I've recently started a new campaign with my friends. The GM is using the realm of Tal'Dorei (as well as other Matt Mercer-inspired things as he's a fan.)
Our group had previously managed to have one session but due to complications, considering how large the group was, I doubt we'll be able to continue with that campaign again.
The character I used for this campaign was a homebrew Knight class. Both the GM and I are aware that the class is a homebrew one. My character is a level 1 Human (I'll add the stats later, as it's late in my country).
In the new campaign that we're starting I was going to change my character to a Totem-Warrior Barbarian and the GM supported this idea. However, once I learnt that my friends were not going to be changing any of their characters at all, I decided to stick with my knight. (That character is brothers with one of the other characters.)
While this might be considered metagaming, my friend informed me that our GM is going to purposely try and get my character killed so that I'll use the Totem Warrior barbarian because that's what he wants. He doesn't know that I know. When he uses the exact words "It's up to you which character to use" but is going to try and get that character killed to get me to play the character that he wants, I don't see that as very fair.
Personally, I'd prefer to play the Knight because that was the character for the very first campaign we played (the one previous to our current one). We thought that we were finally going to be able to organize a meetup and continue. Sadly, that had to be cancelled.
I believe that if I confront the GM about this problem he may get upset with my friend. Either that or try to give a bunch of excuses in order to try and convince me into being alright with having my character killed.
How do I convince the GM not to kill my character?