Regarding Veedrock's post, I think that you are right about the agitating aspect of it, but isn't that what all mafias are like, except instead of chess moves it is kills? I see this as a very innovative form of mafia more than a 16 vs 16 chess game, but perhaps I should alter the rules to reflect that.
Also, I see what you mean about the unrevealed board being difficult. Honestly I hadn't given the idea enough thought when I posted this. Is there some way to get feedback on the idea? I think the concept is salvageable.
@vonFielder: You have clearly given your idea a lot of thought! I worry that the rules are a bit too complicated though, and as a result you might not get a lot of interest, especially when it is ultimately just a convoluted way of battling. What would make someone want to do this rather than simply joining a tourney?