About this project
Broken Contract is a miniature adventure game of dramatic action in a dystopian future. When a crew of indentured miners contracted to an interplanetary mega corporation 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 or more players and the average game takes 60-90 minutes. Our goal for this Kickstarter is to raise the funds to release the 32 page softcover Broken Contract Rule Book, along with a bunch of new play aids like the Broken Contract Character Dashboard Set (6 dashboards), the Chit Set (of 30 counters), Critical Successes and Failures Dice Set (4 dice), a 32 card Ability Deck (with 26 new Abilities), a 32 card Equipment Deck (with several cards for new equipment) and a new deck of Blank Character Cards (16 blank Character Cards and 16 blank Character Stat Cards).
The Broken Contract Rule Book comes with the complete rules to the game, quick and easy character and crew creation rules, and three fun introductory scenarios. It comes with all the rules you need to start gaming in the Broken Contract universe.
Broken Contract, as a game, is not just about fighting one another. Achieving your objectives includes classic adventure elements like searching for items, carrying fallen comrades, dive rolling under closing doors, or throwing your enemies down open shafts!
To that end, game play in Broken Contract mixes elements from a variety of board games, RPGs, and miniature wargames to give the players a wide breadth of options within the game. Your chosen character doesn't just have the options to Strike, Shoot, and Walk you will also have reason to Crawl or Dive Roll. In cinematic glory you will Jump over carts and Prone Characters, and even beg for Mercy! to potentially halt an attack. And in most cases a simple roll of the dice will determine your dramatic successes and failures.
Broken Contract is designed to be a scenario driven game with a progressing narrative, where the Breakers try to overtake the Black Squadron Security officers, increase their numbers, acquire weapons and helpful items, and find their way closer to the surface and eventual escape. The Black Squadron officers will endeavor to suppress work stoppage and insurrection before it spreads, often by apprehending the Breakers, sounding alarms, sealing exits, and beating them into submission. You can craft this evolving narrative on your own, with your own scenarios and customized characters, or sit back and rest assured that we will be expanding the Broken Contract universe with a series of supplements based around numerous story arcs, including Loyalist miners, the criminal underbelly within the mines, and, of course, life outside the mines after a successful break attempt. But for now we are focusing on the core rules and getting people playing the game.
Stretch Goals and Add Ons are important to people and I'd like to accommodate our Backers the best I can.
$2750 - The Ash Walker multipart model with two head options and choice of Crowd Control Repeater or Arc Carbine will be rushed to the sculptor and will be added to the campaign as a $8 Add On.
$3500 - A Breaker Gen-Mod modeled after the cover art will be added to the campaign. He will feature a Mining Drill and will be be added to the campaign as a $10 Add On.
If we unlock the first one, I will add a third.
Available Add Ons:
The Breaker Faction Set includes 6 models and 32 cards allowing the player to use the Characters as Adesi Haddonis, Talla Kellerman, Nells Turnbull, Will Kollis, Trest, and Ari Gaylen, including their Equipment and Ability Cards.
The Black Squadron Security Faction Set includes 5 models and 32 cards allowing the player to use the Characters as Naria Anlika, Lamal Tulson, Xer, Wire Billins, and Sarie Moerta, including their Equipment and Ability Cards.
The Kickstarter Exclusive Set includes 5 models and 32 cards allowing the player to use the Characters Grippe Candera, Micha Donnelly, Xavier Hickley, Overseer Smythe, and a Speaker Drone, including their Equipment and Ability Cards.
Additional Add Ons:
Broken Contract Rulebook and Ruler: $15
Dashboard (6) and Chit (30) Set: $12
32 Card Ability Deck: $6
32 Card Equipment Deck: $6
32 Card Blank Character Deck (16 Characters): $6
16 Card Initiative Deck: $3
FerrumSky Ruler: $2
'Let's Play Broken Contract' Guerrilla Miniature Games:
Interview with Skirmish Supremacy Podcast.
Breaker Faction Set Guerrilla Miniature Games:
Black Squadron Faction Set Guerrilla Miniature Games:
Tutorials on how to build your own Broken Contract scenery:
Risks and challenges
The last Broken Contract Kickstarter was a huge learning experience from which to build from. The focus of this Kickstarter is on printed materials because they are largely ready to go and when they are sent to print, they will be in hand a month later. I know this from the last KS. There are many more stages and areas for potential delays with miniatures so they are only a small part of this Kickstarter.
Its worth noting that the backer rewards will ship in batches. With this being a small production run the disparity shouldn't be more than several weeks from first batch to final batch unless this KS far exceeds expectations. Rest assured, communication with the community will be top priority so our backers will know when to expect their rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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