DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/05/2010    Duedate: 06/18/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-644

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILENCE IS GOLDEN
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5854) [30-8-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ON GOLDEN POND                 WICKED TWIST
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
(16-5785) [35-12-0,119]        (16-2306) [2-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FANGS ARDENTE                  GOLDEN EAGLE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5869) [15-16-1,99]         (16-5873) [16-7-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     41
2. NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)       39      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)       15      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)              4
5. THE DARK TIDES (546)         0      NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)      8   1  0 88.9   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   9  2 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  630 295 11 68.1   2/ 7*NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     8  1 0
 3- 3 DRAGON'S GUARD (603)      29  15  3 65.9   3/ 3 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     8  7 0
 4/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)          235 223 19 51.3   4/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  8 0
 5/ 5 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     25  25  1 50.0   5/ 2 YAMABUSHI (432)           5  4 0
 6- 6 THE DARK TIDES (546)      62  65  5 48.8   6- 4 DRAGON'S GUARD (603)      4  1 0
 7/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    281 341 20 45.2   7/ 6 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 0
 8/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      718 910 23 44.1   8- 8 THE DARK TIDES (546)      3  3 1

    '*'   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.

     Well!  I went out On Golden Pond and had a pleasant surprise.  I shall savor it,
they're rare in this (or probably any) life.

                                   Baabra Lammont

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
WILLAF.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Coming 
up with a solid 4-0-0 outing, NIGHTMARE WRATH has advanced 5 places in the rankings.  
Hey everybody, watch out for GOLDEN EAGLE, who flew up 21 points in the rankings 
after mashing BUDOKUMO like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days 
it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BUDOKUMO was bested by GOLDEN EAGLE and 
drops 7 points.  Drawing on all of hers experience as a 29-8-0 warrior, SILENCE IS 
GOLDEN went for the Duelmastership against BAABRA LAMMONT this week.  In front of all 
the crowds, SILENCE IS GOLDEN took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the 
bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that MAXIMUM RESULTS was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of MAXIMUM RESULTS' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from 
MAXIMUM RESULTS.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, BUDOKUMO would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick 
your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854       30   8  0   104       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          35  12  0   119       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873            16   7  0   113       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SHADOW DANCER 5878            9   3  0   101       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 CRIS CROFT 5870              16  15  0    99       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869           15  16  1    99       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BUDOKUMO 5635                25   9  1    92       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARSONG 5880                  7   1  1    73       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GHENGIS KAHN 5252            10  11  0    60       THE DARK TIDES (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOAN OF ARC 5287              6   8  1    59       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 ELEESIA 5884                 11   2  0    58       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-DARK PRIEST 5319              7   5  1    58       THE DARK TIDES (546)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIROKAWA 5866                 5   1  2    56       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SHIORIME 5867                 5   2  0    56       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887         7   1  0    52       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 STOGA STEEL 5871             10  15  2    47       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 WICKED TWIST 2306             2   1  0    45       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
-MORGAR 5863                   4   5  0    41       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-GOLD TOOTH 5894               4   0  0    37       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875            8  10  1    35       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890         5   5  0    35       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARUZON 5831                  7   8  0    29       YAMABUSHI (432)
 CRAZY CAPRI 5893              5   5  0    29       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 GHEREZ GOTH 2309              2   0  0    29       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
 JEALOUS JEANS 5889            5   5  0    25       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EN FUEGO 5895                 2   2  0    23       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 SAD SLACKS 5891               5   5  1    21       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 SILLY SUIT 5892               5   5  0    21       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-CHANCE 5898                   1   0  0    21       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 THE DREAD 2308                2   0  0    19       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
-BALISONG 5883                 3   2  0    17       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 MOURNDREAD 2305               2   0  0    14       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
-OPHIDIAN 5370                 1   1  0    13       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-DARK DISCIPLE 5897            1   1  0     4       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 YORUKAI 5899                  0   1  0     1       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ALLIE BARNETT 5877      4  9 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305    DARK PRIEST 5319      643   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baabra Lammont -- Congratulations on the well-deserved Lord Protectorship.  You go,
gal. -- Midas

Bruar -- Well done, champ!  Lord Protector Bruar, good luck in The Big Time. -- Midas
and all The Golden Gladiators

Bruar -- Ouch!  I challenged you and you surely beat the noise out of me. -- Silence
Is Golden

Eleesia -- Thanks for the challenge, but I guess challenges are not working so well
for each of our teams against the other.  I really soared in that battle! -- Golden
Eagle

     You mean... it was a feather in your cap?

Baabra Lammont -- You fought like a champ and I went down with a splash.  I have
enjoyed all our battles, and I must say that the better warrior graduated first.
Kudos. -- On Golden Pond

Coyote -- When it comes to hocky, gooooooo, Black Hawks.  They are golden.  (smile)
-- Midas

Greetings all you newcomers.  Welcome to Willaf.  May your stay be joyous and
prosperous.  If we can help in any way (except losing--wink-) please let us know.
-- The Golden Gladiators, Midas manager

Nice start, Nightmare Wrath! -- Midas

Welcome back Dark Tides and NICE spotlight.  If you go to the Terrablood site, all
the information you are seeking is on line.  If for whatever reason you need hard
copy, and you did not receive one, ask again in the personals and we will go have a
weapons chart copied. -- Midas

Dork Disciple -- Um...no.  Sounds kind of creepy. -- Wicked Twist

Dork Disciple -- Try to get some rest.  I will be back soon.  I want you a little
more prepared. -- Mourndread

Dork Disciple -- We haven't met yet, but I think I will like you. -- The Dread

The Dark Tides -- I hope your swartz is big enough to back up the spotlight.  It
would be a little less annoying. -- The Laughing Man mgr. of Nightmare Wrath

     You're just trying to make things hard for me, aren't you?  One manager name
     here, another somewhere else... it messes up the lists.  However, if you will
     declare a manager name in each arena, I will list it for that arena and not
     cross 'em over. -- the over-worked Editor, trying to keep lists

Midas -- What is up with Bruar getting his invite but On Golden Pond is still here?
That Golem has more wins than Bruar has fights...  That Pond stinks of a cover up. --
Coyote

     For some reason, the Grey Witch is slower to take total parries than any other
     style.  Discrimination, beyond a doubt.

Midas -- Maybe I should not root for teams anymore but what the heck--go Suns!  Maybe
I am a jinx. -- Coyote

Baabra Lammont -- Congratz on the invite, shall we ride in style to the isle! --
Bruar

Dark Priest -- That's no way to ask a favor. -- Ghost of Allie Barnett

Taikutsu -- Well, drat.  I was hoping for a little immortal blood. -- Fangs Ardente

Joan of Arc -- You might be a little old for this life. -- Cris Croft

Golden Delicious -- Well... fair. -- Sardo Grackel

Congratulations to Bruar. -- Jorja and the Punny Animals

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRUAR was unbelievably bested by ON GOLDEN POND in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN luckily beat BAABRA LAMMONT in a 4 minute Challenge Title melee.
GOLDEN EAGLE bested BUDOKUMO in a popular 5 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
WICKED TWIST demolished SARDO GRACKEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
GHEREZ GOTH vanquished SAD SLACKS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FANGS ARDENTE overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CRIS CROFT overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
GOLDEN DELICIOUS vanquished JEALOUS JEANS in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
STOGA STEEL was vanquished by SHIORIME in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ELEESIA defeated CRAZY CAPRI in a dull 6 minute match.
CRANKY  CORDUROY overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SILLY SUIT subdued OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute competition.
THE DREAD handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a tiresome 3 minute one-sided contest.
MOURNDREAD slimly won victory over YORUKAI in a 3 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  13 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  15 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 644 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854     30   8  0  104 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN EAGLE 5873          16   7  0  113 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   CRIS CROFT 5870            16  15  0   99 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHIORIME 5867               5   2  0   56 YAMABUSHI (432)
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887       7   1  0   52 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FANGS ARDENTE 5869.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOLDEN EAGLE 5873.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRIS CROFT 
5870, YORUKAI 5899, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890, SILLY SUIT 5892, 
WICKED TWIST 2306, GHEREZ GOTH 2309, FANGS ARDENTE 5869, GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887, and 
MOURNDREAD 2305.

The least popular fighter this week was ELEESIA 5884.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE DREAD 2308, CRAZY CAPRI 5893, STOGA STEEL 5871, SAD SLACKS 5891, 
SARDO GRACKEL 5875, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, SHIORIME 5867, JEALOUS JEANS 5889, BUDOKUMO 
5635, and MOURNDREAD 2305.

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

BAABRA LAMMONT (16-5852) PUNNY AMINALS (305)
BRUAR (16-5868) MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

                        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!