The AADA Circuit rules appear on page 76 of GURPS Autoduel. Space limitations prevented us from including the example written to illustrate those rules – so here it is. This is a look at duellist Danielle Adair's last season.
Dani Adair, as most of you know, was a veteran on the duel circuit. This was her tenth and final season (her seventh winning season); she has now retired to sportscasting. Adair was a Division 30 duellist on the Overdrive Circuit. Her season looked like this:
|Date (month/weekend)||Arena Site||Placed/Field of||Purse Won||Points (new/total)|
N = Did Not Place Among Point-Scorers
She started off the season with an Adair tradition, a first place finish at the Portland arena. Her next few matches, except for a disappointing eighth-place finish at Baltimore JoustDuel and a critical power plant fire at Muskogee, were quite successful ones.
In Las Vegas in August, Adair was killed by local Nevada duellist Tommy Puzo driving a stock Acme Galahad, who declined Adair's surrender and became only the second person to kill the Washington ace.
Though this sort of calamity has stalled the season of many a competitor, Adair bounced back from the deadly defeat during the next match, where she swept the Deseret Division 30 field and took the first-place cup for the event. Her next match brought her a respectable third place and put her within two points of the 75 mark.
Her retain to Seattle for the regional championship was not a triumph – only fourth place – but her placement and standings were sufficiently high that she advanced to the national championships in Chicago, where she sustained a concussion but still won. At the international championships in Baltimore, fierce fighting on the field and recurrent problems from the earlier injury led to a disappointing fifth-place finish; but she still held the title of U.S. Division 30 Champion.
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