DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/18/2015    Duedate: 07/01/2015

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-787

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JORD
AESIR (164)
(3-7502) [14-7-2,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JORD                           SUSHI FIEND
AESIR (164)                    SATAN'S SUSHI (683)
(3-7502) [14-7-2,135]          (3-7651) [4-2-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GYLFI                          SHAM JOKER
AESIR (164)                    7TH SANCTUM (690)
(3-7522) [15-10-2,110]         (3-7700) [1-1-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AESIR (164)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AESIR (164)                 44
2. WEIRD STUDENTS (688)        32      BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
3. 7TH SANCTUM (690)           19      Unchartered Team
4. SATAN'S SUSHI (683)         16
5. BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)    12      STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)      5   0  0  100   1/ 1 AESIR (164)              11  4 0
 2/ 5*SATAN'S SUSHI (683)        4   2  1 66.7   2/ 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (688)      9  6 1
 3- 3 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 466 251 25 65.0   3/ 5*7TH SANCTUM (690)         5  5 0
 4- 4 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  346 205 17 62.8   4/ 4*STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)     3  0 0
 5/ 9*WEIRD STUDENTS (688)       9   6  1 60.0   5/ 8 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  3  4 0
 6/ 7 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  85  62  6 57.8   6- 6 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   2  1 0
 7/ 8 GENERATION X (416)       312 264 23 54.2   7/ 7*SATAN'S SUSHI (683)       2  1 0
 8/ 6*7TH SANCTUM (690)          5   5  0 50.0   8- 3*MMM BEER 4 (685)          2  3 0
 9/10 AESIR (164)              888 893 57 49.9   9-10 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  1  1 0
10-11 I WANT YOU (666)          77  85  7 47.5  10/11 GENERATION X (416)        0  3 0
11-12*MMM BEER 4 (685)           7   8  0 46.7  11-12 I WANT YOU (666)          0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  It was a tough 
week for MMM BEER 4, to drop 5 places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 1-2-0 
outing, BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Advancing in the 
rankings was WEIRD STUDENTS who went from last turn's 5-5-1, to this week's record of 
9-6-1.  Hey everybody, watch out for SUSHI FIEND, who flew up 16 points in the 
rankings after mashing PAY PER VIEW like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  FUSSY FRANK was beat by 
WIND GIGGLE and drops 6 points.  Well, everybody's pal JORD moved hers record to 
14-7-2 by defeating PETE HARNISCH in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 16 
recognition points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this 
stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that AESIR was most avoided 
team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of AESIR's warriors, I'm not 
surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  AESIR + Weapons That go 
Boom = BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were 
votes, PAY PER VIEW would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want 
to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in OSKSI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JORD 7502                    14   7  2   135       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUD SMITH 6022               15   2  2   123       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
-THE BELL 6807                29  12  0   115       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 GYLFI 7522                   15  10  2   110       AESIR (164)
 PETE HARNISCH 3750           23  15  0   102       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 OTTAR 7571                   12   6  0    99       AESIR (164)
-SO BAD 7619                   8   4  0    94       I WANT YOU (666)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSHI FIEND 7651              4   2  1    66       SATAN'S SUSHI (683)
 PAY PER VIEW 7330             6   5  0    57       GENERATION X (416)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CULTURE NIGHT 7574            7  10  0    50       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-FRESH PRINCE 7433             4   3  0    50       GENERATION X (416)
 STEVEN 7694                   5   0  0    48       STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHINESE SUIT 7641             3   3  0    31       I WANT YOU (666)
 WIND GIGGLE 7697              2   0  0    29       7TH SANCTUM (690)
-BUBBLICIOUS 7350              7   7  0    28       GENERATION X (416)
 ALDRIF 7661                   3   4  0    26       AESIR (164)
 MEDDLESOME MATT 7684          2   1  1    26       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
-DU CLAW 7663                  2   1  0    25       MMM BEER 4 (685)
 FLAKY FREDDIE 7687            2   1  0    24       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SFC 1 7669                    3   1  0    22       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 ANDY SISCO 6465               2  11  0    17       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 DAINTY DEE 7683               2   1  0    17       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
 FREDDY FREEMAN 7577           2   0  0    17       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 2 7606               1   3  0    17       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-TROEGS 7664                   1   2  0    15       MMM BEER 4 (685)
 HANDTRONIC 7696               1   1  0    14       7TH SANCTUM (690)
-SERGEANT 1 7644               2   1  0    13       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 FUSSY FRANK 7686              2   1  0    11       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
 JITTERY JAN 7685              1   2  0    11       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
 PYROBEE 7722                  1   0  0    11       7TH SANCTUM (690)
-LUCAS GIOLITO 7578            1   0  0    11       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
-MILLER 7665                   2   1  0    10       MMM BEER 4 (685)
 SHAM JOKER 7700               1   1  0    10       7TH SANCTUM (690)
-MC SKAT KAT 7417              2   3  0     9       GENERATION X (416)
-BUD 7662                      1   2  0     9       MMM BEER 4 (685)
 ULLER 7690                    1   4  0     7       AESIR (164)
-AWW 7704                      1   0  0     6       I WANT YOU (666)
 FUR MAGICIAN 7698             0   2  0     2       7TH SANCTUM (690)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AZURE RAZOR 7699        0  1 0 7TH SANCTUM 690      MEDDLESOME MATT 7684  786   
SERGEANT 3 7620         1  1 0 OUR HIGHEST HONO 563 SUSHI FIEND 7651      783  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HANDTRONIC was devastated by MEDDLESOME MATT in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
SUSHI FIEND vanquished PAY PER VIEW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
JITTERY JAN savagely defeated FUR MAGICIAN in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
WIND GIGGLE devastated FUSSY FRANK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JORD demolished PETE HARNISCH in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
OTTAR devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GYLFI handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
STEVEN viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
ANDY SISCO was vanquished by FLAKY FREDDIE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
ALDRIF overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAINTY DEE handily defeated ULLER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FREDDY FREEMAN subdued SHAM JOKER in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody amateur's match.
PYROBEE subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        23 -  17 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  24 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 787 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JORD 7502                  14   7  2  135 AESIR (164)
STRIKING ATTACK  GYLFI 7522                 15  10  2  110 AESIR (164)
TOTAL PARRY      PETE HARNISCH 3750         23  15  0  102 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
SLASHING ATTACK  OTTAR 7571                 12   6  0   99 AESIR (164)
LUNGING ATTACK   STEVEN 7694                 5   0  0   48 STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GYLFI 7522.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SHAM JOKER 7700.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEVEN 7694, JORD 7502, 
PYROBEE 7722, JITTERY JAN 7685, FLAKY FREDDIE 7687, MEDDLESOME MATT 7684, SUSHI FIEND 
7651, WIND GIGGLE 7697, GYLFI 7522, and ALDRIF 7661.

The least popular fighter this week was ULLER 7690.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FUSSY FRANK 7686, PAY PER VIEW 7330, ANDY SISCO 6465, OTTAR 7571, PETE 
HARNISCH 3750, FUR MAGICIAN 7698, HANDTRONIC 7696, FREDDY FREEMAN 7577, DAINTY DEE 
7683, and ALDRIF 7661.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JORD (3-7502) AESIR (164)

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Summer FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

  FTF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (DM 99):  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All are 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat 
darker before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and 
spirited.  The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying 
warrior.  Even at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In the FTF-style bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, else they are due by 9pm on 
Friday, at the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular 
tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three gladiators in 
each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters games.  Any special training 
required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters combat will be 
conducted before transfer into ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors could be 
yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MR. GHERKIN'S MERKIN (38-4993) WHAT?  (412) 
                      NY STATE OF MIND (11-7402) ILLMATIC  (626) 
                        ESTRADA (82-31507) EX-PHILLIS  (5190) 
                    POPE BOB (82-43134) BLESS US, EVERYONE  (7220) 
                     MOPE (82-39892) 4 LETTER ACTIVITIES  (6637) 
                  TEST TUBE BABY (82-49949) STREET PIZZAD XX  (8395) 
                     MICRO (84-42149) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT  (7326) 
                      CARDIO (84-18131) ZOMBIE SQUAD 127  (3216) 
                         TINGO (1-9057) SERPENTS' HOLD  (642) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes