The “Not So Berry” challenge for the Sims 4 created by LilSimsie and AlwaySimming inspired this one. It has a similar structure, but I have tried to make it completely different at the same time.
Like the “Not So Berry” challenge, you have a backstory and several goals for each generation. Also, the generation heirs embody a specific color somewhere on the light/color spectrum. I decided to start with black, as the absence of color, and go through the visible light spectrum until the challenge finishes with white, a combination of all colors in the visible light spectrum. I wasn’t entirely sure where brown was supposed to fall, so I placed it just after black since that’s where it seemed to fit the best.
You don’t have to necessarily make your sim’s hair, eyes, or skin color match their generation’s color, though you can if you’d like. I was thinking of it more as that color is the sim’s favorite color, so it’s probably one you would find throughout their wardrobe and how they decorate their home.
I also thought it would be fun to see a vague plot running throughout the generations. The original heir starts the challenge with a fairly tragic backstory with the odds stacked against them. Each following generation grows progressively more settled, stable, and healthy. Each heir’s growth and flaws influence the next generation.
As a helpful note and to tie the overarching plot together, have each generation write in a journal and make sure to have each heir collect the journals of the previous generations. You will need them to complete the final generation's challenge.
I don’t have anywhere near all the packs, so many traits, aspirations, careers, skills, and collections are not included. The packs used include Seasons, Cats and Dogs, Get to Work, City Living, and Parenthood.
* Note: While play testing, I discovered notebooks revert to unused following the death of the sim that owned it. But I still had the 10 Gen Heir write in all the others once and pretended they were reading it for the sake of the storytelling.
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