About this project
The Broken Contract Miniature Set is a collection of pewter models depicting an introductory cast of characters who work for FerrumSky, an intergalactic mining corporation. It contains: 5 Breaker characters (rioting miners) and 3 Prod characters (security officers). It also comes with their Character Stat Cards so that you can use them to play Broken Contract.
Broken Contract is a miniature adventure game of dramatic action in a dystopian future. When a crew of indentured miners get pushed to the edge, they decide to lash out against the hired security forces that stand between them and freedom. Broken Contract is designed for 2-8 players and the average game takes 60 minutes. The Broken Contact Miniature Set comes with an ideal set of models for playing the introductory scenario in the free Broken Contract Rule Book PDF. Our goal for this Kickstarter is to raise the funds to release our first Broken Contract Miniature Set and attract external playtesters so we can complete work on the game rules.
This 21 day Kickstarter is meant to be short and to the point. My Stretch Goals and Exclusive Add Ons are not built out to raise big dollars. I'm strictly trying to orchestrate something manageable. I've nearly completed the first box set of miniatures and I just want to finish them off, possibly with a couple nice extras. My goals are to complete the process, ship on time, build backer faith, and plant seeds for the future.
- Launch KS/Con Exclusive*! Officer Hickley - $8.00 Add-On
- Unlocked! Micha Donnelly - $8.00 Add-On
- Unlocked*! Overseer Smythe w/Speaker Drone - $10.00 Add-On
- Unlocked! Grippe Candera - $8.00 Add-On
- Added By Request! Prone Officer Hickley - $8.00 Add On
- Added By Request! Extra Surveillance/Speaker Drone (2 pack) - $8.00
- Surprise Add-On! Talla Kellerman and Prod Gen-Mod - $12.00
- Unlocked! $3500 Stretch Goal! Surveillance/Speaker Drone (2 pack) - Freebie
- $4250 Stretch Goal! Equipment Pack Upgrade the Broken Contract Miniature Starter Set to include a pack of pewter dropped weapons and equipment. - Freebie
- $5000 Stretch Goal! Restraint Drone - Freebie
Games today live and die based on not just their quality, but the relationship between the game designer/manufacturer and the community. For that reason, we want to build an engaged community from the ground up. We need playtesters first and foremost. We have had many playtesting sessions over the past year that have garnered lots of great input that has influenced the game design. Now we need players outside the region reading the rules for clarity, playing games, and offering constructive feedback. Playtesters that run a few sessions and return their results and thoughts to us will get credited in the rule book. This process is very important to us and we want to credit you for your invested time and enthusiasm.
Here's a list of downloads:
- Broken Contract Rulebook PDF
- Broken Contract Character Stat Cards
- Broken Contract Equipment Card Set 1
- Broken Contract Equipment Card Set 2
- Broken Contract Equipment Card Set 3
- Broken Contract Initiative Card Set
- Broken Contract 'Its Time' Board
The video and the above photos demonstrate that most of the development for this set is done. All of the concept art for this initial project is completed. We have master casts for most of the figures in hand and our sculptor, Tim Barry, is finishing up the last of the 3D renders right now. We will just need to paint the models and produce box art. The miniatures are being cast, here in Wisconsin, at Valiant Enterprises and the the boxes will be printed at Salsedo Press, a worker owned union print shop in nearby Chicago, IL. I've sought to keep the manufacturing process here within my region where I can easily show up in person if I so choose.
We have big plans after we complete this set of models and get them out to our backers. We've already begun commissioning art for the Broken Contract Rule Book and the Broken Contract Equipment and Initiative Deck. Once external play testing has been completed, we'll be looking at getting those printed and out to the gaming world. The cast of Characters for the next box set are already in development as well, and they will revolve around the printed rule book and our first campaign supplement: FerrumSky - Deep Underground.
Risks and challenges
Most of the development is done at this point. I'm working with an experienced miniature sculptor (Tim Barry), experienced prototyper (VisionProto), and well known miniature forge (Valiant Enterprises). Master casts of most of the miniatures from this Kickstarter are already in hand. The slowest part of the process will be completing the box art, but after the box art is complete it will only take a matter of weeks to get the boxes printed and converted. Each part of the process I now have experience in and I've padded the delivery date to account for delays.
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