Welcome to my first The Sims 4 Legacy Challenge! Here I will explain the legacy succession rules that I have chosen for this challenge, but first, if you don't know what a legacy challenge (or any Sims challenge) is, go here to check it out: http://www.simslegacychallenge.com/ Pinstar and ImaginingMystic have a great site set up explaining the rules and ideas behind the challenges that make the Sims games all that much more fun.
Based on their set of succession laws, here are what I have chosen for the Terrano Legacy (descriptions are directly copy/paste from the site linked above with the exception of parenthesis):
Equality: The Founder may be of either gender. Both boys and girls are eligible for the title of heir. (I had formerly chosen the Strict Matriarchy because of the game not letting sims take the last name of their spouse. This was to keep the Terrano name alive. However, after a bit more gameplay I discovered that every time a new baby is born you are allowed to choose a completely new last name along with their first name. The Equality rule will allow me more options on who I want to choose as heir.)
Strict Traditional : To be eligible to be named heir, a
child must be naturally born from their previous-generation parents and
be able to trace an unbroken bloodline back to the founder. Adopted
children may never be named heir.
Random: The title of heir is randomly selected from the
pool of all eligible children. Every time the eligible pool changes
size, The heir must be re-rolled using the new pool. (This was harder for me to choose, as I couldn't decide between Random and Exemplar. I like the idea of choosing a specific trait to carry down many generations, but I also like variety. Depending on the situation, I will probably either roll for an heir or set up a poll to choose.)
The sim I have chosen to play is my own recreation of Stella Terrano from The Sims 2, who I used to play quite frequently in La Fiesta Tech. You can find her SimsWiki profile here: http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/Stella_Terrano