Friday Filler- Thanksgiving Q&A


Thank Grog It’s Firday!


Wow! So…what a Thanksgiving! Right??

So many new ways to celebrate, without actually celebrating, unless you did celebrate by ignoring common sense, which may or may not have been an actual edict in your hometown, or was just a guideline…which we all know means “do what you want, we have warned you!”

You may think I am talking about Covid regulations. I am not.

I am talking about the vast number of ways people celebrate a holiday which has one of the shakiest origin stories ever…in ways that may or may not actually be putting their lives in immediate danger.

And more to the point…In Which Thanksgiving Traditions do YOU partake, that could be considered “Outside the Norm,” (especially since Norm was not invited this year)?

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From the Mouths of Addicts: The State of the Game

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!  It’s been quite a while since we last had a From the Mouths of Addicts Post, but there’s no time like the present right?

This email came in from Blue Drogo about his thoughts on the current state of TSTO, from a long time Tapper perspective.  I read his email and just thought it was well thought out and deserved to be spotlighted on the site.  

So without further ado here’s Blue Drogo -Alissa 

Hi fellow tappers,

I have been playing this game for 8 years now and I wanted to share my thoughts as an experienced player and how I think EA has been letting users down.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey Howdy Hey Turkey Tappers!

It’s finally Turkey Day here in the US!  And you know what that means…Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Apple and Pumpkin pie, football, stretchy pants, and insane sales at the mall!

You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always check out the details of the Blargsgiving Event here, as we take the day to celebrate the holiday with our families.  Although…..Super Safi will likely be lurking around the comments, as Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving last month.  So like a lot of you, Safi will be working today too!

However, we couldn’t let a day dedicated to being thankful go by without a special THANK YOU to YOU…our AMAZING readers!  We are so thankful for each and every one of you that take the time to read our posts and comment.  So from Patric, Wookiee, Safi and myself…THANK YOU!!  You guys rock and we couldn’t do this without you!

Here at Addicts, we’ve all been blessed in so many ways and we hope you have too! In this year from Hell all around the world, please take a moment to remember you are not alone and, despite what the world may be telling you, you have a lot to be thankful for…even if it doesn’t always seem that way. 

Happy Thanksgiving Tappers (whether you celebrate or not, we all celebrate through TSTO)!

Blargsgiving Premium Dialgoue: Blarg Alien

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back!

This mini-event ushered in one new premium character to help navigate this event.  The Blarg Alien is an all-new premium character for Springfield, who not only helps earn event currency but also comes with a short questline.

So let’s take a look at the Blarg Alien’s questline, Blargity Blarg Blarg!  Here’s the full dialogue for Blargity Blarg Blarg…


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Showoff Announcement: Blargsgiving/Thanksgiving 2020

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 Blargsgiving/Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) stuff! With new and old 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 Thanksgiving-ish designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, December 1st) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from Blargsgiving, Black Friday or Thanksgivings past, 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, December 1st, 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.) 

Blargsgiving Prize Guide: Jelly Monster

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cranberry Calamity 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 lone new character on the prize track, the Jelly Monster…


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Blargsgiving Prize Guide: Swapper Jack’s, Time Travel Delivery Service, Giant Can of Jelly, & Humanity’s Hope

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cranberry Calamity 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 the Jelly Monster in another post), Swapper Jack’s, Time Travel Delivery Service, Giant Can of Jelly, & Humanity’s Hope…


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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Musings 45 – Gas Chromatography

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 a common lab technique, gas chromatography.

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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…..

Simpsons are all new tonight with a brand new episode at 8pm on FOX.

Out with Halloween and in with Turkey Day!  Thoughts on the Blargsgiving Event? Black Friday? Items you’re eyeing up?

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)  (a Thanksgiving themed Showoff will be announced this week…just as a heads up)

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods? We’re starting the Christmas decorating today.  Never hurts to get a jump start!

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: Three Dreams Denied (Season 32, Episode 7)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

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

Were you excited to see The Simpsons return with another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? How did it fare for an episode that centered on Kent Brockman and Grampa Simpson? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s seventh episode, this Sunday, November 22nd, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“Three Dreams Denied”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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