DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/10/2017    Duedate: 05/06/2017

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-406

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KANEN VILESTAR
SHADOWHOLD (640)
(31-6601) [12-5-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KANEN VILESTAR                 SUN DROP
SHADOWHOLD (640)               POP LIFE (660)
(31-6601) [12-5-0,111]         (31-6822) [6-1-2,68]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ODACHI                         PATRICK BATEMAN
AVENGERS (146)                 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
(31-6569) [17-22-1,99]         (31-6839) [12-8-1,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE STORM REAVERS (408)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE CANUCKS (58)            48
2. AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)        46      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. AVENGERS (146)              32      Unchartered Team
4. THE STORM REAVERS (408)     31
5. USEFUL WEAPONS (636)        17      AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)       4   1  2 80.0   1/ 6 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   9  5 2
 2/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)     135  78  6 63.4   2/ 8 THE CANUCKS (58)          8  5 2
 3/ 3 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378) 424 355 17 54.4   3/ 5 AVENGERS (146)            8  7 0
 4/ 2*POP LIFE (660)            19  16  4 54.3   4/ 3 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      7  6 1
 5/ 4 THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)       28  27  3 50.9   5/ 1 SHADOWHOLD (640)          7  8 1
 6/ 5 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     98  97  5 50.3   6/ 4 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)     6  5 0
 7/ 7 AVENGERS (146)           392 409 29 48.9   7/ 2 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378)  6  6 0
 8/ 6 SHADOWHOLD (640)          62  65  6 48.8   8/ 7*POP LIFE (660)            6  9 1
 9/ 8 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  214 244 22 46.7   9/ 9 THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)       5 10 0
10/10 THE CANUCKS (58)         350 414 30 45.8  10/ 0*AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)      4  1 2
11/ 9 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)     23  28  1 45.1  11/10 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     3  5 0
12/11*STABLE OF THORN (659)      5  10  0 33.3  12/11*STABLE OF THORN (659)     2  6 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.

Great to see my challenge paid off.

I can't say I was really confident challenging Arson, seeing how he just killed poor 
Fthagn on his farewell turn before going to the Isle. Anyway, it was no big deal since 
he was immortal, but I wasn't for sure when I issued my challenge. By the way, it is 
said Fhtagn enjoyed so much being treated by the Lady that he managed to get killed 
again right on his first turn in Home Guard. Now he must be careful not to be a 
regular, or there will be rumours about him doing it on purpose...

So not only did my challenge end up in my favor, it enabled me to avenge Fthagn's 
demise and it also earned me my invite.

As another reward, I will be sent among the contingent to represent our fair arena at 
the tourney, where I hope I will do honorably.

See you next turn in the sands, so I can salute our fair Chimlevtal one last time!

Brutalix

                                      SPY REPORT

     Without a doubt, this is my favorite turn in memory.  Not that my memory is worth 
trusting, but suffice it to say that I'm super excited about some of the events that 
transpired on and off the sands this turn.  I will start with the boring stuff:  We 
saw 51 warrior from 12 teams fight 28 fights and 2 Dark Arena fights.  The fights 
consisted of 1 unsuccessful bloodfeud and 13 challenges (only 5 of which were 
successful).  QUEEN OF THE NORTH was the most challenged warrior, but she wanted 
nothing to do with those warriors and chose her own challenge in PATRICK BATEMAN, whom 
she scummed.  One reporter said it was 'unbelievable' that she won, but I thought she 
had things under control. 
     BRUTALIX wrote a fine DM column, but perhaps he should have spent less time 
writing and more time getting ready for his next fight, because he was embarrassed by 
KANEN VILESTAR.  Speaking of writing, LADY SMITH and the USEFUL WEAPONS contributed as 
usual to the ads.  Thanks for all who do this, turn in and turn out.  It is 
appreciated!!! 
     And while USEFUL WEAPONS had a nice turn, they were not amongst the leaders for 
the turn.  AFTER MIDNIGHT (A BRAND NEW TEAM - WELCOME!) edged out THE STORM REAVERS 
and THE CANUCKS for my 'top performing team for the cycle' award.  All three teams won 
4 fights.  THE CANUCKS were even perfect in those 4 fights.  But AFTER MIDNIGHT added 
2 kills to their record.  You don't get anything except my praise, AFTER MIDNIGHT, for 
this award, but most turns my praise is far from free.  This turn, I'm simply in too 
good a mood to send out my normal insults! 
     The awards were split more than I ever remember.  8 different teams collected the 
9 awards.  The only duplicate were the two awards that normally go together (DM & 
Recognition leader). 
     The most avoided team was POP LIFE, getting 5 of the 23 avoids.  THE OUTLAWS 4, 
SHADOWHOLD, and AVENGERS each received 4 avoids. 
     If that wasn't enough to get my blood pumping, we saw no less than 5 down 
challenges this turn!  You are finally getting it!  Of course, two of them were 
unsuccessful, but three were successful.  One of the unsuccessful DC's was made by a 
warrior who has yet to win, though, so hard to count that as unsuccessful.

   DA ZAGAGNA (31-6672) (9-1-0,51) of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! 
       challenged SHASTA (31-6825) (4-2-1,49) of POP LIFE.
   DA ZAGAGNA luckily beat SHASTA in a 2 minute Challenge duel

   DRANOSH (31-6631) (4-6-1,33) of THE STORM REAVERS 
       challenged ACID (31-6852) (2-1-0,21) of USEFUL WEAPONS.
   DRANOSH overpowered ACID in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.

   POOL CUE (31-6755) (6-6-2,33) of USEFUL WEAPONS
       challenged TAIHO KOKI (31-6831) (2-4-0,12) of AVENGERS.
   POOL CUE devastated TAIHO KOKI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.

     I especially enjoyed POOL CUE's challenge from the top of the Challenger Inits to 
a warrior struggling to win at all!
     Next, of course, I note the killers!  Big kudos to AFTER MIDNIGHT again  for 
making two of them happen.  I can only hope the winners find better warriors than the 
junk they lost.  Each of them was well deserving of death!

    AKETI WARSINGER was butchered by UMBRELLA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
    BERNIE MADOFF was assassinated by SECOND BASE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
    FIRST DATE murdered BANSHEE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

     And to close this report, I note that GUL'DAN continues his undefeated start 
streak.  LITTER BLASTER tried, but GUL'DAN is the real deal!  When you're used to 
taking out the trash, you simply aren't prepared when you have to face a real 
warrior!!!

     -- Belinda, one of the few human reporters left in the land 
         (let alone spy reporters)  
         BOO ON COMPUTER AUTOMATION!!!

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KANEN VILESTAR 6601          12   5  0   111       SHADOWHOLD (640)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAR 6553                      7   1  0   126       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 ODACHI 6569                  17  22  1    99       AVENGERS (146)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARK 6525                   18  26  0    88       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466      17  13  0    84       THE CANUCKS (58)
 URAKO WITSTEALER 6505        13  14  3    76       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603        11   8  2    75       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 PATRICK BATEMAN 6839         12   8  1    73       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
 PRAIRIE FIRE 6527            15  12  1    72       THE CANUCKS (58)
 SUN DROP 6822                 6   1  2    68       POP LIFE (660)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUL'DAN 6671                  5   0  0    64       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POWERSLAVE 6724              10   5  0    56       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 DA ZAGAGNA 6672              10   1  0    56       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 GEORGE NELSON 6734            7   4  2    51       THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)
 ADIOS AMIGO 6634             10  16  3    49       AVENGERS (146)
 SHASTA 6825                   4   3  1    48       POP LIFE (660)
 UMBRELLA 6765                 9   5  1    45       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 SPECTRUM 6776                 5   8  1    45       AVENGERS (146)
 RED PEPPER 6788               6   4  0    42       AVENGERS (146)
 DRANOSH 6631                  5   6  1    41       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 LITTER BLASTER 6784           4   2  0    41       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 KLONDIKE 6632                 7   7  1    40       THE CANUCKS (58)
 CHARLES FLOYD 6730            6   5  0    40       THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)
 POOL CUE 6755                 7   6  2    38       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 BUD FOX 6843                  5   5  0    37       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONNIE PARKER 6732            6   5  1    33       THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROKEN GLASS 6753             5   6  0    33       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 VOL'JIN 6684                  3   3  1    24       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENITY NOW! 6840            4   1  0    20       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
 FANTA 6824                    4   3  0    18       POP LIFE (660)
-RUMMUNDRA 6818                2   0  0    18       STABLE OF THORN (659)
 JOLT 6826                     4   3  1    16       POP LIFE (660)
 LAURA BULLION 6835            3   2  0    16       THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)
 ACID 6852                     2   2  0    14       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 COPS! 6875                    1   0  0    13       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
-NECKTIE 6827                  3   2  0    11       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 TAIHO KOKI 6831               2   5  0    11       AVENGERS (146)
 FIRST DATE 6872               1   0  1    11       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 SECOND BASE 6873              1   0  1    11       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 FOURTH SHOT 6876              1   0  0    10       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 ALKRIN 6815                   2   3  0     9       STABLE OF THORN (659)
 GROM HELLSCREAM 6861          1   1  0     8       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 KESE MIGHTSTRIKE 6821         0   4  0     6       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 TERON GOREFIEND 6860          1   1  1     5       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-GELATIUS 6819                 1   1  0     5       STABLE OF THORN (659)
 DR. WHAM 6868                 0   1  0     4       POP LIFE (660)
 LASSO 6865                    1   0  0     3       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 THIRD BEER 6874               0   1  0     1       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AKETI WARSINGER 6777    5  7 0 SHADOWHOLD 640       UMBRELLA 6765         406   
LERRICK HARLON 6816     0  3 0 STABLE OF THORN 659  VOL'JIN 6684          405   
ZSONCHA 6817            0  3 0 STABLE OF THORN 659  KLONDIKE 6632         404   
SKANADOH 6859           0  1 0 THE CANUCKS 58       TERON GOREFIEND 6860  405   
CLYDE BARROW 6733       3  8 0 THE OUTLAWS 4 650    SHEWISH GIANT         406  NONE
SEVEN IRON 6853         1  1 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   SHASTA 6825           404   
SLING SHOT 6729         6  6 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   GEORGE NELSON 6734    402  NOT REVENGED
WHIP 6629               6  6 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   JOLT 6826             402  NOT REVENGED
BANSHEE 6877            0  1 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA  378 FIRST DATE 6872       406   
BERNIE MADOFF 6866      0  1 0 YUPPIE HORDE II 661  SECOND BASE 6873      406   
BRACKETOLOGY '17 6867   0  1 0 YUPPIE HORDE II 661  BANDIT PRINCE         406  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

"Belinda, the mean hearted spy mistress with a WARM SOUL" What kind of joke is this? 
-- Lady Smith

I guess I could salute Brutalix and Arson. I am not so sure why, but at least I am 
warm-hearted. Kudos for the DM and the LPs. Your managers should be proud. -- Lady 
Smith

Kese Mightstrike, maybe you shouldn't have? Didn't you learn last time? Oh, well, 
thanks for the easy win. -- Acid

Bonnie Parker, well, shucks, Babe; I had fun. I like easy women. thanks for 
challenging. -- Pool Cue

Muh wepins done gud. Yup. -- Smithy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLYDE BARROW was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BRACKETOLOGY '17 was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ALKRIN was overpowered by VOL'JIN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
OROKE STONEMAGUS was devastated by ODACHI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
QUEEN OF THE NORTH unbelievably bested PATRICK BATEMAN in a 8 minute Challenge duel.
PRAIRIE FIRE devastated GEORGE NELSON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
LITTER BLASTER was handily defeated by GUL'DAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CHARLES FLOYD lost to POWERSLAVE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
DA ZAGAGNA luckily beat SHASTA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
KLONDIKE vanquished BROKEN GLASS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DRANOSH overpowered ACID in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
JOLT was overpowered by BONNIE PARKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
POOL CUE devastated TAIHO KOKI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
FANTA was demolished by SPECTRUM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KESE MIGHTSTRIKE was beaten by GROM HELLSCREAM in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
LAURA BULLION was overpowered by RED PEPPER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BRUTALIX slimly lost to KANEN VILESTAR in a 2 minute brutal expert's Title duel.
ARSON viciously subdued URAKO WITSTEALER in a popular 3 minute brutal master's brawl.
SHARK demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SUN DROP overpowered ADIOS AMIGO in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
AKETI WARSINGER was butchered by UMBRELLA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BUD FOX outlasted THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a monotonous 16 minute duel.
SERENITY NOW! beat DR. WHAM in a action packed 2 minute beginner's fray.
TERON GOREFIEND was bested by FOURTH SHOT in a popular 3 minute novice's bout.
BERNIE MADOFF was assassinated by SECOND BASE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LASSO outlasted THIRD BEER in a tiring 15 minute novice's duel.
FIRST DATE murdered BANSHEE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
COPS! vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  24 -  4      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  21 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   46 -  37 -  7      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  22 -  3      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  30 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  44 -  4      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 406 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:

TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  8         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    KANEN VILESTAR 6601        12   5  0  111 SHADOWHOLD (640)
TOTAL PARRY      QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466    17  13  0   84 THE CANUCKS (58)
SLASHING ATTACK  OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603      11   8  2   75 SHADOWHOLD (640)
PARRY-LUNGE      PATRICK BATEMAN 6839       12   8  1   73 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
STRIKING ATTACK  GUL'DAN 6671                5   0  0   64 THE STORM REAVERS (408)
BASHING ATTACK   GEORGE NELSON 6734          7   4  2   51 THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHASTA 6825                 4   3  1   48 POP LIFE (660)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ODACHI 6569.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PATRICK BATEMAN 6839.  The ten other most popular fighters were DR. WHAM 6868, TERON 
GOREFIEND 6860, CLYDE BARROW 6733, SHASTA 6825, ODACHI 6569, QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466, 
RED PEPPER 6788, KANEN VILESTAR 6601, PRAIRIE FIRE 6527, and GUL'DAN 6671.

The least popular fighter this week was LASSO 6865.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUD FOX 6843, THIRD BEER 6874, BERNIE MADOFF 6866, AKETI WARSINGER 
6777, ADIOS AMIGO 6634, LAURA BULLION 6835, KESE MIGHTSTRIKE 6821, FANTA 6824, TAIHO 
KOKI 6831, and JOLT 6826.

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

ARSON (31-6439) THE CANUCKS (58)
BRUTALIX (31-6646) WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)

                          BLOODGAMES AND MORE BLOODGAMES!

The Mail-in Bloodgames that were set to run at Face-to-Face 58 in January did not 
process because we had trouble with the warrior data for that arena.  Unfortunately, 
the warrior data was irretrievably lost.  We have credited everyone for those teams.

So here's what we're going to do:

We will hold a replacement Mail-in Bloodgames (DM 97) on June 17.  To participate,
submit your team (10 warriors, design-your-own, one of each style).  When we receive 
your team "rollup", we will send you back warrior overviews.  Your strategies for the 
Replacement Mail-in Bloodgames (DM 97) are due June 17.  We will process all ten 
rounds, one after another, and mail all results later that week.  The costs and 
Bloodgames rules will remain the same. 

In addition to this, we will also hold another Bloodgames (DM 95), but this one will 
process as a slow arena.  Design your teams in the same way:  10 warriors, design-
your-own, one warrior of each fighting style.  Managers may submit turn input each 
round for their warriors, similar to the Face-to-Face style Bloodgames (no challenges, 
only Bloodfeuds).  Your strategies for the first round of the Arena Bloodgames (DM 95) 
are due on June 24.  This arena will run ten rounds, once every four weeks.

The Summer Face-to-Face is coming up and we will hold the regularly scheduled Face-to-
Face style and Mail-in style Bloodgames there, as well.  We hope everyone will enjoy 
one or more of these Bloodgames arenas!

					  -- RSI    

                        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!

                     SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

We have planned our summer FTF for July 14-16, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri.  It 
will be held at the Hilton Kansas City Airport.  Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-2 
occupancy, which includes free wireless internet and mini-fridges.  There's a fitness 
center, indoor/outdoor pool, and business center, as well as a resturant and Starbucks 
inside the hotel.  There is a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle and free parking.  
The rooms are blocked.  To reserve, go here: 

                      http://group.hilton.com/realitysimulations

(As always if you have issues making reservations, please let us know!)  

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/July16FTF 

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI