I went to a D&D Attack Wing event tonight. I am not really into fantasy, but I figured it could be fun and I may have a good shot winning the White Dragon prize.
I was an hour late due to some things happening. I bought a Green Dragon as the entry fee and played the only other player to show up. Lost, but learned a lot.
Came time to get the "prize" only to find out that the owner (not present) had told the judge to not give the prize out if less than 4 people played in the event. No warning was given about this ahead of time nor was that noted in the WizKidsEvent system.
I am going to try and report this to WizKids. It may not matter, but it is another nail in their coffin if it doesn't.
The other player said he came 70+ miles for the event, which sounded likely.
Looks like the owner just wanted some things to sell on eBay. I would have saved my evening for other things had I known about this scummy practice, though I now recall reading some bad things about this shop in the past.
I am going to post this comment anyplace I can to warn others.
This hurts other FLGS because it shows me that spending more money locally for things has no value when such scum run things.