DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2015    Duedate: 07/13/2015

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-291

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PRODIGAL SUN
SUPER STARS (629)
(73-5851) [12-1-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PRODIGAL SUN                   POSITION IS EMPTY
SUPER STARS (629)              
(73-5851) [12-1-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUN RAY                        RASMUS
SUPER STARS (629)              GASHOUSE GANG (622)
(73-5490) [15-5-0,92]          (73-5940) [11-1-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GASHOUSE GANG (622)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GASHOUSE GANG (622)         39
2. DUDS (602)                  28      GASHOUSE GANG (622)
3. SUPER STARS (629)           15      Unchartered Team
4. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)         10
5. CALENDAR GIRLS (453)         9      I HATE BUGS!!! (359)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CM - BASH BROS (697)       2   0  0  100   1/ 3 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       8  2 1
 2- 2*FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)       1   0  1  100   2/ 4 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       5  0 0
 3- 5*FEAR FACTORY (731)         1   0  0  100   3/ 9 SUPER STARS (629)         5  3 0
 4- 6*FEAR FACTORY 8 (738)       1   0  0  100   4/ 1 DUDS (602)                5  4 0
 5- 7*FEAR FACTORY 17 (747)      1   0  0  100   5/ 2 WHO DA MAN? (749)         5  6 0
 6- 3*FEAR FACTORY 18 (748)      1   0  0  100   6- 0 BASH BROS PAINTING (753)  4  6 1
 7- 8 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       45   5  2 90.0   7/ 6 MONGOL HORDE (658)        3  1 0
 8/ 9 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       75  15  6 83.3   8- 8 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       2  1 1
 9/10 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      32   9  0 78.0   9/17 CALENDAR GIRLS (453)      2  1 0
10/11 SUPER STARS (629)         69  22  3 75.8  10-11*FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)      1  0 1
11/12 MONGOL HORDE (658)        67  23  3 74.4  11-13*FEAR FACTORY (731)        1  0 0
12-13 SUE'S BOYS (632)          65  28  4 69.9  12- 7*CM - BASH BROS (697)      1  0 0
13-14 THE BULLS (43)           215 114 11 65.3  13-14*FEAR FACTORY 8 (738)      1  0 0
14/ 0 BASH BROS PAINTING (753)  31  19  1 62.0  14-15*FEAR FACTORY 17 (747)     1  0 0
15/16 DUDS (602)                89  58  3 60.5  15-16*FEAR FACTORY 18 (748)     1  0 0
16/17 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      478 361 38 57.0  16- 5 GREAT OLD ONES (705)      1  1 1
17-18 GREAT OLD ONES (705)      15  14  2 51.7  17-18*FEAR FACTORY 12 (742)     1  1 0
18-19*FEAR FACTORY 12 (742)      1   1  0 50.0  18-19*FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)     1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-20*FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)      1   1  0 50.0  19/22 THE BEGINNING (355)       0  3 0
20/22 THE BEGINNING (355)      126 151  7 45.5  20-21 SUE'S BOYS (632)          0  2 0
21/23 WHO DA MAN? (749)        118 160  6 42.4  21-24*FEAR FACTORY 4 (734)      0  1 0
22-24*FEAR FACTORY 4 (734)       0   1  0  0.0  22-25*FEAR FACTORY 5 (735)      0  1 0
23-26*FEAR FACTORY 6 (736)       0   1  0  0.0  23-26*FEAR FACTORY 6 (736)      0  1 0
24-25*FEAR FACTORY 5 (735)       0   1  0  0.0  24-23 THE BULLS (43)            0  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

     Much has changed in ERINIKA since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  DUDS were a bunch 
of dogs after GASHOUSE GANG got through with 'em!  4th ain't so sweet as 1st!  Ya 
gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the 
pain!  CALENDAR GIRLS is now ranked 9th with a 1-0-0 turn.  Some people say I ramble 
too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well SUPER 
STARS moved up 6, to 3rd.  What's with TOWN GOSSIP?  She actually beat ERINIKA's 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Major screwup 
at WHO DA MAN?.  KLEPTO MAN lost 6 points to MAE WEST.  Some new strategies, perhaps? 
Maybe KLEPTO MAN will provide more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did NECRO-MAN CY wimp 
out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I can barely restrain 
my enthusiam for SUPER STARS' outstanding member, Duelmaster PRODIGAL SUN.  I suppose 
you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
THE BEGINNING.  The bums at WORLDWIDE GORE couldn't face the challenges from THE 
BEGINNING!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in DOLT?  Hers 10-7-0?  DUDS 
ain't talkin', but she's got 93 points.   
     Warriors of ERINIKA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRODIGAL SUN 5851            12   1  0   106       SUPER STARS (629)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504       17   4  0   130       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-BEER KHAN 5755               20   6  1   125       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-KITTY 5765                   18   1  0   118       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-HINES WARD 5505              16   2  0   116       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-CHAKA KHAN 5760              13   4  0   115       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-JEROME BETTIS 5501           15   6  1   113       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-SAM THE SHAFT 5762           15   2  1   112       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-STUB BULL 5485               21  25  1   111       THE BULLS (43)
-SUN LIGHT 5489               17   3  1   108       SUPER STARS (629)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
 BIG IN JAPAN 6097            14   5  0   102       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 ROLEN 5422                   17   2  0   101       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-BELGIAN WAFFLE 6123          10   5  1   101       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-POP KHAN 5757                 9   2  0   100       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-WEDNESDAY ADDAMS 6043         9   1  0   100       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 SUN TZU 5488                 11   4  1    94       SUPER STARS (629)
-DUM BULL 5669                22   3  0    93       THE BULLS (43)
 DOLT 5506                    10   7  0    93       DUDS (602)
 SUN RAY 5490                 15   5  0    92       SUPER STARS (629)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUJOLS 5424                  12   4  1    89       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 KHAN D. DATE 5756            17   4  0    88       MONGOL HORDE (658)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RASMUS 5940                  11   1  1    88       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-BUGG-SHASH 6313               7   3  1    82       GREAT OLD ONES (705)
 SUN STROKE 5486              14   7  1    77       SUPER STARS (629)
-KNITTED AFGHAN 4123          10  11  4    77       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 MAE WEST 6062                 9   4  0    77       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
-ADAM 4648                     7   6  0    74       THE BEGINNING (355)
-STINK 6091                    7   1  0    74       DUDS (602)
 TURKEY VULTURE 6098          15   5  0    73       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-TUESDAY WELD 6047             9   2  0    69       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLEPTO MAN 6569              11  11  0    65       WHO DA MAN? (749)
 THE BIG BANG 6140             9   8  1    65       THE BEGINNING (355)
-MISTAKES 6618                 8   2  0    64       BASH BROS PAINTING (753)
-AYI'IG 6302                   8   3  1    63       GREAT OLD ONES (705)
 T-4 STRAIN 6567              12   7  1    57       WHO DA MAN? (749)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MISSED A SPOT 6617            5   5  0    53       BASH BROS PAINTING (753)
 KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838         5   7  1    47       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-MESSY 6616                    6   4  1    43       BASH BROS PAINTING (753)
-TIME CONSUMING 6620           6   4  0    38       BASH BROS PAINTING (753)
-JUNE CLEAVER 6058             3   1  0    36       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIME 5020                     4   0  0    30       THE BEGINNING (355)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLEAN UP 6619                 6   4  0    22       BASH BROS PAINTING (753)
 MOLINA 6311                   2   0  1    22       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-JANUARY JONES 6056            2   1  0    21       CALENDAR GIRLS (453)
 TOWN GOSSIP 6598              1   0  0    20       DUDS (602)
-NOT A CM 6125                 2   0  0    19       CM - BASH BROS (697)
-NECROWRETCH 6540              1   0  0    15       FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)
-TWISTED URGES 6558            1   0  0    15       FEAR FACTORY 18 (748)
-GALACTIC PEGASUS 6474         1   0  0    13       FEAR FACTORY (731)
-MADE OF SCARS 6525            1   0  0    13       FEAR FACTORY 12 (742)
-MAZE OF TORMENT 6550          1   0  0    13       FEAR FACTORY 17 (747)
-WRATH OF VESUVIUS 6496        0   1  0    11       FEAR FACTORY 6 (736)
-DESOLATE WAYS 6503            1   0  1    10       FEAR FACTORY 7 (737)
-STYGIAN ASCENT 6505           1   0  0    10       FEAR FACTORY 8 (738)
 BAG LADY 6587                 2   0  0     9       DUDS (602)
-WORLDS COLLIDE 6494           0   1  0     7       FEAR FACTORY 5 (735)
-MY LAST BREATH 6543           0   1  0     7       FEAR FACTORY 15 (745)
-DURHAM BULL 6445              0   1  0     7       THE BULLS (43)
-EVE 6166                      1   3  0     6       THE BEGINNING (355)
-SEVER THE KING 6527           0   1  0     5       FEAR FACTORY 12 (742)
-CTHULHU DAWN 6489             0   1  0     5       FEAR FACTORY 4 (734)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      MOLINA 6311           291  NONE
SWISS SUBMARINE 6615    0  1 0 DUDS 602             FRELEN                291  NONE
ADAMS 6610              0  1 0 GASHOUSE GANG 622    SNORL ONE-HAND        291  NONE
VANNA ANGEL 6442        3  3 1 MIDDLE WAY 18 656    AYI'IG 6302           287  NOT REVENGED
CHARLIE BATCH 6113      0  1 0 SUE'S BOYS 632       DESOLATE WAYS 6503    290   
NOPE 6609               0  1 0 WHO DA MAN? 749      FRELEN                291  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SWISS SUBMARINE was butchered by FRELEN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ADAMS was slaughtered by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
NOPE was murdered by FRELEN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
THE BIG BANG was bested by TURKEY VULTURE in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
MAE WEST defeated KLEPTO MAN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BIG IN JAPAN devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ROLEN defeated DOLT in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
PRODIGAL SUN devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
PUJOLS vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
RASMUS viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 5 minute gory duel.
KHAN D. DATE luckily beat VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 8 minute gory melee.
SUN RAY savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's match.
SUN STROKE was luckily beaten by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute bloody match.
SUN TZU overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
T-4 STRAIN savagely defeated KHAN KISSEDADOOR in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
MOLINA slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BAG LADY outwaited CONVICTED THIEF in a tiring 7 minute amateur's brawl.
TOWN GOSSIP overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  3      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  20 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        25 -  18 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  13 -  1      24  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 291 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        3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  PRODIGAL SUN 5851          12   1  0  106 SUPER STARS (629)
AIMED BLOW       BIG IN JAPAN 6097          14   5  0  102 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUN TZU 5488               11   4  1   94 SUPER STARS (629)
PARRY-STRIKE     SUN RAY 5490               15   5  0   92 SUPER STARS (629)
PARRY-LUNGE      PUJOLS 5424                12   4  1   89 GASHOUSE GANG (622)
TOTAL PARRY      KHAN D. DATE 5756          17   4  0   88 MONGOL HORDE (658)
WALL OF STEEL    RASMUS 5940                11   1  1   88 GASHOUSE GANG (622)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUN STROKE 5486            14   7  1   77 SUPER STARS (629)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUN RAY 5490.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RASMUS 5940.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUN RAY 5490, T-4 STRAIN 
6567, SUN STROKE 5486, PUJOLS 5424, MAE WEST 6062, BIG IN JAPAN 6097, DOLT 5506, 
PRODIGAL SUN 5851, TURKEY VULTURE 6098, and KLEPTO MAN 6569.

The least popular fighter this week was BAG LADY 6587.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KHAN D. DATE 5756, NOPE 6609, TOWN GOSSIP 6598, KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838, 
THE BIG BANG 6140, ADAMS 6610, SWISS SUBMARINE 6615, MOLINA 6311, SUN TZU 5488, and 
ROLEN 5422.

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

NECRO-MAN CY (73-6573) WHO DA MAN? (749)

                        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