Mabuhay kaibigan, you have found the longest running game at RTVW.
What's a PTTE, you ask? Well PTTE means:
"Picks To The End"
S25 PTTE: Philippines
This thread is for those who want to play PTTE spoiler-free. I see this as an oasis in the season of spoiling. I will run the game in just this thread. To me spoiler-free is not finding out the order of the boot. But using your own analysis. I’m not against sharing thoughts with others in speculation threads. I do know there are “source” spoilers that tell the boot order. That is the spoiling I would ask you not to use in this game. You should play in the regular game. Below is what I wrote in the other thread.
As we approach what seems to be the End of the World, at least that’s what many cultures are telling us, I have decided to forgo all rules for the PTTE game, but one or two. Chaos seems to be erupting all around us. This season has been spoiled for months. I am not yet. I will be as soon as I make my list and post it in the Spoiler Free S25 PTTE game thread. Most of PTTE players do spoil, so I say go for it. Make your list and post it. Battle to the end of the game to take the sole title of S25 PTTE End of the World Winner.
So let’s start!
There are 18 Survivors trying to win a million dollars.
Who do you think will win?
Who will be the first Survivor kicked off?
Where will everyone else place?
Those are a few of the questions of this game.
To start this game you will need to
Post a list that reflects your prediction
about the ENTIRE boot order for the season.
Starting with the first castaway (#18)
& ending with the winner (#1).
this is a game and is intended to be fun.
To start you on your way here are your contestants:
(all information comes from the CBS Site)
Michael Skupin (50) White Lake, Mich. ~ Professional speaker, author and coach
Previous Finish: Survivor: The Australian Outback Medical Evacuation due to severe burns received after passing out into a fire from smoke inhalation.
3 Words to Describe You: Adventurous, spontaneous and competitive.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To avenge a long-standing internal battle, wondering if I can win this game in spite of the changes and my 12 year absence. .. … And: 7 cars when they turn 16, 7 college educations, 7 weddings… I want to be there for my kids at all times when they need me.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: There is no other returning player in the history of this game with more to prove than me. I’ll find a way to win, whatever it takes! I won’t give up… ever, ever , ever, ever!
Abi-Maria Gomes (32) Los Angeles ~ Business Student
3 Words to Describe You: Driven, creative and charming.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The money!
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I will bring my “A” game! I am strategic, I am athletic and I have an ability to persuade situations to my favor.
Artis Silvester (53) Terry Town, La. ~ Computer Engineer
3 Words to Describe You: Spontaneous (sometimes explosive), opinionated and competitive.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The million dollar prize and the chance for the experience of a lifetime. Plus, I’m tired of yelling and screaming at my TV about how the contestants are playing.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: When the odds are stacked against me that is when I shine the most. Although I’m definitely no angel, I believe I do have a guardian angel watching over me. No one has been more persistent than me to be on the show and it is because I know I can win if given the chance.
Lisa Whelchel (49) Dallas, Texas ~ Former TV Teen Star (“The Facts of Life”)
3 Words to Describe You: Quick-witted, sharp-minded and brave-hearted.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I LOVE the game and was born to play it. Plus, I want to meet Jeff Probst.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: My inherent make up is to assess the big picture goal, determine the steps to reach it, gain everything there is to learn about how to accomplish the goal, jump in with both feet, connect with other people’s strengths and never give up until the job is done.
Peter “Pete” Yurkowski (24) Holmdel, N.J. ~ Engineering Graduate
3 Words to Describe You: Crazy, funny, manipulative and intelligent.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to be the alpha male. This show is predominately about who is the leader of the pack and that’s me. I’ve been busy with school and graduation but now that’s all over. It’s my time to dominate this game and win it. Plus, I want a million dollars.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I take charge of situations and am willing to put my reputation on the line to manipulate and make it to the end. I am not on the island to make friends. I want to win. I have the athletic and intellectual means to conquer anything and anyone you throw at me.
Roberta “RC” Saint-Amour (27) New York, N.Y. ~ Investment Banker
3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, headstrong and exuberant.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I have been a huge fan of “Survivor” since the beginning. I want to be on the show to win sole survivor and prove to myself that I can do it.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have the perfect combination of physical and mental strengths. I’m an athlete and have been a competitive swimmer since the age of 5. I hold a Masters All-American title, earned 12 top 10 national master’s records in the last four years, held numerous college and high school records. I ran a half Boston marathon without training and swam the English Channel. As an investment banker, I’m very analytical and have survived Wall Street and the fall of Bear Stearns.
Jonathan Penner (50) Los Angeles, Calif. ~ Writer
Previous Finishes: “Survivor: Cook Island” – 14th out, 6th jury member. “Survivor: Micronesia” – medical evacuation due to knee infection.
3 Words to Describe You: Happy, prickly and funny.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The money. I have nothing more to prove or accomplish but winning.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Third time is a charm! If I can get past the first three or four votes I’m going all the way. Seriously!
Carter Williams (24) Shawnee, Kan. ~ Track Coach. I motivate and inspire.
3 Words to Describe You: Ambitious, inspiring (I’m a dreamer) and lighthearted.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Glory! All the people in my generation who say, “oh… I could win that show…” I say, “put up or shut up.” Including me.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: People enjoy me. I’m competitive but down to earth. I won’t slack off and I’m physically built like a lot of past winners.
Dana Lambert (32) Winston-Salem, N.C. ~ Cosmetologist
3 Words to Describe You: Energetic, well-rounded, family-oriented.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: For the experience and the money.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I think I have just the right amount of perceptiveness and social skills to succeed. I’m competitive and my life experiences have taught me that observing, timing and determination can go farther than anyone thinks.
Sarah Dawson (28) Silver Spring, Md. ~ Insurance Sales
3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, spirited and competitive.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to compete, be the Sole Survivor and win one million dollars!
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: People readily trust me, I am very good as a competitor, I won’t make anyone too bitter and I can talk people into anything.
Jeff Kent (44) Austin, Texas ~ Retired Major League Baseball Player
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, resilient and hard-headed.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To challenge my talents and survival skills under isolated circumstances, and to prove to my family that being resilient pays off.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: With my survival skills and instincts, living on an island for 39 days will be easy. Utilizing the other survivors in alliances and/or challenges will take skills that I’ve mastered throughout my baseball career. Motivating and manipulating people is what I did best in the locker room and on the field.
Katie Hanson (22) Newark, Del. ~ Former Miss Delaware.
3 Words to Describe You: Very outgoing, athletic and intelligent.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Winning money and challenges! And, meeting the guy of my dreams!
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I feel like I am a well-rounded individual. I excel in athletic competitions and I’m intelligent with a drive to win. That money is mine!
Russell Swan (45) Glenside, Penn. ~ Environmental Attorney
Previous Finish: “Survivor: Samoa” Medical evacuation due to Dehydration
3 Words to Describe You: Energetic, optimistic and focused.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: First, the game kicked my butt and I want payback. Second, I want to show people that failure doesn’t always mean the end.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Because I’ve already tried the failure route. I’m gonna take a different path and win this time!
Angie Layton (20) Provo, Utah ~ Model/Student
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, confident and happy.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to win, meet some hotties and prove to everyone that I can do it.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I know I can manipulate my way to the top! But, most importantly I am extremely competitive and am driven to succeed. I’m not afraid of anything.
Denise Stapley (41) Cedar Rapids, Iowa ~ Sex Therapist
3 Words to Describe You: Determined, energetic and goofy.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Believe it or not, for the experience!
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have a job that requires the ability to engage people to share very personal information and gain their trust to know it will remain confidential. Survivor will require that same skill set and honestly, I’m good at it. My motto in business, life and now Survivor is “keep it simple, keep it smart.”
Malcolm Freberg (25) Hermosa Beach, Calif. ~ Bartender
3 Words to Describe You: Charming, brilliant and cocky.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I’ve been watching Survivor since I was 12 years old. Some kids grow up watching baseball on TV and dream of getting their chance to play in the big leagues. I grew up watching and dreaming about playing Survivor.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: There’s no reason to play the game if you’re not playing to win. I’m not trying to see ‘if I have what it takes’ or ‘how far I can make it.’ The best thing I have going for me is my single-mindedness to be the champion.
Roxanne “Roxy” Morris (28) Brooklyn, N.Y. ~ Seminary Student
3 Words to Describe You: Witty, wise and a warrior.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to win the million dollars so I can give to my church and hopefully help get them their own building. Right now, we rent a space. I also want to have my own ministry that travels the world from mission to mission. I also think it is an excellent opportunity to meet people and have a once-in-a-life-time experience.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Because the game isn’t very different from real life. As a Christian, everyday you are faced with the choice between God’s principles and your personal, selfish preferences.
Zane Knight (28) Danville, Va. ~ Tire Repair
3 Words to Describe You: Influential, opinionated and ready.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I’ve always wanted my own tow-truck but working like I do now I won’t ever be able to afford it.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I know I will be the final Survivor because I have the gift of gab. I’m very outgoing and can have a conversation with the President or a crack head. I was made for this game!
Now that you have met the Survivors, it is time to make your list.
Post your prediction for the ENTIRE boot order for the season
Starting with first booted (#18)
and ending with Sole Survivor (#1)
Lowest score wins
Okay... how do you play:
1) You do NOT want points...they're bad... it's like golf.
Every point counts against you in the standings, so try to avoid them.
2) Points will be awarded to each boot, after each episode.
They will be awarded as the difference between
where you thought this week's castaway would finish
and where the castaway actually finished.
3) You may change your list as many times as you want.
It will cost you 4 points each time you do.
I will take the last list at the deadline.
4) Entry is always open!
Entry is free for the first two weeks.
If you enter after September 26th, you will start with a score equivalent to 8 points per episode you missed. That means that it's possible to join the game after several episodes and enter in first place, but statistically speaking, you'll have a better chance if you enter earlier.
How I will break the many ties
I assume there will be many ties since everyone is reading the same memos. I will be asking some type of tie-breaker question each week.
You can answer them or not. Check back to catch them.
To the spoiler-free players,
I will ask you the same questions here, but I don’t foresee many ties.
If you have any questions, post them in this thread or PM me.
(Private Message located top right on page, larger envelope icon.)
I will be at my cabin this weekend, no internet. I will answer any questions when I return.
Post your list and number them from 1 to 18
You may change your list as many times as you want,
up to the deadline September 19 6:59 pm, central.
I will use the last list at the time of deadline.
Sit back, buckle up and enjoy the premiere of:
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!