Recently mplain posted a decklist on dtdb:
They used different rules for their OP tournament, as follows:
Deckbuilding Restriction: no more than 16 deeds per deck (because Slide is cancer).
Rounds were 55 minutes. When going to time, the current player
finishes his Noon play (including a shootout), then his opponent makes
one Noon play, then go to Sundown.
The first tiebreaker was Control Poins total (not Control +
Influence), then Influence total. If you won by 3+ CP you got 3 victory
point, if you won by less than 3 CP then you got 2 points and your
opponent got 1.
I don't want to discuss the deed limit, as that is not only very drastic, but it's very much a preference when it comes to slide. Instead, what do you guys think of their tournament rules? 55 mins, at time the next player gets one noon play. Control points as tiebreakers.
Personally I really like it. I don't have a ton of experience with the new tournament rules (50 mins, with 10 min warning and once time is called, finish the current play and then go to sundown), but I feel like if I lost because my opponent was being rather slow and I couldn't get an opportunity to respond to their action that I would be very disappointed.
I like those Russian house rules a lot. Right now, you have no chance to respond if your opponent is playing really slowly and time is called. I want this game to be friendly to new folks, and new folks naturally play slower... but I also don't want to be screwed over in the process. I kind of miss the 3 noon actions each, but at least 1 noon action would be nice (because chances are if you are the one being slow, time is more likely to be called during your action).
Also, I hate the fact that it's probably a good idea to bring your own timer to a tournament now so you know exactly how much time is left. When you're in the midst of an epic chess match, it's very unsettling to know that at any second the game will be instantly cut off with no further chances for anyone to respond. At least with a timer you won't be surprised - when you're in the middle of that chess match, 10 minutes can go by in the blink of an eye.