DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2014    Duedate: 05/22/2014

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-596

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SISTER MOON
DREAMTIME (633)
(60-8489) [12-8-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SISTER MOON                    KITANA SUKI
DREAMTIME (633)                THE ELITE (677)
(60-8489) [12-8-0,103]         (60-9040) [1-0-1,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILD FLOWER                    SISTER MOON
DREAMTIME (633)                DREAMTIME (633)
(60-8443) [15-9-0,100]         (60-8489) [12-8-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ELITE (677)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ELITE (677)             59
2. RED DOG GANG (476)          46      MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (670)
3. UNNAMEABLES (91)            29      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (670)     6
5. DREAMTIME (633)              2      THE ELITE (677)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE ELITE (677)            5   0  1  100   1/ 0*THE ELITE (677)           5  0 1
 2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (670)  46  21  2 68.7   2/ 2 DREAMTIME (633)           5  1 0
 3/ 2 DREAMTIME (633)           68  48  1 58.6   3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (670)  5  3 0
 4/ 3 UNNAMEABLES (91)         122  98  2 55.5   4/ 1 UNNAMEABLES (91)          4  3 0
 5- 4*THIRSTY THUGS (600)        8   7  0 53.3   5/ 4 RED DOG GANG (476)        4 11 1
 6/ 5 RED DOG GANG (476)       692 958 20 41.9   6- 5*THIRSTY THUGS (600)       1  0 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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  THE ELITE now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  Don't these new hotshots make you sick (or, if 
they fought you, hurt)?  THE ELITE, on their very first turn, went 5-0-1.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for THE BLUNDERDOG, who flew up 31 points in the rankings after 
mashing SERGEANT 5 like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Well, everybody's pal 
SISTER MOON moved hers record to 12-8-0 by defeating WALL OF FUR in the Duelmaster's 
Title Bout and gaining 4 recognition points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 
gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARADI arena.  Well dang 
howdy, but if challenges were votes, WALL OF FUR would be president.  Although it may 
be a contest he doesn't want to win.  STAR of DREAMTIME had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which she lost.  I thought STAR showed 
great skill and promise when she was overcame by CLARENCE G. CRAFT.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  It's not often when you see a 11-6-1 
warrior like SERGEANT 5 kick the bucket.  I wonder if MEDAL OF HONOR B11 will recover 
from the blow.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter 
problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you 
enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be 
leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER MOON 8489             12   8  0   103       DREAMTIME (633)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD FLOWER 8443             15   9  0   100       DREAMTIME (633)
 CLARENCE G. CRAFT 8985       15   2  0    92       MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (670)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BLUNDERDOG 8994          11  12  2    90       RED DOG GANG (476)
-SERGEANT 6 8982              11   5  0    88       MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (670)
-TOCK .. TICK 512             12   6  0    84       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 DAISY DAWG 8947              20  23  0    83       RED DOG GANG (476)
 STAR 8427                    15   9  0    77       DREAMTIME (633)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALL OF FUR 8974             17  13  0    74       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARLENE 8964                  13  22  4    65       RED DOG GANG (476)
 CRAYONS 9003                  4   2  0    62       UNNAMEABLES (91)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCKETT 8992                  7  17  0    45       RED DOG GANG (476)
-JADE 7756                     5   2  0    44       THIRSTY THUGS (600)
-BROTHER WOLF 8622             4   3  0    39       DREAMTIME (633)
 SERGEANT 1 9004               3   0  1    36       MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (670)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIRE WOMAN 9005               2   0  0    28       DREAMTIME (633)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRASS 7751                    2   0  0    21       THIRSTY THUGS (600)
-ALLAWALLA 9028                1   0  0    20       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 CATABOK 9021                  3   1  0    18       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 KITANA SUKI 9040              1   0  1    16       THE ELITE (677)
 ALEXIS SYNDROME 9039          1   0  0    13       THE ELITE (677)
 NUKKELS 9041                  1   0  0    13       THE ELITE (677)
 FOURST DAG 9013               0   1  0    13       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 SPARTAN 9037                  1   0  0    11       THE ELITE (677)
-RANDOM 7761                   1   1  0     7       THIRSTY THUGS (600)
 ZOLO 9038                     1   0  0     6       THE ELITE (677)
-AMANDA 7744                   0   2  0     2       THIRSTY THUGS (600)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      KITANA SUKI 9040      596  NONE
SERGEANT 5 8984        11  6 1 MEDAL OF HONOR B 670 THE BLUNDERDOG 8994   596   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I sigh, I cover my eyes with my paws, I hope that our pack leader is in a forgiving
mood.  Oh-fer.  For myself, I have the perfect explanation:  When Sister Moon came
out, I had to stop and howl.  I'm a Dog, we do that.  And while I was howling, which
is not a defensible posture, she clobbered me.  Ouch. -- Daisy Dawg

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILD FLOWER devastated DAISY DAWG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
STAR was viciously subdued by CLARENCE G. CRAFT in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
SISTER MOON savagely defeated WALL OF FUR in a 3 minute master's Title duel.
SERGEANT 5 was assassinated by THE BLUNDERDOG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ARLENE was devastated by CRAYONS in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
DUCKETT overpowered CATABOK in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
SERGEANT 1 overpowered FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
FOURST DAG lost to ZOLO in a action packed 4 minute gory duel.
SPARTAN won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel.
ALEXIS SYNDROME overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven match.
KITANA SUKI executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
NUKKELS devastated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  3      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 596 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         1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SISTER MOON 8489           12   8  0  103 DREAMTIME (633)
LUNGING ATTACK   WILD FLOWER 8443           15   9  0  100 DREAMTIME (633)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLARENCE G. CRAFT 8985     15   2  0   92 MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (670)
TOTAL PARRY      STAR 8427                  15   9  0   77 DREAMTIME (633)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILD FLOWER 8443.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SISTER MOON 8489.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLARENCE G. 
CRAFT 8985, FOURST DAG 9013, ZOLO 9038, SPARTAN 9037, CRAYONS 9003, WILD FLOWER 8443, 
SERGEANT 1 9004, STAR 8427, WALL OF FUR 8974, and THE BLUNDERDOG 8994.

The least popular fighter this week was KITANA SUKI 9040.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CATABOK 9021, ARLENE 8964, SERGEANT 5 8984, DAISY DAWG 8947, 
NUKKELS 9041, ALEXIS SYNDROME 9039, DUCKETT 8992, THE BLUNDERDOG 8994, WALL OF FUR 
8974, and STAR 8427.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLUE MEANIE 4814 (81-36-0)             7  3  0         THIEVES GUILD        
PERFECT SNOTLING 8403 (56-26-0)        2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! 8618 (75-47-1)       5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GORTEK 5619 (45-28-0)                  8  3  0         DWARVEN HEROES       
KNAPSACK 3449 (26-32-1)                3  3  0         MY ROCK BAND         
SLIPKNOT 6674 (43-34-1)                2  3  0         THIEVES GUILD        
EVENING STAR 8819 (16-1-0)             1  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 60   

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KENNELWORTH 8701 (12-8-1)              4  3  0         ANDORIA              
MANAGER 8697 (15-9-0)                  3  3  0         ANDORIA              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JADE 7756 (4-2-0)                      5  3  0         THIRSTY THUGS        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRAYONS 9003 (3-2-0)                   8  3  0         UNNAMEABLES          
GRIMPEN MIRE 9001 (2-0-1)              2  3  0         LOWLANDERS           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SERGEANT 1 9004 (2-0-1)                6  3  1         MEDAL OF HONOR B11   

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SERGEANT 2 9020 (0-0-0)                5  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR B11   
FULL MONTY 9007 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         FAVORITE SAYINGS     
HANDS ON 9006 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         FAVORITE SAYINGS     
MYSTERY MEAT 9017 (0-0-0)              1  1  0  DEAD   SHEWISH BANQUET      
DREAM 9010 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         FAVORITE SAYINGS     

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
Q MARK 8880 (32-28-0)                  3  3  0         UNNAMEABLES          

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOURST DAG 9013 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         UNNAMEABLES          

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COUCH POTATO 9014 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         SHEWISH BANQUET      
RIZTAB CRACKER 9016 (0-0-0)            0  3  0         SHEWISH BANQUET      

                        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!