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The Broken Contract Miniature Starter Set is a set of 8 models depicting 5 Breakers (rioting miners) and 3 Prods (security officers).
The Broken Contract Miniature Starter Set has been funded. Follow the continued development of the game on the Broken Contract Design Blog.
The Broken Contract Miniature Starter Set has been funded. Follow the continued development of the game on the Broken Contract Design Blog.
63 backers pledged $4,221 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Welcome to Orin Settlement, a FerrumSky Mining Facility. Concept art by Filip Dudek.
Welcome to Orin Settlement, a FerrumSky Mining Facility. Concept art by Filip Dudek.

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.

Riot in the mines!
Riot in the mines!
This is one of the models in the set: Trest - the Gen-Mod Brute. (Note: All models are provided unpainted.)
This is one of the models in the set: Trest - the Gen-Mod Brute. (Note: All models are provided unpainted.)
Ari Gaylen - the Daredevil
Ari Gaylen - the Daredevil
Adesi Haddonis - The Hidden Face
Adesi Haddonis - The Hidden Face
Nells Turnbull - The Sneak
Nells Turnbull - The Sneak
Officer Lamal Tulson - The Intimidator
Officer Lamal Tulson - The Intimidator
Officer Moerta - the Determined (this is a 3D print prototype)
Officer Moerta - the Determined (this is a 3D print prototype)
WIP Character Stat Card by Sam Alcarez
WIP Character Stat Card by Sam Alcarez

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
Remember you can bundle all 5 models above (Hickley, Donnelly, Smythe w/Drone, Candera) for a $25,00 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
* Indicates Kickstarter/Con Exclusive Character

Get the whole Set for a $25 Add-On!
Get the whole Set for a $25 Add-On!
Prone Officer Hickley - $8.00 Add-On
Prone Officer Hickley - $8.00 Add-On
Surveillance Drone
Surveillance Drone
My first test paint scheme for Add On character, Officer Hickley.
My first test paint scheme for Add On character, Officer Hickley.

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.

We've come so far! Running demos at AdeptiCon 2015.
We've come so far! Running demos at AdeptiCon 2015.
All of these components are available for free download, along with the rulebook.
All of these components are available for free download, along with the rulebook.

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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

Rulebook WIP.
Rulebook WIP.
Brand new rulebook art by Filip Dudek.
Brand new rulebook art by Filip Dudek.

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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    Iron Mine Enthusiast! For those who want the full three dimensional experience, rather than just playing on the printed out game board that comes with the rule book PDF, I am offering this to you: I will hand-make the board sections needed for the introductory scenario in the rule book PDF. It will be made out of foam board, plasticard, hardboard, and I will paint it with the same care and skill as I would my own gaming scenery. Additionally, you will receive the Broken Contract Miniature Starter Set. Backing at this level gets you any and all free Rewards we announce through our Stretch Goals.

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    FerrumSky Executive! By request. For those who want the fully painted three dimensional experience, rather than just plain pewter models and playing on the printed out game board that comes with the rule book PDF, I am offering this to you: I will paint all of the Broken Contract Characters from this Kickstarter for you, including any Exclusives or Stretch Goals Unlocked. They will be painted to a basic table-top quality (as shown in Update #10). I will also hand-make the board sections needed for the introductory scenario in the rule book PDF. It will be made out of foam board, plasticard, hardboard, and I will paint it with the same care and skill as I would my own gaming scenery. Additionally, you will receive the Broken Contract Miniature Starter Set. Backing at this level gets you any and all free Rewards we announce through our Stretch Goals.

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    Welcome to 2303AD! You want to be a part of the evolving story, and we want to make that happen! At this backer level we will add you as a character, complete with model, into the Broken Contract universe. You will need to submit 2 photos of yourself to us (front view and profile). You will get to write a few sentences about how you envision yourself in the setting (Breaker? Prod? Hero, Traitorous Villain, or something else entirely?) We will pass your photo along to a concept artist with your description and you will be integrated into the game! Who doesn't want to be immortalized in both print and miniature form?

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