LORE wrote: ↑Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:41 am If anything, I would relish the online community stepping up to host a high-level gig (i.e. a Masters.) But that would require actually doing the work of mailing out the prizes to all the participants, which historically nobody unaffiliated with the CC's Organized Play team has wanted to do.
Ummm.... do what now?
*checks track record*
I used to do that a lot before online Masters was a thing.
Multiple years of online Regionals where I bought Regionals Kits and mailed out prizes on my own dime.
A full year of Return to Talos IV/Farpoint where I supplemented high turnout affairs with bonus prizes out of my stash - again on my own dime. I even volunteered to run a Masters in 2020 but Carter @pfti was in place at that point and told me he had it covered.
I stopped doing all of that for what should be very obvious reasons at this point.
But even leaving all of that aside, I thought the big event online prizes were being handled directly by the warehouse. That's how it was with the official Talos/ Farpoint foils anyway, and the Subspace Series foils as well... was that just a COVID thing or is that the way business is done now? I'm asking because it's not clear.
And maybe I missed it, but I don't recall OP asking anyone to take on that online responsibility. Was it part of the OP big event bid article? Running an online event isn't particularly difficult or time consuming (the biggest headache is unresponsive players, but that can be dealt with with clear rules up front). Have y'all actually asked for the help?