[GODP] Goals of Daniel Pleasant: Tale of a Sims Football Patriarch

Many simmers’ stories tend to focus on Daniel Pleasant’s immediate family (Mary-Sue, Angela and Lilith), where Daniel is portrayed primarily as “the type of husband he is” (spoilers withheld).

There are fewer tales that discuss Mr Pleasant’s athletic career in greater detail, and about Daniel’s relationships with other sims (in his family and elsewhere in Pleasantview) who share his interest in sports.

In GODP, Daniel Pleasant was a footballer (soccer player) before he became a coach. How successful is he as a patriarch, on and off the pitch? Will Daniel score the “goals” he wants in his career and family life? Or will he endure the shame of being shown the Red Card?

Pleasant Family Early 1980s: Jeff, Diane, Daniel, JenniferThe tale begins with Daniel and his younger sister Jennifer, during their early exposure to the sport in (Sims 1) Willville.

How will Daniel’s attitude to family and football evolve, as his life changes through the decades? Is he doomed to repeat his mistakes, or will he learn to be a better person?

The “starting gameplay scenario” of the Pleasant family in Sims 2 (Daniel, Mary-Sue, teens Angela and Lilith) only appears in the middle chapters, as the first few chapters are about Daniel’s early life.

GODP takes place in the same Sims universe as PVCS vs STM 2015/2035.

As much as PVCS vs STM makes “what happens during a football match” accessible to simmers, GODP aims to familiarize simmers with “what happens in the career of a footballer and coach”.

By AldoHyde & Sims2Player

Run: March 3 – June 9 2017
Status: Completed

To be clear, it’s Sims2Player, NOT AldoHyde, who watches football week in, week out.

AldoHyde embarked on this project, and the preceding PVCS Tales, because he fancied a challenge outside his scientific comfort zone of STM. Daniel Pleasant is NOT Kent Capp/Monty, so… read on to find out 😉


GOALS OF DANIEL PLEASANT – Chapters

1. The Wannabe
2. Juvenile Match
3. His Biggest Fan
4. An Oldie But a Goodie
5. Pleasant-Burb Family Dinner 2015
6. Team Dynamics
7. The Trap — most “familiar” Pleasant family scenario
8. The Purge
9. A New Leaf
10. Babysitting
11. Pecking Order
12. Amends

[GODP Quiz]

[Extra 2] Bloopers & Lots
[Extra 1] Primary League B? Relegation?
What do these terms mean? How do they work?

[POLLS: What happened in YOUR Sims 2 Game? Player Stories in Pleasantview, Strangetown, Veronaville]


** The Main STM Machinima Series is NOT cancelled.**
Now that this short tale is completed, I can return to creating STM.


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StrangeTown Monty 2.07(B): Breaking Point (Part 2)

**UPDATE – June 2017** Take the NEW [STM Quiz], 20 qns. Content up to 2.07(B), easier than the previous quiz, which has been replaced.

How will Kent Capp react to Antonio Monty‘s surprise visit?

Ajay Loner and Erin Beaker have a serious discussion about their approaches to Jane Doe (Bella Goth) and the Windmarks (Loki & Circe Beaker). Are they guilty of a most costly oversight? 😮

[Watch on YouTube page]

**Spoiler Alerts**: DO NOT click until you’ve watched the episode in full!

[POLL: What do you think will happen to Jane Doe?]

Previews

Preview: Kent Capp wakes up from his nightmare from 2.07(A) Preview: Kent Capp is late for breakfast Preview: Ajay Loner & Erin Beaker on their bed

Bloopers

BLOOPER: Kent Capp's leg hurts BLOOPER: Antonio Monty & Kent Capp have a hard time shaking hands

StrangeTown Monty 2.07(A): Breaking Point (Part 1)

Bianca Monty entertains an early guest, with news about the emergency evacuation of Antonio Monty & his kids… were they too late? 😮

What do gardeners James & Susan Windmark (Loki & Circe Beaker) have in store for Nick Grimm (Nervous Subject), the new patriarch of Specter Yard?

How can we interpret the bizarre fragments of memory and fear going through Kent Capp‘s subconscious mind, as he sleeps through the morning visit?

Readers of PVCS vs STM 2015/2035 would have seen RM Frank Morgen doing the same tasks as his counterpart RM Sepp Rossi. Read [Morgen’s short bio].

[Watch on YouTube page]

Previews

Preview: Antonio Monty & Sepp Rossi brief the kids with obscured faces Preview: James & Susan Windmark (Loki & Circe Beaker) as Specter Yard Gardeners

StrangeTown Monty 2.06(D-AU): Ophelia’s Alternative

STM EXTRA: The events in this chapter DID NOT happen in the main plot, but ONLY in one of the many STM Alternate Universes.

**Spoiler Alert**: This is a FULL screenshot story chapter, taking place immediately after STM 2.06(C): The Patriarch P3.
DO NOT continue reading until you have watched till that episode!

[Canon vs Fanon: Staying Interested in Sims Games and Storytelling]

[STM 2.05(A) – 2.06(D-AU): Magic, Science & Watcher “Intervention” in the STM Universe]

How much does Ophelia Nigmos REALLY know? [Read to find out…]