DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2014    Duedate: 05/30/2014

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-747

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AARON
AIMER'S INC (626)
(16-6148) [10-8-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AARON                          RIGHTEOUS
AIMER'S INC (626)              ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
(16-6148) [10-8-0,97]          (16-6238) [2-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK INDEKKER                 GOLDFINCH
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-6069) [19-29-1,87]         (16-6183) [7-2-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AIMER'S INC (626)           33
2. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)   29      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PANDORA'S CARDS (585)       26      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         26
5. ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)       15      ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)      3   0  0  100   1/ 2 PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     8  2 0
 2/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  882 424 22 67.5   2/ 1 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  8  4 1
 3/ 5 PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     43  33  3 56.6   3/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4 10 0
 4/ 4 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  52  42  3 55.3   4/ 5*ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)     3  0 0
 5/ 0 AIMER'S INC (626)         43  44  2 49.4   5/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   3  6 0
 6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      922 %1205 28 43.3   6- 7*BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)  1  1 0
 7- 7 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     21  29  0 42.0   7- 8 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     1  2 0
 8- 8*BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)   5  15  1 25.0   8/ 0 AIMER'S INC (626)         1  4 0
 9-10*CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)       3  14  1 17.6   9- 6*CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)      1  6 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 748): EXPENDABLE YOUTH of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): INCREDIBLE HULK of FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr>)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 730): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 746): GOLDEN FLASH of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 735): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 729): SSINK! Of F/X (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 721): MAYNERD of NERDS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 679): SHADOW FROGGY of BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 611): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 596): SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 578): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 572): STAR RUBY of TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 536): SASHA of TOLBIN'S LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 528): RAGE of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 636): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 748): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 730): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 746): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 735): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 729): DUELMASTERS BUFFET (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 721): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 679): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 611): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 596): THE ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 578): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 572): TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 533): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 528): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 636): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): AMMONIUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           JOY OF LOSING of WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
               (turn 749): ARIGNOTE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           NELLI POLITANA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SILVAMERE of BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 745): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): DOTTLE of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 734): RAVAGE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 720): NO TURN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 678): CYCLONE of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                             LOLITA MARIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 610): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 532): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 526): IRON HANDED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     When Duelmaster, and in doubt, spout out information; therefore, I am going to
tell you all about the current rag-tag Golden Gladitors.  Listen up.
ST   10,11,15,16,16
CN   5,5,12,14,19
SZ   5,11,12,14,14
WT   3,3,11,17,17
WL   10,15,17,17,20
SP   7,9,10,10,12
DF   10,10,11,11,21
Average starting stats = 13-11-11-10-16-10-13
15 stats earned
48 skills earned (excluding those from stats)
3 ratings earned - 2 advanced
skill lean rates - 0.00, 0.75, 1.67, 1.86, 2.00,
record 38-25 - .603
     Interesting, but...
          I hope I do not have to repeat, as this was too much darn work.
               Golden Flash, DM

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail WILLAF!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as BLOOD ON THE TRACKS is 
pushed out of top team by PANDORA'S CARDS, who came from 2nd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  
And let's see, HANNAH BALL fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 20 points and 
contributed to PUNNY AMINALS' 2-3-0.  ASHTON has lost to JACK OF HEARTS, falling 7 
points, while helping make AIMER'S INC a 1-4-0 turn.  And not without some honor, 
AARON now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of WILLAF.  Tell me, is nothing 
sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Swinging Aardvark uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  CHUCKS' PINUPS has cause to stand tall, as they were WILLAF's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided CHUCKS' PINUPS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was GOLDEN GLADIATORS. 
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was BLOOD ON THE TRACKS' 
warrior EARLY ONE MORNING.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that WILLAF has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, WILLAF, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in WILLAF again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AARON 6148                   10   8  0    97       AIMER'S INC (626)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUDGEMENT 5665               15   5  0    96       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-THE HIEROPHANT 5702           8   1  0    91       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK OF HEARTS 5963          14   9  0    88       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069          19  29  1    87       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN FLASH 6061            23  14  0    83       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDFINCH 6183                7   2  0    77       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ACE OF CUPS 5663             10   9  3    70       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASHTON 6157                   9   6  0    65       AIMER'S INC (626)
 WHIP SAWYER 6126             13  25  0    64       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SOFA'YAM 6128                13  24  0    63       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 EARLY ONE MORNING 6010        9   2  0    61       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 HAZEL NUTTE 6136             12  22  2    60       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLY BYE 6218                  3   1  1    55       BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)
-GOLDEN GLOVES 6173            5   9  1    42       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-INKED UP 6118                 4   1  0    41       TALON'S TERRORS (547)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA 6248        2   2  1    33       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
-TINKER TALON 6134             3   0  0    32       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
 RIGHTEOUS 6238                2   0  0    32       ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
-GOLDEN TONGUE 6259            3   0  0    28       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN OF PENTACLES 6188       2   2  0    20       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 HANNAH BALL 6271              1   0  0    20       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-JANE MANSFIELD 6199           1   5  0    16       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
 HOMEMADE DRESS 6269           2   0  0    15       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 AU 6249                       2   4  0    10       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-GLORY 6236                    1   0  0    10       ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
 PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250          0   1  0     9       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 THE LOVERS 6226               1   0  0     7       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-TEMPEST STORM 6200            0   1  0     7       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
-AUDREY HEPBURN 6202           0   1  0     5       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ABERNATHY 6214          1  2 0 AIMER'S INC 626      STONE GOLEM           747  NONE
ADDA 6261               0  2 0 AIMER'S INC 626      BANDIT PRINCE         747  NONE
ANOTHER DA 6213         1  2 1 AIMER'S INC 626      HIGH ELF              747  NONE
DA 6277                 0  1 0 BLOOD ON THE TRA 609 DARK CHAMPION         747  NONE
GUERNICA 6206           1  1 1 THE ART OF WAR 632   GINA LOLLOBRIGID 6248 743  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, hey!  Congrats to Golden Gladiator's own Golden Flash who won the Duelmaster
Title.  It may be a little skimpy at only 89 recognition points, but it is golden
nevertheless. -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Righteous, Angelic Knights, Mailer TV at 11-3-2!!!!!!!  Did I draw the short straw,
or what?!  I was no match for you, Righteous, and I salute your skill and ability. --
Au

Angelic Knights -- We salute you for bringing a TV home to Willaf.  Kudos! -- Midas

You surely put me in my place, Veteran Mercenary.  I thought I was pretty good, but
scratch that. -- Goldfinch

Black Indekker -- That was our eighth match.  I'll bet the world thinks we have
something going? -- Golden Flash

Blood On The Tracks -- Nice point gain and three turn record; well done. -- Midas
(feeling somewhat jealous)

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Gold. -- Midas

We salute the tourney participants, with a special nod to tourney victor Righteous,
in the hopes that he, she, or it will not come our way.  Such poor company when it's
time for fun, you know. -- Jorja and the Punny Aminals

One-three.  Really, I wonder sometimes what the men on this team are good for! --
Hazel Nutte

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ABERNATHY was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ADDA was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
ANOTHER DA was put to death by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
DA was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
JUDGEMENT overpowered BLACK INDEKKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ACE OF CUPS devastated HAZEL NUTTE in a 3 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
GOLDFINCH savagely defeated EARLY ONE MORNING in a 5 minute Challenge struggle.
RIGHTEOUS handily defeated QUEEN OF PENTACLES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GOLDEN FLASH was vanquished by AARON in a 5 minute gruesome uneven Title duel.
JACK OF HEARTS overpowered ASHTON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SOFA'YAM outlasted FRATSFA SLAVE in a dull 7 minute one-sided fight.
WHIP SAWYER was overpowered by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AU was savagely defeated by HOMEMADE DRESS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute competition.
THE LOVERS subdued PAPA'S BANKBOOK in a 3 minute amateur's match.
HANNAH BALL overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      10         AIMED BLOW        32 -  23 -  3      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  15 -  2      17  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -  11 -  0       0  |

Turn 747 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       AARON 6148                 10   8  0   97 AIMER'S INC (626)
STRIKING ATTACK  JUDGEMENT 5665             15   5  0   96 PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN FLASH 6061          23  14  0   83 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK INDEKKER 6069.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOLDFINCH 6183.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOMEMADE DRESS 
6269, AARON 6148, ABERNATHY 6214, ACE OF CUPS 5663, THE LOVERS 6226, PAPA'S BANKBOOK 
6250, ANOTHER DA 6213, JUDGEMENT 5665, RIGHTEOUS 6238, and JACK OF HEARTS 5963.

The least popular fighter this week was SOFA'YAM 6128.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOLDEN FLASH 6061, AU 6249, WHIP SAWYER 6126, ASHTON 6157, QUEEN OF 
PENTACLES 6188, EARLY ONE MORNING 6010, HAZEL NUTTE 6136, BLACK INDEKKER 6069, DA 
6277, and ADDA 6261.

                        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:

  FTF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (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 are 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 the FTF-style bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, 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 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 ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors 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!