So, after reading the QS, I felt the dueling was a little kludgy. I believe I have heard it is getting redone, but until then I was thinking about using the following rules for Duels:
Each duelist declares what they are going to do and roll their dice. They then split their dice secretly into two sets of raises, Intent and Counter. Once both duelist have done this,they subtract their opponents Counter raises from their Intent raises. Any net Intent raises left can then be used under normal action rules.
My thought was that this would better map a duelists ability to either be very offensive or very defensive, or some combination between without drastically slowing down the rounds.