Hey, advice from a mentat is not to be dismissed lightly! Thanks, Thufir.
The game in question is one that I stared fairly recently, a post-apocalyptic setting where some sort of virus has turned all men into zombies and the only survivors are women with enough butch to kill the men, or enough mousie to successfully hide until they are rescued by the first lot... It seemed like a good idea. But I've already had two incidents, one of a character apparently committing suicide, and another of a character shooting a NPC dead when they were told to disarm them.
Maybe it's just me, but what's the problem with either? I mean, that's the post-apocalyptic genre! People do make mistakes, and pay dearly for them.
About the shooting part...what are the consequences to shooting instead of disarming? Spring them
And if there aren't any, why is that a problem?
It's partly my fault, because, in order to give the impression of a dog-eat-dog world, I had the group leader execute a NPC out of hand in my opening post. I think that was a bad mistake, now and if I could change it I would.
Again, not sure why this would be a mistake. Needing more information.
The thing is, these are IC issues and as you say, shou;ld be dealt with IC, but I just don't have any desire to do so.
Actually, if we follow what I said, them leading to you not wanting to play is an OOC issue and is best dealt with by OOC means.
I have PMed both players.
Yeah, that's the way to go with OOC issues
And the whole thing is made impossible for me to track by the fact that it's in a single thread and we're using that rubberised time keeping. That was another mistake that I shan't make again.
You can split the threads, and introduce more exact time-keeping. If the GM can't track what's going on because of the format, the format changes.
Seriously, if I was just a player, I would have dropped out weeks before I actually said anything in the OOC about wanting to quit.
The point above about learning by experience applies. You don't want to hear about the first campaign I was running, just believe me on my word!
So, take the lessons with you, and go ahead, whether that means quitting and starting another, or solving the OOC issues and changing the format on that one