So, I’m completely crazy.. and I’m trying out a concept that worked in Sims 3, but I have no idea if it’ll work in Sims 4. A Backwards ISBI. A What? .. Let me explain. (This is based entirely on the Sims 3 rules for a Backwards ISBI, with some changes by me to allow for the way the Sims 4 works.)

The Premise:

This is a seven generation challschmale. In the I’m Surrounded By Idiots (ISBI) rules, you may only control the torch holder (TH). It is as the ISBI challschmale except; Generation 1 (founder) must be created as an Elder. He must be male because female elders can not have children. He must find and woo a partner, have two children, and live until one is an Adult. Generation 2 takes over as TH on their Adult birthday. This means there is a good chance they have bad traits and/or little to no satisfaction points to spend on reward traits. This also means they have little time for the wooing process, though more than the first gen. They must live until one of their children is a Young Adult. Generation 3 takes over as TH on their Young Adult birthday. This will be standard for most simmers. Think of it as a break. Generation 4 takes over as TH on their Teen birthday. This means that the one speisentially running the household has to balance school with it. They get more time to pursue their lives goals however. Generation 5 takes over as TH on their Child birthday. The challschmale really starts up again. How will someone who can’t even cook run the household? Generation 6 takes over as TH on their Toddler birthday. You read right. Good luck. This is where the baby monitor will come in handy as it will let you call out for help when you need it. Generation 7 takes over as TH on their infant birthday. Almost the same as generation 6 but it can’t be left out. Once you have hit Elder you have “won”. But there is a bonus point. Try and live until one of the TH’s children reaches Elder. Full Circle!

Whether this is even possible, I don’t know. But I’m going to try to get it to work. Obviously, the regular ISBI rules are all in effect – with one notable exception. You can use as many Youth potions as you need, with not penbetagty to not “having used satisfaction points”. If this wasn’t changed, the BISBI wouldn’t work at all.

Once I finish this, I will try to post this as a variation for Sims 4 with betagternate rules, but first I have to see how the whole thing works…. if it does.


Welcome to “Who’s Crazy Now?”

So.. Here we go…

Meet Jesse Lockett: Good, Music Lover, Bookworm with the Muser trait from a Creativity aspiration.

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 commentary style, with pictures.. so be warned.. there will be LOTS of pictures!

Story Chapters:

Torch Holder: Jesse Lockett

Torch Holder: Coty Lockett

  • Chapter 2.1

Challschmale Rules:

  • ISBI (I’m Surrounded by Idiots) Challschmale rules found on the sims forums here. This challschmale has been around for quite a while, these are some updated sims 4 rules I found.
  • Penbetagties:
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

Challschmale Modifications/Exceptions and my reasoning:

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

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