DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/19/1998    Duedate: 04/01/1998

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-309

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ORANGE PARK
HOMES (342)
(33-4322) [18-19-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              ROLAND
                               LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
                               (33-4490) [2-0-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ORANGE PARK                    CASTIGATE
HOMES (342)                    PAIN CORP (381)
(33-4322) [18-19-0,94]         (33-4469) [1-4-0,7]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SNOTZI'S II (361)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOMES (342)                 54
2. GUYS YOU CAN TRUST (390)    45      SNOTZI'S II (361)
3. SNOTZI'S II (361)           17      Unchartered Team
4. PAIN CORP (381)             17
5. THE WARBIRDS (377)           8      THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SNOTZI'S II (361)         35   6  2 85.4   1/ 1 SNOTZI'S II (361)        11  1 0
 2/ 2*THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)    5   1  0 83.3   2/ 2 HOMES (342)               9  6 0
 3/ 0*GUYS YOU CAN TRUST (390)   3   2  0 60.0   3/ 4*THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   5  1 0
 4- 3 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      217 178 19 54.9   4/ 0*LEGENDS OF YORE (385)     5  5 1
 5/ 4 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343) 113 111  4 50.4   5/ 3*PAIN CORP (381)           4 11 1
 6/ 0*LEGENDS OF YORE (385)      5   5  1 50.0   6/ 6 THE WARBIRDS (377)        4 11 0
 7- 5*TOTAL PERRYS (384)         1   1  0 50.0   7/ 0*GUYS YOU CAN TRUST (390)  3  2 0
 8/ 6 HOMES (342)              125 138  4 47.5   8/ 5 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)  3  3 0
 9/ 7 THE WARBIRDS (377)        35  63  3 35.7   9- 8*TOTAL PERRYS (384)        1  1 0
10/ 8*PAIN CORP (381)            8  17  1 32.0  10- 7 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       0  1 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 330): PENUMBRA of MY PETS (Zookeeper, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 328): STINKEYE'D DAG of ROTFANG GOBLINZ (managing himself)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 328): SIR TIFY of LORDS & LADIES (Gillian the Red, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 324): NEFARIOUS of MISCELLANEA (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 324): MOONJUMPER of PUNNY ANIMALS (Moonjumper, team capt.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 323): IVANHOE of EX LIBRIS (? mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 322): INVISIBLE PEDESTRIAN of SUPERHERO REJECTS (? mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 160): INSANITY!!!!!! of LAW & ORDER!!!! (Shrapnel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 314): ROPEBURN RACHEL of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 158): SPURTZZ of OUCH! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 310): EMERALD of PRECIOUS LADIES (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 308): SAMOA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Cookie Monster, mgr.)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 151): CHICKEN LATICE of HAIRY THINGS (? mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 301): DRAKE of DILETTANTES (The Professor, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 235): SHAY BERRYMAN of GIRLS X3 (? mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 136): FLASH of SPARKS (? mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 130): KILLING THYME of RECIPE FOR DEATH (George, mgr.)
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 235): PENDRAGON of RPG'S (Coeur, mgr.0
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 117): SNUFFLEPAGUS of OPEN SESAME (? mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 197): SMUG BUG of RHYME TYME (Rhymer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 194): MAX of PITT GLADIATORS (? mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 170): BENEDICTION of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 156): GINSU II of MYSTERY MEAT (The Butcher, mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 142): DON JUAN of ROSE WARRIORS (The Gardener, mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 132): THE UNHOLY RAT of SYSTEM SHOCK (Boss Rat, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 65): KING UTHER of RESTLESS SHADES (MHC, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 215): RENEGADE DROW of SKULL SQUADRON (Grimwood, mgr)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 330): RED FURY (? mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 328): ROTFANG GOBLINZ (Stinkeye'd Dag, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 329): PANTHEONS (Marina, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 324): SUNDAY PRIMETIME (Johnny Dangerous, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 324): PUNNY ANIMALS (Moonjumper, team captain)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 323): WISH YOU WERE HERE (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 322): THE MOTHERSHIP II (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 160): GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (? mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 314): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 157): THE CANUCKS (Polaris, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 310): PRECIOUS LADIES (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 308): SNOTZI'S II (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  34 MONUNTIAL (turn 151): TALU SHAYA (Lord Wendameir, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 301): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 265): AEMETH (? mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 136): DUKES OF HELL (? mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 130): RECIPE FOR DEATH George, mgr.)
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 235): ENDTIME PROPHETS (Lady Egenai, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 117): DESOLATION ANGELS (? mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 197): KHAN KLAVE (Khan Man, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 194): WARLORD BRIGADE (Cassius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 170): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  64 KURUKAR (turn 156): DARK DUELISTS (Stiletto, mgr.0
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 142): A TURN FOR THE WORSE (? mgr.)
 DM  70 SENTERN (turn 132): MEAT SANDWICH (?Belial, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 65): RESTLESS SHADES (MHC, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 215): EXCALIBUR of LAPUR (? mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates:
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 328): VOLODYMYR of MACEWANS (? mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 323): DEMONIC INTENT of GRAYLINGS (? mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 324): MOONJUMPER of PUNNY ANIMALS (managing herself)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 322): JOE of WISH YOU WERE HERE (Hoffa, mgr.)
                            FRED of WISH YOU WERE HERE (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 314): ROPEBURN RACHEL of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 313): PLASTIC GIRL of METAL & MEAT (Gaby Plauget, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 157): PREMYSL OTOKAR of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               GINGER ROOT of THE SPICE PACK (Jimbo, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 301): STIMEY of HELL HOUNDS (Devil Man, mgr.)
               (turn 300): SUE of VIOLENT FEMS (? mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 130): JACK SPRAT of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  49 VITHICAR (turn 234): MACBETH of STORIES (? mgr.)
                             HEINOUS HOMINY of VIOLENT VEGGIES (? mgr.)
 DM  50 SONWOBOUND (turn 116): RUKUS of CAVALIERS (? mgr.)
 DM  55 KHALANI (turn 196): SCALES of PUFFER FINS (? mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 194): MAX of PITT GLADIATORS (? mgr.)
                            ZEWT of KNIGHTS OF NI (The Pope, mgr.)
 DM  67 BARIKALA (turn 142): MAISY MOUSE of MOUSE MANIA (Master Mouse, mgr.)
                 (turn 141): KHAN VULSE of KHAN KLAVE (Khan Man, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 065): KING UTHER of RESTLESS SHADES (MHC, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome NIYTYOLE ISLAND.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the 
fights have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  HOMES showed 
NIYTYOLE ISLAND what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off 
with 4-1-0.  NIYTYOLE ISLAND's got someone new to push around.  C'mon everyone, 
challenge GUYS YOU CAN TRUST.  Let's see how long they last.  What's with CHUBBY?  He 
actually beat NIYTYOLE ISLAND's KHALHUMS DWARF, and walked away with 18 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at HOMES while they watched DABNEY clobber JUBILEE.  
It lost 10 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I'm sure 
NIYTYOLE ISLAND is excited about ORANGE PARK, the new Duelmaster from HOMES.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  NIYTYOLE ISLAND thinks 
THE WARBIRDS and their 35-63-3 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give 
up...  In my day, no team with a 34-59-3 would scare me off!  What's the problem, 
SNOTZI'S II?   
     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.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORANGE PARK 4322             18  19  0    94       HOMES (342)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUBBY 4302                   8   1  1    94       SNOTZI'S II (361)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACABRE 3213                 14   6  1    80       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 SAMOA 4339                   21  16  0    79       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZONKER 4337                   8   0  0    63       SNOTZI'S II (361)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEGETIUS 3340                11   3  1    62       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 BLACKER 4445                 10   4  1    57       HOMES (342)
 FIRE AT WILL 4305             8   1  1    57       SNOTZI'S II (361)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RYANATOR 3462                10   2  0    48       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 CONDOR 4415                   9  11  2    46       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 TEMPE 4447                    6   6  0    41       HOMES (342)
 OSPRY 4413                    8  12  0    40       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 EAGLE 4414                    7  13  0    34       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 W.T. POOH 4430                4   2  0    34       SNOTZI'S II (361)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING FISHER 4429              7   8  1    30       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 DABNEY 4452                   5   4  0    29       HOMES (342)
 ROLAND 4490                   2   0  1    29       LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
 SCOURGE 4467                  3   2  0    27       PAIN CORP (381)
-ALEC BLACKTHORN 3464          5   4  1    25       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOVINA 4506                   2   0  0    22       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 JUBILEE 4443                  3  11  0    20       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
 SAN JOSE 4441                 2  13  0    19       HOMES (342)
-PERRY FARRELL 4486            1   1  0    16       TOTAL PERRYS (384)
 THE DENTIST 4515              1   0  0    14       GUYS YOU CAN TRUST (390)
 TROUNCE 4520                  1   0  1    13       PAIN CORP (381)
-INARIKTA 4507                 1   0  0    13       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-TATHARLI 4505                 1   0  0    13       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-SATHAFIRA 4508                1   0  0    13       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 ZORRO 4489                    2   0  0    12       LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
 CANCER MAN 4519               1   0  0    12       GUYS YOU CAN TRUST (390)
 CASTIGATE 4469                1   4  0     7       PAIN CORP (381)
 NETWORK WEATHERMAN 4516       1   0  0     7       GUYS YOU CAN TRUST (390)
 VULTURE 4459                  1   3  0     6       THE WARBIRDS (377)
 ANGST 4509                    1   1  0     4       PAIN CORP (381)
 LITTLE JOHN 4491              0   2  0     2       LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
 ODYSSEUS 4488                 0   2  0     2       LEGENDS OF YORE (385)
-SERNA 4504                    0   1  0     1       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-WYRM 4493                     0   1  0     1       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BILL CLINTON 4517      0  1 0 GUYS YOU CAN TRUS 390 BLACK ORC 240         309 NONE    
LOAN SHARK 4518        0  1 0 GUYS YOU CAN TRUS 390 MOUNTAIN TROLL 238    309 NONE    
ROBIN HOOD 4492        1  1 0 LEGENDS OF YORE 385   TROUNCE 4520          309         
PILLORY 4468           0  5 0 PAIN CORP 381         MOUNTAIN TROLL 238    309 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pillory -- (frowning) I had intended to be more accurate, but your efforts to evade me 
threw off my aim.  It would be much simpler if you would just stand still.  Faster, 
too. -- Inarikta

Castigate -- (raised eyebrow)  Did someone hand you the wrong weapons, or are you 
attempting to commit suicide the hard way? -- Tatharli

Angst -- Ouch.  I see it isn't as easy as it looks.  Well done on your part, sir. -- 
Serna

Well, darn, nothing but Pain Corps and Standbys.  How boring.  Although I don't object 
to skills, and at least none of us got killed.  That would definitely be unboring, but 
much too extreme. -- Lovina, team captain, The Sewing Circle

Gosh, doesn't anyone write personals here?  Would you all be offended if we wrote an 
occasional spotlight? -- Lovina

     Go for it. -- Ed.

2/19/98
                                   !!!IMPORTANT!!!
The correct phone number for the hotel for the Summer FTF is 1-803-771-7000.  We 
apologize for the error.  The hotel only takes reservations on weekdays, so be sure to 
call Mon.-Fri.

2/23/98
I have been putting together a pamphlet about Duelmasters.  It is called "The 
mousetrap" and is aimed primarily at less experienced managers, but I feel it has much 
to offer everyone.  It includes articles by such famous managers as Scrag, Doc 
LeGrand, Neon Necromancer, Guardian, Shadow, and many others, and a wonderful 
introduction by our beloved NAIMT.  Heck, I even wrote a few articles.  It will print 
some time in March.  To order send your name and street address with a check for 
$10.00 made out to Tom Davis to: Tom Davis, 154 Agricultural Ave. Rehoboth MA 02769, 
or via diplo to Flatlanders in DM 37 or 104.  You can contact me by e-mail at 
TDavis1753@aol.com.  I am sorry I have to charge anything, but this is over 60 pages 
of discussion by some of the best managers in the game for less than the price of a 
turn.  If I make back my investment, I will produce a follow-up next year. -- mouse, 
Warden of the Dark Circle

2/25/95
Any Manager who created a team at the January FTF:  You need to contact RSI and let us 
know where you want to transfer that team.  The arena (DM 81) they were originally 
placed in is not an active arena, nor will it be; it is used solely to allow managers 
to get overviews faster.  If you wish to have a choice in where your team is placed 
please contact us soon. 

3/5/98
"The Duelist"

This is a (Non-RSI) Duelmasters handbook which represents years of data accumulation, 
analysis, and experimentation by many managers. It also represents thousands of 
dollars of investment into worthless warriors, teams, phone calls, and postage.

I've tried to compile everything I could about Duelmasters and put it in the handbook 
with accurate explanations about the various charts. This is the most complete source 
of information out on the game, as of yet.  Everything is 'top of the line' 
information on topics such as: hit-points, coordination, handedness, intelligence, wit 
-statements, endurance, damage ability, encumbrance, quickness, activity, skill 
charts, weapons & armor, along with various other things. This book will allow you to 
"see" a warrior before you send his roll-up sheet off to RSI.

For the newer managers, after sifting through the 60 (sixty) pages, you will be able 
to see the errors that many of us managers have made, create warriors based on skills, 
and have the in-depth look inside the game of warrior design. For the older managers, 
it is a time of reflection about the game, to see the book challenge your concepts 
with writings from other experienced managers, and find out the degree of knowledge 
that is currently known. Yet in all cases, this handbook should be able to fill the 
gaps between the information that RSI has published, and the information you may have 
already gathered.

I have most recently been to the Face-to-Face in Scottsdale, Arizona. I had a chance 
to bring "The Duelist" to the attention of, in my opinion, some of the most 
experienced managers of the game. Below are the managers, in order, that have seen the 
handbook, and verified its contents as 'good information' for any manager to have, 
especially any new manager:

Boss Rat - David Law - Dark Circle
Guardian - Steve McDonald - Dark Circle
Doc LeGrand - Deke Young
Shadow - James Vance - League Arcane
Carapace - Joel Breger - NCA
Hoffa - Jim Patrick - Legion 7
Soultaker - Craig Mundale - FONZ
"many" - Wayne Smith - The Consortium

(Thank you, gentlemen, for taking up your own time at the FTF for going through my 
handbook, and allowing me to use your names in the all-arena-add.)

This is how you can get "the Duelist": Please understand that this is not a means for 
me to gain anything monetarily, nor is it sponsored in any way by RSI. My only benefit 
is that I will have done all I can do to help keep this game alive, and hopefully by 
evening out the battlefield, make it more enjoyable for everyone. I have been able to 
reduce the costs of the handbook to $7 (seven dollars), which includes postage & 
handling. Just send a check, or money order, payable to me, along with your name and 
address, and I'll send you the handbook. I know that once you get your packet in the 
mail, it will be the best seven dollars you have ever spent on this game.

Ross Pimentel - Pagan
Anthropos Kratos - dm-7 & dm-10
536 Bard Rd.
Pt. Hueneme, CA. 93041
(805) 986-4771

3/14/98
Any manager who has a resurrection prize.  I'm interested in purchasing one, or making 
any other arrangements in exchange for one.  Diplo: The Dark Dominion, DM 25 or the 
Legion of Death DM 1. -- Overlord

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PILLORY was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BILL CLINTON was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
LOAN SHARK was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
W.T. POOH was overpowered by BLACKER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SAMOA was devastated by ORANGE PARK in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
CHUBBY demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 2 minute mismatched competition.
ZONKER viciously subdued OSPRY in a 2 minute bloody match.
FIRE AT WILL handily defeated KING FISHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TEMPE viciously subdued EAGLE in a action packed 1 minute gruesome duel.
CONDOR defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. novice duel.
JUBILEE was defeated by DABNEY in a 4 minute match.
SAN JOSE was overcome by SCOURGE in a 4 minute veteran vs. novice upset bout.
VULTURE was demolished by ROLAND in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CASTIGATE slimly lost to ZORRO in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gory novice's battle.
ODYSSEUS was handily defeated by CANCER MAN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
LITTLE JOHN lost to NETWORK WEATHERMAN in a 1 minute gruesome amateur's bout.
ROBIN HOOD was viciously butchered by TROUNCE in a 3 minute bloody amateur's bout.
LOVINA devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ANGST was demolished by THE DENTIST in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -   1     60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  21 -   0     58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -   2     56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   4 -   0     56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        11 -  10 -   1     52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  14 -   0     52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -   1     50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   8 -   0     47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -   0     46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  13 -   0     41  |

Turn 309 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CHUBBY 4302                 8   1  1   94 SNOTZI'S II (361)
BASHING ATTACK   SAMOA 4339                 21  16  0   79 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (343)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZONKER 4337                 8   0  0   63 SNOTZI'S II (361)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKER 4445               10   4  1   57 HOMES (342)
TOTAL PARRY      W.T. POOH 4430              4   2  0   34 SNOTZI'S II (361)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ORANGE PARK 4322.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CASTIGATE 4469.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHUBBY 4302, 
ZONKER 4337, JUBILEE 4443, TEMPE 4447, DABNEY 4452, BILL CLINTON 4517, ORANGE PARK 
4322, ROLAND 4490, CANCER MAN 4519, and NETWORK WEATHERMAN 4516.

The least popular fighter this week was SAN JOSE 4441.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANGST 4509, LITTLE JOHN 4491, ODYSSEUS 4488, ZORRO 4489, VULTURE 4459, 
KING FISHER 4429, SAMOA 4339, W.T. POOH 4430, LOAN SHARK 4518, and LOVINA 4506.

                                   FAXING IN TURNS

     If you fax in your Duelmasters turns, realize that most fax machines have a 
border on the right and left side of the paper where no image is transmitted or 
printed.  When you put your strategy sheet in the fax machine, make sure you allow 
extra room on the right side, especially if you are challenging that turn.  When the 
ID# of the warrior you are challenging is cut off, we are unable to enter the 
challenges.  There are four possible solutions to this problem:  

    1)  Load the strategies farther to the left, so the Duelmasters dude is cut off, 
        rather than your challenges, 
    2)  Write the ID# of the warrior you're challenging in the space for the name, 
    3)  Load the strategies long-wise (but then you have to be careful about 
        overlapping the sheets, which can also cut off the ID#s), or 
    4)  Face the fact that you won't get all of your challenges through.  

We'd prefer solutions 1-3, but it's your choice. 
     Also, please be careful that your fax machine isn't transmitting too darkly or
lightly.  If you write your turn in pencil, some fax machines will transmit the 
pencil so lightly we can't read it when it gets here.  If your fax machine can make
copies, it's a good idea to try making a copy first to make sure it's readable, adjust
the darkness if you need to, and then fax it to us.  Be especially wary of the 
Advanced Duelmasters Strategy Sheets, because if your fax machine sends the grey 
shading too darkly, we won't be able to read those lines at all.
     Good luck!

                                          -- Green Eyes