My stance was:
Originally there was an option to pre-pay AND an option to pay at the gate.
Then when there wasn't enough money to get the show started, there was suddenly a demand for a set number of pre-payed players, or else the game would be cancelled.
Then there was a worry about the financial state of the event because of the demand for pre-payment, and a lot of people backed out...
That about sums it up.
Next time, require pre-payment before a set date, with no option to pay at the gate, end of problem. Or have the money set aside as a loss, and run the game with the chance of breaking even. That's my take on it.
Ár skal rísa, sá er annars vill
fé eða fjör hafa. Sjaldan liggjandi úlfur
lær um getur né sofandi maður sigur.