Thomas Eastside, Esq.
1. Round 1 - We played until all creatures were played on, but some had ties and therefore were not eliminated. Do we have to play until a creature is eliminated before proceeding to the next round?
IIRC, yes. A creature must be eliminated in order to proceed to the next round. Therefore, you would need to continue the current round until that tie is broken.
2. Drawing more than 8 cards. The rules say up to draw/replenish up to 8 cards in your hand. On our 2nd game I think we realized that if we had more than 8 in our hand we were not suppossed to draw anymore until we get below 8. Is that correct? Reason being is that I was the Magus backer and had up to 9 cards in my hand. I would play and then draw again and be back up to 9.
The hand limit is eight, and if you are at that number, you do not draw (unless a special effect allows it).