DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/17/2015    Duedate: 06/30/2015

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-779

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARTYR
TORTURED (669)
(12-7003) [38-4-1,232]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARTYR                         HARSH HARRY
TORTURED (669)                 WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
(12-7003) [38-4-1,232]         (12-7285) [3-2-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIOTIMA                        SCIENCE
DREAMERS (142)                 IMPORTANT (682)
(12-7209) [11-13-2,94]         (12-7177) [7-8-1,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRD STUDENTS (688)        29
2. TORTURED (669)              25      DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)
3. IMPORTANT (682)             23      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMERS (142)              17
5. FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)     15      WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)  10   0  0  100   1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (688)      9  6 1
 2/ 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (688)      15  10  2 60.0   2/ 4 PURE POISON (680)         6  4 0
 3/ 2 TORTURED (669)            73  56  4 56.6   3/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            6  8 0
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1629 %1523 %138 51.7   4/ 6 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)   5  5 0
 5/ 5 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)  124 122  4 50.4   5/ 5 TORTURED (669)            4  4 1
 6/ 6 PURE POISON (680)        124 124 15 50.0   6/ 7 DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)  3  0 0
 7/ 7 BLUE NOTE (474)          198 220  7 47.4   7/ 3 IMPORTANT (682)           3  4 0
 8/ 8 IMPORTANT (682)           25  35  3 41.7   8- 8*F-HIVE (683)              1  3 0
 9- 9*F-HIVE (683)               1   3  0 25.0   9/ 9 BLUE NOTE (474)           0  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
RIZTAB.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  For 
every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at IMPORTANT, 
who went down to 3rd from 7th.  Life is tough.  Hey everybody, watch out for MYIA, 
who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing BELLADONNA like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was BELLADONNA, who 
dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with MYIA.  The most 
challenged warrior this week was MARTYR.  If this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to 
need more avoids!  Drawing on all of his experience as a 17-17-2 warrior, BLACK BOLT 
went for the Duelmastership against MARTYR this week.  Going for the gusto and coming 
up with aught but bloody knuckles was FANTASTIC FIVE II's BLACK BOLT, who was turned 
away from the Duelmastership by MARTYR.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an 
onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid PURE POISON, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does RIZTAB really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, 
unsling your rasberries, cause FANTASTIC FIVE II beats feet every time PURE POISON 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was 
SCIENCE, who was successfully challenged by NIGHTSHADE who had a mere 31 points more 
than SCIENCE.  Definition of petty:  NIGHTSHADE beat SCIENCE, a mismatch of 31 
points.  NIGHT CRAWLER of FANTASTIC FIVE II had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 10 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought NIGHT CRAWLER 
showed great skill and promise when he beat MILO.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Well, the arena is no place for slow 
learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and MARTYR demonstrated that very violently on BLACK 
BOLT's body.  Carrion Bird Heaven:  BLACK BOLT was slain by MARTYR (The true 
definition of 'Street Pizza').  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and 
will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARTYR 7003                  38   4  1   232       TORTURED (669)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPERIOR DEVIL 7238          10   0  0   108       DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)
 NIGHTSHADE 7144              24   7  2   103       PURE POISON (680)
 NIGHT CRAWLER 7128           20   9  0    97       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 DIOTIMA 7209                 11  13  2    94       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILO 7243                     8   5  0    82       DREAMERS (142)
 SCIENCE 7177                  7   8  1    80       IMPORTANT (682)
 THING 7200                   17   5  0    72       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 STRENGTH 7180                 7   5  1    71       IMPORTANT (682)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELAUGES 7184                10  10  1    66       DREAMERS (142)
 MYIA 7226                     6  10  2    63       DREAMERS (142)
 FLASH 7174                   14  10  0    57       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLADONNA 7230               8   6  2    41       PURE POISON (680)
 HARSH HARRY 7285              3   2  0    41       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
 NOISY NED 7287                4   1  2    40       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
-NO SLEEP 7201                 5   2  0    37       TORTURED (669)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRUTH 7270                    3   5  0    33       IMPORTANT (682)
 SHY SALLY 7288                4   1  0    32       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
 CHEERY CHERRI 7286            3   2  0    29       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPLIT PERSONALITY 7214        3   0  0    26       TORTURED (669)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAILOR JERRY 7269             4   2  0    21       IMPORTANT (682)
 AGENT ORANGE 7295             2   1  0    21       PURE POISON (680)
 RICIN 7296                    2   1  1    19       PURE POISON (680)
 HANK MOODY 7294               2   1  0    19       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 SCOTT JOPLIN 7264             3   6  0    15       BLUE NOTE (474)
 KIDNEY STONE 7315             1   1  0    15       TORTURED (669)
-F-DRONE2 7188                 1   0  0    14       F-HIVE (683)
 AMUSING ADAM 7284             1   4  0    12       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
-MILES 7265                    3   1  0    10       BLUE NOTE (474)
-BATIS 7301                    3   1  0    10       DREAMERS (142)
-F-DRONE1 7186                 0   1  0     9       F-HIVE (683)
-F-DRONE3 7185                 0   1  0     3       F-HIVE (683)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOLGAR THE FOOLI        0  0 0                      NOISY NED 7287        779  NONE
BLACK BOLT 7131        17 18 2 FANTASTIC FIVE I 679 MARTYR 7003           779   
MERCURY 7248            3  8 2 PURE POISON 680      STONE GOLEM MARK      779  NONE
BOUND & GAGGED 7318     0  1 0 TORTURED 669         HEZDLAT THE GIAN      779  NONE
DEMENTIA 7273           0  1 0 TORTURED 669         NOISY NED 7287        775  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Myia -- That made me anything but cheery! --- Cherri

I thought Marmaduke was a dog?!? -- Sally

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MERCURY was dealt death by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOUND & GAGGED was slaughtered by HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BLACK BOLT was viciously butchered by MARTYR in a 5 minute Challenge Title match.
NIGHTSHADE bested SCIENCE in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
NIGHT CRAWLER savagely defeated MILO in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
THING defeated TELAUGES in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
BELLADONNA was handily defeated by MYIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RICIN was vanquished by HARSH HARRY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
AGENT ORANGE won victory over AMUSING ADAM in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SUPERIOR DEVIL won victory over DIOTIMA in a 2 minute duel.
FLASH was savagely defeated by STRENGTH in a action packed 1 minute veteran's fight.
NOISY NED assassinated BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SCOTT JOPLIN was devastated by SHY SALLY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CHEERY CHERRI savagely defeated KIDNEY STONE in a popular 2 minute bloody brawl.
HANK MOODY handily defeated SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   4 -  1      82  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        18 -  13 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  22 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  33 -  1      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  30 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  22 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 779 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         3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MARTYR 7003                38   4  1  232 TORTURED (669)
AIMED BLOW       SUPERIOR DEVIL 7238        10   0  0  108 DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)
WALL OF STEEL    NIGHTSHADE 7144            24   7  2  103 PURE POISON (680)
BASHING ATTACK   MILO 7243                   8   5  0   82 DREAMERS (142)
LUNGING ATTACK   BELLADONNA 7230             8   6  2   41 PURE POISON (680)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARSH HARRY 7285            3   2  0   41 WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIOTIMA 7209.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLACK BOLT 7131.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCIENCE 7177, TELAUGES 
7184, CHEERY CHERRI 7286, MERCURY 7248, NIGHT CRAWLER 7128, MILO 7243, AMUSING ADAM 
7284, SUPERIOR DEVIL 7238, STRENGTH 7180, and SHY SALLY 7288.

The least popular fighter this week was SCOTT JOPLIN 7264.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RICIN 7296, BELLADONNA 7230, BOUND & GAGGED 7318, MYIA 7226, 
MARTYR 7003, HANK MOODY 7294, KIDNEY STONE 7315, NOISY NED 7287, FLASH 7174, and 
DIOTIMA 7209.

                        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