What's a gamer to do? (attack of the flakey gamers)
I met my gaming group (which consists of Dan, Mike, and Kittie) in ninth grade. Since then there have been multiple additions and subtractions, some important, some not. One recent addition has been a kid named Tim, Tim appeared out of nowhere and has since become my best friend and closest gaming buddy.
Like I said, I met "The Team" in ninth grade, fast foward 5 years. Next fall will be my second year in college and we're still gaming... sort of.
Whenever we do get a chance to game (between class, work, etc), it doesn't seem fun anymore. We can't seem to play a game for more than two sessions, Sometimes the players call two minutes before game and say "something came up" or sometimes...
Mike plays the same character in every game: Dark Raven, the gothic Avenger. Trench coat, two katanas, the works. Cliche to the max. He also just sits there in game, doing nothing...
Dan tries to break the game in every possible way, and he's damn good at it. So am I. So when I DM I notice it, but other DMs don't.
Kittie just sits there most of the time too. Either that or she plays a video game character, carbon copy style.
Tim is new to Tabletop gaming, but he doesn't show any of these problems.
The real problem is this though, Dan and Kittie are dating. Have been for 4 years, so the typical game goes something like this:
Dan: Kittie... come here...
Kittie: No, leave me alone...
Dan: I'm gonna touch your face. ::touches::
K: nnerf... stop it!
D: Shark! ::slaps her nose::
K: your always touching me stop it!
D: You're short and that's cute
K: Why don't you touch me anymore?!?
See? The problem is that we're not in ninth grade anymore. I really love these guys as friends, just gaming with them isn't fun aymore.
Also, there really aren't many other gamers around here (to my knowledge) and Dan got me into gaming, so I don't know what to do...
Is there anyway that I can stop their... quirks? If not, How can I ease out of the game group without hurting their feelings? Anyway, if this doesn't make sense, it's because it's 1:30am during finals week.