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    New Year Game

    Here's a new year game for everyone to enjoy!
    Here's the online die roller:

    Starting Couple:
    Your choice of names, looks, ages, and housing. Roll below for location and careers.

    Careers:
    1: Something in medicine/social services
    2: Something in the military/politics/government
    3: Something in agriculture, with animals, or outdoors
    4: Something in education or in arts/music/performing
    5: Something in the sciences/engineering
    6: Something in the media/journalism
    7: Something in food/culinary arts
    8: Something in technology or fashion
    9: Something in religion/charity work
    10: Something in athletics/sports/fitness
    11: Something in construction/manual labor
    12: Something in business, finance, or law

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    Events: Instead of choosing a "category" of events, then rolling, the events are all in one big category, then broken up into smaller ones.
    Roll HERE each year for your event

    1: New Addition (person) to the Family (Birth/Adoption/Other Addition)
    2: Family Adds a Pet!
    3: Family negatively affected by an illness or natural disaster
    4: Family moves to a new place!
    5: Family affected by someone's change of career!
    6: New Addition (person) to the Family (Birth/Adoption/Other Addition)
    7: Family positively affected by a financial event
    8: Something bad happens!
    9: Family Adds a Pet!
    10: New Addition (person) to the Family (Birth/Adoption/Other Addition)
    11: Something good happens!
    12: New Addition to the family (either a person or a pet)

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    New Addition (person): You can choose birth, adoption, or other addition, then see below:
    Birth
    1: boy
    2: Free Choice
    3: girl
    4: girl
    5: twins (you choose genders)
    6: triplets or quadruplets (you choose genders)
    7: boy
    8: girl
    9: boy
    10: Free Choice
    11: boy
    12: girl

    Looks are up to you. See below for names.

    Adoption:
    1: Adopt a young child locally (under age 6)
    2: Adopt a young child internationally (under age 10 from a country other than the one your family is in)
    3: Adopt a sibling set locally (you choose how many siblings and ages)
    4: Adopt a sibling set internationally (you choose how many siblings and ages)
    5: Adopt an older child locally (age 6-12)
    6: Adopt an older child internationally (age 10-14)
    7: Adopt twins (you choose genders and local/international)
    8: Adopt triplets (you choose genders and local/international)
    9: Free choice
    10: Adopt a teenager locally (age 12-18)
    11: Adopt a teenager internationally (age 14-18)
    12: Adopt an infant (under 18 months, you chooe local/international)

    Looks are up to you. See below for names.

    Other Addition:
    1: One of the grandparents comes to live with the family!
    2: The family hires live-in help of some kind!
    3: Free Choice
    4: A parent's younger brother/sister comes to live with the family!
    5: A family friend comes to live with the family!
    6: The family adopts a niece/nephew!
    7: An exchange student comes (you can decide how long and where they are from)!
    8: A parent's older brother/sister comes to live with the family!
    9: One of the grandparents comes to live with the family!
    10: Free Choice
    11: An exchange student comes (you can decide how long and where they are from)!
    12: More than one person comes to live with the family (you choose whom and why)!

    Looks and ages are up to you. See below for names.

    Names (for all 3 categories) (roll once for FN, then again for MN)
    1: Starts with a vowel
    2: A word or place name
    3: A name you consider very feminine or very masculine (depending on gender)
    4: Starts with a consonant
    5: An uncommon name
    6: Ends with a vowel
    7: Unisex
    8: A popular name
    9: Free choice
    10: Has a double letter
    11: Ends with a consonant
    12: One of your favorite names


    Family Adds a Pet! (Names, genders, and varieties are your choice)
    1: A dog
    2: A cat
    3: A livestock animal (horse, cow, goat, sheep)
    4: A small mammal (hamster, gerbil, chinchilla, rabbit)
    5: A reptile (lizard, snake)
    6: A fish (or multiple fish)
    7: A dog (name your choice)
    8: A fish, frog, or turtle
    9: A bird
    10: A cat (name your choice)
    11: Free Choice
    12: A rodent (mouse, rat, ferret)

    Family negatively affected by an illness or natural disaster
    1: The whole family gets sick! What do they have and how long does it take to recover?
    2: A minor disaster hits the area.
    3: Someone in the family has a minor injury.
    4: Your choice of scenario (choose from those listed or make up your own).
    5: Someone has a major illness, but recovers!
    6: Someone in the family has a minor illness.
    7: A major disaster hits the area.
    8: Your choice of scenario (choose from those listed or make up your own)
    9: Strong storms affect the area!
    10: Someone in the family is hospitalized. Why and for how long?
    11: Someone breaks a bone!
    12: Someone in the family now has a permanent injury/illness.

    Family moves to a new place!
    1: Someone gets a new job, forcing a move across the country!
    2: The family moves to Australia or another island country. Where, and why?
    3: The family moves somewhere in Central or South America. Where, and why?
    4: The family moves to be closer to the extended family!
    5: The family moves to somewhere in Europe. Where, and why?
    6: The family moves to a new state/province/area within the country! Why?
    7: The family's current residence is no longer suitable, so they decide to move! Why?
    8: Free choice of location and scenario.
    9: The family moves to somewhere in Asia. Where, and why?
    10: The family moves somewhere in Africa. Where, and why?
    11: The family moves somewhere in North America. Where, and why?
    12: Someone gets a promotion, and the family moves to a larger residence!

    Family affected by someone's change of career!
    1: The family moves to a new location because of a change in job!
    2: Promotion--what does the family do with the increase in income?
    3: Job loss--why and does the person find a new job?
    4: Go back to school--what does the person study and why the change?
    5: Your choice of scenario.
    6: Hours cut/demotion--what happened?
    7: Totally new career field! Why, and which area does the person choose?
    8: New job within the career field.
    9: The family moves to a new location because of a change in job!
    10: Job loss--why and does the person find a new job?
    11: New job within the career field.
    12: Promotion--what does the family do with the increase in income?

    Family positively affected by a financial event--what does your family do with the money?
    1: Inheritance!
    2: Your choice of scenario.
    3: Win the lottery!
    4: Cash out investments!
    5: Pay raise!
    6: Win something on a gameshow or television show!
    7: Inheritance!
    8: Your choice of scenario.
    9: Win the lottery!
    10: Cash out investments!
    11: Pay raise!
    12: Win something on a gameshow or television show!

    Something bad happens! What happens and how does the family respond?
    1: Someone gets sick!
    2: A natural disaster occurs.
    3: Someone dies.
    4: Trouble in a relationship!
    5: Job loss!
    6: Someone is the victim of a robbery.
    7: Your choice of scenario.
    8: Someone gets sick!
    9: Someone falls for a scam!
    10: Trouble in a relationship!
    11: Someone gets in trouble with the law.
    12: Your choice of scenario.

    Something good happens! What happens and how does the family respond?
    1: Your choice of scenario.
    2: Unexpected promotion/pay raise!
    3: Surprise pregnancy! Welcome a new baby girl OR boy to the family!
    4: Someone wins a large sum of money!
    5: Someone accomplishes a life goal/ambition!
    6: Family vacation to an exotic or faraway location!
    7: Someone learns a new skill and makes money doing it!
    8: The family receives a large sum of money!
    9: Your choice of scenario.
    10: The family enjoys an all-expenses paid trip!
    11: Someone receives an award!
    12: Someone takes up a new hobby and is amazing at it!

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    Join Date
    Jan 2016
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    DH (24): Dieter Nathanael Jones - computer programmer
    DW (21): Louisa Wendy Jones - zoo keeper

    1. A family friend of Louisa's moves in. Her name is Pippa Emilia Hank, nineteen years old. Louisa and Dieter live near her new college and it was decided living with them would be much cheaper than dorm-living.
    2. Dieter and Louisa have a huge fight! It blows over and they forget what it was over.
    3. The family gets a cat named Marcy Jane. They call her MJ for short.
    4. Dieter cashes out investments to go on holiday with his wife; Pippa stays home to watch MJ.
    5. Dieter and Louisa adopt a long child locally; he is five years old and named Emerson Wiley Jones.
    6. The family gets a bird named Henriette. She is called Hen for short.
    7. The family moves to Sydney, Australia because Louisa was offered the job of a lifetime there.
    8. Dieter loses his new job due to calling out sick too many days. He works from home then on.
    9. Louisa gets a promotion! The family renovates their kitchen with the new money.
    10. Louisa unexpectedly becomes pregnant with a baby girl; they name her Echo Aurelia Jones. Emerson is excited to be a big brother.

    DH (34): Dieter Nathaniel Jones
    DW (31): Louisa Wendy Jones
    DF (28): Pippa Emilia Hank

    DS (10): Emerson Wiley Jones
    DD (nb): Echo Aurelia Jones
    Christine Charlotte - Adelaide Rowan - Gwendolyn Iris - Evangeline Briar - Juniper Sophie
    Lyla Winter - Ariel Verne - Amelia Vesper - Piper Anneliese - Genevieve Rose

    Nico Alexander - Emerson Lane - Harrison Westley - Everett Madden - Arthur Finnian
    Benji Elton - Milo Robin - August Reuel - Owen Aster - Theodore Kingston

    Oliver - Elliot - Mason - Vincent - Parker / Irene - Penelope - Wren - Lula - Audrey
    Favorite Names - Character Names - Girl Names For Boys

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    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
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    DH: Judah Michael (Doctor)
    DW: Maura Gwendolen (Chef)
    DD/DD: Bennett Elise & Ryan Vienna
    Pit Bull named Roxie
    DS: Knox Gabriel
    DD/DS: Maxine Aurora & Benjamin Michael
    DS: Gage Martin
    DD: Waverly Blake
    Moves to New York because Maura opened her own restaurant.
    DD: Ayva Orianna
    DS: Declan Bronx


    Judah & Maura, Bennett, Ryan, Knox, Maxine, Benji, Gage, Waverly, Ayva and Declan Moores
    Gypsy Princess
    Jai & Pete +1
    Vienna Harlow|Waverly Talia|Maura Gwendolen|Sawyer Monroe|Sutton Lorelai|Maura Olivia Elise+Martin Edward Peter|Declan Archer|Judah Martin|Foster Randolph|Porter Graham|Michael Ellis

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    Mar 2018
    Posts
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    DH: Benjamin Henry "Ben" is a brain surgeon.
    DW: Anna Rose is a fourth grade teacher

    Year 1:
    DH: Benjamin James "Ben"
    DW: Anna Rose
    Ben & Anna: Henry and Lydia
    Ben & Anna welcome boy/girl twins, Henry and Lydia.

    DS/DD: Henry Ambrose / Lydia Josephine

    Year 2:
    DH: Benjamin James "Ben"
    DW: Anna Rose
    Ben & Anna: Henry and Lydia
    Anna fulfills her lifelong dream of owning a horse when she adopts Sam. He lives at the local stable where Anna visits him to ride as often as she can.

    DS/DD: Henry Ambrose / Lydia Josephine
    Dhorse: Sam

    Year 3:
    DH: Benjamin James "Ben"
    DW: Anna Rose
    Ben & Anna: Henry and Lydia

    DS/DD: Henry Ambrose / Lydia Josephine
    Dhorse: Sam

    Anna loses eyesight in one eye after a horseback riding accident.

    Year 4:
    DH: Benjamin James "Ben"
    DW: Anna Rose
    Ben & Anna: Henry and Lydia

    DS/DD: Henry Ambrose / Lydia Josephine
    Dhorse: Sam
    Anna becomes assistant principal at her school.

    Year 5:
    DH: Benjamin James "Ben"
    DW: Anna Rose
    Ben & Anna: Henry, Lydia and Charlotte
    The family welcomes a new member, baby Charlotte.

    DS/DD: Henry Ambrose / Lydia Josephine
    DD: Charlotte Elizabeth
    Dhorse: Sam

    Year 6:
    DH: Benjamin James "Ben"
    DW: Anna Rose
    Ben & Anna: Henry, Lydia and Charlotte
    The family welcomes a new member, baby Charlotte.

    DS/DD: Henry Ambrose / Lydia Josephine
    DD: Charlotte Elizabeth
    Dhorse: Sam

    Year 7:
    DH: Benjamin James "Ben"
    DW: Anna Rose
    Ben & Anna: Henry, Lydia, Charlotte and David
    Little David joins the family.

    DS/DD: Henry Ambrose / Lydia Josephine
    DD: Charlotte Elizabeth
    DS: David Joseph
    Dhorse: Sam


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    - Felix - Henry - Leo - Simon -
    - Rosalie - Lydia - Vera - Vivian -

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    Join Date
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    Location
    Far North Queensland
    Posts
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    Alice Elizabeth (McKinnon) March (25; biologist) and Theodore Laurence March (26; pharmacist)

    1. Alice gets a payrise!

    2. Triplets! Genevieve Esther, Avalon Edith and Violetta Sybil.

    3. Theodore loses his job!

    4. A girl! Millicent Amelia.

    5. A category 3 Cyclone affects the area.

    6. The family welcomes a dog into the family; Merlin.

    7. The family moves to Melbourne to be closer to extended family.

    8. The family gets another dog; Rufus.

    9. Theodore wins $10,00 on a game show!

    10. A girl! Gunnora Dulcie.

    ---

    Alice Elizabeth (McKinnon) March (35) and Theodore Laurence March (36)

    Genevieve Esther, Avalon Edith & Violetta Sybil (9)

    Millicent Amelia (7)

    Gunnora Dulcie (nb)


    Merlin (4)

    Rufus (2)
    23. One Direction. Doctor Who. Sherlock. Supernatural. Name lover.

    Young Ladies (Not all): Adelisa, Rowena, Clover, Isolde, Georgina, Amelia, Genevieve, Jemima, Edith, Adelaide, Eleanor, Ottilie, Henrietta, River, Clara, Francesca, Winifred, Hazel, Sybil

    Young Sirs (Not all): Edmund, Rory, Louis, Theodore, Frederick, Osmond, Henry, Desmond, Everard, Humphrey, Oliver, Rowan, Wesley, Hugo, Ernest, Eric, George, Wilfred

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    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    4,081
    DW: Mary Margaret Hazel Vieilla (Author)
    DH: Declan Richard Vieilla (Nature Photographer)

    Year 1: Mary and Declan get a pet goat
    Year 2: a minor flood hits the street Mary and Declan live on
    Year 3: Mary and Declan have a baby boy who they name Gregory David Peter "Greg" Vieilla
    Year 4: Mary and Declan move to Morocco for Declan's work
    Yeat 5: Mary and Declan have a baby girl who they name Clementine Hazel Tess "Kit" Vieilla
    Year 6: Mary and Declan have a baby girl who they name Winifred Eve Charlotte "Winnie" Vieilla
    Year 7: Mary and Declan get a laying chicken, Hester
    Year 8: Mary and Declan get another laying chicken, Priscilla
    Year 9: Mary and Declan have a baby boy who they name Alistair John Robert "Al" Vieilla
    Year 10: Mary and Declan get a pitbull puppy who they name Popeye
    mid-20's lover of names, reading and history living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Aspiring teacher and writer. No plans for children yet.

    Clementine, Beatrix, Winifred, Eleanor, Adelaide, Matilda, Annabel, Josephine, Elspeth
    August, Theodore, Gregory, Frederick, Bernard, Alistair, Harold, Joseph,

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    Oct 2014
    Posts
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    DH: Harry Matthew [IT Manager]
    DW: Alice Marie [Midwife]

    Alice falls pregnant. Nine months later they have a baby girl and call her Isabel Lilly.

    Alice learns to bake and gets a part-time job working in a local, independent cake shop.

    Alice falls pregnant. Nine months later they have a baby boy and call him Oscar Harry.

    The cake business Alice works for fails. She decides it's for the best as having 2 jobs is starting to take it's toll and she wants to spend more time with the children.

    Alice falls pregnant. Nine months later they have a baby boy and call him Noah Austin.

    Alice falls on a patch of ice on the way into work and breaks her ankle. After 6 weeks of rest it heals well.

    Alice falls pregnant. Nine months later they have a baby girl and call her Sophia Riley.

    Alice and Harry win the lottery and win £2345. They decide to move to a larger house and also take their family on holiday to Majorca.

    The family buys two goldfish and calls them Bubbles and Swimmy.

    Alice falls pregnant. Nine months later they have a baby girl and call her Evelyn Isla.

    *** *** ***

    DH (36): Harry Matthew [IT Manager]
    DW (34): Alice Marie [Midwife]

    DD (9): Isabel "Issie" Lilly
    DS (7): Oscar Harry
    DS (5): Noah Austin
    DD (3): Sophia "Sophie" Riley
    DD (nb): Evelyn "Evie" Isla

    Fish: Bubbles and Swimmy
    Girls
    Evie, Isabelle (Issie), Charlotte (Lottie), Sophie, Lillie, Madison (Maddie), Alice, Isla, Pippa


    Boys
    Charlie, George, Oliver, Oscar, Noah, Harvey, Finlay (Finn)



    Combos
    Evie Rose, Noah James, Oscar Thomas, Charlotte "Lottie" Mia, Sophie Flora, Isabelle "Issie" Mae, Charlie Max

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    Posts
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    DW: Isla Bronwen Bell nee Prosser
    -Curly, auburn hair and hazel eyes
    -Baker

    DW: Ruth Leah Bell
    -Wavy, dark brown hair and green eyes
    -Computer systems analyst

    Year 1: Isla gets the flu, but recovers after a short stint in the hospital
    Year 2: Ruth gets a new job as an information security analyst
    Year 3: Isla and Ruth get a dog! They adopt a 2-year old, male Staffy cross and name him Pepper
    Year 4: Isla gets a raise
    Year 5: Isla discovers a lump in her breast and gets a double mastectomy after it's found to be cancerous
    Year 6: Ruth and Isla have a baby girl and name her Clementine Hazel "Kit" Bell. She has straight, dark brown hair and green eyes
    Year 7: Ruth and Isla have a baby boy and name him Sebastian John "Bas" Bell. He has curly, brown hair and brown eyes.
    Year 8: The family moves to Japan
    Year 9: Ruth and Isla have a baby boy and name him Theodore River "Teddy" Bell. He has straight, blonde hair and green eyes
    Year 10: Kit breaks her arm while playing
    Year 11: Bas gets pink eye
    Year 12: The family moves to France so Isla can study as a pastry chef
    Year 13: Ruth and Isla have a baby girl, Josephine Elspeth "Josie" Bell. She has wavy, dark brown hair and hazel eyes
    Year 14: Ruth's mom dies. The family returns to Canada indefinitely to support her dad
    Year 15: Ruth gets into canning and starts selling it at farmer's markets beside Isla's baked goods
    Year 16: Ruth and Isla decide to adopt twin infants locally. They name them Beatrix Emmeline "Trixie" and Winifred Lillian "Winnie" Bell. Trixie has curly, red hair and blue eyes. Winnie has wavy, strawberry blond hair and grey eyes.
    Year 17: Ruth's dad decides to move into the detached in-law suite with the family. This is helpful for all, as Ruth's dad has been struggling as a widower and now he is able to help with pick up and drop off of the kids
    Year 18: The family decides to adopt a female border collie puppy and name her Leonie.
    Year 19: Trixie and Winnie's mom has another baby and MCFD contacts the Bell family about adopting their half-sister. They say yes, but decide that this is definitely the last child they will have. They name her Eleanor Willow "Nellie" Bell. Nellie has straight, black hair and brown eyes
    Year 20: Ruth wins a large amount of money through a work event 50/50 door draw
    mid-20's lover of names, reading and history living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Aspiring teacher and writer. No plans for children yet.

    Clementine, Beatrix, Winifred, Eleanor, Adelaide, Matilda, Annabel, Josephine, Elspeth
    August, Theodore, Gregory, Frederick, Bernard, Alistair, Harold, Joseph,

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