I’m stuck in a Zoom-enabled game that I’d really rather not play. Every SINGLE place and person name is a bald-faced pun or a video game reference (not even a letter changed. Just the actual names… Maybe this doesn’t bother other people but its basically like nails-on-chalkboard to me). Adversarial, railroading GM vs. plodding plan players that are determined to avoid harm altogether. I’m playing a character that fits the social context, but isn’t really interesting to me at all (but all the other options were worse - creation options were extremely limited by the narrow custom setting). To top it off, I’m having a bit of a hard time adapting to the flavor of GURPS.
But there’s no way I can obliterate the GM by dropping out or complaining. I’m trying reeeeally hard not to be a stick in the mud.
All this to lead to my question: what are your coping mechanisms for surviving unideal roleplaying experiences? They don’t have to apply specifically to my situation - your tales of struggles will comfort me.