Date   : 04/10/2017    Duedate: 04/22/2017


DM-2    TURN-709

This Weeks Top Honors


(2-6213) [17-16-3,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COOL RUN-IN                    EVIL LINT
THE RUNAROUND (381)            SATAN'S LINT (712)
(2-6213) [17-16-3,97]          (2-6280) [6-3-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COOL RUN-IN                    COOL RUN-IN
THE RUNAROUND (381)            THE RUNAROUND (381)
(2-6213) [17-16-3,97]          (2-6213) [17-16-3,97]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE RUNAROUND (381)         21
2. SATAN'S LINT (712)          19      SPRINGTIME IV (709)
3. FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)       0      Unchartered Team
4. SPRINGTIME IV (709)         -9
                                       SATAN'S LINT (712)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SPRINGTIME IV (709)       11   4  1 73.3   1/ 4*SATAN'S LINT (712)        2  0 0
 2/ 2*SATAN'S LINT (712)         6   3  0 66.7   2/ 3 THE RUNAROUND (381)       2  5 0
 3- 3*FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)    11   8  0 57.9   3- 1*FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)    1  2 0
 4/ 4 THE RUNAROUND (381)      163 212 18 43.5   4/ 2 SPRINGTIME IV (709)       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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon NIANIA, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at FAVORITE SAYINGS left the arena dejected, 
after being kicked out of the top spot by SATAN'S LINT.  Good show!  What's a move up 
by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
SATAN'S LINT.  SATAN'S LINT had cause to celebrate, after EVIL LINT got 19 points by 
beating ACCUSED FAUN.  ACCUSED FAUN certainly had a baffled expression on its face, 
after losing to EVIL LINT and losing 9 points in the process!  KHALHUMS DWARF found 
out that NIANIA isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  
So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  
Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are NIANIA's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in FAVORITE SAYINGS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No 
need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, SATAN'S LINT scurried 
away from FAVORITE SAYINGS.  Oh, the shame!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
NIANIA, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Jim's Tap 
Room.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOL RUN-IN 6213             17  16  3    97       THE RUNAROUND (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVIL LINT 6280                6   3  0    63       SATAN'S LINT (712)
-SPRING CHICKEN 6085           4   1  0    57       FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACCUSED FAUN 6176            11   4  1    52       SPRINGTIME IV (709)
-EAU DE PERE 5789              3  30  0    39       THE RUNAROUND (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRUE COLOURS 6087             4   1  0    33       FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWEET TOOTH 6306              2   0  0    17       FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)
-LIL LEGS 6304                 1   0  0    16       THE RUNAROUND (381)
-HIGH FIVE 6305                1   0  0    13       FAVORITE SAYINGS (699)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 6337                0  1 0 THE RUNAROUND 381    ARENAMISTRESS VO      709  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS VORA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COOL RUN-IN viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's Title duel.
ACCUSED FAUN was defeated by EVIL LINT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 709 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  COOL RUN-IN 6213           17  16  3   97 THE RUNAROUND (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   EVIL LINT 6280              6   3  0   63 SATAN'S LINT (712)
AIMED BLOW       ACCUSED FAUN 6176          11   4  1   52 SPRINGTIME IV (709)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COOL RUN-IN 6213.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was COOL RUN-IN 6213.  The ten other most popular fighters were EVIL LINT 6280, 
ACCUSED FAUN 6176, DA1 6337,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DA1 6337.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ACCUSED FAUN 6176, EVIL LINT 6280, COOL RUN-IN 6213,  0,  0,  0,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

                          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 

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 

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!