Tickets are $150 for a three-hour experience with approximately one hour of themed on boarding and two hours of adventure. There is a maximum of 75 people per run. Where does my money go? The pie chart below our budget projections for each department, from renting the SS Lane Victory for two weekends (plus setup and strike), tech rentals, production and set design, and staff. This includes actors portraying our non-player characters that ensure the plot--which is directly affected by YOUR actions--keeps rolling. Please note that The Game Academy (a 501c3 nonprofit) takes 5% of the gross as the company of record. These funds help us use role-laying games and larps as a method of education. Why is this so expensive? The average rate for immersive experiences in the Southern California area is $1/minute. At 180 minutes, $150 is below market rates for a live, real, fully interactive experience aboard an actual World War II ship. Why is this so affordable? Many blockbuster larps run for $700 or more per person. We feel that amount shuts out many people who would love to participate. Our approach for Wave One was to have a shorter experience that ran at a lower cost to appeal to a broader audience. If you are traveling out of state for this experience and would like more hours of game play, we encourage you to sign up for multiple runs in in different departments. Although you will have already experienced the primary plot, each run will be unique due to different crews and plot elements. We plan on changing certain situations on each run.