DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2015    Duedate: 06/24/2015

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-726

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RHAH
SOUL WARRIORS (159)
(38-5152) [18-4-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RHAH                           FOREVER PORCH
SOUL WARRIORS (159)            TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
(38-5152) [18-4-0,104]         (38-5173) [6-3-1,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RHAH                           SOLITARY CARRION
SOUL WARRIORS (159)            TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
(38-5152) [18-4-0,104]         (38-5204) [6-1-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD STUDENTS (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRD STUDENTS (464)        55
2. TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)         28      SOUL WARRIORS (159)
3. ONE TOO MANY (450)           0      Unchartered Team
4. BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)     0
5. UNLIKELY HEROES (461)        0      WEIRD STUDENTS (464)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*TURTLES (457)              2   0  0  100   1/ 4*WEIRD STUDENTS (464)     11  4 1
 2- 2*UNLIKELY HEROES (461)      1   0  1  100   2/ 1*TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       9  6 0
 3/ 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (464)      11   4  1 73.3   3- 3 ONE TOO MANY (450)        7  3 0
 4/ 5*TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       25  18  1 58.1   4/ 2 SOUL WARRIORS (159)       6  4 0
 5/ 4 SOUL WARRIORS (159)      421 309 16 57.7   5- 6*UNLIKELY HEROES (461)     1  0 1
 6- 6 ONE TOO MANY (450)        56  50 10 52.8   6- 5*TURTLES (457)             1  0 0
 7- 7*BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)   0   1  0  0.0   7- 7*BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)  0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
CLIFFHOME brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, TMM KNOCKOFFS, since 
WEIRD STUDENTS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  WEIRD 
STUDENTS turned their 5-0-0 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  
Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see YUMMY STARDUST win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
VENOMOUS CONCUBINE beat KLYTIE and KLYTIE lost 24 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And if variety is the spice of life, CLIFFHOME may be getting bland, as UNFORTUNATE 
RAKE stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else 
do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RHAH 5152                    18   4  0   104       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLYTIE 5158                  10   3  1    85       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
-SHOTS 5088                   12  10  3    80       ONE TOO MANY (450)
-BAD IDEAS 5109               11   6  1    73       ONE TOO MANY (450)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TACOS 5091                   13   9  1    64       ONE TOO MANY (450)
 FOREVER PORCH 5173            6   3  1    61       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUMMY STARDUST 5172           5   4  0    48       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
 SOLITARY CARRION 5204         6   1  0    46       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
 POISED POISON 5213            3   0  1    39       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
-TAXES 5133                    6   3  2    34       ONE TOO MANY (450)
-STRINGS 5132                  5   4  1    34       ONE TOO MANY (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLUKY FRINDING 5175           5   4  0    29       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
 DIRECT DEATH 5218             3   0  0    25       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OTOAHHASTIS 5165              5   8  0    23       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 CLEVER CLIVE 5219             2   1  0    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
-CAPTAIN JUNKIE 5190           1   0  1    20       UNLIKELY HEROES (461)
 DRY ROASTED 5202              3   4  0    19       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 RICHIE RICH 5212              1   2  0    16       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
-SNAPPER 5169                  2   0  0    13       TURTLES (457)
 SKILLET LIBEL 5217            3   2  0    11       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
 LUCKY LARRY 5231              1   0  0    11       WEIRD STUDENTS (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FLORID FAITH 5215       1  1 0 WEIRD STUDENTS 464   CAPTAIN JUNKIE 5190   725   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UNFORTUNATE RAKE devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
RHAH handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
KLYTIE lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute brawl.
YUMMY STARDUST devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SOLITARY CARRION savagely defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute bloody competition.
FOREVER PORCH vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
POISED POISON overpowered DRY ROASTED in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FLUKY FRINDING overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
OTOAHHASTIS lost to DIRECT DEATH in a 2 minute expert vs. novice upset duel.
RICHIE RICH vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CLEVER CLIVE narrowly defeated SKILLET LIBEL in a 2 minute gory beginner's match.
LUCKY LARRY defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 726 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RHAH 5152                  18   4  0  104 SOUL WARRIORS (159)
PARRY-STRIKE     KLYTIE 5158                10   3  1   85 SOUL WARRIORS (159)
LUNGING ATTACK   YUMMY STARDUST 5172         5   4  0   48 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
AIMED BLOW       SOLITARY CARRION 5204       6   1  0   46 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
STRIKING ATTACK  POISED POISON 5213          3   0  1   39 WEIRD STUDENTS (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RHAH 5152.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SOLITARY CARRION 5204.  The ten other most popular fighters were RHAH 5152, FOREVER 
PORCH 5173, POISED POISON 5213, FLUKY FRINDING 5175, OTOAHHASTIS 5165, DIRECT DEATH 
5218, CLEVER CLIVE 5219, SKILLET LIBEL 5217, LUCKY LARRY 5231, and YUMMY STARDUST 
5172.

The least popular fighter this week was DRY ROASTED 5202.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RICHIE RICH 5212, KLYTIE 5158, YUMMY STARDUST 5172, LUCKY LARRY 
5231, SKILLET LIBEL 5217, CLEVER CLIVE 5219, DIRECT DEATH 5218, OTOAHHASTIS 5165, 
FLUKY FRINDING 5175, and POISED POISON 5213.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RHAH (38-5152) SOUL WARRIORS (159)

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

UNFORTUNATE RAKE (38-5111) SOUL WARRIORS (159)

                        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!

               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. 

                     MR. GHERKIN'S MERKIN (38-4993) WHAT?  (412) 
                      NY STATE OF MIND (11-7402) ILLMATIC  (626) 
                        ESTRADA (82-31507) EX-PHILLIS  (5190) 
                    POPE BOB (82-43134) BLESS US, EVERYONE  (7220) 
                     MOPE (82-39892) 4 LETTER ACTIVITIES  (6637) 
                  TEST TUBE BABY (82-49949) STREET PIZZAD XX  (8395) 
                     MICRO (84-42149) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT  (7326) 
                      CARDIO (84-18131) ZOMBIE SQUAD 127  (3216) 
                         TINGO (1-9057) SERPENTS' HOLD  (642) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes