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All American Auction (Thanksgiving 2019) Full Dialogue Questline

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Tomorrow marks the end of All American Auction…will you be sad to see it go?  Or just ready to see what follows?

In either case, it’s time to just about wrap this mini-event up with a pretty little bow, and post the full dialogue of the main questline.

(Don’t forget Showoff Submissions are due tonight…that was we really can put a pretty bow on the event!)

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All American Auction (Thanksgiving 2019) Prize Guide: Paul Bunyan

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Nothing like the holidays to bring a little crazy to our pocket-sized towns!  As the latest mini-event in TSTO hit our towns recently…this time to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Or more specifically Black Friday! At least this one is seasonally appropriate…and should bring us nicely into Christmas! (Almost Tinsel Time! 🎄🎄🎄 )

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the All American Auction 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 final All American Auction Prize…Paul Bunyan…

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Friday Filler – Early Black Friday Deals At A Steep Price?

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I admit it. My head is a bit broken.  I’ve tried to curb my viewing of “current events,” but have failed miserably.  So, it was a welcome surprise, and a nice diversion when EA came across with an early (kinda) Black Friday/Thanksgiving mini-update.

I say “kinda” early, because the fact is, it mostly happened the same time as last year, and the year before. It’s Thanksgiving that is late this year. How DARE they make Thanksgiving and the REAL Black Friday so late in the month, and so close to Christmas???

Anyway, there was plenty to unpack for this event, and I’m sure most of you are very excited about the chance to get a ton of stuff that had been offered, at discount prices, as long as you were willing to spend real money.

Wait. What??? They are doing THIS again?  Forcing us to spend REAL MONEY (instead of farmed donuts) to get some of the stuff being offered????

Well…there IS A SOLUTION THIS PROBLEM!! I’ll Tell You how to get real value out of your real dollars spent! 
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2019 Black Friday Cash Item Breakdown: VHS Village, Babies B This, and CostMo Foods

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So it’s the week BEFORE Black Friday, and Black Friday “deals” have been live in our game for a couple of days now.  Late with Halloween, early with Black Friday, huge gaps with no updates….someone really needs to buy EA a calendar for Christmas.

Anyway, similar to last year, EA has not only added Mystery Boxes to our games but they’ve also added cash only (as in, actual cash…not in-game cash) prizes/options.  Loads of questions/comments/complaints/general panic coming in over this.  So let’s break it all down…

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Should I Spend Donuts CJ Pro Bidder and the Springfield Storage Locker?

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Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO! And there’s nothing like the holidays to bring a little crazy to our pocket-sized towns! As the latest mini-event in TSTO hit our towns recently…this time to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Or more specifically Black Friday!  Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, 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 CJ Pro Bidder and the Springfield Storage Locker to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Storage Wars combo to your town…

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Turbo Tappin’ All American Auction (Thanksgiving 2019): Main Questline and Prizes

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Nothing like the holidays to bring a little crazy to our pocket-sized towns!  As the latest mini-event in TSTO hit our towns recently…this time to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Or more specifically Black Friday! At least this one is seasonally appropriate…and should bring us nicely into Christmas!

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini-event is your typical standard mini-event (with a couple of twists).  Follow the questline to unlock prizes and call it a day…until the next event.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all-new prizes…

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All American Auction (Thanksgiving 2019) is Live! (Updated and Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The latest mini-event in TSTO is live…All American Auction!

Note: I screwed up on the time guys, sorry.  No excuse, other than my brain just didn’t think correctly.  They did not update the UTC time to account for Daylight Savings ending.  Sorry for the misinformation.

Use this post to discuss the mini-event for right now.  I’m currently at the drs with the Tiny Addict…the originator of the head cold.  So once I get back I’ll add the details on this post…

Ok, back from the doctors.  Post is updated below with A LOT of info. Take your time, read it thoroughly so you don’t miss anything…

Thanks guys!

Things kick off with a 6s task for Quimby.  After which you’ll roll right into the main questline…

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Friday Filler – What I’m REALLY Thankful For…

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

I am writing this early, as on the “real Friday” I will be in California, helping to celebrate the 30th Birthday of my daughter Ali, the 59th birthday of my amazing wife Deb, and hopefully, the day after a Thanksgiving that required us to drive through the night to Cali, through loads of remnants of wildfires, freezing rain, over a mountain pass,  to a remote house in the woods, that was just 30 miles away from the devastation in Paradise.   So…yes…many, many things for which to give thanks!

Of course, Thanksgiving is also a time for reflection…and looking back on how things have changed in our lives, and in TSTO.

This also comes on the heels of what has to be the most convoluted, and greedy Black Friday event ever. An event that is so egregiously transparent in it’s avarice, that it sets a new low bar, even for EA. However, by now…those of you who impulsively bought the silly donut factory for $50, have already done so…and those who listened to us are thankful. But, I digress.

The fact is, when I looked back on the first Black Friday I wrote about back in 2014, I was shocked at how angry I was about the whole thing…in compared to the apathetic, complacent, calm I feel today.  What was different?  Did the game change? Or did I?

I was a really different person a few years back.

Don’t believe me?  Well…read some portions from the Thanksgiving post I wrote back in 2014…and maybe you’ll agree that I have changed…
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Math, Science, and Common Sense for Black Friday

I know…I know…you are going to come up with a million reasons to justify spending donuts and cash on Black Friday.  It’s just the way people have been trained these days in the United States, and yes…it is creeping into Europe as well.

But, I will say this once again...do NOT let your impulses get the best of you.  At best, this is gambling. At worst, it is a complete money grab by EA. (Sorry John)

Let’s take a look at the two primary “dopamine tools” that EA employs here.
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Black Friday 2018 Preview ***Spoilers***

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’re nearing most Tappers favorite day, Black Friday!  Yes a day when all those premium items you’ve been eyeing go on deep discount.  Of course, this is TSTO and everything has a twist.  This year’s twist, just like last year’s, is that you can’t just outright buy something.  Everything comes in  Mystery Box!  So if you’ve been eyeing that one particular character you may have to clean out a box to do so!

So, as we’ve done in the past, let’s give you guys a preview of what’s in store starting TOMORROW…November 20th.  Yes, that’s right.  Black Friday gets earlier and earlier each year.  Apparently EA couldn’t wait until Friday, instead, they have the items hitting Tuesday.

Note: Once they’re live I’ll start posting typical Mystery Box posts with links to Should I Buys for each box. 

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD

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