OPERA FAN SITES
If you're new to TS1, you may be wondering what else is out there besides
user made downloads. Believe it or not, fans have done more than just create
user made stuff-- some of them have put out terrific storytelling and soap
opera sites on the web that run just like Daytime Television, featuring
juicy stories involving sex, romance, death, betrayal, mystery, scandal,
I enjoy these sites so much that I decided to dedicate a thread at the
Sims.EA.com BBS for them. Unfortunately, the thread has disappeared below
a ton of other threads posted since then, so I decided to re-post my list
here on my site.
So now, without further ado, here is a list of some of the best storytelling
sites on the web using TS1!
MY LIST: PERSONALLY REVIEWED
the Plot Thickens
This story, unfortunately never completed, is probably one of the funniest
Sim 1 story sites out right now. Featuring the Goths, it's a hysterical
tale about the Devil having a hard time stirring up trouble in a little
Tell a Tale
This has a wonderful collection of charming stories around a cast of
interesting characters, including the Pleasants and Goths, whose children
(Danny, Jennifer, and Cassandra) are older and now in high school. Watch
for the utterly bitchy Cassandra, who is the popular high school student
The webmaster/ webmistress put up this site because of the limitations
of the Exchange, which doesn't allow non-US fans to upload there. I only
read one story (Camie Stewart), but definitely loved what I saw.
Mountain Sims Home Page
This is a fun site with a *twist*-- it has journals kept by various
Sims living in Colorado. Don't forget to check out the archives to the
former version of the site, which originally ran in chapter format-- the
archives are just as good.
This is probably the only real Sim Soap Opera on the web, playing exactly
like one, complete with cliffhangers, love triangles, dirty secrets, love
affairs, and even the occasional kidnapping or two. It started out as TS1
and reverted to TS2 awhile ago. It also-- believe it or not-- actually
had its own TV jingle!
Featuring witches and a few familiar faces (Newbies and Goths), this
long-running soap is about some slightly odd things of a supernatural nature
occuring in a sleepy town in Sim Valley. Warning: has adult themes.
Chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Sim, Moochacha. It's
part tutorial, part soap, but totally funny.
RECOMMENDED BY OTHER SIMMERS
Beause I'm no longer on DSL, it's getting harder for me to sit and read
soap opera/ storytelling sites the way I used to. As a result, although
there are some other really great sites out there, I haven't had the time
to review them. However, at The Sims BBS, the author of Rocky Mountain
Sims, plus a few other people, added their recommendations of sites they
were fans of:
Soap opera about a group of California residents hoping to make it
This has a collection of TS1 stories, the main one being "The Secrets
of Sim Circle."