So, this question is kind of meta... Hopefully a reasonable question to ask.
My group have been playing various D&D style games for a few years,
I have one player however that often will drift off and start playing on his phone and several times has actually fallen asleep (with his character having to be "nudged" along by his fellow players).
He insists he's "just tired" and "isn't bored" and after all, he keeps insisting we all get together for D&D and wants to play.
How do I cope with:
- The morale destroying (for me) idea of your players falling asleep through a campaign and story you've put lots of work into.
- The general tone of the room when this player loses interest. (Occasionally a couple of others zone out into Facebook when they're not "active" because the players have split up / gone unconscious).
Given that it's an "all or nothing" situation with the group (there are only 3 players and they won't play unless all 3 are around), how do I best deal with it?
Unfortunately if I'm to get the group together at all, as we're all pretty busy, it's usually always last thing on a Sunday. It's the only time I've managed to get the group together - although the falling asleep has happened on the odd times we've played at different times / situations.
After talking to the player he insists it's not the game, or the story, he just happens to be tired... although this is the same excuse every week.