Immunity Challenge #7
Apple ignited the
personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal
computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry
in innovation with desktop and notebook computers, Mac software, iPod portable music
players, and iTunes online music store.
is to become the recognized leader in innovative solutions that help people organize
and identify their world by offering a broad range of labeling products for home,
office and industrial use.
"The Gate" is the very last Castillo challenge! With only three castaways
left, this challenge promises to test the endurance of each of the players. First
the players must find their way to The Caves, and using a special tool, establish
a path to The Gate, the entrance to the hidden town of Mystic City. Once in the city,
the players must continue to explore to find a way to return to Tribal Council. The
first one back to Tribal Council wins immunity, and gets to choose which of the other
two players will go with them to the "Final Two".
Each castaway started with a different tool:
- Diane - crow bar
- John - pick
- Mark - axe
Using a web
blog, the players perform
actions to explore the area. Once they discover the cave labyrinth,
they must map their way through until they can find an exit. There are three exits,
and each exit requires one of the tools that the castaways are holding.
Bandits also roam the area threatening to rob any castaway that stands idle for too
long. Each castaway starts with a purse of 100,000 zapatti, a loan from their possible
Castillo winnings (since each of the top 3 are guaranteed at least that much as a
Once the players find the exit from the caves, they will happen upon a hidden town
called "Mystic City".
Within the city, they will discover what the past castaways have been up to. Judd
has become the mayor of Mystic City, Jim now runs the Mystic City Apple Store, Moe
runs the local tavern, and Scott is the town's locksmith. The full cast of Mystic
City "citizens" includes:
- Mayor Judd (Judd)
- Jimmy the Geek (Jim)
- Thorpy (Host)
- Moe (Moe)
- Slim (Host)
- Smithy Scott (Scott)
- Dr Drake (Judd)
- Masked Marauder (Host)
- Boatmaster (Host)
Wheeling and dealing in town,
the players will talk with the citizens, make deals, explore, and even play cards,
all with the goal of finding their way back to tribal council. Their tasks will include
finding three magical Mystic cards, fixing the lighthouse, and earning a boat ticket.
They will be working off of clues, their 100,000 zapatti allowance, and will be asked
to write a book review as well as submit questions for a Mac Guild survey. The first
player to get on the boat back to tribal council wins immunity.
All castaways must make it to
Tribal Council to qualify for the treasure selection (whether 1st, 2nd or 3rd). Making
it to Tribal Council earns 2000 zapatti, and each City Council point earns you an
At the close of the contest, the entire contest blog will be opened to all Mac Guild
members, and will let you view the private questions in addition to the public ones.
here for The Gate blog.
The game started on 1/27/06, and ran through 2/18/06.
- First into the cave labyrinth
was John, followed by Diane, and then Mark.
- Scott was the first jury member
to join the "citizens", started as lost in the caves.
- Diane rescues Scott.
- The other jury members join
the cast of Mystic City.
- Scott vouches for Diane and
John for entering Mystic City.
- John is the first to enter
the city, followed quickly by Diane.
- Diane is the first to get
a Spade card from the Mystic Tavern.
- John is second to get a Spade
card from the Tavern.
- Diane finds the rusty padlock
key in the Tavern, and gives it to John.
- John unlocks the padlock to
- Marks get his Spade card from
one of Slim's games.
- John is first to complete
the book review for a Star card.
- Diane buys a ladder, and uses
it to find a Triangle card on top of the restrooms roof, and on that same day, John
digs up a Triangle card from the Tomb Room.
- John enchants his three mystic
cards, purchases a lighthouse key from the mayor, and fixes the lighthouse generator.
- Diane purchases a lighthouse
key from Jimmy the Geek.
- Mark purchases a lighthouse
key from Smith Scott.
- Diane's Star card arrives
for the book review, and she then enchants all her Mystic cards.
- John teams up with Smithy
and recovers the Masked Marauder's loot for a large reward.
- Mark using his fishing line
to retrieve the Triangle card under the chasm bridge.
- Diane and John split the jury
for most interesting survey questions in the category of Mac Guild.
- Diane and John split the jury
again for the most interesting survey questions in the category of Membership Info.
- Mark and Diane split the jury
for the most interesting survey questions in the category of Mac Tech.
- John was selected by Mystic
City Council to receive the first boat ticket, and was the first to return to tribal
Mystic City - Council Points
|First Book Review
|Best of Show Questions
"The Gate" - Zapatti
John won immunity, and selected
Diane to join him in the Final Two.