DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/10/2016    Duedate: 12/07/2016

DRAGONHEAD ARENA

DM-72    TURN-307

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CLEANING
BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)
(72-7588) [13-3-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CLEANING                       SKIN TICKET
BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)      FEAR FACTORY (1118)
(72-7588) [13-3-1,115]         (72-8630) [4-5-1,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GENE AUTRY                     BIASED JUDGES
COWBOY CROONERS (981)          BASH BROS OLYMPICS (1039)
(72-7838) [19-27-3,106]        (72-8153) [9-2-0,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS SNOW (1014)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OUTLAWS (643)               47
2. BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)   33      BASH BROS CONDO (979)
3. BASH BROS FISHERMAN (976)   27      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS CONDO (979)       25
5. BASH BROS OLYMPICS (1039)   22BASH BROS FISHERMAN (976)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SWEET TOOTH (986)          3   0  0  100   1/ 1 BASH BROS SNOW (1014)    12  3 0
 2- 2*EAT THIS! (1244)           2   0  0  100   2/ 3 OUTLAWS (643)             9  6 2
 3- 5 BB REALITY SHOW (824)     19   2  1 90.5   3/ 5*BB JUNK EMAIL (972)       7  2 0
 4/ 6*BASH BROS FISHERMA (976)  19   2  0 90.5   4/ 6*BASH BROS FISHERMA (976)  7  2 0
 5- 7 B B TECH SUPPORT (733)    23   3  4 88.5   5/14 BASH BROS FIREPLAC (934)  6  0 1
 6/10 BASH BROS CONDO (979)     21   3  1 87.5   6/ 7 BASH BROS GAS (989)       6  0 0
 7- 9 BASH BROS GARDENER (975)  13   2  0 86.7   7/ 8 BASH BROS NEWS (951)      6  1 0
 8/11 BASH BROS OLYMPIC (1039)  18   3  1 85.7   8/ 2*BASH BROS MLM (973)       6  3 0
 9/ 0*PBS KIDS (920)             6   1  1 85.7   9/13 BASH BROS DMV (924)       5  1 0
10/ 8*BB JUNK EMAIL (972)       17   3  1 85.0  10/ 9 BASH BROS CONDO (979)     5  1 0
11/ 4*BASH BROS MLM (973)       20   4  1 83.3  11/10 BASH BROS OLYMPIC (1039)  5  1 0
12-12*BASH BROS CANDLE (1023)   10   2  0 83.3  12- 4 BASH BROS REMOTE (960)    5  4 0
13-13 BASH BROS BUS (821)       31   7  1 81.6  13/15 ON MY BOOKSHELF (1126)    4  2 0
14-15 BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)  25   6  2 80.6  14/16 BASH BROS DIAPER (793)    4  2 0
15/ 0 CUB GREATS (1121)          8   2  0 80.0  15/19 BB SIDE MIRROR (1000)     3  0 0
16/ 0 PURPLE PLATYPI (659)      19   5  1 79.2  16/28 TWISTED SISTERS (644)     3  0 0
17/14 BASH BROS SNOW (1014)     45  12  2 78.9  17/12 BASH BROS BASEBALL (738)  3  1 0
18/17 BASH BROS FIREPLAC (934)  36  10  4 78.3  18/20*KABOOMERS (1048)          3  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21 BASH BROS GAS (989)       16   5  1 76.2  19/27 VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)     3  3 0
20/18 BASH BROS BASEBALL (738)  35  11  0 76.1  20/26 BASH BROS BEER (966)      3  3 0
21/20 BASH BROS NEWS (951)      31  10  0 75.6  21/25 BASH BROS B-MOVIE (1025)  3  3 0
22-19 BB INFOMERCIAL (969)      35  12  2 74.5  22-17 BB INFOMERCIAL (969)      2  0 1
23/22 BASH BROS TREES (871)     40  14  1 74.1  23-18 BASH BROS GARDENER (975)  2  0 0
24/ 0 RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)       35  13  2 72.9  24-11*FEAR FACTORY 2 (1117)     2  0 0
25/ 0 BAD COMBOS (689)          31  12  2 72.1  25-21 BB REALITY SHOW (824)     2  0 0
26/23 BASH BROS BEER (966)      17   7  0 70.8  26-29 BASH BROS BUS (821)       2  0 0
27-27 BASH BROS REMOTE (960)    38  16  2 70.4  27/32 BASH BROS TREES (871)     2  1 0
28/24 BASH BROS DIAPER (793)    21   9  0 70.0  28/46 FEAR FACTORY 16 (1153)    2  1 0
29/25 BASH BROS B-MOVIE (1025)  16   7  0 69.6  29/48 DEADLY RAGE (158)         2  1 0
30/28 BASH BROS LAWYER (730)    55  26  2 67.9  30/ 0 RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)       2  1 0
31-33 BASH BROS FRUIT (997)     10   6  0 62.5  31/37 BASH BROS TRAIN (803)     2  1 0
32/26*BASH BROS DISEASE (1031)   5   3  0 62.5  32/24 COWBOY CROONERS (981)     2  4 0
33/35 BASH BROS DMV (924)       18  11  0 62.1  33-41*EAT THIS! (1244)          1  0 0
34/32 BASH BROS TIRES (796)     49  30  2 62.0  34/ 0*PBS KIDS (920)            1  0 0
35/ 0 MONGREL HORDE (680)       58  37  7 61.1  35/ 0 CUB GREATS (1121)         1  0 0
36/36 BASH BROS TRAIN (803)     18  12  0 60.0  36-40*SWEET TOOTH (986)         1  0 0
37-34*FEAR FACTORY 2 (1117)      6   4  0 60.0  37/ 0 ONE LETTER OFF (917)      1  0 0
38/38 BB SIDE MIRROR (1000)      8   6  0 57.1  38/ 0 PURPLE PLATYPI (659)      1  0 0
39/37 DEADLY RAGE (158)        168 129  9 56.6  39-35*BASH BROS CANDLE (1023)   1  1 0
40/31*KABOOMERS (1048)           7   6  1 53.8  40-36 BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)  1  1 0
41-39 SPACE ACTION 99 (418)    100  96  8 51.0  41/ 0 BAD COMBOS (689)          1  1 0
42/29*DUCHY OF REN (1257)        2   2  1 50.0  42-33 B B TECH SUPPORT (733)    1  1 0
43/41 TWISTED SISTERS (644)     86 102  8 45.7  43/31*FEAR FACTORY (1118)       1  2 1
44/42 ON MY BOOKSHELF (1126)    46  60  2 43.4  44/22 DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)   1  2 0
45/ 0 ONE LETTER OFF (917)       6   8  0 42.9  45/44*FEAR FACTORY 9 (1146)     1  2 0
46/43 DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)   53  77  2 40.8  46/45*FEAR FACTORY 13 (1150)    1  2 0
47/45 COWBOY CROONERS (981)     52  81  3 39.1  47/47*FEAR FACTORY 19 (1211)    1  2 0
48/47 OUTLAWS (643)             81 135 10 37.5  48/30*DUCHY OF REN (1257)       1  2 0
49/46 VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)     28  47  1 37.3  49/49 BASH BROS LAWYER (730)    1  2 0
50/44*FEAR FACTORY 13 (1150)     2   4  0 33.3  50/34 BASH BROS TIRES (796)     1  2 0
51/51 FEAR FACTORY 16 (1153)     5  12  0 29.4  51/23*BASH BROS DISEASE (1031)  1  3 0
52/49*FEAR FACTORY 9 (1146)      2   5  0 28.6  52-50*FEAR FACTORY 7 (1144)     0  2 0
53/48*FEAR FACTORY 19 (1211)     2   5  0 28.6  53-42 BASH BROS FRUIT (997)     0  1 0
54/50*FEAR FACTORY (1118)        4  11  1 26.7  54-51*FEAR FACTORY 3 (1116)     0  1 0
55-52*FEAR FACTORY 3 (1116)      2   7  0 22.2  55-54 SPACE ACTION 99 (418)     0  1 0
56-53*FEAR FACTORY 7 (1144)      1   8  0 11.1  56/ 0 MONGREL HORDE (680)       0  1 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.

Well I'm off.  Assur has hopes that I will recapture my Rookie magic in my champ 
tourney.  It is certainly possible, but I'll be happy just surviving and gaining 
immortality.

Once I get that, my plan is to start my own reality show, one that really is 
realistic!

                                          -- Unreality

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt DRAGONHEAD will ever be the same.  I want to know who's buying the drinks for 
who tonight at The Dripping Blade, seeing as TWISTED SISTERS' 86-102-8 has earned 
them 16th place in the ranks.  Now, what did these guys have for breakfast this 
morning?  FEAR FACTORY 16 has turned a 1-0-0 into 28th place from 46th.  Give me the 
recipe!  I understand that The Dripping Blade is buying the drinks for DEADLY RAGE 
tonight, to honor their rise to 29th after this turns 1-0-0.  Hmmm.  Our condolences 
(or sneers, as the case may be) go out to FEAR FACTORY for their drop to 43rd from 
31st.  A 0-1-0 can do that.  It doesn't rain, but it pours for DYNASTY WARRIORS this 
turn, a 0-1-0 causing a 22 flight drop in the team rankings.  Hand that team a dry 
towel.  DUCHY OF REN must be either in pain, or numb, having dropped from 30th to 
48th this turn, with a 0-1-0 acting as the weight.  Our condolences (or sneers, as 
the case may be) go out to BASH BROS TIRES for their drop to 50th from 34th.  A 0-1-0 
can do that.  It doesn't rain, but it pours for BASH BROS DISEASE this turn, a 0-1-0 
causing a 28 flight drop in the team rankings.  Hand that team a dry towel.  The BASH 
BROS FISHERMAN guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, CLEANING fought 
DEADHOUSE GATES and gained 28 points and contributed to BASH BROS FIREPLACE's 2-0-1.  
DISCOVERY TOYS has lost to CAPTURED ORC, falling 20 points, while helping make BASH 
BROS MLM a 0-3-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, 
UNREALITY has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask CLEANING about the thrill 
of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to 
ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Dripping Blade?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the OUTLAWS stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on DRAGONHEAD, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding OUTLAWS more than any other team we find BASH BROS SNOW.  DRAGONHEAD, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was BASH BROS BEER's warrior NOT THE REAL THING.  More fighters challenged 
him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  ON MY BOOKSHELF has lost DEADHOUSE GATES to the arena in the sky, but they 
don't seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 17-19-1?  Is it really true that 
DRAGONHEAD has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLEANING 7588                13   3  1   115       BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNREALITY 7016               15   0  0   145       BB REALITY SHOW (824)
-TURBULENT BILLIARDS 6306     13   2  0   136       BAD COMBOS (689)
-BASES LOADED WALK 6582       11   1  0   122       BASH BROS BASEBALL (738)
-DEAD PLANTS 8159             13   1  0   119       BASH BROS GARDENER (975)
-LATE 7002                    16   1  0   115       BASH BROS BUS (821)
 STINKY 6864                  13   3  0   114       BASH BROS DIAPER (793)
 FORMS 7540                   10   2  0   113       BASH BROS DMV (924)
 4 HOUR GAMES 6579            14   4  0   111       BASH BROS BASEBALL (738)
-UNDERDOG 6250                15   3  0   110       MONGREL HORDE (680)
 REPETITIVE 7684              16   4  0   108       BASH BROS NEWS (951)
-RUDE DRIVER 7001             15   3  1   107       BASH BROS BUS (821)
 GENE AUTRY 7838              19  27  3   106       COWBOY CROONERS (981)
 FIRE WON'T START 7590        13   5  1   100       BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)
 BADGER 6121                  13   3  1   100       RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)
 SHOVELING 8014               12   1  1   100       BASH BROS SNOW (1014)
 SIX-GUN TAROT 8680            6   2  0    99       ON MY BOOKSHELF (1126)
 OVERGROWN 7263               23  10  0    97       BASH BROS TREES (871)
 SENSATIONALIZED 7683         11   6  0    93       BASH BROS NEWS (951)
 XIAHOU DUN 8784               9  15  0    93       DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)
 COPYCAT 5854                 17  22  1    92       OUTLAWS (643)
 ANNOYING ANNOUNCERS 8154      9   1  1    92       BASH BROS OLYMPICS (1039)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLGO 13 3689                16  23  1    90       SPACE ACTION 99 (418)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNOOP DOGGY DOGG 6245        12   7  1    90       MONGREL HORDE (680)
 MR RIGHT HANDED 6876         22  22  1    89       BASH BROS TIRES (796)
 NO VISIBILITY 8012            9   4  0    88       BASH BROS SNOW (1014)
 NOISY NEIGHBOR 7828          11   1  0    87       BASH BROS CONDO (979)
 MELTING FLOOD 8016           10   0  1    87       BASH BROS SNOW (1014)
-TWO FOR ONE 7777              8   0  1    87       BB INFOMERCIAL (969)
 WARLOCK 6137                 11  18  2    85       OUTLAWS (643)
 NOSY NEIGHBOR 7827           10   2  1    84       BASH BROS CONDO (979)
 LITHIUM 8234                 10  14  0    84       DEADLY RAGE (158)
 STEROID GAMES 6309            8   4  1    83       BAD COMBOS (689)
 SHIFTED 7941                  8   6  0    83       BB SIDE MIRROR (1000)
-TAX PENALTY 7311              8   3  0    83       BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)
-LOST IN COUCH 7734            9   2  1    80       BASH BROS REMOTE (960)
 PAY PER SECOND 6542          21  14  0    79       BASH BROS LAWYER (730)
 FULCRUM 6122                 15   5  0    78       RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)
 SKIN TICKET 8630              4   5  1    78       FEAR FACTORY (1118)
-TOP DOG 6249                 11   8  0    77       MONGREL HORDE (680)
 PUT ON CHAINS 8013            7   3  0    77       BASH BROS SNOW (1014)
 ROY ROGERS 7836              15  31  0    76       COWBOY CROONERS (981)
 LAWN DART CATCHING 6308       9   4  1    75       BAD COMBOS (689)
 BIASED JUDGES 8153            9   2  0    73       BASH BROS OLYMPICS (1039)
 419 7794                      7   0  1    73       BB JUNK EMAIL (972)
 ERNIE BANKS 8648              8   2  0    72       CUB GREATS (1121)
-GIGGLY JANE 5939             17  11  0    71       TWISTED SISTERS (644)
-ARRANGED 7312                 8   1  2    71       BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)
-CONVENIENCE 7310              9   2  0    68       BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD SPECIAL EFFECTS 8069      8   3  0    66       BASH BROS B-MOVIES (1025)
 HINT OF SLIME 7503            6   8  0    66       ONE LETTER OFF (917)
 DANIEL TIGER 7885             5   1  0    66       PBS KIDS (920)
 LEAK 7886                     9   1  1    65       BASH BROS GAS (989)
-DROP AND BREAK 7730           8   3  0    64       BASH BROS REMOTE (960)
 AMWAY 7795                    7   1  1    60       BASH BROS MLM (973)
 HERBALIFE 7796                7   1  0    60       BASH BROS MLM (973)
 CHAIN LETTER 7793             7   0  0    60       BB JUNK EMAIL (972)
-GORGOLLA 4146                 9  11  0    58       SPACE ACTION 99 (418)
 UNPREPARED 7811               6   1  0    58       BASH BROS FISHERMAN (976)
 TURNED OFF 7887               7   4  0    57       BASH BROS GAS (989)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOLLYPOP 7873                 3   0  0    54       SWEET TOOTH (986)
-ETERNAL REST 8626             4   0  0    51       FEAR FACTORY 2 (1117)
-TIME BOMB 8204                3   0  0    51       KABOOMERS (1048)
 BEAR 6221                     7   3  1    48       RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)
 LOCKE 9363                    7   4  0    48       OUTLAWS (643)
 DRUNK 7812                    7   0  0    48       BASH BROS FISHERMAN (976)
 NOT THE REAL THING 7762       9   3  0    47       BASH BROS BEER (966)
-NOT NEWS 7687                 4   0  0    47       BASH BROS NEWS (951)
 FISH STORY 7813               6   1  0    46       BASH BROS FISHERMAN (976)
 ANDREW JONES 5965             5   1  1    46       PURPLE PLATYPI (659)
 FULL AND HEAVY 6861           8   6  0    44       BASH BROS DIAPER (793)
-MOLDY 7930                    8   4  0    44       BASH BROS FRUIT (997)
-OYAMI 8689                    6   7  0    44       VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)
 PAWN 9673                     2   1  1    44       OUTLAWS (643)
-STUPID CONTESTANT 7018        4   1  1    43       BB REALITY SHOW (824)
-OVER AFTER FIRST 6583        10   6  0    41       BASH BROS BASEBALL (738)
-OUT OF BATTERIES 7732         9   3  1    41       BASH BROS REMOTE (960)
-JUDAH 4543                    5   8  2    41       SPACE ACTION 99 (418)
 DIG FOR CAR 8015              7   4  0    40       BASH BROS SNOW (1014)
 DISCOVERY TOYS 7798           6   2  0    40       BASH BROS MLM (973)
-DIABETES 8099                 4   0  0    40       BASH BROS DISEASE (1031)
-NOT AS ADVERTISED 7776        6   4  0    39       BB INFOMERCIAL (969)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BLUE TOAD 8694            4   6  0    39       VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)
 LETHAL DOSAGE 8862            5   9  0    38       FEAR FACTORY 16 (1153)
 HACKED TO PIECES 8847         2   4  0    37       FEAR FACTORY 13 (1150)
-PUNKA 9396                    2   0  0    34       EAT THIS! (1244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAKENOUTOFTHEROOM 7731        7   5  0    33       BASH BROS REMOTE (960)
-FIRE STARTER 8061             5   1  0    33       BASH BROS CANDLE (1023)
 TOMMYKNOCKERS 9210            4   8  0    33       VAR'S FAV BARS (1127)
-DOG DAYS OF SUMMER 9191       3   4  2    33       MONGREL HORDE (680)
-WANG YI 8775                  2   2  0    33       DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)
 LESS TASTE 7764               8   4  0    31       BASH BROS BEER (966)
 BAD SCRIPT 8068               7   3  0    31       BASH BROS B-MOVIES (1025)
 FLAME OUT 8205                2   1  1    31       KABOOMERS (1048)
 THE RED SHORE 9180            2   5  0    30       FEAR FACTORY 19 (1211)
-NO BATTERIES 7733             5   3  0    29       BASH BROS REMOTE (960)
-TRUTH HURTS 8627              2   1  0    29       FEAR FACTORY 2 (1117)
-LU SU 8773                    2   1  0    28       DYNASTY WARRIORS (1140)
-KALIBAK 4428                  5   4  0    26       SPACE ACTION 99 (418)
 LONG LINES 7537               6   6  0    24       BASH BROS DMV (924)
 HUNTER WILDER 9496            2   2  1    24       DUCHY OF REN (1257)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSED STOP 8276              5   4  0    23       BASH BROS TRAIN (803)
-DISPOSAL FEE 8221             2   0  0    23       BASH BROS TIRES (796)
 CATNIP 8203                   2   1  0    23       KABOOMERS (1048)
-VETALA 8672                   3   1  0    22       TWISTED SISTERS (644)
 MARS 9674                     2   0  1    22       OUTLAWS (643)
-FIVE MINUTE SPECIAL 7779      4   6  0    21       BB INFOMERCIAL (969)
-BIG SHOT BEBOP 8235           2   4  0    20       SPACE ACTION 99 (418)
 ECLIPSE 8676                  2   2  0    20       TWISTED SISTERS (644)
-FLASHPOINT 8622               2   3  0    19       FEAR FACTORY 3 (1116)
 BUY ME 7791                   3   3  0    18       BB JUNK EMAIL (972)
-BUYING INNOCENCE 6543         2   2  0    18       BASH BROS LAWYER (730)
 HEART 8101                    1   3  0    18       BASH BROS DISEASE (1031)
-PRIME CUT 8817                1   4  0    17       FEAR FACTORY 7 (1144)
 DEPUTY DOG 9435               0   2  0    16       MONGREL HORDE (680)
-VIRGO 9370                    1   0  0    13       TWISTED SISTERS (644)
-TERMINAL 8655                 3   2  0    11       TWISTED SISTERS (644)
 APES OF WRATH 8827            2   5  0    11       FEAR FACTORY 9 (1146)
-PRIMUS BASHER 7871            1   0  0    10       BAD COMBOS (689)
-TERRIBLE HOST 7019            0   1  0     7       BB REALITY SHOW (824)
-NICK JOHNSON 5968             0   1  0     1       PURPLE PLATYPI (659)
-LOSER 1 9368                  0   1  0     1       KABOOMERS (1048)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WAX SPILL 8060          5  1 0 BASH BROS CANDL 1023 SKIN TICKET 8630      305   
DEADHOUSE GATES 8677   17 19 1 ON MY BOOKSHELF 1126 CLEANING 7588         307   
MANIFOLD 9657           0  1 0 OUTLAWS 643          HUNTER WILDER 9496    304   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOCKE viciously subdued HACKED TO PIECES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
PAWN demolished CATNIP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
XIAHOU DUN was overpowered by STINKY in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
PUT ON CHAINS was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute fight.
SHOVELING overpowered VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DEADHOUSE GATES was dealt death by CLEANING in a 3 minute veteran's Title duel.
GENE AUTRY devastated MR RIGHT HANDED in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
REPETITIVE handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
FIRE WON'T START vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FORMS vanquished ROY ROGERS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
OVERGROWN defeated SKIN TICKET in a action packed 1 minute match.
4 HOUR GAMES overpowered LAWN DART CATCHING in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BADGER bested COPYCAT in a exciting 1 minute master's conflict.
BAD SPECIAL EFFECTS was savagely defeated by STEROID GAMES in a 1 minute brawl.
MELTING FLOOD overcame M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 2 minute gory fight.
SIX-GUN TAROT devastated PAY PER SECOND in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SHIFTED savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
NOISY NEIGHBOR bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
ANNOYING ANNOUNCERS overpowered VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HERBALIFE was overpowered by LITHIUM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
AMWAY was handily defeated by WARLOCK in a popular 1 minute mismatched competition.
FULCRUM was vanquished by NO VISIBILITY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
SENSATIONALIZED vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
BIASED JUDGES savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 6 minute gory match.
ERNIE BANKS vanquished DIG FOR CAR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
LEAK savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute brutal bout.
NOT THE REAL THING was vanquished by DANIEL TIGER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
NOSY NEIGHBOR handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven bout.
419 savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 2 minute brutal competition.
DISCOVERY TOYS was overpowered by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TOMMYKNOCKERS was savagely defeated by ANDREW JONES in a exciting 3 minute gory match.
UNPREPARED overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
DRUNK outlasted FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd boring 12 minute veteran vs. amateur fray.
CHAIN LETTER overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BEAR narrowly defeated THE RED SHORE in a exciting 5 minute gruesome struggle.
TURNED OFF defeated FLAME OUT in a 1 minute match.
FULL AND HEAVY was demolished by HINT OF SLIME in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.
LETHAL DOSAGE overpowered HEART in a 1 minute uneven bout.
FISH STORY overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HUNTER WILDER slimly lost to BAD SCRIPT in a exciting 2 minute gory duel.
THE BLUE TOAD demolished BUY ME in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
LESS TASTE narrowly defeated DEPUTY DOG in a action packed 4 minute bloody conflict.
LONG LINES defeated APES OF WRATH in a 2 minute brawl.
MISSED STOP overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven competition.
ECLIPSE handily defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MARS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      14         PARRY-LUNGE       58 -  13 -  2      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  11 -  1      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         STRIKING ATTACK   67 -  23 -  6      74  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         BASHING ATTACK    99 -  41 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        91 -  49 -  4      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    83 -  64 -  4      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  25 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  18 -  0      42  |

Turn 307 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         6 -  8         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  4                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     9 -  4                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CLEANING 7588              13   3  1  115 BASH BROS FIREPLACE (934)
STRIKING ATTACK  STINKY 6864                13   3  0  114 BASH BROS DIAPER (793)
AIMED BLOW       FORMS 7540                 10   2  0  113 BASH BROS DMV (924)
PARRY-STRIKE     4 HOUR GAMES 6579          14   4  0  111 BASH BROS BASEBALL (738)
BASHING ATTACK   REPETITIVE 7684            16   4  0  108 BASH BROS NEWS (951)
PARRY-LUNGE      SHOVELING 8014             12   1  1  100 BASH BROS SNOW (1014)
SLASHING ATTACK  FULCRUM 6122               15   5  0   78 RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)
WALL OF STEEL    LAWN DART CATCHING 6308     9   4  1   75 BAD COMBOS (689)
TOTAL PARRY      BIASED JUDGES 8153          9   2  0   73 BASH BROS OLYMPICS (1039)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GENE AUTRY 7838.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BIASED JUDGES 8153.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE RED SHORE 9180, 
DEADHOUSE GATES 8677, MELTING FLOOD 8016, 419 7794, ANDREW JONES 5965, BEAR 6221, 
HUNTER WILDER 9496, LESS TASTE 7764, CLEANING 7588, and STEROID GAMES 6309.

The least popular fighter this week was DRUNK 7812.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HEART 8101, NOT THE REAL THING 7762, HERBALIFE 7796, PAY PER SECOND 
6542, ROY ROGERS 7836, MR RIGHT HANDED 6876, XIAHOU DUN 8784, CATNIP 8203, MARS 9674, 
and APES OF WRATH 8827.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BADGER (72-6121) RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)

                   An Informative Guide to the Parry-Riposte Style

                             composed by Sir Jessie Jest

     Greetings to all.  After many weeks of compiling a database with informationon 
the parry-riposte, I would like to thank the many managers that donated their time and 
effort to make this project work.  We all hope that many managers benefit from these 
efforts to further the interest in this style.
     This article can also be found in the Duel Masters Web page on the internet at:  
http://www.netis.com/johnh/dm.htm 
     Also, for those of you who have e-mail access, I invite you to join in on the DM 
discussions on the Roundtable.  The roundtable is a forum that discusses anything that 
has to do with Duelmasters.  It is made up of many other DM managers like yourself, 
and will answer any question you have about the game.  To join the Round Table send e-
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                          ***            ***            *** 

     Parry-ripostes, or rippers, can be very deadly if trained and managed 
effectively.  Rippers aren't as widely understood as the more common high skill base 
styles are.   They do draw managers who like more of a challenge.  It is not a style 
for quick fix, so to speak.   They start with much less skill and development than 
many other styles.  This means they require a much longer development time before 
reaching that successful stage.  Rippers are not good short-term warriors.  They lack 
what it takes to get many wins early in their career.   When you make a ripper, you're 
in for the long haul.
     When making a ripper, it is good to think about making him survive through Basic.  
Rippers have the second highest death rate, with aimed blows being the first.  The 
main reasons for this, I believe, are poor warrior design and/or poor strategy.  
Rippers, even if designed exactly the same, vary more from one to another than most 
styles in general.  The aimed blow, I believe, is the only other style that varies 
more widely from one to another than the ripper.  Finding your ripper's likes and 
dislikes may be quite a task, indeed.
     The first thing to get a good ripper is warrior design.   His starting stats will 
greatly effect his starting skill bases as well.   Since rippers starting skill base 
is lower than some of the other styles, getting as many bonus skills from initial 
stats is very important.   These bonus skills are given most in the WIT and DEFTNESS 
stats.   Odd numbered stats are where most of the bonus skills are at, such as 13, 15, 
17 and 21.  There are no bonus stats to be gained at 19 in any stat except speed.  
Good rippers will have a minimum of 32 points between wit and deftness.  34 or more 
points is preferred. 17 or 21 WT and 17 or 21 DT makes the best rippers.

Ripper stats:

Strength:      7-11  gives you the range you need for all ripper weapons.

Con:           10-14 helps keep your ripper alive and helps with encumbrance.  A wise 
               manager would put any left over points here, rather than speed.  We'll
               get to that in a minute.

Size:          3-11,  no bigger.  It's a waste of points and kills your defense, which 
               is one thing that will keep your ripper alive.

Wit:           15, 17 or 21 -- No less.  You need the bonus skills and the quick 
               learning to make up for the lower skill base.

Will:          15+  Not necessary, but to be successful quicker in ADM get at least a 
               15.

Speed:         5-9   Speed is the most disputed thing among ripper managers.  It is 
               split 50/50 on its contribution to a rippers success.  I believe any 
               extra points left over after adding to odd number WT, WL, and DF should 
               go to CON, not speed.  It makes no difference whether you get those 
               skills gained from speed now, or later on.  They are still the same 
               number of skills.  Those few skills won't make as much difference 
               now, as CON does in keeping the ripper ALIVE.   A dead ripper's bases 
               don't matter much, now, do they?  ;)

Deftness       15,17, or 21 no less.  This is a MUST.  Deftness gives the most bonus 
               skills out of all the stats.   Unlike other styles, which start out 
               with higher bases, a ripper needs all the bonuses he can get.  Don't 
               skimp here.  Also, many of the rippers weapons require high deftness.

     The average skill bonuses you get for the parry-riposte style are as follows: 
(Taken from the "Ween Chart" that includes decimals)
Skill                                                Bonus
======                                               ======
Attack                                               -1.6
Parry                                                -0.1
Defense                                              -3
Initiative                                           3.1
Decise                                               1.8
Riposte                                              4.6

     Naturally, rippers get more bonus skills in the riposte area.  To help  
understand that chart, round the numbers up to the nearest whole number.   Example, 
Decise 1.8 = 2 extra decise skills.  There is no way to predict exactly what your 
ripper's starting skills will be.  But you can get a good idea when your get your 
overview back by using the skill chart which is not listed here.  There is the luck 
factor, which is a random number that RSI gives to make sure no two warriors are 
exactly alike.  Some are blessed and get more than average skills, whereas others get 
considerably less.  Rippers in general seem to get LESS more than MORE skill in the 
luck factor part of character generation.
     Listed below are some examples of actual rippers in ADM and Primus.Please take 
note of the + or extra skills these rippers received with thestats they have.  Notice 
the amount of extra skills they received from high WIT and DEFTNESS.  The luck factor 
had some play in these startingbases.  These are also examples of when the luck factor 
gives you MOREstarting base skills.  The one at the bottom, with the -2 skills, is an 
exampleof bad luck.  The average skill base totals is +4.8 or 5 skills rounded up.That 
means that if you get a ripper with more than + 5 skills to his base,he is lucky.  
Less than + 5 he is unlucky, depending on his stats.  If theripper has less than a 32 
total points WIT and DEFTNESS, his chancesof getting less than +5 is MUCH higher.   If 
you get more than +5 skills withless than 32 points in your WIT and DEFTNESS total,  
you a very lucky.One exception is when you have a 30 WIT/DEFTNESS total and a 21 
WILL.Then you should get +5 or better to your skill base.  If not, you are unlucky.

ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF    BASE: ATT    INIT   DEC    DEF    PAR   RIP      (Bonus +/-)
17-13-4-17-9-9-15             60(0)  60(+4) 30(+2) 40(-1) 45(+1) 65(+5);     +11
9-13-8-17-15-5-17             55(-1) 55(+4) 15(0)  30(-4) 55(+3) 70(+6);     +8
11-9-12-15-17-5-17            55(0)  35(+2) 20(+1) 30(-3) 45(-1) 75(+9);     +8
9-12-5-17-15-9-17             45(-3) 50(+1) 40(+3) 45(-2) 40(0)  70(+5);     +4
10-10-9-21-15-4-15            60(-1) 50(+2) 45(+5) 35(-4) 35(0)  65(+5);     +7
8-9-7-17-17-9-17              50(-3) 50(-1) 50(+4) 50(-2) 40(+1) 85(+8);     +5
8-10-12-17-17-3-17            60(-1) 45(0)  25(+2) 30(-5) 40(+1) 55(+4);     +1
8-9-8-15-11-12-21             50(-2) 75(+5) 35(+2) 35(-4) 50(+1) 80(+5);     +7
12-10-8-17-11-9-17            40(-3) 45(0)  40(+4) 30(-4) 15(-4) 70(+5);     -2

     The numbers in the parenthesis are the + or - the projected skill base for that 
set of numbers.  Example:  +5 means that he got 5 more than the average projection.  
Pluses are good and minuses are bad.
     A simple method to see whether or not your ripper was lucky is to add the WIT and 
DEFTNESS together.  If it is above 32 then you should get + 5 as an average, and any 
more than +5 is lucky.  The higher the WIT/DEFTNESS total the higher the average.  
This is a quick guesstimate to see if your ripper was unlucky at getting a good number 
starting skills.  It is not an exact way to tell.  You can tell more accurately by 
using the skill chart that lists the skill bonuses, and the style modifiers.
     Good WIT statements for a good ripper include high order ATTACK, DEFENSE, and 
PARRY.   An initiative statement is nice, but harder to come by for a ripper, unless 
you give up one of those 3 up there.  If you get ATTACK, DEFENSE, PARRY and INITIATIVE 
high order you have a GREAT ripper.   Rippers almost always get some kind of Riposte 
statement.  Riposte isn't really as important as those 4 up there are in the long run.  
Decise skill is meaningless to a ripper. 

ARMOR
-----------
     Rippers should wear heavy armor at the beginning of their career.  It is  better 
to run a ripper defensively or `scum' him for awhile until he gains more skill.  When 
he starts getting his experts in defense and parry, then you can take off some armor.   
Rippers are more like to DIE in their first 10-15 fights than later on when they have 
more skill and experience.
     Some people don't like playing defensively, and run them offensively at the 
beginning.  Rippers are long term projects and are not ready for this.  They lack the 
skill and experience to do this in the beginning.  For this reason, and the fact most 
people don't put much armor on them at the start of their career, is why so many 
rippers DIE.  Putting heavy armor on them and playing them defensively, increases the 
ripper's chance to make it to ADM ALIVE.  I've put rippers in ACM and APA in basic for 
their first 15 fights.  It keeps them alive and gets them learns without affecting 
their performance.

Weapons
-------------

     Your ripper's favorite weapon is VERY important.  Rippers have a very limited 
number of weapons to choose from, but do have some good ones.

     This is a list of ripper weapons.  They are listed in order of which is best to 
which is worst according to a poll of 58 ripper mgrs.

1.  Scimitar -- The best ripper weapon, without question.
2.  Longsword
3.  Epee -- I wouldn't advise using this weapon in Basic.
4.  Shortsword
5.  Shortspear
6.  Longspear
7.  Hatchet

     Using that chart above, you can tell whether or not your ripper got stuck with a 
lousy favorite weapon.  Down below is more info on ripper's favorite weapons.

Out of 44 parry-ripostes, the following is a chart of the favorite weapons they got:  
EP (11), SC (8), LO (8), LS (4), SS (7), SH (6)
     Notice that most got the top 3 ripper weapons.  Just hope your ripper doesn't get 
stuck with a lame weapon.

Off-hand weapon
------------------------
     Rippers do better with 2 weapons than one.  In ADM, a ripper can use either one 
or 2 and still be effective.  Shortswords and hatchets are the most effective.  
Daggers and shields are OK, but not really good in ADM.  If you have a ripper with 
high enough deftness, twin longswords or scimitars can be devastating.  Rippers have 
an unusually high chance of being ambidextrous.

Strategy- Using tactics
-------------------------------
     Rippers in general don't react well to tactics.  This is agreed on by most ripper 
managers.  They can use lunge, dodge, response and parry to some effectiveness.  Out 
of 44 rippers, 3 got Lunge, 6 got Riposte, and 3 got Parry as a favorite tactic.  
Riposte tactic is lame, and should never be used on a ripper.  He ripostes well enough 
without that tactic.  All it will do is penalize him in other important areas.

Strategy- (favorite rhythms)
-------------------------------------
     Unlike other styles, the ripper favorite rhythm is used more closely.  Most 
managers use different strategies in basic than they do in ADM for their rippers.   
They play it more by ear in Basic, and stick mostly to the ripper's favorite rhythms 
in ADM.  Unless, of course, they have very bad rhythms for favorites.  Then they may 
go back to playing it by ear.

Below is a graph of 44 Parry - Riposte's favorite rhythms.

A. L. -- O. E.      VL         LO         MO        HI         VH   TOTALS
VL                   3          1          2         0          0      6
LO                   2          1          2         2          0      7   
MO                   2         19          0         1          0     22
HI                   2          0          5         2          0      9
VH                   0          0          0         0          0      0
TOTALS               9         21          9         5          0

     As you can see, most of the favorites for a Parry Riposte fall in the LOW 
offensive and moderate activity range.
     To give someone an example of a basic strategy, I will give you an example below.

MIN      1         2        3       4        5         6        Desp.

OL       2         2        2       4        4         3           7
AL       2         2        2        4       4         2           7
KD       5         5        5        6       6         5           5
Att     RA----------------------------------------------->
Pro     HE----------------------------------------------->

     You can experiment with other strategies, and might even check out how your 
ripper likes tactics.
     In ADM, I'd stick with the favorite rhythms, unless they aren't working for him.

Best style match-ups for a ripper in basic are: PR, TP, BA, PS, WS.
Worst in Basic are :  SL, LU, AB, PL, ST.

Best style Match-ups in ADM are: TP, PR, BA, ST, PS.
Worst in ADM are : LU, SL, WS, PL, AB.

     Well, that should be enough information to get any manager started with a good 
ripper.   If you need more information about rippers or anything else about DM, 
contact me.   I can be reached via e-mail at 103260.3347@ compuserve.com or you can 
Diplo me at the Joker's Wild 2 in DM 75.  I hope this helped someone.

Cheers,
Sir Jessie Jest

Credits -- Major contributors:

Mitch Nakagawa -AKA- Sensei                          Slowburn
Glenn Uren -AKA- Heretic                             JRK
Jeanette Jerles -AKA- Shark                          Jester
Gary Triplett -AKA- Miles                            The Boss Man
The Lunatic                                          Voo-Doo
Assurnasirbanipal                                    Soultaker
Lord Bosk                                            Buri
C.J Caviness -AKA- The Visionist                     Doctor Scot
Manager(Dwayne)                                      Revenant
Eric Goche                                           Seeker
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Johan Behrenfeldt -AKA- Bartender  

and many others.