DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/31/2010    Duedate: 06/05/2010

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-525

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KALLI ELISABETH
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
(13-5249) [12-0-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KALLI ELISABETH                POSITION IS EMPTY
HOUSE OF CARDS (561)           
(13-5249) [12-0-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOFT ROCK                      KALLI ELISABETH
CARDOW HUNTERS (445)           HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
(13-5301) [11-11-0,52]         (13-5249) [12-0-0,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        30
2. HOUSE OF CARDS (561)        24      SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
3. IWC (567)                   14      Unchartered Team
4. SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)       6
5. HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)   0      KILLER PYGMIES (247)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)    57  34  3 62.6   1/ 1 SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)    9  1 0
 2/ 2 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)      86  78  2 52.4   2/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      7  8 0
 3/ 3 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     34  38  3 47.2   3/ 2 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)      6  3 0
 4/ 5 IWC (567)                 28  32  0 46.7   4/ 4 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  4  8 0
 5/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     293 335  5 46.7   5/ 6 IWC (567)                 3  6 0
 6/ 6 HARRY POTTER AND T (566)  37  60  7 38.1   6/ 5 THE CONFESSIORS (562)     1  8 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 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 647): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 524): CRAZED CANARY of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 641): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 629): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 626): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 618): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 495): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 647): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 524): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 641): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 629): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 626): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 618): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 508): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 495): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                          BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 425): SUNSET THUNDER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Yo Dullens!

I'm BAAAAAAAAACK!!!

You can't take me down, you bums.  This turn Blackbuck got his [CENSORED] handed to
him.  I was trying to kill the [CENSORED] but he managed to quit on me.

There ain't nobody better than me.

Who's next?

Crazed Canary
The Greatest of ALL TIME!!!

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  DULLENS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
BLACKBUCK?  CARDOW HUNTERS' proud of him after beating GHOST OF ELDRAD and getting 15 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  STORMBIRD got smashed by DEATH, and lost 6 
points!  What a putz!  CRAZED CANARY fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits 
fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  And I was just getting 
used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome KALLI ELISABETH.  Aren't 
HOUSE OF CARDS proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  SATAN'S 
KINGDOMS was DULLENS' most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What 
kind of warriors are HOUSE OF CARDS?  SATAN'S KINGDOMS, an easy team to beat if I 
ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is RAMSHORN popular, or 
what?  He was challenged the most in all of DULLENS!  He's got a 19-35-0, is that 
good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  I hear HARRY POTTER AND THE sent INMATE OF 
ARKHAM to the Dark Arena.  What, is that like not well-lit, or what?  How cruel!  
HARRY POTTER AND THE heartlessly sent his to ROLLING STONES certain fate in the Dark 
Arena.  Is a 7-14-2 bad or something?  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because TINY WAND 
had 5-8-1 was no reason for HARRY POTTER AND THE to send it to the Dark Arena!  Stop 
it!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  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                  
 KALLI ELISABETH 5249         12   0  0   106       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRAZED CANARY 5316           11   1  1   101       SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMSHORN 4633                19  35  0    92       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DERANGED DINGO 5321           8   2  0    88       SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
 BLACKBUCK 5232               10  14  0    85       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 LOCKED ROOM 5314             11   3  3    68       HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOEL OLIVER 5244              4   0  0    64       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 LITTLE FOX 5328               7   1  0    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 DEATH 5333                    9   7  0    62       IWC (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOURGE 5277                 14   9  2    53       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 SOFT ROCK 5301               11  11  0    52       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
-BUICK BADGER 5312             5   0  0    52       SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
 CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309        10   4  0    50       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 THE BRANK 5278               12  11  1    48       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
 THUMBSCREWS 5276              8  15  0    39       THE CONFESSIORS (562)
-ELOQUENT EMU 5326             6   2  0    39       SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
 STORMBIRD 5313                7   9  0    38       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 STYX 5334                     7   9  0    37       IWC (567)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONES 5330                   6  10  0    28       IWC (567)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBIN DYAN 5340               1   0  0    13       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
 HIDEOUS HYENA 5341            1   0  0     6       SATAN'S KINGDOMS (550)
 TERRY JAMES 5339              0   1  0     1       HOUSE OF CARDS (561)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
INMATE OF ARKHAM 5299   9 13 0 HARRY POTTER AND 566 SALT GOLEM            525  NONE
ROLLING STONES 5298     7 15 2 HARRY POTTER AND 566 SALT GOLEM            525  NONE
TINY WAND 5315          5  9 1 HARRY POTTER AND 566 SALT GOLEM            525  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crazed Canary -- Wow, I can see where Ramshorn was coming from about you.  And trust
me when I say I will not darken the door of your bathtub, hazardous as it must be.  I
have my own options. -- Blackbuck

Death -- Not today, though the risk is always there. -- Ramshorn

Locked Room -- I believe I am going to be claustrophobic.  This means I should avoid
you, I think. -- Soft Rock, lover of wide open spaces

Cassie Elizabeth -- Ah, now we have to hustle YOU to graduation to get you out of the
way, yes? -- Stormbird

The Brank -- I'm totally not getting that name.  Is it orcish? -- Little Fox

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

INMATE OF ARKHAM was dealt death by SALT GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROLLING STONES was butchered by SALT GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TINY WAND was narrowly killed by SALT GOLEM in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
KALLI ELISABETH overpowered RAMSHORN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
CASSIE ELIZABETH was defeated by LOCKED ROOM in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BLACKBUCK demolished GHOST OF ELDRAD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LITTLE FOX viciously subdued SCOURGE in a 2 minute bloody fight.
THUMBSCREWS was outlasted by STYX in a unpopular 9 minute brawl.
THE BRANK was defeated by SOFT ROCK in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
STORMBIRD was vanquished by DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STONES was vanquished by TEX IMPERSONATOR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TERRY JAMES was savagely defeated by HIDEOUS HYENA in a 2 minute beginner's match.
ROBIN DYAN overpowered BRUCE LEE'S BROTHER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  31 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  23 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 525 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  4         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KALLI ELISABETH 5249       12   0  0  106 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
STRIKING ATTACK  LOCKED ROOM 5314           11   3  3   68 HARRY POTTER AND THE (566)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE FOX 5328             7   1  0   63 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEATH 5333                  9   7  0   62 IWC (567)
AIMED BLOW       SCOURGE 5277               14   9  2   53 THE CONFESSIORS (562)
TOTAL PARRY      CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309      10   4  0   50 HOUSE OF CARDS (561)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOFT ROCK 5301.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KALLI ELISABETH 5249.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOCKED ROOM 5314, 
HIDEOUS HYENA 5341, INMATE OF ARKHAM 5299, LITTLE FOX 5328, SOFT ROCK 5301, TINY WAND 
5315, BLACKBUCK 5232, DEATH 5333, RAMSHORN 4633, and CASSIE ELIZABETH 5309.

The least popular fighter this week was STYX 5334.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STONES 5330, STORMBIRD 5313, THUMBSCREWS 5276, ROLLING STONES 5298, 
ROBIN DYAN 5340, TERRY JAMES 5339, THE BRANK 5278, SCOURGE 5277, CASSIE ELIZABETH 
5309, and RAMSHORN 4633.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                                TROLL (7-4624) BIG BAD  
                       BARBARIAN (12-4783) SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
                           RAMPAGE (32-5076) ANGELS OF PAIN  
                                HOOFA (68-8617) ALMOST  
                         SCUMMY BOY (73-3371) THE FAMILY TREE  
                         NIGHTBINDER (82-3120) FORGE OF FURY  
                           HEDWIG (82-11622) LUROCIAN XIII  
                           DOLAN (82-15864) WHETSTONE 2D II  
                       LOAD MASTER (82-15924) ARIZONA TRIP 2K2  
                             SNOTMONSTER (82-26261) NOSEY  
                    YELLOW SUBMARINE (82-26471) LBA:  BEATLEMANIA!  
                            CLUSTER (82-28582) HALF A WORD  
                        KINETIX (82-30489) SUPERIOR FORCES 706  
                            LUNG BUTTER (82-33462) 11405O  
                        WEBBED BEAUS (82-36458) DATING A FROG  
                        KATAMARI DAMACY (82-38613) COOL GAMES  
                           BEAVER (82-39056) ANIMAL'S FARM  
                       VITO BERTOLDO (82-41532) MEDAL OF HONOR  
                       CECIL BOLTON (82-42248) MEDAL OF HONOR V  
                      SOULTAKER (82-45716) FAIRLY ODD PEOPLE II  
                          HARVEY (82-46194) KELLUMBO'S K 06F  
                        PRISONER R09 (82-51085) DUNGEON CELL 4  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        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:

     DM 98:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     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 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 98, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 99, 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, July 7, 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!