I am always very curious about how other Sims players play their games and as a writer at heart, what intrigues me most, naturally is what kinds of stories other Simmers create. When I say worlds, I am not directly talking about Oasis Springs or Willow Creek or any world from the previous games. What I mean are the settings you have created in your heads. I might be alone with this, but in my stories, my Sims have always lived in the same world, the same reality, albeit in different parts of that timeline every now and then. It is my own Sims canon, if you want to put it that way. Do you do the same thing when playing? Do your Sims also live in one big connected world or do you create your own little stories for every household you play? I would love to read how you tell your stories and what worlds you have created over the years. And maybe you will even inspire some other readers and their stories. Shall I make the beginning? The world that my Sims call their home is a planet that faced many wars in its ancient and medieval history until the small Kingdom of Simnia, which I created in Sims: Medieval, spearheaded the idea of a great political union that would put an end to wars and cruelty. This union would soon be called 'The Free World' (inspired by Sims 3's Level 10 of the politics career) and prospered under the leadership of Simnia's queen, Helga the Great. The nations outside of this union remained war torn. Replacing monarchy with democracy, Helga's descendants retired from SimCity, the capital of Simnia, which is now called SimNation. As the great family Van Helgen they founded the small town of Helgenstett. And that is where my Sims 2 stories began. For a long time every single one of my stories revolved around this town and its inhabitants. With Night Life came a return to SimCity and the stories unfolded more and more with each expansion. By now, some of those families have existed for over 20 and even 30 generations over the course of three Sims titles. With Sims 3 came new towns and cities. It was the game in which I first had the idea to create a rival family for the Van Helgens and maybe make some of the Van Helgens a little more antagonistic. Family Van Dampen from Sunlit Heights was born and shaped a lot of what happened within that part of the Free World's story. The Van Helgen's even lost control over the Free World for some time when one of the family's matriarchs tore it apart with her addiction to power and absolute control. Even Sunlit Tides and later Isla Paradiso, botch of which I turned into the White Shores Archipelago, had their own little story that actually took place at the border of the Free World, right outside of the union's influence, but close enough not to be affected by the wars. Now with Sims 4 I have moved away from many of those old families. Some stories have ended completely, others will someday return. It was time for new faces and new Drama. In this new location within SimNation, Willow Creek, Magnolia Promenade and Newcrest represent the outskirts of Falmora City, a bustling metropolis far away from Helgenstett and SimCity and the intrigues of their leading families. I am really looking forward to see what stories will be born in Falmora over the next few years and I just recently posted about one of them on this forum. Some may find this interesting, others won't. But as I said, I am curious about you, so it's your turn: What are your Sims' stories and worlds? What are the settings and canons you have created and are they all intertwined like mine or seperated from each other? Feel free to share them with us!