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The Magnus Porter Legacy

Magnus Porter Legacy

“Aw, look at you Magnus, all grown up!”

Magnus: “Is this your idea of a joke?”

Omnipotent Cantaloupe: “Welcome to Sunset Valley Magnus!”

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Prelude: Chapter 1

Magnus:

“What! This is even worse than I thought!
I thought you’d thrown me back to Bridgeport, but Sunset Valley? That is soooo 2009!

What the hell kind of omnipotent melon are you if you can’t even put me in a decent custom gated community neighborhood for fark’s sake?”

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Omnipotent Cantaloupe:

“Magnus, you’re not even supposed to know I exist. We’ve been over this before, do we have to discuss it again?

You’re to pretend you know nothing about where you come from, and never ever mention things like ‘The Desktop’ to other Sims. In exchange you will not see the inside of the Recycling Bin for quite some time to come. Is that agreed?”

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Magnus: “I get to live?”

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OC: “You get to live”

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Magnus: “Yes!”

Magnus:

“I’ll take it. Now what about the fine print.

I know there is fine print.

I never met a melon that didn’t have reams of fine print hanging about the place…”


OC: (rolls eyes). “Yes well of course there are rules Magnus.

What do you think this is, a sandbox for you to live out your fantasies?”

(glares with melony death)

OC: “I’ve put you in a Legacy Challenge, as the founder”

Magnus: “A what?”

OC: “A Legacy Challenge.

You know, a lifetime of restricting rules and ridiculous ambition that will contain and constrain your every thought until you die,

and that will keep guiding your progeny until your 10th generation dies, at which point you get a cookie”

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Magnus: “But I’ll be dead!”

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OC: “Well, yes,

but you’ll still have a cookie”

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Magnus: “What?”

Magnus: “I really don’t like you very much Mr. Melon”

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OC: “Here are the rules…….”

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Prelude Chapter 2

Magnus:

“I’m alive! I’ve left Simbinistan for good. Gods that place was soooo boring.

All those frozen sims with no custom style. And they all had the same skin and hair. Creepy place really.

Well the Omnipotent Cantaloupe says I won’t even remember it by the end of today. I won’t remember anything about those other places either.

I’ll miss certain places like Niua Simoa, and and…. Redcliffs! And all my friends there. But if I don’t remember them anymore I guess it’ll be alright.

I sure hope the OC is done screwing around with my life. It isn’t my fault I found the way out of the Simbinistan and into the godly Dokumenz Felder of Olympus!

Where has the great sky melon gone off to now?”

Magnus: “Omnipotent Cantaloupe?”

OC: “Yes Magnus, what is it?”

Magnus: “Before you wipe out my memory of everything, including your world of Desktope, I was wondering, what do you look like, really?”

OC: (rolls eyes):

“Magnus, as I said before, you wouldn’t be able to comprehend me, even if you could see me.

You are a 2 dimensional being living in a 3 dimensional world represented as 3 dimensions on a 2 dimensional surface, which is itself a 3 dimensional object in a 4 dimensional world”

Magnus: “No, seriously, what do you look like?”

OC: “You can’t even perceive me. Your mind has not the capacity…. but, as a parting gift I’ll present you with a worldly visage that you will be able to comprehend. This is only a representation, like a drawing, because my real self exists in the temporal…”

Magnus: “Oh gross….”

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Magnus: “You look like a mellony death star! Hahahahahaha….”

Omnimpotent Cantaloupe: “Well, perhaps you’d prefer my ancient Egyptian form a bit better?”

Magnus: “Sure, go right ahead. I know I can handle the truth”

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Magnus: “Ahahahahhhhhaaaaa……”

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.OC: “Now about that memory wipe”

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/Prelude Chapter 2
Gallery: http://img402.imageshack.us/g/mpagastcloseupd1.jpg/


Random Legacy Challenge: Nraas Careers Edition

The Random Legacy Challenge is a variation of the classic “Legacy Challenge” by Pinstar. The agreed-upon rules can be found here: and discussed here:

I’m getting ready to start a legacy challenge and thought I’d try to adapt the Random Legacy Challenge to include all the additional options offered by mods from twallen, mod maker extraordinaire, which can be found here: Nraas Industries

I won’t repost the entire Random Legacy Challenge rules, but just the areas that I think can be improved by incorporating elements of choice introduced with mods like the ‘Careers’ mod (Note the mod requires two parts, the Careers Mod itself, and the Careers Modules). The primary focus here is on section C, the random choosing of major careers for your legacy sims. All bolded parts are what I’ve added to the original quoted tables to make this compatible with Nraas Careers modules. Use something like random.org to do the rolling for you. I’ll make up a customized roller someday as I’ll hate to keep checking tables and choosing odd numbers to roll by hand…

C. Primary Income (Roll between 1 and 20)
1-10) Standard Career – Roll on chart C1 to determine which.
11-14) Non-Standard Career – Roll on chart C2 to determine which. If you have ambitions, you may join the jobs offered through the town hall(such as painter, sculptor, writer, etc).
15-18) Ambitions Job – Roll on chart C3 to determine which. If you don’t have the ambitions expansion, re-roll for this section.

19) Part-time Job – Roll on chart C4.
20) Job Hopper – Must play a sequence of careers in order, playing each career until you reach level 5(careers or professions), or for a week in sim-time(part time and non-standard careers). Roll ten times for the different careers, and play them in the order you rolled them.

Roll! (d20)

Tables C1-C4:

C1. Standard Career List (Roll between 1 and 17)

1) Business
2) Criminal (Thief)
3) Criminal (Evil)
4) Culinary
5) Journalism
6) Law Enforcement (Forensics)
7) Law Enforcement (Super Spy)
8) Education
9) Military
10) Music (Classical)
11) Music (Rock Star)
12) Political
13) Professional Sports
14) Science
15) Movies (Film Star)
16) Movies (Director)

17) “The Family” (Mafia)


Roll

C2. Non-Standard Career List (Roll between 1 and 16)

1) Collecting – Collect objects such as bugs, rocks and gems, and sell them to earn money. Alchemy and smelting/gem cutting is allowed. **
2) Farmer – Grow and sell your own produce. Nectar Making is considered part of farming, if you have world adventures.
3) Fishersim – Sell what you can fish up.
4) Author – Write books and live off of royalties.
5) Artist – Paint or sculpt(or both!) and sell the finished products.
6) Inventor – Sell the fruits of your workbench. Re-roll if you don’t have ambitions.
7) Busker – Busk with your guitar(or snakecharming basket, if you have world adventures) on community lots to earn money. Alternatively, if you have Late Night, form a Band to earn some extra cash. **
8) Freelance Photographer – Sell photos you take. Re-roll if you don’t have world adventures.
9) Adventurer – Hunt for relics in faraway lands to sell. Re-roll if you don’t have world adventures.
10) Freelance Scientist – Devoted to logic and reason, but not feeling the 9-5 laboratory grind? Spend your time searching the galaxy, solving problems over the computer, and hacking instead. **
11) Mixologist – Moonlight as a mixologist to make money

12) Professional – Woohoo for Simoleons

13) Athletic – Earn money training sims using gym equipment
14) Chess – Earn money playing chess matches
More money is garnered for opponents closer in skill, with the big money from ranked matches
15) Handiness – Earn money repairing and upgrading objects
Mop up puddles after fixing everything in the room and get a small bonus
Use the “Search For Broken Items” interaction on the computer to locate your next job
16) Martial Arts – Earn money sparring and training sims
More money is garnered for opponents closer in skill, with the big money from ranked matches
You can request a new ranked opponent using the computer

** – Note that these original RLC (Random Legacy Challenge) Non-Standard Careers are now registerable with the Nraas Careers mod.

Roll

C3. Ambitions Job List (Professions)

C3. Ambitions Job List (Roll between 1 and 6)
1) Architect
2) Firefighter
3) Ghost Hunting
4) Medical
5) Private Investigator
6) Stylist

Roll

C4. Part Time Jobs (Roll between 1 and 14)

  1. Bookstore Clerk
  2. Grocery Clerk
  3. Cemetery Worker
  4. Spa Jobs
  5. Candy Striper
  6. Cinema Clerk
  7. Delinquent
  8. Lab Gardener
  9. Paper Deliverer
  10. Patroller
  11. Peewee League
  12. R.O.T.C.
  13. School Janitor
  14. Waiter

Roll

D. Secondary Income (Roll between 1 and 20): No changes needed but use Part-Time list C4 from above.

Further changes to the challenge may be made to take advantage of twallen’s story progression or other mods. If you have any suggestions, post away!


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Some Early work on a Sim: Julia Stiles

Just really starting work on this Sim Celebrity. My jaw and cheek sliders are broken though…grr.