Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s update time in Springfield! And after 8 years of TSTO, we’re finally tackling Black History Month! No time like the present for EA, huh? What’s in store for us this time? Well, we’re tasked with finding out the history of Dr. Hibbert, Carl, Lou, and the Simpson Family! Loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up.
Black History Month (Heroes of Springfield) follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it. This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!
For Act 2 we’re tasked with collecting hard hats! Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the second part of the story, Carl’s history with his Dad!
So let’s take a look at prizes 3, Opal…
Opal is a brand new characters for Springfield, and part of the Black History Character Collection:
How You Unlock it:
Fair-Weather Father Pt. 3
Make Carl Find and Convince Pres. Barack Obama to Help- 4hrs
Collect Hard Hats- x475.
Once achieved you’ll unlock Opal, so here’s how you get a car…
WDTCF: Several episodes…first one “Million-Dollar Abie” S17, E16
Other Info: Opal will come with her own questline, Starlight, however you’ll need her to complete the rest of the Fair-Weather Father (prize track) questline. So hold off on starting her individual questline until you’ve completed her task in Fair-Weather Father pt. 4
Opal does come with a full questline, here’s a look at that questline:
Starlight Pt. 1
Lindsey Naegle starts
Lindsay Naegle: There’s my favorite client! Opal, darling! Give me a hug, you magnificent daytime supernova! What brings you to the office?
Opal: I’m tired of doing my talk show. It’s so boring! “Troubled Toddlers”, “Cannibal Cooking Tips for the Apocalypse”, “My husband’s cheating on me with a serial killer”. It’s all so mundane! I want to take my talents to the silver screen!
Lindsay Naegle: As your agent, I totally support your creative ambitions. But as someone who makes her leech-like living off of you, I don’t think this is a great idea. There’s way less money in movies. How about you make a luxury perfume instead?
Opal: Get me in a movie, or you’re fired.
Lindsay Naegle: Yes, ma’am! I’ll get some feelers out right away.
Make Lindsey Put Some Feelers Out- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Lindsay Naegle: So, I got my feelers out there…
Opal: Stop saying “feelers”. It’s gross.
Lindsay Naegle:And I found out that Drederick Tatum is producing a biopic about the life of Shirley Chisholm. Such an important story. So inspiring. So timely.
Opal: You don’t know who that is, do you?
Lindsay Naegle: No, but my assistant is summarizing her Wikipedia page then tweeting it to me.
Opal: She was the first black woman to run for president of the United States!
Lindsay Naegle: Right. And what a president she was!
Opal: Just set up the audition.
Starlight Pt. 2
Opal: Hi, I’m here for the audition.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Sign your name here and wait for the—OMG! You’re TV’s Opal! My mom loves your show! She’s always telling me to shut up when it’s on. And again after it’s over.
Opal: Always nice to meet the emotionally abused son of a fan.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Say, you must get this all the time, and I’m sorry to ask, but can I get…
Opal: An autograph?
Squeaky Voice Attendant: No. A new car. No hybrids!
Opal:What? I’m not gonna give you a car!
Squeaky Voice Attendant:Why not? You give em away on your show all the time!
Opal: That’s a television show. This is the real world… sort of.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Hand over some car keys or you’re not auditioning for squat.
Opal: Why you little punk! You’re lucky I brought a spare today!
Make Opal Hand Over the Keys to her Spare Car- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Ooh. A Canyonero roadster. Nice!
Opal: I hope you crash into a gas station.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Fingers crossed. Then I can sue you for gifting me a death trap!
Starlight Pt. 3
Anger Watkins starts
Anger Watkins: Is that my old friend Opal I see?
Opal: Anger Watkins! Helloooooooo! Give it up for Anger, everyone!
Anger Watkins: There’s no one here but us.
Opal: Sorry. Force of habit. What are you doing here?
Anger Watkins: I’m auditioning for the role of the karate teacher with a mysterious past.
Opal: Oh, must be a different movie.
Anger Watkins: It’s the Shirley Chisolm biopic.
Opal: I’ve gotta read that script. So, what’s new, Anger?
Anger Watkins: I just wrote an autobiography. It’s called “Untreated Anger Issues”.
Opal: Sounds wonderful!
Anger Watkins: It is, dammit! Which is why I was hoping you could put it on your Opal’s Book Club list.
Opal: Oh, well. I’d have to read it and see if it fits with…
Anger Watkins: Pish posh, girl! Hook a brother up with some sales. I’m trying to buy me a Tesla Cybertruck!
Opal: Oh Lord.
Make Opal Try to Politely Decline- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Anger Watkins: Don’t you politely decline me!
Opal: Anger, honey, sports books aren’t right for my book club.
Anger Watkins: Well, make it right, or else I’ll tell my good friend Drederick Tatum not to put you in his movie.
Opal: Fine. I’ll play ball, you jerk. But If I don’t get this movie, I’m going to kill you…r career as a sports journalist. *whispers to self* Whew, saved it.
Starlight Pt. 4
Tatum: Opal! My goodness. The fact that a star of your caliber would think to audition for a role is both humbling and awe-inspiring. I am inspired with awe.
Opal: I’m happy to do it, Drederick. I have been working with a method acting coach.
Tatum: A meth-head acting coach? Wow, that sounds like a challenge. Good for you. Alright, whenever you’re ready, begin.
Opal: Okay. Give me a moment to BECOME Shirley.
Make Opal Give the Audition of a Lifetime- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Tatum: Goodness gracious. That was incredible. I don’t need to see anyone else audition. Tell Viola Davis to respectfully take a hike. Opal you technically knocked out the champ, metaphorically of course.
Opal: Oh, thank you Drederick. I promise I’m not going to let you down!
Starlight Pt. 5
Tuxedo Krusty: The nominees for best actress in a lead role are… Scarlett Johansson in “The Imelda Marcos Story”, Viola Davis in “The Respectful Hike”, and Opal in “Chisolm’s Choice”.
Tatum: You’re a shoo-in, Opal.
Lindsay Naegle: I always believed in you, superstar. Even when I didn’t!
Anger Watkins: It’s all you girl!
Squeaky Voice Attendant: And I’m here too!
Opal: Oh, man. I hope I get this.
Tuxedo Krusty: And the winner is….
Make Opal Cross Her Bejeweled Fingers- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Tuxedo Krusty: Opal, in “Chisolm’s Choice”!!!
Opal: Oh my God! There are so many people I’d like to thank. But first, let me air out the grievances I have with all the terrible people I had to deal with to get here.
Lindsay Naegle: Uh oh.
Opal: Lindsey Naegle, my agent who didn’t think I should be in movies. You’re fired!
Lindsay Naegle: And rightfully so.
Opal: The Squeaky Voice Teen, whose name escapes me at the moment, who made me give him a car. Screw you, you little twerp. And Anger Watkins, America’s least talented loudmouth sportscaster. I promoted his terrible book so that he wouldn’t bad mouth me to Drederick. But even the Opal bump couldn’t help sell that garbage heap of a memoir.
Anger Watkins: It’s true. My life isn’t interesting!
Opal: Whew. It feels good to vent. Now to thank everyone who actually believed in me, starting with Drederi— *cut-off by music* D’oh!
Opal’s Permanent Tasks:
|Wait to Audition||1hr||$70, 17xp||Krustylu/Brown House|
|Audition||4hrs||$175, 45xp||Krustylu/Brown House|
|Do an Interview||8hrs||$275, 70xp||Channel 6|
|Launch Acting Career||12hrs||$420, 100xp||Outside/Visual|
|Give Away Gifts||24hrs||$600, 150xp||Outside/Visual|
And that’s it my friends, the details on Opal…the third Act 2 Black History prize!
Up next? Prize 4 and a Black History Mystery Box token…followed by Abraham Simpson I, which is the next prize we’ll cover!
Thoughts on Act 2? How are you doing with the prize track? (don’t worry Act 3 doesn’t start until Sunday, so you’ve got a couple more days than usual) Thoughts on Opal’s tasks? Questline? Sound off below!