DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-364

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BONESCRAPER
MESOPOTAMIA (389)
(50-3837) [26-7-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRUSHING BELIAL                POSITION IS EMPTY
MESOPOTAMIA (389)              
(50-3840) [19-11-2,96]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COLD WEATHER                   COLD WEATHER
BASH BROS SPORTS (405)         BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
(50-3883) [6-3-0,78]           (50-3883) [6-3-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MESOPOTAMIA (389)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MESOPOTAMIA (389)           41
2. BASH BROS SPORTS (405)      14      MESOPOTAMIA (389)
3. WORLD BLADES 12 (409)        0      Unchartered Team
4. BOOK OF THOMAS (421)       -27
                                       BROADSWORDS (142)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MESOPOTAMIA (389)        128  91  5 58.4   1/ 2 MESOPOTAMIA (389)        10  0 1
 2/ 2 BASH BROS SPORTS (405)    61  69  1 46.9   2/ 1 BASH BROS SPORTS (405)    5  9 0
 3- 4*WORLD BLADES 12 (409)      6   7  0 46.2   3/ 3 BOOK OF THOMAS (421)      3  8 2
 4/ 3 BOOK OF THOMAS (421)      34  44  3 43.6   4- 4*WORLD BLADES 12 (409)     2  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  
MESOPOTAMIA now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for NERGAL'S FURY, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after 
mashing WHITER SHADE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was WHITER SHADE, who dropped 11 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with NERGAL'S FURY.  Going for the gusto and coming up with 
aught but bloody knuckles was BASH BROS SPORTS' COLD WEATHER, who was turned away 
from the Duelmastership by BONESCRAPER.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, 
just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that BOOK OF THOMAS was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of BOOK OF THOMAS' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  BOOK OF 
THOMAS + Weapons That go Boom = BASH BROS SPORTS + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but 
if challenges were votes, VERTICAL would be president.  Although it may be a contest 
he doesn't want to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     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.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONESCRAPER 3837             26   7  0    94       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRUSHING BELIAL 3840         19  11  2    96       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLD WEATHER 3883             6   3  0    78       BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
 EXTRA LONG SHIFT 3836         8   6  0    76       BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
 REGULAR SEASON 3894           9   5  0    67       BASH BROS SPORTS (405)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INNUIT 3795                   5   3  0    66       WORLD BLADES 12 (409)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERGAL'S FURY 3885            7   7  1    47       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 SLUSHY ICE 3895               8  17  0    45       BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
 CACTUS JACK 3916              8   9  1    39       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
 MARBLE MOUTH 3940             4   4  0    36       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITER SHADE 3935             7   8  1    33       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
 DEAD GODS 4SALE 3911          5   3  0    27       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAQAR 3941                    2   0  1    20       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 VERTICAL 3961                 2   3  0    19       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
 DISTURBIA 3964                1   1  1    10       BOOK OF THOMAS (421)
-ROCKY MTN 3939                1   1  0     7       WORLD BLADES 12 (409)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OFF SEASON 3962         0  2 0 BASH BROS SPORTS 405 DISTURBIA 3964        363   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD GODS 4SALE bested VERTICAL in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
BONESCRAPER unbelievably bested COLD WEATHER in a exciting 9 minute Title duel.
CRUSHING BELIAL demolished EXTRA LONG SHIFT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
REGULAR SEASON devastated CACTUS JACK in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MARBLE MOUTH was luckily beaten by SLUSHY ICE in a 7 minute competition.
WHITER SHADE was savagely defeated by NERGAL'S FURY in a exciting 2 minute struggle.
DISTURBIA slimly lost to ZAQAR in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  11 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  2      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 364 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BONESCRAPER 3837           26   7  0   94 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
BASHING ATTACK   CRUSHING BELIAL 3840       19  11  2   96 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
STRIKING ATTACK  COLD WEATHER 3883           6   3  0   78 BASH BROS SPORTS (405)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COLD WEATHER 3883.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was COLD WEATHER 3883.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARBLE MOUTH 
3940, NERGAL'S FURY 3885, VERTICAL 3961, BONESCRAPER 3837, REGULAR SEASON 3894, DEAD 
GODS 4SALE 3911, ZAQAR 3941, CRUSHING BELIAL 3840, CACTUS JACK 3916, and DISTURBIA 
3964.

The least popular fighter this week was WHITER SHADE 3935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SLUSHY ICE 3895, EXTRA LONG SHIFT 3836, DISTURBIA 3964, CACTUS 
JACK 3916, CRUSHING BELIAL 3840, ZAQAR 3941, DEAD GODS 4SALE 3911, REGULAR SEASON 
3894, BONESCRAPER 3837, and VERTICAL 3961.

               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