Hey all. Newer GenCon GM. Just had a few of my events edited by Derek without warning or discussion. This is totally fine. He pared them down from 32 to 16 players. I think one of them is unlikely to even meet the 16 player cap. But two of them have a good chance of hitting the 32 mark and a small chance of going over.
In the event that this happens - let's say 16 people pre-register and another 16+ show up with generics hoping to play - what is the protocol? My events are CCG's which I have tournament policy with instructions for 4-400 players on so in my mind there really is no cap. However, the tables in the CCG Hall are all numbered so I have to assume we can't just steal adjacent tables to accommodate more players.
In my position would you reach out and request that the additional player slots be restored, wait and hope to adjust on the fly to accommodate the extra players, or tell the additional players, "Sorry, we'll push for more space next year." ?