Diese fraking Toaster!

The German government, as part of an educational exercise for students of diplomacy, is helping to fund a Battlestar Galactica Live-Action Roleplaying (LARP) game.  Titled “Projekt Exodus“, it will last for 5 days and is set aboard a decommissioned destroyer, the Molder, which will be re-labeled the Hesperios as part of the game.  (Its home port, Wilhelmshaven, will also be known as Caprica City.)

Arrive here ...

Arrive here …

... and wind up here

… and wind up here

The game is designed for 80 people, and it has sold out.  On the final day (February 8), the destroyer will be open to the public while still in its BSG guise and decor.  Cost of the game is 300 Euro (250 for “civilian” players who provide their own costuming).

And what do you get for your money?

According to the Projekt Exodus website:

“Within their roles, the players will make intense emotional experiences, reach difficult decisions, and learn to deal with their consequences. Constructs of interpersonal relationships will be revealed or break down, and new structures and orders will emerge from the chaos of an apocalypse.”

1600 hours and all quiet on the Bridge ...

1600 hours and all quiet on the Bridge …

... while the crew relaxes with a game of Triad

… while the crew relaxes with a game of Triad

Creating and running the game is the responsibility of The Twelve Colonies, a German LARP group who specialize in Battlestar Galactica games.  For its initial run, the game will use German exclusively (save for appropriate BSG lingo, one hopes), but Twelve Colonies is hoping to offer an English language version for international audiences.  A Twitter feed for the game is also up and running.

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