DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2011    Duedate: 12/14/2011

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-675

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FARMERS ALMANAC
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5239) [13-12-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FARMERS ALMANAC                PHONOGRAPH
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MOM'S STUFF (444)
(19-5239) [13-12-0,90]         (19-5305) [3-0-1,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARMERS ALMANAC                MR MONEY BAGS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5239) [13-12-0,90]         (19-5294) [3-4-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MOM'S STUFF (444)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  49
2. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         31      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. MOM'S STUFF (444)           11      Unchartered Team
4. MONOPOLY (430)              11
5. SERPENTS HOLD II (438)       9      MOM'S STUFF (444)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MOM'S STUFF (444)         12   3  2 80.0   1/ 1*MOM'S STUFF (444)        12  3 2
 2/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       60  30  3 66.7   2/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       9  3 1
 3/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    16  15  1 51.6   3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 4/ 4 MONOPOLY (430)            98 115  7 46.0   4/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    3  0 0
 5/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 660 777 21 45.9   5/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)            2 13 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 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ZUWAYZA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  It seems so recently people 
were saying THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 0. 
I guess they're washed no more...  What's with FARMERS ALMANAC?  She actually beat 
ZUWAYZA's KHALHUMS DWARF, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at MOM'S STUFF.  EASTER BONNET lost 7 points to TAXES DUE.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe EASTER BONNET will provide more easy wins...  FREE 
PARKING was reminded on the sands why HEMLOCK is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with 
a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  ZUWAYZA thinks MONOPOLY and 
their 98-115-7 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums at 
MOM'S STUFF couldn't face the challenges from MONOPOLY!  No excuse for that!  How 
well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, DONKEY HOTAY!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of ZUWAYZA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
ZUWAYZA is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239         13  12  0    90       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC TODAY 5201             19  20  0    84       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       13   8  0    84       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHONOGRAPH 5305               3   0  1    41       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 DONKEY HOTAY 5187             3   0  1    40       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 WALTER PIDGEON 5302           4   0  0    38       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 CELLER 5306                   3   0  1    36       MOM'S STUFF (444)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WATER WORKS 5265              6  11  0    29       MONOPOLY (430)
 COAL STOVE 5307               2   1  0    28       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 TAXES DUE 5295                5   3  1    26       MONOPOLY (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUT HOUSE 5308                2   1  0    24       MOM'S STUFF (444)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWS-OPTIC 5285               5   4  0    22       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MR MONEY BAGS 5294            3   4  0    13       MONOPOLY (430)
 DRAGON 5311                   1   2  0    12       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 BALTIC AVE 5271               1   7  0    10       MONOPOLY (430)
 EASTER BONNET 5304            2   1  0     7       MOM'S STUFF (444)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BAT MAN 5312            0  1 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    ARENAMASTER XHUR      675  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I see Serpents Holds in a lot of the newsletters.  Are they "house managers" or
something? -- The Kid

Kinda funny -- Taxes Due fighting Out House.  Couldn't possibly afford it; none
collected, and crap all over the collector. -- The Kid

Massive Departure from Zuwayza!  Hemlock, Beetle Bailey, Free Parking, All to GO!
Congratulations Issued.  Story on page 12. -- News-Optic and the rest of the Mags

Easter Bonnet -- Quit that!  It's just WRONG for you to... to pull a hood over a
DRAGON. -- Dragon the Irate

Beetle Bailey -- It's about time you left!  Mars is transiting Orion, and your time
here is UP. -- Farmers Almanac
P.S.  Have a good trip to the Isle and watch out for early snow.  The woolly worms
have long, thick fur this winter, and a blizzard at this juncture could be
disastrous.

The Convicted Assassin was killing turkeys out of season.  Can't have that. --
Missouri Wildlife

Darned if I know what happened there!  I think Missouri must've set me up somehow. --
Magic Today

Price-Fixing on Baltic Ave Exposed!  All Is Revealed!  Story on page 3. -- News-Optic

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAT MAN was butchered by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DONKEY HOTAY devastated WATER WORKS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HEMLOCK handily defeated FREE PARKING in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
BEETLE BAILEY slimly won victory over MISSOURI WILDLIFE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
MAGIC TODAY devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
FARMERS ALMANAC overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute mismatched Title brawl.
WALTER PIDGEON viciously subdued OUT HOUSE in a crowd boring 9 minute gruesome duel.
PHONOGRAPH defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute duel.
CELLER vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COAL STOVE was luckily beaten by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute melee.
BALTIC AVE was beaten by NEWS-OPTIC in a exciting 1 minute fight.
MR MONEY BAGS was luckily beaten by DRAGON in a crowd pleasing 4 minute competition.
TAXES DUE demolished EASTER BONNET in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  33 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 675 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         2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FARMERS ALMANAC 5239       13  12  0   90 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     13   8  0   84 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
AIMED BLOW       PHONOGRAPH 5305             3   0  1   41 MOM'S STUFF (444)
LUNGING ATTACK   DONKEY HOTAY 5187           3   0  1   40 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
TOTAL PARRY      WALTER PIDGEON 5302         4   0  0   38 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FARMERS ALMANAC 5239.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MR MONEY BAGS 5294.  The ten other most popular fighters were FARMERS 
ALMANAC 5239, PHONOGRAPH 5305, COAL STOVE 5307, DONKEY HOTAY 5187, MAGIC TODAY 5201, 
NEWS-OPTIC 5285, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, CELLER 5306, BALTIC AVE 5271, and DRAGON 
5311.

The least popular fighter this week was OUT HOUSE 5308.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WALTER PIDGEON 5302, WATER WORKS 5265, BAT MAN 5312, EASTER BONNET 
5304, TAXES DUE 5295, DRAGON 5311, BALTIC AVE 5271, CELLER 5306, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 
5256, and NEWS-OPTIC 5285.

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

FREE PARKING (19-5158) MONOPOLY (430)
BEETLE BAILEY (19-5177) MAN OR BEAST? (432)
HEMLOCK (19-5224) SERPENTS HOLD II (438)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NOFX 3180 (78-45-2)                    4  3  0         THE MOTHERSHIP II    
BART SIMPSON 5072 (35-34-0)            1  3  0         CUNNING RUNTS        
PETE MOSS 4968 (59-31-2)               0  2  0         FUNKY FOLK           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE GREAT GAZOO 5140 (8-1-0)           9  3  0         CUNNING RUNTS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083 (8-1-1)            0  2  0         BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE   
SAILINNIEL 5263 (3-2-0)                0  2  0         FROM THE SHADOW      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MODRANECT 5230 (1-0-0)                 4  3  0         JANUARY              

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OUT HOUSE 5308 (0-0-0)                 4  3  0         MOM'S STUFF          
SLAYER 5235 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         BLADES OF ICE        
CELLER 5306 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         MOM'S STUFF          
PHONOGRAPH 5305 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         MOM'S STUFF          

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FREEDOM ROCK 3134 (11-8-2)             2  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOLF BLITZER 5184 (8-1-0)              6  3  0         MAN OR BEAST?        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DONKEY HOTAY 5187 (1-0-1)             11  3  0         MAN OR BEAST?        
NEWT ROCKNE 5179 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         MAN OR BEAST?        

                        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!