Duelling Arena


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Welcome to The Dueling Arena!

You are connected to Loreil’s newest initiative – Matrix-Based Combat!

We are proud to bring back a taste of “Old Rhydin” with the re-introduction of this once-popular combat system. Inspired by the old “Duel of Swords” model from the former FFGF, matrix-based combat is the epitome of high drama for a one-on-one duel between two characters. It combines elements of psychology, strategy, and just a little bit of luck. Best of all, it is rich with great role-playing opportunity!

In matrix-based combat, there are no “dice” to roll. Instead, there are a series of offensive and defensive maneuvers available. Characters can take advantage of powerful strikes to overwhelm their opponent, or deft parrying maneuvers to gain the advantage. The actual results of an exchange are determined by a simple grid that compares one move to another, and calculates the results.

The nature of the game necessitates a high level of give-and-take role-play, allowing the players – not dice – to dictate their character’s destiny. New players and veteran gamers alike will appreciate the depth of the experience for their characters!

Matrix-based combat is very simple, and only takes a few minutes to learn. Please check out these pages to learn more about The Dueling Arena!

The Arena is expected to open in late 2015.

Rules of the Arena: Click here to read about the basics of the game, including the moves available, the scoring system, and the rhythm of a typical match.

Tips & FAQs: The answers to some of the most common questions about the Arena. Additionally, from the desk of the Chairman, check out some tips and tricks on how to get more out of your dueling experience.

Dueling Strategy: So, you want to be a better dueler?

Executive Board: Questions? Comments. These are the contacts for the Arena.

Current Rankings: COMING SOON – World Rankings for the Arena

Tournament: COMING SOON – the First Arena World Championship!

The Armory: COMING SOON – the Arena Message Boards

We look forward to seeing you in the Arena! En garde!