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Historian Trait

by fabulousfabulous Posted 22nd Feb 2018 at 3:02 PM - Updated 22nd Feb 2018 at 2:55 PM by fabulousfabulous
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I make a lot of traits for my sims to give them some variety, but this is the first one I've shared. I created it originally for my generic "crotchety old man" NPC, but I've found it a really fun trait, actually. I think it's good for sims who don't want the 9-to-5 grind, as it promotes collecting and writing as alternative sources of money-making. This trait also gives a decent boost to the writer career - those history books don't write themselves!

So-called smart sims (geniuses, geeks and bookworms) will glow in your company, however childish sims will find your company as dull as dishwater.

Tested for The Sims 4 v1.39.74 / Laundry Day Patch. Base game compatible.


Historians love learning about the past and sharing that knowledge with others. They are naturally gifted at collecting and writing.

Young adult, adult, elder.

No core buffs.

  • Level up in logic skill
  • Level up in writing skill
  • Travel to the museum
  • Finish reading a book
  • Write a non-fiction book
  • Write a biography
  • Publish a book
  • Enthuse about interests with someone
  • Collect a new fossil
  • Collect a microscope sample
  • Collect a new crystal
  • Find a collectable

Writer Career-Specific Whims:
  • Write an article about someone
  • Rummage for information

  • +1.10 general increase to mental skill
  • +1.25 increase to writing skill
  • +1.25 increase to writing career
  • Research on Simipedia. +1 focused buff for 3 hours. "Learning is Fun"
  • Resume writing. +1 focused buff for 3 hours. "These Books Don't Write Themselves"
  • Read for reference. +1 focused buff for 3 hours. "Remember to Reference Sources"
  • Capture epic saga. +4 happy buff for 9 hours. "The Greatest Book of Our Time"

  • +2 focused buff in libraries. "So Much Knowledge"
  • +3 focused buff in museums. "Where I Belong"

  • +2 bored buff for childish sims in proximity. "Don't Rain on My Parade"
  • +1 focused buff for genius, geek and bookworm sims. "Teach Me Your Ways"

In-Game Screenshots:

"Handsome" Michael Salter will demonstrate a couple of the location buffs to compensate for my lack of graphics skills.

I've play-tested this trait and found no problems - but if you spot any issues, or have any suggestions, please do get in touch!

Additional Credits:
Made via Zebru's Mod Constructor V3.

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