DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/19/2015    Duedate: 07/16/2015

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-321

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

URDNOT WREX
MASS EFFECT (332)
(54-3119) [10-0-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

URDNOT WREX                    LEAKY TOILET
MASS EFFECT (332)              BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
(54-3119) [10-0-0,130]         (54-3112) [4-2-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VICTORIAN MANDARIN             SPECIES 37
SPARF! (310)                   MASS EFFECT (332)
(54-2911) [16-11-0,96]         (54-3163) [7-0-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MASS EFFECT (332)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. USELESS TOOLS (219)         39
2. MASS EFFECT (332)           30      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. THE DISCIPLES (339)         16      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)    13
5. SPARF! (310)                -4      BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USELESS TOOLS (219)      242 114 12 68.0   1/ 1 MASS EFFECT (332)         9  6 0
 2/ 2 MASS EFFECT (332)         30  20  0 60.0   2/ 3 USELESS TOOLS (219)       8  2 1
 3/ 3 SPARF! (310)             118  82  6 59.0   3/ 2*BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  6  7 0
 4/ 4*BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  14  13  1 51.9   4/ 4 SPARF! (310)              4  4 0
 5/ 0*THE DISCIPLES (339)        1   1  0 50.0   5/ 0*THE DISCIPLES (339)       1  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

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TROCAR to see 
what's new.  MVP award for SLO-MO MAILMAN?  USELESS TOOLS' proud of him after beating 
UNFLUSHED and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  PHILOSOPHER got 
smashed by JACK, and lost 10 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most 
popular guy in all TROCAR.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) 
This Duelmaster is like something else!  URDNOT WREX stopped DYSLEXIC EDITOR dead in 
his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask 
me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  MASS EFFECT was TROCAR's most avoided team.  Is there 
some award for that?  I don't know what SPARF!'s been doing.  They certainly haven't 
been accepting many fights from MASS EFFECT, that's fer sher.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  D'ya think SLO-MO MAILMAN is feeling guilty for killing BASH BROS 
BATHROOM's UNFLUSHED, a mere boy?  Naah, I doubt it.  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 gotta leave.  TROCAR is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URDNOT WREX 3119             10   0  0   130       MASS EFFECT (332)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911      16  11  0    96       SPARF! (310)
 DYSLEXIC EDITOR 3053         13   3  1    93       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 YAHOO WAHOO 2733             17  11  0    91       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLO-MO MAILMAN 3055           9   3  1    89       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063       9   3  0    74       USELESS TOOLS (219)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPECIES 37 3163               7   0  0    53       MASS EFFECT (332)
 JACK 3123                     7   3  0    53       MASS EFFECT (332)
 PHILOSOPHER 2949              4   2  1    41       SPARF! (310)
 LEAKY TOILET 3112             4   2  0    40       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 PAMELA TWITCH 2950            6   3  0    38       SPARF! (310)
 LIVERMORE 2948                8   2  0    34       SPARF! (310)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLEANING TIME 3200            2   0  0    23       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 LEGION 3121                   5   5  0    20       MASS EFFECT (332)
 STINKY 3116                   3   3  1    15       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 XEPHYRIA 3198                 1   0  0    15       THE DISCIPLES (339)
 THE ILLUSIVE MAN 3188         1   4  0    13       MASS EFFECT (332)
 LEFT-HANDED MUG 3202          1   0  0     6       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 SPIRO HORN 3197               0   1  0     1       THE DISCIPLES (339)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO TOILET PAPER 3201    0  1 0 BASH BROS BATHRO 331 GRALL ONE-EAR         321  NONE
UNFLUSHED 3115          4  2 0 BASH BROS BATHRO 331 SLO-MO MAILMAN 3055   321   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yahoo Wahoo -- Good thing my very existence is more shameful than any loss I might 
suffer. -- Unflushed

The Illusive Man -- But good fighting does work.  Well done. -- Stinky

Pamela -- I'll get it fixed in good time -- Leaky Toilet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO TOILET PAPER was butchered by GRALL ONE-EAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLO-MO MAILMAN murdered UNFLUSHED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PAMELA TWITCH was narrowly defeated by SPECIES 37 in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
URDNOT WREX overpowered DYSLEXIC EDITOR in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
VICTORIAN MANDARIN vanquished GURTARGAN MONK in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
YAHOO WAHOO outlasted SHAGORNAN WILD MAN in a 7 minute mismatched brawl.
DISSOLVABLE DIAPER luckily beat VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 4 minute melee.
JACK won victory over PHILOSOPHER in a popular 1 minute duel.
LIVERMORE won victory over STINKY in a 3 minute duel.
LEGION was overpowered by LEAKY TOILET in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE ILLUSIVE MAN slimly lost to CLEANING TIME in a 3 minute brutal novice's bout.
XEPHYRIA demolished PRETTY LERONA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SPIRO HORN was viciously subdued by LEFT-HANDED MUG in a 2 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   5 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 321 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  URDNOT WREX 3119           10   0  0  130 MASS EFFECT (332)
LUNGING ATTACK   VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911    16  11  0   96 SPARF! (310)
TOTAL PARRY      YAHOO WAHOO 2733           17  11  0   91 USELESS TOOLS (219)
BASHING ATTACK   SPECIES 37 3163             7   0  0   53 MASS EFFECT (332)
AIMED BLOW       JACK 3123                   7   3  0   53 MASS EFFECT (332)
WALL OF STEEL    PAMELA TWITCH 2950          6   3  0   38 SPARF! (310)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SPECIES 37 3163.  The ten other most popular fighters were STINKY 3116, 
URDNOT WREX 3119, THE ILLUSIVE MAN 3188, JACK 3123, LEAKY TOILET 3112, CLEANING TIME 
3200, LEFT-HANDED MUG 3202, PAMELA TWITCH 2950, VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911, and 
DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063.

The least popular fighter this week was YAHOO WAHOO 2733.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LEGION 3121, DYSLEXIC EDITOR 3053, UNFLUSHED 3115, SPIRO HORN 
3197, LIVERMORE 2948, SLO-MO MAILMAN 3055, NO TOILET PAPER 3201, XEPHYRIA 3198, 
PHILOSOPHER 2949, and DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063.

                        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!

               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. 

                     MR. GHERKIN'S MERKIN (38-4993) WHAT?  (412) 
                      NY STATE OF MIND (11-7402) ILLMATIC  (626) 
                        ESTRADA (82-31507) EX-PHILLIS  (5190) 
                    POPE BOB (82-43134) BLESS US, EVERYONE  (7220) 
                     MOPE (82-39892) 4 LETTER ACTIVITIES  (6637) 
                  TEST TUBE BABY (82-49949) STREET PIZZAD XX  (8395) 
                     MICRO (84-42149) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT  (7326) 
                      CARDIO (84-18131) ZOMBIE SQUAD 127  (3216) 
                         TINGO (1-9057) SERPENTS' HOLD  (642) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes