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Game of Games Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 5 The Detonator

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Let the games begin!  After a long hiatus, we finally have a major event in Springfield!  Game of Games has arrived and it looks to be a game fest of nerdy proportions!

The Game of Games event follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special and Love, Springfieldian Style events 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 1, Act 1, we’re following Bart and Lisa’s quest for E4 passes.  All of the prizes unlocked during week 1 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at the fifth, and final, prize this week, The Detonator…


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Game of Games: Week 1 Questlines, Premium Character Blocko Angelica Button

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Let the games begin!  After a long hiatus, we finally have a major event in Springfield!  Game of Games has arrived and it looks to be a game fest of nerdy proportions!

Game of Games follows the same multi-event structure that Christmas 2018 and Valentine’s Day 2019 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!

With Act 1 (week 1) one new premium character arrived in Springfield, Blocko Angelica Button.  In addition to helping with event currency, Blocko Angelica also came equipped with her own, short, individual questline, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline…

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Game of Games Prize Guide: Act 1, Prizes 3 and 4 Earthland Realms Blocko Dragon and Flower Cart of Love

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Let the games begin!  After a long hiatus, we finally have a major event in Springfield!  Game of Games has arrived and it looks to be a game fest of nerdy proportions!

The Game of Games event follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special and Love, Springfieldian Style events 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 1, Act 1, we’re following Bart and Lisa’s quest for E4 passes.  All of the prizes unlocked during week 1 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at the third and fourth prizes this week, the Earthland Realms Blocko Dragon and Flower Cart of Love…


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Game of Games Week 2 is About to Start

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 19th, Week 2 (Act 2) of Game of Games will be starting.  The official start time is 10am ET (1400 GMT).

While the Week 1 questline won’t be going anywhere, so if you haven’t finished the prizes you’ll have a chance to complete it even after Week 2 starts, all of the Week 1 Premium items will be leaving the store.

So if you planned to purchase Blocko Angelica Button or any of the returning Premium Content, (SIBs linked) do so before they leave our games tomorrow morning.

Also, here’s some inside info to help you prepare for Week 2 to start…

During Week 2 Homer will still be trying to secure more E4 Passes, and Bart’s esports team (The Evergreen Terrors) will play their first match.  You’ll have to follow along with the dialogue to find out what happens, but here are the characters needed for week 2 tasks:

Homer
Lisa
Bart
Milhouse
Martin
Nelson
Rev. Lovejoy
CBG
Sophie Krustofsky (earns regular premium)
Blocko Angelica (Earns special premium)
New Premium Character Week 2 (Earns Special Premium)

You’ll also need Homer free for the initial questline objective…

There will also be one new premium costume introduced during week 2 (with a premium building), and that costume will be able to help with the currency earning for week 2.  (150 donuts will be needed if you’d like to purchase the character)

And that’s it my friends!  Be prepared for Week 2 to start up tomorrow morning!

Thoughts on week 1?  Ready for week 2?  Excited to see where the story goes?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Should I Spend Donuts On the Week 1 Returning Game of Games Items?

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Let the games begin!  After a long hiatus, we finally have a major event in Springfield!  Game of Games has arrived and it looks to be a game fest of nerdy proportions!  Of course, a new event gives EA an excuse to stock our stores with returning premium content, 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 returning Magic Academy Library (& Angelica Button), Blocko Store, Sequel Stop, Black Magic Hall, or Burns Dragon 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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Game of Games Prize Guide: Act 1, Prizes 1 and 2 E4 Convention Center and Blockoland

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Let the games begin!  After a long hiatus, we finally have a major event in Springfield!  Game of Games has arrived and it looks to be a game fest of nerdy proportions!

The Game of Games event follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special and Love, Springfieldian Style events 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 1, Act 1, we’re following Bart and Lisa’s quest for E4 passes.  All of the prizes unlocked during week 1 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at the first two prizes this week, the E4 Convention Center and Blockoland…


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Addicts Open Thread

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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…..

First of all, it’s Father’s Day here in the US and Canada (and i’m sure some other places as well).  So happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!  (especially Patric and Wookiee!)

ICYMI Addicts Live was all new yesterday!  We talked all things Game of Games and the Simpsons E3 Panel.  Check it out here if you missed it. 

All new event in TSTO ongoing now!  Have you started playing the Game of Games update?  Thoughts on the prizes?  Questlines? Just excited to have new content?

How’s your designing 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)  

And finally, how about the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  Anything fun planned for Father’s Day?

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 49- Game of Games, Show of Shows

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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!

The Addicts are back this week with an all-new episode of Addicts Live!  With new content arriving in TSTO it’s FINALLY time for us to dive right on into game content.
In this episode, we’re talking all things Game of Games as we breakdown the newest event to hit our pocket-sized towns!  Plus we’re dissecting everything from the E3 Simpsons panel and pondering if Matt Selman is channeling his inner Cranky Old Guy.  As always, we’ll be answering your questions and sharing your comments live!
You won’t want to miss all the laughs this episode has to offer, so join us live for the fun! (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:

E3 Panel Review here: https://tstoaddicts.com/2019/06/12/simpsons-panel-at-e3-a-recap/

Friday Filler – When In Doubt…Purloin!

In this week’s edition of DID (Designing In Downtime)  FRIDAY FILLER we are going to cover the age-old designing tool of “borrowing ideas” from others, to spark your own creativity.

OK. Why the cross-out and flip from a DID to a Filler? Because, this is timely and topical…and we GOT AN UPDATE. I truly didn’t have faith in EA (and apparently, the writers) to actually come through, even with the tease.  So…ironically…I am going to be writing about “Borrowing” while doing so from myself!

Borrowing is such a nice way of saying “stealing.”  But, I even like the word “purloined” better, because it is an amazingly obscure, and underutilized word in the English language (that mostly makes people run and look it up when used).

But, as my job here is to serve the community, I will look it up for you.

purloin
verb
pur·​loin | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈlȯin  , ˈpər-ˌlȯin\
purloined; purloining; purloins
Definition of purloin – transitive verb
: to appropriate wrongfully and often by a breach of trust

Synonyms for purloin
appropriate, boost [slang], filch, heist, hook, lift, misappropriate, nick [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, rip off, snitch, steal, swipe, thieve

I have to admit, that in the case of what I am going to write today, purloined may be the very best word possible to represent the content. While you have to love a good “filch” or even “filch’s” lesser cousin “pilfer”, purloin, and the whole “breach of trust” bit, just fits best.

A lot has transpired since the last DID post…and purloining seems to be the least of it.

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Addicts Live Annoucement…

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Just dropping in with a quick announcement about the next Addicts Live…..

Mark your calendars because the next episode of Addicts Live will be airing tomorrow, Saturday, June 15th at 12:00pm ET (for timezone converter check here).

With the newest update hitting our games this past week, the gang decided to get together to discuss all things Game of Games and the Simpsons E3 panel.  So if you’re around come hang out with us as we break it all down for you! 🙂

And those of you that can’t make the live stream, don’t worry a recording of the video will be up for your viewing pleasure after the stream is over.  So you’ll be able to catch the re-run. 🙂

As far as what you’ll need for the live stream?  Well, nothing different!  No new program to sign up for.  Just check out TSTO Addicts on Saturday, June 15th and watch for the Addicts Live post around noon.  From there you’ll be able to directly play the stream…as if you were watching a regular embedded YouTube video!  Nice and simple!

Can’t wait to see hang out with y’all soon!

Now stay tuned for Friday Filler from Patric…