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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…..

Lots of things you may have missed this week around the Addicts Site:

New giveaway/contest.  Check here for details!  And subscribe to our YouTube Page here to enter.

Addicts Live is back!  Yesterday was our first episode in nearly a year, and what an episode it was!  You can check it out here!

Was Addicts Live a bit too long for you?  We hadn’t seen each other in a long time, so it was a long one!  But for those of you with shorter time…I made a quick clip of one of the best parts of the show.  You can check that clip out here.  (I’ll also post the video down below for quicker viewing)

We’re in the final days of Cash of Creeds!  It ends on Wednesday!  How are you doing with the prizes?  Thoughts as the event winds down?

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)  Don’t forget about Springfield Showoff this week!  Submit your designs by Tuesday night…details here!

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods?

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 58- Vaccines, Donuts, Dumpster Fires, and More! The 2020 Year in Review!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We hope you enjoy this week’s episode, as much as we enjoyed putting it together…

After a very long hiatus, the Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa, Patric, and Safi as they take a look back at the dumpster fire that was 2020!

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

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Friday Filler – So, God, Yahweh, and Moses Go Into a Bar…

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

What a week…right?

Let’s be honest, there are weeks that make you say, “what a week!” And there are weeks that make you say, “WHAT a WEEK!” This is one of those (take your pick). But, if we are being really honest, we shouldn’t be surprised by anything that happens these days. It may be the new year, but 2021 is kind of like buying a house that has been inhabited by squatters whose living habits have left the place in shambles. It’s going to take some time to get things back in order…and some stuff is just going to remain broken for a while.  

But, as it pertains to the game, as I warned you guys a while back (when you were saying that the dialogue in this event was “sacrilegious,”), it was going to get worse…or better…depending upon whose “sac” you are carrying. And depending on your sac, it has!

I have found it hilarious. But then again, I’m wired that way. I always laugh when long-held team sport religions are compared and called into question. Because, anyone who takes the time to really think about any of it, realizes that God, Yahweh, and that guy we can’t mention without his followers lobbing fire bombs at us, figure out pretty quickly that there is no clear pecking order when it comes to “supreme beings.”

And the writers have had a hay-day with poking fun. As in loads and loads of pokes.
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Christmas 2020 Prize Guide: Act 4 Prizes 1, 2, 4 and 5 (The XMAS Trees lot, Billboard, Sleigh & Toy Town)

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It’s that favorite time of an Act…the fun and exciting, and always well-read, prize breakdown post!  And if you believe any of those adjectives I’ve got some oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you… Anyway, the prizes must be broken down!  Why?  Because if I didn’t do them what else would I refer people back to when they ask what something does 6 months from now? Don’t worry, this is the last one of the event…well second to last one.

Act 4 of the 2020 Christmas event consists of 3 new decorations, 1 building, and one new costume.

Let’s take a look at the none character-related prizes of Act 4….The XMAS Trees Lot, Christmas Ignorers United Billboard, Sea Captain Sleigh, and Toy Town…

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Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy Heaven and Andre?

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Ol’ Gil is back in Springfield!  After not making a Halloween appearance, it’s nice to see Gil in the streets of Springfield once again.  It’s just not an event until Gil gets involved!

Anyway, Gil is back and, as always, he’s got another “deal” for us.   What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well, this time around he’s trying to sell us literal Heaven on Earth!

So let’s break down the details of this latest offer and determine if this deal is worth the donuts or if you should take a hard pass…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Jewish Walk of Fame & Yahweh?

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In our games, the snow is falling and TSTO is calling yoo hoo!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year Tappers, Christmas in TSTO!  And this year EA is insulting everyone with a true Sacrilegious Christmas…nothing says 2020 quite like this! (thank goodness 2020 is over now!) And nothing says the holidays like buying stuff!

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 Jewish Walk of Fame & Yahweh to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Jewish combo to your town…


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Showoff Announcement: Clash of Creeds/Christmas 2020

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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 Clash of Creeds/Christmas 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 Winter/Christmas/Holiday/Clash of Creeds designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, January 12th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, January 13th.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from Clash of Creeds or Christmas/Winter Events of the 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, January 12th, 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.) 

Christmas 2020: Turbo Tappin’ Act 4 Stupid vs Sexy

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year Tappers, Christmas in TSTO!  And this year EA is insulting everyone with a true Sacrilegious Christmas…nothing says 2020 quite like this! Also always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…

The 2020 Christmas Event follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting just over a week (9 days) and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Act 4 we’re tasked with collecting Candy Canes!  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the fourth part of the story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Act 4 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Stupid vs Sexy…

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Christmas 2020 Act 4 in Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know

Don’t forget about our new contest/giveaway!  Info on how you can win here.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Christmas is over, the New Year has begun…and yet we’re still in the groundhog day loop of Christmas in TSTO.  Nice to have some normalcy in life these days.  Act 4 of the Clash of Creeds Christmas Royale is upon us! Also always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…

Remember, this is the FINAL Act of Clash of Creeds.  This, and all other Acts, will be leaving our games on January 13th.  So be sure to finish up by the 13th or you may miss out!

Things kick off for Act 4 with some dialogue between Yahweh, The Leader, Baby Jesus, and Homer…

Yahweh: You must be this The Leader I’ve been hearing so much about.
The Leader: In the flesh. What can I do ya for?
Baby Jesus: Yahweh? What are you doing here?
Yahweh: Got summoned, major drag.
Baby Jesus: Tell me about it.
The Leader: You two know each other?
Yahweh: Depends who you ask.
Homer: Well, I hope you’re not here to try to stop The Leader. He’s a good guy. Other than the whippings, but those were well-deserved.
The Leader: We’re just having a good time here, doing surprisingly lucrative manual labor to prepare things for our new home on Blisstonia.
Yahweh: Well, this all seems to be in order. I see no reason why we can’t all coexist.
The Leader: Perhaps we could do more. Have you had a chance to see…my spaceship?
Yahweh: Eh, that’s cool. Not really my thing.

This triggers the Act 4  questline, Stupid vs Sexy, and is followed by a 4hr tasks for The Leader, Rabbi K, Homer, and Yahweh (if you bought him) as well as a task to collect Act 4 Currency (150).  Stupid vs Sexy is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of this Act’s prizes.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store during Act 4…

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Let’s Celebrate 2021 with a New CONTEST! (Giveaway Alert!)

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It’s finally 2021 and let’s face it, 2020 was rough for many of us (if not all of us)!  So let’s celebrate a New Year by giving away some stuff! It’s been a while since we’ve had a Contest/Giveaway and no time like the present so let’s do it!


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