DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2017    Duedate: 04/29/2017

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-804

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ED
FIST (503)
(26-5174) [24-13-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ED                             POSITION IS EMPTY
FIST (503)                     
(26-5174) [24-13-0,100]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOLDMINE                       IMA PASS
WARCKERS (362)                 FIST (503)
(26-4681) [15-27-2,93]         (26-5109) [13-8-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (525)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIST (503)                  42
2. WARCKERS (362)              15      WARCKERS (362)
3. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (525)     -7      Unchartered Team

                                       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (525)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (525)    7   5  0 58.3   1/ 2*GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (525)   7  5 0
 2/ 2 WARCKERS (362)           674 506 37 57.1   2/ 1 WARCKERS (362)            6  8 0
 3/ 3 FIST (503)                95  93  2 50.5   3/ 3 FIST (503)                5  5 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 CALEAM to see 
what's new.  Like, WARCKERS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot 
by GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!  Way to go GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!  One team deserves special 
mention 'cause they moved up 0 after going 3-1-0.  Keep it up, FIST!  MVP award for 
MORE COWBELL?  WARCKERS' proud of him after beating MANDY MOORE and getting 22 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  MANDY MOORE got smashed by MORE COWBELL, 
and lost 15 points!  Like, GOLDMINE must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the 
Duelmaster from FIST.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  This Duelmaster is 
like something else!  ED stopped GOLDMINE dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy 
that said CALEAM's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Warty Toad?  Don't look at 
me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  Can FIST's IMA PASS be more popular than me?  He was challenged the 
most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All CALEAM ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ED 5174                      24  13  0   100       FIST (503)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUSTED KNUCKLE 5228          11   2  0   108       FIST (503)
 GOLDMINE 4681                15  27  2    93       WARCKERS (362)
 IMA PASS 5109                13   8  0    91       FIST (503)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONESCALE 5299                7   1  0    70       WARCKERS (362)
 DIRT DEVIL 5283               9   7  2    69       WARCKERS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE TOUCH 5285                9   6  1    64       WARCKERS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 54 DRAWERS 5293               4   3  1    24       FIST (503)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISLA FISHER 5329              2   0  0    22       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (525)
 AMANDA SEYFRIED 5330          2   0  0    22       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (525)
 MORE COWBELL 5332             1   0  0    22       WARCKERS (362)
 TINA FEY 5328                 1   1  0    12       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (525)
 MANDY MOORE 5324              2   1  0     7       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (525)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 5331                0  1 0 FIST 503             STONE GOLEM           804  NONE
COLYN 911 5310          0  1 0 GP KIDS 523          54 DRAWERS 5293       801   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOLDMINE was subdued by ED in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title melee.
DIRT DEVIL was vanquished by IMA PASS in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BONESCALE overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
ONE TOUCH was bested by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
54 DRAWERS beat TINA FEY in a 2 minute brawl.
MANDY MOORE was handily defeated by MORE COWBELL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ISLA FISHER vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AMANDA SEYFRIED vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 804 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ED 5174                    24  13  0  100 FIST (503)
PARRY-STRIKE     BONESCALE 5299              7   1  0   70 WARCKERS (362)
AIMED BLOW       ONE TOUCH 5285              9   6  1   64 WARCKERS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GOLDMINE 4681.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DA1 5331.  The ten other most popular fighters were IMA PASS 5109, TINA FEY 5328, 
GOLDMINE 4681, DIRT DEVIL 5283, BONESCALE 5299, 54 DRAWERS 5293, ED 5174, ISLA FISHER 
5329, ONE TOUCH 5285, and MORE COWBELL 5332.

The least popular fighter this week was MANDY MOORE 5324.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AMANDA SEYFRIED 5330, MORE COWBELL 5332, ONE TOUCH 5285, ISLA 
FISHER 5329, ED 5174, 54 DRAWERS 5293, BONESCALE 5299, DIRT DEVIL 5283, GOLDMINE 
4681, and TINA FEY 5328.

                          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!