DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2015    Duedate: 06/25/2015

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-723

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KYLROI
GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)
(40-4534) [15-2-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KYLROI                         TALENTED TIMMY
GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)        WEIRD STUDENTS (472)
(40-4534) [15-2-0,105]         (40-4658) [4-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KYLROI                         KYLROI
GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)        GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)
(40-4534) [15-2-0,105]         (40-4534) [15-2-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

XCOM ALPHA (469)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. XCOM ALPHA (469)            24
2. GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)     16      GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)
3. WEIRD STUDENTS (472)        13      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)      0
5. SEA OF FLOYD (405)           0      WEIRD STUDENTS (472)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)   15   2  0 88.2   1/ 4 XCOM ALPHA (469)          7  7 1
 2/ 2 ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)    65  19  3 77.4   2/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (472)      7  8 1
 3- 4 MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)  106  58  8 64.6   3/ 2 ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)    4  2 0
 4/ 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (472)      12   8  1 60.0   4- 3 SEA OF FLOYD (405)        2  0 0
 5/ 5 XCOM ALPHA (469)          19  14  1 57.6   5/ 5 GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)   2  1 0
 6- 6 SEA OF FLOYD (405)        18  21  0 46.2   6- 6 MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)   1  2 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZENSU?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, WEIRD STUDENTS, since XCOM 
ALPHA took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  XCOM ALPHA turned 
their 3-1-0 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 
DA1 win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DA1 beat ABLE ABE and ABLE 
ABE lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as KYLROI takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  
Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You 
want to know what's new, don't you, ZENSU?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
GRIZZLED VETERANS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was ADVENTURE TIME 2.  Ha ha ha 
ha!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but 
I'll be glad to see DA1 and XCOM ALPHA at The Victory Tavern tonight celebrating 
their bloodfeud victory over ABLE ABE.  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!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KYLROI 4534                  15   2  0   105       GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EARL OF LEMONGRAB 4564       10   7  1   121       ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)
-OLA MIZE 4325                17   2  1   105       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)
 CHOOSE GOOSE 4592             9   2  1    92       ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)
 TREE TRUNKS 4601             10   3  0    91       ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCELINE 4526                7   1  0    74       ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLO 4614                     6   4  0    60       XCOM ALPHA (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARRIER FLOYD 3968            5   5  0    54       SEA OF FLOYD (405)
-RIPTIDE FLOYD 4520            5   1  0    50       SEA OF FLOYD (405)
-GREAT WHITE FLOYD 3967        6   4  0    48       SEA OF FLOYD (405)
 TALENTED TIMMY 4658           4   0  0    45       WEIRD STUDENTS (472)
 NIGHTMARE GARCIA 4610         5   2  0    34       XCOM ALPHA (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 3 4636                5   3  1    33       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)
-SOLDIER 4 4630                2   3  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)
 TOMBSTONE 4642                3   0  1    27       XCOM ALPHA (469)
-FISHY FLOYD 3966              2   3  0    27       SEA OF FLOYD (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA1 4651                      1   2  0    22       XCOM ALPHA (469)
 STYLISH STEVE 4655            3   1  0    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (472)
 CREATIVE CRIER 4654           2   2  0    14       WEIRD STUDENTS (472)
 HUMBLE HARRY 4657             1   3  0    11       WEIRD STUDENTS (472)
 ABLE ABE 4661                 1   1  1     5       WEIRD STUDENTS (472)
-SOLDIER 5 4653                0   2  0     2       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TOWERING TIMBER 4656    1  1 0 WEIRD STUDENTS 472   TOMBSTONE 4642        721   
CARVING HOPE 4652       1  1 0 XCOM ALPHA 469       ABLE ABE 4661         722  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CREATIVE CRIER was bested by TOMBSTONE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
CHOOSE GOOSE lost to KYLROI in a exciting 1 minute expert's Title battle.
TREE TRUNKS overpowered SOLO in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
NIGHTMARE GARCIA bested HUMBLE HARRY in a popular 1 minute fight.
TALENTED TIMMY demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
STYLISH STEVE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DA1 devastated ABLE ABE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        25 -  15 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 723 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KYLROI 4534                15   2  0  105 GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CHOOSE GOOSE 4592           9   2  1   92 ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)
PARRY-STRIKE     SOLO 4614                   6   4  0   60 XCOM ALPHA (469)
LUNGING ATTACK   NIGHTMARE GARCIA 4610       5   2  0   34 XCOM ALPHA (469)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KYLROI 4534.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
KYLROI 4534.  The ten other most popular fighters were NIGHTMARE GARCIA 4610, 
TOMBSTONE 4642, TALENTED TIMMY 4658, TREE TRUNKS 4601, HUMBLE HARRY 4657, STYLISH 
STEVE 4655, DA1 4651, CREATIVE CRIER 4654, SOLO 4614, and ABLE ABE 4661.

The least popular fighter this week was CHOOSE GOOSE 4592.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ABLE ABE 4661, SOLO 4614, CREATIVE CRIER 4654, DA1 4651, 
STYLISH STEVE 4655, HUMBLE HARRY 4657, TREE TRUNKS 4601, TALENTED TIMMY 4658, 
TOMBSTONE 4642, and NIGHTMARE GARCIA 4610.

                        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