DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2003    Duedate: 09/10/2003

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PETE HARNISCH
BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
(3-3750) [16-6-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PETE HARNISCH                  ALTUN HA
BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)       UNBELIZEABLE (570)
(3-3750) [16-6-0,114]          (3-6222) [2-1-0,95]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUICKSAND                      DREUBRA
SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)          THE BALROGS (121)
(3-6102) [19-19-2,110]         (3-6092) [15-14-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)       60
2. UNBELIZEABLE (570)          15      FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
3. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         10      Unchartered Team
4. AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)     9
5. THE BALROGS (121)            9      UNBELIZEABLE (570)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GORMENGHAST (576)          9   1  2 90.0   1- 1*GORMENGHAST (576)         9  1 2
 2/ 2 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      26  13  2 66.7   2/ 3 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  8  3 0
 3/ 3 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  56  33  4 62.9   3/ 2 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     8  6 1
 4/ 5 THE BALROGS (121)        527 443 22 54.3   4/ 5 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  8  7 1
 5/ 6 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     90  85  7 51.4   5/ 4 THE BALROGS (121)         7  8 0
 6/ 7 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      77  77  1 50.0   6/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       4 11 0
 7/ 8*UNBELIZEABLE (570)         3   3  0 50.0   7/ 6 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      3  1 1
 8- 9*NUMBER OF THE BEAS (574)   1   1  0 50.0   8/ 8*UNBELIZEABLE (570)        3  3 0
 9/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      306 467  7 39.6   9/ 7 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      2  1 0
10/11 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  50  78  3 39.1  10-11*NUMBER OF THE BEAS (574)  1  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.

     Lo and behold, I get to stick around a second turn.  See, there are some not so
subtle differences between Steve Sax and I.  While we are both known as ballplayers
in our prime, we each had our own game.  I pitched.  He hit.  I'd control the running
game.  He'd try and steal second base while everyone was looking.  But probably the
biggest difference, is that when I went and threw a ball to first base, you could bet
your bottom dollar, it would at least stay in the park.

     Congrats to Fungari on the invite.  Hopefully you won't embarrass yourself going
out the same way Dune did.

Pete Harnisch
Bombay Bumble Bees

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to OSKSI once again!  Woof!  GORMENGHAST were a bunch of dogs after 
BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES got through with 'em!  1st ain't so sweet as 2nd!  Up 'n down.  Up 
'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, GAMES 
LIBRARY's 6th moved them up to 2-3-0 place.  Some people say I ramble too much, I 
don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well SIMPLY DESSERTS moved 
up 1, to 3rd.  What's with ALTUN HA?  He actually beat SIMPLY DESSERTS' SANDMAN, and 
walked away with 25 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at SIMPLY DESSERTS 
while they watched QUICKSAND clobber THE MAN.  He lost 21 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  Apparently OSKSI isn't filled with as many gutless 
wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 3 challenges this turn!  See how 
the Duelmaster challenged AMERICAN APPRAISAL's STEVE SAX?  That sort of initiative is 
how he got where he is now.  STEVE SAX was reminded on the sands why PETE HARNISCH is 
Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some 
team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, THE BALROGS!  
In my day, no team with a 525-440-22 would scare me off!  What's the problem, BOMBAY 
BUMBLE BEES?  DAT NGUYEN didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received 
from SUNSCORCH of SIMPLY DESSERTS, who is 18 points below him.  SUNSCORCH perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he defeated DAT NGUYEN and ended up with 50 recognition 
points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  JOHN MAHER of AMERICAN APPRAISAL got 12 points for removing 
another young punk.  Tough luck, BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES!  Is it my imagination, or are 
fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  OSKSI is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE HARNISCH 3750           16   6  0   114       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TERRY MULHOLLAND 3747        13   0  0   115       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 QUICKSAND 6102               19  19  2   110       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 STEVE SAX 6120                9  17  0   101       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 SANDMAN 6103                 21  14  0    97       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 GO FISH 6020                 20  34  0    97       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 ALTUN HA 6222                 2   1  0    95       UNBELIZEABLE (570)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREUBRA 6092                 15  14  0    88       THE BALROGS (121)
 THE MAN 6077                 11   7  1    87       FAMOUS HITTERS (535)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMEARTH 6155                14  13  0    78       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 MARY RETZLAFF 6119           12  14  1    78       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUD SMITH 6022                8   2  2    64       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 DAVID CONE 5795               8   7  1    62       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 GRAPH 6073                   11  27  0    60       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YROHK 6191                   10  10  0    50       THE BALROGS (121)
 SUNSCORCH 6279                4   1  0    50       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 JOHN MAHER 6218               7   7  2    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 PUTT PUTT 4977                3   3  0    42       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
 DAT NGUYEN 6216               6   9  0    40       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 WHIP SCORPION 6275            5   2  0    39       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 CARACOL 6221                  1   2  0    36       UNBELIZEABLE (570)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHELM 6261                    6   2  0    27       THE BALROGS (121)
 NOT HOYLE 6208                5  10  0    27       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARQUENTINE 6296              2   0  1    23       GORMENGHAST (576)
-THE COUNTESS 6297             2   0  0    23       GORMENGHAST (576)
 AMOK 6228                     4   9  1    22       THE BALROGS (121)
-SWELTER 6294                  2   0  0    22       GORMENGHAST (576)
 DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254          4   5  0    20       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-MR. FLAY 6295                 2   0  1    19       GORMENGHAST (576)
 BORA BORA 6281                3   1  1    18       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
-FUSCHIA 6293                  1   1  0    18       GORMENGHAST (576)
 THE GOALIE 6229               1  12  0    15       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SAND CRABS 6308               1   0  1    14       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 605    0  1 0   1                   SAND CRABS 6308       482 NONE    
JAVY VAZQUEZ 6091      3  2 0 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEE 308 JOHN MAHER 6218       482         
DEEP SIX 6287          1  1 0 NUMBER OF THE BEA 574 BORA BORA 6281        481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whip Scorpion -- Dammit, that STINGS.  That is definitely... Not Hoyle
P.S.  You should be using a war flail.  Then you'd have a reason to sting.

Fuschia -- Damn but that's clever.  Pick a color that you KNOW blood will clash with,
and then you don't DARE get hurt, because it would just look AWFUL.  I shouldn't have
chosen grass green, I can see that! -- The Goalie

Fungari -- I'm amazed you can find that many cards left in my hand. -- Go Fish
P.S.  Congratulations from us all on your graduation.

Dreubra -- Something's off the chart here. -- Graph

Altun Ha -- You must have hidden tourney fights to be ranked so high.  Not that I'm
complaining!  Having gotten the only win today just tickles me no end. -- SimEarth

Deep Six -- That's about as deep as anyone really wants to go, isn't it?  Gonna need
some compadres to bloodfeud, aren't you?  Good luck. -- Bora Bora

The Goalie -- Man!  How low can you go?!  I think even Putt Putt might, on a good
day, have a chance to beat you! -- Sultan

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PETE HARNISCH unbelievably bested STEVE SAX in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
QUICKSAND demolished THE MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DAVID CONE was defeated by MARY RETZLAFF in a 1 minute master's Challenge duel.
BUD SMITH bested GRAPH in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
SUNSCORCH subdued DAT NGUYEN in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
WHIP SCORPION devastated BORA BORA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
JOHN MAHER put to death JAVY VAZQUEZ in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DEEANN RAKOVICH overcame THE GOALIE in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
SANDMAN was viciously subdued by ALTUN HA in a action packed 6 minute one-sided duel.
FUNGARI overpowered SIMEARTH in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
GO FISH beat DREUBRA in a exciting 5 minute veteran's fight.
CARACOL was bested by YROHK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
WHELM was subdued by PUTT PUTT in a 2 minute bloody match.
AMOK was beaten by NOT HOYLE in a 4 minute bloody conflict.
SAND CRABS assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  23 -  3      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  21 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  27 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  20 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  18 -  0      31  |

Turn 482 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         4  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PETE HARNISCH 3750         16   6  0  114 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALTUN HA 6222               2   1  0   95 UNBELIZEABLE (570)
PARRY-STRIKE     DREUBRA 6092               15  14  0   88 THE BALROGS (121)
BASHING ATTACK   THE MAN 6077               11   7  1   87 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SIMEARTH 6155              14  13  0   78 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
LUNGING ATTACK   BUD SMITH 6022              8   2  2   64 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WHIP SCORPION 6275          5   2  0   39 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUICKSAND 6102.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DREUBRA 6092.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALTUN HA 6222, STEVE SAX 
6120, YROHK 6191, GO FISH 6020, PUTT PUTT 4977, SUNSCORCH 6279, DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254, 
QUICKSAND 6102, MARY RETZLAFF 6119, and BUD SMITH 6022.

The least popular fighter this week was SIMEARTH 6155.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SANDMAN 6103, THE GOALIE 6229, DAT NGUYEN 6216, THE MAN 6077, SAND 
CRABS 6308, AMOK 6228, WHELM 6261, CARACOL 6221, JAVY VAZQUEZ 6091, and BORA BORA 
6281.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

FUNGARI (3-6171) THE BALROGS (121)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff