Out-takes, Gameplay and Storytelling notes, and other miscellaneous ramblings from behind the scenes at Richmond Sims.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!


(Christmas Party Out-take - Kyle & Willow enjoying a bit of peace and quiet after all the guests left :)  )


Christmas day is almost over here, hope that everyone reading this is having or has had a great day!  And I plan to get an update out here this week, now that the busy-ness of the season is over... its been a fun kind of busy-ness, but I miss my sims and am looking forward to getting back to them!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Round, 2025-2026

Because I like the idea of finishing things with a bang, the Holidays post was the final post of this round. :)


Monday, November 1, 2010

Outtakes - Industrial Action

So much for updating between studying!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Outtakes - Another Kind of ACR Accident...


Well, I said I'd re-make my hood gradually... and promptly abandoned all else Simmish to work on it exclusively for two weeks!  The good news is, probably two thirds of my sims are there, and it looks like Richmond now... time to start playing in the new hood... and to get back to my blog.

I do have an update almost completed... probably post it tomorrow or the next day.  In the meantime, this slightly bizarre situation developed while I was taking the pictures for it... proof that birth control failure isn't the only kind of ACR-related 'accident'...



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

From Now On...

I've been hit by the disappearing lot bug again!! :(

Monday, August 30, 2010

Different Roads - Extra

Having survived the big and traumatic prequel story (traumatic for me and the Sims involved :)  ), I wanted to make some kind of 'making of' post...  April's story in particular was a turning point in how I play the game and I felt like writing something about that.  I also wanted to share a few of the 'real' pictures from back then, when it all happened in-game, as I'm not happy with them enough to use them in the actual story (camera too far away, walls down, etc, etc...).  This is kind of long and explains how the story came about, totally written out of my own desire to reminisce :) ... so feel free to skim read/totally ignore the text and just look at the pictures, if you like :)


Monday, August 23, 2010

Progress and Autonomous Weirdness :)

I'm working on the pictures for the second part of the prequel story... although I got sidetracked a bit... or maybe I should say, my sims sidetracked me :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cliff-Hanging...

Sorry to anyone who's waiting for part two of my prequel story... real life stuff  is getting in the way big-time at the moment, and my cliffhanger is hanging a lot longer than I planned!

Hopefully the r/l things will settle down in the next couple of days, and I'll have part two up by the end of the week...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

So, I started pushing a few buttons...

Got kind of stuck on the update I'm working on, so I ended up re-designing the blog instead!


When I started this, I was new to blogging, and I went for a simple layout... now I want to experiment with it a bit. 

I'm still not sure of this new layout, but the only way to know if I like it, is to keep it for a while.  I think the look of a blog is kind of like its 'signature' and as such, I don't want to change it too much... but I can't make up my mind until I've lived with it a while.

So, any comments?  What do you think of the bigger pictures?


... the quality won't be this good in my regular blog entries for a while, as I took the pictures for the next 3-4 updates well before I decided to change the size of them. 

Is it really annoying that I can't get them 100% centred, or is that just me? 

Is it annoying that my sidebar is now a... what... a bottom bar??   Maybe if someone wants to find something in particular they won't mind scrolling down... maybe I should put a note at the top of the page pointing out that there's all that stuff at the bottom.  It might be easy to miss.

Is there any way that anyone knows of, to have the pictures this large and have a sidebar?

Let me know what you think... either here, or on the next couple of posts, if you want to see it 'in practice'.  Hope to have a story post up tomorrow, although I'm still working on it, and its making me crazy!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Outtakes – Introduction

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Serious parenting fail…



Some pictures that couldn't be used in the story... starting at the beginning...

When Samantha made her first ‘unofficial’ visit to Richmond, I sent her to the bookstore because I’d already decided that she’d get a job there… Orlando Centowski was still alive at the time, and she noticed him immediately...




Uh… sorry, no. 

Having established that she likes older men, we decided to try again…




… ok, both of them!  So, make that older married men… with emotional issues…

Although he wasn’t in the story, Kyle was actually there during all the scenes at the shop… as he owned it, I couldn’t play it without him.  For story purposes, he’s not supposed to be there after Orlando died, so I’d usually send him out the back to read or do something on the computer.  It worked most of the time, although occasionally he’d get bored and wander out.  This is what was actually going on during Samantha’s job interview…




Rose decided to join in as well, but Samantha just wanted breakfast! :)

She moved into the boarding house (an apartment lot, where each ‘apartment’ is just a bedroom, with shared kitchen/bathrooms), where she showed her practical side:




And as far as the men go, she made her preference clear quite early in the piece…




We got a lot of that.

Ever had an entire storyline summed up in one picture :)




Yeah, sorry, Samantha, he’s very married.  But he was still glad to have her around…




Kyle is less sympathetic :)




… but then he and Cory have never exactly been in harmony…




Kyle: Congratulations on peeing your pants!
Cory: *thinks any praise from Kyle is a good thing*




Autonomous friendly hug from Cory.
Samantha: *is very happy*




Serder wants Rose to know that, should his son prove unsatisfactory, she has other options…




Sam just wants them to stop!

I keep writing about Kyle being a neat-freak, that’s because his 10 neatness points have become his most distinctive personality trait in-game.  He does this happy fist-pump thing whenever I direct him to clean something, and they’ve never needed a maid or anything because he usually wakes up early and autonomously cleans the house.  He really can’t stand anything dirty…




… minutes before overdosing himself, Kyle decides to leave the shop with clean windows…

As my hospital is a community lot, he can’t really live there, so I moved him into a room in the boarding house.  He immediately got on with bringing the place up to his standards…




… and also took literally every opportunity to get to know the other residents…




Andrew:  …and I never realised that this was what they meant by ”communal bathrooms”…
(although there was no way I could use it in the story, this picture was the whole reason Samantha mentioned the lack of privacy to Andrew here… :)    )




Samantha:  OMG, this is sooooooo exciting!!!!
Andrew: *help!*

One last thing... a very strange glitch…



Alex thinks his sister is a dog.  And its only Alex who ever shows this glitch, and only with Rose… wouldn’t be half as annoying if it didn’t take up almost all his wants slots.

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So, its June 2024 Richmond time, this is the end of my storytelling-orientated 'introduction', and I'm now back to playing my households seqentually in my usual round.  Looking back at my progress so far, however, I noticed a problem - I intended to have Samantha Bradshaw here for about 6 r/l weeks to 2 r/l months.  I've been blogging for 2 r/l months now... but only covered 6 sim-months of Samantha's 18-month stay!

Obviously I need to speed things up a bit...

With that in mind, I made a couple of decisions - firstly, although I'll be playing more households, I won't blog everyone that I play - whether or not they appear will depend on what is happening with them, there's plenty of time to meet the full hood after Samantha has moved on.  I've also rewritten the round so that most of the first households I play are the ones you've met already, to continue the current storylines in good time (ie you won't have to wait toooo long to find out who's pregnant :)   ).  So, although my gameplay is back to 'normal', from the point of view of the blog, not much will change... when Samantha leaves at the end of the current round (June 2025 or so), I'll take another look at my play style/blog style and take things from there...



Friday, May 7, 2010

Candice Marsh's heteropaternal twins - the in-game explanation :)

This discussion originally appeared on a message board, when I needed help with a buggy "non-pregnancy".  The sim was Candice Marsh and the results were... well.. unexpected, to say the least :)
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Sims » Sims 2 Discussion » Help with stuck non-pregnancy
http://valleysunsims.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=sims2&action=display&thread=228

Help with stuck non-pregnancy
Post by blackcat on May 7, 2010, 9:32pm

Anyone know how to solve this one??

I've got a house I play only occasionally, a group of room mates I treat as townies - only making them 'playable' when one builds a relationship with one of my playable sims. So I hadn't played the house in a long time. 

I loaded it today and it immediately zoomed in on a female sim, who did the 'hello-help me!' waving thing, and popped into 2nd trimester pregnancy clothes. I knew she's woo-hoo'd with at least one of her room-mates, so this was an interesting development. I went to the acr pregnancy scanner to see who the dad was - but no window came up. It was as if she wasn't pregnant. 

Tried with various other hacks (insim, inteen, etc) and they all acted like there was no pregnancy. Changed her into everyday clothes. Her middle still protruded and she had the pregnant walk.

I moved her to another lot. Same stuff happened, except now she has a 3rd trimester bump. I used insim to make her pregnant to a random sim, then accelerated the pregnancy to 3rd trimester, then terminated it. She went back to 3rd trimester appearance but no pregnancy (according to the hacks etc). I reset her using testingcheatsenabled. No change. I deleted her and exited the lot. She was at the mailbox when I went back in, but still with a 3rd trimester appearance.

I'm running out of ideas!!! Short of actually making her pregnant and then having her give birth, which I may have to do... but I suspect that she'll just revert to 3rd trimester body shape like she did when I terminated the hacked pregnancy. Any other ideas??

Re: Help with stuck non-pregnancy
Post by laura on May 7, 2010, 9:56pm

Have you checked her body flags in SimPe? I'd check that first. The pregnancy flags are on one of the middle tabs of the character description, right where the fitness and ghost tags are.

You could always have her deliver the baby (or a new baby, whatever you end up having to do), and then exit without saving if it doesn't work. 

Hmmm, weird, I've never had this one happen before.

Re: Help with stuck non-pregnancy
Post by blackcat on May 8, 2010, 9:18am

Thanks for the SimPe advice, Laura... I don't know how to use SimPe very well so I didn't know you could do stuff like this. But lets say I've had, well, mixed results...

I removed the pregnancy flag thing as suggested. Re-loaded. She didn't look pregnant any more... for about 10 seconds! Then she yells for attention and out comes the 2nd trimester belly again. Only this time, she was really pregnant - as in, things like ACR recognised the pregnancy. 

I accelerated it to see what would happen, and in due course she had a girl, and got her normal body shape back. The funny thing is, on her family tree it had no father! So I now have single mother who really doesn't know who the baby's father is...  (I found from her memories that she'd actually woo hoo'd with two of the former roommates, so it'll be interesting to see if the baby actually resembles either of them when its older...)

I played the house for a while... and when the baby was about a sim-day old, she suddenly yelled again, and, wtf, out comes the 2nd trimester belly! She hadn't so much as flirted with anyone in the 24 hours since she had the first baby. I accelerated again, and now she has fatherless daughter #2.

It's after midnight here now but I had to play the house another day, just out of this awful fascination with the idea that she might go on popping one out every 24 hours for however long I play her. 

Fortunately, no. Everything seems to be back to normal. Except that my sim has gone from living free and easy with her roommates, to living in a trailer park with no job, family funds of $22 and two babies.

At least the glitch has given me an interesting situation to play with 

Re: Help with stuck non-pregnancy
Post by laura on May 8, 2010, 10:03am

OMG, now that's a story to tell! You can't even make up stories that good, lol! And I just LOVE that you put her in a trailer park too! Because really, where else could she belong? Hahahaha! 

How weird about those babies though. Do they show up fatherless in the family tree too?

Re: Help with stuck non-pregnancy
Post by mdpthatsme on May 8, 2010, 7:01pm

Maybe she had twins, but one of them wasn't ready to come out when the first one did...did she eat any cheesecake?

Funny and troublesome story though, I got to admit. 

Re: Help with stuck non-pregnancy
Post by somuchsong on May 8, 2010, 7:20pm


 blackcat wrote:
The funny thing is, on her family tree it had no father! So I now have single mother who really doesn't know who the baby's father is...  (I found from her memories that she'd actually woo hoo'd with two of the former roommates, so it'll be interesting to see if the baby actually resembles either of them when its older...)


Actually, seeing genetics are decided at birth and not conception, I'm wondering if this baby will actually turn out as a clone of her mother, like what happens when you use InSim to impregnate a Sim by themselves. If there's no father listed in the family tree, it's possible, even likely, that the game didn't draw on the genetics from any other Sim. 

But if it does turn out that way, it would mean that you could completely make up who the father is - whichever one would fit better for your story!

Re: Help with stuck non-pregnancy
Post by blackcat on May 9, 2010, 3:04am

Laura, yes, the babies are fatherless everywhere - their family trees have a line to the mother, and to each other, but no dad(s) in sight. 

The trailer park was the only place she could afford by the time she'd bought 2 cribs... lol... she has won herself a place as playable after all this, because it's been a while since I've had to play any sim in such a dire situation. With my hood well established, even an unmarried pregnant sim with no partner anymore at least has relatives she can fall back on usually. This is a whole new kind of challenge. 

Mdp, twins makes sense! Don't remember if she had cheesecake the previous time I played her, but it could also have been natural twins, too. I've had twin babies age up to toddlers several hours apart in-game, so its possible something like that might have happened with the twin births... especially as this pregnancy was buggy from the start.

They're going to be twins from a story pov, anyway - there's no other way to explain such a short second pregnancy 

Somuchsong, one of the babies might be a clone, but I don't think both, as they look quite different... the mother was a sim I downloaded, who as far as I know, was created in CAS or Bodyshop for the purpose of sharing, so no parents' genes to show up in her babies. 

Of course, different fathers blows the twins theory. Really strange situation!

Part of me is tempted to age them up to see what they're going to look like, and part doesn't want to because the anticipation is fun 

Re: Help with stuck non-pregnancy
Post by laura on May 9, 2010, 6:50am

Ha, I can never wait to see what they'll look like. Probably because as slow as I play, I'll never make it to their adulthood, lol! So I usually check 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ooopps!

... no, in case anyone if following this, you never saw that.  I did not just accidentally publish a post while trying to edit it.  Really.  It's gone now, so it never happened... :)

*goes away reminding self to actually read whether the button says publish or save, before clicking on it... *

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Totally Illogical Wants...

 
... and you're talking on what?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Yeah, I've got a bug in my game....


I know I'm gonna go crazy tomorrow trying to figure out what's causing this... but it just cracks me up anyway :)




... meanwhile, since actual gameplay was impossible, I created a blog for my neighbourhood... this one will stay around for testing and experimenting purposes (I'm still getting the hang of this), but the 'real' one will be here: Richmond Sims.
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Intro

At the moment, this is a blog-to-be... my decision to start blogging my Sims2 neighbourhood, Richmond, was prompted by The Samantha Bradshaw Project, and I'm going to start the blog when Samantha arrives in Richmond.  It'll be her story initially, it will just happen to be set in the neighbourhood I know well through about a year of gameplay with it.  I'll introduce the residents as Samantha meets them, and gradually their stories will emerge, and continue once she moves on.

In the meantime, I might make a few general posts about the town, and about my play style, although probably not much, as I want to introduce it from Samantha's point of view.  So not much happening here, at least not until Samantha arrives.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Thomason/Go Family - Redwood City


Vivian Thomason
Age: Adult
Asp: Knowledge/Family
LTW: Marry off 2 children
Career: Social Worker - Domestic Violence Counsellor
Romantic: Partner - Tosha Go
Family: Mother Allyn Pitts, Step-father Ashley Pitts; Half-siblings Joshua and Ivy Pitts


Tosha Go
Age: Adult
Asp: Family/Knowledge
LTW: Become Education Minister
Career: Education - Substitute Teacher
Romantic: Partner - Vivian Thomason
Family: Sister Angel Go

Centowski Family - Richmond




Alex Centowski

Age: Adult
Asp: Knowledge/Family
LTW: Become Game Designer
Career: Gamer - Guild Leader
Romantic: Married – Jane Centowski
Children: Janie, Kimberley, Christopher, Jacob and Kathryn (twins), Orlando.
Other Family: Parents Kyle and Willow Centowski; Siblings Kyla (twin), Rose Green and Lily Jung.

Jane Centowski
(Jane Stacks)
Age: Adult
Asp: Family
LTW: Graduate Three Children from College
Career: Stay at Home Parent.
Romantic: Married - Alex Centowski

Children: Janie, Kimberley, Christopher, Jacob and Kathryn (twins), Orlando.

Christopher Centowski
Age: Child
Education: Private School - weekday boarder
Parents: Jane and Alex Centowski
Siblings: Janie, Kimberley, Jacob, Kathryn, Orlando.

Janie Centowski

Age: Child
Education: Private School - weekday boarder
Parents: Jane and Alex Centowski
Siblings: Christopher, Kimberley, Jacob, Kathryn, Orlando.



Kimberly Centowski

Age: Child
Education: Private School - weekday boarder
Parents: Jane and Alex Centowski
Siblings: Janie, Christopher, Jacob, Kathryn, Orlando.

Jacob Centowski

Age: Toddler
Parents: Jane and Alex Centowski
Siblings: Janie, Christopher, Kimberly, Kathryn (twin), Orlando.


Kathyrn Centowski
Age: Toddler
Parents: Jane and Alex Centowski
Siblings: Janie, Kimberly, Christopher, Jacob (twin), Orlando.

Orlando Centowski
Age: Baby
Parents: Jane and Alex Centowski
Siblings: Janie, Kimberly, Christopher, Jacob, Kathryn

The Founding Family


Richmond started out as Pleasantview, until I moved in a CAS family who completely took over the story....  Most of my current playable sims are descended from this family.  I'll list them here as a way of explaining who is descended from which branch of the family and where some of the names come from.


James Green had a son, Chris.  Chris married Helen.

Chris and Helen Green had 5 children, Becky, Jamie, Gretchen (a), Ben and Serder (a).

Becky married Ashley Pitts. Children: Ashley and Jami (twins), Helen Cooke, Grace Gold.  After Ashley died, Becky remarried to Joe Graham.
Descendants - Pitts, Cooke, Gold, and London families.

Jamie married Sarah.  Children: Luke and Jenna. They divorced and Jamie remarried to Mary Sue Pleasant. Children: Susan.
Descendants - Green and Roseland families

Gretchen married Orlando Centowski. Children: James, Kyle, Douglas (a), Ruth Cadey, April Bertino, Sheila (a) Ruben.  After Gretchen died, Orlando remarried to Nancy McBride.
Descendants - Centowski, Cadey, Bertino, Ruben, Bonaccord, Beare, Kauffmann, Green, Jung families (yeah, there's a lot of them!)

Ben married Marisa. Children: Jamie and Alvin (a).
Descendents - Green families

Serder married April Hutchins.  Children: Cory, Chris and Aaron (twins).  Serder remarried to Brandi Broke.  Children: Helen.
Descendents - Green and Deppiesse families



Centowski Family - Richmond



Kyle Centowski
Age: Adult
Asp: Family/Knowledge
LTW: Own two top level businesses
Career: Business Owner - Pearls of Wisdom Bookstore
Romantic: Married, Willow (Wade)
Children: Rose Green, Lily Jung (twins), Kyla Bonaccord, Alex Centowski (twins)
Other Family: Parents - Gretchen and Orlando Centowski; Siblings - James, Douglas, Ruth Cadey, April Bertino, Sheila Ruben.
Significant Friends: Ashley Pitts.

Willow Centowski
(Willow Wade)
Age: Adult
Asp: Family/Knowledge
LTW: Graduate 3 children from College (fulfilled);
Career: Oceanography - Protector of Whales
Romantic: Married, Kyle Centowski
Children: Rose Green, Lily Jung (twins), Kyla Bonaccord, Alex Centowski (twins)
Significant Friends: Allyn Pitts


Gavin Newson
Age: Adult
Asp: Fortune/Family
LTW: Become Business Tycoon
Career: Employee - Pearls of Wisdom Bookstore
Romantic: Married/Seperated, April Green
Other Family: Mother - Gloria Newson; Foster Parents: Kyle & Willow Centowski; Siblings - Ginger Graham, Gabriella, Gallagher, Garrett and Georgia


Georgia Newson
Age: Teen
Asp: Fortune
LTW: Own 5 top-level businesses
Education: Public School
Family: 
Mother - Gloria Newson; Foster Parents: Kyle & Willow Centowski; Siblings - Gavin, Ginger Graham, Gabriella, Gallagher and Garrett (twin)
Significant Friends: Hope Kauffmann


Garrett Newson
Age: Teen
Asp: Family
LTW: Become Captain Hero
Education: Public School
Family:  Mother - Gloria Newson; Foster Parents: Kyle & Willow Centowski; Siblings - Gavin, Ginger Graham, Gabriella, Gallagher and Georgia (twin)
Romantic: Going Steady - Hope Kauffmann

2025:


Kyle and Willow's Family, Christmas 2024:



Back: Sam holding Noah; Rose, Cory, Vince, Lily, Remus holding Krysti, Kyla holding Cole
Centre: Corinne, Raine, Willow, Kyle, Janie, Kimberly
Front: Amber, Victoria, Kathryn (kneeling), Jane holding Orlando, Alex, Brandon, Jacob, Christopher (back)

Centowski Family - Redwood City


James Centowski
Age: Elder
Asp: Knowledge/Family
LTW: Have 6 grandchildren (fulfilled); Max 7 Skills
Career: Law – The Law
Romantic: Married, Marla Biggs
Children: Cherry, Hayley Kauffmann, Laine Cameron, Jamie
Other Family: Parents Gretchen and Orlando Centowski; Siblings Kyle, Douglas, Ruth Cadey, April Bertino, Sheila Ruben.
Significant Friends: Ashley Pitts.

Marla Centowski
(Marla Biggs)
Age: Elder
Asp: Family/Knowledge
LTW: Become City Planner (fulfilled);
Career: Retired from Architecture ( City Planner)
Romantic: Married, James Centowski
Children: Cherry, Hayley Kauffmann, Laine Cameron, Jamie

Jamie Centowski
Age: YA
Asp: Family
LTW: Have 2 grandchildren
Education: Student, RCT.  Major - Undeclared
Romantic: Engaged – Meadow Thayer; ex-girlfriend Angel Go
Children: Harrison Thayer Centowski
Other Family: Parents - James and Marla Centowski; Sisters - Cherry, Hayley Kauffmann and Laine Cameron.

Meadow Thayer
Age: YA
Asp: Family
LTW: Reach Golden Anniversary
Education: Student, RCT.  Major - Literature
Romantic: Engaged – James Centowski
Children: Harrison Thayer Centowski
Significant Friends: Angel Go

Harrison Thayer Centowski
Age: Baby

Family: Parents Meadow Thayer and Jamie Centowski



Older Pictures:

2024

Samantha Bradshaw





Well, Samantha's arrived in Richmond... here's how she looks in my game.



We spent a bit of time sorting out her personality, interests, etc... oh, yeah, and her gender preference, since Laura has already established her as straight, but my ACR disagreed :)  .  Anyway, she's worked out her priorities:



We went for a walk around a few community lots and met some of the locals...









I guess when you're fresh out of CAS there's not a lot to talk about, other than yourself.

Just for the hell of it, this is where I decided to have her scope the room... she has now distinguished herself as the first sim in my game, as far as I can remember, to make five men go glowy in one room! (No pictures of the event because it could gives some of my story away before I even start it :)  ).  Four were married, and the fifth made me go, holy crap...

I think she's going to have an interesting time here! :)

We passed most of the day exploring the town...




Not much happening here... even the DJ has walked off.



Oh, man, not another one!

 

I don't know if she even got the chance to talk to him... all her needs were low by now so I sent her home.  I left her happily cooking dinner, left the game running and went to do some r/l stuff myself... I figured she could take care of herself for a few minutes, but when I came back...




Excuse me, you did what?!?! 

Gordon = random townie guy she met about an hour ago.  Shouldn't you actually speak to him or something first??

As it turned out, he never actually came.  And she got sick of waiting in the rain...




Note to self: must buy more entertainment items for apartment... :)


Green Family - Bluewater Village


Ben Green
Age: Elder
Asp: Fortune/Family
LTW: Become Hall of Famer (fulfilled); Have 6 grandchildren
Career: Retired; formally Hall of Famer
Romantic: Widowed – Marisa Green; Married – Florence Green
Children: With Marisa - Jamie, Alvin (a)
Other Family: Parents Chris and Helen Green (a); Siblings Becky Pitts, Jamie Green, Gretchen Centowski, Serder Green; Foster Daughter Whitney Leive

Florence Green
(Florence Delarosa)
Age: Adult
Asp: Knowledge/Family
LTW: Max out 7 skills
Career: Business Owner - Just Flowers and More
Romantic: Married - Ben Green
Other Family: Foster Daughter Whitney Leive

Whitney Leive
Age: Child
Foster Parents: Ben and Florence Green
Education: Public School, Bluewater Village
Significant Friends: Katie Kauffmann

Older Pictures

Ben Green's Family - Ben and Florence's Wedding, 2025


Back: Serder, Brandi, Ben, Florence
Front: Alvin holding Jason, Suzie, Daniel, Elle, Jamie




Roseland Family - Richmond




Susan Roseland
(Susan Green)
Age: Adult
Asp: Family/Pleasure
LTW: Graduate 3 children from college
Career:Stay at home parent
Romantic: Married - Cyd Roseland
Children: Oliver
Other Family: Parents Jamie and Mary Sue Green; Half-siblings Luke and Jenna Green, Angela Broke and Lillith Green
Significant Friends: Helen Deppiesse

Cyd Roseland
Age: Adult
Asp: Knowledge/Family
LTW: Own two top level businesses
Career: Business Owner - Pawz Pet Store
Romantic: Married - Susan Roseland


Oliver Roseland
Age: Toddler
Family: Parents Cyd and Susan Roseland

Green Family - Richmond




Aaron Green
Age: Adult
Asp: Family/Knowledge
LTW: Become Education Minister
Career: Education - High School Principal
Romantic: Relat
ionship - Marsha Bruenig; Married - Mari Green
Children: With Marsha - April; With Mari - Riley, Joel (twins), Marina, Jody (twins)
Other Family: Parents Serder Green and April Hutchins; Step-mother Brandi Green; Siblings Cory and Chris (twin); Half-siblings Helen Deppiesse, Allie Phoenix; Step-brothers Dustin Broke, Beau Broke, Ethan Broke.

Mari Green
(Mari London)
Age: Adult
Asp: Family
LTW: Become Captain Hero
Career: Stay at home parent
Romantic: Married – Aaron Green
Children: From previous relationship - Steven; With Aaron - Riley, Joel (twins), Marina, Jody (twins)
Other Family: Brother Randy London


Riley Green
Age: Teen
Asp: Fortune
LTW: Become Game Designer
Education: Public School
Family: Parents Aaron and Mari Green; Siblings Joel (twin), Marina and Jody; Half-siblings Steven and April
Significant Friends: Maggie Kauffmann


Joel GreenAge: Teen
Asp: Knowledge
LTW: Become City Planner
Education: Public School
Family: Parents Aaron and Mari Green; Siblings Riley (twin), Marina and Jody; Half-siblings Steven and April
Romantic: Going Steady - Maggie Kauffmann

Marina Green
Age: Child
Education: Public School
Family: Parents Aaron and Mari Green; Siblings Riley, Joel and Jody (twin); Half-siblings Steven and April


Jody Green
Age: Child
Education: Public School
Family: Parents Aaron and Mari Green; Siblings Riley, Joel and Marina (twin); Half-siblings Steven and April




Gold Family - Redwood City





Grace Gold
(Grace Pitts)
Age: Adult
Asp: Fortune/Family
LTW: Become Hall of Famer (fulfilled);Earn 100,000
Career: Athletic - Hall of Famer
Romantic: Married - Richard Gold
Children: Richard and Alan (Twins), Lewis
Other Family: Parents Ashley and Becky Pitts; Siblings Ashley Pitts, Jami Jakobsens, Helen Cooke; Half sister - Allie Phoenix

Richard Gold
Age: Adult
Asp: Family/Knowledge
LTW: Become Education Minister
Career: Education - High School Teacher
Romantic: Married - Grace Gold
Children: Richard and Alan (Twins), Lewis

Vijayakar/Centowski Family - Twikki Island




Talin Vijayakar


Age: Adult
Asp: Family
LTW: Reach Golden Anniversary
Career: Entertainment - Stand Up Comedian
Romantic: Relationship - Cherry Centowski

Cherry Centowski


Age: Adult
Asp: Knowledge/Family
LTW: Become Space Pirate
Career: Law - International Corporate Lawyer
Romantic: Steady/broken up - Bill King; Married/Divorced - Kevin Beare; Relationship - Talin Vijayakar
Children: (With Kevin) Autumn, Thomas, Alana, David
Other Family: Parents - James and Marla Centowski; Siblings - Hayley Kauffmann, Laine Cameron and Jamie Centowski