3 naming conventions.
Susie is charismatic, a party animal, a mooch, and childlike.
I’d like to think I’m not a mooch, at least.
I didn’t give her a fifth personality trait because I didn’t fully understand how the game worked. I thought I could let her choose any empty traits as she lived her life. This didn’t turn out to be the case. You or the game chooses personality traits at each Sim’s birthday until it is an adult. So she ended up stuck with only four traits.
Susie also has some skills after my own heart. She likes to tinker.
She’s also an amazingly good cook.
As sort of a path not taken, I gave her a musical ambition — Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers. My music has always been a side hobby, while programming took the forefront of my career. I figured that someone with the maximum number of friends and the best musical skills would be a wish-fulfillment alternate me.
She started out with the usual startup money and no bennies. Her original home was pretty shabby, but I didn’t get the hang of taking pictures until she had already moved out to the home you see here. How she got to this house, of course, is another story.