* it's a spell! *
make that most gms (laz excepted) don't enforce or describe well the natural consequences of actions. it also doesn't help if the characters are suffering from overpower syndrome. some people just want to be the i-am-god-guy-like-in-that-anime-i-saw-the-other-night or seem to think they have some right to be such a character. it is usually an individual issue, though occasionally it is exacerbated by a gm.
Addiction and the 'now' culture rear ugly heads. ^^ Worse when they overlap.
my first official rpg session was over at a friends house. my first d&d session was at scout camp, very productive, if not in merit badges. lol.
i am very glad to game with Epic Fetch. (epicfetch.com) we are on a hiatus right now due to sked conflict, but looking forward to seeing it come back after the quarter ends.
I think a lot of people are suffering from over-stimulation. Their phone is like an umbilical cord to the social network. Games and fun apps turn adults into 8-year-olds seems to me.
I started playing D&D before cell phones and internet, and some of the best games were out camping with friends because literally... there was very little else to do.
I wish there was an easy answer. Attention spans are not getting any better with most people seems like.
This is So refreshing to hear similar complaints from people in other games. In one instance I confronted the person and he "rage quit". But we did not see along similar lines anyway and his playing was Highly erratic when he did play. And if a GM is bored, it is time and past time to swap out GM's, even for a board game. Taliman and red alert come to mind. Doing a board game every now and hen mixes things up and is good for the group. We go the extra mile depending on how long we've know the person and the chore it is to bring in new players (especially if they were good GM's in the past).