DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 04/07/2005 Duedate: 04/20/2005 ROCANIS ARENA DM-56 TURN-374 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MACHINE TOOLS OF TORMENT (407) (56-3795) [10-3-0,109] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MACHINE ZIPPER TOOLS OF TORMENT (407) RESCUE RANGERS (338) (56-3795) [10-3-0,109] (56-3111) [5-0-1,51] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MECHANISM GLASS JOE TOOLS OF TORMENT (407) PUNCH-OUT! (411) (56-3796) [9-4-1,98] (56-3847) [7-4-0,79] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM RESCUE RANGERS (338) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. RESCUE RANGERS (338) 37 2. REDHORSE (207) 26 PUNCH-OUT! (411) 3. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407) 12 Unchartered Team 4. BAD APPLES (187) 5 5. BLACKENED PRIDE (409) 0 RESCUE RANGERS (338) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*RESCUE RANGERS (338) 19 6 2 76.0 1/ 1*RESCUE RANGERS (338) 8 3 0 2/ 2 PUNCH-OUT! (411) 33 16 5 67.3 2/ 2 REDHORSE (207) 8 7 0 3/ 4 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407) 21 12 1 63.6 3/ 4 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407) 5 1 0 4- 5*BLACKENED PRIDE (409) 4 3 0 57.1 4/ 3 BAD APPLES (187) 5 10 0 5/ 6 REDHORSE (207) 404 463 14 46.6 5/ 6 PUNCH-OUT! (411) 2 2 0 6/ 7 BAD APPLES (187) 348 473 14 42.4 6- 7*BLACKENED PRIDE (409) 0 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again! Practice pays for CHIP, who pummelled ROTTEN CORE, to pocket 20 points. PRONGHRON certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to ZIPPER and losing 15 points in the process! Well, Duelmaster MACHINE challenged REDHORSE's HEDGEHOG. Is a 9-3-0 good enough? Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by HEDGEHOG, of REDHORSE, who despite a 19-25-0 couldn't overcome ROCANIS' Number 1. So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk? Sounds like a PR stunt to me. And how sociable are ROCANIS' warriors? Come, let us see. To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in ARNIE'S ARMY are not carrying any incurable diseases. No need to avoid 'em. As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of RESCUE RANGERS, so did that sorry team shy from ARNIE'S ARMY If challenges were horses, HEDGEHOG could open up a fast food joint! As a confidence booster, MECHANISM challenged BITTER VETCH, down 20 points. Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, MECHANISM? MECHANISM bested BITTER VETCH. The whole thing leaves a bitter memory. Ah, the duel! The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd! Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee. Do not think spyreporting in ROCANIS is the highlight of my life. As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place. Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ROCANIS? On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MACHINE 3795 10 3 0 109 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MECHANISM 3796 9 4 1 98 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407) HEDGEHOG 3748 19 25 0 91 REDHORSE (207) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GLASS JOE 3847 7 4 0 79 PUNCH-OUT! (411) SHANKS PONY 3854 7 4 0 75 REDHORSE (207) BITTER VETCH 3762 18 19 0 73 BAD APPLES (187) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -BALD BULL 3843 8 1 1 58 PUNCH-OUT! (411) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KID QUICK 3846 8 3 2 53 PUNCH-OUT! (411) ZIPPER 3111 5 0 1 51 RESCUE RANGERS (338) EATS GRASS 3853 5 6 0 41 REDHORSE (207) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GODGET 3110 4 1 0 32 RESCUE RANGERS (338) DALE 3112 4 1 0 32 RESCUE RANGERS (338) PRONGHRON 3852 6 5 0 31 REDHORSE (207) CHIP 3114 3 2 1 31 RESCUE RANGERS (338) PRIVET 3867 5 2 0 28 BAD APPLES (187) YUL 3868 3 3 0 26 REDHORSE (207) -CIRITH UNGOL 3842 3 2 0 25 BLACKENED PRIDE (409) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -KING HIPPO 3845 6 3 1 22 PUNCH-OUT! (411) LARGE DOG 3848 4 10 0 22 BAD APPLES (187) -MR. SANDMAN 3844 4 5 1 18 PUNCH-OUT! (411) ROTTEN CORE 3851 3 9 0 18 BAD APPLES (187) MONTY 3113 3 2 0 15 RESCUE RANGERS (338) PIEFACE 3875 1 3 0 14 BAD APPLES (187) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? CANDY APPLE 3786 10 18 0 BAD APPLES 187 KID QUICK 3846 370 NOT REVE PERSONAL ADS Mechanism -- Yep, you're a tool of torment, all right. I feel highly tormented. Hope that satisfies you, because it doesn't do a THING for me. -- Bitter Vetch Pronghorn -- Ah, very convenient, as I have some stuff to hang up to dry. Your horns will do splendidly, especially with the prongs to keep the rope from slipping. -- Privet Eats Grass -- I prefer meat. -- Large Dog Yul -- I hope you get split ends all over your head! -- Rotten Core Dale -- Bah. -- Pieface Machine -- Thank you for taking the title away. I know I didn't write a column last turn and maybe a couple turns before, but that was my manager's fault. I would have had to write one if I had won our fight. -- Hedgehog Well, I beat three stand-ins at once. But the Rirorni Soldiers aren't very tough, especially after all these years. -- Shanks Pony Privet -- Those ankle hits are hard to take. But I'm sorry about the houseplant remark. -- Pronghorn Large Dog -- Oops, I scummed you. Sorry. -- Eats Grass Privet -- No, I like it (steamed, with lemon juice, olive oil, and some unsalted sunflower seeds). -- Eats Grass Rotten Core -- You are aptly named. You didn't even teach me anything. -- Yul P.S. And you did not have to bite. Barking is adequate. 28 March 2005 Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order to continue playing? Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with case law or legal advice? The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from us once (though I recently had that decision overturned). I believe it's only a matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need be. I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated! I can be contacted at: Danny Warren #28341 P.O. Box 250 Draper, UT 84070 or: Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47 28 March 2005 Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest contest ever to grace the arena sands! Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got it going on! What is this contest? It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!! This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up some of the slack. Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?). It's an "alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time. Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. -- Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances 28 March 2005 Contest Announcement ==================== It's finally here! ScumFest 2005! The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest scum in all of Alastari! Who: All Scum in Alastari What: Scum Fest 2005! Where: Talahya When: May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499 Rules ====== The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at the end of the 10th round. Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order): - Head to Head Record - Win/Loss Percentage - Average Fight Length (We'll go into overtime if they're still tied) There are no other rules. A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to accomplish his goal. Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc. Anything goes! To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter, declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to email@example.com Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants. You may enter the competition up until Turn 494. Prizes will be announced after the competition begins. The point of the contest is to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize. Good luck and Happy Scumming! -- Manager 6 April 2005 SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE I would like to make a formal announcement to all the managers of Alastari that the inaugural/memorial challenge put forth by Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest (Richard Hammes) has been approved by the commission. The contest will be held in TROCAR, arena 54, beginning on the turn that starts around June 2nd. Keep in mind that this is a slow arena. Before I go on, I would like to personally thank the commission for procuring an outstanding top prize for this contest. This announcement follows my last and entry into the contest will be a minimum $5 donation, which I will pool and give to a charity in the San Diego area in Richard Hammes' name and memory. My address is at the end. Once the donation is made, I intend to notify RSI of the charity and amount we donated as a matter of pride for them and us in this game! I will notify everyone in an all arena ad as well. The contest is pretty simple. Any team may enter, there are no restrictions on fight experience! There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins. To help eliminate any interference, I am going to allow avoids of non-contest teams in case they are there to manipulate and affect the winner of the contest. Scoring is as follows: 1 point for winning 1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill) 1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of personals beyond one you still only get one point). Make sure it is written from one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get the point. -1 point for losing -1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed) The contest will last for 12 turns, again beginning roughly June 2nd. May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights count in the scoring. It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior. This will be a test of basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well. If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death, cannot score points! Break the no DA, challenge, or avoid rules (except avoids of non-contest teams) and you will be DQ'd as soon as the transgression is discovered. To keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with these rules. Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the second time gets you DQ'd. This also counts if it is found you bring a second team in for the purpose of making challenges. You can bring a second team, just don't think they can challenge to give you an advantage. This means DQ to your contest team. A second team may also enter the contest with its own donation of $5 and adherence to the rules. Well, enough of that, I'm sure you'd like to see the prizes so here they are: 1st place - +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1 favorite knowledge 2nd place - +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge 3rd place- +1 bonus for one warrior Iron Manager - Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion The resurrection potion may be used on any FE warrior, however the favorites and +1 bonus potions must be used on a warrior with at least 5 FE. These prizes also must be used within 2 turns of the ending of the contest. Even those rookie level teams can figure out a way to use that resurrection potion if you think night fight ;), after the contest of course, so don't think this is only good for experienced teams! Check your rosters and unused RU's and see if you can't find a reason to come and test your mettle! Again, entry fee is a minimum $5 donation, money order preferred method but if that doesn't work for you we can figure alternate means. If a hopeful entrant happens to be incarcerated and the only real means of making the donation is an account transfer, please make sure you let me know where the transfer came from and which team it is for. I prefer that this only be used as donation method by incarcerated players unless otherwise discussed with me. Please drop me an email, or diplo my team in Tobir(14), letting me know you are sending a donation for entry and the amount so I can be on the lookout for it in the mail. Thanks to all who have sent their sympathies regarding our game's loss of a kind and admirable soul and my best wishes to all! Street Legal Jeff Bura 193 Pepperidge Dr. Wixom, MI 48393 firstname.lastname@example.org THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS MACHINE viciously subdued HEDGEHOG in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge Title fight. MECHANISM demolished BITTER VETCH in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee. GLASS JOE viciously subdued RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a popular 3 minute gory contest. KID QUICK was demolished by SHANKS PONY in a 1 minute mismatched competition. PRONGHRON was vanquished by ZIPPER in a 1 minute mismatched fight. GODGET was beaten by EATS GRASS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl. ROTTEN CORE was overpowered by CHIP in a 1 minute uneven melee. MONTY was vanquished by YUL in a 1 minute uneven duel. DALE overpowered LARGE DOG in a 1 minute uneven duel. PRIVET overpowered TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight. PIEFACE handily defeated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided bout. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 7 PARRY-STRIKE 5 - 2 - 0 71 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 SLASHING ATTACK 12 - 5 - 1 71 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 38 - 21 - 2 64 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 STRIKING ATTACK 11 - 7 - 0 61 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 TOTAL PARRY 13 - 10 - 0 57 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 7 - 6 - 0 54 | |AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 12 - 0 33 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 8 - 0 27 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 AIMED BLOW 1 - 10 - 0 9 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 6 - 0 0 | Turn 374 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 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 5 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 TOTAL PARRY STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 3 1 AIMED BLOW TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK MACHINE 3795 10 3 0 109 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407) STRIKING ATTACK SHANKS PONY 3854 7 4 0 75 REDHORSE (207) SLASHING ATTACK ZIPPER 3111 5 0 1 51 RESCUE RANGERS (338) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MECHANISM 3796. The most popular warrior this turn was GLASS JOE 3847. The ten other most popular fighters were MACHINE 3795, GODGET 3110, MECHANISM 3796, YUL 3868, SHANKS PONY 3854, CHIP 3114, DALE 3112, PRIVET 3867, HEDGEHOG 3748, and BITTER VETCH 3762. The least popular fighter this week was LARGE DOG 3848. The other ten least popular fighters were MONTY 3113, ROTTEN CORE 3851, PRONGHRON 3852, KID QUICK 3846, PIEFACE 3875, EATS GRASS 3853, ZIPPER 3111, BITTER VETCH 3762, HEDGEHOG 3748, and PRIVET 3867. HOLD THE DATES! (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI) Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis! Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005. It will be at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. See you there! Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe! Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006. It will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as last year by popular request. Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation soon before the block is released! (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.) Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!