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Sims in Cult: Grifting Ministries

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DAY 1: Settling in

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Inspired by @singsingsing's blog, I started to play Zachary few days ago. By now he is married and has a kid, but I will post about his journey in separate entries, because othewise it's too long. 

Ranfords, day 1

Meet Zachary. He is generation 2 fundie (well, actually he comes straight from CAS, but dont tell him that), youngest son of alphabetically named quiverfull family. As you see, his name starts with Z, which means that by the time he was born, nobody cared anymore. Stripped from education, opportunity to learn skills and develop interests, Zachary reached his adulthood with limited options. For his homeschool graduation party he asked (and received) an old van. He packed up few things an old refrigerator, grill, tent, some old boxes and drove as far as he could. Van broke down here, in small island called Crystal Archipelago. There is only a forest and a river. There are no electricity, running water or community business. And Zachary decided that he likes it that way. He can build it all. With help of pretty wife and billion children. Maybe some of the townies will join them, and then Zachary will have a cult of his own! 


The forest Zachary lives in is made mostly from stuff from here: http://www.medievalsims.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=240. There are cuttable trees, harvestable berries and mushrooms, nuts and fruits, and hunting stations. There is also a fishing spot (loved by townies) and reed spawner. It should cover Zachary’s basic needs from food to materials for furniture. 

As Zachary moved in, first thing he did was jumping rope. A smart choice actually – one needs at least three body skills to cut down a tree, and he needs logs to build a house. But before that there were... more... rushing needs. Zach needed a toilet. So he used his first body skill to dig one. 


Eww. Not even he liked it. (But it fulfilled his want to get one, so. Good enough for now.) 


After that was covered, Zach continued to work out. He only stopped for a while to grab some wild mushrooms for dinner. He started to sink (it was very clear that the first thing to build was a shower), and he was exhausted. 


But he did it! Right after midnight Zachary cut down his first tree! He wanted to build a shower right away, but was too exhausted. 


He didnt even made it to his tent. And it started to rain. Eww. First day was a bit disappointing. What the next one will bring? 




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Very cool - I have never seen a sim dig a toilet before! :pb_lol: Is that a mod of some sort?

I'm looking forward to more adventures of Zachary in his van/tent down by the river. I can't imagine why any woman wouldn't think he's a catch...!

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No, it's just a CC toilet. I made him dig a hole for authenticity. 

I have no idea either, but his wife is not exactly the brightest girl in town. 

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