Should I Spend Donuts On King Herod and his Citadel?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In our games, the snow is falling and TSTO is calling yoo hoo!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year Tappers, Christmas in TSTO!  And this year EA is insulting everyone with a true Sacrilegious Christmas…nothing says 2020 quite like this! And nothing says the holidays like buying stuff!

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 King Herod and his Citadel to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this first-born killing combo to your town…


Building/Decoration: Herod’s Citadel
Character: King Herod
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Size:
13×15 (I think, it’s really hard to count the squares in the snow…)
Earns:
$200,22xp/8hrs
Conform-O-Meter:
Indolence +20
Can Be Placed:
grass|pavement|dirt|Pier|boardwalk
WDTCF: “White Christmas Blues” S25, E8

Leaves stores January 13th, 2021

The Rundown:
-Standard price for a character/building combo
-Full NEW character, not a costume for Burns.
-Helps earn event currency at a premium rate
-Voiced
-Comes with questline
-Visual Tasks are 4hrs and 8hrs

What Did I Do?:
Grabbed it. Another iteration of Burns walking around town but at this point, 🤷‍♀️ I’d rather a new character than a costume…

Here’s a look at the tasks…

King Herod’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Check Latest Myrrh Valuation 1hr $105, 26xp Herod’s Citadel
Film a Death Scene 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Listen to Civilian Complaints 8hrs $420, 105 Outside/Visual
Consult Lawyer on Infanticide Laws 12hrs $600, 150xp Springfield Courthouse/TownHall/Harod’s Citadel
Have a Slumber Party with the Magi 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Herod’s Citadel

I’ll have the full dialogue of the questline up later on, but for now, here’s the Turbo Tappin’ version of the questline…

Filmed to Death Pt. 1
King Herod starts

Make King Herod Track Down Baby Jesus at the Barber- 2hrs
Make Flanders Go Next Door to Warn Baby Jesus- 2hrs

Filmed to Death Pt. 2
King Herod starts

Make King Herod Make a Proposal to Chief Wiggum- 4hrs
Make Wiggum Listen to King Herod’s Proposal- 4hrs

Filmed to Death Pt. 3
King Herod starts

Make Lovejoy Let King Herod Have This One- 4hrs
Make Flanders Gasp Louder to Make Sure Lovejoy Heard- 4hrs
Make King Herod Thank Lovejoy for His Fealty to the Crown- 4hrs

Filmed to Death Pt. 4
King Herod starts

Make Baby Jesus Propose Faking His Own Death- 4hrs
Make King Herod Listen Intently- 4hrs

Filmed to Death Pt. 5
King Herod starts

Make Baby Jesus Fake His Own Death- 4hrs
Make King Herod Pretend to Kill Baby Jesus- 4hrs
Make Flanders Get a Good Tracking Shot- 4hrs

Thoughts on King Herod and the Citadel?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  Where have you placed it in your town? Design plans?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

And feel free to share some photos of your design plan as well! If you need help (or a refresher) posting photos in the comments, check out this post

9 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On King Herod and his Citadel?

  1. I bought it, always worth it for me to get a character over anything else w/ or w/o a building. Definitely worth it if you have the donuts, might be awhile before the next event post-Xmas. Cool dialogue & voiced makes it even more worth it. Cheers

  2. One thing I’m always curious about…
    His quest involves baby Jesus and some of the other quests in the main event questline and in other quest lines other premium characters sometimes have tasks…
    Are the tasks that other premium characters have just only applicable if you own those characters also but if you don’t own those characters then those tasks just don’t show up?

  3. Thanks for this, Alissa, and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year! I thought it was a skin, so I passed. But a full King Herod? Who looks like Burns? I’ll take it.

  4. Bought it. The only drawback, imho, is the building size.

  5. Another swell Premium voiced Character w/a Building Combo. 😀

  6. Bought him. He is my 496th income generating character. Has anybody hit the 500 mark? Are there 500 in the game?

    • I quit counting a looong time ago. So long, in fact, that now I’ve forgotten how and apparently need a refresher course. Lol. Is it with the Town Hall? Or just the IRS building?

  7. I am thinking 🤔 of passing on this one. I don’t like the building.

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