DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/20/2017    Duedate: 05/03/2017

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-832

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NITRO
MMM BEER 4 (685)
(3-7780) [9-6-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NITRO                          AARON BLACKROSE
MMM BEER 4 (685)               OBSIDIAN HALL (695)
(3-7780) [9-6-1,102]           (3-7773) [2-3-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GARNET                         GARNET
STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)          STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
(3-7796) [11-7-1,89]           (3-7796) [11-7-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OBSIDIAN HALL (695)         29
2. MMM BEER 4 (685)            28      STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
3. STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)        7      Unchartered Team
4. CORVUS (694)                 1
5. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)      0      OBSIDIAN HALL (695)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)   15   4  1 78.9   1/ 2 STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)     5  2 0
 2/ 2 STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)     38  21  1 64.4   2- 1*LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)   3  1 0
 3/ 3 MMM BEER 4 (685)          47  53  1 47.0   3/ 5*OBSIDIAN HALL (695)       3  3 1
 4/ 4 CORVUS (694)              14  20  1 41.2   4/ 3 MMM BEER 4 (685)          2  6 0
 5/ 5*OBSIDIAN HALL (695)        3   6  1 33.3   5/ 4 CORVUS (694)              1  2 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 here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to LEAGUE OF LEGENDS, as they are pushed from the 
coveted top team spot by the STEVEN UNIVERSE stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
CONNIE, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing DELTA CORVI like a melon. 
Keep your eye on this gal.  In front of all the crowds, NITRO took the Duelmaster's 
crown for its own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, 
but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the OSKSI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been 
real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NITRO 7780                    9   6  1   102       MMM BEER 4 (685)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TROEGS 7664                  13   6  0    97       MMM BEER 4 (685)
-URA CLONER 7724               8   4  0    94       MMM BEER 4 (685)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARNET 7796                  11   7  1    89       STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
 PEARL 7794                   12   6  0    78       STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEVEN 7694                   6   2  0    64       STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
 CONNIE 7757                   4   1  0    62       STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
 DELTA CORVI 7763             11  13  0    60       CORVUS (694)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AARON BLACKROSE 7773          2   3  0    44       OBSIDIAN HALL (695)
-DRAVEN 7865                   3   1  1    39       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIZZ 7862                     3   1  0    29       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)
-LEONA 7861                    3   1  0    26       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)
-YORICK 7863                   3   0  0    25       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALKYRIE 7775                 1   3  1    22       OBSIDIAN HALL (695)
-RAMMUS 7864                   3   1  0    20       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)
-ETA CORVI 7844                1   0  0    20       CORVUS (694)
-ZETA CORVI 7843               2   0  1    15       CORVUS (694)
-GAMMA CORVI 7761              0   1  0     1       CORVUS (694)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      VALKYRIE 7775         832  NONE
BYE 7900                0  1 0 MMM BEER 4 685       STONE GOLEM           832  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PEARL was devastated by NITRO in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
GARNET viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 5 minute veteran's match.
DELTA CORVI was devastated by CONNIE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
AARON BLACKROSE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
VALKYRIE executed OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 832 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NITRO 7780                  9   6  1  102 MMM BEER 4 (685)
PARRY-LUNGE      PEARL 7794                 12   6  0   78 STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
LUNGING ATTACK   CONNIE 7757                 4   1  0   62 STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GARNET 7796.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GARNET 7796.  The ten other most popular fighters were CONNIE 7757, AARON BLACKROSE 
7773, NITRO 7780, VALKYRIE 7775, DELTA CORVI 7763, BYE 7900, PEARL 7794,  0,  0, and  
0.

The least popular fighter this week was PEARL 7794.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BYE 7900, DELTA CORVI 7763, VALKYRIE 7775, NITRO 7780, AARON BLACKROSE 
7773, CONNIE 7757, GARNET 7796,  0,  0, and  0.

                          BLOODGAMES AND MORE BLOODGAMES!

The Mail-in Bloodgames that were set to run at Face-to-Face 58 in January did not 
process because we had trouble with the warrior data for that arena.  Unfortunately, 
the warrior data was irretrievably lost.  We have credited everyone for those teams.

So here's what we're going to do:

We will hold a replacement Mail-in Bloodgames (DM 97) on June 17.  To participate,
submit your team (10 warriors, design-your-own, one of each style).  When we receive 
your team "rollup", we will send you back warrior overviews.  Your strategies for the 
Replacement Mail-in Bloodgames (DM 97) are due June 17.  We will process all ten 
rounds, one after another, and mail all results later that week.  The costs and 
Bloodgames rules will remain the same. 

In addition to this, we will also hold another Bloodgames (DM 95), but this one will 
process as a slow arena.  Design your teams in the same way:  10 warriors, design-
your-own, one warrior of each fighting style.  Managers may submit turn input each 
round for their warriors, similar to the Face-to-Face style Bloodgames (no challenges, 
only Bloodfeuds).  Your strategies for the first round of the Arena Bloodgames (DM 95) 
are due on June 24.  This arena will run ten rounds, once every four weeks.

The Summer Face-to-Face is coming up and we will hold the regularly scheduled Face-to-
Face style and Mail-in style Bloodgames there, as well.  We hope everyone will enjoy 
one or more of these Bloodgames arenas!

					  -- RSI    

                        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!