Smith Legacy–Chapter Twenty-Eight

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Magenta was determined to have ‘normal’ descendants, so she used a potion on Megan when she least expected it.

Unfortunately for Magenta, this potion turned out to be a ‘witch’ potion instead of a ‘human’ potion. Still, Megan was rather pleased with her new powers.

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Despite having new magical powers, Megan still felt the pressure of being the Smith heir. Soon after growing up and beginning her journey into adulthood, she found herself spending hours on dating websites, trying to find a suitable husband.

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Sadly, this brings us to the end of the Smith legacy story. I’ve run out of time, as The Sims 4 is just about here, and my Sims 3 game has stopped working thanks to my attempts to get it to run more smoothly! I will continue blogging about The Sims, and with any luck I’ll be able to get a legacy family going in The Sims 4!

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More Sims 4 Videos + Recommended Specs

There’s just over a week until The Sims 4 releases here in South Africa (and less than a week before its US release), and EA has released even more promo videos, including a launch trailer and their amusing ‘Sims 4 Academy’ lessons. I’ve collected all of these into the playlist below:

They’ve also released the minimum and recommended PC specs on the official FAQ. I’m slightly concerned that my CPU may not be up to the task, but I suppose I’ll find out next week!

If you’ve downloaded the Sims 4 Create-a-Sim demo, you can also participate in the CAS challenges.

LEGO Set: Back to the Future

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I couldn’t resist picking up this fantastic set when I was in the toy store the other day, and now that I’ve built it, I’m really glad I did! The attention to detail is really impressive, and the set comes with a special book that gives a little bit of background information about Back to the Future and the creation of this set (plus the build instructions, of course!)

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The first date on the panel inside the Delorian is actually the date when the first LEGO brick was patented! There’s just enough room for two minifigures to actually sit inside, though I found it worked better with just one.

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Speaking of minifigs, the set comes with Marty McFly and Doc Brown, as well as a skateboard (sadly not the hoverboard from the second movie though). Each minifig has two faces – a happy one, and a scared one. You can see Marty’s scared face in the first image.

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The set has been designed so you can change the look to match each of the three movies. The ‘OUTA TIME’ numberplate from the first movie changes to the barcoded one of the second film, and the Mr Fusion energy reactor can easily be added to the back. The wheels also rotate so the car can hover.

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Finally, the gadgetry from the third film slots in on the bonnet. The changes really are very simple – I only had to remove one piece to add the bonnet part. Changing to the red wheels was also a simple process.

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This really is a fantastic set and a must-have for LEGO and Back to the Future fans! I picked mine up for R599.

Smith Legacy–Home Lot

Since The Sims 4 is nearly upon us, that means my Sims 3 Smith legacy will be coming to an end. I did manage to finish building and furnishing their new home on their original legacy lot, so I thought I’d show it off! I’m a pretty lazy builder, so I’m pretty proud of myself for finishing this house. Click on the images if you want a larger view.

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I’m really looking forward to the improved build mode in The Sims 4!

Smith Legacy–Chapter Twenty-Seven

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Elizabeth decided that one last overseas trip was in order. She headed to Egypt to experience a few of the unique local sights…

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Like old people skinny dipping in public fountains… She also explored a few tombs before heading home.

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With all the renovations happening back home, no one had paid the bills, meaning another visit from the dreaded Repo Man. Megan caught him in the act and was scarred by the experience.

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Elizabeth returned home without a care in the world. She knew that mere possessions were easily replaced. Still, she would remember to pay her bills in the future.

The Invasion of Varisia I

Continued from: Infiltrating Jorgenfist IV

Having received the message to meet with Akorian’s agents, our heroes scooped up Nu’s lifeless body and headed for the Storval Stairs. There they came upon the corpses of several hill giants, and watched several powerful heroes slaying two more.

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These heroes introduced themselves as the knights that Akorian had sent to help protect Varisia from Mokmurian’s army. Their leader introduced himself as Alamander, and though at first he and his knights mistook our heroes for mere merchants, they eventually agreed to work with our heroes. The knights numbered only eight, so it was clear to our heroes that more help was needed to stop the giant army.

Alamander and his knights decided to ride towards Ravenmoor, which stands directly in the path of the giants. They gave our heroes a device that would allow them to communicate with the knights when they were ready to join the battle. Our heroes teleported to Magnimar to resurrect Nu and seek help from their allies.

It was in Magnimar that Oparal discovered that she was pregnant, and decided to stay with her old mentor where she would work in the house of healing once more. Ciaran did not hang around to hear that the child was his. Instead he started rounding up allies to help in the protection of Sandpoint and other towns in the giants’ path.

Jaden was more than willing to send some of his thieves and spies to disrupt the giants’ supply lines and protect Sandpoint from the shadows. Ciaran also approached the Hellknights in Magnimar, who agreed to help defend Sandpoint in exchange for our heroes dealing with the Vydrarch monster that had been terrorising the docks of late. The legendary beast was tough, but not tough enough for our heroes.

Next chapter: The Invasion of Varisia II

Smith Legacy–Chapter Twenty-Six

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Magenta was asked out on yet another date – it seemed that the men of Dragon Valley just couldn’t get enough of her! This latest date was a bit odd, as when Magenta went to the proposed location, all she found was a junkyard… It seemed her suitor had changed his mind after all!

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Elizabeth decided she wanted a change in her old age, and opened a resort in Dragon Valley. It was the very first of its kind in the town, but as Elizabeth soon discovered, running a resort was no mean feat.

It wasn’t long before the resort was closed due to being unprofitable, and Elizabeth realised that she wanted a quieter retirement, and sold the resort.

Megan spent her teenage years honing her skills and trying to decide how she would carry on the proud Smith name. Eventually she decided that cooking would be her career. Smith27-04

Elizabeth used the money she received from the sale of the resort to finance renovations of the Smith homestead.