About The Lazarus Dispatches

A long abandoned telex machine in Sunset Valley started coming to life one day.

Communications were coming through… unbelievably, they were from Riverview, the nearby town recently all but obliterated in a nuclear accident.

Riverview had since been cut off from the rest of the world.  Nobody knew what was happening there…

…Until these communications.


The Lazarus Dispatches is a completed Sims3 Apocalypse Challenge blog.  The idea is to start a game with a lot of restrictions and gradually lift them through the generations.  The most recent chapters are listed on the right-hand side.  To start at the beginning of each generation, follow the links below…


The full list of restrictions Riverview was placed under after the accident.


My reflections on the challenge.


For my other sims stuff and to see what I do next, visit Rad’s Sims Stuff, where you can also download the Lazaruses.


18 Responses to “About The Lazarus Dispatches”

  1. Wow, this is going to be fantastic. I just clicked on a link in your signature on the TS3 forums, and am immediately hooked. I’ve added this to my blogroll, and look forward to reading more of this story, and your other work as well.

  2. moondaisy101 Says:

    This sounds like an epic undertaking! I read the rules as you posted them on Boolprop, but my head is spinning… so much to remember. I’m curious to see how you will be getting on. Good luck!

  3. I just came across your blog whilst browsing the boolprop forums and I have to say, you have me completely intrigued. I might even start a new blog and attempt this challenge myself. In the meantime, I am looking forward to reading what you have so far. I’m such a sucker for apocalypse style stories. How have I never seen this challenge before?

  4. raquelaroden Says:

    I am excited to read this–it sounds so difficult, and the restrictions are so complex! Reading about it made me want to finish my legacy so I can try this challenge!

    • It’s hard at first but you soon get used to the restrictions. I played with the rules beside me for a little while but it didn’t take long to get used to them. The hard part is getting used to being able to do stuff again as restrictions get lifted; so the rules are beside me again quite a lot now because I can’t ever remember what I will be allowed to do when I lift one.

  5. RoseHawk Says:

    How did you do the town? You said it was Riverview, so did you just change your lot, or all of the town. Plus, did you put in all new sims, or just left it the way it is? If you have already answered this question, let me know where you did, because I would like to know, as I plan to do a apocalypse challenge myself.

    • Just as it was, and I changed the terrain of my lot. This was not long after TS3 came out so there was no CAW and no customisable ‘hoods.

      Someone else who did an apocalypse more recently than I did used a custom ‘hood called Sunset Valley: the Aftermath which you can find here: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/153540.page

      Never used it myself, so I can’t vouch for it, but it looked good from her blog. Let me know if you blog your challenge and I’ll take a look!

  6. I’ve read all your legacies and i can’t stop craving for more! I’m currently reading “taken” and i’m still awaiting the next chapter. I’m inspired by your stories that I made one myself. It’s still in the process and i’m new to blogging so i have to work hard to learn how it works! More power and keep those stories coming! 🙂

  7. Arden103 Says:




    You did great Rad!

  8. This story is truly amazing! The emotions evoked by the characters’ struggles and conflicts are very powerful. I was especially impressed with how you played out the police vs criminals issue.

    It makes me want to try the challenge myself, though it’s a bit intimidating!

    • Thank you, you’re very sweet. It’s a good challenge – I did get a little bored at times but it’d be interesting to see what it’s like with more EPs (that’s not me volunteering to try it mind you!)

      • Haha, no worries, you’ve taken your turn. I’d like to try it sometime later this year, though I only have a couple of the EPs.

  9. Hello there Rad, just wanted to say I read this story and it inspired me to do an apocalypse challenge. I really loved this story, and the idea behind it. I’ve finally gotten the courage up to blog one of my stories online, and I gave you credit in my rules because your story was the first I read, and I think it’s the only finished one I’ve found. Thanks so much for sharing it with us, and I’d be thrilled if you wanted to check mine out. I’ve read the Dayes also and am following it since it’s still ongoing. Hope to see more of them!

  10. Hi there Rad, you still blogging? I know I have been gone for ages. But I have jumped back into it and have been catching up on all my friends blogs.

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