Welcome to another edition of Survivor: Outlast, Outwit, & Outpredict! I really enjoyed running this last season so despite my hectic school schedule this semester I'm gonna do my best to keep this fun little diversion alive lol. For those of you returning, thank you for getting involved once again - I can't tell you how grateful I am that I didn't have to do this game alone last time. For anyone who is new to the game, here's how it works:
-Using 5 categories, predict where each of the 20 castaways will place in the game (First Boots, Pre-Merge, Jury Members, Finalists, and the Winner). The goal of the game is to correctly predict where every contestant will place in the competition.
-Based on how well you predict where each player lands, you will earn points for each of your correct guesses. Even if you correctly predict who wins the season, you may not necessarily win the game - the goal is to make the most correct predictions for where each player ranks. The point breakdown is as follows:
1 Winner: 95 points (5% chance of guessing correctly)
2 Finalists: 90 points each (10% chance)
4 First Boots: 80 points each (20% chance)
5 Pre-Mergers: 75 points each (25% chance)
8 Jury Members: 60 points each (40% chance)
*Due to the unknown number of Jury Members this season point totals may be adjusted if there are more or less than 8 members.
Note: You do not have to correctly predict the exact booting order to earn points; you just have place contestants in the right category they fall under (Example: If the player you predict to be voted out first sticks around, you can still receive points if that player is one of the next 3 to go).
However, if you manage to correctly guess the players of an entire category you will receive an extra 50 points. If you correctly predict the boot order of a category, you will earn an extra 70 points (These bonuses apply to every category but the Finalists and Winner).
In addition to these pre-premiere predictions, we will be making weekly guesses for which player's quote is the episode title as well as certain challenge outcomes and other miscellaneous events that are revealed to us (last season we incorporated guesses for the Medical Evacuations into our game). Check back a couple days before the premiere to make these predictions.
I know this is a ton of information to process, so if anyone has questions regarding the game feel free to post it on the board or message me!
Below are the names of the contestants as well as a template for the prediction list that you are welcome to copy and paste into your post. Good luck everyone and may the best predictor win!
1. Katie (Tina's daughter)
2. Vytas (Aras' brother)
3. Marissa (Gervase's niece)
4. Laura (Rupert's wife)
5. John (Candice's husband)
6. Brad (Monica's husband)
7. Caleb (Colton's fiance)
8. Hayden (Kat's boyfriend)
9. Rachel (Tyson's girlfriend)
10. Cierra (Laura's daughter)
I may wait a day or two to post my prediction list - I'll probably overanalyze the cast interviews on CBS's website and then make my decisions.