LAST EDITED ON 07-14-07 AT 01:50 PM (EST)
*steps back up on soapbox* LOL, at this rate, we are going to get ever such a good aerobic workout!
Well, perhaps if the two random crews were to initially go to separate areas to get the actuall clue to the treasure. Each one takes off toward the same beach, but once there, they have to split from each other. Since no one would know who's ahead (since this show lacks the blow by blow commentary of the host) it would put even more pressure on the crew to find the clue and figure it out quickly. The odds of both crews finding the same clue at the same time are very low.
The treasure itself would be in the same place for everyone.
problem: Production would have to find locations that were approximately the same distance from the actual treasure.
Fun stuff: If a player like Azhatt were to assume command and muck up by not sharing the directions with everyone else, there would be no way for them to just say "screw the clue, just find the other team" which would end um... badly.
The other option might be to have two separate chests, each containing the same amount of money. Send each crew on their merry way to find it. Team who finds it first, shoots the blunderbuss to let it be known that the challenge is over.
He who finds it first, wins the booty, the losing team has to give the chest back to Cameron, unopened. He needs something to do anyway.
Problem: Production would have to find locations that are close enough so that the teams would clearly hear the gun go off, but far enough away so the teams don't know how close the digging has become. And they (production) would have to practice with production crew to make sure that the treasure could be found in an equal time frame.
Fun stuff: Players such as Kendra and Joy who hold up the hunt, would find themselves cut adrift sooner than later.
MaxHeadroom mentioned in another thread to make part of the hunt less brawn and more brain, or balance. If teams had to solve a puzzle or riddle rather than cut underbrush to get to the actual clue, then a "random" team of athletic but rather dim witted players would be at a disadvantage. It would also stop one athletic player from carrying the entire crew, and give less athletic players a chance to catch their breath while contributing to the treasure hunt.
That's all I can really think of at the moment. *steps down off box*