Okay to start off, I'm friends with my DM and the other player in our small campaign. I adore them a lot. The DM is nice but maybe a little sensitive to criticism. This group currently is the only way I can play with and prior to the current session, I was the DM for the group until I got tired of always being DM and asked the current DM if he wanted to DM next session.
When we started playing it was fun for a few sessions. However, the DM began to give everything story important to the other character and all the powers. The DM also always talks about the other character's story and background NPCs.
This began to make me feel miserable like a side character. It got worse and worse. I thought it was because the other person had the DM's attention on their backstory and character more and mine just wasn't a good suit for the DM.
I asked to change characters. The DM did straight up tell me basically they weren't interested in my character when I confronted them while building the new PC. However, I'm seeing the continued sort of behavior.
We're halfway through the storyline and I want to see the end. However, I don't really know if I want to keep playing. Changing characters was my last effort to try to get some enjoyment back because a lot of the time the session is so focused on the other player I can spend hours waiting for my turn to get barely anything to grasp on to.
However, I know if I quit, the DM will end the session since its a two player session. I like the other player well enough that despite the favoritism I'd feel bad. I also want to see the story completed myself.
I don't want to hurt the DM's feelings though. They're my friend. I also don't want to hurt the other player because it's not their fault. They can't control that the DM is more interested in them.
- The DM basically wrote the other player's backstory and made everything because the other player had nothing set.
- DM isn't mean, just tends to over-focus on things.
- I did talk to both of them but it feels like nothing changed.
- Both DM and the other player seem to have a hard time recognizing the sort of way I'm excluded and understanding how I feel.