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Destrudo's Despair: COMPLETE with Epilogue (9/20/20)

PostPosted: July 4th, 2020, 3:32 pm
by Calamity Jade
I started this challenge because a) I've never even attempted it before, so I want to put my simming skills to the test, and b) I wanted to do some laidback writing while I work on my plotty story. Hence why this challenge will primarily consist of humorous commentary. Expect major fourth-wall breakage and other general lunacy.

I will be following the ApocaBorg rules, which can be found here.

That being said, enjoy my impending struggle!

Chapter List
Spoiler:
Episode 0: Who Wants to be Famous?
Episode 1: Everything's Fine
Episode 2: Not Like Fried Eggs
Episode 3: But It's Snowing!
Episode 4: The "C" Word
Episode 5: Deadly Photo-op
Episode 6: The Build-Up
Episode 7: The Age of Debauchery
Episode 8: A Serendipitous Occasion
Episode 9: With a Heavy Inventory Comes a Heavy Heart
Episode 10: Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
Episode 11: Diva in the Making
Episode 12: The Kids are Not Alright
Episode 13: Love's Labours Lost
Episode 14: Slashing the Red Tape
Episode 15: Chemical Misfire, a Memoir
Episode 16: Not Perfect, Just Family
Episode 17: Friends Like These
Episode 18: Easy as Pie
Episode 19: The Best Laid Plans
Episode 20: Money Matters
Episode 21: The Pleasure is All Mine
Episode 22: Moving On
Episode 23: School Rumble
Episode 24: The Calm
Episode 25: The Muse of the Apocalypse
Episode 26: The Innocence of it All
Episode 27: Maturity and Mortality
Episode 28: The Final Countdown
Episode 29: Dancing the Night Away
Epilogue: It All Comes Down to This


Restrictions Lifted
Spoiler:
Gen 1
Angela - Hopelessness, Adventurer
Zeeshan - Medical
Kobe - Service Pet
Gen 2
Gabriel - Architecture
Faith - Military
Solveig - Culinary
Aamir - Gamer
Kim - Pet Showbiz
Gen 3
Kai - Athletic
Goopy - Journalism
Katsu - Education
Gen 4
Serendipity - Show Business
Lisa - Music
Benjamin - Law
Gen 5
Atlas - Politics, Alien Tech
Sandy - Life of Crime
Jason - Paranormal
Cyrus - Intelligence
Gen 6
Tiffany - Security Pet
Nebula- Business
Komei - Law Enforcement
Gerald - Science
Gen 7
Ava - Artist
Celeste - Natural Science
Christopher - Slacker
Gen 8
Brennan-Entertainment
Alexei-Oceanography
Charlotte-Dance

Re: Destrudo's Despair: An Apocalypse Challenge

PostPosted: July 4th, 2020, 5:24 pm
by Hollywood3015
I really like it so far and I love how you are writing it. I can't wait to see more!!

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Re: Destrudo's Despair: An Apocalypse Challenge

PostPosted: July 4th, 2020, 5:28 pm
by Marnie
I tried out an Apocalypse challenge a while back, and I really like the progression based gameplay (so.thing that's missing in the Sims, for good or ill). But I've never seen someone go through it so I'll be looking forward to your updates!

Re: Destrudo's Despair: An Apocalypse Challenge

PostPosted: July 4th, 2020, 7:38 pm
by Calamity Jade
Hollywood3015 wrote:I really like it so far and I love how you are writing it. I can't wait to see more!!

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Thank you! I appreciate the feedback. I've already played through quite a bit, so expect an update soon.

Re: Destrudo's Despair: An Apocalypse Challenge Ep1! upd 7/0

PostPosted: July 5th, 2020, 5:23 pm
by Calamity Jade
The official start of the challenge!

Episode 1: Everything's Fine

Re: Destrudo's Despair: An Apocalypse Challenge

PostPosted: July 6th, 2020, 9:08 pm
by Calamity Jade
Marnie wrote:I tried out an Apocalypse challenge a while back, and I really like the progression based gameplay (so.thing that's missing in the Sims, for good or ill). But I've never seen someone go through it so I'll be looking forward to your updates!


Thanks Marnie! It'll be a fun journey for all of us, I'm sure. :)

Re: Destrudo's Despair: An Apocalypse Challenge Ep1! upd 7/0

PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 12:51 pm
by Marnie
I'm impressed you were able to top a career so quickly! Maybe it's because I've spent a few years away from 2, but I was never able to get my Sims through a career that quickly. Congrats on lifting your first and second restrictions! (Are you using these rules here?)

Re: Destrudo's Despair: An Apocalypse Challenge Ep1! upd 7/0

PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 1:47 pm
by Calamity Jade
The next update, in which stuff actually gets done! Episode 2: Not Like Fried Eggs

Marnie wrote:I'm impressed you were able to top a career so quickly! Maybe it's because I've spent a few years away from 2, but I was never able to get my Sims through a career that quickly. Congrats on lifting your first and second restrictions! (Are you using these rules here?)


Spoiler:
It took a lot longer than it looked, haha. She got the skills and friends she needed from college, but waiting for the right job to show up as well as those blasted chance cards set me back a little!

That link only goes up to Seasons I believe. This is the ruleset I'm using, which covers all the EPs.

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 3! updated 7/10

PostPosted: July 10th, 2020, 1:08 pm
by Calamity Jade

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 3! updated 7/10

PostPosted: July 11th, 2020, 12:15 am
by peachy123uk
Spoiler:
Angela's clothes very interesting, the children are growing up well, soon have some more restrictions lifted. :)

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 3! updated 7/10

PostPosted: July 11th, 2020, 9:48 am
by Calamity Jade
peachy123uk wrote:
Spoiler:
Angela's clothes very interesting, the children are growing up well, soon have some more restrictions lifted. :)


Thanks for reading, Peachy!

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 3! updated 7/10

PostPosted: July 11th, 2020, 11:41 pm
by B. Scirocco
Spoiler:
Oh, that poor family. I'm glad you got Medical and Service Pet unlocked so early; they seem to be two of the hardest barriers to overcome. Funny thing, I actually got Sims 2 in the first place because I thought of trying the Apocalypse Challenge, but at this point, I'm not so sure!
Angela's elder outfit is... um, was she going for the Goth look? Otherwise, I've got nothing. :haha:
By the way: I think I know why the barbecue grill kept catching on fire; IIRC, it always does so if used indoors.
Hope things get a bit easier with the next generation. :)

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 3! updated 7/10

PostPosted: July 12th, 2020, 9:27 am
by Calamity Jade
B. Scirocco wrote:
Spoiler:
Oh, that poor family. I'm glad you got Medical and Service Pet unlocked so early; they seem to be two of the hardest barriers to overcome. Funny thing, I actually got Sims 2 in the first place because I thought of trying the Apocalypse Challenge, but at this point, I'm not so sure!
Angela's elder outfit is... um, was she going for the Goth look? Otherwise, I've got nothing. :haha:
By the way: I think I know why the barbecue grill kept catching on fire; IIRC, it always does so if used indoors.
Hope things get a bit easier with the next generation. :)


Spoiler:
If that's the case with the grill, then it makes sense. I can't place it outside anyway due to Music so it's just going to rot in someone's inventory.

I'm also glad those two restrictions are out of the way, was really the luck of the draw to find a townie who was level 8 in that career. Although I definitely think I was crazy for thinking I could have a pet in the household without Culinary unlocked. I was always dreading the worst after getting all of those "Kobe is starving!" popups.

Hehe, I'd say you should go for it! You'll probably have to read the rules 20 times to make sure you're not cheating, but I'm kind of enjoying the challenge and picking which restrictions to lift first etc.

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 4! updated 7/13

PostPosted: July 13th, 2020, 2:22 pm
by Calamity Jade
The next update has arrived!

Episode 4: The "C" Word

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 4! updated 7/13

PostPosted: July 13th, 2020, 3:47 pm
by Marnie
Spoiler:
Congrats on the surprise Culinary lift! That's a real life saver, especially for a household with pets. I've also never seen relatives give each other back rubs before... Maybe it's just because the idea of giving my brother a back rub is ugh. Then again, I'm not an evil genius.

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 4! updated 7/13

PostPosted: July 13th, 2020, 5:25 pm
by Calamity Jade
Marnie wrote:
Spoiler:
Congrats on the surprise Culinary lift! That's a real life saver, especially for a household with pets. I've also never seen relatives give each other back rubs before... Maybe it's just because the idea of giving my brother a back rub is ugh. Then again, I'm not an evil genius.


Spoiler:
Yeah, it's just strange to me because I typically consider backrubs to be a romantic gesture(in the Sims at least). The family was doing okay with rationing, but yes, those blasted pets really mess up the food schedule. Love 'em, but when they eat sim food, they eat a lot of it.

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 5! updated 7/16

PostPosted: July 16th, 2020, 11:47 am
by Calamity Jade
Yet another update has arrived.

Episode 5: Deadly Photo-op

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 6! updated 7/18

PostPosted: July 18th, 2020, 12:01 pm
by Calamity Jade
The latest update: Episode 6: The Build-Up

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 6! updated 7/18

PostPosted: July 18th, 2020, 5:11 pm
by Marnie
Spoiler:
Just caught up! I love the flash in the pan drama and the new look for the tower.

Re: Destrudo's Despair: Episode 6! updated 7/18

PostPosted: July 18th, 2020, 9:32 pm
by Calamity Jade
Marnie wrote:
Spoiler:
Just caught up! I love the flash in the pan drama and the new look for the tower.


Glad you're liking it!

Spoiler:
Here I thought this challenge wouldn't have much drama, but I couldn't resist lol.