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Name Point Value Point Type Description
Confessional 2 ea Story 10 second gap in confessional or lasts longer than 30 seconds counts as additional confessional.
Says Title 3 Story Says the exact title or very close to it.
Host Asks Player a Question 1 Story At TC, Reunion Show, Challenge or special visit to camp or otherwise.
Reads Tree Mail 2 Story Only applies to actual treemail
Player Initiates Strategy Talk 2 Strategic Player initiates the strategy talk (first to talk)
Player Involved Strategy Talk 1 Strategic Player involved the strategy talk but didn't initiate it
Player Asks Opinion in Strategy Talk 1 Strategic Player asks the other player's opinions and not dictating what needs to happen
Player with Idol/Adv Shares 2 Strategic Player that has the idol/advantage initiates telling the information
Player with Idol/Adv Confirms 1 Strategic Someone asks and person confirms that they have it.
Player shares other's Idol/Adv 1 Strategic Someone without the idol/Advantage shares that someone else has it.
Gathers Food 2 Story Points awarded for each separate type of food, per player.
Has Advantage at Start of Episode 2 Strategic Counts even after Final 5, even though they can no longer be played.
Finds Advantage 5 Challenge Finds an Advantage in the game, either hidden or at a challenge, etc
Finds Advantage No Clue (Bonus) 2 Challenge Advantage found without a clue. If at a challenge, it counts as if you found with a clue.
Finds Clue to Advantage 1 Challenge This only counts for finding an actual clue. The host saying it at a challenge doesn't count.
Has Idol at Start of Episode 2 Strategic Counts even after Final 5, even though they can no longer be played.
Finds Idol 5 Challenge Finds Hidden Immunity Idol
Finds Idol No Clue (Bonus) 2 Challenge Bonus points for finding the idol without a clue
Finds Idol Clue 1 Challenge Finds/buys a clue to the hidden immunity idol
Makes Fake Idol 5 Strategic Makes a fake idol, regardless if it is played or not, but must be shown on the episode.
Reward Challenge Tribe/Team - 1st 2 Challenge 1st Tribe or Team to win the reward challenge
Reward Challenge Tribe/Team - 2nd 1 Challenge In a 3 tribe season, the 2nd place tribe/team in the reward challenge, if they get a reward.
Reward Challenge - Individual 2 Challenge Individual wins the reward challenge
Reward Challenge - Picked 1 Challenge Your player is picked to join the RC winner on the reward
Reward Challenge - Gives up Reward 3 Strategic If the RC winner decides to give up their reward to one or more players.
RI Duel - 1st place 3 Challenge Places 1st in Redemption Island duel
RI Duel - 2nd place 2 Challenge Places 2nd in Redemption Island duel, when there are 3 or more involved
Raid Camp 3 Challenge If your player is selected to raid another tribes camp or some other event.
Exile Island or similar 2 Challenge If your player is sent to Exile Island, these points are yours.
Immunity Challenge - 1st 4 Challenge Player is on the 1st tribe to win the Immunity Challenge
Immunity Challenge - 2nd 3 Challenge On a 3 or more tribe season, the 2nd place tribe, that gets immunity
Immunity Challenge - 3rd 2 Challenge In a 4 tribe season, the 3rd tribe to win immunity
Immunity Challenge - Individual 8 Challenge Your player wins individual immunity
Immunity Challenge - Ind. Consec 1 Challenge Your player wins back to back individual immunities
Immunity Challenge - Ind. Prob Boot 1 Challenge If it is clear by the edit that your player is going to go home, but wins immunity
Immunity Challenge - Ind. Prob Boot 1 Challenge If it is clear by the edit that your player is going to go home, but wins immunity
Plays Advantage 4 Strategic Your player plays an advantage they have
Advantage Saves Them 3 Strategic The advantage played saves them or someone else from going home
Plays Idol - Self 4 Strategic Player hands over the immunity idol to the host and has the idol before TC
Plays Idol - Other 5 Strategic Your player hands the host the HII and plays it for someone else
Plays Idol - Received at TC 3 Strategic Player receives the HII at TC and plays it
Player Gives HII at TC and its Played 2 Strategic Player gives their HII to another player at TC and it is played
Idol Saves Them 3 Strategic If the idol that is played saves the person it was played for, the person that presented the idol to the host receives the points
Assigned Legacy Advantage 2 Strategic If your player is assigned the Legacy adv after previous owner is voted out or previous owner gives your player the Legacy advantage during the game.
Parchment Shown 2 Story Parchment is shown, while they are voting
Goes to TC - Safe 1 Strategic Goes to TC but doesn't get voted out
Right Side of Vote 3 Strategic Your player casts a vote for the player going home.
Goes to TC - No Votes Against 2 Strategic If your player goes to TC and doesn't get any votes cast against them
Rock Draw - Auction 2 Strategic During the auction, your player is involved in a rock draw for an adv/idol clue, etc
Rock Draw - TC - Safe 4 Strategic Your player is involved in a rock draw at TC and doesn't go home.
Rock Draw - TC - Goes Home 3 Strategic Your player is involved in a rock draw at TC and goes home
Makes Jury 2 Strategic If your player is a member of the jury
First Boot 5 Strategic Your player is the first boot of the season.
Starts Fire at Camp - No Flint 3 Story If you player starts fire at camp without using flint.
Brings Kindling for Fire wo Flint 1 Story If your player brings kindling to keep the fire going, that was made without flint.
Birthday 2 Story If your player has a birthday during the season and it is celebrated on the show
Captain for Tribe Pick 5 Strategic Captain to pick the tribe in episode 1 or at a tribe swap
Volunteer in First Episode 5 Strategic Your player volunteers or is picked for something at the beginning of the first episode, like going to camp while the rest of the tribe walks.
Re-enters Game 3 Challenge If your player re-enters the game from Redemption Island, Outcasts Twist or any other twist.
Bonus Footage Confessional 1 Story Applies to confessional videos posted to YouTube (SurvivorOnCBS account), CBS All Access or by International Version station.
Bonus Footage Secret Scene - Confessional 3 Story Your player has a confessional in a Secret Scene posted to YouTube (SurvivorOnCBS account), CBS All Access or by International Version station.
Bonus Footage Secret Scene - Talk No Conf 1 Story Your player is talking in a Secret Scene, but not in a confessional posted to YouTube (SurvivorOnCBS account), CBS All Access or by International Version station.
Ponderosa Video Confessional 1 Story If your player has a confessional in a ponderosa/jury villa video posted to YouTube (SurvivorOnCBS account), CBS All Access or by International Version station.
Makes Final TC 7 Strategic Your player is sitll in the game for the Final TC
Wins Season 20 Strategic Your player wins the season
Voted off Jury 2 Strategic If your player is voted off the jury
Challenge - Captain to Pick 2 Challenge Any episode, usually for a post merge reward challenge, but can be anytime in the game, where applicable. Must be mentioned or shown in the episode.
Final 4 Fire Making - Win 2 Challenge If your player is tied at final 4 and wins the fire making challenge.