• Time spent performing a lift in World Adventure locations only counts for the founder. Subsequent sims traveling for a lift are not required to track time in World Adventure locations. Once travel is unlocked, sims traveling for other than a lift do have to count time.

  • Added a new Lifestate to play - Mermaids. See rules here.
  • Updated Ghosts handicap point value to 10.
  • Added a new method to clear Criminal - Street Crime
  • Marrying a Mermaid is no longer restricted by Medical.

  • Added a new method to clear Symphonic - Rock N Roll Band

  • Added a new method of clearing Journalism - Photojournalism

  • Added a new method of clearing Culinary - Nectar Maker
  • Added a new method of clearing Science - Bot Building


  • Added Vaudeville, Life's Story, and Masterpiece to "The Writer's Guild" ending requirement.
  • Edited Military restrictions to further restrict the rabbithole lot in your network. Even if you choose a rabbithole lot that contains more than one rabbithole, you may only interact with your identified rabbithole. i.e If you choose a lot that contains the bookstore, the theater, and the grocery store and declare your rabbithole lot to be the Theater, the only rabbithole you may interact with before lifting Military is the Theater.
  • Updated seasonal festival restrictions to Military, Espionage, and Entertainment.
  • Updated Tournament Rules page to include the upcoming tournament.

  • Added an option for a World Adventures clear for the Military restriction called Ninja Master.

  • Neither Child sims or Childish sims can play tag with another sim unless their relationship is Friends or better. Restricted by Espionage.
  • You can now use this mod to change supernatural lifespans to match human lifespans. If using this mod than supernatural age up rules and lifespan rules no longer apply.
  • Sims may not sleep outside. Restricted by Symphonic.
  • Sims may not use the Salutatory Speakers Podium or the Instant Inspiration Whiteboard. Restricted by Politics, Entertainment, and Education.
  • Changed Elder Pet lifespan to 7 days.

  • Changed point values for many Handicaps/Advantages.
  • You now may NOT have the performance stage in your Network Big Park.
  • You may audition and perform at any outdoor venue during work hours before Military is lifted. Only applies to Showtime careers.
  • Get Off My Lawn handicap and Anagathic Supply advantage are no longer compatible.


Sims 3 is a huge game with very diverse game play options. As the Apocalypse Challenge has morphed with the addition of Expansion Packs and Store Content, the rules have to be updated and tweaked from time to time. This Wiki is current with all the rule changes. However, for those that started our October 2016 tournament with one set of rules, we wanted to provide a place to go to see a comprehensive list of any rule tweaks that may happen during this tournament....As always if you broke a rule before it was a rule, then you didn't break a rule, but now that it is a rule, if you break the rule, you broke the rule.

Here is a link to the TS3 Apocalypse Challenge Rule Update blog: October 2016 Tournament Updates