DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2015    Duedate: 06/24/2015

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUGSY SIEGEL
MOB BOSSES (471)
(74-3442) [12-4-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUGSY SIEGEL                   LISTLESS LADY
MOB BOSSES (471)               WEIRD STUDENTS (540)
(74-3442) [12-4-0,122]         (74-4511) [3-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOGAN DJIAN                    LISTLESS LADY
SAND DANCERS (251)             WEIRD STUDENTS (540)
(74-4420) [21-25-1,89]         (74-4511) [3-0-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD STUDENTS (540)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)      44
2. SAND DANCERS (251)          15      MOB BOSSES (471)
3. MOB BOSSES (471)             9      Unchartered Team
4. TOLBINS LADIES (533)         0
5. MEDAL OF HONOR (519)         0      WEIRD STUDENTS (540)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MOB BOSSES (471)          23  10  0 69.7   1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (540)     10  5 2
 2/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (540)      10   5  2 66.7   2/ 6 GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    7  3 0
 3- 3 TOLBINS LADIES (533)      68  37  3 64.8   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 4- 4 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)     115  81  8 58.7   4- 4 TOLBINS LADIES (533)      4  4 0
 5/ 5 GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    22  18  0 55.0   5/ 5 MOB BOSSES (471)          3  0 0
 6/ 6 HOMER'S PETS (520)        53  53  2 50.0   6- 3 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)      3  0 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1292 %1400 44 48.0   7/ 7 HOMER'S PETS (520)        1  2 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!  What's a move up by 4 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to GAMES CRIP PLAYS.  
Practice pays for BRIDGE, who pummelled GRUMPY GEORGE, to pocket 17 points.  GRUMPY 
GEORGE certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to BRIDGE and 
losing 13 points in the process!  A certain someone saw SASHA at The Crystal Wheel 
with the shakes, and now she fails to show up to defend hers throne.  What a pathetic 
slob!  In DAYLA KIV, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new 
Duelmaster, BUGSY SIEGEL.  Word has it one team in DAYLA KIV is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in MEDAL OF 
HONOR are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, GAMES CRIP PLAYS scurried away from MEDAL OF HONOR.  
Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, BATTERED BETTY could open up a fast food 
joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  DAYLA KIV, 
I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Crystal Wheel.  
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUGSY SIEGEL 3442            12   4  0   122       MOB BOSSES (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SASHA 4412                   14   8  1   103       TOLBINS LADIES (533)
 KULVAR TEN KOGAN 4437        15  25  0    98       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 4427        19  25  1    90       SAND DANCERS (251)
 KOGAN DJIAN 4420             21  25  1    89       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SNOWBALL V 4357              13  15  0    87       HOMER'S PETS (520)
-TESSIE 4411                  14   7  1    85       TOLBINS LADIES (533)
-CLEO 4413                    15   7  0    76       TOLBINS LADIES (533)
 DUELMASTERS 3785              9   4  0    74       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOOMER 4410                  13   8  1    66       TOLBINS LADIES (533)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAIKAL S'KREN 4501            7  10  0    49       SAND DANCERS (251)
-SERGEANT 4 4509               5   1  1    49       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
 CIVILIZATION 3942             6   1  0    48       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AL CAPONE 3445                4   2  0    33       MOB BOSSES (471)
-LUCKY LUCIANO 3443            3   0  0    33       MOB BOSSES (471)
 LISTLESS LADY 4511            3   0  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (540)
 DUPLICATE BRIDGE 4475         2   2  0    31       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 BRIDGE 3783                   3   3  0    30       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
-SERGEANT 5 4515               2   0  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELON LI 4517                  4   2  0    23       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SNEAKY STEVE 4513             2   1  0    22       WEIRD STUDENTS (540)
-SERGEANT 3 4504               1   1  0    18       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
-CARLO GAMBINO 3546            2   1  0    15       MOB BOSSES (471)
-TONY ACCARDO 3545             2   1  0    14       MOB BOSSES (471)
 AGRICOLA 4496                 1   1  0    14       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 FAKE FIGHTER 4512             1   2  0    13       WEIRD STUDENTS (540)
 BATTERED BETTY 4510           2   1  1    12       WEIRD STUDENTS (540)
 GRUMPY GEORGE 4514            2   1  1    12       WEIRD STUDENTS (540)
-STUMPY 4500                   1   1  0     4       HOMER'S PETS (520)
-STOMPY 4487                   0   1  0     1       HOMER'S PETS (520)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Boomer -- How did that happen? -- Kulvar ten Kogan

Standbys, gotta love 'em. -- Kogan Djian

Tessie -- The least you could do is help me get the sand out of my armor. -- Ruvan ten 
Zhalen

I won't say I loved my standby, but at least he had the good sense to lose quickly. -- 
Baikal s'Kren

Listless Lady -- If that wasn't a lying arena name, I don't know one when I see it.  
You are anything but listless. -- Elon Li

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUPLICATE BRIDGE devastated BATTERED BETTY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BRIDGE vanquished GRUMPY GEORGE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
AGRICOLA was savagely defeated by LISTLESS LADY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BUGSY SIEGEL devastated KOGAN DJIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
SNOWBALL V was savagely defeated by KULVAR TEN KOGAN in a 1 minute master's match.
RUVAN TEN ZHALEN overpowered PELIS THE OLD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DUELMASTERS devastated BAIKAL S'KREN in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
CIVILIZATION outwaited DIRTY RUFFIAN in a popular 12 minute expert vs. beginner duel.
FAKE FIGHTER lost to ELON LI in a 1 minute duel.
SNEAKY STEVE overpowered RORNIS THE DARK 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   1 -  1      88  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        28 -  20 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 562 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BUGSY SIEGEL 3442          12   4  0  122 MOB BOSSES (471)
PARRY-LUNGE      DUELMASTERS 3785            9   4  0   74 GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
TOTAL PARRY      CIVILIZATION 3942           6   1  0   48 GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOGAN DJIAN 4420.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LISTLESS LADY 4511.  The ten other most popular fighters were KULVAR TEN 
KOGAN 4437, BUGSY SIEGEL 3442, SNOWBALL V 4357, DUELMASTERS 3785, DUPLICATE BRIDGE 
4475, BRIDGE 3783, RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 4427, BAIKAL S'KREN 4501, ELON LI 4517, and 
SNEAKY STEVE 4513.

The least popular fighter this week was CIVILIZATION 3942.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KOGAN DJIAN 4420, AGRICOLA 4496, GRUMPY GEORGE 4514, BATTERED 
BETTY 4510, FAKE FIGHTER 4512, SNEAKY STEVE 4513, ELON LI 4517, BAIKAL S'KREN 4501, 
RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 4427, and BRIDGE 3783.

                        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 bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

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!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MR. GHERKIN'S MERKIN (38-4993) WHAT?  (412) 
                      NY STATE OF MIND (11-7402) ILLMATIC  (626) 
                        ESTRADA (82-31507) EX-PHILLIS  (5190) 
                    POPE BOB (82-43134) BLESS US, EVERYONE  (7220) 
                     MOPE (82-39892) 4 LETTER ACTIVITIES  (6637) 
                  TEST TUBE BABY (82-49949) STREET PIZZAD XX  (8395) 
                     MICRO (84-42149) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT  (7326) 
                      CARDIO (84-18131) ZOMBIE SQUAD 127  (3216) 
                         TINGO (1-9057) SERPENTS' HOLD  (642) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes