Thank you for your REALITY CHECK.
This is need to make the idea a more realistic one.
Do you have any suggestions that could help?
Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle
OK.. reality Check
Minimum cost for warehouse space $10/ year a square foot ( good luck finding it but it may be out there)
Minimum playable space = 5000 square foot - Rent = 50 000 / year
Heat and Hydro Minimum $500 a month = $6000
Start up costs - to build a playable environment = $5000
Insurance - $4000
Total year 1 costs = $65000 / $500 per member = 130 members Just to break even
you would need to find about 150 people willing to pony up $500 to become members AND GET THEIR MONEY before proceeding
Balance this against the typical Game cost of $20 per session People would need to be very active players to get their Monies worth .. 25 sessions in a year .. considering most players typically play about 6 to 10 times a year and at that level are considered "Active" players
you need to find 150 "hyper active" players willing to front $500 .. and commit to do it for 3 to 5 years ( because you will likely need to sign a lease )
in addition you will need to incorporate a company to hold this enterprise ( unless you want to take on the $150 000.00 nut that would be represented by the lease obligation )
it's a great idea .. but the reality is fraught with financial risk