Mom, Dad & Sophie

Family – Divorce – Hard Choices
By: Stefan Skriver Lægteskov & Kristian Bach Petersen
Duration: 2 hours
Number of players: 3

Sophie is about 12 years old and her parents have decided to get a divorce. Sophie doesn’t know why, because they never really talks to her about it. She has heard about parents who split up and remain friends. That is not the case with her parents.

They pretend that is how it is, but it really isn’t.

Both parents pull her in their own direction. They have a firm grip on both Sophie’s arms. Sometimes she thinks that they are doing it because they love her very much and want to be with her. But mainly it seems like they pull because they do not want the other one to have her.

It’s not a lot of fun being Sophie. It is not a lot of fun being Sophie’s parents either.

This is a gamemasterless freeform scenario for three players. It is about divorce, egoism and the struggle to keep yourself together. In the game you can win the divorce, but what have you done to win it?

Download the scenario here: Mom, Dad and Sophie

Stefan and Kristian have written scenarios about racism, infidelity, mental diseases, models and a lot of stuff about elves and/or guns. Stefans paycheck comes from teaching aspiring game designers English, while Kristian works as a journalist, with a focus on music and theatre. Both have joint-custody children.