Prosperity Challenge

The Prosperity Challenge’s rules can be found at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/prosperity_challenge/.

The gist of the challenge is to have a prospering community that all grows/ages in step with each other – surviving for 5 generations. Since I’ve always focused on an individual family – and then become bored when the first generation has “done it all”, I’m giving the prosperity challenge a go as something with a completely different playstyle.

There’s a useful “Random Family Generator” and “Random Transition to Teen Generator” at ModTheSims2 – http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=293685, which can reduce the number of dice rolls in the beginning to one (to determine the number of starting families).

I also like the Fake Name Generator at http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/the-sims.php for generating sim names, especially for the initial families. I get very stale/repetitive in the names I come up with otherwise…this ensures some variability/interesting names.