Daily Archives: December 15, 2017

Friday Filler – Are You a Grumple or a Giver?

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

It’s interesting what playing a game for years will do to your opinion of buying or not buying a returning item in the game. Much like the game of life, our wants and whims can, and perhaps should change as we evolve.

Case in point…

When the Grumple first came into our game, I refused to spend money to acquire such a nasty-tempered goblin. It just seemed so “anti Christmas,” at the time…even though “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was the story that was being lampooned.  But then, it occurred to me, that the story of the Grumple doesn’t exactly end well for the Grumple (he gets shot by Maggie), and that if they are bringing him back to life (as they have for countless other characters from the show), then there must be a larger reason for having him.

So…I bought him. And then, ran through the entire questline that comes with him. Turns out…he is kind of a nasty dude, who probably deserved to get shot by Maggie. He didn’t learn a thing on his second chance.

So then…in THIS Christmas/Holiday/Winter update, we are able to buy the Peak Inn and Lyla…who as it turns out, ALSO died on the show, but is being reanimated for TSTO.  She comes from the episode “Four Regrettings and a Funeral.”  Once again however, it was likely that it was Burns who should have died and not Layla, and he clearly didn’t learn his lesson either.

But what can WE learn from these stories or others we see during the holiday season? The fact is,  if there is any lesson to be learned from watching endless holiday TV specials and classic movies, it’s that “it’s never too late to change…redemption can be yours!”  (unless you are the Grumple).

So where does that leave us in TSTO, and what lessons can we learn for our own lives?
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Should I Spend Donuts on Christmas Tree Ralph?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

There’s nothing quite as beautiful as Springfield in the snow, is there? Yes, there’s no denying that it’s officially Winter in our pocket-sized towns as the 2017 Holiday Event blew into our towns with a major cold front!  Of course, while the town is frosty cold the store is hot, hot, hot…and loaded with new premium items just tempting us to spend our sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Christmas Tree Ralph to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this tannenbaum Ralphie to your town…

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Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Human Test Subject or Animal Shelter?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

There’s nothing quite as beautiful as Springfield in the snow, is there? Yes, there’s no denying that it’s officially Winter in our pocket-sized towns as the 2017 Holiday Event blew into our towns with a major cold front!  Of course, while the town is frosty cold the store is hot, hot, hot…and loaded with premium items from Christmases past tempting us to spend our sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Human Test Subject or Animal Shelter to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

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