I AM thankful and AGREE with you that manipulations make the game more interesting and I also recognize that SOMEone will always be at a disadvantage in a physical (or even mental) challenge. My point with the Physical Advantages part of my post was that MB may manipulate the game by choosing particular challenges at particular times to benefit/hurt a certain group of people or person.... to give the underdog an edge, or get rid of a problem, etc.Originally Posted by Siryn
In regards to the rest of my post, most of the discussion til now has centered around more overt twists and changes (tribal swaps, double immunity, etc). Physical dis/advantages aside, I think MB can also manipulate challenges by tying one knot tighter than another, or providing better sticks in one cage than the other, or giving drier wood to one person in a fire challenge. I just wanted to know if anyone else thought MB might "rig" challenges this way. These types of manipulations would have nothing to do with how prepared someone came or how physically fit or how big/small, old/young they were.
It's what I meant by more sereptitious manipulations. The physical ones are more obvious, but MB could still use them case by case to influence which way a particular challenge would go.