Wealthy Noble adds nothing to competitive play, so really I don't want it.
Merlin and Sakuya were both groaning over Shrine, so I figured it might be more interesting sans Shrine. Maybe it's premature or overstepping. Ban lists shouldn't really be about opinions.
3. Make a rule regarding bugs. What happens if 2 players encounter a bug that gives 1 player a massive advantage? (Unless I missed it)
I'm not aware of any bugs like that short of desyncs. I guess there could be, but I dunno.
'Any intentional use of bugs or exploits will be met with immediate disqualification.' is the closest rule to covering that.
4. It looks good! Only problem: You will get waaaaay more people wanting to get in than 8. Will it be 1st come 1st serve? Invite, then open-entry?
The lock on the top 100 was when the draft was looking at 16 players. I figured I wouldn't get 16 people available on one night interested unless the lock was larger. In hindsight for a smaller tournament, it might need to be a top 20 lock, into top 100 lock, into open signups or something. Problem with completely open signups with no entry fee is you run the risk of flooding the tournament with 7 newbies and MerlinX.
But yeah, figured first come first serve (provided they were on top 100 ranked) would work.
I reduced it down to 8, mostly over time concerns. Managing 8 players, is a lot less work than 16. In addition, i'm REALLY worried 5 mins between rounds might not be enough. I'd like to up it to 10 for safety, but I really don't want to turn it into an 8 hour tournament. First really just needs to be a test run for times/gauging interest.
But yeah, after I posted it I realised that the Entry section needs more clarification, as I was intending to do it first come first serve with posts to the Tournament topic... I just forgot to add it. Also the timeline and rules seem a little mixed...