DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2017    Duedate: 04/20/2017

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-361

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUPERSLICE
ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
(39-4074) [16-7-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUPERSLICE                     MAWRIE RAWSH
ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)           BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)
(39-4074) [16-7-1,115]         (39-4153) [1-2-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARRY-SLICE                    CLIFF
ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)           PARKLAND (473)
(39-4078) [20-13-1,94]         (39-4172) [1-5-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOOK OF THOMAS (479)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)        49
2. BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)       33      BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
3. BASH BROS BABY (461)        14      Unchartered Team
4. BOOK OF THOMAS (479)        11
5. WORLD BLADES 8 (466)         2      BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)     11   7  0 61.1   1/ 1 BOOK OF THOMAS (479)      9  5 0
 2- 2 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    253 167 15 60.2   2/ 3 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)      9  6 1
 3/ 3 BOOK OF THOMAS (479)      43  36  3 54.4   3/ 2 BASH BROS BABY (461)      9  6 0
 4/ 4 BASH BROS BABY (461)      70  59  5 54.3   4/ 5*BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)     6  3 0
 5/ 5 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)     118 111  8 51.5   5/ 4 PARKLAND (473)            6  8 0
 6/ 6 PARKLAND (473)            59  71  2 45.4   6/ 7 WORLD BLADES 8 (466)      2  6 0
 7/ 7 WORLD BLADES 8 (466)      10  19  0 34.5   7- 6 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     1  1 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of XOCHITHLAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  PAHM LEIER caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested OLD GLORY and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DANGEROUS TOYS put 
down SWAN, causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
out SUPERSLICE made his bid for the throne as he challenged POOPS THROUGH DIAPER in 
an all out contest of skill for possession of the title!  The city has turned out in 
honor of SUPERSLICE, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In XOCHITHLAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in XOCHITHLAN these days is DUCKS UNLIMITED.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of BASH BROS BABY last week.  Busy avoiding DUCKS UNLIMITED?  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after SWAN.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in XOCHITHLAN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPERSLICE 4074              16   7  1   115       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEKING DUCK 3632             34  11  0   157       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 BOTTLE ROCKET 4157           11   2  1   102       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 PARRY-SLICE 4078             20  13  1    94       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891    11   4  0    87       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 DAISY 4059                   14  10  0    79       PARKLAND (473)
 DANGEROUS TOYS 4100          13   8  1    79       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 LOUD TOYS 4069               16  13  0    73       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 COLLYWOBBLES 4170            11   2  1    69       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EUNUCH 4097                  11   6  0    66       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 DOESN'T SLEEP 4182            6   2  0    59       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 SWAN 4061                    12  12  0    57       PARKLAND (473)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT THE MOM CRY 3888         12  19  1    56       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 BRUNEI 3924                   6   5  0    43       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)
 MERE 4114                     5   6  0    43       PARKLAND (473)
-DAISY DUCK 4150               8   7  1    41       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-BRAYD HULT 4154               3   0  0    41       BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)
-MANILA 3923                   3   2  0    35       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUCK DYNASTY 4168             4   1  0    33       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 DIAMOND DUST 4198             4   1  0    31       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 MAWRIE RAWSH 4153             1   2  0    29       BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAIN STOEN 4204              2   0  0    23       BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)
 PROPHESLICE 4201              2   2  1    22       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 STRATOSPHERE 4197             3   1  0    20       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 PAHM LEIER 4207               1   0  0    20       BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)
 BROOK 4202                    2   0  0    17       PARKLAND (473)
 CLIFF 4172                    1   5  0    17       PARKLAND (473)
 FERNANDO 4050                 1   4  0    13       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD GLORY 4199                3   2  1    12       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 KIMBO SLICE 4206              0   1  0     1       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
-DUCK BOOTS 4187               0   1  0     1       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JEHTRO DAVICK 4155      2  1 0 BIG LAKE LUMBER 483  DAISY DUCK 4150       360   
KGNT CHAMBARD 4151      2  2 0 BIG LAKE LUMBER 483  PROPHESLICE 4201      361   
LEA 4113                4  5 0 PARKLAND 473         COLLYWOBBLES 4170     358   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MERE was bested by COLLYWOBBLES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
SUPERSLICE vanquished POOPS THROUGH DIAPER in a 1 minute Challenge Title battle.
DANGEROUS TOYS demolished SWAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PROPHESLICE delivered the death blow upon KGNT CHAMBARD in a 1 minute contest.
STRATOSPHERE overpowered FERNANDO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BRAIN STOEN unbelievably bested CLIFF in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
BOTTLE ROCKET viciously subdued DAISY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
LOUD TOYS was overpowered by PARRY-SLICE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
EUNUCH vanquished BRUNEI in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
DOESN'T SLEEP overpowered DIAMOND DUST in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NOT THE MOM CRY unbelievably bested MAWRIE RAWSH in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
OLD GLORY was devastated by PAHM LEIER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BROOK subdued KIMBO SLICE in a popular 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  25 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  19 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 361 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     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SUPERSLICE 4074            16   7  1  115 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
BASHING ATTACK   BOTTLE ROCKET 4157         11   2  1  102 BOOK OF THOMAS (479)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     PARRY-SLICE 4078           20  13  1   94 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891  11   4  0   87 BASH BROS BABY (461)
WALL OF STEEL    DAISY 4059                 14  10  0   79 PARKLAND (473)
AIMED BLOW       DANGEROUS TOYS 4100        13   8  1   79 BASH BROS BABY (461)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PARRY-SLICE 4078.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CLIFF 4172.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOTTLE ROCKET 4157, 
MAWRIE RAWSH 4153, PROPHESLICE 4201, PARRY-SLICE 4078, KIMBO SLICE 4206, COLLYWOBBLES 
4170, SUPERSLICE 4074, DANGEROUS TOYS 4100, EUNUCH 4097, and NOT THE MOM CRY 3888.

The least popular fighter this week was OLD GLORY 4199.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DIAMOND DUST 4198, SWAN 4061, POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891, BRUNEI 3924, 
LOUD TOYS 4069, DAISY 4059, BRAIN STOEN 4204, FERNANDO 4050, KGNT CHAMBARD 4151, and 
MERE 4114.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SUPERSLICE (39-4074) ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
PARRY-SLICE (39-4078) ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

               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. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy

                     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