Prerequisites – None

“The power of the written word can move armies, quell rebellion and stir imaginations for a life time.” unknown

The presses went silent the day of the great devastation. Sims everywhere have been without solid news ever since the great bubble burst and rumors run rampant, doing more harm than good to the recovery efforts. A sim in the family decides enough is enough. The truth is out there and they WILL find it, one way or another, and they will make sure that truth is broadcast far and wide to a population dying for it.


    • When Sims use the paper to Look for Job, they may only select the first of the three jobs that appears in the paper that day. The 2nd and 3rd jobs may not be taken.
      • If Criminal – Master Thief is NOT cleared yet, sims in the household are still restricted to the first job available either by computer, newspaper or random determination of the remaining restrictions.
      • If Science is cleared, sims may look on the computer.
      • If Military is cleared, sims may walk to the job lot to get their job
    • The paper may not be used at all for any other purpose other than finding a job or recycling.
    • The only books that may be read are skill books, books written by family sims and books received as material for Job Opportunities.
    • If a sim who has been moved into the family has a non-skill book, or non-career related book in their inventory, it must be sold immediately as part of the resources brought in by the arriving spouse.
    • Sims may not use the Library except to read skill books. Nor may they read anything but skill books at other community lots.
    • Sims may not purchase books from the book store except on day 1 of the challenge when they are allowed to purchase any skill books they desire.
    • Film – Director sims may not write screenplays
    • Sims may not purchase Bookstore Bargainer or Acclaimed Author lifetime rewards.

Once a Star News Anchor arises from the family and reports on the shocking lack of the written word in the world, expounding upon the effect this has had on students both young and old, a new push for literature is made in the land. Books of all kinds are suddenly in great demand and your sims realize there are a world of books to be explored and written. The journalism restrictions are lifted.


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