My rounds used to run from July in one year to June two years later, but I'm changing that now. The main reason is that I'm in a hurry to get back to playing all my households in sequence after starting the new hood. Most of the families are still straight-out-of-CAS sims at this point, and I plan to give them back things like their careers, friendships, etc, as I play each household in the round. I really want to get started with that, soon! And I want you to meet some more of the hood.
I think I like the idea of ending the round with the end of the sim-year, in any case. I can finish each round with a holiday post like the one I've just done, and start with the new year. Also, the final post of the round (before the holiday one) will usually be a college post, so there will be grades and graduations to celebrate, too (for this round, I moved it to the new year - you'll see why when I post it). It all makes a nice wrap-up for the round.
I've just posted this page about my gameplay/blogging style, it was originally part of this blog entry but I decided I wanted it somewhere more permanent. There'll be one difference in this round, although you probably won't notice it in the blog - as you'll see in my gameplay/blogging style page, I usually don't play all my households in a round. But for this round, because I need to to recreate the sims completely, I will be playing everyone - even my move-aways. Actual gameplay is the quicker part of this for me, so it might not even slow the blog down much in the long run.
As its a new round, I rolled my usual four random events. I made one change there - I find half the fun of random events in other blogs, is wondering who they're going to happen to. As you have yet to meet most of the hood, I fixed it so that two of these events will happen to sims I've introduced into the blog already - and, no, I'm not saying which two :) . The other two will make for good introduction stories, I hope.
- Fulfil your greatest want (this one could be scary)
- Night out with the gang (not so scary - I hope!)
- Broken leg (very big groan when I saw who rolled it... but it'll make a good story :) )
- Get food poisoning (so, yeah, my hospital's going to be busy this round, too... )