These Are the Days of Our Lives
Participants: 4-6 players
Women – Friends – Getting older
A group of young women meet at a student disco, and become friends. This scenario revisits them at ten-year intervals: catching up with the group in their late 20s, late 30s and late 40s. In between these social meetings, players choose for themselves what has happened to their characters during those ten years: relationships, family, work, health… and also how the dynamic of their interrelationships has evolved with their changing lives.
These Are the Days of Our Lives is about the evolution of female friendships over time. It is interested in the ebb and flow of warmth, trust, respect and emotional closeness around the group, as time goes on and life events happen. It’s also interested in players’ exploration of how women’s lives express themselves as they grow older.
These Are the Days of Our Lives will mix comic and tragic moments, light-hearted enjoyment and serious concern and grief, in the same way that life itself does. Players will fit thirty years’ worth of ups and downs — in the characters’ own lives, and among the group — into a few hours of play. You’ll be invited to become strongly bonded together; and you may have reflections on your own life, as a result of what you’ve experienced in play.
Mo Holkar is a veteran larp designer from the United Kingdom, who started out in fantasy boffer campaign larp but came indoors when it started to get cold and wet. Mo is currently most interested in fusing Nordic-larp techniques and thematic approaches with structures from tabletop storygames. In real life Mo works in a business that publishes chamber larps in the form of murder mystery party games.
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