Welcome to the Daily Plumbob!
First of all, welcome! I hope you enjoy yourself while you’re browsing The Daily Plumbob. I know I’ve been enjoying myself playing the game, so I hope you’ll have as much fun reading the gameplay stories. If you’re interested in how I started this save game, I’ve started a page called Where It All Began which will feature some older pictures from before I started actually documenting this save.
What’s a Gameplay Story? I have no idea if this is considered a ‘thing’ or not but I’m using the term ‘gameplay story’ to denote the fact that this is not a linear story. It has no start, middle or end, it’s not intended to tell any particular story or highlight anything in particular. The gameplay drives the stories forward. Each household has their own individual story which often overlaps another household and then another until it becomes mildly soap-opera like. I don’t plan any of their relationships, family sizes or even where they’re going to live in advance.
Are the Sims posed at all? No. I’m not posing my sims for any of these stories. You will see some posing in some stories and photo albums, such as Javon and Isabella’s wedding album however these are actually from the ‘Take Romantic Selfie – Manually’ feature of the Passionate Romance mod and not actually me physically posing the sims.
Do you use mods? Yes, I do. Quite a lot now, as time’s gone on. They’re adding more and more fascinating ideas for me to play around with and therefore providing new story ideas all the time! For a basic list of the mods I’m using, feel free to check out my Mods & CC page!
If you’re new and want a brief rundown of the events, I have some summaries of each year, so you can be kept up to speed.
So I really hope you have fun. Don’t be afraid to drop me a comment or question, I love meeting new simmers!