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Halloween Act 1 is Nearing the End…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a reminder that Act 1 of the Halloween Event…Ends TOMORROW October 17th at 10am ET (1400 GMT)

Once the Act 1 is over you will no longer be able to earn Act 1 Prizes for free. So get everything you can before it’s all gone! (but remember to keep earning animal feed if you haven’t unlocked all of the prizes because the closer you get to unlocking the next prize the lower the donut cost would be should you need to purchase it when the next Act starts…)

Crafting will STILL be available in the next Act. And Pickaxes will Carry Over (Relics do not)

For a rundown on everything that was included with Act 1 check out our rundown post here.

And don’t forget about our Ending Act 1 Tips

Be ready for the Act 2 to start at 1400 GMT (10am ET) tomorrow morning  (October 17th)….

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Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy the Devil and Hellscape

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Looks like Gil’s back in Springfield.  He returned to Springfield late last week, naturally with another ‘deal” for us.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well this time around he’s finally done it, he’s finally made a deal for the Devil.

So let’s break down the details of this latest offer and determine if you should spend your donuts to bring this demon to Springfield….

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Treehouse of Horrors XXIX -Prize Guide – Countess Dracula

OK.  So yes…I am going to admit that I have a bit of a thing for hot cartoon ladies. Maybe it was seeing “Fritz the Cat” in my formative years…or maybe I just appreciate a well-shaped leg.  But, whatever it is, I have been clear with my appreciation of the female cartoon form in TSTO…

Fem Fatale…Marge…Miss Springfield…and several others, including the obvious…Booberella (she has boooooooobs!) are all part of what makes me smile in this game.  It’s harmless. I’m not “cheating” on Deb, or trying to marginalize these character’s other contributions  to society.  And to be fair, there are plenty of “hunks” in the game for others who like hunks, to drool over.

So…yes…if I zoom in on the Countess…as she bobs around her victims…her gown flowing in the wind (where does that wind come from anyway? It’s like Favio…he always has wind blowing around his swirling head of blond locks)…you get the picture.  And I am happy that Countess Dracula is now part of our game!

Yes. There is that little bit about being “eternally part of the world of the living dead” if she takes a bite.  But, at least for this event, the curse is reversible.

You have her, or you want her… let’s dig into the details.

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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…..

Last week for Act 1 of the 2018 THOH event in Springfield, how are you doing with the Act 1 prize track?  How far have you progressed?  Will you be saving your daily challenges (starting Monday) to start Act 2?

The Simpsons are all new tonight, what are your thoughts on Season 30 so far?  (3 episodes in)

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 Reminder: My Way or the Highway to Heaven (Season 30, Episode 3)

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 all new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? How did it fare for a take on reality shows? Did you enjoy the opening couch gag? 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 third episode, this Sunday, October 14th, on FOX (no longer half an hour earlier on Global in Canada, but at the same time on City TV)….“My Way or the Highway to Heaven”!

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

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Friday Filler – Taking the Time to Chillax And Celebrate My “Tappiversary”

I have to admit that I often get that panicked feeling when I think I am going to miss a “tapping cycle.”  I end up “talking myself down” with a pep talk of “Hey…it’s not that big a deal if you get 4 in today, instead of 5.”  But, I know myself.  I know that if I start to slack off, it’s a very slippery slope.

It’s very much like buying a bag of Halloween Candy and promising that you will only eat 2 Kit Kat bars or 1 Butter Finger bar a day…wait…did I say 2 or 3? They’re tiny…and probably don’t amount to even a half of an actual size bar. So…maybe 4 a day is no big deal if I hit the rowing machine sometime today. But, I don’t have time to row…and I really want 4…so what the heck…4 it is…I’ll row longer tomorrow.

See?

But, tapping isn’t the same as Kit Kat bars.  The fact is, I get a whole lot less satisfaction from tapping, but I am a whole lot more addicted to it. Which presents a problem when you travel. Which I am going to be doing…

In fact, I am writing this early. By the time this posts, I’ll be in New York, with my friend Dave….after battling a week when I had 3 weeks of work to do, in one week, before I took off…knowing that although I SAID it would be a “working trip” I most likely wouldn’t do much at all.  Like I said…I know when the slope is slippery…and I am used to knowing when I am going to slide.

BUT, WE ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A HUGE UPDATE!!!!!!
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?????
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Halloween 2018 How-To: Act 1 Crafting

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ah the Crafting post….where I give you the how-to and break down each and every item available to craft, so you don’t miss a thing!

Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last couple of years that crafting is here to stay.  While the prizes themselves are pretty self-explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self-direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.

While we thought they finally did away with crafting after the last event, Moe’s Ark, it’s back and the same as always for THOH.  Now I know some of you still have questions so, let’s take a look…


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Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Wailing Wall or Pet Cemetery Combo?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween is back in Springfield!  Yes, the water is murky, the screen is slightly darker, monsters and minions are roaming our towns…is there anything better than Halloween in our pocket-sized towns?  Of course loads of returning content! Lots of items to drop those sprinkles on…

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 Returning Wailing Wall or Pet Cemetery Combo to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

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Treehouse of Horrors XXIX – Prize Guide – The Webs


I’m not going to lie (and you should never trust someone who starts a sentence with “I’m not going to lie!”), this is really a silly item that is barely worth the tapping to get it.

I honestly have no idea why the designers/programmers thought that this would be a great addition to Halloween…but, here it is.

The Webs.

I get it. The concept is creepy.  But for those of us at or nearing retirement age, the idea of being “cocooned” for eternity is just plain weird.  Unless of course, you are talking about the way the codgers in the movie “Cocoon” were treated (swimming with hot aliens in a pool that reversed the aging process).  But, I digress…

We got The Webs…”A Retirement Forest” at “Giant Spider Acres.”
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Halloween 2018 How-To: Act 1 into Act 2 Preparations

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Seeing a bunch of questions in the comments about saving pickaxes/crafting currency for Act 2, so I figured rather than repeating myself over and over again in the comments it’s best to just answer the questions in a post.

Here’s what I’m seeing…

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