DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/07/2017    Duedate: 05/04/2017

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-408

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE HIEROPHANT
PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
(28-5298) [31-10-0,155]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE HIEROPHANT                 TIC-TOC
PANDORA'S CARDS (570)          MISFIT TOYS (586)
(28-5298) [31-10-0,155]        (28-5631) [5-3-1,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PINK SHIRT                     HIAME
BIG SHOTS (574)                KARA NO TANI (559)
(28-5336) [17-13-0,121]        (28-5171) [0-5-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE RAMBLERS (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIG LAKE PURE (568)         46
2. THE RAMBLERS (585)          33      BIG SHOTS (574)
3. DIZNEE (581)                12      Unchartered Team
4. BIG SHOTS (574)              9
5. PANDORA'S CARDS (570)        2      MISFIT TOYS (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BIG SHOTS (574)          161 101  7 61.5   1/ 5*THE RAMBLERS (585)       10  4 4
 2/ 2 BASH BROS BODY (541)     100  80  2 55.6   2/ 1 BASH BROS BODY (541)      9  6 0
 3/ 3 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)     96  78  5 55.2   3/ 2 BIG LAKE PURE (568)       9  6 0
 4- 5 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       78  66  6 54.2   4/ 4 DIZNEE (581)              8  7 1
 5/ 4 SEA DOGS (567)           223 189 17 54.1   5/ 3 BIG SHOTS (574)           7  6 0
 6/ 8 BIG LAKE PURE (568)       81  83  7 49.4   6- 7 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       5  5 1
 7/ 7*MISFIT TOYS (586)         16  18  2 47.1   7/ 6*MISFIT TOYS (586)         5  9 1
 8- 9 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)     52  61  3 46.0   8/ 8 THE ANIMANIACS (563)      5 10 1
 9/11 DIZNEE (581)              25  30  2 45.5   9/ 9 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)     4  1 0
10-10 PLANETS (536)            101 123  4 45.1  10/13*KARA NO TANI (559)        2  7 0
11/13*THE RAMBLERS (585)        17  22  4 43.6  11/11 SEA DOGS (567)            1  4 1
12/12 THE ANIMANIACS (563)      32  47  2 40.5  12-12 PLANETS (536)             1  4 0
13/14*KARA NO TANI (559)        10  24  1 29.4  13-14 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)     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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon MORYA, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  BASH BROS BODY?  Who?  THE RAMBLERS is the top team 
these days, buddies!  What's a move up by 4 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask) 
Cause for celebration, according to THE RAMBLERS.  Good things come to those who 
fight well, as BIG LAKE PURE can attest, moving up by 1.  Practice pays for 
RESTRAINED CONTEMPT, who pummelled GRAVITY, to pocket 16 points.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 14 points to GIDREK 
THUMBTOE.  (Discrete enough, WAKKO?) THE HIEROPHANT successfully staved off a grab 
for the roses by RECEDING HAIR LINE of BASH BROS BODY.  Does MORYA have no one 
talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of FORCE OF FIVE, alone and unchallenged.  As 
a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of BASH BROS BODY, so did that sorry 
team shy from FORCE OF FIVE Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and OMOTO is it 
right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't KARA NO TANI proud!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Never one to 
advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see THE ANIMANIACS retaliate 
against THE RAMBLERS in bloodfeud!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of 
severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in MORYA would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HIEROPHANT 5298          31  10  0   155       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINK SHIRT 5336              17  13  0   121       BIG SHOTS (574)
-BOOMERANG 4696               18  10  1   113       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 ANGRY MOMENTUM 5274          18  15  1   111       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472     15  12  1   102       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
-SABRETOOTH 4692              16  13  2    99       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 RECEDING HAIR LINE 5125      19  12  0    97       BASH BROS BODY (541)
-CORSAIR 5198                 12   7  1    96       SEA DOGS (567)
 MALORT 5600                   9   5  0    94       BIG SHOTS (574)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-URANUS 5025                  10  14  2    90       PLANETS (536)
 GRAVITY 5599                 10   4  0    88       BIG SHOTS (574)
 SPRAIN 5195                  17  13  0    85       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 THE FIXER 5664                7   0  1    85       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
-LIZARD 4693                  15  14  1    84       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
-VENUS 5013                   15  12  0    83       PLANETS (536)
-21 SPEED 5333                11  14  1    83       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
-PORCUPINE 4717               15  13  0    82       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 WORN OUT 5606                 7   5  0    82       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 FREEBOOTER 5201              17  15  0    74       SEA DOGS (567)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUGGERNAUT 4694              14  15  2    66       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
-DOCTOR SCIENCE 5476          10  11  0    65       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
 HEADACHE 5609                 8   4  0    62       BASH BROS BODY (541)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHERE KHAN 5521               6   5  0    56       DIZNEE (581)
 MAN'S HANDS 5634              6   2  0    43       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 TIC-TOC 5631                  5   3  1    40       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 GUILLOTINE TINA 5628          5   3  0    35       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 DOT 5156                      7   9  0    34       THE ANIMANIACS (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNTHER 5625                  6   2  1    34       THE RAMBLERS (585)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIDREK THUMBTOE 5615          4   6  0    33       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 KERBASI 5624                  3   5  1    32       THE RAMBLERS (585)
-JACK TAR 5668                 3   1  1    30       SEA DOGS (567)
 MEZCAL MAESTRO 5670           3   1  0    27       BIG SHOTS (574)
 MALEFICENT 5683               2   0  1    26       DIZNEE (581)
 ALARICK 5623                  4   4  1    24       THE RAMBLERS (585)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRIFTWOOD 5658                3   1  0    23       SEA DOGS (567)
 SLAPPY SQUIRREL 5640          3   4  1    21       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 VALDA 5626                    2   6  0    19       THE RAMBLERS (585)
 KOKOROYAMA 5117               3   4  1    17       KARA NO TANI (559)
 BRER FOX 5684                 2   0  0    17       DIZNEE (581)
 THE CHARIOT 5555              2   2  0    16       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
 OMOTO 5116                    4   3  0    15       KARA NO TANI (559)
 WAKKO 5662                    4   3  0    15       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 COUNUNDRUM 5672               2   3  0     9       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 PEG LEG PETE 5686             1   1  0     8       DIZNEE (581)
-BEL 5619                      2   1  0     7       PLANETS (536)
 MALIN 5677                    1   1  1     6       THE RAMBLERS (585)
 HIAME 5171                    0   5  0     5       KARA NO TANI (559)
 YAKKO 5681                    1   1  0     4       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 HONEST JOHN 5685              1   1  0     4       DIZNEE (581)
 CHATTOKI 5680                 0   2  0     2       KARA NO TANI (559)
-AVA 5666                      0   1  0     1       PLANETS (536)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WHITE DEVIL 5451       11 16 1 BIG LAKE PURE 568    BOOMERANG 4696        407   
WON'T WORK 5691         0  1 0 BIG LAKE PURE 568    DARK CHAMPION         408  NONE
LOUIS XIII 5590         4  5 0 BIG SHOTS 574        TIC-TOC 5631          406   
CRUELLA DE VIL 5520     2  5 1 DIZNEE 581           THE FIXER 5664        404  NOT REVENGED
DALE 5643               2  4 0 DIZNEE 581           JACK TAR 5668         406  REVENGED
GAKUGAIMASU 5115        1  5 0 KARA NO TANI 559     KERBASI 5624          407   
STUMBLE DUCK 5630       1  5 0 MISFIT TOYS 586      GUNTHER 5625          408   
FON 5657                0  1 0 PLANETS 536          SLAPPY SQUIRREL 5640  406   
DA1 5690                0  1 0 THE ANIMANIACS 563   BLACK ORC             408  NONE
MINERVA MINK 5682       0  1 0 THE ANIMANIACS 563   MALIN 5677            407  JUST REVENGED
SLOAN 5627              1  4 0 THE RAMBLERS 585     BOFFO 5632            405  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WON'T WORK was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SHERE KHAN was handily defeated by THE FIXER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
DOT vanquished MALIN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
OMOTO was overpowered by KERBASI in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
SLAPPY SQUIRREL was devastated by MAN'S HANDS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
STUMBLE DUCK was butchered by GUNTHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GIDREK THUMBTOE handily defeated WAKKO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
YAKKO was vanquished by ALARICK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THE HIEROPHANT slimly won victory over RECEDING HAIR LINE in a 29 minute Title fight.
ANGRY MOMENTUM overpowered FREEBOOTER in a 1 minute uneven match.
PINK SHIRT beat SPRAIN in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fight.
GRAVITY was bested by RESTRAINED CONTEMPT in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
WORN OUT was savagely defeated by MALORT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory match.
HEADACHE handily defeated TIC-TOC in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MEZCAL MAESTRO lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute amateur vs. expert bout.
GUILLOTINE TINA overpowered THE CHARIOT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
VALDA devastated HONEST JOHN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KOKOROYAMA luckily beat COUNUNDRUM in a 4 minute brutal bout.
HIAME was luckily beaten by PEG LEG PETE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute amateur's fight.
CHATTOKI was overpowered by MALEFICENT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BRER FOX subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  21 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  26 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  37 -  4      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    56 -  61 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  57 -  8      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  23 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        22 -  30 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  12 -  0      40  |

Turn 408 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     3 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      THE HIEROPHANT 5298        31  10  0  155 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
LUNGING ATTACK   PINK SHIRT 5336            17  13  0  121 BIG SHOTS (574)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGRY MOMENTUM 5274        18  15  1  111 BIG LAKE PURE (568)
WALL OF STEEL    RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472   15  12  1  102 BIG LAKE PURE (568)
BASHING ATTACK   THE FIXER 5664              7   0  1   85 BIG LAKE PURE (568)
AIMED BLOW       WORN OUT 5606               7   5  0   82 BASH BROS BODY (541)
SLASHING ATTACK  TIC-TOC 5631                5   3  1   40 MISFIT TOYS (586)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PINK SHIRT 5336.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HIAME 5171.  The ten other most popular fighters were PINK SHIRT 5336, GRAVITY 
5599, COUNUNDRUM 5672, MALORT 5600, BRER FOX 5684, MAN'S HANDS 5634, SPRAIN 5195, 
RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472, THE FIXER 5664, and DOT 5156.

The least popular fighter this week was RECEDING HAIR LINE 5125.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE HIEROPHANT 5298, CHATTOKI 5680, PEG LEG PETE 5686, HONEST 
JOHN 5685, TIC-TOC 5631, FREEBOOTER 5201, WAKKO 5662, STUMBLE DUCK 5630, SLAPPY 
SQUIRREL 5640, and OMOTO 5116.

                          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!

                     SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

We have planned our summer FTF for July 14-16, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri.  It 
will be held at the Hilton Kansas City Airport.  Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-2 
occupancy, which includes free wireless internet and mini-fridges.  There's a fitness 
center, indoor/outdoor pool, and business center, as well as a resturant and Starbucks 
inside the hotel.  There is a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle and free parking.  
The rooms are blocked.  To reserve, go here: 

                      http://group.hilton.com/realitysimulations

(As always if you have issues making reservations, please let us know!)  

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/July16FTF 

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI