Deadlines are strict: I must get a draft character (on a character sheet, or a Hero Lab or PDF file, or a photo of your character’s abilities) by Monday, Nov. 3, 5:15pm (the end of Guild). If I don’t get it by then, you are downgraded to a 10-point buy character and 25% less gold throughout the tournament. (If your character is already downgraded, these penalties double).
Sunday, November 9, 9:59pm is the ABSOLUTE DEADLINE: no character means you drop out of the tournament, and any unchosen feats, skills, spells, etc. are lost throughout the tournament.