No, you are correct. When I first pitched the idea, the general response was "if you host a game, I'll be there" so me being me just assumed that if I hosted the game, they would all be there. It wasn't like 4 of them told me they were down to show up days before the tournament and then cancelled last minute. Although that is what if felt like. I organized everything including the amount of food I bought and cooked and the amount of pop and beer I bought for an 8 - 9 player table and ended up with 4. It was like over 100 dollars in food and drinks alone plus I bought in, and re-bought and bought an add-on just to fluff up the prize pool then played super loose and donkeyish so that someone else would win and be stoked about it.First off, I salute the work you put in as a host! Great job!
First a question on this:
Was this really the case, though?
Like I said before, I still had fun and so did the other players but it felt like a slap in the face to have some of your best buddies tell you they will show up if you host a game and then just not show up like it was no big deal. I appreciate the feedback and I am going to try and get that player list to 20 before the end of the year. Thanks again.