DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2010    Duedate: 06/25/2010

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-589

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STICKY FINGERS
DUNGEON CELL (402)
(42-4523) [12-0-0,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STICKY FINGERS                 COMB
DUNGEON CELL (402)             I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)
(42-4523) [12-0-0,146]         (42-4545) [3-5-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EACHAM                         DAMON SHOVELL
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4485) [17-30-0,81]         (42-4552) [4-3-1,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)     37
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        33      DUNGEON CELL (402)
3. DELVERS (154)                3      Unchartered Team
4. DUNGEON CELL (402)          -6
                                       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DUNGEON CELL (402)       118  38  7 75.6   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     739 487 31 60.3   2/ 2 DUNGEON CELL (402)        8  2 0
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            665 888 17 42.8   3/ 3 DELVERS (154)             7  8 0
 4/ 4*I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)   12  22  2 35.3   4/ 4*I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)   3  9 1

    '*'   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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 650): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 533): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): CASSIS of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 651): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 646): JOHN HUSTON of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 655): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 639): DEMON of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 641): HOLLY of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 640): SILVER SMURFER of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 608): GORM HOLLIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 273): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 588): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 539): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 248): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 484): DETONATOR of EOD (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 224): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 532): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 650): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 533): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 651): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 646): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 655): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 369): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 641): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 640): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 608): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 273): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 588): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 539): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): GOTHUM (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 248): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 484): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 224): MIDDLE WAY 23 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 532) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 641): STOWAWAY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 640): SALLANCHE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
                            BUBBLY BAELZEBUB of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 640): SILVER SMURFER of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
               (turn 639): CATHER of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 608): GORM HOLLIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 607): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 538): TERESAI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
RODEKI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now let's all watch I CAN'T BRUSH 
YOU's heads swell from their 3-1-1 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, 
big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see HAIRBRUSH win a fight and 
gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BUB MCSCRUBBS beat DEAD MAN WALKING and DEAD MAN 
WALKING lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, RODEKI may be getting bland, as STICKY FINGERS stays top dog in the city.  The 
Dripping Blade, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this 
stuff?  From RODEKI's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RODEKI's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the RODEKI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of RODEKI.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STICKY FINGERS 4523          12   0  0   146       DUNGEON CELL (402)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUB MCSCRUBBS 4530           10   3  0    99       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 COLDFISHFINGER 4501          25  17  0    93       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAROMAN 4495                 15  30  1    88       DELVERS (154)
 EACHAM 4485                  17  30  0    81       DELVERS (154)
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4512        10   3  0    76       DUNGEON CELL (402)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKHOG JR 4511              14  19  0    66       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URCHIN 4522                   5   1  0    52       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 HARD KNOCKS 4555              5   1  0    51       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 GASTAIGNE 4535                6   4  0    43       DELVERS (154)
 JELLO KNUCKLES 4554           6   0  0    36       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLIMSY KNICKERS 4553          4   2  0    30       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 DAMON SHOVELL 4552            4   3  1    27       DELVERS (154)
 COMB 4545                     3   5  1    26       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)
-PREMATURE EMBALMER 4551       2   0  0    25       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 HAIRBRUSH 4547                1   7  1    25       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAID 4548                    3   5  0    22       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)
 TOOTHBRUSH 4546               4   4  0    21       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)
-NUDE SOMNAMBULIST 4536        1   0  0     9       DUNGEON CELL (402)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER             0  0 0                      HAIRBRUSH 4547        589  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sticky Fingers -- Euwh!  What a mess, it'll take harsh cleansers to get those sticky
fingerprints off my armor. -- Faroman

Coldfishfinger -- Huh, I bet you don't stay cold.  I bet you warm up and pass along
Sam and Ella to anyone who isn't alert. -- Rockhog

Bub Mcscrubbs -- It amazes me that someone can pack so much ugliness into such a
small body.  I suppose I should salute your genius in that. -- Eacham

Urchin -- Ah, I was warned that urchins were prickly.  I didn't realize how true that
is. -- Gastaigne, now realizing it

Comb -- Ha!  Broken teeth all over the sands! -- Damon Shovell

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STICKY FINGERS devastated FAROMAN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BUB MCSCRUBBS demolished DEAD MAN WALKING in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
COLDFISHFINGER defeated EACHAM in a 3 minute master's duel.
ROCKHOG JR bested URCHIN in a popular 1 minute fight.
DAMON SHOVELL was subdued by JELLO KNUCKLES in a 2 minute competition.
GASTAIGNE slimly won victory over FLIMSY KNICKERS in a 2 minute duel.
HARD KNOCKS overpowered BRAID in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
COMB devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
TOOTHBRUSH handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HAIRBRUSH slaughtered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 589 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       STICKY FINGERS 4523        12   0  0  146 DUNGEON CELL (402)
LUNGING ATTACK   BUB MCSCRUBBS 4530         10   3  0   99 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      COLDFISHFINGER 4501        25  17  0   93 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEAD MAN WALKING 4512      10   3  0   76 DUNGEON CELL (402)
STRIKING ATTACK  URCHIN 4522                 5   1  0   52 DUNGEON CELL (402)
WALL OF STEEL    GASTAIGNE 4535              6   4  0   43 DELVERS (154)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EACHAM 4485.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DAMON SHOVELL 4552.  The ten other most popular fighters were EACHAM 4485, STICKY 
FINGERS 4523, COLDFISHFINGER 4501, GASTAIGNE 4535, FLIMSY KNICKERS 4553, BUB 
MCSCRUBBS 4530, ROCKHOG JR 4511, URCHIN 4522, HARD KNOCKS 4555, and COMB 4545.

The least popular fighter this week was BRAID 4548.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEAD MAN WALKING 4512, HAIRBRUSH 4547, TOOTHBRUSH 4546, JELLO KNUCKLES 
4554, FAROMAN 4495, COMB 4545, HARD KNOCKS 4555, URCHIN 4522, ROCKHOG JR 4511, and 
BUB MCSCRUBBS 4530.

               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.  

                                TROLL (7-4624) BIG BAD  
                       BARBARIAN (12-4783) SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
                           RAMPAGE (32-5076) ANGELS OF PAIN  
                                HOOFA (68-8617) ALMOST  
                         SCUMMY BOY (73-3371) THE FAMILY TREE  
                         NIGHTBINDER (82-3120) FORGE OF FURY  
                           HEDWIG (82-11622) LUROCIAN XIII  
                           DOLAN (82-15864) WHETSTONE 2D II  
                       LOAD MASTER (82-15924) ARIZONA TRIP 2K2  
                             SNOTMONSTER (82-26261) NOSEY  
                    YELLOW SUBMARINE (82-26471) LBA:  BEATLEMANIA!  
                            CLUSTER (82-28582) HALF A WORD  
                        KINETIX (82-30489) SUPERIOR FORCES 706  
                            LUNG BUTTER (82-33462) 11405O  
                        WEBBED BEAUS (82-36458) DATING A FROG  
                        KATAMARI DAMACY (82-38613) COOL GAMES  
                           BEAVER (82-39056) ANIMAL'S FARM  
                       VITO BERTOLDO (82-41532) MEDAL OF HONOR  
                       CECIL BOLTON (82-42248) MEDAL OF HONOR V  
                      SOULTAKER (82-45716) FAIRLY ODD PEOPLE II  
                          HARVEY (82-46194) KELLUMBO'S K 06F  
                        PRISONER R09 (82-51085) DUNGEON CELL 4  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        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:

     DM 98:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     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 is 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 DM 98, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 99, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, July 7, 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 surviving 
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 A.D.  Astute managers will note that 
this means a slim, but possible chance that a warrior designed from scratch will 
survive the Bloodgames, win one of the top three places, and go on to glory in A.D.  
That warrior 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!