After playing The Sims 2 for months in 2004, Brian, more commonly known by his online handle Pinstar, realised that he'd exhausted most of the game. In order to keep things fresh, he created a challenge for himself. He'd play the game through ten generations, working his way up from rags to riches. These rules became known as The Legacy Challenge, a popular way to play The Sims. They made Brian famous in The Sims community, and they also led him to meet his wife, Christina.