Let's say you are coerced into playing a pen and paper game. You can think of the reasons yourself as to why. Perhaps for some reason you have to complete this game for a college paper. Maybe this is something your significant other is into and you don't want to make them feel bad. But regardless of the circumstance, two things are to be assumed about this story:
1. This is a game you can't quit for whatever reason.
2. The game in question is one you actually love playing.
So far so good?
Unfortunately... these experiences are made or broken by the experience one has with the one running the game. Known as a GM ("Game Master") or DM ("Dungeon Master") or such, they basically set the rules of the game and moderate it as it goes. They "run" the game. And unfortunately... this DM is absolutely the worst possible kind you can have. This is saying a lot, too. There are a lot of bad DMs out there who are bad in various ways. Perhaps they're just incompetent, which is forgivable