This year's Tourney of Stahleck is shaping up to be bigger than ever. Last I heard, around 160 participants are expected in the joust. Wolfgang (Thorondor) had to come up with several creative solutions to keep the event manageable. The field will be divided in four groups, and each of those groups will play a six-round swiss. The top 8 of each of these mini-tournaments will advance to the elimination rounds.
You can read up on the tourney rules and regulations on the official website.
So, who else is going to Stahleck? Which poor souls would love to go, but can't?
What deck types do you think will dominate? Will Maesters win it all in the tournament that might well be their swan song? Or will the MtCW/TVB combo prove too strong? Will Targ finally go all the way? Or will Stark win through?
Will anybody be able to stop the Spanish juggernaut? Will the French or the Italians step up and wrest the crown away from them? Or will some minnow come out of nowhere and claim the title?
How do you feel about Roll of the Dice not being legal? Would you have welcomed the shake-up of the meta that HoD and L&L would've provided? Or are you relieved that weeks of tweaking and playtesting have not been overthrown in one stroke?
Oh, and one last thing: If you are going, please be so kind as to send your decklist to me, along with an extensive treatise on how to beat your deck. Thanks!