Monthly Archives: September 2020

Showoff Announcement: All This Jazz

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and this time around I want to see what you’ve done with the Jazz stuff! With new buildings and decorations arriving with this event, show me how you fit them into your Springfield!   So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

As always please remember to limit it to 1-2 of your favorite areas/photos…we can’t show your whole town, unless you want to send in your entire town via town portrait.

So use this time to polish up your town and show us how creative you can be!  Send in your Jazzy designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, October 6th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, October 7th.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from the All This Jazz Mini-Event, and how you worked it into your Springfield

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Tuesday, October 6th, can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images  in the Comments below or email us your screenshots at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

All This Jazz Prize Guide: Marbles Le Marquez

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time to flash those jazz hands, as things get jazzy in TSTO!  The All This Jazz mini-event has arrived in Springfield, and it has Lisa swooning.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Song and Dance questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the character on the Song and Dance Prize track, Marbles Le Marquez…


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All This Jazz Prize Guide: Groovetone Records, The Spotted Cat, and Springfield Memorial Bridge

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time to flash those jazz hands, as things get jazzy in TSTO!  The All This Jazz mini-event has arrived in Springfield, and it has Lisa swooning.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Song and Dance questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the building and decoration prizes for this mini-event (we’ll cover characters/costumes in separate posts), Groovetone Records, The Spotted Cat, and Springfield Memorial Bridge…


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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Musings 37 – Harriet Beecher Stowe and Julia Ward Howe

Morning Musically-Minded, Medically-Minded, Masticators!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing journey involving music, science, and food to name a few concepts.

And what better way to start your week, then by discussing some of these concepts Monday morning?

So let’s get started this week by talking about two real-life 19th century American abolitionists and social activists, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Julia Ward Howe.

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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part, you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

After a long summer hiatus, the Simpsons are BACK TONIGHT!  The season 32 premiere airs tonight!  Are you excited for our favorite yellow family to come back?

Bust out those jazz hands…TSTO got a little jazzy this past week!  The All This Jazz mini-event hit our games, thoughts? Content you’re excited to see?

How’s your Springfield design coming?  What are you doing with your town? Share some photos in the comments below! (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post)  

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods?  Good news for those looking for a bright spot in 2020…only 26 more days until Hallmark Countdown to Christmas movies return!  I know I’m pretty stoaked.  I love me some cheesy Hallmark movies…

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Episode Reminder: Undercover Burns (Season 32 Premiere)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “T”)

It’s officially Autumn here in North America and you know what that means? Yes, the leaves start to change…but The Simpsons Are Back! This Sunday marks the Season 32 Premiere! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season premiere, this Sunday, September 27th, at 8pm Eastern on FOX (also at the same time on CityTV in Canada)….“Undercover Burns”!

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Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Real Life Celebrity, and the winner is…

It was six years ago, just after the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket was complete that I thought it might be cool to do a The Simpsons Tapped Out bracket. Here we are in the oddest of NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs of all times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s time for our sixth TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle!

How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there have been A LOT of incredible guest stars appearing as themselves in the rich history of The Simpsons universe. A rare few of these (like Stephen Hawking and Weird Al) have made their way into our games. However, hundred are still not in our little game. There is so much in fact, that it was hard just to narrow it down to 64 entries to start with. I thought of making the Bracket Battle start with 128 entries, but we’d be battling well into fall. With that in mind, we present to you TSTO Addicts’ Most Desired Real Life Celebrity Bracket Battle.

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Friday Filler – We’ve Never Needed Music More…

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

The world continues to sputter along with a cough, a sneeze and a wheeze, depending on where you are.  Oregon continues to deal with containing wildfires, the residual smoke, and an uptick in Covid cases…so we kind of have the “misery trifecta,” as the kids are going back to school…without actually going to school.  My wife, as a school counselor, who actually had to deal with a couple of their staff members getting Covid, is playing more roles than Peter Sellers in “Dr. Strangelove.”  (look it up…great movie for the current state of the world). Not a happy camper…mostly because she’d rather be camping!

But, hey…WE GOT AN UPDATE!

EA hasn’t forgotten about us. And while I am just a few clicks into it (OK…so yes…I rushed it a bit…), I can tell you that with the world doing its best to come apart at the seams, we could all use a little more traditional jazz!

I know. I know.  Jazz isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But, hear me out. There are almost as many kinds of jazz as there are musical tastes. And as Lisa and her “saxamaophone” are a standard in every show opening, it’s nice to see the music get a bit more sophisticated beyond “Band Practice” with Dewey Largo,  in every opening montage.

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Should I Spend Donuts On Blues Vomitorium & the Bourbon Street Band?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Update time in Springfield!  Always nice to see new content in TSTO, as the latest mini-event has hit our games.  Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink 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 the Blues Vomitorium & the Bourbon Street Band to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Bourbon Street Combo to your town…


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Musings on The Van Houtens…

Another Thursday, another Musings post.  Finally getting a moment to sit down at the computer to write up my thoughts on the Van Houtens event.  I’ve got thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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