DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/08/2014    Duedate: 05/21/2014

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-611

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FERRIA HOUGH
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4345) [19-30-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FERRIA HOUGH                   DRIVEN 4 FROG
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)
(56-4345) [19-30-1,102]        (56-4393) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAKE BITE                     NIGHT CRAWLER
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)           THEM (433)
(56-4343) [11-9-0,62]          (56-4355) [10-3-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF STEEL (131)          25
2. SATAN'S BLADES (460)        15      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    14      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         14
5. BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)    12      SATAN'S BLADES (460)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)    7   0  0  100   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  9  3 2
 2/ 0*SATAN'S BLADES (460)       1   0  0  100   2/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)        5  9 0
 3/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  77  34  4 69.4   3/ 5 THEM (433)                3  4 0
 4/ 4 THEM (433)               135 128 10 51.3   4/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       3 12 0
 5/ 0 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      48  51  1 48.5   5- 3*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   2  0 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      365 391  7 48.3   6/ 0 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      2  3 0
 7/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)       226 267 30 45.8   7/ 6*BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)  2  4 0
 8/ 7*BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)   2   4  0 33.3   8/ 0*SATAN'S BLADES (460)      1  0 0
 9/ 0*COWBOYS FROM HELL (349)    0   6  0  0.0   9/ 0*COWBOYS FROM HELL (349)   0  1 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 747): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 749): ARIGNOTE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 729): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 743): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 745): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 735): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 731): FILBURT of URT'S DURT URCHINS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 728): SSINK! Of F/X (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 720): NO TURN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 679): SHADOW FROGGY of BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 610): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 595): SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 577): JENNI KORREG of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 572): STAR RUBY of TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 536): SASHA of TOLBIN'S LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 527): RAGE of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 636): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 747): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 749): FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 729): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 743): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 745): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 735): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 731): OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 728): DUELMASTERS BUFFET (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 720): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 679): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 610): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 595): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 577): CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 572): TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 533): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 527): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 636): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 746): CHANTAL of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
                          KING RAT of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 749): ARIGNOTE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           NELLI POLITANA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 745): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
               (turn 744): HORI BULL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): DOTTLE of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 734): RAVAGE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 725): INIGO MONTOYA of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 720): NO TURN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
               (turn 719): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 678): CYCLONE of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                             LOLITA MARIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): PETIT JARDINIA of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               NORM of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 610): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 532): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 526): IRON HANDED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ROCANIS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, GHOST fought MAGE'S APPRENTICE and 
gained 21 points and contributed to THEM's 1-4-0.  SERGEANT 3 has lost to JIMMY THE 
HAND, falling 12 points, while helping make MEDAL OF HONOR A11 a 2-1-0 turn.  
Defending his title for another turn, SERGEANT 1 kept SERPENTS' HOLD's warrior, 
BACKLASH, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Wanton Troll until they win.  
Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     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.  A farewell moment, if you please, 
LANGOLIER of THEM has been sent to the Dark Arena, and was carried out on its shield. 
THEM has some questions to answer.  Like 'why did you kill your fighter, LANGOLIER, 
who had a record of 8-3-1?' You gotta do what you gotta do.  THEM has sent GOBLIN to 
the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  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.  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 ROCANIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345            19  30  1   102       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWYTAI 4414                   7   0  0   104       GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
 RATTLER 4336                  7   4  0    95       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 BACKLASH 4323                16   4  1    94       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 SERGEANT 2 4407              15   8  0    91       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHT CRAWLER 4355           10   3  0    90       THEM (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICHOLAS 4422                13   9  1    73       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE BITE 4343              11   9  0    62       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419           6  16  2    59       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 KRAIT 4344                   11   9  0    58       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWTON PYNE 4431              9  10  1    47       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 SERGEANT 3 4433              10   4  0    44       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 ROO 4445                      5   5  0    41       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRIVEN 4 FROG 4393            2   0  0    33       BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           3  18  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOST 4448                    1   0  0    21       THEM (433)
 THE SCYTHE 4456               1   0  0    15       SATAN'S BLADES (460)
 HELENA JONES 4466             3   3  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 KASPAR 4475                   1   3  0     7       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 TONKA 3920                    0   1  0     5       COWBOYS FROM HELL (349)
 ELIN GALLIO 4491              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4483                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     JO-KOBA HARRO         611  NONE
BYE 4484                0  1 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   TABAR THE KNIFE       611  NONE
BUGS 4409               3  4 0 THEM 433             TABAR THE KNIFE       611  NONE
GOBLIN 4397             6  6 0 THEM 433             STEV STONEFIST        611  NONE
LANGOLIER 4356          8  4 1 THEM 433             JO-KOBA HARRO         611  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations (on graduating) to Sergeant 1, murderer of Denna Feyl (the
steward said it was murder, anyway). -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Two-three, and a death.  Not our finest hour, but it was the hour we had. -- Newton
Pine for the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LANGOLIER was butchered by JO-KOBA HARRO in a unpopular 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOBLIN was viciously butchered by STEV STONEFIST in a 6 minute Dark Arena battle.
BUGS was assassinated by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BYE was butchered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was killed by JO-KOBA HARRO in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Dark Arena competition.
SERGEANT 1 overpowered BACKLASH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
NIGHT CRAWLER was overcome by FERRIA HOUGH in a 3 minute expert's Title fight.
NICHOLAS was vanquished by RATTLER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SERGEANT 2 overpowered SNAKE BITE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NEWTON PYNE was defeated by KRAIT in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
SERGEANT 3 was savagely defeated by JIMMY THE HAND in a 2 minute brutal fight.
ROO subdued RIRORNI THUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
HOUSTON FARMER was devastated by DRIVEN 4 FROG in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
HELENA JONES was bested by CULT MEMBER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody bout.
KASPAR defeated ELIN GALLIO in a 1 minute novice's duel.
THE SCYTHE bested TONKA in a 1 minute duel.
GHOST handily defeated MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -   6 -  1      81  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  18 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  18 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  20 -  0      17  |

Turn 611 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RATTLER 4336                7   4  0   95 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
TOTAL PARRY      BACKLASH 4323              16   4  1   94 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 2 4407            15   8  0   91 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  NICHOLAS 4422              13   9  1   73 MEN OF STEEL (131)
AIMED BLOW       KRAIT 4344                 11   9  0   58 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAKE BITE 4343.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DA1 4483.  The ten other most popular fighters were NIGHT CRAWLER 4355, HELENA 
JONES 4466, KRAIT 4344, ROO 4445, GHOST 4448, BACKLASH 4323, FERRIA HOUGH 4345, 
RATTLER 4336, SERGEANT 2 4407, and JIMMY THE HAND 4419.

The least popular fighter this week was LANGOLIER 4356.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOUSTON FARMER 4428, SERGEANT 3 4433, SNAKE BITE 4343, BUGS 4409, TONKA 
3920, ELIN GALLIO 4491, NEWTON PYNE 4431, NICHOLAS 4422, BYE 4484, and GOBLIN 4397.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BACKLASH (56-4323) SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

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

SERGEANT 1 (56-4404) MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACOBY 1099 (87-69-4)                  1  4  0         THE ALLIANCE         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DUKE OF DOOM 1316 (73-47-4)            3  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         
SONIC 1695 (57-38-2)                   2  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         
TWILIGHT ZONE 1694 (60-45-1)           1  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASHEN SHUGAR 1867 (48-58-5)            2  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOMAS 749 (43-78-6)                    5  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RATTLER 4336 (6-4-0)                   9  3  1         SERPENTS' HOLD       
NIGHT CRAWLER 4355 (10-2-0)            5  3  0         THEM                 

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE SCYTHE 4456 (0-0-0)                8  3  0         SATAN'S BLADES       
AHSOKA TANO 4471 (0-0-0)               5  3  1         CLONE WARS           
HONDO OHNAKA 4473 (0-0-0)              4  3  0         CLONE WARS           
JOCASTA NU 4470 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         CLONE WARS           

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VARIOL TAMIRON 1095 (54-53-1)          1  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KALDOR 2134 (31-25-1)                  0  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
XAVIOR 2028 (28-14-3)                  3  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TONKA 3920 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         COWBOYS FROM HELL    

                        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  DM 96, there no regular challenges, 
only bloodfeuds.  For DM 97, 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 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!