DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/21/2017    Duedate: 05/18/2017

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-362

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POOPS THROUGH DIAPER
BASH BROS BABY (461)
(39-3891) [12-4-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POOPS THROUGH DIAPER           MAWRIE RAWSH
BASH BROS BABY (461)           BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)
(39-3891) [12-4-0,110]         (39-4153) [1-3-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOUD TOYS                      DOESN'T SLEEP
BASH BROS BABY (461)           BASH BROS BABY (461)
(39-4069) [17-13-0,85]         (39-4182) [7-2-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS BABY (461)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS BABY (461)        68
2. BOOK OF THOMAS (479)         9      BASH BROS BABY (461)
3. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)        0      Unchartered Team
4. WORLD BLADES 8 (466)         0
5. PARKLAND (473)               0      BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    253 167 15 60.2   1/ 3 BASH BROS BABY (461)     12  3 0
 2/ 4 BASH BROS BABY (461)      75  59  5 56.0   2/ 1 BOOK OF THOMAS (479)      9  6 1
 3/ 3 BOOK OF THOMAS (479)      46  38  4 54.8   3/ 4*BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)     7  6 0
 4/ 1*BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)     12  10  0 54.5   4/ 2 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)      6  9 1
 5/ 5 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)     119 115  8 50.9   5- 5 PARKLAND (473)            4  6 0
 6- 6 PARKLAND (473)            59  71  2 45.4   6- 7 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     1  0 1
 7- 7 WORLD BLADES 8 (466)      10  19  0 34.5   7- 6 WORLD BLADES 8 (466)      1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in XOCHITHLAN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as BOOK OF THOMAS is pushed out of top team by BASH BROS BABY, who came 
from 3rd with a 5-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, POOPS THROUGH DIAPER fought BOTTLE 
ROCKET and gained 23 points and contributed to BASH BROS BABY's 5-0-0.  BOTTLE ROCKET 
has lost to POOPS THROUGH DIAPER, falling 17 points, while helping make BOOK OF 
THOMAS a 3-2-1 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between ARENAMASTER XORON and 
our Duelmaster SUPERSLICE, making a Dark Arena Challenge.  The crowds were amazed 
this turn, as ARENAMASTER XORON killed the Duelmaster, SUPERSLICE, leaving 
ANYWAYUSLICEIT in mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, POOPS 
THROUGH DIAPER from BASH BROS BABY to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear 
DARK ARENA is not happy.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the PARKLAND stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on XOCHITHLAN, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided PARKLAND stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BASH BROS 
BABY.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was ANYWAYUSLICEIT's 
warrior PROPHESLICE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  ANYWAYUSLICEIT made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as they 
sent PARRY-SLICE, with a record of 20-13-1, to PARRY-SLICE death.  Farewell, his.  
We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know 
who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in XOCHITHLAN and I've a long road ahead 
of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in XOCHITHLAN again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891    12   4  0   110       BASH BROS BABY (461)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEKING DUCK 3632             34  11  0   157       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 DANGEROUS TOYS 4100          14   8  1    93       BASH BROS BABY (461)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOUD TOYS 4069               17  13  0    85       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 BOTTLE ROCKET 4157           11   3  1    85       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
-DAISY 4059                   14  10  0    79       PARKLAND (473)
 DOESN'T SLEEP 4182            7   2  0    75       BASH BROS BABY (461)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLLYWOBBLES 4170            11   3  1    60       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 NOT THE MOM CRY 3888         13  19  1    59       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 EUNUCH 4097                  11   7  0    59       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
-SWAN 4061                    12  12  0    57       PARKLAND (473)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIAMOND DUST 4198             5   1  0    45       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
-BRUNEI 3924                   6   5  0    43       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)
-MERE 4114                     5   6  0    43       PARKLAND (473)
-DAISY DUCK 4150               8   7  1    41       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-MANILA 3923                   3   2  0    35       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUCK DYNASTY 4168             4   1  0    33       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 PROPHESLICE 4201              3   2  1    33       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 MAWRIE RAWSH 4153             1   3  0    32       BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)
 OLD GLORY 4199                4   2  2    28       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
 PAHM LEIER 4207               2   0  0    26       BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)
 STRATOSPHERE 4197             4   1  0    25       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROOK 4202                    2   0  0    17       PARKLAND (473)
-CLIFF 4172                    1   5  0    17       PARKLAND (473)
-FERNANDO 4050                 1   4  0    13       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAIN STOEN 4204              2   1  0    12       BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)
 KIMBO SLICE 4206              0   2  0     2       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 KEHVEN TOWER 4208             0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE LUMBER (483)
-DUCK BOOTS 4187               0   1  0     1       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHAMAN'S ASSISTA        0  0 0                      OLD GLORY 4199        362  NONE
PARRY-SLICE 4078       20 14 1 ANYWAYUSLICEIT 475   CAPTIVE GIANT         362  NONE
SUPERSLICE 4074        16  8 1 ANYWAYUSLICEIT 475   ARENAMASTER XORO      362  NONE
JEHTRO DAVICK 4155      2  1 0 BIG LAKE LUMBER 483  DAISY DUCK 4150       360   
KGNT CHAMBARD 4151      2  2 0 BIG LAKE LUMBER 483  PROPHESLICE 4201      361   
LEA 4113                4  5 0 PARKLAND 473         COLLYWOBBLES 4170     358  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUPERSLICE was dealt death by ARENAMASTER XORON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PARRY-SLICE was barely slain by CAPTIVE GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BRAIN STOEN was overpowered by PROPHESLICE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
BOTTLE ROCKET was overpowered by POOPS THROUGH DIAPER in a 1 minute Title fight.
DANGEROUS TOYS devastated ENEMY ARCHER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
LOUD TOYS overpowered EUNUCH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
COLLYWOBBLES was viciously subdued by DOESN'T SLEEP in a 2 minute gory competition.
NOT THE MOM CRY unbelievably bested MAWRIE RAWSH in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
DIAMOND DUST vanquished RIRORNI JANISSARY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
OLD GLORY slaughtered SHAMAN'S ASSISTANT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
STRATOSPHERE overpowered KEHVEN TOWER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PAHM LEIER demolished KIMBO SLICE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  25 -  3      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 362 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891  12   4  0  110 BASH BROS BABY (461)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DANGEROUS TOYS 4100        14   8  1   93 BASH BROS BABY (461)
BASHING ATTACK   LOUD TOYS 4069             17  13  0   85 BASH BROS BABY (461)
PARRY-STRIKE     DIAMOND DUST 4198           5   1  0   45 BOOK OF THOMAS (479)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOUD TOYS 4069.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DOESN'T SLEEP 4182.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAWRIE RAWSH 4153, 
PROPHESLICE 4201, POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891, DANGEROUS TOYS 4100, LOUD TOYS 4069, NOT 
THE MOM CRY 3888, DIAMOND DUST 4198, OLD GLORY 4199, PAHM LEIER 4207, and 
STRATOSPHERE 4197.

The least popular fighter this week was KEHVEN TOWER 4208.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EUNUCH 4097, BOTTLE ROCKET 4157, BRAIN STOEN 4204, KIMBO SLICE 
4206, COLLYWOBBLES 4170, STRATOSPHERE 4197, PAHM LEIER 4207, OLD GLORY 4199, DIAMOND 
DUST 4198, and NOT THE MOM CRY 3888.

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

SUPERSLICE (39-4074) ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
PARRY-SLICE (39-4078) ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

                          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!