I think the events were both run very well, and were an absolute blast! Thanks to all the organizers, judges, and support folks who made this happen.
-Floor rules: I was initially concerned about the 55 minute rule because of the lack of any noon actions at the end. The 3 points for winning at time was a huge concern for me going into both tournaments, and my decks were edited accordingly. It worked well, as thankfully for me I only went to time once in all 15 of my tournament games. Still, it feels very sudden when time ends, and its a feeling of helplessness with no chance to respond if you happen to be the one behind on points.
I'm not sure how to fix that, but I did find that many of my games ended within the 10 minute warning (my game vs Hammond was done within the final minute, I think), so 55 minutes does seem to be a pretty good sweet spot. Ending a game at time will always suck, but maybe one noon action each will at least give someone a chance for one last action, if they've potentially been waiting against an opponent who was taking a lot of time to think toward the end of a game?
-Staff: It never felt understaffed to me, and during the very few times my opponent had a rules question a rules team member was fast to respond.
Overall it was a great time, and I wish I could have made more 'after hours' events. 11pm on Saturday was just too late, but I was able to make the Wednesday meet and greet and that was a great way to kick off the Con! I was able to have some great conversations, and I'm more excited about Doomtown than ever before - thanks to the Pinebox crew and to our awesome community!
EDIT: Oh, almost forgot: We decided on Discord that next year we need to have tags added onto our badges with our forum usernames on them!