Some spoilers for season 2 of Stranger Things ahead.
You've experienced some version of the feeling I am about to describe: You are with your gaming group, and everyone is pretending to have a good time, but they aren't having a good time. Something about the game isn't working, but no one can admit they want to leave. After all, what would this group be without its cleric? What would happen if a player dropped from Pandemic Legacy? The group dynamic might change. The gaming group might split or splinter into different forms. The thing you have could turn into the thing you had. It's a terrible feeling.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/vb3zj8/stranger-things-season-2-imprisoned-by-nostalgia