DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER Date : 07/18/2003 Duedate: 07/31/2003 JURINE ARENA DM-61 TURN-309 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS ON MY WAY SADISTS F2F (353) (61-3154) [11-1-0,102] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader ON MY WAY POSITION IS EMPTY SADISTS F2F (353) (61-3154) [11-1-0,102] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ON MY WAY ON MY WAY SADISTS F2F (353) SADISTS F2F (353) (61-3154) [11-1-0,102] (61-3154) [11-1-0,102] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM FAVORITE GUYS (186) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. FAVORITE GUYS (186) 14 2. SADISTS F2F (353) 2 SADISTS F2F (353) 3. ROYAL SCEPTRE (331) 0 Unchartered Team 4. BLACK PEARL (330) 0 MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (288) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 SADISTS F2F (353) 11 1 0 91.7 1/ 1 FAVORITE GUYS (186) 7 8 0 2- 2*ROYAL SCEPTRE (331) 9 4 0 69.2 2- 2 BLACK PEARL (330) 6 4 0 3- 3 BLACK PEARL (330) 46 58 5 44.2 3- 3*ROYAL SCEPTRE (331) 3 1 0 4/ 4 FAVORITE GUYS (186) 308 392 7 44.0 4/ 4 SADISTS F2F (353) 2 0 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Well, here I am again, on the throne of Jurine. Can't say I'm surprised, what with the lack of talent and all!!! Anyway, I assume that I will get my call to The Isle early, so you won't have to put up with me long. I'll try to veer from the norm and give you a DM Column every turn. Until next time.... On My Way -- The Firm SPY REPORT The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon JURINE, for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned! FAVORITE GUYS had cause to celebrate, after THE BUM got 17 points by beating DANGEROUS CRIMINAL. A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 7 points to AMBITIOUS GUARD. (Discrete enough, FREDDIE?) ON MY WAY successfully staved off a grab for the roses by KUNG-FU MASTER of JURINE. Does JURINE have no one talented enough to dethrone him? 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 JURINE's warriors? Come, let us see. Is there life after death? Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after life! Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee. Do not think spyreporting in JURINE is the highlight of my life. More important duties call me. JURINE, I leave you now. The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping Blade. 'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ON MY WAY 3154 11 1 0 102 SADISTS F2F (353) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -VLADIMIR TALTOS 2896 12 6 1 87 BLACK PEARL (330) -STONE DOG 2894 13 7 0 82 BLACK PEARL (330) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DUKE VATO 2924 6 3 0 63 ROYAL SCEPTRE (331) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME THE BUM 3178 7 13 0 56 FAVORITE GUYS (186) FREDDIE 3096 7 5 0 36 FAVORITE GUYS (186) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARTINE 3231 4 1 0 33 FAVORITE GUYS (186) -MAGISTRATE 2923 3 1 0 33 ROYAL SCEPTRE (331) DARWIN 3219 6 5 0 28 FAVORITE GUYS (186) -BLADEDANCER 3134 3 2 1 28 BLACK PEARL (330) ANOTHER ONE 3192 5 10 0 26 FAVORITE GUYS (186) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -AEKIR 3246 1 0 0 20 BLACK PEARL (330) -MISTREAVER II 3247 1 0 0 13 BLACK PEARL (330) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Duke Vato -- You need to work on your Goodies for the Underprivileged program. Meaning, more skills and a win for me. -- The Bum Magistrate -- But I didn't do it! I know nothing about it. -- Darwin the perfectly innocent Bladedancer -- You see? You need to spend more time doing your job properly and less time dancing around. Dancing is for after the work is done, and any reasonable person will get a WOMAN to dance with, not a blade. Sheesh. Some people don't know anything. -- Freddie Osksi Noble, bah. -- Martine Cult Member, also bah. -- Another One 26 June 2003 STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!! It's here. Well, almost here anyway. We're looking at a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In. This should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules and prep accordingly. So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named): 1. Each T#%S team consists of two managers. After the tourney starts, there will be no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely. T#%S IV will last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so. The only team I know of so far is last TOGS winners: Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood Related/Thieves Guild. Hey, this is fun! 2. The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager. This means 4 setups per T#%S team. This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no exceptions being made. This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or manager decides to back out early. To pay the entry fee either: a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at: Andy Salveson 6812 Romanzo Way Elk Grove, CA 95758 b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates. Sorry, no credit cards and no old teams you have lying around will be accepted. 3. T#%S point system: 10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior. 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior. 7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge. 7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior. 4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior. 4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior. Do not fight your team mate, you will not get any points. Also, you will not get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you. 10 points for being the Duelmaster. This is in addition to all points listed above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly. 5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn. The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be completely firm on this. In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related. I will be the sole judge of this. If you're unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me. I reserve the right to take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later time that the spotlight has been plagiarized. -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one personal ad. -5 points for being the team that avoided the most. If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points structure. The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no points given for being the most avoided team. 4. I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns. There will not be a Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations. I will still be doing the multipliers at the end, however. This means that all points accumulated by a team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2. 5. Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know. There will be prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a given turn. Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and then to the team with most overall points. I have asked RSI for the same prizes as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with. I haven't decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3 teams at the end. I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know more. 6. And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise. Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how it is. 7. M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals): I reserve the right to disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat mouth about everything. I think that pretty much covers it. I will be accepting team entries as of now and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees. Please feel free to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com. So everyone don your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short. See ya'll there! -- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish 18 July 2003 To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The Association, is no more. Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance: The Firm. We have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more. If you would like to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15 or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62. --* The Firm *-- Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62 Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15 Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43 Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS ON MY WAY viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title fight. THE BUM demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee. MARTINE slimly lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute contest. FREDDIE was defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute brutal fight. ANOTHER ONE slimly lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 7 minute gruesome brawl. DARWIN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 2 PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 0 - 0 100 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE 7 - 3 - 0 70 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL 11 - 5 - 0 69 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 1 - 1 67 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 11 - 6 - 0 65 | |AIMED BLOW 0 AIMED BLOW 7 - 4 - 0 64 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 STRIKING ATTACK 20 - 13 - 1 61 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 SLASHING ATTACK 11 - 8 - 0 58 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 5 - 0 17 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 309 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: LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 3 SLASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK ON MY WAY 3154 11 1 0 102 SADISTS F2F (353) PARRY-STRIKE FREDDIE 3096 7 5 0 36 FAVORITE GUYS (186) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is ON MY WAY 3154. The most popular warrior this turn was ON MY WAY 3154. The ten other most popular fighters were THE BUM 3178, FREDDIE 3096, DARWIN 3219, MARTINE 3231, ANOTHER ONE 3192, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was ANOTHER ONE 3192. The other ten least popular fighters were MARTINE 3231, DARWIN 3219, FREDDIE 3096, THE BUM 3178, ON MY WAY 3154, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0.