I have a few profiles I need to build today so I thought I’d go through the steps that I’ve been using for anyone that’s interested to see how I’m doing it now. It’s a bit easier for me of course since I have extra trait slots. Here we have one of the townie kids Quinton’s profile…
Just a quick glance at his traits and character values I can get an idea of what his profile will look like. Low playfulness, high neatness, high emotional control, etc. But, let’s see how high and low shall we? I next go to the Personality Profile Trait Chart and search for each of these traits.
Self-assured gives him 0-4 in playfulness
Neat gives him 8-10 neatness
Art lover gives him 7-9 creativity
Moving onto the zodiac sign he has Aquarius we see he has High Activity (6-10)/Low Social (0-4)
Looking at his character values we see he has high emotional control (journals) and good manners (likely from that neat trait) which helps narrow things down more.
I told you this was a simple one! Let’s grab one of the profiles and fill it in. I’m just going to randomly roll them on a number generator. I may also factor in what I’ve noticed about him while playing with the other kids during school time to narrow it down a bit. While he has low social I have noticed him quietly playing with the other kids so maybe not super low like I’d give a kid who is frequently playing alone.
roll niceness and flirtiness
good manners, antiseptic, active, ambitious, creative, muser, cheerful
I decided to roll 9-10 neatness since he has both the trait and high manners character value. He got a 10. Looking at the trait chart I see that adds good manners and antiseptic. I’ll keep track of any new traits as I go as well.
In the case of social, I rolled 3-4 since he does interact quite a bit with other kids. His 3, unlike the 10 in neatness, gives him a roll option. I’ve made rolls for this scenario which I’ll do at the end.
So, I only have 2 that I’m missing. The only one that I can use his families profile for is niceness. His mom, Kiley, has a niceness 8. Normally, I’d do the random roll that I made for kids with only one parent or caregiver but it’s kinda pointless for a single roll. Here’s mom’s profile if you’re curious…
Niceness 8 gives him auto good and family oriented plus a roll.
I guess he got his creativity and emotional control from his dad! His older sister has very high emotional control too actually! But, I have no interest in the mother or daughter only Quinton so I’m not too worried about them beyond their profiles in a just-in-case draft page which, as you can see, turned out to be handy!
I decided to do a starting roll for him so I can add his future height and such to his profile…
***** RandomStuff *****
* mid-tall *
* Hh *
glasses- He actually wears glasses so I’ll ignore this!
* gg *
* none *
* none *
* one strike *
And now the personality roll for flirtiness, the social trait since he rolled 3, and the niceness trait since he rolled 8…
***** RandomStuff *****
3-4 social rolls
* angler’s tranquility *
6-10 niceness rolls
* patriarch *
* 8 auto romantic +roll *
8-9 flirty roll
* great kisser *
Cool deal. I knew I liked this kid! Final results…
good manners, angler’s tranquility, antiseptic, active, ambitious, creative, muser, good, family oriented, patriarch, romantic, great kisser, cheerful
Then, I break them down into when he’ll get the additional traits. Obviously, some of these traits aren’t available until certain ages:
Now: antiseptic, active, creative, muser, good, cheerful
Teen: romantic, great kisser, angler’s tranquility
YA: good manners, ambitious, family oriented, patriarch
All that’s left is to put all of this into a resident profile on my Ash Shore blog. Yes, this is a long and tedious process. I had to do 3 different rolls this time just to get the information I needed. And this was a fairly simple one. For example, his mother’s had a bunch of conflicting traits and zodiac signs that I had to sift through and then I decided later I have no real interest in her!
To determine his age I did a search on my blog for his name and found the first chapter he’s mentioned and after looking around I saw that I mentioned that Kyra was 3 at the time. This means the youngest he can be is 6 1/2. I still have to do rolls for 2 of the other children to see if I have interest in playing them at some point but it looks like the current age is likely going to be the 6 1/2 or maybe 7. Which puts him close to 3 other children one of which I’m already currently playing. The other two I’ll likely be playing relatives of theirs in the future if matchmaking works out!
Note: There were some kids with only one or two traits that were much more difficult and I had to go by their relative’s profiles like I would if they were a born-in-game sim. I’m pretty sure I went over birth rolls at some point but if anyone wants I can do an article on one.