DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/06/2003    Duedate: 09/19/2003

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-468

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VRYCE
WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
(16-5141) [12-2-2,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VRYCE                          CRIMSON
WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)       PHOENIX (536)
(16-5141) [12-2-2,121]         (16-5197) [7-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONYA THE RAGER                RABID CHINCHILLA!
BROWN'S BLADES (539)           LOOK OUT! (530)
(16-5183) [5-4-0,33]           (16-5118) [9-2-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)       31
2. THE DARK TIDES (546)        26      LOOK OUT! (530)
3. WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)    23      Unchartered Team
4. PHOENIX (536)               22
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         22      OXYMORONS (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LOOK OUT! (530)           24   7  1 77.4   1/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  6 1
 2/ 2*OXYMORONS (544)            3   1  0 75.0   2/ 1*SILK AND STEEL (537)      8  7 0
 3/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  44  26  4 62.9   3/ 6*BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    7  5 1
 4/ 5*SILK AND STEEL (537)      24  16  2 60.0   4/ 3*BROWN'S BLADES (539)      7  5 0
 5/ 4*BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    23  16  2 59.0   5/ 5 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     6  1 0
 6/ 6 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    59  44  6 57.3   6/ 2 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    6  4 1
 7/ 7*BROWN'S BLADES (539)      21  16  0 56.8   7/ 4 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  6  6 1
 8- 8 GEN KHAN (485)           140 122  6 53.4   8/10*PHOENIX (536)             6  6 0
 9/10 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     57  55  2 50.9   9/ 9*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)      5 10 1
10/ 9 THE DARK TIDES (546)      35  35  3 50.0  10/11 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  2 1
11/12 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)    314 333 22 48.5  11/14 THE DARK TIDES (546)      4 11 0
12/13*PHOENIX (536)             20  22  1 47.6  12/17*OXYMORONS (544)           3  0 0
13/11*THUNDER CLAP (543)         7   8  0 46.7  13/ 8*THUNDER CLAP (543)        3  6 0
14/15 YAMABUSHI (432)           69  87  7 44.2  14-13 GEN KHAN (485)            3  7 1
15/16 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      317 482 11 39.7  15/16 LOOK OUT! (530)           2  0 0
16-18*CRIMSON WOLVES (538)      14  25  3 35.9  16-12*CRIMSON WOLVES (538)      2  3 0
17/17 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   13  24  0 35.1  17/15 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)     1  3 0
18/14*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)       7  13  1 35.0  18-18*NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)     0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)      8  22  0 26.7  19/19 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   0  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It's been a long, long road, but I'm headed for a glorious retirement now.
Wednesday, good luck, and for Vryce's sake, I hope you can keep him from ascending to
the throne.  Farewell, folks!

Pa Ell

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in WILLAF, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--PUNNY AMINALS.  
Those betting on THUNDER CLAP lost their shirt, as THUNDER CLAP lost their fighting 
abilities:  1-2-0.  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a 
perceptive observation?) as PUNNY AMINALS can attest...  BROWN'S BLADES posted a nice 
gain, to come in 4th.  Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for ELESAURIS, who 
pummelled LONG TOM, to pocket 20 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 13 points to ELESAURIS.  (Discrete enough, 
LONG TOM?) Duelmaster PA ELL from WAY OF THE SWORD is going for the gold, as he 
challenged THE BLACKHEARTS' PAZUZU.  Ooh, the excitement!  PA ELL successfully staved 
off a grab for the roses by PAZUZU of THE BLACKHEARTS.  Does WILLAF 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.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in WAY OF THE SWORD are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of WYLDERNESS WYLD, so did that 
sorry team shy from WAY OF THE SWORD Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, CHOCCONUT is the most challenged 
warrior.  IKEA BOY challenged CAEDDAR!  Who says PROJECT MAYHEM are just a bunch of 
wimps!  IKEA BOY of PROJECT MAYHEM kept his wits as he was defeated by CAEDDAR.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  BANDIT PRINCE in the 
Dark Arena wasn't enough for WORVER of WAY OF THE BLADE 1.  Maybe that certain 
serving girl(?) at The Warty Toad will be!  Never one to advocate diplomacy and 
restraint, I was pleased to see THE DARK TIDES retaliate against BLACKHEART'S AXE in 
bloodfeud!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting! 
     Do not think spyreporting in WILLAF is the highlight of my life.  As if buffeted 
by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a 
mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid WILLAF farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VRYCE 5141                   12   2  2   121       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RABID CHINCHILLA! 5118        9   2  0    99       LOOK OUT! (530)
 WEDNESDAY 5254               11   3  2    96       THE DARK TIDES (546)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUN DAT 4789                 13  34  0    79       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-PYOA 5090                     9   4  0    79       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-HIMEI 4402                   15  12  3    77       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MURGEN 5065                  10  11  0    75       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAREX 4865                   10   5  0    72       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIMSON 5197                  7   1  0    66       PHOENIX (536)
 CHOCCONUT 5140                9   3  0    63       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ANYA 5160                     5   4  1    60       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
-ANTEZEL 4988                  9   9  1    57       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 CALIAPHUS 5159                7   2  0    57       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORVER 5234                   5   1  1    55       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 TARRANT 5145                  7   7  0    51       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 ELESAURIS 5200                5   3  0    46       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 MUKAARTH 5156                 6   3  1    45       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184          6   3  0    45       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
-SHOCHU 4912                   5   4  1    45       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GRIZZ 5218                    6   1  0    42       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 LONG TOM 5169                 7   2  0    37       PHOENIX (536)
 CAEDDAR 5173                  6   2  1    37       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113            6  13  0    35       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONYA THE RAGER 5183          5   4  0    33       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 NEZUME 4379                   7   6  0    32       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ENDEX 5187                    7   3  0    30       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 METAL HEAD 5170               2   7  0    30       PHOENIX (536)
 LASARIC 5172                  7   1  0    29       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 B'EKA STORMEYE 5182           5   4  0    28       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
-AZAKA 5216                    4   2  0    28       GEN KHAN (485)
-STORMFETCHER 5178             3   5  1    27       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 MICROSOFT WORKS 5239          3   1  0    25       OXYMORONS (544)
 KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203          5   2  0    24       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 GELRON 5175                   4   4  0    24       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 AMBROSIUS 5158                4   5  0    24       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MISTY MORN 5204               4   2  0    22       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 RANDOM 5171                   3   5  0    22       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 YUSHIMO 5101                  5   5  1    21       YAMABUSHI (432)
-BLIND DRIVER 5121             3   2  0    20       LOOK OUT! (530)
-SASAKI 5277                   2   0  1    20       GEN KHAN (485)
 PEACH NUTT 5298               2   0  1    19       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LOTANA 5174                   4   4  1    18       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-POR Q. PINE 5149              3   1  0    18       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 NEVRON 5231                   2   1  0    18       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 GHENGIS KAHN 5252             3   6  0    17       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-ANGELIUS OF NOT 5179          2   6  1    16       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
-ELMO 4453                     1   0  0    15       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 JOAN OF ARC 5287              1   1  0    12       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 PRANDTL 5224                  1   3  0    11       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 TYLER 5279                    1   2  0    10       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 NAVIER 5225                   2   2  1     9       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
-FLAMMABLE BABY! 5122          2   2  0     9       LOOK OUT! (530)
 LAREX 5274                    2   1  1     8       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 MURDOX 5228                   2   1  0     7       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-TASHA THE QUICK 5220          1   4  0     7       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 BENMAR 5227                   1   2  0     7       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 FLICKER 5211                  0   7  0     7       PHOENIX (536)
 IKEA BOY 5286                 1   1  0     6       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
-TONIUS 5229                   1   2  0     5       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-PRAXEL 5230                   1   2  0     5       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 ORAN JI 5299                  0   2  0     2       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GU GU 5275                    0   2  0     2       GEN KHAN (485)
-SILENT 4452                   0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-RAVEN 4451                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-BAKA NEKO 5285                0   1  0     1       GEN KHAN (485)
-MERCY 4455                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BANDIT PRINCE 541      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          WORVER 5234           468 NONE    
NO THANX 5303          0  1 0 THE DARK TIDES 546    HIGH ELF 535          468 NONE    
I'LL PASS 5302         0  1 0 THE DARK TIDES 546    ARENAMASTER KHARA 539 468 NONE    
LITTLE HORN 5253       5  4 0 THE DARK TIDES 546    ANYA 5160             467 JUST REV
BI GI 5214             2  2 0 GEN KHAN 485          LOTANA 5174           465         
HU BOI 5276            0  1 0 GEN KHAN 485          NAVIER 5225           466 REVENGED
PRINCE ALEX 5163       4  2 0 NARNIAN KNIGHTS 535   HIMEI 4402            466         
DARIUS 5167            4  2 1 PHOENIX 536           CAEDDAR 5173          465         
CONUNDRUM 5223         1  3 0 PROJECT MAYHEM 542    PEACH NUTT 5298       468         
JACK'S COLON 5226      1  1 0 PROJECT MAYHEM 542    LAREX 5274            466         
PUNJ ENT 5219          1  4 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     SASAKI 5277           466         
RESH 4978              5  4 1 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  HIMEI 4402            465         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wednesday -- Damn, I thought it was Saturday!  I'm obviously out of whack somewhere,
and the whacks you offered me, though very, er, whacksome as it were, didn't help. --
Pun Dat
P.S.  This isn't at all like Noblish Island, is it?  Lots more experience lying
around waiting for a chance to sock you in the head....

Mukarth -- Chocolate RULES! -- Chocconut
P.S.  I didn't mean for you to nearly die.  It was just one of those things.
P.P.S.  But wear some armor next time.  You're just asking for trouble.

Caliaphus -- I didn't need that, you know.  It did not make my day one of sunshine
and rainbows, and so on. -- O. Pun Pleez

Larex -- Hmm, good desperation strategy you've got there.  I can see I need to work
on mine some. -- Oran Ji

A Convicted Thief?  Is this the city's way of saving money on its "justice" system?
I resent that. -- Peach Nutt
P.S.  Just because I'm not charismatic, that's no need to sneer at me the way he did.
I'm very trustworthy, after all, and that's more than HE could say.

Pa Ell -- Congratulations on your throne and your graduation.  It must be especially
sweet after so long. -- Jorja, Moonjumper, and the Punny Animals

Sasaki -- People always say that when they mean the opposite. -- Ghost of Punj Ent

Jorja -- My mom always told me compliments would get me anything. -- Diaretic

Anya -- You killed Little Horn!  This saddens me greatly.  I thought he had great
promise in the long run. -- Diaretic
P.S.  I couldn't even get a good rollup out of the deal.

Anya -- Well, little girl, if you wanted my attention you now have it.  I'm not
looking for revenge.  I'm looking for redemption through death.  I've got four turns;
I will be to see you. -- Wednesday

Attention All -- I seem to be having technical difficulties.  I just can't seem to
win.  This glass jar is killing me.  Literally! -- Ghengis Kahn

Sasaki -- Yeah, if I was in your shoes I'd pick on our Ghengis Kahn also.  I really
do wish I could get him to win. -- Diaretic
P.S.  Them's the breaks I guess!

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
     Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WORVER butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NO THANX was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
I'LL PASS was easily killed by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
WEDNESDAY overpowered ANYA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
PA ELL devastated PAZUZU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TARRANT was subdued by CHOCCONUT in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
GRIZZ bested ENDEX in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
NEZUME defeated RANDOM in a 2 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
IKEA BOY was devastated by CAEDDAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
TYLER was overcome by MICROSOFT WORKS in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
PRANDTL was vanquished by O. PUN PLEEZJ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JOAN OF ARC was viciously subdued by AMBROSIUS in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
RABID CHINCHILLA! viciously subdued VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 3 minute bout.
VRYCE narrowly defeated MURGEN in a 2 minute bloody Title competition.
PUN DAT bested CALIAPHUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
ALENNA TRYSHAND was overpowered by CRIMSON in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MUKAARTH overpowered LOTANA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LONG TOM was bested by ELESAURIS in a action packed 3 minute duel.
YUSHIMO was overpowered by METAL HEAD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TONYA THE RAGER overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
B'EKA STORMEYE overpowered ORAN JI in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
GELRON handily defeated MURDOX in a 1 minute gory mismatched competition.
KYLA SKINFLAYER overpowered NAVIER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FLICKER was overpowered by LASARIC in a 1 minute uneven fray.
GHENGIS KAHN overcame BENMAR in a 1 minute gory contest.
NEVRON subdued LAREX in a 3 minute novice's fight.
CONUNDRUM was barely slain by PEACH NUTT in a 2 minute gruesome novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         LUNGING ATTACK    80 -  65 -  6      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  20 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK  109 - 105 -  7      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  23 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  20 -  1      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  23 -  0      26  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  27 -  1      18  |

Turn 468 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      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  7         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  8                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  VRYCE 5141                 12   2  2  121 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
SLASHING ATTACK  WEDNESDAY 5254             11   3  2   96 THE DARK TIDES (546)
PARRY-STRIKE     CHOCCONUT 5140              9   3  0   63 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
LUNGING ATTACK   WORVER 5234                 5   1  1   55 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
TOTAL PARRY      ELESAURIS 5200              5   3  0   46 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TONYA THE RAGER 5183.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RABID CHINCHILLA! 5118.  The ten other most popular fighters were LONG TOM 
5169, NEZUME 4379, AMBROSIUS 5158, TARRANT 5145, RANDOM 5171, JOAN OF ARC 5287, VRYCE 
5141, WEDNESDAY 5254, MURGEN 5065, and METAL HEAD 5170.

The least popular fighter this week was BENMAR 5227.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLICKER 5211, NAVIER 5225, MURDOX 5228, ORAN JI 5299, LOTANA 5174, 
ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184, PRANDTL 5224, IKEA BOY 5286, ANYA 5160, and I'LL PASS 5302.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

PA ELL (16-2898) WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
PAZUZU (16-4318) THE BLACKHEARTS (356)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff