DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/03/2010    Duedate: 06/16/2010

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-636

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ERIC CARTMAN
CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-5069) [30-12-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ERIC CARTMAN                   MILK IS OUT
CUNNING RUNTS (425)            BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
(19-5069) [30-12-0,133]        (19-4890) [6-3-0,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MINI ME                        DR. RUTH
CUNNING RUNTS (425)            CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-5093) [13-20-3,97]         (19-5127) [11-6-0,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CUNNING RUNTS (425)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CUNNING RUNTS (425)         33
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  29      CUNNING RUNTS (425)
3. IDES OF MARCH (226)         21      Unchartered Team
4. STREET WALKERS (431)        20
5. MONOPOLY (430)             -17      STREET WALKERS (431)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*STREET WALKERS (431)       7   4  1 63.6   1/ 5 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       8  1 1
 2/ 1*BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  17  10  0 63.0   2/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  4 0
 3/ 2 CUNNING RUNTS (425)      117  77  4 60.3   3/ 3*STREET WALKERS (431)      7  4 1
 4/ 3 IDES OF MARCH (226)      104  84  6 55.3   4/ 2*MONOPOLY (430)            5  9 3
 5/ 5*MONOPOLY (430)            18  21  5 46.2   5/ 4*BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  3  6 0
 6/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 573 675 20 45.9   6/ 6 IDES OF MARCH (226)       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 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS 
was unseated this week as CUNNING RUNTS moved up from 5th ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week CUNNING RUNTS went 4-1-0 to move up 4 in 
the rankings.  VICTORIA'S SECRET caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested AMBITIOUS GUARD and was awarded 14 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, THE GREAT GAZOO put down 
CHANCE, causing her to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has ERIC CARTMAN in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ZUWAYZA these days is MONOPOLY.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding MONOPOLY.  Indeed it was STREET 
WALKERS.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after MINI ME.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERIC CARTMAN 5069            30  12  0   133       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. RUTH 5127                11   6  0   117       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 MINI ME 5093                 13  20  3    97       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AURELIUS 5075                15   3  0    87       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 MILK IS OUT 4890              6   3  0    84       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 COOKING LITE 5146            11   2  1    67       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ENQUIRER 5131            15  11  0    66       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTORIA'S SECRET 5163        3   0  0    47       STREET WALKERS (431)
 DID NOT FLUSH 5166            4   2  0    45       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 OPPIUS 5130                   3   1  0    44       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 THIMBLE 5157                  5   3  1    42       MONOPOLY (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNT FLO 5162                 3   0  1    34       STREET WALKERS (431)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESERT PLANTS 5150            6   4  0    33       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 THE GREAT GAZOO 5140          2   0  0    33       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 HAIR IN SINK 4891             5   4  0    30       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREE PARKING 5158             4   4  2    22       MONOPOLY (430)
 CHANCE 5160                   4   4  1    17       MONOPOLY (430)
 THE BOOT 5156                 3   5  1    15       MONOPOLY (430)
-JEALOUS JUDY 5165             1   0  0    15       STREET WALKERS (431)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOT AGAIN 5170          0  1 0 CUNNING RUNTS 425    SPYMASTER             636  NONE
DEAD ROMAN I 5171       0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226    NOACHIAN              636  NONE
DEAD ROMAN II 5172      0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226    ARENAMASTER XHUR      636  NONE
LUXURY TAX 5159         2  5 0 MONOPOLY 430         AUNT FLO 5162         635   
MODEL RAILROADER 5121  16 11 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 MINI ME 5093          635   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What is this?  Do we actually have a real arena, with multiple managers represented
at all levels?  Welcome back, all.  Hopefully your tourney prepping keeps you around
for a bit, anyways. -- Assur

Enquirer -- I think you meant pride and self interest as opposed to pride and self
respect. -- Assur

Mini Me -- You've got a bad habit of crushing heads.  I can dream about Jorja sending
in strats to exact her revenge.  But since that isn't going to happen, let's see if I
can distract you with my Milk Carton armor long enough to take you down. -- Milk is
Out

The Enquirer -- Once again, I am in your debt.  Keep teaching like that and I might,
just might, be willing to refrain from certain bad habits I have when I'm visiting
you. -- Did Not Flush

Eric Cartman -- I left a brand new gallon of milk out on your doorstep to thank you
for the fight and learns.  You're the best, which everybody knows, since you are the
Duelmaster, top dog in the arena. - Milk is Out

Did Not Flush -- I've been censored! -- The Enquirer, stunned and disbelieving

Thimble -- I only tapped you on the head, well, tapped your head on the loaf of bread
I was baking to check progress.  And you quit!  How unreasonable. -- Cooking Lite

Mini Me -- Shocking Disaster!  Train derailed, suburb destroyed, mail arrived late!
Read ALL about it, photos on page 5. -- The Enquirer

Victoria's Secret -- Try that in my country, and you will find your secret full of
sandburs. -- Desert Plants

Did Not Flush -- Strange Invitation Extended!  Conspiracy possible.  Details on page
10, with Exclusive Interviews! -- The Enquirer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD ROMAN II was butchered by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD ROMAN I was slaughtered by NOACHIAN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
NOT AGAIN was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MILK IS OUT was bested by MINI ME in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
DID NOT FLUSH was overpowered by THE ENQUIRER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HAIR IN SINK was bested by THIMBLE in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
THE GREAT GAZOO vanquished CHANCE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ERIC CARTMAN narrowly defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 11 minute Title brawl.
DR. RUTH viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
COOKING LITE won victory over OPPIUS in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
VICTORIA'S SECRET overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AUNT FLO handily defeated THE BOOT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FREE PARKING was savagely defeated by DESERT PLANTS in a 1 minute bloody match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  19 -  4      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 636 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         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ERIC CARTMAN 5069          30  12  0  133 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. RUTH 5127              11   6  0  117 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
BASHING ATTACK   MILK IS OUT 4890            6   3  0   84 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
STRIKING ATTACK  COOKING LITE 5146          11   2  1   67 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE ENQUIRER 5131          15  11  0   66 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
AIMED BLOW       VICTORIA'S SECRET 5163      3   0  0   47 STREET WALKERS (431)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MINI ME 5093.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DR. RUTH 5127.  The ten other most popular fighters were COOKING LITE 5146, 
DESERT PLANTS 5150, MINI ME 5093, THE ENQUIRER 5131, THE GREAT GAZOO 5140, OPPIUS 
5130, AUNT FLO 5162, DEAD ROMAN I 5171, MILK IS OUT 4890, and HAIR IN SINK 4891.

The least popular fighter this week was ERIC CARTMAN 5069.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FREE PARKING 5158, THE BOOT 5156, CHANCE 5160, DID NOT FLUSH 
5166, NOT AGAIN 5170, DEAD ROMAN II 5172, VICTORIA'S SECRET 5163, THIMBLE 5157, HAIR 
IN SINK 4891, and MILK IS OUT 4890.

                        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!