The Monitor Celestra
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- Full credits
- 3 x 32 h (4*8 h)
- Number of players per run
- circa 130
- Number of runs
- Number of players in total
- ca 1 000 000 SEK (120 000 EUR)
- Participation fee
- A class: 2400 SEK (290 EUR)
- B class: 2800 SEK (335 EUR)
- C class 3400 SEK (405 EUR)
The Monitor Celestra was a larp run three times in Sweden in 2013. It was a non-profit larp set in the Battlestar Galactica universe and it was organized by Alternatliv HB, Bardo and Berättelsefrämjandet.
The Monitor Celestra is a technology enhanced science-fiction Nordic Live Action Roleplaying Game about cultural and personal conflict in the shadow of the destruction of the twelve colonies of mankind.
This is the story of one of the ships in the surviving rag-tag fleet and there is a reason you have never heard it. It’s the story of The Celestra, last of the Monitor-class ships. This is the true story of the 13th Cylon model and the real reason the universe finally found peace, a story you can never watch or read. It’s a story you must live. 
The production had 389 participants split in three larps. Numbers received in interview with co-producer Cecilia Dolk 2013-03-29.
- Game 1 - March 1–3: 113 participants
- Game 2 - March 8–10 (English language only): 138 participants
- Game 3 - March 15–17: 138 participants
- Act structure in Celestra called Episodes.
- Shadows called Phantoms and used as part of the diegesis
- Black Box as variant used a virtual world Holoband as part of the diegesis and for playing out scenes such as a flight routine with Viper and Raptor spacecrafts.
Video introduction of the larp (7 minutes).
Video documentation from game 3 made by Petter Karlsson (11 minutes).
Video documentation from game 3 made by Fish and Elephant Production (2 minutes).
- The Monitor Celestra offical web page
- Blog post summary of The Monitor Celestra by Petter Karlsson and Carolina Dahlberg
- Podcast review by Claus Raasted
- Thomas Be – Monitor Celestra – Game 2: Larp critique
- Jeff’s stuff – I spent last weekend in space. How was your weekend? – An North-American first time-larpers take on The Monitor Celestra Game 2