Emotional Baggage

Time: April 02, 2016 at 09:30 AM
Length: about 3 hours
Location: Shiffman 216, Shiffman 217, Shiffman 218

Event Staff


A handful of airline employees hopped a plane on it’s way to to be decommissioned, heading from Honolulu to Southern California. Shortly after reaching cruising altitude, they heard a fight in the cockpit, and then everything went silent. The intercom is down and they don’t know where the pilot is taking them, or whether they’ll survive once they get there. There is no way out of the situation, all they can do is try to get through the next few hours. Fortunately, they all know each other very well.

Emotional baggage is a game for 7 players about complicated relationships and old emotional traumas, set in a hostage situation on a plane in a realistic setting. There is no way out of the situation during game time, this is a game about character interactions and player exploration of difficult emotions through roleplay. This game is not goal driven, and instead driven by players desire to roleplay the characters and experience the emotions. Flashbacks are used to show the characters’ lives flashing before their eyes and to bring up older emotional issues. Flashbacks will be short scenes involving two players stepping out while other players continue play.

Emotional Baggage was written by Quinn D, Susan Weiner, and Steve Vig at Peaky Midwest and released under Alleged Entertainment.


A short pregame workshop will be used, as well as a debriefing to help process the game content.

Players are encouraged to sign up for whatever available gender space they would like. The neutral player space is either binary male or binary female. Players are expected to be able to play characters in same or different sex relationships.

Content Warnings: Flying danger, abuse, infertility, death of a parent, death of a child, impending death, being closeted, sexual content, racism, drug use. Some characters in this game have racial identities which may not necessarily match those of players. If any of these may be a concern for you, please contact GM prior to registration as there is no way to completely avoid some of these during casting. Minimum age 16.


7 attendees total: 3 male,4 female
0 open slots: 0/3 M, 0/3 F, 0/1 N