I am thoroughly surprised on your decisions on The Locust God. It has options outside of Moon decks. How about Oath? Grisle and Locust play quite nice and make the clock 1 turn faster at minimum. Also you were sayimg how Talrand was cheaper and made "better" tokens. Is 2/2 blue flyer better than a 1/1 UR hasty flyer? Also, Talrand has a "limit" on the tokens it an produce, as does Mentor and Pyro, in cards playable/in hand. Locust God can go "infinite" with several 1 card "combos", such as Glimpse of Nature, Beck//Call, and with enough mana available, skullclamp, plus others I am sure. I was thinking of a RUG oath list, running dack/jace/sylvan library/divining top/manamorphose, that could run a 1 of Glimpse or Beck for the 2 card "lethal damage" combo, alongside your obv cantrips and restricted cards.
With those things in mind, do you both still think it will be a 0 of in top 8's? Turn 1 Oath, turn 2 Locust God, cast Glimpse or Beck with Fluster/FoW backup is GG. That seems quite good IMO, and I think people will try it and succeed.