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Friday Filler – Looking Back At The Year That Wasn’t

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

The wonderful thing about blogging about a game like TSTO, is that most of our “reality” is not real at all. It’s mostly just reacting to the latest far-fetched plot that the writer(s) have come up with to drive the events in the game. These plot twists are about the only thing about the game that offer anything different from the day-to-day “same old” that the programmer(s) offer from EA.

If it weren’t for the insanely weird (and getting weirder) plot lines, we would be left with nothing more than an unending, mundane, series of “Acts” giving us an unending series of items and characters, to fill the very finite expanses of our Springfields.

Imagining a REAL year, in our REAL LIVES, that made even the most outrageous TSTO plot-line look boring in comparison, and you would be describing the year 2020.  Let’s take a look back at the events that made this year the insane dumpster fire that is was…and try to salvage some positive out of it. 

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Friday Filler – When Einstein Meets Jesus


Thank Grog It’s CHRISTMAS EVE!


So, right off the bat, let’s recognize that “Friday Fillers” are usually posted on Fridays (hence the name).  But tomorrow is Christmas…and I really hope that you have better things to do on Christmas, than play your game, and read a post from me. 

And I sure as heck didn’t plan on feeling the need to write a post about why Einstein needs to be in our games to make sense of what EA/Gracie have done to the time/space continuum, as it pertains to beings that are supposed to be eternal. Yes…ETERNAL (outside time/space)

In fact, I am going to lobby now (or whenever you read this…as time is relative), for Einstein to be a permanent character in our games. We need him to make sense of what is going on in our Springfields.  It’s one thing to try and have younger versions, older versions, and future versions of a single character walking around. But characters that are eternal???

Understanding this event is as difficult as trying to make sense of “Star Wars” coming out in an order that requires the first to be the fourth (or was it the fifth) until there was the Mandalorian, which tests us all to suspend space, time, and just go “Ahhh…look at that cute baby Yoda!”

And I feel that EA/Gracie are trying to pull off the same kind of slight of hand, as we now have “Baby Jesus” (or Josh as they tried to name him) buying real estate, while the older version of himself watches on, and the Dad/Grandpa/God does nothing about it…well…it makes the Mandalorian make sense. But, look at that cute baby Jesus!

But, there is a difference here.  Yoda is a being with a finite existence (unless you buy into his ability to come back as a Ghost-oda in some of the other episodes). Jesus is different…
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Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland): Full Dialogue Week 4, A Jazzy Xmas Special

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The finish line is in sight guys.  Christmas is almost over in Springfield!  Now that we’re wrapping up week 4 of the event, it’s time to look back at the dialogue.  Just in case you missed it by tappin’ too fast…

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Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland) Prize Guide: Act 4, Prize 5 Rita LaFleur

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Well, despite the new year…Christmas continues in our pocket-sized towns.  The snow got old a few days ago, and is now starting to turn black.  The residents of Springfield are daydreaming of Spring…and ready to pummel the next person who sings Jingle Bells.  However, finally, an end is in sight, as we reach the last week of our Christmas story…

Abe’s in Toyland follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  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 4 Act 4, we’re following the fourth, Grampa Saves Christmas, story…the one where he actually saves Christmas!  Kinda, sorta.  All of the prizes unlocked during week 4 play a role in that storyline.

Guys, we’ve reached the end.  It’s time for Christmas to be over in Springfield.  Of course, it’s not over until we’ve broken down the final prize…Rita LaFleur.

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Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland): Week 4 Questline, Premium Aaron Burr

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It’s finally Christmas in Springfield!  Our pocket-sized Springfields have been covered with a fresh blanket of snow!  What’s in store for us this time?  Well, we’re tasked with seeing if Grampa can bore Death…well to death!  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.

Abe’s in Toyland follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  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 4, week 4, one new premium costume was introduced. In addition to helping with event currency, Aaron Burr comes with his own, short, individual questline, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline now…

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Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland) Prize Guide: Act 4, Prizes 2 and 3 Vandersniff & Whiffly and the Fallen Diva Apartments

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well, despite the new year…Christmas continues in our pocket-sized towns.  The snow got old a few days ago, and is now starting to turn black.  The residents of Springfield are daydreaming of Spring…and ready to pummel the next person who sings Jingle Bells.  However, finally, an end is in sight, as we reach the last week of our Christmas story…

Abe’s in Toyland follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  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 4 Act 4, we’re following the fourth, Grampa Saves Christmas, story…the one where he actually saves Christmas!  Kinda, sorta.  All of the prizes unlocked during week 4 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at prizes 2 and three on the Abe’s in Toyland Act 4 Prize track…Vandersniff & Whiffly and the Fallen Diva Apartments…

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Should I Spend Donuts the Hall of Vice Presidents and Aaron Burr?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, It’s Christmas in Springfield!  And there’s nothing like the holidays and a little snow to bring crazy to our pocket-sized towns!  What’s in store for us this time?  Well, we’re tasked with seeing if Grampa can bore Death…well to death!  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 the Hall of Vice Presidents and Aaron Burr to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Vice Presidential Combo to your town…

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Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland): Turbo Tappin’ Week 4, A Jazzy Xmas Special

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well, despite the new year…Christmas continues in our pocket-sized towns.  The snow got old a few days ago, and is now starting to turn black.  The residents of Springfield are daydreaming of Spring…and ready to pummel the next person who sings Jingle Bells.  However, finally, an end is in sight, as we reach the last week of our Christmas story…

As I’ve said before, Abe’s in Toyland follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  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 Act 4 we’re tasked with collecting Old Fashion Cologne!  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the first part of the story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 4 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for A Jazzy Xmas Special…

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Christmas 2019 (Abe’s In Toyland) Week 4 Is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy New Year!

It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast, and that means Week 4 of Abe’s in Toyland is live in Springfield!

Things kick off for week 4 with some more dialogue between Grampa and Death…

Death: Great! So that’s how you saved Christmas.
Grampa: What are you talking about? That story was about the FBI and Communists.
Death: Close enough. Off we go to the afterlife. Come on, come on!
Grampa: I’m not going through pearly gate one until I tell you how I saved Christmas.
Death: Okay, fine! I’m an emotionless specter, but, boy, I am so going to enjoy killing you.
Grampa: It all started right after my wife Mona ran away. I was bussing tables at Spiro’s Jazz Den when I met a lovely lady named Rita Lafleur. She had legs that went all the way to the place next door… Gunther’s Polka Hole.

This triggers the week 4 questline, A Jazzy Xmas Special, and is followed by 4hr task for Grampa, as well as a task to collect Week 4 Currency (50).  A Jazzy Xmas Special is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of the Week 4 prizes.

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

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Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland) Prize Guide: Act 3, Prizes 5 Philip Hefflin

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Christmas still continues in our pocket-sized towns!  By now the snow is starting to get old, and the residents of Springfield are starting to debating when to take their Christmas trees to the curb.  But alas…the story continues in TSTO…

Abe’s in Toyland follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  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 3 Act 3, we’re following the third, Grampa Saves Christmas, story…a tale about how he saved America from a communist Toy Company!  All of the prizes unlocked during week 3 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at prize 5 Philip Hefflin…

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