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The Totem Pole Season 3 Simulator

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With the release of episode 4 of The Totem Pole season 3, there is now a simulator available where you can see the new cards and how they incorporate the “baggage” twist.

Try it out here! Thanks especially to Brandon who tested the simulator and found many bugs.

This simulation has been built with the code of season 2, but had some adjustments for season 3, including a different endgame format depending on odd and even casts. Feel free to leave feedback and bug reports in the comment, contact form, or on social media.


Australian Survivor 2017 Released

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A simulator for Australian Survivor 2017 has been released!

Back in February, this season won a poll on the Discord server for next Survivor season over Survivor US 39: Island of the Idols. It is meant to be a smaller update to fill the gap until the larger ones. There are two starting tribes of twelve and the “Ultimate Reward” which is a secret advantage that works in the template. This is the start of incorporating the secret advantages for Survivor 33-38 and to release a complete Winners at War simulator.

Thanks to Brandon for testing this season for bugs and running two live simulations to make sure it worked correctly.

Please leave comments if you see any issues.


Survivor 40 Winners at War Prediction Game: Final Results

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Congratulation to tdfan for maintaining the weekly lead since Episode 12 and winning with 629.5 points!

Thanks especially to Brandon for helping with these results each week. He surged to 5th place overall in the finale with the best average placement of players.

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Christmas Update – Australian Survivor 2016

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A simulator for Australian Survivor 2016 has been released!

This is not the Custom Template, but it’s a season to help fill the gap until that is ready. You may be wondering, why was Australian Survivor 2016 made instead of Survivor 39: Island of the Idols?

Both seasons were started at the same time, and I decided to complete Australian Survivor 2016 because it was less time-consuming to incorporate most of the twists. Survivor 39 would resemble Ghost Island with many secret advantages that were missing from the simulator because they would take too long to program. Australian Survivor 2016 gives users a new cast size option and some twists that are missing from Survivor 33-38.

Thanks to Brandon for testing this season for bugs and running a live simulation in the Discord server to make sure it worked correctly.

Please leave comments if you see any issues.


The Totem Pole Interactive Template Released

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The interactive simulator for The Totem Pole has been released! You can play the game now here!

Watch Season 1

Watch Season 2

Play The Game Video

Thanks very much to Brandon, Edwyth, and Commentarian for testing the season thoroughly to help prevent errors at release.

Please leave feedback and report bugs. Thank you.

Update: Watch The Creator Play The Game!


Big Brother 21 Simulator Released

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The Big Brother 21 simulator has been released. This contains all of the twists in the season including:

– Banishment Competition
– Whacktivity Competitions
– Nightmare, Chaos, and Panic Powers
– Camp Comeback
– America’s Field Trip
– America’s Prankster

This uses the same system that Big Brother Canada 5, Over the Top, and Celebrity 1 and 2 US use. Some of the new settings such as “Display Options” are not yet available for these seasons.

Thanks to Brandon, Commentarian, and Edwyth for testing this simulator and providing valuable feedback. Saving should be added around the weekend, if no major bugs are found. Please report any issues that you see.


The Totem Pole Season 2

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The Totem Pole season 2 simulator has been released with today’s premiere. This contains the new format, alliances, updated logic, and more display options.

Try it out today! As new episodes air, more features will be released including Interactive simulation: Totem Pole Season 2 Template

You can watch the Season 2 Premiere on YouTube.

This is intended to be a very logical simulator using some of the best features from the existing simulators, so please leave feedback if you see any issues or have any suggestions for improvement. Thank you.

Update: With Episode 2 of season 2 releasing today, you can now change the Relationships and Alliances each round as you progress through the simulation. Many bugs and logic improvements were also added:

– Displays number of cards chosen each round on the Defender page
– Saves cumulative attributes so that the individual threat targets are more consistent throughout a simulation
– Links the individual and alliance targets to the threats more regularly
– For decisions near the end of the game like the final placement, the algorithm will now emphasizes taking out threats
– Fixed a few logic clauses with Switch decisions that were making illogical swaps
– Added best social game, best strategic game, most loyal game, and best overall challenge performer to the jury speeches
– Added support for multiple alliance events per round
– An alliance can now change its target last minute and still all vote together, without negatively impacting the alliance in future rounds. This will be noted on the vote page.

Update: With Episode 3 of season 2 releasing today, a new vote display was added to more accurately reflect the one on the show this season.

Update: With Episode 4 of season 2 releasing today, a social skills attribute has been added to the simulator. This affects how relationships are built throughout a season.


Survivor Edge of Extinction Simulator Released & Saving for S33-S38

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A simulator has been released for Survivor 38: Edge of Extinction, along with saving for seasons 33-38. The original plan was to complete the Survivor Custom Template first and then release these seasons using the new features. This plan was adjusted because of how long it’s taken to complete the Survivor Template and the lack of other updates in May.

Once the Survivor Custom Template is released, new seasons for 33-38 will replace the current ‘test’ seasons. Therefore the ‘saved’ simulations for these seasons are temporary and will be removed with a one month notice after the Custom Template is released. The main weakness in these seasons (including the new 38) is the lack of secret advantage functionality. Standard idols do work, however. Please leave any feedback here and report any bugs you see with this season. Thank you.

Also thank you to Edwyth and Eric for testing the season and Commentarian for contributing feedback on its direction.

Expect to see more simulator updates throughout June, including further development with the updated Hunger Games Simulator. Other top results from the recent surveys will enter new stages of planning and development. There may be a cast photo update.


Paint Drying Simulator Released

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An exciting new simulator has been released – the Paint Drying Simulator! Similar to recent releases, this will run as a 2-50 color template. For users who prefer longer simulations, an “Ultra-Slow” drying speed has been added. Please simulate through both of these speeds, observing any differences, and leave feedback here.

If no major bugs are found, saving will be added in about 24 hours.

Serious Update: Happy April Fools 2019. This simulator will remain, and saving has been added. Make sure to use the updated URL, as the original will be removed in 24 hours.

Congratulations to the users who found the secret Danganronpa and RuPaul’s Drag Race simulators hidden in the summary pages of the different drying speeds. These two simulators were planned by Brandon and programmed last-minute over the weekend. They’re considered ‘simple’ simulators without any logic, but are solid starting points for the two most requested simulators.

Thanks to Commentarian for coming up with the idea of a Paint Drying Simulator and Flyhngon for information on the Danganronpa cast photos.


Big Brother Interactive Template Update

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The Big Brother Interactive Template now supports 5-50 players and contains a voting chart. It has been converted to a more efficient structure and brought over to with the intention of adding Saving later this week once any lingering bugs are fixed.

The main goal of this conversion was to improve the structure rather than add new features, and a larger Big Brother template with Custom twists could come in the future if enough users would like one. A few new display options were added including the ability to shuffle and sort memory wall and split it between remaining and evicted houseguests. An interactive option to quit was added, and you can now see speeches in interactive simulations.

You can use the simulator here.

Any feedback would be appreciated. This has been developed over several months. Thanks to Brandon, Commentarian, Edwyth, and Eric for all testing the simulator and finding bugs before its official release. This is a very complex simulator, so more bugs are possible, and any reports would be appreciated.

Update: Bug fixes, small feature additions, and logic changes were made to finalize the Big Brother Interactive Template. Thank you for all your feedback, and keep leaving it! There could be more BB template updates this summer. For now, it’s back to Survivor and The Hunger Games.

Saving was finally added to the Big Brother Interactive Template.

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