DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2014    Duedate: 05/22/2014

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-749

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALBERT KING
BLACK AND BLUES (575)
(6-6821) [17-8-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              IAN KNOTTINGHAM
                               KHORS PRAETORIANS I (585)
                               (6-6697) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SON OF JOHN                    SWEET
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             LIKE IT! (600)
(6-6738) [18-30-0,86]          (6-6839) [8-3-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MACHINES OF WAR (540)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIKE IT! (600)              31
2. BLACK AND BLUES (575)       28      LIKE IT! (600)
3. DEALER'S WORLD (372)        26      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)     26
5. INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)   25KHORS PRAETORIANS I (585)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (585)   2   0  0  100   1/ 1 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     9  6 1
 2/ 0 LIKE IT! (600)            29  18  2 61.7   2/ 3 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     7  8 0
 3/ 2 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    175 124  4 58.5   3/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        5 10 0
 4/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)   42  43  3 49.4   4/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)   4  5 0
 5/ 4 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     61  63  3 49.2   5/ 5*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (585)  1  0 0
 6/ 5 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       417 435 17 48.9   6/ 7 MMM BEER (587)            1  2 0
 7/ 6 INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)  35  39  6 47.3   7/ 0*DEALER'S WORLD (372)      1  3 0
 8/ 7 MMM BEER (587)            19  29  3 39.6   8/ 6 INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)  1  3 0
 9/ 0*DEALER'S WORLD (372)       6  31  0 16.2   9/ 0 LIKE IT! (600)            1  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 752): SANDBOX FURY of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 635): OOZING MY MIND of U PAY I SLAY 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 757): THE BELL of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 729): SUN TREE of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 753): BLACK DEATH of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 748): ALBERT KING of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 757): GENFUL of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 741): COUNT BLYTHE of THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 743): HAMMER FINGER of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 742): MONTEREY JACK of ALL JACKED UP II (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 708): FEELING MINNESOTA of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 690): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 306): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 586): STREET RACER of PUBLIC NUISANCE (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): KID FUNKY FRIED of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 634): TOLAIS DEEPHEART of HIGHLANDERS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 752): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 635): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 757): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 729): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr,)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 753): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 748): MACINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 757): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 741): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 743): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 742): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 708): TOLBINS HIVE D (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 690): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 307): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 585): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): BASH BROS ROADSIDE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 634) CHUCK'S PINUPS (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 728): PETER RABBIT of THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 756): FLAPJACK of SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           ATHELAS of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 741): KRAKO of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 742): BARRACUDAFED of ANIMAL PHARM (Manray, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 697): ENTEI of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 641): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 299): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                          JOHNNY APPLESEED (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 584): DANG LEN of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TRANSEL to see 
what's new.  MVP award for DESMOND DOSS?  MEDAL OF HONOR Y2's proud of him after 
beating CRUSADER and getting 26 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  CRUSADER 
got smashed by DESMOND DOSS, and lost 21 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is 
being unfair?  I think ALBERT KING should let SON OF JOHN be Duelmaster for a while, 
without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said TRANSEL's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Sultan's Tent?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  MACHINES OF WAR was the most avoided team.  Is a 61-63-3 record 
really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why MEDAL OF HONOR Y2's been 
avoiding MACHINES OF WAR so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is 
ALICE AIN'T HERE popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of TRANSEL!  
She's got a 17-26-0, is that good?  LEGIONNAIRE is being unfair.  He's challenged 
down 29 against ALICE AIN'T HERE.  I don't know why they let this stuff go on.  (I'd 
better shut up) LEGIONNAIRE beat ALICE AIN'T HERE.  No surprise about that.  Really 
I'm not surprised LEGIONNAIRE would do such a scummy thing, either.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Everyone has problems, but why did LIKE IT! send EARLY MORNING to the 
Dark Arena?  It had a 5-1-1, and I thought it looked neat on the sands...  What if 
they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALBERT KING 6821             17   8  0   110       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEGIONNAIRE 6296             17   3  1   110       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 DESMOND DOSS 6819            11   2  0   102       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SON OF JOHN 6738             18  30  0    86       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 CRUSADER 6341                 9   5  1    80       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 ALICE AIN'T HERE 6759        17  26  0    77       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 R.L. 6842                    11   7  0    73       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-MONEY 6838                    8   3  0    72       LIKE IT! (600)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET 6839                    8   3  0    63       LIKE IT! (600)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRETZEL 6841                  4   1  0    56       LIKE IT! (600)
 TORPEDO 6712                  9   4  0    55       MMM BEER (587)
 PRIVATE 1 6882                6   1  0    47       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
-55 ON 138 OVER 4251           4   4  0    42       DEALER'S WORLD (372)
 KNEES MCGEE 6852              5  11  0    37       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 PRIVATE 4 6850                8   3  1    36       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IAN KNOTTINGHAM 6697          2   0  0    33       KHORS PRAETORIANS I (585)
 FLUFFY BOY 6824               4  18  0    30       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 NOT ME 6933                   2   0  0    24       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEL FURY 6770               2   1  1    20       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
 PALADIN 6923                  2   1  1    19       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
-CORONA 6798                   1   0  1    14       MMM BEER (587)
 FLAT TIRE 6864                0   2  0    12       DEALER'S WORLD (372)
 GONZAGA 6909                  1   0  0    10       DEALER'S WORLD (372)
 TEMPLAR 6922                  2   1  0     9       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
-CORONITA 6799                 1   0  0     8       MMM BEER (587)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIRATE KING 6929              1   1  0     4       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 SAM CHATMON 6940              1   0  0     3       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 SERGEANT 2 6919               0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
-STEEL KISS 6915               0   1  0     1       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
 BLIND BOY GRUNT 6941          0   1  0     1       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 SERGEANT 3 6920               0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA 1 6939               0  1 0 BLACK AND BLUES 575  LORD TEV GREENHE      749  NONE
DA IT 10 6912           0  1 0 DEALER'S WORLD 372   RORIK STEELFIST       749  NONE
DA IT 9 6911            0  1 0 DEALER'S WORLD 372   JAKON STARSTRIKE      749  NONE
BLAH 1 6925             0  1 0 INK & STEEL FORE 577 KOLDIS THE CRAFT      749  NONE
BLAH 2 6926             0  1 0 INK & STEEL FORE 577 C'YLENRE THE SLY      749  NONE
INKY POO 6927           0  1 0 INK & STEEL FORE 577 LORD TEV GREENHE      749  NONE
EARLY MORNING 6849      5  2 1 LIKE IT! 600         GRANITE GARGOYLE      749  NONE
OLD FORD 6910           0  1 0 LIKE IT! 600         VAREN D'KENSIS        749  NONE
SERGEANT 2 6890         1  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR Y 597 STEEL FURY 6770       745  NOT REVENGED
PETER PUSSYCAT 6899     1  2 0 PSYCHO SQUAD 135     PALADIN 6923          747   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I suppose it makes sense that Alice was the most challenged.  You pretty well have to
pepper the general area to hit her, since she's such a past-master at being "not
there." -- Not-a-Nut Jones

Two-three, with the new guy getting one of the wins.  Interesting.  We can all wonder
how he'll work out and whether that was beginner's luck. -- Not-a-Nut Jones

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EARLY MORNING was dealt death by GRANITE GARGOYLE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
INKY POO was butchered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA IT 10 was murdered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BLAH 2 was assassinated by C'YLENRE THE SLY in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLAH 1 was butchered by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
DA IT 9 was assassinated by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
OLD FORD was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DA 1 was slaughtered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LEGIONNAIRE devastated ALICE AIN'T HERE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
PIRATE KING was vanquished by NOT ME in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
ALBERT KING vanquished SON OF JOHN in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
CRUSADER was overpowered by DESMOND DOSS in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
R.L. defeated SWEET in a exciting 4 minute match.
TORPEDO devastated FLUFFY BOY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
KNEES MCGEE was savagely defeated by PRIVATE 1 in a 1 minute bloody match.
PRIVATE 4 was overpowered by PRETZEL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PALADIN was defeated by IAN KNOTTINGHAM in a 4 minute novice vs. master duel.
FLAT TIRE was handily defeated by STEEL FURY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
TEMPLAR unbelievably bested SERGEANT 2 in a 2 minute brutal novice's brawl.
GONZAGA demolished BLIND BOY GRUNT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SERGEANT 3 was luckily beaten by SAM CHATMON in a unpopular 10 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  16 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  29 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  22 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -  11 -  1      21  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   8 -  0       0  |

Turn 749 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        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  6         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALBERT KING 6821           17   8  0  110 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
AIMED BLOW       LEGIONNAIRE 6296           17   3  1  110 MACHINES OF WAR (540)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRUSADER 6341               9   5  1   80 MACHINES OF WAR (540)
TOTAL PARRY      R.L. 6842                  11   7  0   73 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
STRIKING ATTACK  SWEET 6839                  8   3  0   63 LIKE IT! (600)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SON OF JOHN 6738.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SWEET 6839.  The ten other most popular fighters were IAN KNOTTINGHAM 6697, 
LEGIONNAIRE 6296, NOT ME 6933, R.L. 6842, TEMPLAR 6922, SERGEANT 2 6919, DESMOND DOSS 
6819, TORPEDO 6712, PRIVATE 1 6882, and STEEL FURY 6770.

The least popular fighter this week was SERGEANT 3 6920.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAM CHATMON 6940, BLIND BOY GRUNT 6941, FLAT TIRE 6864, PRIVATE 4 6850, 
KNEES MCGEE 6852, FLUFFY BOY 6824, PIRATE KING 6929, ALICE AIN'T HERE 6759, OLD FORD 
6910, and DA IT 9 6911.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LEGIONNAIRE (6-6296) MACHINES OF WAR (540)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MR. GHERKIN 6385 (53-18-0)             9  3  0         071406AD             
POWERLUNGERITIS 1504 (87-70-0)         8  3  0         ANIMALISM            
LINK 5144 (44-104-2)                   0  5  0         SUPER BASH BROTHERS  

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOVAHKIIN 6663 (13-5-1)                2  3  0         SKYRIM               

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IAN KNOTTINGHAM 6697 (1-0-0)           5  3  0         KHORS PRAETORIANS I  
PRETZEL 6841 (3-1-0)                   5  3  0         LIKE IT!             
CREAUX 6701 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         KHORS PRAETORIANS I  

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STEEL FURY 6770 (1-1-1)                5  3  0         INK & STEEL FOREVER  
AVARICE 6847 (2-0-0)                   1  3  0         THE VICE SQUAD       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KUNG PAO MASTER 6879 (0-0-0)           5  3  0         SHEWISH LEFTOVERS    
DELICIOUS GUARD 6881 (0-0-0)           3  3  1         SHEWISH LEFTOVERS    

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALUCARD 6467 (15-0-0)                  6  2  0         GOLDEN DAWN          

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRIVATE 4 6850 (8-2-1)                 6  2  1         MEDAL OF HONOR Y2    
SWEET 6839 (8-2-0)                     0  3  0         LIKE IT!             

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLAT TIRE 6864 (0-1-0)                 0  3  0         DEALER'S WORLD       

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GONZAGA 6909 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         DEALER'S WORLD       

                        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  DM 96, there no regular challenges, 
only bloodfeuds.  For DM 97, warriors may not change their strategy from round to 
round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA 
challenges.

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!