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The Monitor Celestra - an upcoming Swedish larp

There are times when some really crazy and inspiring and notable larp project comes up - this is one of them. The Monitor Celestra is an upcoming Battlestar Galactica larp. In most larping areas of the world that would mean that the game is being played indoors, in an environment which is simulating key areas of the game - starship in this case. Which probably means you'd end up in some basement, or possibly a nuclear shelter if you're lucky.

Swedes? They just go and rent a warship. Yes, that's right. A warship.

A cold war era destroyer Småland anchored in Gothenburg is where the game is going to be played.
Now, that's what I'd call awesome - they also did it in '99 when they rented a submarine for another SF larp. The rest of this larp will also be up to standards - special effects, custom written software, costumes, props, etc. With the participation fee that will be between 2500 and 3000 kr (that's around 300€, give or take a few), this game will certainly be costly, but that price will also cover costume, meals and three days of gameplay (Friday morning - Sunday afternoon). There will be four runs of the game next March, each taking up to 150 people. Even that won't be fully enough to cover the costs, so there's crowdfunding going on, which already covered over half of their 200k kr goal.

If you're interested in learning more about the project, check their website or facebook page. And if you end up being one of the lucky ones who will participate - let us know :)


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