i didn't like the "you cant vote for yourself" rule... that was part of the appeal of the premise- getting everybody to agree on one winner, and picking yourself should be a viable option... in fact coming up with strategies to entice people not to pick themselves (see testicular cancer startegy) would have made for interesting TV-
all of a sudden the game isnt exactly Unanimous!
i also agree that the likely outcome of this game- is that stubborn people will let the money board dwindle down to a point where people stop caring about the money and would rather be out of the "bunker". my guess is that point is somewhere in the 75-90K range.
There are manipulating possibilities- like climate control, food (turn up the heat, and feed em peanut butter) that would certainly influence the "fun" factor!
Stored deep in my junkyard of a memory is a story about Miss Congeniality voting one year at the Miss America contest where each and every woman voted for herself, making for a 50-way tie. That's when they instituted a "can't vote for yourself" policy.i didn't like the "you cant vote for yourself" rule... that was part of the appeal of the premise- getting everybody to agree on one winner, and picking yourself should be a viable option...
"The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination."
--Marion Zimmer Bradley
that's the unique point of the game... you actually have to use a strategy and sell yourself to convince everyone else you are the most deserving of the money... if not- you suffer longer in the bunker and the winning payout is not as much...
and obviously this isn't the Miss America contest, maybe the anti- Miss America contest. I imagine if you took all 50 Ms. America contestants from their cushy Vegas resort to a Ca. bunker in less then ideal living conditions that it wouldn't take them too long to come up with one winner- just to get the hell out of there...
John was wrong about that, but if he were right, that would be what made the game difficult and interesting, wouldn't it? Definitely on the improbable side, but it was force people to be at their most convincing and manipulative. Which isn't really a great trait to look for in, say, a best friend, but good television.
Those things will still come into play here, just not to the same degree.
Last edited by Amanda; 03-23-2006 at 12:24 PM. Reason: Because my grammar doesn't have to suck.
I totally agree. Back when I was acting (which was a few years ago even) they were starting to cast unknown actors in reality shows that were not actually reality shows, so I could buy that this happened here. And you are right, Joe Schmo is what I meant. I get all these shows confused
I think it's totally possible that a handbag designer would want to be an actor. Look at Monica Lewinsky This could just be her first gig. I am sure if they did cast actors, they cast people without much experience.
Perfection is just fine by me!