Name: Josh Smith
Where do you currently live?: Raleigh, NC
Current occupation: Military Travel Consultant
Describe some of your favorite activities.: Working out, spending time with family, and cleaning (Yes, I enjoy cleaning).
How would close friends and family describe you?: Funny, Thoughtful, Giving, Blunt.
Name a few fun facts about yourself no one would guess just by looking at you.: I am adopted. I love to eat. I have good friends from ages 17 to 67. I have had a shit-ton of jobs in the last 20 years.
Do you have a favorite quote?: Someday, all the love you have given away, will find it’s way back to you and finally stay.
What is your strategy going into the game?: To adapt to the players and fight the urge to be cliquey. If I have a hint that I could be voted in, be vocal that I will battle anyone who I think voted for me (especially with influential players). This format invites the strategy of not appearing weak. Also: (very hard for me) - Try to listen more than talk.
Which past Sequester player did you like the most and why?: Curtis was the most well-rounded on S1. He had just enough balance of one-liners/shade/strategy without feeling insincere or contrived. I heart teachers, too.
Also, Jamie Leigh’s storyline was amazing, and she became more “rootable” each episode.
What would you say your biggest weakness is in a game like Sequester?: Lack of pre-existing relationships. I have only played two ORGs and am relatively a rookie. We saw how pre-existing relationships impacted S1, and I know first-hand how they can help/hurt in the ORGs I’ve played. This is something I can handle, as long as I’m aware of the relationships and the dynamics of the players’ pasts. I’ll have to work hard to pick up on small clues, monitor everyone’s whereabouts and group discussions, and align with one or more people that could give me additional insight.
What type of person is your biggest threat in a game like Sequester?: People much like myself. Wild cards + people who are aren’t afraid to make big moves and be vocal.
What type of personalities would you describe as opposite of yours?: Quiet. Conforming. Weak-minded. Super strategic. Passive. Some who thinks only with their brain and never their heart. Someone blatantly self-serving throughout the entire game. Someone who is afraid to take risks.
What do you think is the most common mistake that people make in a game like this?: People will lie, when it’s not even necessary. People will join cliques and hope it just works out. People will be afraid to strike (i.e. take out a threat or make a big move). People will feel complacent or safe. People will come in with a strategy or idea and will want to stick to it, without adapting.
If you win Sequester what do you predict the final vote count to be?: 5-2 (There’s always one or two people that just vote for their friend or who they played with more).