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Turbo Tappin’ Halloween 2018: Act 3 Premiums Beatrice, Amenhotep and Voodoo Queen

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

There are two predictable events in TSTO every year, Halloween and Christmas.  They’re generally two events guaranteed to excite tappers and get everyone talking about TSTO.  Well, it’s officially Halloween in Springfield, and with it arrived Vampires, Werewolves and Mummies…as we return to the traditional monster filled Halloween in TSTO.

As with all events in Springfield, this one comes chock full of premium characters and questlines!  So let’s take a look at the Turbo Tappin’ Version of those premium questlines now.

Here are the questlines for Beatrice, Amenhotep (Mummy) and the Voodoo Queen…


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TreeHouse of Horrors XXIX – Act 3 Prize Guide- Womenhet

Well here we are…at the final prize of the final act of what has been a pretty darn fun event!  Yep! I’m still going with that opinion!  And yes…it was fun in part, because it was so darn EAsy!  I actually got this “woman in rags” a full week ahead of the calendar, and so there was simply no pressure to grind.  Which was enjoyable…because you really didn’t have to care.

But, I have to admit, once again, my curiosity got the better of me, and I had to look up to see how many female mummies had been discovered.  And after a quick Google search…the answer is easy. A BUNCH!
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TSTO Treehouse of Horror XXIX – Act 3 Prize Guide – Grand Pyramid

This is one of those items that kinda gets lost in the issues that the TSTO programmers have with proper scale. Let’s face it…as cool as a “Grand Pyramid” is by name, it’s really more of a “kinda nice, but smallish Pyramid.”  I mean, it’s the same size as the Bazaar we just won! (10×10).

It does take you back to loads of other questions though…mostly about aliens.

I know. I’m not really much of  conspiracy theory kinda guy. But the whole question of Pyramid structures popping up all over the world at around the same time just seems suspect.  They all required amazing feats of engineering and loads of slave labor to pull off. In fact, I think modern man, even with all of our tools and resources would have a tough time duplicating something with such precision. It just feels like aliens had a hand. But, I digress…

Let’s take a look at the “less-than grand” Grand Pyramid in our games!
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Treehouse of Horror XXIX – Act 3 Prize Guide – Stone Gate

It’s funny, really…just how obsessed we get with “getting it all,” during a major event.  And then you realize that if you couched all of your daily challenges, and pickaxes before Act III started, you probably blew right through this prize as if it wasn’t there.  But, it is kind of a symbolic door to the rest of the stuff.

You can’t get the Mummy’s hot Mamma unless you start by going through the Stone Gate.

So…we will…
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TSTO Treehouse of Horrors XXIX – Act III Calendar and the Math You Need to Get It All

Ah…here we are again, in a final act of a long event, and some just wishing it was over, while others can’t wait to get more stuff!  Put me somewhere in the middle.

I’ve enjoyed this act. But, as I wrote about recently, the real problem is cramming everything into the space of “FreeLand” that we were allotted.  But, no worries. You can always put this stuff in storage. Or even better yet, bury it under tons of sand for someone to dig up later, and steal, and take back to their national museums.

If you like sand…and have a place to put a lot of sun-baked antiquities…Then THIS IS THE ACT FOR YOU!

Let’s get on with uncovering the tombs, mummies, and ancient paraphernalia!
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Turbo Tappin’ Halloween 2018: Act 2 Premiums Slick, Werewolf, Frankenstein’s Monster and Julienstein?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

There are two predictable events in TSTO every year, Halloween and Christmas.  They’re generally two events guaranteed to excite tappers and get everyone talking about TSTO.  Well, it’s officially Halloween in Springfield, and with it arrived Vampires, Werewolves and Mummies…as we return to the traditional monster filled Halloween in TSTO.

As with all events in Springfield, this one comes chock full of premium characters and questlines!  So let’s take a look at the Turbo Tappin’ Version of those premium questlines now.

Here are the questlines for Slick, Werewolf, Frankenstein’s Monster and Julienstein…


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Treehouse of Horror XXIX – Act 2 Prize Guide – She-Wolf

So you knew I was going to do some research.  Right?

I mean yes…I know that She-Wolf had a brief appearance in the THOH XX…really brief.  But, I was curious if there have ever been any Female Werewolves in the movies.  Lon Cheney Jr. was truly the most memorable from my youth.  But the male versions show up all of the time in horror movies…with no memorable females.

And let’s face it…the TSTO version looks pretty dated. I mean, where does she shop…1955 with June Cleaver? “Hey…She-Wolf…it’s 1955, she wants her dress back!” 

But, as it turns out…there are a handful of Female Werewolf movies…and one in particular looks hilariously scary…for all of the wrong reasons.

Oh. And I’ll also cover the details of She-Wolf in our games. Promise!
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Treehouse of Terror XXIX Act 2 Prize Guide – Barking Good Butchery

So, this is one of the prizes that would be a total “meh” if it wasn’t for the dialogue that comes with it.  I have to admit, I have a soft spot (in the head?) for anything Cletus and his clan say.  They are hilarious…even when they are talking about meat.  Or maybe, ESPECIALLY when they are talking about meat.

Let’s face it. There really isn’t that much funny about meat.  To get meat, you have to have some living creature donate their parts to the process.  And yes, while it has been made clear that Alissa is very fond of veal, after my trip to visit her children and my grandson, “baby meat” (even if it is from a baby cow), doesn’t sound great to me.

OH…SLOW DOWN!  I’m not talking about baby meat…I’m talking about cow meat! And let’s be honest…we rarely if ever think about the actual animals we have in our meals, because we don’t have to.

Deb and I have gone away from most red meat, opting instead for turkey, chicken and fish…which are much healthier for you, and come primarily from stupid animals.  After dealing with wild turkeys for the past few years on an almost daily basis, I can assure you that they are one of the most ridiculously stupid animals in creation…followed very closely by chickens and fish.   But, I digress…

Let’s get back to the Butchery…and Cletus.

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TSTO Treehouse of Horrors XXIX Act 2 Prize Guide – Screaming Stitch and Hem

I’m not going to even begin to try to understand this prize…any more than I am going to try to understand Alissa’s methods for posting the Prize Posts well after we most likely get the prizes.  But, maybe it’s because she wants us to slow down and remember the prizes we won…rather than just blasting through each update veraciously.

Or…maybe it’s because these Prize posts are so boring. Let’s go with that.

(Edit from Alissa: For those wondering the answer to this…I post the prize posts in line with when they should be unlocked based on the calendar…or as close to the date as possible.  If you’ve already unlocked it by the time it posts you’re ahead of the game…which is  good thing.  But I don’t want those that haven’t unlocked it yet to feel like they are behind by posting them to far ahead of the calendar.  So I follow the calendar for posting dates on prize posts…)

But, speaking of memories…the Stitch and Hem brings back memories of “Stretch and Sew,” which had headquarters in Eugene, Oregon (which is a bobbin thread’s toss from the REAL Springfield!).

The Stitch and Hem may very well be modeled on this company, which was notorious for “making sewing fun again,” as well as their raucous, bawdy company parties, that made company parties fun again. Rumors. They hang around in a place as small as Eugene. But, I digress…

Let’s get on to the prize details…
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Treehouse of Horrors XXIX Act II Prize Guide – Haunted Crossroads

Ah….the good old Haunted Crossroads. Every great story about selling your soul to the devil has a “crossroads.”

Some would say that is is a metaphor for being at a crossroads in your life when can clearly take one path that is good for all, and another that is good only for you.  Others would argue that there are literal crossroads where the Devil likes to hang out to do his business.

Others would also point out that the song “Crossroads” is one of the most covered blues staples ever…and relates to the story of Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil to gain talent, fame and fortune. And the way Robert’s life turned out, one might tend to believe the tale.

Or…it could just be another prize for a mobile game, struggling to remain relevant after more than 6 years.

This directly from EA via Twitter…

So, are we at a crossroads in the game?
Well…yes…kinda. Because it IS the first prize in Act II!

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