DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/07/2011    Duedate: 12/20/2011

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-687

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANTIPHON
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6855) [18-7-1,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANTIPHON                       KUNG PO FROG
DREAMERS (142)                 KAOS FROGS (656)
(12-6855) [18-7-1,94]          (12-6800) [8-1-1,93]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PRODICUS                       WARIO
DREAMERS (142)                 TEAM MARIO (598)
(12-6868) [14-9-2,88]          (12-6409) [3-3-1,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEET MAGIC (267)           38
2. LEGION OF CHAOS (636)       26      ARENA FELINES (177)
3. KAOS FROGS (656)            15      Unchartered Team
4. GUESSING GAME (661)          9
5. TEAM MARIO (598)             7      LEGION OF CHAOS (636)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*LEGION OF CHAOS (636)     15   8  0 65.2   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)           11  4 1
 2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (177)      782 551 69 58.7   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       8  6 2
 3/ 0*KAOS FROGS (656)          15  12  3 55.6   3/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         8  7 0
 4/ 0 TEAM MARIO (598)          59  55  3 51.8   4/ 3 BLUE NOTE (474)           6  7 0
 5/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1435 %1338 %121 51.7   5/ 7*LEGION OF CHAOS (636)     3  4 0
 6/ 5 GUESSING GAME (661)       36  37  3 49.3   6/ 0*KAOS FROGS (656)          2  2 0
 7/ 6 BLUE NOTE (474)           31  37  4 45.6   7/ 6 GUESSING GAME (661)       1  2 0
 8/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)        708 %1106 26 39.0   8/ 0 TEAM MARIO (598)          1  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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                        ---===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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  SWEET MAGIC had cause to celebrate, after LIRODENCRA got 21 points by 
beating TOM.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 19 points to LIRODENCRA.  (Discrete enough, TOM?) Duelmaster CRITIAS 
from DREAMERS is going for the gold, as he Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's DEMRON 
THE DARK.  Ooh, the excitement!  CRITIAS successfully staved off a grab for the roses 
by DEMRON THE DARK of DARK ARENA.  Does RIZTAB have no one talented enough to 
dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Those who owe CRITIAS of DREAMERS money and had written him off, take note:  
he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Will BLUE NOTE never avenge MILES 
DAVIS' death???  Oh brave(?) new world, that has such people in it!  'Tis new to me!  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in RIZTAB is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTIPHON 6855                18   7  1    94       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUNG PO FROG 6800             8   1  1    93       KAOS FROGS (656)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRODICUS 6868                14   9  2    88       DREAMERS (142)
 ITCHY FROGGY 6803             6   2  1    78       KAOS FROGS (656)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN 6348      8   5  1    60       ARENA FELINES (177)
 CATFISH HUNTER 6441           5   2  0    57       ARENA FELINES (177)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORIOLA 6932                   8   2  0    56       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 WHERE 6872                   11  13  1    54       GUESSING GAME (661)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MONK 4497                 3  13  1    49       BLUE NOTE (474)
 XENOPHANES 6916               7   4  1    46       DREAMERS (142)
 LIRODENCRA 6931               4   6  0    46       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SCAT CAT 6542                 4   3  1    35       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIPS 6500                     3   0  0    33       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792          8   6  0    30       BLUE NOTE (474)
 LOST 6503                     4   2  0    27       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
-MARIO 6054                    4   6  0    24       TEAM MARIO (598)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY 6502                    5   1  0    23       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 AEDESIA 6936                  4   3  0    23       DREAMERS (142)
 TOM 6407                      4   2  0    23       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BOWSER 6356                   4   2  0    23       TEAM MARIO (598)
 TERESIANNA 6944               2   3  0    22       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 WARIO 6409                    3   3  1    21       TEAM MARIO (598)
 HIGH ROLLER 6534              2   1  0    21       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 KOKO LEAH 6926                3  10  0    19       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-DUKE ELLINGTON 6942           1   0  0    13       BLUE NOTE (474)
 JOE MEOWER 6947               2   1  1    10       ARENA FELINES (177)
 HERBIE HANCOCK 6940           2   2  0    10       BLUE NOTE (474)
 TAFFY 6941                    1   5  0     8       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 DEALER 6535                   1   2  0     7       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 PRINCESS PEACH 6927           0   1  0     7       TEAM MARIO (598)
 ELLA FITZ 6948                1   1  0     4       BLUE NOTE (474)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HEAVY METAL HERO 6410   7  5 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599 PRODICUS 6868         683  NOT REVENGED
DAA 6949                0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 656       STONE GOLEM MARK      687  NONE
DAB 6928                1  1 1 KAOS FROGS 656       SHISHZAR THE SNA      687  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Critias -- Good to hear from you. -- Jorja, Sweet Magic
P.S.  We all congratulate you on your graduation.  I think the girls are cooking up
something involving flaky pastry, whipped cream, chocolate, and orange zest.  Sounds
weird, will probably taste great.  Hope you like it.

The Monk -- Ah.  That's the way it SHOULD have gone.  But if you want to come by our
shop and play your sax, we'll feed you. -- Oriola

Dizzy Gillespie -- Whew!  I see what Taffy meant last time about the whole whirling,
dizzy business.  If I'd been thinking ahead, I'd've got you to do the whipped cream.
-- Lirodencra

Aedesia -- Chocolate power, you know.  Now that we've had our first snowfall here,
the power of hot chocolate surges to the fore. -- Koko Leah

Herbie Hancock -- You know, I bet I could make a grilled fish dish (don't say that in
a hurry) with roasted garlic and herbs that'd be pretty good, even if my specialty IS
cookies. -- Teresianna
P.S.  What I really want to do is make anise cookies.  Viscoches, probably not
spelled like that.  Rolled out like pie crust but a little sweeter, anise flavored,
dusted with powdered sugar... yeah.  I miss those.

Ella Fitz -- My teacher said we shouldn't do notes in school, so I never got to work

with that kind of thing.  Oh, well. -- Taffy
P.S.  Sorry if you don't like us making games with your team and personal names, but
what else can we do?  Our contract says, "Personals, every time."  It isn't easy.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRITIAS viciously butchered DEMRON THE DARK in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DAB was murdered by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DAA was assassinated by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a unpopular 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
PRODICUS was narrowly defeated by SHORT PETER in a 2 minute bloody veteran's fight.
KUNG PO FROG devastated CATFISH HUNTER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
ANTIPHON overpowered ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
ITCHY FROGGY defeated ANGRY ROSETTA in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
THE MONK vanquished LOST in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DIZZY GILLESPIE was vanquished by WHERE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
TOM was handily defeated by LIRODENCRA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ORIOLA subdued XENOPHANES in a 2 minute bloody match.
KOKO LEAH was handily defeated by PIPS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
SCAT CAT bested BOWSER in a 2 minute bout.
WARIO viciously subdued DEALER in a popular 3 minute gruesome conflict.
AEDESIA overpowered KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
TAFFY was viciously subdued by LUCKY in a 2 minute bloody bout.
HIGH ROLLER devastated ELLA FITZ in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
HERBIE HANCOCK was narrowly defeated by TERESIANNA in a 5 minute novice's match.
JOE MEOWER defeated PRINCESS PEACH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  14 -  3      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  25 -  2      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 687 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     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ANTIPHON 6855              18   7  1   94 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  KUNG PO FROG 6800           8   1  1   93 KAOS FROGS (656)
LUNGING ATTACK   ITCHY FROGGY 6803           6   2  1   78 KAOS FROGS (656)
AIMED BLOW       ORIOLA 6932                 8   2  0   56 SWEET MAGIC (267)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SCAT CAT 6542               4   3  1   35 ARENA FELINES (177)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PRODICUS 6868.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WARIO 6409.  The ten other most popular fighters were HERBIE HANCOCK 6940, 
TERESIANNA 6944, XENOPHANES 6916, HIGH ROLLER 6534, PRODICUS 6868, ITCHY FROGGY 6803, 
ORIOLA 6932, BOWSER 6356, LUCKY 6502, and KUNG PO FROG 6800.

The least popular fighter this week was DAA 6949.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEALER 6535, KOKO LEAH 6926, TOM 6407, ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN 6348, 
CATFISH HUNTER 6441, PRINCESS PEACH 6927, ELLA FITZ 6948, TAFFY 6941, DIZZY GILLESPIE 
5792, and LOST 6503.

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

CRITIAS (12-6884) DREAMERS (142)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SISTER X 6340 (82-72-1)                1  4  0         CULTS-R-US           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRITIAS 6884 (15-3-3)                  2  3  0         DREAMERS             
PRODICUS 6868 (12-8-2)                 1  3  0         DREAMERS             
ANTIPHON 6855 (15-7-1)                 0  2  0         DREAMERS             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILD DEUCE 6856 (5-3-0)                1  3  0         CARDS                
ITCHY FROGGY 6803 (5-2-1)              0  2  0         KAOS FROGS           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ADVEN D2 6880 (0-0-0)                 10  3  0         DECEMBER DROIDS      
XENOPHANES 6916 (6-2-1)                3  3  0         DREAMERS             
SCAT CAT 6542 (2-2-0)                  0  2  0         ARENA FELINES        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AEDESIA 6936 (2-2-0)                   0  2  0         DREAMERS             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DUKE ELLINGTON 6942 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         BLUE NOTE            

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GUILLOTINE 6588 (13-4-1)               6  3  0         BLADES OF TERROR     
OWEN 5656 (6-1-1)                      2  3  0         ENGLISH FOOTBALL     
DREAM ANALYST 5486 (8-12-0)            0  2  0  DEAD   DREAMERS             

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOWLER 3645 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         ENGLISH FOOTBALL     
CONFUCIUS 6201 (10-4-0)                1  3  0         DREAMERS             
TIGER WOODSHIELD 5730 (0-0-0)          1  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
ACE 6773 (14-2-0)                      0  2  0         CARDS                
MORPHEUS 2123 (7-7-1)                  0  2  0         DREAMERS             

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALBATROSS 6835 (9-2-0)                 6  3  0  DEAD   SEA DOGS             
JOHN COLTRANE 4498 (5-2-0)             2  3  0         BLUE NOTE            
FISHMONGER 6742 (6-0-1)                1  3  0         SEA DOGS             
HEAVY METAL HERO 6410 (7-5-0)          1  3  0         ALL HALLOW'S EVE     
AMERICAN MAID 5661 (2-1-2)             0  2  0         THE CITY             
AREJHAY CHIEF 5107 (3-2-0)             0  2  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
MILES DAVIS 4496 (7-3-2)               0  2  0         BLUE NOTE            

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE BIRD 4501 (0-0-0)                  4  2  0  DEAD   BLUE NOTE            
CHARLIE CHRISTIAN 4490 (0-0-0)         0  2  0         BLUE NOTE            
SOGNATORE 5759 (1-2-0)                 0  2  0         DREAMERS             
VISIONARY 2374 (0-3-0)                 0  2  0         DREAMERS             

                        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!