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DID – Dealing with Stuff that Doesn’t Belong – Castles

In this issue of DID (Designing in Downtime) I am going to cover a widely debated topic, that divides the True Simpsons Fans from the TSTO Gamer types. I am going to write about Castles…and other things that are “Non-Canon.”

First…let’s define the term “Canon” as it pertains to this use. According to Wiki,In fiction, canon is the material accepted as officially part of the story in the fictional universe of that story. It is often contrasted with, or used as the basis for, works of fan fiction”  In other words…it is the factual basis of a fictional reality. (man…I loved writing that line…so ambiguous!).

In the case of TSTO…it pretty much just means, “Did it appear in an episode?”

But, for many, at least in TSTO, the Canon freaks (I may be one to a point) simply wanted to make sure that the buildings were actually IN SPRINGFIELD (appeared in the show).  This gets wiggly when The Simpsons does an homage to another show, or another era…other than the “now” of the regular Springfield.  But, let’s face it…”now” is pretty damn relative. Bart’s been 8 for 30 years.

Let’s take a look at the FIRST REALLY Non-Canon blast, that forced us to suspend Canon Law in TSTO…and believe that the game was coming to an end. 

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Sunday Night Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

How are my favorite Addicted Tappers this evening?  How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  Did you enjoy the beautiful weather?  Get any tapping in?

Anyway enough rambling from me….it IS Sunday and you know what that means, right?  No it’s not time to play Spider Pig!  Nope it’s time for another Sunday Night Open Thread!  (this is very quickly becoming our favorite time of the week by the way!  You guys have some AWESOME things to say!)

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 Sunday Night Open Thread.  The Every. Simpsons. Ever. Marathon is over, but Block Parties are still going on, have you been watching the old episodes?  Update city this week in TSTO!  First we had the new decorations added to Clash of Clones and then….EA Droped Level 44 on us!  What do YOU think of the new updates?  Are you enjoying Level 44?  Happy they brought in Database?  How about Akira?  MLB Sunday Night Game of the week is the Giants vs. Tigers, will YOU be watching?  OR…will your eyes be back on Football?!  Today’s Sunday Night Football game features the Broncs vs. Colts….who are you pulling for tonight?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, update fun, MLB, NFL or anything else you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!


In Game Update: New Decorations and MORE!

Hey there Hoppereenos. Looks like EA gave us quite a lil surprise. They decided today would be a fun day to release our troops. No idea why. We are looking into it though. Outside of that, a lot of cool new decorations were just introduced. We will be breaking them down for you, so stay tuned as we gather all the information.

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