Category Archives: Tapped Out

Special Thanks To Very Special Addicts

As I like to do after one of our fundraisers, I am printing a list of those who made the effort to donate in this last round of School Book Funding for the school in Uganda we support.

This is the 13th round of books, supplies and teaching aids we have provided to this little school in the middle of the Ugandan jungle. Without us, there would be none of the critical books and supplies needed to educate more than 270 children from the village of Buyijja, and other villages in the area who have no other school.

The best news of all, these gifts are changing lives…and the teachers there are reaching goals of success. of which  many schools in developed nations would be proud.

I’ll let our project manager deliver the results…
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Friday Filler- Finding Shelbyville

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

Let’s start with a reminder.  This game, the show, and all of the “definitive guides” that are offered up in the pantheon of Simpsons lore, is just that…lore.

It’s made up by people who either work every waking hour to unravel the mysteries of a specific topic, so as to become an “expert,” (or become conspiracy theorists and get talk shows), or they are just well-meaning fans that have their opinions about where things are, and how they work, in a world that is completely malleable…because it’s all made up.

That said…we now have yet one more cluster of items to add to our own self-imagineered towns…the much anticipated, much desired, much sought after, Shelbyville!

And if we are all honest…it landed with a bit of a, “Is that all there is? Thud!”

But, to continue on with a mild debate about “Where things are, if you are following “Simpsons Canon” we have a couple of important pieces of archived evidence, that may, or may not help you decide “Where’s Shelbyville?” 
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Love, Springfieldian Style Prize Guide: Act 3, Prizes 3 and 4 Future Bundle and Olde Springfield Towne

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.

Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed.  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 Week 3, Act 3, we’re following a cop tale as told by Bart and the prizes we unlock all fit into the Bart to Another Future theme.

So let’s take a look at the third and fourth prizes this week, Future Bundle and Olde Springfield Towne…


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Should I Spend Donuts On Nikki McKenna & the Springfield Skate Park?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style!  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 Nikki McKenna & the Springfield Skate Park to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this skater combo to your town…

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 05 – Chen Prime, Sophie Germain Prime, Newman-Shank-Williams Prime

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

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

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing mathematical journey involving fractions, probability, Fermat’s last theorem, and hundreds of other aspects from the wonderful world off mathematics.

And what better way to start your week, then by discussing math Monday morning?

This week, we continue our journey by looking at none other than Homer Jay Simpson’s weight.

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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…..

Happy Superbowl Sunday!  Will you be watching the big game?  How will you be watching?  Party or at home alone?  Who do you think will win?  Do you even care?  Are you only in it for the commercials?

ICYMI Addicts Live was all new yesterday.  We talked all things Valentine’s Day in Springfield, along with Town Portrait, and finding out if Addicts will ever be content with this game. If you missed it you can check it out here.

Love, Springfieldian Style is alive and well in our games!  We’re nearly finished with week 2 of the event, what are your thoughts on the Shelbyville additions?

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

And finally, how about the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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 42-Love, Addicts Style

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12:00pm ET (for timezone converter check here). 

For those viewing a little before showtime, sit tight and it’ll show up in the video below shortly.  For those viewing during the live stream, just hit play and you’ll get tuned it.  You also have the ability to go back (rewind) in case you missed something.  🙂  And for those joining after the live stream, you can view the recording of the video right here.

No matter how, or when, you’re viewing thanks for watching and we hope you have fun!

Can you feel the love tonight?!  Yes, my friends, in this episode of Addicts Live we’re talking all things Love, Springfieldian Style.  We’re breaking down the latest event to hit our pocket-sized towns…everything from Shelbyville to town portrait! We’ll also take a look at Matt Selman’s latest tweet about TSTO. Plus we’re debating the age-old question…will Addicts ever be content with TSTO?
And, as always, we’ll be answering your questions and sharing your comments live!
You won’t want to miss all the love this episode has to offer, so join us live for the for the love fest! (of course, if you can’t make it live watching the replay is still pretty awesome too!)

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

Audio Only:

Live Stream Video:

 

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So ask your questions, give us your opinions and share your thoughts in the comments below..and we’ll read what we can live! 🙂

Show Notes:

Thought Provoking Question:  What Are Your Thoughts About the Multi-Event Style of Play?

We’re also going to be talking about this tweet from Matt Selman…

 

 

 

Friday Filler – Hippies, Trains, and Records

Uhm….Like…Groovy!  Far Out! And…THANK GROG IT’S FIRDAY!

I have to admit it…this first “chapter/act” of this event really hit my old funny bone!  Emphasis on old!

It is hilarious when things close to home are parodied in a way that makes you scream out, “HEY! I KNOW THOSE TWO!!” so loudly that it startles the wild turkey’s in the front yard to take cover.  And man…did the return of Ned’s parents ever do that.

But, then…I saw the animations…and screamed out, “WHOA!!! Twirly Dancin’ to the Vinyl!!!” which didn’t make much sense to anyone within ear-shot, but would have made a ton of sense to half of the people wandering around downtown Eugene, on any given weekend, during the Saturday Market. Because, at the SatMa (as nobody in Eugene calls it), you will find more twirly dancin’ and lovin’ for all things retro (including some of the twirly dancers), along with a bunch of booths and gawkers and free lovers, all trying to get back to the “good old days.”

Then, I realize once again, as Carly Simon used to sing, “These ARE the good old days!” Which is confusing…as she sang those words almost 50 years ago…and the only real “Anticipation” is wondering, “that if all that is old is now new again, is it also better?” In other words, are we anticipating that things were better, or are we just forgetting the way they were?

Let’s dive in. Ned’s parents are the touchstone…for all that is old/new/and reborn…
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Should I Spend Donuts On Golf ‘N’ Die Retirement Village and Principal Dondelinger?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style!  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 Golf ‘N’ Die Retirement Village and Principal Dondelinger to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this retirement combo to your town…

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Should I Spend Donuts On CBGB, Nedward, and Capri Flanders?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style!  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 CBGB, Nedward, and Capri Flanders to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this hippie duo to your town…

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