1.01 The Ace

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Meet Pip Ace, newest resident of Lucky Palms! He’s…well, he’s a hot mess. Pip may look more like a reject Panic! at the Disco member than a legacy founder, but he has some potential hiding under the dorky fingerless gloves and single-piercing!

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This Frankenstein’s monster of a combo between theater nerd and jock may be a Party Animal and a shameless Schmoozer, but he also has drive and Ambition! He wants to put his Athletic talents to use as a pro-athlete, maybe even become…A Super Star Athlete?

And on top of that he Loves the Outdoors, so you know he’s a real legacy founder.

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Pip’s “lakeside property” is really more of a “dried up crater-side property on the shitty side of town,” but he cheerfully ignores his neighbors’ many complaints. After all, he’s situated right by a park (which has a garden), a community pool (which has showers) and a hang out spot (which has chicks). What more could a fella ask for?

The game did leave him with over $8,000 in the bank after buying it though, like it was rubbing in how worthless and god awful this real estate is compared to, oh, say, Sunset Valley?

(don’t worry, family funds was used to reset his bank account to $1,800)

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Pip’s very first wish in life is to get himself a job in the athletic career, which I am more than happy to oblige.

Pip: “My old geography teacher always said that I’d never go anywhere. Ha, shows what she knows!”

Five minutes later, he’s employed as a rabid fan, making a measly $13 an hour.

Pip: “Everyone’s gotta start somewhere!”

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Interestingly, his new boss is Kadia King, a local 1-star celebrity. I haven’t played much in Lucky Palms, so I had no idea the celebrity system was integrated into it by default – normally nraas slaps that down before it can get started.

Pip shoots her a text and squees a little over his new in with the big shots.

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Later, while he’s getting a head start working out at the gym, he spies another two celebrities – Darren Dreamer of Sims 2 fame, and Donovan Steel, Mr. July in the LPPD’s charity calendar. You can probably guess which is which.

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D:

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In hindsight, I’m not entirely sure why I bought that laundry basket…

A shower and some pilfered apples later, Pip heads back home, where we’ve made a few small purchases, including a sleeping bag in his favorite color (purple!). More importantly, we have a toy box and a food dish…

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…because he’s about to make an important call.

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Adoption Worker: “You know this is just, incredibly suspicious looking, right?”

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Meet Marina the dachshund! She’s an adult cutie-pie, so we can set her to digging up some fancy junk ASAP, and the shelter assured Pip that not only is she remarkably Non-Destructive, but she also has the instincts of a natural born Hunter.

Marina may be a tiny little thing, but she’s gonna be bringing in the big bucks.

 


Hello everyone! This is now my SECOND attempt at the legacy challenge, after my saves for the Gallants got royally screwed by…something. (I’m eyeing an anti-junk program I used for a while, but I have no proof yet.) I’m keeping them around in case I hear about some way to fix them, but until then it’s safest to say that I will not be writing their story again.

Hopefully those of you who enjoyed the Gallants’ shenanigans will also enjoy the Aces’! In keeping with Lucky Palms’ status as a sort-of-Las-Vegas, he’s more of a sort-of-Las-Vegas-wannabe, but he should be just as fun! An early challenge will be that this town starts out with a whole ton of messed up relationships (cheating, unexpected pregnancy, you name it). Hopefully Pip can find Ms. Right before she marries someone else!

A few bookkeeping things: since this is the desert, I’ve turned the winter season down to only 3 days, and summer up to 11 days. Spring and fall will stay the same. I also have the moon cycle set to a permanent waxing crescent, which I might change down the line if things get ~spooky~.

I hope y’all enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it! Leave a comment if you like what you see!

-Mo ❤

1.02 Dog Days

In case anyone was wondering what Pip looks like under his fully-body outfit…

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He’s as rugged as the desert mountains.

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Of course, he has to stay in shape to keep his rad bod, and rolls an appropriate number of workout/jogging related wishes. While he jogs up and down the block, he checks out the neighborhood chicks. Emi “Quirky-60’s-Housewife-Americana” Irwin is a little weird, but definitely cute.

The useful nearby lots is only part of why I chose this location for Pip to live in. There are also a handful of young adult female sims living nearby. Emi is on the list of potential spouses, but since she’s married and significantly older than Pip… she’s probably not The One.

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Marina quickly picks up the hunting skill, giving her something to do while Pip is at work, and the two just as quickly become friends.

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This is his work outfit by the way. Yeah…the less said about that, the better.

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The pup is quickly sent on a hunting expedition, which takes her through the local park, and past the Tanners, who are also celebrities – Romon Tanner over there is actually a whopping 4-star celebrity! The Aces may be living on the rough side of town, but they still have plenty of brushes with fame!

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Ooh, Marina you good girl! What did you get?? Is it a diamond? Palladium? Tiberium?!

…an empty chip bag. Why am I not surprised.

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Pip’s first day at work just barely missed a promotion, so he spends the night at the local gym. He can get a head start on his athletics skill in the morning.

By the next night, his athletics is up to level 5, and he gets his first promotion to Snack Hawker! Yay?

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I sent him over to the local hang out spot/juice bar to celebrate, only to witness Yolanda Shaw going into labor. Why must this always happen in public places??

In any event, this is a sort of blessing in disguise – Pip rushes her to the hospital like a gentleman, since the father is nowhere to be seen, and gets a +80 It’s a Boy! moodlet for assisting in the birth of Nestor Shaw.

Pip: “I almost feel like I’m the father…I’m so proud…but why Nestor?”

For real.

Yolanda was actually another potential spouse, but the next morning I got a notification that she was dating Pip’s neighbor, single dad Barry Gilbert, and I didn’t want to mess with that. She does help out the legacy significantly however – that moodlet helps Pip get another promotion the next day, to Toddler Sports Coach!

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Pip: “Why does no one want a piece of this?!”

Hummina hummina! Although the baby face really is a bit jarring right next to the body – not sure whether I want to hug him or lick him.

Pip: “I feel objectified.”

Hush.

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Pip: “Yeowch!”

Speaking of hot, it is summer right now, and apparently getting in the pool won’t save you from the sweating profusely moodlet, or sunburn afterwards. Learn from Pip’s (and my) mistakes!

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Sunburn isn’t the only danger of staying outdoors too long, as we learn with our dog, who has fleas. We don’t have a bathtub yet, and I don’t want to deal with Pip getting fleas, so she keeps her social need in check by hanging out with Lucky, Marisol Loera’s new puppy. I’m undecided if puppies are in this legacy’s future, but if Marina does have some they might as well be with this guy once he’s grown up.

 


Speaking of legacy spawn, Pip’s potential life partners are dwindling fast, so next chapter, we find Mrs. Ace!

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Lina Lancaster: “Soon.”

What the…?! Get out of there! Absolutely not! You and your Gold Digger lifetime wish aren’t getting anywhere near this legacy ma’am! I’d sooner have Pip marry your mother, and she’s almost an elder! Wait a minute…she’s a gold digger too? Ugh.

*shudder* Creepy.

ANYWAY. I hope y’all have enjoyed reading as much as I have writing! Thank you for any comments/likes/silent appreciation!

-Mo ❤