Hey there Spookereenos!
Bouncing by with some help and hopefully some clarification on the Spooky Campire Stories and the Nightmare Spawns they create.
First up you will need to get through the Main Event Questline to unlock and place the Spooky Campfire, then trigger each kid to start their story telling. You can see the full overview of the Main Questline HERE.
Let’s take a look at the Spooky Campfire!
WHAT COMES OUT OF THE CAMPFIRE?
This part, depends on YOU actually. You have a total of 4 Kids that are able to Tell A Story at the Spooky Campfire to dictate WHAT Nightmare will pop out of it. This is critical for the Event as it will help you to get what YOU need for various areas of the game.
Here are the 4 Kids and what Nightmare they trigger…
Pay REALLY close attention to their Nightmare and their Nightmare Icon next to it. This will help you out a lot in the game.
HOW DO I MAKE A SPECIFIC NIGHTMARE COME OUT OF THE FIRE?
In order to have a Specific Nightmare come out of the Campfire, you have to FIRST have the right Kid Tell a Story. THEN set the other kids on their task to make S’mores. The Stories you can tell will depend on WHERE in the main questline you are at. You need to get through it to unlock each of the 4 stories.
So follow these steps…
- Tell A Story for correct Nightmare
- Send kids to make S’mores and payout that Nightmare
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT NIGHTMARE I NEED?
Your Campfire (or Questline) will let you know. For instance, tap on your Campfire to access the Pop Up. Tap on “UPGRADE” to see the details of Upgrading the Campfire.
Look next to the Counter to see WHAT Nightmare Icon is there.
Match the Nightmare Icon to the Nightmare and now you will know WHAT Story to tell to get the Nightmare you need.
Now you can look again and locate the Kid that makes that matching Nightmare and go back to the Pop Up to Tell A Story from that Kid.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT STORY WAS LAST TOLD?
Check the Campfire. If the last Kid is still telling the Story, you will see the countdown 4hr timer on the Pop Up screen telling you WHO is telling the story as well as WHAT Nightmare they are going to spawn on completion.
If no one is telling a story, go into the MAKE screen and see what Icon shows up next to the Kids NOT on a Task.
This is what the current Nightmare was set to. Kids that are not currently Making S’mores will always show what the current Nightmare set for the Campfire is. They will have START next to their Task.
If they are already on a task, you will see the payout for the Nightmare they will spawn and how much time left.
WHY DID I NOT GET THE NIGHTMARE? I TOLD THE RIGHT STORY?
This is a reoccurring thing I see. The biggest issue, you sent the Other Kids to make S’mores BEFORE changing the Nightmare and telling the new story. You can’t make a change to a task already in existence and timing down. How can you tell? Open the Campfire. Tap on it to pull up the Pop Up. Tap on “MAKE” next to Send Youngsters to Make S’mores.
Here you can scroll through the Kids to see who is on a task already and what they will drop when complete, as well is who is not currently on a task and can be sent now to Roast S’mores and get the New Nightmare you just changed it to.
Here is an Example of mixed Nightmares coming out of the Campfire.
- Uter was sent on the task AFTER Lisa told a Story and will payout Snakes when done.
- Milhouse was sent on the task AFTER Bart told a Story and will payout Skeletons when done.
- Martin was sent on the task AFTER Milhouse told a Story and will payout Bunnies when done.
WHAT KIDS CAN ROAST S’MORES?
Wondering WHO can help you get these Nightmares and MAKE S’mores for their Tasks? Here is the list we compiled. Notice Premium Kids payout more. The Twins pay double.
Lisa- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Michael D’Amico- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Janey- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Database- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Jessica Lovejoy- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Hugo- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Jimbo- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Kearney- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Rod- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Shauna- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Sherri and Terri- 8 nightmares, 16 S’mores
Squeaky Voiced Teen- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Todd- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Gino- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Nelson- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Dolph- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Laura Powers- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Greta- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Martin- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Uter- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Milhouse- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Ralph- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Bart- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
HOW DO I CHANGE THE NIGHTMARE ON THE KID’S TASK IN PROGRESS?
You can’t. Once set on a task, you can’t change it. It is set.
However, what you CAN do… is Cancel the task. If the Character came with a Building, store their Building to pull them off the task and put them and their Building into Inventory. Then replace the Building back out of Inventory to let them back in the game. Then start them on the Task.
Bart- Bart’s Treehouse
Milhouse- VanHouten House
Ralph- Wiggum House
If the Kid is linked to a location, you can do this. If not, then you will have to wait the 4hrs for them to complete before being able to change them to the one you want.
CAN I GET THE NIGHTMARES SOMEWHERE ELSE?
YES! But it is a lil tricky. Every 24hrs you have 90 Neighbor Actions. 90 Taps you can make in your Neighbors towns to earn you extra Materials to Craft with. Well there is a bit of an added Bonus, but it WILL take some time and effort on your part.
As you tap through your Neighbors, they will show one of the 4 Nightmares roaming your town. If that Nightmare happens to be the current one you need for your Campfire, tapping on it will give you a credit in the Campfire. Again, this is ONLY FIRST 90 NEIGHBOR ACTIONS PER 24HRS. Once the 90 Actions are up, no more will count. Essentially when you stop getting Materials and only $$$ & XP, you can’t get the credit to the Campfire either.
For instance, if your Campfire says you need Zombies you can opt to skip through all Neighbors on your list and ONLY tap on ones that have Zombies for those first 90 Actions. It will take more time. Or… if this is too time consuming for you… just tap on through and snag a few here and there if you happen to stumble upon them as you got. More on Neighbor’s Visits HERE.
OTHER NIGHTMARE HELP?
There are also some other items that will help you out with the Nightmares as well as the Materials they drop. These are items from PAST Events. Here is the list we have compiled…
“Buildings” that Spawn Nightmares
Side Note: Characters that drop needed Craft Materials (Characters MUST be in their Skins to be able to complete the tasks as well as have location required for task in game.)
Now that you have a general idea, let’s look at a few examples.
Have Martin tell a Story to Spawn Zombies. Zombies are now set for the Campfire
Send Other Kids on S’mores tasks to get Zombies. Go to Neighbors and tap on Zombies in first 90 Actions to get extra ones.
Have Lisa tell a Story to Spawn Snakes. Snakes are now set for the Campfire
Send Other Kids on S’mores tasks to get Snakes. Go to Neighbors and tap on Snakes in first 90 Actions to get extra ones.
Have Milhouse tell a Story to Spawn Bunnies. Bunnies are now set for the Campfire
Send Other Kids on S’mores tasks to get Bunnies. Go to Neighbors and tap on Bunnies in first 90 Actions to get extra ones.
Have Bart tell a Story to Spawn Skeletons. Skeletons are now set for the Campfire
Send Other Kids on S’mores tasks to get Skeletons. Go to Neighbors and tap on Skeletons in first 90 Actions to get extra ones.
- Check Campfire for Nightmare needed
- Send Correct Kid to Tell A Story to match Nightmare needed (or if already on the one you want, skip to #3)
- Send Other Kids left on Task to Roast S’mores
- Get Nightmares you want after 4hrs are completed
There you have it. Nightmares and Tell A Story Basics. Hopefully this helps to clear out some questions and confusion for the Event. More on the Campfire Levels in a separate post, so keep an eye out for it.
What do you think so far? Did this help you? Does this clarify the questions you had? Understand the Campfire and Nightmares better? Let us know.