DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/02/2011    Duedate: 12/15/2011

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-686

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARVIN
THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
(11-7307) [19-18-1,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARVIN                         WIN UGLY
THE HITCHHIKERS (619)          DREAD EMPIRE (615)
(11-7307) [19-18-1,137]        (11-7269) [4-3-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORVO BLACK                    TAPIK
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            THE ASSEMBLY (338)
(11-7257) [18-40-0,104]        (11-3381) [8-5-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BULLDOGS (157)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE HITCHHIKERS (619)       33
2. THE ASSEMBLY (338)          21      COLORIFIC (511)
3. BULLDOGS (157)              21      Unchartered Team
4. COLORIFIC (511)             12
5. FURRY FURY (611)             9      DREAD EMPIRE (615)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*NICK JR. (627)             3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)            9  5 1
 2/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)          576 288 16 66.7   2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)           8  5 1
 3/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1360 702 45 66.0   3/ 4 THE HITCHHIKERS (619)     8  6 1
 4/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           %1272 865 40 59.5   4/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)         7  4 0
 5/ 7 THE ASSEMBLY (338)        35  30  4 53.8   5/ 6 FURRY FURY (611)          6  2 0
 6/ 8 FURRY FURY (611)          52  45  2 53.6   6/ 7 THE ASSEMBLY (338)        6  9 0
 7/ 9 THE HITCHHIKERS (619)     93  89  4 51.1   7/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
 8/ 6*DREAD EMPIRE (615)         4   4  0 50.0   8- 8*NICK JR. (627)            3  1 0
 9/10 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      516 932  8 35.6   9- 0*OMEGA LEGION (601)        0  2 0
10- 0*OMEGA LEGION (601)         0   2  0  0.0  10/11*DREAD EMPIRE (615)        0  2 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 342): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 685): MARVIN of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 685): LUG NUT of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 670): STING of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 672): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 669): SHOULDA 8 STEAK of PARKING LOT 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 667): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 630): EARTH of CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 627): UBBA-SATHLA of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): W. D. PURDY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 289): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 513): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 570): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 685): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 685): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 670): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 672): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 669): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 667): PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 630): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 627): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 289): JADE WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 513): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 243): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 570): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 669): KORINE ORLES of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 668): GILGAMESH IDON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 626): ENGLISH BULLDOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 618): W. D. PURDY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                 (turn 617): MILDRED LEONA of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
                             EARL of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ARUAK CITY needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  What was the name 
of that team who got 3-1-0 this turn for a total 52-45-2 you ask?  (Sure)  FURRY 
FURY's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for SMIMATSU?  THE 
ASSEMBLY's proud of him after beating CLARET CRAWDAD and getting 21 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  CLARET CRAWDAD's match with SMIMATSU cost her a loss of 17 
points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  PARAGON 
knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  Don't you think the Duelmaster is 
being unfair?  I think MARVIN should let PARAGON be Duelmaster for a while, without 
fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said ARUAK CITY's Duelmaster was paying 
for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  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.  THE ASSEMBLY was ARUAK CITY's most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why BULLDOGS' been avoiding THE 
ASSEMBLY so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can THE ASSEMBLY's PARAGON 
be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARUAK CITY ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  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 know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARVIN 7307                  19  18  1   137       THE HITCHHIKERS (619)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK EYE 7296               24   6  0   124       COLORIFIC (511)
 COWLICK 7286                 21  11  0   108       BULLDOGS (157)
 TINY MEERKAT 7242             6   3  0   106       FURRY FURY (611)
 CORVO BLACK 7257             18  40  0   104       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BERLAM FOOTE 7289            16  30  0   101       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 CANILIV KAT 7284             12   5  1    95       FURRY FURY (611)
 PARAGON 3380                  8   5  2    93       THE ASSEMBLY (338)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMIMATSU 3378                 7   6  1    86       THE ASSEMBLY (338)
 ROSE ROOSTER 7340            18   8  1    80       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 WOOF WOOF 7357               12   5  0    70       BULLDOGS (157)
 COWABUNGA! 7360              15   6  0    68       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW MEERKAT 7355           6   0  1    66       FURRY FURY (611)
 TICKLE ME TIGER 7391          6   1  0    62       FURRY FURY (611)
 CLARET CRAWDAD 7246          16   9  0    61       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 TAPIK 3381                    8   5  0    61       THE ASSEMBLY (338)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER HAIR 7386              7   4  1    55       COLORIFIC (511)
 SLARTIBARTFAST 7376           8   8  0    49       THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
 A DOG'S LIFE 7395             6   1  1    49       BULLDOGS (157)
 ALABASTER AUK 7384            4   0  1    49       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 YELLOW BELLY 7361            13   7  0    46       COLORIFIC (511)
-RED-EYE 7342                  8  11  1    42       COLORIFIC (511)
 ESTERBROOK 3438               5   2  0    41       THE ASSEMBLY (338)
 WIN UGLY 7269                 4   3  0    35       DREAD EMPIRE (615)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILBERT FRUE 7387             6   6  0    33       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BENJY MOUSE 7392              3   6  0    29       THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
 GEORGIE BOY 7374              3  17  0    27       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE BULLDOG 7385             1   1  0    20       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 JADOW 3452                    2   4  0    18       THE ASSEMBLY (338)
 TANGERINE TURTLE 7398         2   1  0    17       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-TUCK 7411                     1   0  0    14       NICK JR. (627)
 FENCHURCH 7413                1   1  0    13       THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
-MING MING 7410                1   0  0    13       NICK JR. (627)
-BLUE'S CLUES 7407             1   0  0    13       NICK JR. (627)
 PAW 7414                      1   0  0    13       BULLDOGS (157)
 GAG HALFRUNT 7416             1   0  0    11       THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
 GRAY AREA 7397                2   1  0     7       COLORIFIC (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYDEE QUICK 7400             1   2  0     5       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-FRANKLIN 7409                 0   1  0     1       NICK JR. (627)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BULL MOOSE 7341        16  9 1 BULLDOGS 157         MARVIN 7307           685   
KYLER SNEE 7396         0  2 0 KRILL CAVALRY 374    A DOG'S LIFE 7395     682  NOT REVENGED
FORD PREFECT 7306      14 21 0 THE HITCHHIKERS 619  BULL MOOSE 7341       684  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Silver Hair -- Everyone tells me I should be using a hatchet or some other sort of
"fast" weapon, but this one seemed to do okay for me. -- Paragon

Rose Rooster -- Well, if I knew we were gonna match up, I might have changed up a few
things.  Good job getting the jump!  Next time you might find me in Plate armor (even
though I can't carry it). -- Tapik

Yellow Belly -- I think that I may have been lucky to get the first shot in this one.
And for the record, you are quite stingy with the teaches! -- Smimatsu

A Dog's Life -- Umm....  I think you guys down at the Bulldog Inn must have given
Froot E. Bowl too much mead.  Froot E. Bowl told me he suspects there was intentional
over-serving at the inn, I suspect stupidity on his part for the challenge and my
strategy.  Hopefully he'll learn something before he sends me out there again! --
Esterbrook

Senior Frue -- Hi, how are you today?  I very much enjoyed our melee, and would like
to try it again in the near future.  How about you challenge me next turn, and I'll
try to find a bigger shield to hide behind. -- Jadow

Bulldogs --  Treachery, I say!  What was in that mead you were serving me while I was
strategizing!  I'll be back tonight for more. -- Froot E. Bowl

Alabaster Auk -- I'd think alabaster would be too heavy and auk-ward for flying. --
Georgie Boy

Tasaio -- We live to teach. -- Corvo Black

Woof Woof -- Sounds like you're a little horse, I mean, hoarse.  You probably need to
do something for that.  Oil the tubes, so to speak. -- Berlam Foote, who just happens
to have a little jar of corn squeezings back in his locker....

Jadow -- Oh, well.  Like Corvo said, we live to teach.  Of course, if we should
happen to die, no more teaching.  Remember that part. -- Wilbert Frue

Black Eye -- What I feel the need for here is some red-eye.  Eh? -- Corvo Black

Alabaster Auk -- You fly much like a bathtub.  Full.  It really hurt when you fell
out of the sky onto me. -- Georgie Boy

Tangerine Turtle -- Do you dance? -- Maydee Quick

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARVIN bested PARAGON in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
COWLICK unbelievably bested BERLAM FOOTE in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
BLACK EYE vanquished CANILIV KAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
TINY MEERKAT overpowered ROSE ROOSTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SMIMATSU devastated CLARET CRAWDAD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
COWABUNGA! luckily beat TAPIK in a exciting 4 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
ALABASTER AUK handily defeated BENJY MOUSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ESTERBROOK won victory over WIN UGLY in a action packed 4 minute Challenge duel.
CORVO BLACK vanquished WOOF WOOF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHADOW MEERKAT won victory over SILVER HAIR in a 1 minute fight.
A DOG'S LIFE was defeated by TICKLE ME TIGER in a 1 minute gruesome match.
SLARTIBARTFAST overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
YELLOW BELLY savagely defeated GEORGIE BOY in a 1 minute bloody competition.
JADOW was devastated by WILBERT FRUE in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
FENCHURCH bested MAYDEE QUICK in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
GRAY AREA was overcome by GAG HALFRUNT in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
TANGERINE TURTLE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
PAW handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       28 -   9 -  0      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  12 -  2      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        25 -  19 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  26 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 686 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      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MARVIN 7307                19  18  1  137 THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
TOTAL PARRY      BLACK EYE 7296             24   6  0  124 COLORIFIC (511)
STRIKING ATTACK  TINY MEERKAT 7242           6   3  0  106 FURRY FURY (611)
SLASHING ATTACK  CANILIV KAT 7284           12   5  1   95 FURRY FURY (611)
BASHING ATTACK   WOOF WOOF 7357             12   5  0   70 BULLDOGS (157)
AIMED BLOW       SHADOW MEERKAT 7355         6   0  1   66 FURRY FURY (611)
LUNGING ATTACK   YELLOW BELLY 7361          13   7  0   46 COLORIFIC (511)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CORVO BLACK 7257.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TAPIK 3381.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERLAM FOOTE 7289, 
ESTERBROOK 3438, PARAGON 3380, WILBERT FRUE 7387, CORVO BLACK 7257, TICKLE ME TIGER 
7391, SLARTIBARTFAST 7376, YELLOW BELLY 7361, FENCHURCH 7413, and MARVIN 7307.

The least popular fighter this week was MAYDEE QUICK 7400.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GEORGIE BOY 7374, A DOG'S LIFE 7395, SILVER HAIR 7386, WOOF 
WOOF 7357, WIN UGLY 7269, BENJY MOUSE 7392, CLARET CRAWDAD 7246, ROSE ROOSTER 7340, 
CANILIV KAT 7284, and GRAY AREA 7397.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MARVIN (11-7307) THE HITCHHIKERS (619)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BART WELLENS 4848 (55-31-0)            1  4  0         INQUISITION GC 03    

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BULLETPROOF MONK 4999 (9-7-1)          4  3  0         LUROCIANS EXTREME    
OPUS X 5276 (18-17-1)                  2  3  0         OLD BOYS CLUB        
SHY MEERKAT 7140 (24-14-0)             0  2  0         FURRY FURY           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALMIGHTY BOB 7354 (17-6-2)             3  3  0         THE HITCHHIKERS      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLOOD MONKEY 5858 (12-5-0)             4  3  0         SNUGGLEBUNNIES       
WOEBRINGER 7049 (4-0-1)                4  3  0         NEVERWAKE            
CANILIV KAT 7284 (12-4-1)              0  2  0         FURRY FURY           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANGELFIRE 7095 (3-1-0)                 7  3  1         NEVERWAKE            
PARAGON 3380 (7-3-2)                   3  3  0         THE ASSEMBLY         
TAPIK 3381 (8-2-0)                     3  3  0         THE ASSEMBLY         
BENJY MOUSE 7392 (2-4-0)               2  3  0         THE HITCHHIKERS      
SMIMATSU 3378 (5-5-1)                  2  3  0         THE ASSEMBLY         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLUE BULLDOG 7385 (0-1-0)              7  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
JADOW 3452 (1-2-0)                     4  3  1         THE ASSEMBLY         
ESTERBROOK 3438 (3-1-0)                3  3  0         THE ASSEMBLY         
ALABASTER AUK 7384 (1-0-1)             2  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COWL 7016 (0-0-0)                      5  3  0         OMEGA LEGION         
LADY DIVINE 7303 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         MYTHERIAN            
TRIST 7018 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         OMEGA LEGION         
FINALLY 7020 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         OMEGA LEGION         

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARRIE 4206 (13-7-1)                   1  1  0  DEAD   HORROR FILMS         
NATIONAL BRAND 5275 (5-11-0)           2  3  0  DEAD   OLD BOYS CLUB        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX 7309 (4-3-0)         3  3  0         THE HITCHHIKERS      
MILAMBER 3382 (3-3-0)                  1  3  0         THE ASSEMBLY         
LENIN'S TOMB 3379 (2-4-1)              0  2  0         THE ASSEMBLY         

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLY MEERKAT 7243 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         FURRY FURY           

                        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!