Huh, GenCon's forums don't like embedded links to a search from their event lists. Here's the ugly version of a BYOV event list:
We just try to help you have fun regardless. Usually it works. :)
Also, did you contact them about that bad experience to try and get it resolved for the next year (or at least find out WHY it was bad??)
I mean... sometimes GMs aren't just your cup of tea, right? They have a different play style or personality that makes enjoyment of the game fun. I've had two bad GMs through GB7. So, since my gaming time is limited I decided to cut out the entire group to make sure that I'm not wasting my time.
Is that fair? Maybe not. But it works for me.
EDITED: One of those GMs let in 10 people for what was supposed to be a 6 person RPG. That's crazy and it made the game AWFUL. I bailed halfway through I was having so little fun.
I guess I haven't posted this for a long time now, and any old posts are probably gone, so here goes.
My group of three friends gave up on Game Base 7 board/card game events a long time ago. A summary of our experiences:
Each time the "GM" just came by, threw down a game box, took our tickets, and left. (Unlike many other board/card game events where the GM helps the players with the game if needed.)
Two of three times the game box was missing parts, so we had to go to HQ and see what we could find. One of those three times my friend's group was unable to cobble together a complete set from what was available at GB7 HQ. After arguing with the HQ folks, they gave up on getting their tickets refunded and just left.
That's why we don't play GB7 games. These things happened a long time ago, so things may have improved. We don't feel like finding out when there's plenty of other ways to play board/card games. Also, I don't believe any of us has tried playing a GB7 RPG event, so I can't offer an opinion on those.
FWIW: if you're going to run a game rental service, advertise it as such. (These events were not advertised as such in the book.) Make sure the sets are complete, because it's not much of a rental service if you can't actually play the game.