DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 03/10/2004 Duedate: 03/23/2004 IAYE ARENA DM-30 TURN-470 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS GAZELLE HOUND DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) (30-3629) [12-8-0,95] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader DUMB, DUMB VULCAN RED DOG GANG (356) HITLIST (410) (30-4235) [13-57-0,96] (30-4286) [0-1-0,7] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite CHERKO CHERKO RED DOG GANG (356) RED DOG GANG (356) (30-4288) [21-31-0,94] (30-4288) [21-31-0,94] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM RED DOG GANG (356) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) 24 2. RED DOG GANG (356) 22 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) 3. HITLIST (410) 7 Unchartered Team 4. SQUAD WANKERSON (419) 0 5. TRIP OUT (287) 0 HITLIST (410) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1*SQUAD WANKERSON (419) 5 1 1 83.3 1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356) 10 5 0 2- 2 I TRAINED THEM (331) 195 102 8 65.7 2/ 5 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) 3 1 0 3- 3 TRIP OUT (287) 107 83 5 56.3 3- 4*SQUAD WANKERSON (419) 1 0 0 4/ 4 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) 298 268 7 52.7 4- 2 I TRAINED THEM (331) 1 0 0 5- 5 GAMEHENDGE (299) 39 46 3 45.9 5- 3 TRIP OUT (287) 1 1 0 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356) 323 447 6 41.9 6- 6 GAMEHENDGE (299) 0 1 0 7/ 0*HITLIST (410) 0 1 0 0.0 7/ 0*HITLIST (410) 0 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. They says I can "dead cake" this fight to someone and it's a good thing, a honor. Dead cake doesn't sound like a honor, but if it is, I dead cake this win that I had to Sonic Taco. Dumb, Dumb but Duelmaster anyway SPY REPORT Welcome IAYE. I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well. Many the fights have I fought here. The celebrations, the disappointments... Up 'n down. Up 'n down. Rankings always change. Up 'n down. I think I'm gonna be... Well, DOG DAY AFTERNOON's 2nd moved them up to 2-0-0 place. What's with SONORA SARA? She actually beat IAYE's VISITING ORC, and walked away with 10 more points from the fight. I can barely restrain my enthusiam for DOG DAY AFTERNOON's outstanding member, Duelmaster GAZELLE HOUND. I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters? Tough! No matter the time or place, men will always duel. IAYE thinks RED DOG GANG and their 323-447-6 is too much! If at first you don't succeed, give up... The bums at DOG DAY AFTERNOON couldn't face the challenges from RED DOG GANG! No excuse for that! A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing. Some fighters don't accept this. The best do. Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day? To die so young, so gloriously! Well, I'm pretty much through. You guys need to get back practicing. All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter. Work and play no fighter dull Olaf. Olaffighterwork and no play. I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GAZELLE HOUND 3629 12 8 0 95 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -MAD MAX 3874 9 9 2 131 I TRAINED THEM (331) -BARBET 3396 21 25 0 107 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) -SNOTMAN 4290 11 3 1 104 I TRAINED THEM (331) DUMB, DUMB 4235 13 57 0 96 RED DOG GANG (356) CHERKO 4288 21 31 0 94 RED DOG GANG (356) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FIREDOG 4428 9 4 0 86 RED DOG GANG (356) -PEKINGESE 3575 16 15 0 80 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SONORA SARA 4411 8 8 0 55 RED DOG GANG (356) -RILLION 4313 4 3 0 51 I TRAINED THEM (331) GREAT DANE 3858 6 3 0 45 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) -WANKER X 4354 5 1 1 43 SQUAD WANKERSON (419) -TELA 2973 10 9 0 39 GAMEHENDGE (299) -MESSENGER BIRD 4414 4 6 0 34 GAMEHENDGE (299) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DARK CHOCOLATE 4412 8 8 1 33 RED DOG GANG (356) -HOT JELLO LUV 4407 5 7 1 33 TRIP OUT (287) -QUICKSAND JESUS 4429 4 2 0 27 TRIP OUT (287) -NULN 4431 3 1 0 24 I TRAINED THEM (331) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SHATNER'S WEAVE 4432 4 1 0 21 TRIP OUT (287) VULCAN 4286 0 1 0 7 HITLIST (410) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? SLOTH 3013 11 5 1 GAMEHENDGE 299 MAD MAX 3874 466 NONE PERSONAL ADS Red Dog Gang -- I guess this arena has gone to the dogs...literally. -- Dog Day Afternoon Dumb, Dumb -- Considering you're only now picking up that expert, I have to agree that you are aptly named. You still teach well, though, so no complaints here. -- Gazelle Hound Dark Chocolate -- Thanks for all the skills! That's the most I've learned...ever! -- the very grateful and not-so-intelligent Great Dane The Kung-Fu Master may be popular with the crowds, but he isn't with ME. He KICKED me while I was down! So I got up and kicked him back. Served him right. -- Cherko P.S. And he really can't kill a houseplant. That was my back-up defense: an aspidistra on my helmet. The Veteran Mercenary's a joke, but we knew that. -- Firedog P.S. Barely worthy to be used as a fireplug. Great Dane -- (pained look) Chocolate isn't GOOD for dogs. Don't bite me again. -- Dark Chocolate So much for the Honest Merchant's reputation! He tried to, well, you don't need to know the details, but he's dishonest and immoral in the clinches. -- Sonora Sara This arena is going to the dogs! -- Leeta, Red Dog Gang 25 February 2004 Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden lack of episodes. I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the Scribe 3 March 2004 MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables. Don't miss out on this chance to own some fantastic warriors! There are ADM warriors available in every class from Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables. Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte sound good? How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!? How about a Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL for a favorite weapon!? Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic. Then how does a stable with four Adept class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound? Or maybe a stable with three 21-Will warriors? Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who have a combined record of 23-6-1? The quality of the lots is excellent. All you need to view and bid on the lots is go to: http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction, just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex- Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me. I just moved to New Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's Mardi Gras! So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion. The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for several weeks. But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables. Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids, Mongo 5 March 2004 Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed. There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005. This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the info to a CD for distribution. Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars. The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer". Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004. Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney competition. Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion. Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and Entertaining. Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33. Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time. Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed this literary work to His satisfaction. Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play. A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail. May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper! -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33 18 March 2004 St. Valentine's Day Massacre Update We are pleased to announce that the kLk sponsored St. Valentine's Day Massacre kill contest in DM 36 is off to a great start. We are also pleased to announce that in addition to the 10 team rollups we are also able to offer the renaming of a dark arena warrior as a prize to the manager with the most kills. The contest is only 2 turns old and is still wide open. There are currently 5 managers tied with one kill each. Anything can still happen so hurry up and get into the arena. On a personal note, no other alliances have entered the arena in force to challenge the kLk dominance. We were expecting The Firm to put up a fight for their supposed home arena. But, they were a no show. Guess they proved what they are really made of. *evil grin* Perhaps another alliance would like to step in to give us a challenge. We are throwing down the gauntlet. Perhaps the Chaos Inc. boys I keep hearing about would like to step in and challenge the kLk for arena dominance. If you don't show up, Chaos, don't feel bad. FAR better managers than you have been invited into Jhans but have chosen to pass on the offer. So if you consider yourself worthy to compete, like fierce competition, and enjoy arenas where the personals are as fierce as the fighting, come visit JHANS DM 36. We're already planning our next contest, "Capture the Flag," and have a storyline being actively worked on in the arena. Whatever you like about DM you can find it in JHANS. Bookie mgr. of Suicidal Dreams and Director Jhans Board of Tourism kLk Alliance LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS DUMB, DUMB was devastated by GAZELLE HOUND in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight. CHERKO viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal uneven battle. FIREDOG defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody duel. GREAT DANE bested DARK CHOCOLATE in a 1 minute fight. SONORA SARA overpowered VISITING ORC in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match. VULCAN was viciously subdued by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 4 minute amateur's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 2 LUNGING ATTACK 10 - 1 - 0 91 | |AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 2 - 0 75 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL 16 - 8 - 0 67 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 13 - 7 - 1 65 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 6 - 6 - 0 50 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE 8 - 9 - 1 47 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 BASHING ATTACK 7 - 10 - 1 41 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 6 - 0 40 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 TOTAL PARRY 3 - 5 - 0 38 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 AIMED BLOW 3 - 7 - 0 30 | Turn 470 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 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 BASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW 1 TOTAL PARRY TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK GAZELLE HOUND 3629 12 8 0 95 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) WALL OF STEEL FIREDOG 4428 9 4 0 86 RED DOG GANG (356) LUNGING ATTACK GREAT DANE 3858 6 3 0 45 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is CHERKO 4288. The most popular warrior this turn was CHERKO 4288. The ten other most popular fighters were FIREDOG 4428, SONORA SARA 4411, GAZELLE HOUND 3629, GREAT DANE 3858, DUMB, DUMB 4235, DARK CHOCOLATE 4412, VULCAN 4286, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was VULCAN 4286. The other ten least popular fighters were DARK CHOCOLATE 4412, DUMB, DUMB 4235, GREAT DANE 3858, GAZELLE HOUND 3629, SONORA SARA 4411, FIREDOG 4428, CHERKO 4288, 0, 0, and 0.