SHIT ! I GOT CHALLENGED TO A DUEL - A Guide

Maybe you're an old-timey 18th century person or maybe you just live in a town that doesnt fuck with tradition, either way, you just got challenged to a duel. This list will help you prepare for it, and hopefuly not die*. (*if you do die, we decline any responsability. Its not our fault you suck at duels.)
  1. FUCK FUCK FUCK I GOT CHALLENGED TO A DUEL !! WHAT DO I DO ??!
    First of all, you have to calm down. Breathe. Panicking wont help. Also, I dont care for that kind of langage, Im trying to help. Jesus.
  2. Do I decline ?
    ... OK. I'm going to pretend you didnt just asked this, as if it were an option. You probably have SOME dignity. Lets save it.
  3. Is it a Sword duel or a Gun duel ?
    Really important piece of information. Your opponent HAS to tell you before the time of the duel. If he doesnt, your fight will be barehanded and blindfolded.
  4. Its a Gun duel.
    Go buy a gun if you dont own one. If you do, you dont need to buy a another one, I saw you get excited, you freak. Also buy a bullet.
  5. Its a Sword duel.
    Rent a Sword. If you own a sword : congratulations, your parents are rich. Your coffin will be top notch.
  6. Do I practice ?
    Would be a shame to waste this great opportunity for a training montage, wouldnt it ?
  7. Im pretty good at swords/Guns, I got this.
    Oh, that confident tone will lead you right into your grave.
  8. When is it ?
    At dawn. Its always at dawn.
  9. What do I wear ?
    Think : What clothes would I look good in, alive AND dead ?
  10. Do I tell other people ?
    Being challenged to a duel gives you the opportunity to declare the following to your ciblings/significant other/roommates/pet/furniture : "Well, beloved, IM OFF TO A DUEL ! And though I do not know if I will survive, I will bravely fight for my honor. If Im not back by lunchtime ... Tell my mother I left for the Indies, or something. I dont know. Make up something good."
  11. What are the rules ?
    If its a gun fight, you'll start back to back, then walk a bit, turn around, and when the referee yells "DUEL !", you shoot straight towards your opponent. Avoid the face. Leave the open-casket option for the family. Have some respect goddamit.
  12. Is it the same with a sword ?
    Pretty much. Just don't THROW your sword when the referee yells "DUEL". It has happened, and Im not gonna lie, its a bad start. Hard to turn it around.
  13. Anything else I need to know ?
    So much more but that'll do. Maybe pray beforehand, if you're into that ? Good Luck.