DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/04/2015    Duedate: 07/31/2015

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-340

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CWM
PARKLAND (473)
(39-4044) [9-6-2,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCROOGE MCDUCK                 POSITION IS EMPTY
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          
(39-3719) [13-9-0,95]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WICKED SLICE                   WICKED SLICE
ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)           ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
(39-4083) [9-19-1,73]          (39-4083) [9-19-1,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PARKLAND (473)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       25
2. DARQUE ANGELS (402)         21      DARQUE ANGELS (402)
3. ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)        10      Unchartered Team
4. PARKLAND (473)               3
5. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)         0      THE COMPANY (387)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE ANGELS (402)      186 102 13 64.6   1/ 2 PARKLAND (473)            8  6 0
 2/ 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    209 146 13 58.9   2/ 1 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       7  8 1
 3/ 2 BASH BROS BABY (461)      24  17  2 58.5   3/ 3 BASH BROS BABY (461)      6  6 0
 4/ 0 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)      70  68  5 50.7   4/ 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     3  1 0
 5- 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     465 512 12 47.6   5- 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      2  0 0
 6- 4 CHAOS WARRIORS (474)      25  30  2 45.5   6/ 0 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)      2  1 1
 7/ 5 PARKLAND (473)            33  40  2 45.2   7- 5 CHAOS WARRIORS (474)      0  5 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.

Butterfly was a striker with these stats when she died: 16,9(1),12,15,12(1),9,13.  
She was bonused on riposte, but hosed on endurance.

                                          -- Cwm

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  XOCHITHLAN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, DARQUE 
ANGELS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by PARKLAND!  Way to 
go PARKLAND!  MVP award for DUCK DODGERS?  DUCKS UNLIMITED's proud of him after 
beating CRY BABY and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  CRY BABY 
got smashed by DUCK DODGERS, and lost 17 points!  Like DARQUE ANGELS' NISROCH is 
sweating since he got Bloodfeuded by Duelmaster CWM!  Don't you think the Duelmaster 
is being unfair?  I think CWM should let NISROCH be Duelmaster for a while, without 
fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said XOCHITHLAN's Duelmaster was paying 
for drinks at The Welcome Wench?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of BASH BROS BABY must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you 
guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are DARQUE ANGELS?  
BASH BROS BABY, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Like, is KOKABIEL popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all 
of XOCHITHLAN!  He's got a 10-6-1, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All XOCHITHLAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  CWM bloodfeuded (is that a word?) NISROCH for revenge over 
some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  What if they had a fight and nobody 
showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CWM 4044                      9   6  2    90       PARKLAND (473)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719          13   9  0    95       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEKING DUCK 3632             20  11  0    89       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-ULRIK VENN 3892              18  29  0    86       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-WOVERN YANSY 3934            16  18  1    83       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 HOWARD THE DUCK 3845         10   5  0    79       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 WICKED SLICE 4083             9  19  1    73       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAQIEL 4071                   5   3  0    65       DARQUE ANGELS (402)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891     6   1  0    56       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 KOKABIEL 4056                10   6  1    54       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 PARRY-SLICE 4078              7   8  1    46       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 DAISY 4059                    9   4  0    42       PARKLAND (473)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMYAZA 4090                  4   3  0    33       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 DUCK DODGERS 4058             2   0  0    33       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-CHAOS 99 4053                 6   5  0    32       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
-CHAOS 101 4055                7   4  0    31       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
-CHAOS 36 4054                 3   8  2    31       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
 SUPERSLICE 4074               3   1  1    30       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 LOUD TOYS 4069                5   3  0    29       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 NOT THE MOM CRY 3888          4   6  1    25       BASH BROS BABY (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NISROCH 4112                  1   1  1    23       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
-BLIMM 4062                    4   4  0    22       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
 SWAN 4061                     4   8  0    20       PARKLAND (473)
-ALFOR BEACHWOOD 4110          1   0  0    15       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 CRY BABY 4099                 3   2  0    13       BASH BROS BABY (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GADER'EL 4103                 1   3  0    10       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
-APPLE BLOSSOM 4109            1   0  0     6       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BUTTERFLY 4102          1  2 0 PARKLAND 473         NISROCH 4112          339  JUST REVENGED
POND 4096               1  2 0 PARKLAND 473         SUPERSLICE 4074       340   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Loud Toys -- The tympanum is a thin membraine covering an organ of hearing of an 
insect. -- Ranger

Wow, a rough day at the arena last week.  I managed to get the diapers changed, but 
the rest of the day was spent trying to appease the babies...
Zaqiel took a toy he thought was too loud and annoying.  
Samyaza couldn't appease the baby, not being the mom.  
Kokabiel looked wrong at the cry baby. 
-- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CWM devastated NISROCH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud Title fight.
SAMYAZA vanquished SWAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SCROOGE MCDUCK demolished RIRORNI OFFICER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PEKING DUCK outwaited ZAQIEL in a popular 14 minute one-sided contest.
HOWARD THE DUCK was luckily beaten by ENEMY ARCHER in a 2 minute competition.
WICKED SLICE viciously subdued KOKABIEL in a popular 5 minute bloody duel.
LOUD TOYS was beaten by DAISY in a 2 minute brawl.
POOPS THROUGH DIAPER overcame PARRY-SLICE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
CRY BABY was vanquished by DUCK DODGERS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NOT THE MOM CRY vanquished GADER'EL in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SUPERSLICE savagely slew POND in a action packed 5 minute gory novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  17 -  0      41  |

Turn 340 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        1 -  2         3  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     CWM 4044                    9   6  2   90 PARKLAND (473)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719        13   9  0   95 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632           20  11  0   89 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOWARD THE DUCK 3845       10   5  0   79 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
PARRY-LUNGE      KOKABIEL 4056              10   6  1   54 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
WALL OF STEEL    DAISY 4059                  9   4  0   42 PARKLAND (473)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WICKED SLICE 4083.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WICKED SLICE 4083.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUPERSLICE 
4074, ZAQIEL 4071, HOWARD THE DUCK 3845, SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719, KOKABIEL 4056, DAISY 
4059, POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891, NOT THE MOM CRY 3888, CWM 4044, and SAMYAZA 4090.

The least popular fighter this week was PEKING DUCK 3632.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CRY BABY 4099, SWAN 4061, NISROCH 4112, POND 4096, GADER'EL 
4103, PARRY-SLICE 4078, DUCK DODGERS 4058, LOUD TOYS 4069, SAMYAZA 4090, and CWM 
4044.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

                        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!

             ATTENTION:  ALL MANAGERS WHO ARE ATTENDING THE FACE-TO-FACE

If you plan to attend the Winter Face-to-Face in Phoenix, please let Customer Service 
know.  We will hold your turns for the few days preceding the tourney, starting with 
anything that would mail out on the previous Saturday.  (This means that games due on 
Thursday the 9th (which would mail on Friday) would probably mail to you, but games 
due on the 10th and thereafter will be held and delivered to you at the tournament.  
This way, you won't have to worry about not receiving a critical turn before you 
depart for Newark, and you also don't have to worry about whether you can get a 
reprint before the first turn of the tournament is due.  

See you there! 

                                          RSI 

               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