Ok, I need the community's opinion on this.
My GM is being . . . not great . . . at his job.
I love this group, we have done almost 700 hours together on Roll20, but the current GM is causing me some headaches.
Allow me to summarize: We are playing Carrion Crown. He is railroading us to just go non-stop. We get penalized for every rest we take, causing us to have problems in the long run. He is telling us the total EXP that we gain, but doesn't divide it by how many characters were in the session. Sometimes we have to divide it by 5, 4, or 6 depending on how it worked out. The problem there is that not all characters know what they are at, or what the individual maximum is. He has now personally targeted my character 3 times by being thrown off a bridge. Pushed once, and then just thrown out onto the bridge to be pushed off twice more (once due to the -4 acrobatics that I had expected to fall and once by a wind elemental. That wind elemental was also way overpowered for our party, who had burned all of our spells to get out of a combat earlier.
Now that you have a very basic understanding of the situation, how to I approach this? I still want to play with these guys, even though the GM is being a jerk, the players are really great.
How do I approach the GM and tell him that we need to have some downtime and chances to rest without being punished? I mean, it is nice to stick to a book, yet from a Role Playing stand point it seems that the characters would get exhausted and drained to the point where they would just surrender if we are forced to go forward at such a fast pace that we can't stop.
Summary: I feel like in the last session I was targeted for death, even though the GM claims that isn't the case. He doesn't let the party have any downtime without some kind of punishment, and he isn't allowing us to catch up to the expected EXP marker for our adventure. How do I approach him and say, "you suck at being a GM" without saying those exact words?