DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/06/2011    Duedate: 12/19/2011

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-685

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PREDATOR
THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
(9-2701) [11-9-1,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PREDATOR                       OGRE BATTLE
THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)          QUEEN (522)
(9-2701) [11-9-1,134]          (9-5608) [7-0-0,68]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE STREAK                    JED TARRAN DAPP
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5574) [13-10-0,49]          (9-5597) [7-6-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTEL BLADES (516)         59
2. THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)       45      HOT STUFF (504)
3. PAPERBOYS (502)              1      Unchartered Team
4. RAGE OF ANGELS (495)         0
5. QUEEN (522)                 -1      QUEEN (522)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)      12   2  0 85.7   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2/ 2*QUEEN (522)               14   5  0 73.7   2/ 2*QUEEN (522)               8  3 0
 3/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           99  57 10 63.5   3/ 0 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     4  0 0
 4/ 4*BATTEL BLADES (516)       10   9  0 52.6   4/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           4  3 2
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          779 907 24 46.2   5/ 5*BATTEL BLADES (516)       3  4 0
 6/ 0 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     52  63  2 45.2   6- 4*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)      1  0 0
 7/ 0 PAPERBOYS (502)            2  28  0  6.7   7/ 0 PAPERBOYS (502)           0  1 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 603): CASSIE ELIZABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 672): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 509): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 470): TREEMA LORNE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 603): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 272): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 509): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 470): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 603): CASSIE ELIZABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ZUKAL.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Laughs were big at THE 
WILLBURYS 9 while they watched LADYHAWKE clobber BLUE FUNK.  He lost 16 points and 
got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  What a role model for ZUKAL's young 
'uns!  TIGHT BLOUSE becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more!  I'm sure 
ZUKAL is excited about PREDATOR, the new Duelmaster from THE WILLBURYS 9.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  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...  The most avoided team 
was BLUE MOON.  The bums at HOT STUFF couldn't face the challenges from BLUE MOON!  
No excuse for that!  What do people see in BLAMMO?  His 15-10-0?  BLUE MOON ain't 
talkin', but he's got 55 points.  BLAMMO didn't quite know what to make of a 
challenge he received from KATANA of BATTEL BLADES, who is 20 points below him.  
KATANA perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she won victory over BLAMMO and 
ended up with 66 recognition points.   
     Warriors of ZUKAL unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior has 
met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     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!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREDATOR 2701                11   9  1   134       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGHT BLOUSE 5425            12   2  3   105       HOT STUFF (504)
 FREE WHEEL 2912              12   5  1   102       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
 G-STRING 5560                11   2  0    91       HOT STUFF (504)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILK GARTER 5536             10   9  1    83       HOT STUFF (504)
-SURADNA 4368                  8   2  0    74       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OGRE BATTLE 5608              7   0  0    68       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADYHAWKE 4289                8   7  0    66       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
 KATANA 5570                   6   2  0    66       BATTEL BLADES (516)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAMMO 5571                  15  10  0    55       BLUE MOON (381)
-WICKED 5343                   7   0  0    53       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 MIDNIGHT 5568                 4   1  0    53       BATTEL BLADES (516)
 BLUE FUNK 5589               11   8  2    50       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE STREAK 5574             13  10  0    49       BLUE MOON (381)
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597          7   6  0    44       BLUE MOON (381)
-MADNESS 5346                  3   2  0    42       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       2  28  0    34       PAPERBOYS (502)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VICIOUS 5345                  2   0  0    31       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BICYCLE RACE 5609             2   0  0    22       QUEEN (522)
 KERNAL 4629                   1   0  0    17       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
 HOOTERS 5615                  1   0  0    14       HOT STUFF (504)
 WE WILL ROCK YOU 5605         2   1  0     7       QUEEN (522)
 BO RHAP 5613                  1   2  0     5       QUEEN (522)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 5610                0  1 0 BATTEL BLADES 516    DARK CHAMPION         685  NONE
DA2 5612                0  1 0 BATTEL BLADES 516    STONE GOLEM           685  NONE
RAPIER 5611             0  1 0 BATTEL BLADES 516    HIGH ELF              685  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

G-String -- Smoking hot!  So hot, you propelled me to the Isle... but I'm not
leaving.  Things are too... hot here.  I'm gonna stay and watch the show. --
Bitterman

It's the little guys that are going to be the ruination of us all.  Sneaking up and
chopping our ankles!  Biting our kneecaps!  It's a disgrace. -- Blue Funk

The Userous Merchant was whining about how he "has to make a living."  Fine, let him
make one.  But not at MY expense. -- Blammo

The Ambitious Guard, whichever one of a long line of 'em this, is, like the others of
his kind, an ass. -- Blue Streak

Midnight -- If that's a foretaste of the night fights, I think I'll skip 'em. -- Jed
Tarran Dapp

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAPIER was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SILK GARTER was overpowered by BITTERMAN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MIDNIGHT unbelievably bested BLUE STREAK in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
KATANA demolished BLAMMO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
G-STRING was vanquished by PREDATOR in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
FREE WHEEL beat M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute bloody brawl.
BLUE FUNK was overpowered by LADYHAWKE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
OGRE BATTLE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THROUGH THE WINDOW was vanquished by JED TARRAN DAPP in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
BO RHAP was handily defeated by HOOTERS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WE WILL ROCK YOU was subdued by KERNAL in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.
BICYCLE RACE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  16 -  3      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 685 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   PREDATOR 2701              11   9  1  134 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
LUNGING ATTACK   G-STRING 5560              11   2  0   91 HOT STUFF (504)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SILK GARTER 5536           10   9  1   83 HOT STUFF (504)
SLASHING ATTACK  OGRE BATTLE 5608            7   0  0   68 QUEEN (522)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADYHAWKE 4289              8   7  0   66 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5570                 6   2  0   66 BATTEL BLADES (516)
TOTAL PARRY      MIDNIGHT 5568               4   1  0   53 BATTEL BLADES (516)
STRIKING ATTACK  JED TARRAN DAPP 5597        7   6  0   44 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLUE STREAK 5574.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JED TARRAN DAPP 5597.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE STREAK 
5574, DA2 5612, FREE WHEEL 2912, OGRE BATTLE 5608, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, KERNAL 
4629, MIDNIGHT 5568, KATANA 5570, PREDATOR 2701, and LADYHAWKE 4289.

The least popular fighter this week was BO RHAP 5613.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUE FUNK 5589, BLAMMO 5571, DA1 5610, G-STRING 5560, SILK GARTER 5536, 
RAPIER 5611, BICYCLE RACE 5609, WE WILL ROCK YOU 5605, HOOTERS 5615, and LADYHAWKE 
4289.

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

BITTERMAN (9-5544) BLUE MOON (381)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
D. FILER 4721 (88-52-1)                0  5  0         LETTER BOMBS         

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEMONIC FURY 4557 (84-35-2)           14  1  0         STATE OF MIND        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BILBO BAGGINNI 5508 (37-19-0)          4  3  0         MIDDLE ITALY         
INCISOR 5185 (59-68-1)                 1  2  0         FANGS                

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MABUSHI 5548 (16-18-0)                 0  2  0         SERPENTS HOLD 2      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SURADNA 4368 (8-2-0)                   2  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 9      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILK GARTER 5536 (10-8-1)              4  3  0         HOT STUFF            
SHORT SKIRT 5510 (18-0-0)              1  1  0  DEAD   HOT STUFF            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
G-STRING 5560 (10-1-0)                11  3  0         HOT STUFF            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KATANA 5570 (5-1-0)                    4  3  0         BATTEL BLADES        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRADLY GORE 5598 (2-1-1)               0  2  0         ASSASSINS GUILD      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
39 5606 (0-0-0)                        6  3  0         QUEEN                
BICYCLE RACE 5609 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         QUEEN                

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TUNNELING GERBIL 5005 (0-0-0)          4  2  0  DEAD   PET SHOP FLOYD       

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Winter 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:

     DM 96:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 97:  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 is 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 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 Wednesday, January 11, 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 surviving 
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 A.D.  Astute managers will note that 
this means a slim, but possible chance that a warrior designed from scratch will 
survive the Bloodgames, win one of the top three places, and go on to glory in A.D.  
That warrior 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!