So I play a lot of games. It is cool really, it gives me the chance to meet all sorts of people and really get to know them. I have made some great friends while gaming and I hope to continue to do so.
But this time I am not talking about any of that.
Today I want to talk about the problem player.
We have this guy in one of my groups. I am not going to mention his name or which group he is in, but suffice to say he is just not working out. He seems to be a nice enough guy. He isn't a freak or psycho or anything like that. He just doesn't fit the group dynamic well.
So far through his actions at least two characters have died over the course of the game. I am not sure what exactly he is trying to do half the time and he spends the session getting so jacked up on caffeine that it is hard to watch him. No he is not running around like a squirrel on meth or anything, but there it is like his whole boody is vibrating at a frequency that only he and the Flash can relate too.
I think part of the problem too is there is a significant age difference between him and the other players. The GM is ready to cut him, based on the "he should know better" principle, a couple of the players want him out now and the rest are rather non-committal.
I want to restate it is not that he is screwing up. I am playing a different character type than I am used too (we all are really) and all of us have made silly rules mistakes that noobs would not make and some "type" mistakes (ie I keep thinking I can throw spells so I put myself in situations that would be good for that).
But he is not bringing anything to the table really. He is a good guy, but he just doesn't "get it" I think. He throws off the group dynamic.
What are your opinions? Have you run into the same situations? How do you / did you handle it?