DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/14/2004    Duedate: 09/10/2004

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-201

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OBSIDIAN
DRUID'S GROVE (292)
(50-2484) [12-17-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OBSIDIAN                       RED MAIDEN
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            BLEAK LEGION (382)
(50-2484) [12-17-1,112]        (50-3491) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILIA HARN                     HAPPY
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             STRANGE TUNES (369)
(50-3391) [18-15-0,95]         (50-3399) [8-12-1,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRUID'S GROVE (292)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLEAK LEGION (382)          63
2. DARK SIDHE (288)            39      DARK SIDHE (288)
3. STRANGE TUNES (369)         24      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)           4
5. VENDETTA INC. (381)          0      BLEAK LEGION (382)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BLEAK LEGION (382)         5   0  1  100   1/ 1 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      10  4 0
 2- 2*VENDETTA INC. (381)        7   3  2 70.0   2/ 3 DARK SIDHE (288)          8  7 0
 3- 3 OPEN SESAME (199)        264 182 16 59.2   3- 4*VENDETTA INC. (381)       7  3 2
 4/ 5 DARK SIDHE (288)         306 286 18 51.7   4- 2 OPEN SESAME (199)         6  4 0
 5/ 6 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       65  69  4 48.5   5/ 5 STRANGE TUNES (369)       6  8 0
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        77  88  1 46.7   6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 0
 7/ 8 STRANGE TUNES (369)       44  52  1 45.8   7/ 0*BLEAK LEGION (382)        5  0 1
 8/ 9 EXTREMISTS (252)          38  54  4 41.3   8/ 9 EXTREMISTS (252)          1  2 0

    '*'   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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SNOWBOUND!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  On their very first turn, BLEAK LEGION had a 5-0-1, and with this kind 
of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to SNOWBOUND.  OBSIDIAN challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone STRANGE TUNES' warrior.  And all 
eyes were on OBSIDIAN this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  
SNOWBOUND has a new victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  OPEN SESAME has cause to stand tall, as they were SNOWBOUND's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided OPEN SESAME stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was DARK SIDHE.  Anyone 
surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was MIDDLE WAY 6's warrior ELLITA 
FESS.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  ORION GRIMM of 
DRUID'S GROVE had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 points in a 
challenge which he lost.  I thought ORION GRIMM showed great skill and promise when 
he was defeated by GRONK.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that SNOWBOUND 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in SNOWBOUND again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBSIDIAN 2484                12  17  1   112       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILIA HARN 3391              18  15  0    95       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 TOM SMITH DISEASE 3400       12   8  0    95       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 VANWAFEA 3338                17  15  1    92       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402        7  13  0    78       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 ELLITA FESS 3392             17  16  0    71       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 STRYKER 3404                 10  10  0    67       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                   13   2  0    66       DARK SIDHE (288)
 NO-PAIN-4U 2359              10   3  1    65       EXTREMISTS (252)
-SUPER GROVER 3413             5   3  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)
 HOLLAN INNIS 3388            11  15  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HAPPY 3399                    8  12  1    62       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 ARLEN ABELI 3387             13  20  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-SWEET AIR 3381               11   6  0    59       OPEN SESAME (199)
-ON MY WAY 3378               13   5  0    58       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEVERMORE 3401                6  14  0    55       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 FENDER GRALE 3389            11  16  1    50       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-HAIRY MONSTER 3436            3   1  0    39       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEUMA 3406                    7  12  0    33       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HUNTING SONG 3471         2   0  0    31       STRANGE TUNES (369)
-BLUNGEON 2436                 4   1  0    25       EXTREMISTS (252)
-BEGGERS BLOOD 2729            3   0  0    24       EXTREMISTS (252)
-TYR 3482                      2   0  1    24       VENDETTA INC. (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRONK 3472                    1   4  0    23       DARK SIDHE (288)
 KALDOR 2522                   4   2  2    22       EXTREMISTS (252)
-THOR 3483                     2   0  0    22       VENDETTA INC. (381)
 BLAZE 3412                    4   8  1    21       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449         4   4  0    16       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 RED MAIDEN 3491               1   0  0    15       BLEAK LEGION (382)
 CREEPER 3492                  1   0  0    13       BLEAK LEGION (382)
 DARK LADY 3489                1   0  0    13       BLEAK LEGION (382)
 BLACK LANCE 3490              1   0  1    12       BLEAK LEGION (382)
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            0   6  0    12       OPEN SESAME (199)
-LOKI 3480                     1   1  0    11       VENDETTA INC. (381)
 FORLORN KNIGHT 3488           1   0  0    10       BLEAK LEGION (382)
-ULLER 3481                    1   1  1     5       VENDETTA INC. (381)
 ORION GRIMM 3486              1   1  0     4       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-HEIMDAL 3479                  1   1  0     4       VENDETTA INC. (381)
 VORAGAR 3487                  0   1  0     1       DARK SIDHE (288)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   BLACK LANCE 3490      201 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tom Smith Disease -- I hope I get another shot at you , I changed my strat that turn
thinking I could out-jump you anyway.  Let's tangle again soon, and I hope to see a
different turn of events. -- No-Pain-4U ( at least this time)

Ellita Fess & Gilia Harn -- What?!?  You steal the wins and leave no skills behind
for the soundly trounced?!?  How rude! -- Sweet Air & On My Way

Fender Grale -- Thanks, at least Open Sesame didn't go winless against the Middle Way
on the turn. -- Super Grover

Neuma -- I thought I was toast when you hit me. -- Hairy Monster

Roxanne De'Morre -- I thought you were toast when I hit you. -- Harry Monster

On My Way -- My, you're a big one, aren't you?  And red-headed, too.  Do you have a
League for it?  Just curious, it isn't something I NEED to know.  But what I DO need
is, could you open this jar of sesame butter for me?  It's stuck.  You know how they
get sometimes. -- Ellita Fess

Sweet Air -- Really, that Ellita, isn't she silly?  Getting all excited over red
hair, like she'd never SEEN any before, and here I am, one of her teammates, with
hair as red as his.  Oh, well.  She never did master flirting in the human style.
Good fight, but we could've used some more skills at the end there. -- Gilia Harn
P.S.  And to think On would open a jar, when he's OBVIOUSLY not the kind of guy who
opens things!

Super Grover -- Little guy, aren't you?  Are you a natural Dwarf, or is it something
that was done to you?  I ask because I'm almost sure that I wasn't BORN a golem.  I
seem to remember not being a golem earlier.  I think...I think the change may have
happened when we came here from Noblish Island.  Maybe that trip across the Trier,
short though it was, resulted in some kind of chaotic somatotype contamination.  They
do say that the chaos contamination of the water hasn't GONE AWAY, it's just gotten

more subtle.  Scary thought.  I've considered going across the Trier again to try and
get my proper form back, but...what if I just get something worse?  What if I end up
as a Northwight?  I just don't know. -- Fender Grale

Happy -- 3399?  You think having a number like that gives you PRIVILEGES?  You think
it allows you to go around humming the most EXECRABLE tunes and driving everybody
MAD?  Think again, buster brown. -- Arlen Abeli

Nevermore -- I wish!  I'm allergic to cats, and that includes werecats. -- Hollan
Innis, going away quietly to sneeze and blow her nose, etc.

Sweet Air, Super Grover, and On My Way -- Yes, and the trend continues.  However, it
could be worse.  You could be challenging us and killing us, and, after all, we have
to fight SOMEBODY.  Why not old friends? -- Fender Grale, Gilia Harn, and Ellita Fess
this time

Yaiwe -- ?  If I stay below you in the ranks, I'll be deaf?  No thanks. -- Hollan
Innis

Vanwafea -- Nice fight.  Not. -- Obsidian

Tom Smith Disease -- I'm coming for you.  Will you avoid me and my pitiful record, or
will you meet the challenge? -- Obsidian

Heimdal -- I'm less than impressed.  Let's see if I can't chase you right on out of
hear.  "Rainbow" bridge?  Hahahahahaha!!! -- Orion Grim

Loki -- Stick to trickery...you'll never make it as a warrior.  Leave that to Tyr and
Thor.  And me. -- Blaze

Harry Monster -- You didn't look too monstrous to me.  In fact, I daresay you
couldn't scare a kindergarten class. -- Roxanne

All -- Why won't you fight me?  Why won't anyone fight me?  Captured Orc!?!  Yuck! --
Stryker

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OBSIDIAN bested TOM SMITH DISEASE in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
VANWAFEA demolished ELLITA FESS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
YAIWE defeated HAPPY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
NEUMA was devastated by NEVERMORE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KALDOR subdued ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
ORION GRIMM was overpowered by GRONK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
GILIA HARN viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute expert's fight.
NO-PAIN-4U lost to EXISTENTIAL BLUES in a action packed 1 minute veteran's duel.
STRYKER won victory over ARLEN ABELI in a exciting 1 minute gruesome veteran's fight.
HOLLAN INNIS overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FENDER GRALE was demolished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
THE HUNTING SONG devastated BLAZE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
VORAGAR was devastated by FORLORN KNIGHT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DARK LADY handily defeated KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLACK LANCE savagely slew PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's struggle.
RED MAIDEN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CREEPER devastated KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  22 -  3      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  15 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 201 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:

TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GILIA HARN 3391            18  15  0   95 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOM SMITH DISEASE 3400     12   8  0   95 STRANGE TUNES (369)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELLITA FESS 3392           17  16  0   71 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 13   2  0   66 DARK SIDHE (288)
STRIKING ATTACK  NO-PAIN-4U 2359            10   3  1   65 EXTREMISTS (252)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GILIA HARN 3391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HAPPY 3399.  The ten other most popular fighters were KALDOR 2522, GRONK 3472, 
GILIA HARN 3391, STRYKER 3404, OBSIDIAN 2484, VANWAFEA 3338, NO-PAIN-4U 2359, BLACK 
LANCE 3490, NEVERMORE 3401, and EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402.

The least popular fighter this week was VORAGAR 3487.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLAZE 3412, FENDER GRALE 3389, ARLEN ABELI 3387, ORION GRIMM 3486, 
NEUMA 3406, ELLITA FESS 3392, DARK LADY 3489, ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, YAIWE 3414, and 
TOM SMITH DISEASE 3400.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff