Story Box Challenge - September 2019

SNW Story Box 0919 September 2019 Challenge

The Story Box Challenge is one where we give you a family and their stuff. Your task: build them a nice home.

The Family

The Tripp FamilyThe twins, Roadd and Moon, recently lost their parents in a mysterious "accident" involving magic. Roadd is the typical teenager, who says he doesn't want to belong to any groups, but in the meantime he's doing his best to be a goth. He's gloomy, even more so since the loss of his parents. Sometimes he'll just write it off - in the form of some punk music, or let out his frustration on an electric guitar.

Moon seems a lot happier. She loves goofing around and she pulls the cleverest pranks to anyone who crosses her path. Her life goal is to become the chief of mischief.

Since their parents disappeared, they moved in with their weird aunt Averie. She's a typical romantic, but now has to spend a lot of her time taking care of her niece and nephew. Luckily she can still find some time to read about romance.

The Tripps wanted to get away from the unhappy memories of their old place. They put their stuff in a box, got out their broom and left. Can you build them a new magical home?

The Challenge

  1. Story Box September 2019From the Sims 4 Gallery, download the Tripp Family and the SNW Story Box #3 - 0919 lot. You can also find them by EA ID SimsNetwork.
  2. Pick any empty lot in any world, and move in the family. Enter the lot (in live mode!) and pause the game.
  3. Enter the cheat (Ctrl+Shift+C) 'money 150000' to set the family's budget (that's §150k).
  4. Now place the SNW Story Box #3 - 0919 lot from the gallery (furnished). You'll lose roughly §30k, leaving you with somewhere around §120k to complete the challenge.
  5. Start building!
  6. Make sure to use all the family's items. The Tripps don't want anything to go missing! (yes, even the weird stuff - you probably want to put the Magic Plantsim Stump somewhere outside)
  7. Upload the lot to the gallery before September 30th. Make sure to use hashtags #SNWStoryBox and #StoryBox0919 so we can find your entry!

The Rules

This challenge is about building the family a nice home. Feel free to use the family to continue their story - but we will focus on the homes that you come up with. The following rules apply:

  • The total budget, excluding the empty lot but including the required items, is limited to §150,000. Remember to first place the family in an empty lot, then build the provided lot over it.
  • You're free to pick ANY lot in ANY world, no matter how large or small. The base lot is the smallest available, so that should fit anywhere. Make sure you place it as furnished.
  • You can use all expansion, game or stuff packs that you own. To match the story - giving them a magical home - we advise using the Realm of Magic, Vampires or Strangerville packs for the style. This is not required though, and you're free to even stick to just base game stuff.
  • NO custom content, except if it's from SNW (
  • ALL items in the box must be used, including those on the wall and ceiling. The items must also remain accessible. Wallpapers and floor tiles are not required. The mailbox outside the box added by the game can be replaced.
  • Duplicating items or adding more stuff IS allowed. Removing items which were originally in the basement is NOT allowed.
  • Changing the colors/design of an item in the box is NOT allowed.
  • Entries must be uploaded to the Sims 4 gallery using hashtags #SNWstorybox and #StoryBox0919.
  • Deadline: October 4th, 2019.

Questions? Watch the instructions video, or get in touch through Twitter or Facebook!

We'll showcase a selection of the entries in a Twitch live stream at on October 5th, 21:30 CEST. Missed the showcase? The VOD will be available on Twitch after the stream has ended, and we'll also upload the full video to our More SNW channel on YouTube.

Thanks, and have fun!


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