DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/28/2011    Duedate: 12/10/2011

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-674

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KAIREEN LAMAR
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7170) [25-11-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KAIREEN LAMAR                  T.G.I. FLOYD'S
MIDDLE WAY (484)               ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
(17-7170) [25-11-0,120]        (17-6379) [5-3-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KAIREEN LAMAR                  CRAN-BERRY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
(17-7170) [25-11-0,120]        (17-7281) [2-6-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        32
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            28      IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
3. WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)      25      Unchartered Team
4. ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)      16
5. ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)   12      ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     37  21  0 63.8   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    52  35  4 59.8   2/ 4 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      7  1 0
 3/ 3 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      53  36  2 59.6   3/ 2 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     5  4 0
 4/ 4*ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    15  14  2 51.7   4/ 3 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  5  7 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         629 770 11 45.0   5/ 5*ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    3  6 0
 6/ 6 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  51  63  2 44.7   6/ 7 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    2  7 0
 7/ 0 DEAD POETS (300)          26  34  2 43.3   7- 6*KAOS FROGS (586)          1  1 0
 8- 7*KAOS FROGS (586)           5  12  0 29.4   8/ 0 DEAD POETS (300)          1  4 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 684): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 271): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
                (turn 673): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                  (turn 468): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 454): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm not sure why Reaper lost.  Perhaps it was the rain.  Really messes up the
fields, rain.  Can't get out there to reap, or to sow, or even to chase off a few
crows.  And a cold rain like this one... eh.  Not the weather to go out in at all.
Even for a gladiator, and we're tough.  Just not weatherproof.
     Anyway, good fight, Reaper.  The old one-two.  I like 'em that way, although a
one-shot would be fine, also.

                                   Kaireen Lamar

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 had cause to celebrate, after 
DAWN got 18 points by beating DREAM DATE FLOYD.  DREAM DATE FLOYD certainly had a 
baffled expression on its face, after losing to DAWN and losing 11 points in the 
process!  GANDALF found out that ALJAFIR isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best 
to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week 
and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are ALJAFIR's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2, 
alone and unchallenged.  The warriors of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as ALL THINGS FLOYD apparently had more important things to do than fight. 
If challenges were horses, BOROMIR could open up a fast food joint!  T.G.I. FLOYD'S 
challenged BOROMIR!  Who says ALL THINGS FLOYD are just a bunch of wimps!  T.G.I. 
FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD kept its wits as it won victory over BOROMIR.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Hey WHEN EAGLES DARE! 
Is there some deep dark, unmentionable secret as to why WURDEN has been sent to the 
Dark Arena?   3-1-0 isn't so shabby!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match 
itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  ALJAFIR, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Vile Vizier.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170           25  11  0   120       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194      18   8  0   102       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-ZOMBIE 7192                  13   6  2   101       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197            12  14  0   100       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 REAPER 7190                  14  14  0    93       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANDALF 7280                 11   7  0    90       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
 MARX 7253                     8   1  0    78       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 ROBERT FROST 7097             8   2  1    75       DEAD POETS (300)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             16  23  1    72       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YEATS 7120                    5   2  0    71       DEAD POETS (300)
 GREEN BEANS 7193             12  14  2    67       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T.G.I. FLOYD'S 6379           5   3  0    66       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 BARNUM CHELLS 7264            8   5  0    62       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAWN 7248                     3   1  0    53       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 BOROMIR 7277                 15   3  0    48       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
 CALEB DOOR 7270               5   4  0    40       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-WHIRLING FROGGY 7212          4   4  0    40       KAOS FROGS (586)
 BLUE MOUNTAIN 6627            3   1  0    38       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 ARAGON 7279                   9   9  0    36       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383         6   2  1    33       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDGAR ALLAN POE 7118          3   4  0    22       DEAD POETS (300)
 OBELISK 7262                  3   2  0    19       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 DANTE ALIGHIERI 7177          2   3  0    19       DEAD POETS (300)
-SEA FROG 7210                 1   0  0    18       KAOS FROGS (586)
 ANON 7252                     2   1  1    16       DEAD POETS (300)
-WINFIELD 7251                 2   0  0    16       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 FLOYD BANDYLEGS 6613          2   1  1    12       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 CRAN-BERRY 7281               2   6  0    12       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BIG BOY 7305            0  1 0 ALL THINGS FLOYD 517 SHEWISH GIANT         674  NONE
DELMAR ERIGEN 7294      1  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 484       ANON 7252             674   
STRAY FEATHER 7303      0  1 0 WHEN EAGLES DARE 509 STONE GOLEM           674  NONE
WURDEN 7263             3  2 0 WHEN EAGLES DARE 509 WURM KIN              674  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cornbread Stuffing -- Good gods, what is IN that junk?  I see raisins, almonds...
bean sprouts?  Good gods, TOFU?  It's enough to make anyone SICK.  Who eats it.  Even
who contemplates it. -- Senlum Nosh, turning pale at the very thought

Blue Mountain -- Bad match for you, good for me.  That works. -- Barnum Chells

Wurden -- Tough luck being a golem.  But that isn't enough to get you a sympathy-win.
Especially since I could see that you really NEEDED a loss.  Undefeated records are
dangerous to your health. -- Caleb Door

Floyd Bandylegs -- It's a trick, isn't it?  You come out all hunched over and walking
funny, so I'll think you're easy, and then... you AREN'T!  Ow. -- Delmar Erigen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WURDEN was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STRAY FEATHER was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BIG BOY was easily killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
T.G.I. FLOYD'S overpowered BOROMIR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
OBELISK slimly won victory over CRAN-BERRY in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
FLOYD BANDYLEGS was devastated by CALEB DOOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
KAIREEN LAMAR overpowered GANDALF in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
REAPER bested SENLUM NOSH in a 1 minute veteran's competition.
CORNBREAD STUFFING handily defeated YEATS in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
ROBERT FROST was vanquished by CANDIED YAMS in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
GREEN BEANS was defeated by MARX in a exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
DREAM DATE FLOYD was overpowered by DAWN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BARNUM CHELLS demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BLUE MOUNTAIN devastated DANTE ALIGHIERI in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ARAGON unbelievably bested EDGAR ALLAN POE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody bout.
ANON assassinated DELMAR ERIGEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        22 -   8 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  22 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  29 -  1      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 674 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:

AIMED BLOW         5 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KAIREEN LAMAR 7170         25  11  0  120 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  GANDALF 7280               11   7  0   90 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
LUNGING ATTACK   MARX 7253                   8   1  0   78 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
PARRY-LUNGE      ROBERT FROST 7097           8   2  1   75 DEAD POETS (300)
SLASHING ATTACK  YEATS 7120                  5   2  0   71 DEAD POETS (300)
TOTAL PARRY      BOROMIR 7277               15   3  0   48 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KAIREEN LAMAR 7170.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CRAN-BERRY 7281.  The ten other most popular fighters were EDGAR ALLAN POE 
7118, MARX 7253, OBELISK 7262, STRAY FEATHER 7303, CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194, CANDIED 
YAMS 7197, REAPER 7190, GREEN BEANS 7193, T.G.I. FLOYD'S 6379, and CALEB DOOR 7270.

The least popular fighter this week was DELMAR ERIGEN 7294.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DANTE ALIGHIERI 7177, DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383, YEATS 7120, SENLUM 
NOSH 7142, GANDALF 7280, BOROMIR 7277, BIG BOY 7305, ANON 7252, ROBERT FROST 7097, 
and FLOYD BANDYLEGS 6613.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KAIREEN LAMAR (17-7170) MIDDLE WAY (484)
REAPER (17-7190) ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONOR LARKIN 4974 (169-72-4)           3  3  0         OLD FRIENDS          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NYZEIL OGLATA 6753 (39-29-1)           3  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEFARIOUS 6006 (6-2-0)                 0  2  0         BROTHERHOOD          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
N- MOCK 5378 (11-10-1)                 2  3  0         1ST NORTHERN ORCS    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHIRLING FROGGY 7212 (4-3-0)           4  3  0         KAOS FROGS           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAWN 7248 (1-1-0)                      8  3  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD 2       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WINFIELD 7251 (2-0-0)                  0  2  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD 2       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRIFFON 7205 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         NEW BLADES           

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
R BAGGIO 4867 (15-7-1)                 3  3  0         ITALIAN FOOTBALL     

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JETTERO HELLER 7161 (0-0-0)            0  2  0  DEAD   MISSION: EARTH!      

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Winter FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

     DM 96:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 97:  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All is 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat darker 
before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and spirited.  
The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying warrior.  Even 
at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In DM 96, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 97, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, January 11, else they are due by 9pm on Friday, at 
the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three surviving 
gladiators in each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters Games.  Any 
special training required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters 
combat will be conducted before transfer into A.D.  Astute managers will note that 
this means a slim, but possible chance that a warrior designed from scratch will 
survive the Bloodgames, win one of the top three places, and go on to glory in A.D.  
That warrior could be yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!