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Jack of Many Trades-A Sims 3 Challenge

 I have a new challenge that I would like to share. I call it Jack(or Jill) of Many Trades. Here are the goals and rules of the challenge. I will be playing the challenge as well. To start reading from the start, click here:

2 Main Goals:

1) Have as many children as you can! Populate that town baby!!!

2) Master as many careers as you can!

Main Rules:

1) No cheats. Yeah, I know…but it does make it a challenge.

2) Set your life span to EPIC.

3) Meager beginnings. I recommend a VERY large, empty lot…You’re going to need it!

Ready? Create a Sim. Your choice. Male/Female. Choose your own traits and Lifetime want.

So, here is a break down of the goals…

Babies and Such-

I recommend getting married. I am slightly old fashion in that way, plus it will make the rest of the challenge a bit easier.

Your spouse will stay at home to raise all those wonderful children while you are bringing home the bacon. Your spouse may be “self-employed” (if you have Ambitions), and can earn money for the house by painting, writing, gardening, inventing,etc. (if you don’t have Ambitions, your spouse can still earn money in these ways)

You can not have fertility treatment for either partner. If you have twins, or triples naturally, that’s ok. (If you don’t want to play for points, and are really up for a challenge, Fertility Treatment is ok.)

Since you are playing on epic, you can age your children as you see fit. I do recommend following this plan.. Infants- after 1 day. Toddler- after all skills have been taught. Children- after they earn honor roll. Teens- after they earn honor roll.  When your children reach Young Adults, you move ’em out.

As far as your children’s traits, no rules. You can pick them, or randomize them. Your choice.


Work your way up to the top! Once you reach level 10 of your career – change jobs!

Attempt to reach the top of as many careers as you can!

And of course, max out as many skills as you can!

There is no rule as to using your lifetime points for job enhancing bonuses.

Do NOT change your personality when you change careers.


1 point for every child you have

10 points for every skill maxed (of course this will differ slighty depending on Expansion packs)

50 points for every career completed.

To end the challenge, you have 2 ending paths.
1) When you reach the level 10 of each career. A few of the careers have multiple branches: you may choose whether you want to attempt the other branches or not.
2) Your mother sim becomes an elder and can no longer have children.

Happy simming! I would love to see someone try this challenge with a multiple colored couple. Perhaps a Blue husband and a Pink wife, to see how the genetics play out. If you do try this challenge, I would love to know! Thanks! Any questions, feel free to ask! Also feed back on this challenge would be great!