DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/18/2018    Duedate: 06/30/2018

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-787

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAKAMURA
WE GOT GAME (289)
(46-4626) [11-5-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAKAMURA                       FLYING CAMEL
WE GOT GAME (289)              O IS FOR OH GROSS (398)
(46-4626) [11-5-0,93]          (46-4568) [1-2-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPASSKY                        MORPHY
WE GOT GAME (289)              WE GOT GAME (289)
(46-4604) [12-6-1,85]          (46-4638) [5-5-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WE GOT GAME (289)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. O IS FOR OH GROSS (398)     34
2. WE GOT GAME (289)            3      WE GOT GAME (289)
3. MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)          0      Unchartered Team
4. DUNGEON CELL (388)           0
5. FANDILS (75)                 0      O IS FOR OH GROSS (398)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)       12   6  0 66.7   1/ 1 WE GOT GAME (289)         9  5 0
 2- 2 DUNGEON CELL (388)       116  74  3 61.1   2- 4*MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)       2  1 0
 3- 3 FANDILS (75)             %1536 %1039 57 59.7   3- 2 FANDILS (75)              2  6 0
 4/ 5 WE GOT GAME (289)        168 121 12 58.1   4- 3 DUNGEON CELL (388)        1  0 0
 5/ 0*O IS FOR OH GROSS (398)    1   5  0 16.7   5/ 0*O IS FOR OH GROSS (398)   1  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Allow myself to introduce myself.  I am called by many names, but here in 
Ardivent I am called Chess Master.  We Got Game is part of Trump Gladiatorial 
Enterprises, although we prefer the relative anonymity of Ardiventi dive bars.  It's 
hard to believe We Got Game has been around long enough to amass 165 wins.  It pales 
in comparison to Wise Old Fandil's 1500+ wins, but they are on a different level.
     Over the turns, I've seen some good warriors come through.  4 graduates, although 
2 of them are now retired.  Kasparov's probably the best active graduate I've had; 
Alehkine (the first) is probably the best dead, although it's unlikely he'll ever 
return.  Alehkine I was designed to be nigh unkillable; the Universe wins the irony 
award on that one.
     Alehkine's Gun is one of the more interesting roll-ups I've seen.  Since 
Consortium gives away design advice for free, I thought I'd add my 2 cents to the 
Ardiventi Free Press.
     14-5-15-12-4-8-12 was Alehkine's Gun's original set up.  I looked briefly at the 
triple-17 design, resulting in 17-5-15-17-5-8-17 Striker.  It has a certain 
symmetrical beauty to it, but I'm not sure it gave the best chances of winning.  If 
only luck rolls were based on symmetrical beauty... I always like the chance to wield 
the Halbard, especially well-suited; being able to wield the Epee, too?  And with the 
same non-ADM warrior?  Icing on the cake!  And yet...  That 5 WL.  So I settled on 17-
5-15-17-7-8-15 Striker.  The 7 WL, in addition to slightly higher endurance rating, 
gave 4 more skills including an Attack and a Decis.  32 points in ST/SZ gives a chance 
at Tremendous damage.  That might be overkill, but as you can see we started with 29 
points there.  3 points for 4 skills plus a possible damage bump seemed a reasonable 
use of design points.
     With a little luck, AG could have a 60% winning percentage and a career that ends 
in immortal retirement (although I think Spassky sucked all the luck out of this team 
for the short term).  Or he might be well suited to the HL, and carry into a torchlit 
duel.  That's what I love about this game!  You just never know...

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for FLYING CAMEL, who flew up 9 points in 
the rankings after mashing FRATSFAN NOBLE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VIRGINAL CONCUBINE, and SPASSKY 
has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With SPASSKY clearing the throne, WE GOT GAME 
of NAKAMURA takes a proud seat as ARDIVENT's new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition 
points.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay. 
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARDIVENT arena.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARDIVENT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAKAMURA 4626                11   5  0    93       WE GOT GAME (289)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPASSKY 4604                 12   6  1    85       WE GOT GAME (289)
-SISSY 4607                   11  15  0    73       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLAYMORE 4572                 5   2  0    66       MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)
 MORPHY 4638                   5   5  0    60       WE GOT GAME (289)
 KOMODO 9 4618                12   5  0    59       WE GOT GAME (289)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONEY LAUNDERER 4579         13  11  0    51       DUNGEON CELL (388)
-JODI ANN 4639                10   9  1    50       FANDILS (75)
-FLAIL 4571                    5   1  0    45       MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)
-CHS BULLDOG 4620             12   7  0    43       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVANSVILLE 4655               4   2  1    39       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AUNT SADIE 4652               3   2  2    27       FANDILS (75)
-BLACK WIDOW 4651              2   2  0    25       DUNGEON CELL (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLYING CAMEL 4568             1   2  0    23       O IS FOR OH GROSS (398)
-BRUTE SQUAD 4649              1   0  0    14       DUNGEON CELL (388)
-BEC DE CORBIN 4573            2   3  0    11       MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COLD LUNCH 4564         0  1 0 O IS FOR OH GROS 398 MISTRESS FANDETT      787  NONE
FLAMING AMAZON 4566     0  1 0 O IS FOR OH GROS 398 BANDIT PRINCE         787  NONE
KY KLONDIKE 4565        0  1 0 O IS FOR OH GROS 398 BLACK ORC             787  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spassky, you old codger! That was quite a fine spotlight and column you wrote last 
turn. You seemed to accuse me of being quite old. I have to concur. Kudos. -- Fandil 
The Wise (and old)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COLD LUNCH was butchered by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KY KLONDIKE was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
FLAMING AMAZON was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SPASSKY was bested by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute contest.
NAKAMURA overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
KOMODO 9 devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MORPHY overpowered VISITING ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FLYING CAMEL overpowered FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 787 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NAKAMURA 4626              11   5  0   93 WE GOT GAME (289)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPASSKY 4604               12   6  1   85 WE GOT GAME (289)
TOTAL PARRY      KOMODO 9 4618              12   5  0   59 WE GOT GAME (289)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPASSKY 4604.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORPHY 4638.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAKAMURA 4626, KOMODO 9 
4618, FLYING CAMEL 4568, COLD LUNCH 4564, SPASSKY 4604, KY KLONDIKE 4565, FLAMING 
AMAZON 4566,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FLAMING AMAZON 4566.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KY KLONDIKE 4565, SPASSKY 4604, COLD LUNCH 4564, FLYING CAMEL 
4568, KOMODO 9 4618, NAKAMURA 4626, MORPHY 4638,  0,  0, and  0.