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Props

Props are a recognition of achievement from one pilot to another. They are rare and hard to get. Regular season props require a nomination, second, and admin approval. Lifetime props are awarded by an individual pilot -- each pilot has three to give.

A Future Pilot

Always Level-Headed

Lifetime

AFP was always a good sport, no matter the outcome of a game. He is a model of sportsmanship.

Given by Ashes

Bad pilot but a good friend

Lifetime

AFP is a good friend of mine, and I'm glad to have met him starting in the mines. We had close games until we didn't, but even years later we still talk. Potato.

Given by Entropy



1 profile comment
In addition to being a fun pilot, AFP also has con...

Ashes

The Good Ol' Days

Lifetime

I miss playing with you buddy! It was always fun to drop into the mines, and get whooped by you ;) I hope to face off with you again sometime!

Given by A Future Pilot



3 profile comments
When I played Ashes for the first time, I knew I w...
This MF is just sitting in the closet in 8 man Log...
"Unusual Miniature Baguette Tri-Hard"...I don't kn...

b2af

Tenacious B

M16

b2af endured three promotion challenges and, despite failure, never backed down and was finally successful in reaching silver on the third try!

Given by roncli,Sirius

Toughened Resilience

Overcoming all challenges and developing resilience.

Given by Code,Jediluke



10 profile comments
You are what got me on this ladder. Without you, I...
You've always been a competitor of competitors. A ...
I remember first meeting b2af when he showed up at...
Your dedication to mastering your controller has l...
B2, you have impressed so many of us with how you ...
A fearsome D1 pilot, but super friendly, and a gre...
The ultimate virtuoso dogfighter. The straight an...
Once upon a time, during the season in 2016, when ...
Near unrivaled technician who climbed the ranks wi...
Although we have barely met in game and in Discord...

bahamut

Most Matured Pilot

F13

Bahamut really worked on himself successfully this season not only as a pilot kicking butt but also vastly improved his gaming'tude. Inspiring.

Given by Jediluke,Mark392

The One

S14

Over the last year, Jediluke's record in Nysa is 72-1. Bahamut is the one.

Given by Drakona,Jediluke

Double Diamond DarkHorse

M17

For beating both diamond pilots in the same season!

Given by Lee,Maestro

L1 Trophy

Lifetime

bahamut is the undefeated, undisputed reigning Heavyweight World L1 Laser Trophy Champion of all time. His lasers are godlike and even without quads they are super dangerous. Congratulations bro it was honour to trade bolts, may you bask in the glory.

Given by Lee



6 profile comments
bahamut was one of my favorite not-quite-rivals-be...
I respect that you competed. I respect that you a...
The true martial-arts master of dogfighting, bulle...
You’ll always be the man in my book. GGs, brothe...
Bahamut is zen. Bahamut is one with the fusion an...
No one made the skill ceiling seem further. If I ...

Behemoth

Not without a fight

L15

Twice, Behemoth faced demotion. Twice, he faced it head-on and proved he belonged.

Given by LotharBot,Jediluke

The bull

Lifetime

Given by bahamut



2 profile comments
We didn't play a lot of matches, but every single ...
I’m so thankful this era happened. Man, I can’...

Birddog

Plucky Pilot

F13

No matter what the challenge, Birddog was ready for a fight with cheer and enthusiasm.

Given by Drakona,Jediluke



1 profile comment
A true competitor and a master of fusion who never...

Blarget2

Skilled level builder

Lifetime

Your knowledge about level building helped me produced some of the most played levels in the game. You always treated me with respect and I appreciated that. Cheers!

Given by DKH



4 profile comments
The most creative mapper of all time. Blargets cre...
A very underrated map maker in the Descent communi...
I Don't Know is a fantastic map, and in addition j...
I'm not the first, and I won't be the last to comm...

Borjarnon



2 profile comments
it was ALWAYS a pleasure to play you!
I'm glad you showed up here as a fan, and later as...

Carl Spackler



1 profile comment
It's been a pleasure to fly in anarchies and in 1-...

CHILLYBUS



5 profile comments
This guy came out of no-where but challenged so fi...
Fun fact about CHILLYBUS: He doesn't have a "W" ke...
You'd have been a legend if you came up in the D2 ...
I think what strikes me the most about you--beyond...
THE CHILLYBUS HAS NO CHILL AND NO BRAKES. BEEP ...

Code

Bronze to Gold in two Seasons!

Lifetime

You have gotten so good in a short amount of time! Getting gold in two seasons is something to give props for! Your skill with fusion is something I envy. Props to Code for being a quicker learner!

Given by b2af



8 profile comments
Your energy, your friendship, what you've brought ...
You were the last Jedi. I never thought we would ...
Code is everything you could want in a DCL pilot. ...
Code, your drive and determination was impressive....
A fusion monster, and a sharply developing mind-ga...
The (fusion) charging bull! :D
You were a breath of fresh air. GG's man.
I recognize you as more-so a fellow Observatory en...

Cyrus

HE CAME IN LIKE A WREEECKIING BALLL!!

L15

(Miley) Cyrus showed up on the scene halfway through the season. Since joining, Cyrus has played the most matches and worked his way up to even top silver and a few gold wins by seasons end!

Given by Jimmie Rustles,Jediluke

The Underdog

Lifetime

Proof that hard work pays off. even when the masses doubt you and all odds are against you from years of experience or a multitude of superior opponents ready to shoot you down, they couldn't, and neither could gravity. only way was up... after he kicked you them in the N*7$.

Given by RETHINK



7 profile comments
The energy with which you rose from bronze to gold...
Cyrus Maleski with all offense intended, who the F...
Cyrus, no one EVER came at me as fast and as hard ...
One of the more entertaining pilots, in the "oh my...
I let you win, just to give you the confidence to ...
Let’s do this again sometime, brother :)
Buzzsaw Louie, the WunderVulcan. I had no answe...

deimos



5 profile comments
One of my oldest Descent friends, whose Kali font ...
I wish you had come play with me sooner....and for...
One phrase seems particularly appropriate: see you...
My old friend. Our history in this game is deep. I...
Bruh

Djcjr

Randomly Show Up & Kick Bada$$es' Butts

F13

Djcjr doesn't play often, disappearing for months at a time. Then he shows up and beats the best pilots, without rust, in an effortless sort of way.

Given by Jediluke,Mark392

Mighty Duel

F13

The two pilots who started the season as acknowledged masters, Jediluke and Djcjr, played only one match with each other: an almost two hour marathon, with a final score of 28-30.

Given by Mark392,Drakona



7 profile comments
I wish I could be as cool under pressure as Djcjr....
I'm not sure many people know that Djcjr was also ...
There was a time when you and I were #1 and #2 and...
Djcjr, dogfighting legend and plasma god. Esteeme...
Man, are you just going to let Birdseye steal your...
Djcjr was a the top of the game when we launched t...
Hey brother! That was one heck of a good time, was...

DKH

The Assassin

F13

Defeated every other active gold pilot. No one is safe from DKH.

Given by Drakona,Jediluke

You've been DKHd

Lifetime

Few have ever been as tricky as you. You inspired me to learn how to do what you do. You frustrated me so easily!! I was DKHd many many times! GGs

Given by Jediluke

The Inspiration

Lifetime

1 vs 1 map making was elevated to a new level. a standard to meet like an opponent to match with or beat. if not for the glory than maybe the nod by one the greatest, to let you know "you almost made it" while using the style he's created. build on.

Given by RETHINK



7 profile comments
This says to "Describe DKH as a DCL pilot" and I c...
Although DKH hasn't played often in the last few y...
The way DKH's levels have driven this community, g...
I've never seen this guy.
DKH is a killer. I think he enjoys sneaking up on...
Great pilot, great person, great friend. The list ...
Despite being in some of the same circles (here in...

Drakona

Most Improved Pilot

F13

Drakona has completely transformed as a player this season!

Given by Jediluke,Mark392

Master Student

S14

Jediluke spent the last year teaching Drakona all of his Jedi ways. After 223 games, she finally broke through with a win. Her drastic improvements are largely due to his excellent teaching.

Given by LotharBot,bahamut

Being Drakona

M16

Details were not provided.

Given by Cyrus,sdfgeoff

Diamond Destroyer

E17

Defeated both diamond pilots in one season

Given by Lee,Jediluke

Debt Collector

Lifetime

This would not have happened without you!! We all owe a huge debt to you!! Thank you

Given by Jediluke

Always ready for... Everything.

Lifetime

Life. The game. What you've done. Who you've helped. Lives you've changed for the better. Props. I can't give you enough props. Thank you.

Given by Mark392

The first couple of Descent

Lifetime

To the first couple of Descent! What an amazing team you and Lothar are, and it's fantastic to see what you've done for the game and community over the years. May you always be the best wingmen : )

Given by RiTides

Transcendent

Lifetime

I feel like a lot of pilots take for granted everything that you've done for the Descent community in the past decade, but I wanted to list them out here and recognize on record the amazing list of accomplishments you've achieved within the community, each one of them deserving of their own prop. You revived competitive play by making a port of the game we love to be actually competitive. You gave competitors a place to play using your vision and the vision of your peers, basing it on the accomplishments and failings of the ladder's predecessors. And if that wasn't enough, you then took it upon yourself to be listed among the best competitors that have ever played. You did these things. You are the most deserving of props of anyone on this ladder. And in my humble opinion, your accomplishments transcend props... you are an integral part of Descent history. Thank you for everything.

Given by roncli

Student of the Game!

Lifetime

I wanted to give props to Drakona for putting in the hours to make great improvements in her skill and it showed! Great flying with you!

Given by DKH

The Champion of the Mines and the Stars

Lifetime

It's said that those who can't do, teach. But Drakona is proof that those who *can* also can school people. It's been noted before that she was a student of Jeds in the past, and I couldn't have had better proof of that than my last ever DCL match before the Legacy era. Her fast flying and efficient use of weapons kept me on my toes, and that Smart Missile to my face not only was a fitting end to my short experience pre-Legacy, but speaks to how efficient Drakona is as a player; to be able to willfully and skillfully do that without much of any need of luck. Her skills as a pilot are definitely worthy of the Gold tier, and her hosting and management of this Ladder is invaluable. But that barely scratches the surface of her impressive set of skills. Her creation of the Retro source port is probably among the most important of relevance to the Ladder and to the overall Descent community today. Drakona is definitely one of the most talented people in the community both in and out of the game.

Given by Borjarnon



6 profile comments
We have 23 lifetime overtime matches, including on...
I had some epic pilots to play against. DJCJR, Ma...
We all owe Drakona so very much. She built this...
What morf said! Thanks for everything.
I’m not good with long and drawn out notes, so I...
As an opponent, you truly are your teacher's stude...

Dravis



2 profile comments
His ladder career was brief but intense. A number ...
I still have no idea how I beat you in Crimson, yo...

dues



1 profile comment
Though he was not active for long, Dues was one of...

Entropy

Prodigy

S15

Entropy learned the game incredibly fast, going playing his first game ever to making silver in the space of less than six months!

Given by Drakona,Zero

Unorthadoxical Inclinations

Lifetime

Entropy seems to be among the few pilots who is as comfortable with outside-the-core maps and outside-the-box concept maps as he is with any usual standard map, and remains efficient in getting his way around such disorienting levels while keeping his opponent on their toes. He may not be the only one like this, but his combination of unorthodox taste in maps and talent in a game about having all six degrees of freedom is an uncommon treasure.

Given by Borjarnon

A Great Player and a Good Friend

Lifetime

Entropy is one of the most analytically-driven video game players I've ever met, and he's always a blast to play with. I love the conversations we've had, and I look forward to many more in the future! Also - he owes me a pizza.

Given by A Future Pilot



3 profile comments
Entropy was one of the pilots who most loved flyin...
Thanks for making me wake up my wife with incessan...
As a DCL opponent, you've been my first and most c...

ERNIE

By The Horns

F14

The@$$Man! came on the ladder, got rated, decided he wanted the top bronze spot, and challenged for and took it... all in under a week. He grabbed the ladder by the horns and took it where he wanted it to go.

Given by LotharBot,Drakona



1 profile comment
sometimes we DCL admins took ourselves a little to...

Jediluke

The Legend Continues

F13

Jedi in Nysa is something of a legend in the history of Descent, and this season he went undefeated: 50-0.

Given by Drakona,Mark392

Mighty Duel

F13

The two pilots who started the season as acknowledged masters, Jediluke and Djcjr, played only one match with each other: an almost two hour marathon, with a final score of 28-30.

Given by Mark392,Drakona

Master Teacher

S14

Jediluke spent the last year teaching Drakona all of his Jedi ways. After 223 games, she finally broke through with a win. Her drastic improvements are largely due to his excellent teaching.

Given by LotharBot,Drakona

Extreme Prejudice

F14

Obsoleet has made a habit of holding other pilots to truly embarrassing scores. He held Drakona, Xciter, Merl, and melvin all to THREE kills out of 20. Even pilots who threaten him often find themselves left with single digits. Truly a dangerous pilot to face.

Given by Drakona,LotharBot

Epic Comeback

S15

Jediluke pulled off what has to be the most epic comeback in the history of Descent. He was down 14-19, and managed to pull out the win in OT -- against no less a pilot than DJCJR!

Given by Drakona,Entropy

Total Domination

S15

For a completely unbelievable 112 game streak against gold. There are no words.

Given by Drakona,Entropy

The Ultimate Competitor

Lifetime

You were the ultimate competitor on DCL, drawn by challenge and driven to a fault. I never saw you walk away from a challenge, times when so many would, times when even I told you it made sense to. Sinus infections. Disorientation maps. Fatigue. After winning a tournament, when SoulJah still wanted a shot. As the ladder faded and you felt fatigue, you were there day in and day out looking for #1. Your courage, drive, and personal competitive standards, remain a profound inspiration to me. They always will. Your pursuit of glory was writ large and unwavering, your courage unmarred. I was honored to witness it and never once disappointed.

Given by Drakona

Morpheus

Lifetime

What a long strange journey this has been. I can't describe how happy I am that it ended up like this. All the time we spent, the brotherhood we built together. The family we have... The family we are. You, David, are a pillar--a cornerstone to so many lives. You are far beyond your Descent skills, and that's saying something with you being AT LEAST one of the top ALL time, if not the TOP. If I could ever say I share a room in history with you then that's my sincere honor. Thanks for everything, brother.

Given by Mark392

More than a pilot

Lifetime

You're more than a pilot; you're a friend. Regretfully, I have only known you for 3 years, but you have aside from the DCL, have been a very important part of my life. From the continuous games after school, or the mumble conversations about religion, and life in general. I remember it all, and most importantly, I cherish them. You've had my back for years, you've given me advice, you've waited crazy amounts of hours for one stupid DCL match with ME. Honestly, Lanning at your place with all of my DCL family remains some of the best days of my life. I'm honored to have had 279 matches with you. You truly are a jedi.

Given by Code

The Untouchable

Lifetime

Launch twenty homers and twenty smarts your gets none. Best dodge ever.

Given by RETHINK

The Kobayashi Maru Scenario

Lifetime

When watching Jeds in action--whether as an observer or as his opponent--he seems less like an expert of the Pyro-GX and more like one of the top ace VF-1 pilots from Robotech; what with such excellent dodging of missiles and mastery of using them in combination with some of the most powerful primary weapons. In recent years, there've been comparisons between him and the Level 7 Boss; what with having a penchant for Smart Missiles and efficiently using them, but as apt a comparison as that can be, that's selling him short now, given his increased efficiency in primary weapons...most notably the Fusion Cannon. Scrubs (like this writer) will most definitely find it uncommon (if not rare) to *not* be shut out by this man, but if how one deals with defeat is as important as any other aspect of Descent, then having Jeds as your opponent will definitely serve as quite the learning experience.

Given by Borjarnon



11 profile comments
Jediluke, the legend ... the one whose competitive...
Jedi jumped me into the ladder with 200 kills in a...
To say this has been a fun ride would be gross und...
Some say he's the greatest of all time. Some say ...
I had an unremarkable career as a pilot in the Kal...
I don't think I ever really understood what Jedilu...
GG's buddy. The Second Half is a lie!
There is never a doubt from me as to your talent a...
Rumor has it that you're the reincarnation of Roy ...
My rival. My friend. My brother! We've had such a ...
Uncle Jedi, I'm thankful for the conversations th...

JinX

Cherished Memories

F13

Reminding us that life's too short, and how precious our friendships are, even online.

Given by the DCL community



3 profile comments
The First Observer. The Eternal Observer.
I never met you. I wish I had. Thank you.
Jinxypooh, I know you are observing! thank you, m...

Kaiyena

Supreme Upset

F13

Took the top spot as a silver pilot.

Given by Drakona,Jediluke



4 profile comments
This guy! Was the DKH before the DKH! I don't kn...
One time I was camped in one of the top corners of...
I would swear this pilot was hacking, Kaiyena was ...
It's been a while since I saw you in the Descent s...

Lady Silver



6 profile comments
What kind of weirdo marries someone they know from...
So many great memories. So much joy—and lifetime...
You make me wish I had 4 props to give. You shape...
Niece Silver, You were a little caterpillar tha...
Words arent enough. GG's; I'm privileged to have ...
We've briefly played against each other before, bu...

Lee

Diligent-Lee

E17

For great work ethic and training.

Given by Maestro,Hyper

Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Lifetime

Your commitment is overlooked. Your talent is ignored. Your love for this game far surpasses others. I respect your tenacity, skill, and plasma. You've been an integral part of my career here, one of the first to welcome me. Throughout all this time we should hate each other - yet we don't. Thank you Lee, for being such a wonderful opponent, and also for making my stay here so much better. :)

Given by Code

Perpetuity

Lifetime

Lee, No pilot on this ladder embodies its spirit like you do. Even in its waning days, you constantly sought games from all takers. Your respect for competition, and your respect for the game itself, are without compare. I do not have the vocabulary to describe how playing against you -- and *thinking* about playing against you -- changed me as a person and player.

Given by CHILLYBUS

Platinum LEE

Lifetime

Given by bahamut

lee3eeeeeeee

Lifetime

You'll never see this but thanks for everything.

Given by melvin



4 profile comments
Lee, few people played me as many times as you hav...
There are so many words to describe Lee, but the m...
I have complicated, varied thoughts about the DCL,...
Oh, Lee. If Descent is a nation, you would be one ...

Leto_II



3 profile comments
One of the best Descent mappers of all time. His s...
One of the pilots who really loved the distinctive...
Vastly underrated map maker!

LoNi_

The friendly killer

Lifetime

To the friendliest-yet-deadliest pilot I ever encountered. It was a pleasure to face and almost always lose to you, you are a class act!

Given by RiTides

LAN MAN

Lifetime

You flew your ass out to Louisiana for a LAN party at Jed's house in 2014. We got to meet in person, and dude... your skill was legendary. I've always wanted to hangout again sometime! It was awesome to meet you!

Given by DKH



4 profile comments
There are very few pilots who make me feel good wh...
LoNi_ you were so incredibly good...on both the ne...
LoNi! What a friend and what a competitor you wer...
Loni, you’re one of my favorite people on the pl...

LotharBot

Supreme Upset

F13

Took the top spot as a silver pilot.

Given by Drakona,Jediluke

Monkeying Around

F13

Lotharbot accomplished awesome feats in his home level of Monkey Bars, including taking down two gold pilots!

Given by Mark392,RiTides

Non-Orientable

F14

Lotharbot continues to build on his impressive body count in his disorienting home levels, going undefeated against Drakona in two games of Octave Pro this season.

Given by Drakona,OBSOLEET

BUDAPEST!

Lifetime

My friend. My brother. You've achieved so much across so many platforms that I can't really describe it well, all I can say is: Thanks for everything.

Given by Mark392

The first couple of Descent

Lifetime

To the first couple of Descent! What an amazing team you and Drakona are, and it's fantastic to see what you've done for the game and community over the years. May you always be the best wingmen : )

Given by RiTides



8 profile comments
Tom, you were such an important part of this ladde...
Lothar was well known on the DCL for being the fir...
If Lady Silver makes me wish I had 4 props, Lothar...
What ups and downs our careers as pilots have gone...
Student of the game. Much much better than he wil...
#BRODAPEST <3
A title that comes to mind is "Descent's Ombudsman...
Lothar, you are partially responsible for bringing...

Maestro

Neighstro

E17

For great improvement in only a couple months, culminating in multiple dark horses and a promotion.

Given by Lee,Sirius

Anything but a$$

M17

• Maestro has improved greatly in a short time having transitioned from the lower end of silver tier to topping silver tier • He has been a multiple top silver pilot having fought and defeated some of the very best pilots in his tier (wins vs. b2af, ERNIE392, Hyper, Lady Silver, Lee, Phyrex and Swarthy) • Maestro has beaten gold pilots on the ladder and in the Observatory Tournament (Vainiac on the DCL and Melvin in the Observatory Tournament: season six - first qualifier) • He has notched up some very impressive scores against both diamond pilots (14-20 vs. Jediluke @ Remix and 15-20 vs. Mark392 @ Crimson)

Given by Lee,Mark392



2 profile comments
One of my fiercest opponents. His short career is ...
How did we never play a DCL? You are missed, you ...

Mark392

Trophy Collector

F13

Most trophies collected through sheer Descent awesomeness!

Given by Jediluke,RiTides

Undefeated

S14

Mark392 reached a level of mastery never before seen, playing many of the best pilots and going literally undefeated.

Given by Drakona,Jediluke

Mark117

M17

* in recognition of Mark's 117 GOLD streak

Given by roncli,bahamut

DaChamp

Lifetime

My hat goes off to you....the single greatest adversary I've ever had in a game. Few people can say they have beaten the greatest pilot even one time...much less several. ;)

Given by Jediluke

Legendary

Lifetime

The top pilot defines the era. There is always a top pilot in skill, so there are many. There are occasionally greats that rise beyond their era and people compare the legends. This was you, too. But you went beyond. You made it something to aspire to, to look up to. You used it to make us all better. The stuff of true legends. It could have been a lot of people, but I am very, very glad it was you. There are a few miraculous, lucky things that happened that made the era magical. You being our champion is a big one.

Given by Drakona

GOAT

Lifetime

I'm sure some might argue, but Mark392 has had the best record against the toughest opponents for the longest amount of time (DCL has actually been around a while!)... so he has my vote :) Awesome guy too. Great fun at LANs.

Given by Sirius



9 profile comments
Marks attitude towards games whether before or aft...
My brother from another mother, born in the capita...
Our connection is special (not our internet connec...
Some say he's the greatest of all time. Some say ...
To say my friendship with you has been an unexpect...
Mark is Juggernaut. Spreadfire for days. Robin W...
Force of nature wound tight, til we meet again.
We've never fought, but I'll always remember you f...
Your skill is dizzying. Your sportsmanship and pos...

MD-1224

Flamebearer

Lifetime

MD-1224 was the one I remember as keeping the 1v1 fires burning during the dark days when not much Descent was being played online. It was in no small part thanks to him that some of us were still good at it when the DCL started up.

Given by Sirius



4 profile comments
I've always been known for my quad lasers. MD-1224...
MD-1224 taught beginner and advanced flight and we...
The foremost Descent scientist and a world class c...
We’ve done a lot together over the years, my fri...

melvin

TakeAnother2

Lifetime

I have no idea why we clicked. I am so very happy that we did.

Given by Morfod



8 profile comments
Wonderful... err... alright matches with you. You'...
I had a number of opportunities to play melvin ear...
Melvin, the ladder would not have been the same ha...
My Friend. My Brother. You're true family and I ha...
Melv-IIIIIIIIIIIIII-n is here just leaving opportu...
Without you our paths may have collided eventually...
Melviiiiinnnn! I had the pleasure of having you...
melvin is a wicked-devilish pilot, and we have far...

Merl

Descenters Are Rowdy

Lifetime

Your unapologetic competitive vigor and humorous spirit are delicious to me. Some people are fragile competitors. Some are timid. You are a bull in a china shop, and your spirit both when you were here and that you passed on was one of the most delightful things of this age. Keep smashing, my friend.

Given by Drakona



5 profile comments
/msg Merl now!
I loved every minute of our games. I loved every ...
From the time when I messaged him to walk down the...
Hey man! You’re irreplaceable and I wouldn’t d...
http://descentchampions.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...

moh



2 profile comments
moh was the only bronze pilot in ladder history to...
Playing Moh left me feeling like a bird attacking ...

Morfod

Summer of H8

S15

Morfod went on an awesome rampage, challenging 10 other silver pilots in turn, over an epic 11 week series!

Given by Entropy,Drakona

Master of H8

Lifetime

Who thought that hate would be so much fun? Not me. But then the Summer of H8 happened. He might have came back from being down 19-13 on LAN. He might have passed me up by a whole tier on the DCL. But let the record show that he did NOT win the Summer of H8! Get $#%@'d, Hank! In all seriousness, Morfod brought the same H8-branded fun to every pilot on the ladder, and there's no secret that his attitude and skill combined made him both a charming and challenging opponent. I'm honored to have played a hundred against him.

Given by roncli

A Man Of Many Talents

Lifetime

Through the forums, the Descent game chat, or even the LAN shenanigans. Your H8 floats around my mind very often. You have an ability no other pilot has: You are fierce and competitive in the moment, but can also simultaneously maintain a lively fun atmosphere. Your animated personality, fun wit, and unforgettable charm are only perks to your legendary mark in Descent history. I respect you, and your many talents.

Given by Code

Student

Lifetime

Morfod, There is nobody who has studied and who understands this game better than you do, Morfod. The best teachers are the best students. Your commitment to the game -- and for making it fun for a newbie like me at the same time -- was transformational in my understanding of how to compete in Descent and interact with this medium at large.

Given by CHILLYBUS

brisket whisky

Lifetime

Thanks for letting me win some.

Given by melvin

Sometimes, a person just makes everything a little better

Lifetime

Morfod is a swell guy. Interesting vocabulary, an odd sense of humour, and a high level of skill. I am definitely glad that my time in this small community has had someone like him. He was never one to turn down a teaching opportunity, or to have a conversation. Sometimes he'd reach out to me just to see how my life was going. I have some good memories of fighting someone who embraced my unusual choice of home level, or when he suggested a mentoring game where he observed and Wats and I faced off. I haven't had the pleasure of facing down his joystick fusion in a while, and though this Chapter of the History of Descent is closing, there is another chapter yet ahead and should it come to pass, I'll shoot him from behind with a smart missile one more time at least.

Given by Entropy

Mentor, H8R, Friend

Lifetime

Morf introduced me to Descent. He is a close friend of mine from prior to my time with the DCL, and has always been a mentor figure to me. Thank you for the matches and your tutelage.

Given by Apo

From H8 to <3

Lifetime

As fate would have it, we joined the DCL only a month apart in 2015. I was unsure of you at first and decided to keep my distance. Eventually I caved, played a few games with you and slowly realized what a good and fun guy you are. Weeks turned to months and as we got to know each other I saw that we had much in common. Months turned to years and I knew that I had met my best friend. I never dreamed back in 2015 that playing a game in this close knit community called the DCL would change my life so completely, but here we are 327 games later - married and best friends for life. I will always be grateful to Drakona, Lothar, and Jediluke for creating this little patch of the internet and making this all possible. GG <3

Given by Lady Silver



7 profile comments
There is not enough room in the database to say ev...
Morfod, we certainly have some history together on...
I regret that I didn't play you a lot as serious c...
I've been sitting on this for a while because... I...
A hidden backbone of the ladder. More concerned w...
Hi, Zack...Hi-Zack? I'll never forget our first...
Morfod or... Lessfod? I’ll always prefer Mor and...

Naphtha

Last-Minute Breakthrough

S14

Naphtha has been working hard and improving all season, and finally broke through to silver hours before the season closed.

Given by Drakona,Jediluke

Courageous Beginnings

Lifetime

A tremendously encouraging pilot in season 1, Naphtha faced many challenges and built his skills with enthusiasm, courage, and tenacity -- and incidentally also built some great levels

Given by LotharBot



1 profile comment
Naphtha! You walked such a wonderful line between...

negatratoron

Memories of '15

Lifetime

I sat near Neg at the 20th Anniversary LAN. Getting a game was as easy as turning around and saying, "Hey Neg, let's play a game." Thanks for being friendly.

Given by Ashes



2 profile comments
It was great hanging out at D20 and observing some...
I think our fiercest competition wasn't actually a...

PFunk

St. Missileboat

Lifetime

PFunk has been a true competitor, a class act, as well as an absolute menace. PFunk homers are patented, and delayed smarts are his signature. He has surely left a disproportionate mark on the community, and is to be celebrated for sportsmanship and grit.

Given by Morfod

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Lifetime

"If I could save smarts in a bottle, The first thing that I'd like to do, Is to save every smart 'til eternity passes away, Just to send them to you. If I had a box just for homers, And missiles that had ever flown true, The box would be empty, except for the memory of how - They were sent after you" - Flea 2/2016 PFunk 20 - Lady Silver 9 PFunk is one heck of a pilot, even if he does like to draw matches out by hiding and camping (more marshmallows?). We had a great rivalry together with so many fun and competitive matches! I know I have fallen off the radar the past couple years, Pfunk, but I'll always remember the fun we had in the mines. Looking back at our match comments makes me laugh! :D Good times! Thanks for the memories!

Given by Lady Silver



4 profile comments
Word of advice: Don't play this guy if you've got...
The vast majority of games I played against silver...
My 360 brother! Bad jokes aside, this has been one...
http://descentchampions.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...

PPski

Going 22 Rounds!

F14

Sdfgeoff and PPSki had an extraordinary rivalry, lasting 22 matches -- 9 of which were 20-17 or closer.

Given by LotharBot,OBSOLEET

PuDLeZ



1 profile comment
If only your curbstomps of me were helping *me* ge...

RETHINK

Extreme Busdriver

S14

Behemoth has dominated D3 for years, and Rethink not only sought him out on that turf, but actually took him down!

Given by Drakona,Jediluke

The Man With The Can

S14

In the clash of great pilots that was the CCDL tourney, Rethink came out of it with the can.

Given by Drakona,LotharBot

Most Impressive

F14

Rethink put together a personal streak against Jediluke -- five wins in a row.

Given by Drakona,OBSOLEET

Hold My Beer

L15

RETHINK returned to the DCL as Silver, met the promotion challenge to attain gold, and went on to earn and hold the #1 spot. All within four days.

Given by Jimmie Rustles,roncli



6 profile comments
Rethink has had an up-and-down ladder career, but ...
Rethihnk...I only ever lost to you due to your bla...
The Magic Man, Rethink on a hot streak will have t...
RETHINK! The love of the game runs deep with this...
We’ve been on this ride together for a long time...
If memory serves me right, I think we've played at...

roncli

Omnivore

F14

In his first 11 days on DCL, roncli played 11 total pilots including pilots from all three tiers, 10 unique levels, and a game of D2.

Given by Sirius,The@$$Man!

Dogfight To The Bitter End 1

Lifetime

For an exhausting, white-knuckle, utter knockdown drag-out of a dogfight that went 30-28. I'm still shaking 5 years later... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mjzOomPjNM

Given by Rooster61

In The Drivers Seat

Lifetime

roncli went from collapsing in overtime in one of his first games to crushing a silver challenge two years later -- and he drove the community to new heights with the SDS Podcast and Observatory, not to mention driving me to Texas after the D20 LAN

Given by LotharBot

Descent is an eSport

Lifetime

Huge props for organizing and hosting the Observatory. It is the most entertaining and analytical live Descent show.

Given by Ashes

Great Opponent - Excellent Community Contributor

Lifetime

I don't think we ever really had a rivalry, per se, but we have played 50ish matches together and the wins and losses are pretty much split down the middle. I have had some really memorable games with you. Two matches in particular have been fused into my memory and rise to the surface: the hilarious, intense and long-running Barathrum match that finally ended 27 - 25, and the match in June Bug where you out-played me so effectively that I lost my cool (which was pretty rare) and afterwards I had to go outside and sit on the back step to collect myself. I should also mention that you were one of the pilots willing to play me in Descent 3 when I first joined the DCL and Descent 1 was yet unfamiliar to me. Thank you for the fun games, and thank you for all you do for this community!

Given by Lady Silver



9 profile comments
With his enthusiasm for Descent, his work on retro...
We've known each other for so long Your heart's b...
Most knew you much more as an entertainer and a co...
Roncli stole me from D1 and I still appreciate it.
Backbone! GG's ron, thanks for everything you hav...
Final Walker’s Log: “I’ve wandered this bea...
There's always a fondness in my heart for Roncli: ...
What is it with Rons being prominent in various as...
I remember you picking me up from the airport in D...

Rooster61



1 profile comment
Since I was a late-comer to the DCL, I know we've ...

Royos



1 profile comment
Many people have come to know you through your mis...

sdfgeoff

Going 22 Rounds!

F14

Sdfgeoff and PPSki had an extraordinary rivalry, lasting 22 matches -- 9 of which were 20-17 or closer.

Given by LotharBot,OBSOLEET



2 profile comments
Munroe4942 x4 was the only map I ever got double d...
I will not thank-you for making Monroe4942, Mr. "t...

Sirius

C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker

F14

Of the top 10 silver streaks on the ladder, Sirius broke 4 of them, including Jediluke's 30-game streak.

Given by LotharBot,Drakona



9 profile comments
Some pilots get amped up, or go on tilt, or mental...
I had always hoped that I could learn to be more l...
Calm and collected, Sirius has always been a stabl...
I only have positive things to say about you as a ...
He's really tired of the Sirius puns. Siriusly, s...
Sirius is so humble and unassuming it's easy to fo...
Sirius was such a class act, I would actually feel...
Backbone of the entire 6dof community, true killer...
What siriuslee comes to mind when thinking of you ...

SoulJah

Rust Free

F13

Came back to Descent and played like a bada$$ from day 1, showing no signs of rust. REALLY impressively scary.

Given by Jediluke,Mark392



5 profile comments
I swear this guy is rustproof. He came back from t...
You were one of the few pilots I had a healthy fea...
Souljah, the mystery man. Drifted in, destroyed t...
Everyone knows to respect this pilot. Souljah lov...
...

Swarthy

Dogfight To The Bitter End 2

Lifetime

For a brutal, upside-sideways, backroom brawl that went 32-30. I literally had to stop playing for 6 months because of a hand injury. http://descentchampions.org/view_match.php?id=6883

Given by Rooster61

The Next Modern Architect

Lifetime

Over the years there have been many great mappers for Descent. Everyone wants to say that the modern era's greatest mapper was DKH, and for a time that was true. However, that hasn't been the case for years. Swarthy has created maps that are also a blast to play. Ethylene may be my favorite of the bunch, but I also love Hurt and Infinity. He has more than a page worth of levels listed on the DMDB, and you would be wise to check them out.

Given by roncli

Torchbearer

Lifetime

Swarthy, Any mention of your career and your skill would be remiss if they didn't include your anarchy record. The day-in, day-out consistency for weeks, months, years...they've been running since at least I joined the ladder. DCL is anything but casual, and your anarchies -- and relentless positivity -- were a reliable counterpart to the tension that ladder matches provide. Keep 'em running, I'll be in as soon as I can!

Given by CHILLYBUS

A man who is the Captain of his own self

Lifetime

Swarthy has always been an admirable competitor and good friend. Easily rolling with my bad pirate jokes and never failing to demonstrate a willingness to put up a good fight. I've played before, and now I'm playing again, and it is intensely satisfying to see someone with such a commendable attitude towards the game to advance in skill. Not all hard work and perseverance is rewarded, and while Swarthy doesn't have the shiny Gold name due to logistics, he was truly on the precipice and is Gold in all but what shows on the website (or would be soon anyways). I'm glad to have been able to fly with Swarthy in the mines, back when he never stood a chance to now setting him as the goal to overcome. Good games Swarthy, and mayhaps your sails will fill with the wind moreover.

Given by Entropy



3 profile comments
From the comic cover mockups to the endless stream...
Another pilot I had the fortune of playing against...
Well-done. Glad your comics are preserved on the ...

TobyCat



6 profile comments
One of the few players I've LANned with in two dif...
man....we go WAY back! You have stalked me in and...
The ride never ends, Toby. And I wasn't even on i...
Tobycat has handled the changing eras, the changin...
Wake up, TobyCat. You fell asleep, bud. Out for ...
Man, I still remember clearly back in the olden da...

Vainiac

Prodigal Pilot

Lifetime

I did not train you; you merely remembered who you were. You suffered bronze, slogged it in silver, and slaughtered in gold. Your seat was always here, waiting for you.

Given by Morfod

Dogged competitor

Lifetime

Vainiac was an excellent pilot to fight against; he was highly skilled, well rounded and so helpful over the years. It helped that we had similar tastes when it came to descent so naturally he had great taste ;) he earned my respect long ago and it was an honour to have fought him.

Given by Lee



4 profile comments
In an era largely dominated by lock sounds and spe...
Vainiac, I am so glad you joined the ladder and st...
I’m so glad you came back in this era. You’ve ...
We had a string of very fun competitive games in 2...

Wats

The Brave Little Toaster

L15

Despite falling very short in his first promotion challenge, Wats gave a commanding performance when his second chance at Silver came around. Huzzah!

Given by Jimmie Rustles,roncli

Prolific Power

Lifetime

Wats showed up as a high-voltage pilot and stayed current by playing multiple subgames for trophies, attacking and defending home levels, taking revenge on multiple pilots, and generally showing his willingness to power through watt-ever challenges were available

Given by LotharBot

An All-Around Great Guy

Lifetime

Wats is such an awesome, friendly fella! Heck, he bought me a headset just so I could chat while playing easier! I hope to see you in the mines again someday!

Given by A Future Pilot



2 profile comments
One of the few all keyboard pilots remaining, mad ...
Wats was the man! The total essence of DCL, a tru...

Xciter

True Competitor

F14

Returning pilots are often intimidated by the intensity of DCL's competition, especially if they can tell they won't be able to dominate the way they had in previous eras. Some leave, some suffer through it, but Xciter handled the transition in extraordinary style. He showed up, found the toughest pilots he could, played hard, trained hard, and handled brutal losses with grace and class. He is a true competitor.

Given by Drakona,OBSOLEET



3 profile comments
Xciter was always a pleasure to play. An oldschool...
When I was a kid I got to play this amazing guy qu...
It has been a privilege to know you as a friend an...

Yinut



1 profile comment
My first impression of you was your one-sitting In...

Zero

Master of All Trades

Lifetime

Which DCL pilot would I be most worried about playing across all three Descent games plus Overload? This guy.

Given by Sirius



8 profile comments
Impeccable aim. Mistake-free execution. Sirius/D...
With most pilots, I make a mistake, I realize my m...
Great pilot, better guy! It’s been a pleasure, m...
You were a fantastic pilot and always a threat to ...
OPEN THE DOOR, ZERO!
Not many pilots could have passed your gold promo ...
I remember your name back in the early 2000s from ...
If memory serves me right, I *think* we may've had...