I have gotten used to a certain inventory spike and ration to the next tourney of that relic type, in particular the relics I use most in crafting. Depending on how this goes, I expect it will take a cycle or two to rebalance, but I'll adjust. Hopefully, the mix of incoming relics will keep me stocked in what I actually want the most (those weeks I had hit the tourney hardest, lesser needed relics warranting appropriate tourney contribution but not the extra push).I am a bit bummed about this change. As a new player the increase of relics is pretty significant to me. I did a fair amount of preparation for the last silk tournament as it is one of my boosted relics. It turned out quite well for me. I was preparing for the upcoming tournament as it is also for one of my boosted relics. I have made significant choices in what I researched, which territories I scouted, and how I was approaching my progress with the intent of maximizing my relic gain in this upcoming tournament. It turns out that that may have been wasted energy. I enjoyed the strategy and planning as learning to play well is what games are about.
Now it seems like it won't matter as much, but I guess as long as the Fellowship rewards are still specific to the type of tournament then that effort won't be completely pointless.