DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-343

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOGGED UP MIRROR
BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
(54-3231) [8-2-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOGGED UP MIRROR               CHEOPA
BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)       CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)
(54-3231) [8-2-0,104]          (54-3280) [3-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEAKY TOILET                   KOLBY
BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)       CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)
(54-3112) [12-16-0,86]         (54-3279) [2-1-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)    51
2. CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)       22      TREES (340)
3. KILLER B'S (348)            19      Unchartered Team
4. TREES (340)                 16
5. ASKEWNIVERSE (349)           0      CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ASKEWNIVERSE (349)         7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331) 14  1 3
 2/ 3 TREES (340)               38  31  2 55.1   2/ 4*CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)     8  7 1
 3/ 2*CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)      8   7  1 53.3   3/ 5*KILLER B'S (348)          7  7 0
 4/ 4 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  62  60  4 50.8   4/ 2 TREES (340)               6  4 0
 5- 5*GOT BLOOD? (345)           4   5  0 44.4   5- 3*ASKEWNIVERSE (349)        3  2 0
 6/ 6*KILLER B'S (348)           9  15  0 37.5   6- 6*GOT BLOOD? (345)          1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TROCAR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see FOGGED UP MIRROR win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, FOGGED UP MIRROR beat ASH and ASH lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
CLEANING TIME Dark Arena Challenged JENNE THE KNIFE for TROCAR's Title this turn, and 
guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, TROCAR may be getting 
bland, as CLEANING TIME stays top dog in the city.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From TROCAR's trash 
dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
TROCAR, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  KILLER B'S the most avoided team? 
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was CHEEZY GOODNESS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, ELM was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Whoa!  I'll even buy CLEANING TIME a drink tonight!  
Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good side!  BASH 
BROS BATHROOM has cause to pause today, as OUT OF TP was sent to the Dark Arena, and 
came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  Honor is like a chainmail 
shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me 
on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in TROCAR to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
TROCAR.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the 
kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOGGED UP MIRROR 3231         8   2  0   104       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINKY 3116                  14  14  1    89       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 LEAKY TOILET 3112            12  16  0    86       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 ASH 3205                     11   3  0    78       TREES (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUT OF TP 3258                5   0  2    66       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIR 3251                      5   0  1    45       TREES (340)
 YEW 3209                      7   7  0    44       TREES (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEOPA 3280                   3   0  0    33       CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)
 MOONSTER 3276                 2   1  1    29       CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)
 KOLBY 3279                    2   1  0    29       CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)
 ELM 3206                      6   8  0    26       TREES (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY 3265                    3   2  0    20       KILLER B'S (348)
 BOBBY 3266                    3   2  0    19       KILLER B'S (348)
-JAY 3275                      2   0  0    15       ASKEWNIVERSE (349)
-ALYSSA JONES 3272             2   0  0    15       ASKEWNIVERSE (349)
-BRENDA 3268                   2   2  0    14       KILLER B'S (348)
-DANTE HICKS 3274              2   0  0    14       ASKEWNIVERSE (349)
 OAK 3250                      2   3  0    10       TREES (340)
-KINGSLAYER 3248               2   2  0     9       GOT BLOOD? (345)
-DEMON MONKEY 3249             2   2  0     8       GOT BLOOD? (345)
 JACKI 3277                    1   2  0     5       CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)
-SILENT BOB 3273               1   1  0     5       ASKEWNIVERSE (349)
 BEATRICE 3269                 0   5  0     5       KILLER B'S (348)
-RANDALL GRAVES 3271           0   2  0     2       ASKEWNIVERSE (349)
 MOUSE 3282                    0   1  0     1       CHEEZY GOODNESS (350)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LONG TALL LEMUEL        0  0 0 DARK ARENA           OUT OF TP 3258        343  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BARRY 3267              1  4 0 KILLER B'S 348       MASTER JARETH OK      343  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLEANING TIME barely slew JENNE THE KNIFE in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
OUT OF TP slaughtered LONG TALL LEMUEL in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BARRY was assassinated by MASTER JARETH OKARRA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
ASH was devastated by FOGGED UP MIRROR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
CHEOPA devastated ELM in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
BEATRICE was defeated by OAK in a 1 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
STINKY devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
LEAKY TOILET viciously subdued VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
YEW won victory over KOLBY in a action packed 4 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
FIR savagely defeated RIRORNI SLAVER in a 3 minute brutal fight.
BILLY savagely defeated JACKI in a crowd pleasing 2 minute amateur's competition.
BOBBY subdued MOUSE in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
MOONSTER handily defeated MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  15 -  3      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  2      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 343 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FOGGED UP MIRROR 3231       8   2  0  104 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
TOTAL PARRY      ASH 3205                   11   3  0   78 TREES (340)
PARRY-LUNGE      FIR 3251                    5   0  1   45 TREES (340)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEAKY TOILET 3112.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KOLBY 3279.  The ten other most popular fighters were BILLY 3265, LEAKY 
TOILET 3112, YEW 3209, FIR 3251, OUT OF TP 3258, FOGGED UP MIRROR 3231, CHEOPA 3280, 
STINKY 3116, OAK 3250, and BOBBY 3266.

The least popular fighter this week was BEATRICE 3269.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOUSE 3282, JACKI 3277, ELM 3206, ASH 3205, BARRY 3267, MOONSTER 3276, 
BOBBY 3266, OAK 3250, STINKY 3116, and CHEOPA 3280.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CLEANING TIME (54-3200) BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

                          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