The Sims 3 Seasons: Fall
Spooky Day, Fall Festivals, Trick-or-Treat and Pumpkin Carving
The Fall Season in The Sims 3 Seasons features colorful leaves, costumes, and a Festival celebrating Spooky Time, the Sims' version of Halloween. There's even Trick or Treat. This Guide to Fall will show you the various new activities Sims can participate in during this Season.
Check the Newspaper, Computer, or Television for a weather forecast. As temperatures drop, Sims are negatively affected and may grow so cold they freeze to death. This is unlikely in Autumn, but is still worth mentioning. Sims will tend to dress in warmer clothing to make up for the lower temperatures. Get them indoors to warm up, or have a nice hot chocolate at the Concession Stand at the Fall Festival.
Leaves - Raking and Woohoo
As trees shed their leaves to your Sims' lawn, they can be raked into piles to tidy up. Regular Sims will playi n these piles, while Evil, Insane, Daredevil, and Pyromaniac Sims may set them on fire. Sims in love can Woohoo in a leaf pile. If a baby is conceived this way, there's a 75% chance it will be born with the Loves the Outdoors trait.
The Fall Festival takes place on a lot depending where you're playing. It's generally in a big park. At the Festival, Sims can use Festival Prize Tickets to buy Prizes at the Concession stand. These vary season to season, and offer many of the new contest and activity items offered with the Seasons Expansion Pack.
Sims can win 25 tickets if they win an Apple Bobbing or Pie Eating Contest. Participating will get a Sim 5 tickets as a consolation. While Sims can't get better at bobbing for apples, they can improve at Pie Eating Contests by eating lots of Pie.
Another Activity at the Festival is the Haunted House. Entering will give your Sim 5 Festival Tickets. Cowardly and Childish Sims may hesitate before entering. Upon leaving, Sims may react in a number of ways and will receive a moodlet, usually positive but short in duration.
Spooky Time Holiday
The last Saturday of the Season is Spooky Time. All Sims get a +10 moodlet for the whole day, and a free day from Work or School. If you have your Seasons set shorter than a week, Spooky Time will simply come on the last day of Fall.
Seasons brings pumpkins, which can be carved by Sims or baked into Pumpkin Pie. You can Harvest pumpkins at the Fall Festival or buy them in the Supermarket. These can be planted and grown at home. A Sim making a Jack-o-Lantern will get two to four pumpkin seeds from the process. Jack-o-Lanterns come in five styles - Traditional, Silly, Evil, Ghost and Cat.
Evil, Grumpy, Mean-spirited and Rebellious Sims may stomp pumpkins, which can be lit. Stomping a lit pumpkin can be dangerous and may cause a Sim to catch fire.
Sims young and old can wear Costumes. You can find the costumes themselves by using Plan Outfit at a dresser or wardrobe. The masks to the costumes are found by using a mirror and choosing Change Appearance.
Trick or Treat
Children and Teens can go Trick or Treating the Saturday of Spooky Time, plus the Friday before. They'll only travel so far on their hunt for candy and toys, or go to a maximum of ten houses. Meanspirited, Evil and Inappropriate Sims may throw eggs or otherwise vandalize houses during Trick or Treat. NPCs start trick or treating at 4pm on Spooky Time day.
Costume and Feast Parties
Two new parties can be thrown: Costume and Feast Parties. Think Halloween and Thanksgiving. Costume Parties are a lot of fun, given you never know what silly costumes Sims might throw together. Feast Parties invite guests to bring a group serving of food. Good cooks may bring better dishes, which can really liven up the party.
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