DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/19/2015    Duedate: 07/02/2015

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-778

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHATMON
BLACK AND BLUES (575)
(6-6992) [12-8-2,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHATMON                        POLEXIA
BLACK AND BLUES (575)          STILLWATER (609)
(6-6992) [12-8-2,98]           (6-7019) [6-1-1,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHATMON                        POLEXIA
BLACK AND BLUES (575)          STILLWATER (609)
(6-6992) [12-8-2,98]           (6-7019) [6-1-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK AND BLUES (575)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MACHINES OF WAR (540)       34
2. STILLWATER (609)            27      BLACK AND BLUES (575)
3. BLACK AND BLUES (575)       27      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (615)        23
5. STORM'S FORCE (610)         17      WEIRD STUDENTS (615)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (615)       9   1  1 90.0   1/ 1 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    10  2 0
 2/ 2*STILLWATER (609)          16   6  2 72.7   2/ 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (615)      9  1 1
 3- 3*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (585)   4   3  0 57.1   3/ 2*STILLWATER (609)          6  4 0
 4/ 4 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    241 181  9 57.1   4/ 5 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     2  9 1
 5/ 5 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     95 131  7 42.0   5- 4*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (585)  1  0 0
 6/ 0*STORM'S FORCE (610)        0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*STORM'S FORCE (610)       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

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TRANSEL to see 
what's new.  MVP award for PALADIN?  MACHINES OF WAR's proud of him after beating 
LUMBERING LARRY and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  LUMBERING 
LARRY got smashed by PALADIN, and lost 13 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is 
being unfair?  I think CHATMON should let NURNIN THE UNLUCKY be Duelmaster for a 
while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHATMON 6992                 12   8  2    98       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANDY MAN 7005               12   4  0    91       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLIE BROWN 6944            19  10  0    82       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DA1 7036                      5   0  2    66       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IAN KNOTTINGHAM 6697          4   3  0    51       KHORS PRAETORIANS I (585)
 POLEXIA 7019                  6   1  1    49       STILLWATER (609)
 PENNY LANE 7017               3   0  0    44       STILLWATER (609)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEFF BEBE 7067                3   0  0    33       STILLWATER (609)
 DARING DIRK 7075              2   0  0    33       WEIRD STUDENTS (615)
 CRYING CATHY 7090             2   0  0    29       WEIRD STUDENTS (615)
-LEVIATHAN 6988                4   2  0    24       MACHINES OF WAR (540)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALADIN 7111                  1   0  0    23       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 PUSHY PATRICIA 7076           2   0  0    22       WEIRD STUDENTS (615)
 JAGGED JADE 7078              2   0  1    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (615)
 LESTER BANGS 7018             2   2  1    19       STILLWATER (609)
 URBAN LEGEND 7028             0   1  0    17       STORM'S FORCE (610)
 LUMBERING LARRY 7077          1   1  0    10       WEIRD STUDENTS (615)
 BEN FONG 7092                 1   2  0     5       STILLWATER (609)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 7110                0  1 0 BLACK AND BLUES 575  RORIK STEELFIST       778  NONE
BASHER 7113             0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540  RORIK STEELFIST       778  NONE
TEMPLAR 7096            1  3 1 MACHINES OF WAR 540  DEVERIL THE DARI      778  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TEMPLAR was butchered by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BASHER was easily killed by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
CHATMON vanquished NURNIN THE UNLUCKY in a 1 minute gory mismatched Title brawl.
WILLIE BROWN defeated WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a unpopular 5 minute master's match.
CANDY MAN vanquished MASTER RHOLENN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
POLEXIA bested ROMIAD FLINDERO in a 2 minute competition.
JEFF BEBE overpowered SIR LYRIN PRESKANE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
PENNY LANE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LESTER BANGS was overpowered by DARING DIRK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PUSHY PATRICIA defeated URBAN LEGEND in a exciting 1 minute fight.
LUMBERING LARRY was handily defeated by PALADIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JAGGED JADE demolished BEN FONG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CRYING CATHY handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   4 -  1      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 778 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CHATMON 6992               12   8  2   98 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
LUNGING ATTACK   CANDY MAN 7005             12   4  0   91 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
TOTAL PARRY      WILLIE BROWN 6944          19  10  0   82 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
PARRY-STRIKE     POLEXIA 7019                6   1  1   49 STILLWATER (609)
AIMED BLOW       PENNY LANE 7017             3   0  0   44 STILLWATER (609)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHATMON 6992.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was POLEXIA 7019.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUSHY PATRICIA 7076, 
CANDY MAN 7005, PENNY LANE 7017, DARING DIRK 7075, CRYING CATHY 7090, TEMPLAR 7096, 
CHATMON 6992, JEFF BEBE 7067, PALADIN 7111, and JAGGED JADE 7078.

The least popular fighter this week was WILLIE BROWN 6944.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BEN FONG 7092, LUMBERING LARRY 7077, LESTER BANGS 7018, DA1 
7110, URBAN LEGEND 7028, BASHER 7113, JAGGED JADE 7078, PALADIN 7111, JEFF BEBE 7067, 
and CHATMON 6992.

                        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