Just a question for the Gen Con staff:
I ran a LARP on Friday night at Union Station, which has access to a bar. Several of my players were drinking (legally) and there were a few that drank too much to the point of it effecting my other players. This is a 35 person LARP. The problem I had was that when I sent one of my GM's to GM HQ for staff assistance (I was going to ask them to leave my game but I wanted support from the staff) They were closed. I was able to call upon my 24 years of experience as a police officer and politely tell them that they were interfering with the other player's good time. The situation resolved without incident and our game continued when I gave them 1 last chance and they were told to "tone it down."
I have Derek's cell number but since the situation resolved, I didn't want to call him at 2230 hrs. What I'd like to here from some of the Gen Con staff as to what was the proper response, as I didn't want them complaining on me and getting me thrown out.
I know that Gen Con can't post a no drinking policy because of the hotels and most of the participants being of legal drinking age, but is there a policy about players that are intoxicated? These two players were so intoxicated that, based on my experience they wouldn't be able to drive a vehicle safely. (they were slurring their words and one had trouble standing up for long periods of time.