DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2017    Duedate: 04/29/2017

DWES EG ARENA

DM 82    TURN 455

This Week's Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TELLUS
ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)
(82-56650) [13-9-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TELLUS                         ACCOUNTANT
ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)          RESORT TERMS (675)
(82-56650) [13-9-1,138]        (82-5072) [1-2-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Week's Favorite

TELLUS                         THE FADED LINE
ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)          DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)
(82-56650) [13-9-1,138]        (82-56673) [11-6-2,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)         29 
2. HISPANIC RELATIVES (1737)     27    WOTB A62 (5862)
3. DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)         21    Unchartered Team
4. FAMILY PLANNING (122)         20 
5. MOONS OF KRYNN (6986)         12    RESORT TERMS (675)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WOTB A30 (5910)            7   2  0 77.8   1/ 2 DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     5  2 0
 2- 3*PRACTICAL (8976)           6   2  0 75.0   2/ 1 ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)     4  2 1
 3/ 2 WOTB A62 (5862)           10   4  2 71.4   3/ 3 MOONS OF KRYNN (6986)     3  0 0
 4- 4 HAS-BEENS (2494)          10   6  2 62.5   4/10 GWAR (1021)               3  0 0
 5- 5 WOTB A24 (5915)           12   8  4 60.0   5- 5*DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)  3  2 0
 6- 6*FORCE OF FIVE2 (1284)      3   2  1 60.0   6/ 0 FAMILY PLANNING (122)     2  0 1
 7- 7 DEATH HORDE III (760)      9   7  0 56.2   7/ 0 HISPANIC RELATIVES (1737) 2  0 0
 8- 8*QUEER AS FOLK (4505)      11   9  1 55.0   8- 6 DEATH HORDE III (760)     2  0 0
 9/ 9 GWAR (1021)              177 153 12 53.6   9- 8 DEATH HORDE (758)         2  0 0
10-10 DEATH HORDE (758)         13  12  0 52.0  10/ 4 FEAR FACTORY 8 (6744)     2  1 0
11-11 ERATTA1 (9085)            49  46  3 51.6  11-12 ORIOLE MADNESS (967)      2  2 0
12-12 THE QUAM SQUAD (627)      16  16  0 50.0  12-14*PRACTICAL (8976)          1  0 0
13-13 TREES (8983)              10  10  0 50.0  13-15 TREES (8983)              1  0 0
14-14*DISTURBED (2255)           6   6  0 50.0  14-16 ERATTA1 (9085)            1  0 0
15-15 ORIOLE MADNESS (967)      49  50  1 49.5  15-17 WOTB A24 (5915)           1  0 0
16/16 DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     37  40  2 48.1  16-18*DISTURBED (2255)          1  0 0
17-17 BLOODHAMMER CLAN (3703)   34  40  2 45.9  17- 7 THE QUAM SQUAD (627)      1  0 0
18/ 0 HUNTING BUDDIES (118)    127 152 10 45.5  18/ 0*RESORT TERMS (675)        1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 FEAR FACTORY 8 (6744)     29  36  1 44.6  19-19*HACK (9155)               1  1 0
20-18 RESTRICTIONS (117)       114 143  6 44.4  20-22*WOTB A30 (5910)           1  1 0
21/20 ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)     33  44  4 42.9  21- 9 HAS-BEENS (2494)          1  1 0
22/21 MOONS OF KRYNN (6986)     31  42  1 42.5  22/ 0 HUNTING BUDDIES (118)     1  1 0
23/ 0 FAMILY PLANNING (122)     72 100  7 41.9  23/21 WOTB A62 (5862)           1  2 0
24-22*HACK (9155)                2   3  0 40.0  24-23*QUEER AS FOLK (4505)      1  2 0
25/24 LEGAL TERMS (124)         35  57  2 38.0  25/11 LEGAL TERMS (124)         1  2 0
26/ 0 HISPANIC RELATIVES (1737) 20  33  0 37.7  26-25*LEAGUE ARCANE TV'S (5461) 1  3 0
27-25 FIGHTING WORDS (586)      45  87  5 34.1  27/24 COMPOSERS (2238)          0  3 0
28-26*LEAGUE ARCANE TV'S (5461)  6  14  1 30.0  28-27 BLOODHAMMER CLAN (3703)   0  2 0
29-27*DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)   3   7  0 30.0  29-26 FIGHTING WORDS (586)      0  2 0
30/28 COMPOSERS (2238)           6  17  0 26.1  30-28 NATURAL (8977)            0  1 0
31/ 0*RESORT TERMS (675)         2   7  0 22.2  31-29*FORCE OF FIVE2 (1284)     0  1 0
32-29 NATURAL (8977)             2   9  0 18.2  32-20 RESTRICTIONS (117)        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

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt DWES EG will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as ROMAN DIVINITY is pushed out of top team by DRAWN TOGETHER, who came 
from 2nd with a 2-0-0 this turn.  LEGAL TERMS must be either in pain, or numb, having 
dropped from 11th to 25th this turn, with a 0-1-0 acting as the weight.  GWAR stable 
has parlayed this turn's 1-0-0 into a 6 space move up the rankings.  This brings them 
up to 4th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, MAL MUJER fought ELLINGTON and 
gained 17 points and contributed to HISPANIC RELATIVES' 2-0-0.  ELLINGTON has lost to 
MAL MUJER, falling 4 points, while helping make COMPOSERS a 0-1-0 turn.  Defending 
hers title for another turn, TELLUS kept WOTB A62's warrior, DENSER, from claiming 
the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     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.  Banners at half mast, warriors, 
WOTB A62 has lost DENSER, and you might say all of DWES EG has felt the loss, except 
maybe ROMAN DIVINITY.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to 
cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in DWES EG and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELLUS 56650                 13   9  1 138         ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)     

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENDIU 35844                  11   4  3 139         WOTB A24 (5915)           
-VEIL OF DECEPTION 56697      13  10  0  96         DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     
-SOULTAKER 16461              10   6  2  94         HAS-BEENS (2494)          
 LUNITARI 57001                8   1  0  91         MOONS OF KRYNN (6986)     

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BURKES CAFE 6800             15  14  1  90         ORIOLE MADNESS (967)      
-RIPKEN 56713                  8   5  0  86         ORIOLE MADNESS (967)      
-BRIAN KINNEY 27703            5   1  1  86         QUEER AS FOLK (4505)      
-HOME RUN!! 56869              5   2  0  86         ORIOLE MADNESS (967)      
-YUTICU 35822                  7   2  0  83         WOTB A30 (5910)           
 THE FADED LINE 56673         11   6  2  76         DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     
-MICTLANTECUHTLI 5558          9   5  0  75         DEATH HORDE III (760)     

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANOMALY 771                  11  16  1  72         LEGAL TERMS (124)         

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NABASSU 5548                  8   7  0  65         DEATH HORDE (758)         
-ASTRO 56700                   4   0  0  61         ERATTA1 (9085)            

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEVIN 655                    11  13  0  56         HUNTING BUDDIES (118)     
 ODERUS 56672                  9   4  1  56         GWAR (1021)               
 ATTIC WHISPERER 57012        11  10  0  55         DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     
 FUNGAL CRAWLER 56999         13   8  0  53         FEAR FACTORY 8 (6744)     
 MAL MUJER 56434               5   5  0  44         HISPANIC RELATIVES (1737) 
-THE SICKNESS 15042            4   3  0  43         DISTURBED (2255)          
-CANCER RAT 56977              2   0  0  43         LEAGUE ARCANE TV'S (5461) 
-GRASS 56969                   3   5  0  41         RESTRICTIONS (117)        
 ARCHAIC TRIAD 56745           5   5  0  40         ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)     
 ELLINGTON 56846               6   9  0  35         COMPOSERS (2238)          

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAXIMUS 8809                  3   2  1  33         FORCE OF FIVE2 (1284)     
-BULLOCKS 53209                2   9  0  33         NATURAL (8977)            
-BLUSH 53206                   4   2  0  28         PRACTICAL (8976)          

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACCOUNTANT 5072               1   2  0  21         RESORT TERMS (675)        
-005 53241                     1   1  0  20         TREES (8983)              
 TAMMY 756                     2   1  1  19         FAMILY PLANNING (122)     
-BLOOP SINGLE 56971            1   1  0  19         ORIOLE MADNESS (967)      
 BOBBY 33835                   1   1  0  19         FAMILY PLANNING (122)     
-WALTZ 47456                   1   1  0  11         DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)  
 LENTO 57130                   1   0  0  10         HISPANIC RELATIVES (1737) 
-TANGO 47454                   1   1  0   7         DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)  
-AEFREYA 57023                 0   1  0   7         BLOODHAMMER CLAN (3703)   
-LAMBADA 47455                 1   1  0   6         DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)  
-CANCER RAT 57037              0   2  0   6         LEAGUE ARCANE TV'S (5461) 
-FRIDELF 56994                 0   1  0   5         BLOODHAMMER CLAN (3703)   
 BULLSEYE 56341                0   2  0   4         HUNTING BUDDIES (118)     

'-' 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                      TAMMY 756             455  NONE
DENSER 35579           10  4 2 WOTB A62 5862        TELLUS 56650          455   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TELLUS butchered DENSER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ANOMALY was vanquished by THE FADED LINE in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven battle.
LUNITARI vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DEVIN overpowered ARCHAIC TRIAD in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
ELLINGTON was vanquished by MAL MUJER in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
ATTIC WHISPERER overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ODERUS defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
FUNGAL CRAWLER vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
BOBBY vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ACCOUNTANT overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
BULLSEYE was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute novice vs. veteran fight.
TAMMY butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LENTO subdued PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   5 -  1      77  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        35 -  30 -  2      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  39 -  3      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 455 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TELLUS -8886               13   9  1  138 ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)
AIMED BLOW       LUNITARI -8535              8   1  0   91 MOONS OF KRYNN (6986)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ODERUS -8864                9   4  1   56 GWAR (1021)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TELLUS -8886.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE FADED LINE -8863.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAL MUJER -9102, 
DEVIN 655, ODERUS -8864, LUNITARI -8535, BULLSEYE -9195, TELLUS -8886, ELLINGTON 
-8690, ATTIC WHISPERER -8524, FUNGAL CRAWLER -8537, and BOBBY -31701.

The least popular fighter this week was LENTO -8406.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARCHAIC TRIAD -8791, ANOMALY 771, TAMMY 756, DENSER -29957, ACCOUNTANT 
5072, BOBBY -31701, FUNGAL CRAWLER -8537, ATTIC WHISPERER -8524, ELLINGTON -8690, and 
TELLUS -8886.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TELLUS (82--8886) ROMAN DIVINITY

                          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