DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/14/2017    Duedate: 03/27/2017

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-648

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CROAKED KAYE
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)
(63-3065) [13-6-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CROAKED KAYE                   FAT DIAMOND
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)        BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
(63-3065) [13-6-0,109]         (63-3311) [6-0-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHUCKS                         SHUCKS
EXCLAMATION! (350)             EXCLAMATION! (350)
(63-3214) [11-2-0,90]          (63-3214) [11-2-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)    41
2. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)     20      EXCLAMATION! (350)
3. BAD GIRLS (325)              0      Unchartered Team
4. NUTS! (345)                  0
5. EXCLAMATION! (350)         -16      BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  20   8  0 71.4   1/ 2*BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  7  1 0
 2/ 1 EXCLAMATION! (350)        52  26  4 66.7   2/ 1 EXCLAMATION! (350)        6  1 0
 3/ 3 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)   14  11  0 56.0   3- 3 BAD GIRLS (325)           3  2 0
 4- 4 BAD GIRLS (325)          149 139 14 51.7   4/ 5 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)   1  1 0
 5- 5 NUTS! (345)               60  65  8 48.0   5- 4 NUTS! (345)               1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in AMEN-TEI a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as EXCLAMATION! is pushed out of top team by BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD, who came 
from 2nd with a 4-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, ANNO DOMINI fought AMBITIOUS GUARD 
and gained 17 points and contributed to BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD's 4-0-0.  And all eyes 
were on CROAKED KAYE this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  AMEN-TEI 
has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at The Swinging Aardvark?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  NUTS! has cause to stand tall, as they were AMEN-TEI's most 
avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who avoided 
NUTS! stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was GARBAGE PAIL KIDS.  Anyone 
surprised?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that AMEN-TEI has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, AMEN-TEI, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in AMEN-TEI and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in AMEN-TEI again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROAKED KAYE 3065            13   6  0   109       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIFFY 3161                  14   4  1   110       EXCLAMATION! (350)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHUCKS 3214                  11   2  0    90       EXCLAMATION! (350)
 AWESOME 3159                  9   2  0    86       EXCLAMATION! (350)
-CASHEW 3204                  10   2  3    79       NUTS! (345)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOW 3160                      9   4  3    63       EXCLAMATION! (350)
-HOLY COW 3175                 9   1  0    62       EXCLAMATION! (350)
 FAT DIAMOND 3311              6   0  0    62       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
-MACADAMIA 3215               12   8  2    60       NUTS! (345)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNO DOMINI 3313              5   1  0    45       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
-ARM & HAMMER 3310             3   1  0    36       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312           5   1  0    24       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOKYO ROSE 3340               2   1  0    22       BAD GIRLS (325)
-KURRAJONG 3327                2   0  0    19       NUTS! (345)
-EVA BRAUN 3342                1   0  0    13       BAD GIRLS (325)
 CURE FOR AIDS 3346            1   0  0    13       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
-MA BARKER 3330                1   1  0     8       BAD GIRLS (325)
-SILLY SALLY 3075              0   1  0     1       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)
-ROAIE O. 3344                 0   1  0     1       BAD GIRLS (325)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AWESOME was devastated by CROAKED KAYE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SHUCKS viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 7 minute brutal battle.
FAT DIAMOND overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
ANNO DOMINI overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOUSEHOLD NAME bested FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute brawl.
CURE FOR AIDS vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   4 -  1      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 648 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:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CROAKED KAYE 3065          13   6  0  109 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHUCKS 3214                11   2  0   90 EXCLAMATION! (350)
STRIKING ATTACK  AWESOME 3159                9   2  0   86 EXCLAMATION! (350)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHUCKS 3214.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SHUCKS 3214.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAT DIAMOND 3311, ANNO DOMINI 
3313, HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312, CROAKED KAYE 3065, CURE FOR AIDS 3346, AWESOME 3159,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was AWESOME 3159.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CURE FOR AIDS 3346, CROAKED KAYE 3065, HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312, ANNO DOMINI 
3313, FAT DIAMOND 3311, SHUCKS 3214,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CROAKED KAYE (63-3065) GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)

               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