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By  fishyrael  |  28

It was a long time coming. He had been getting more and more unreasonable and toxic, but I didn't expect it to be over something so monumentally stupid. The player is new and my ex-friend hated him with an unprecedented vengeance because he wasn't up to our level in the less than 10 sessions we'd played. I told him if he wasn't having fun he could leave, he lost his shit over how I wasn't changing the table to suit his needs and claimed that he kicked someone from another table for me (he didn't) and that I had broken some promise (I didn't). Then he bitched to mutual friends about how we aren't friends, tried to lie and gaslight me when I confronted him, and that's all she wrote. Shame to throw that much time and emotional investment down the drain, but the dude can't exist without being right. I'll be happier for it.

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By  fishyrael  |  28

It was a long time coming. He had been getting more and more unreasonable and toxic, but I didn't expect it to be over something so monumentally stupid. The player is new and my ex-friend hated him with an unprecedented vengeance because he wasn't up to our level in the less than 10 sessions we'd played. I told him if he wasn't having fun he could leave, he lost his shit over how I wasn't changing the table to suit his needs and claimed that he kicked someone from another table for me (he didn't) and that I had broken some promise (I didn't). Then he bitched to mutual friends about how we aren't friends, tried to lie and gaslight me when I confronted him, and that's all she wrote. Shame to throw that much time and emotional investment down the drain, but the dude can't exist without being right. I'll be happier for it.

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I had to kick my own brother out of what was originally his D&D group. He had had a previous group with a toxic dm so the two friends of his he actually liked from the group wanted to split off. I wanted to spend time with my brother and learn how to dm so I volunteered. the friend group grew over time and unfortunately my sibling became more and more of a jerk constantly pushing everyone away. I was the DM and we were having D&D at my apartment so it fell on me to tell him that if he couldn't change his behavior then he couldn't come anymore.
Ultimately it was the right decision he only got more extreme over time. But it really was hard on everyone and it was like plunging a wreaking ball through our sibling relationship. doesn't help that I'm Marrying his former best friend who I became friends with through that D&D group.
point is it will make D&D itself more fun.