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A fast, brutal, sci-fi card game that blends the randomness of dice and cards with individual skill and tactical might.

Hull Breach! Alpha run wins Best New Game of SnowCon 2012
Hull Breach! Alpha run wins Best New Game of SnowCon 2012

NEWS FROM THE FRONT! (UPDATES)

  • The second game Loyalty and Vigilance has become unlocked at the $70 tier and higher. When the Primary Goal is funded you will receive this game as well!
  • Tiers at the $100 level and higher will receive a "Print and Play" version of one deck from each set (three decks total), three months before the official release!
  • Tiers at the $150 level and higher have had the number of reward Alpha decks increased!  Please check the tier descriptions below for more info.
  • If you have a promo code, pledge and then message us. Don't worry we'll hook you up! 

SUGGESTED LOADOUT

The most bang for your buck!  Tier 5/Petty Officer First Class will get you:

  • The "Corporate Wars" box set (retails for $39.99) Includes the decks: Anaheim, BotG and Xeros
  • A faction poster (Poster designs at the bottom of the page)
  • 2 decks from our fully playable, limited edition Alpha-run! (Shipped out to you immediately after the campaign ends! That means you'll be playing   an award winning game months before the Corporate Wars comes out!
  • A "Print and Play" version of one deck from each set (three decks total), three months before the official release!
  • "Loyalty and Vigilance" box set (3 new decks and fiction supplement) *Estimated delivery December 2013* 2 full weeks before it hits stores!
  • KS Exclusive card- HP Lovecraft! 
  • KS Exclusive card- RDF, faction-only card Sky Marshal Whipple
Packaging art by Tim Greenan
Packaging art by Tim Greenan
Painting by Andrew Mignacca. Card traits and text subject to change
Painting by Andrew Mignacca. Card traits and text subject to change
If we meet our stretch goals you'll also receive, at no additional cost!:
  • "In Defiance of Dictators" box set (3 new decks and fiction supplement) *Estimated delivery March 2014* 2 full weeks before it hits stores!
  • Your game will be upgraded to have a hardcover rulebook
  • Up to 10 custom Hull Breach dice!

Here we are at PAX East 2012, with a little overview of what Hull Breach is:

Hull Breach is a tactical and strategic sci-fi card game that pulls elements from the worlds of wargaming, miniatures games, and real-world combat.

Players assume command of a space station in their corner of the galaxy and fight their opponents for dominance of their sector. You'll manage an economy, field a fleet of warship, and command companies of Marines. Use clever tactical options and special game-changing events to destroy everyone who stands in your way

Hull Breach is a game for two or more players and uses both cards and dice.  A 1v1 game might be over in 15 minutes, but the more players you add, the longer and more complex the game becomes!

The Corporate Wars box set with all included elements.
The Corporate Wars box set with all included elements.

Hull Breach Corporate Wars comes in a box set with: 

  • 3 fully-playable-right-out-of-the-box decks
  • 10 ten-sided dice
  • 20 Explosion/wound tokens
  • 10 Jammer tokens
  • 10 Target painter tokens
  • 10 Economy gems
  • Rulebook 
  • Fiction supplement, an introduce to the story behind the Corporate Wars

Everything you need to play will be in the box! Even though this isn't a CCG, you can still tear down your decks and reassemble it with any number of combinations of cards that you can think of and forge your own playstyle!

We've already brought an Alpha version of our game to market in New England, proving that the concept works and people are hungry for more.  We've taken fan feedback gathered during that run (rules, tweaks, art, packaging, and more) and applied it to our next phase - Corporate Wars!  It's bigger, better and shinier than ever before, and ready for a nationwide release!

Here's a video we shot at The Game Den in Warren, R.I., explaining a little more about the key points of the game.

The goal of the game is to capture or destroy your enemy's space station and defend your own. How exactly you choose to do that is up to you, but you'll be able to leverage many different types of cards towards that end. 

Each Commander starts the game with a space station in play.  From there, you draw cards, manage your per-turn income, and balance your offensive and defensive production against that of your opponents. To do this, you'll draw up to five cards every turn and tally up your per-turn economic gain, which depends on how you configure your station.  Are you a financial powerhouse, or do you focus on military strength at your station?

After that, you'll be able to deploy ships, Marines, and equipment that modifies them to bolster your forces.

You can then launch your fleet across the stars at your opponent - once your forces arrive in his sector of space you have two main methods of destroying him: use your Marines to board and seize his ships and station, or use your raw firepower to turn those same ships and station into twisted wrecks!

There are many classes of ships, ranging from tiny drones to enormous capital ships, each with its own strengths and weaknesses - some excel at confronting enemies head-on while others are relied on to perform vital support tasks in combat. 

When you're not slinging dice and destroying ships like a pro, you can also use slightly more devious methods to defeat your enemies!  Powerful Event and Tactic cards can tip the balance of power dramatically, either by manipulating economies and production or implementing clever battle strategies to influence combat results.

But Hull Breach! strategy goes beyond the cards and the dice.  Your own command abilities will factor significantly into your success or failure!  Knowing when to strike, what to strike, and how to strike are the marks of a truly great Commander.

Don't take our word for it; here's a great video review by the good folks at Skip the Rules!

If you want more detailed info about the Alpha rules and the Corporate Wars rules check out our website!  

Here you'll find our Pledge Tier levels.  You'll notice that some of the items on each image are locked - as we meet our stretch goals (more on those further down), items in our Pledge Tiers will become unlocked and the Tier upgrade - without any further cash on your part!  As we meet stretch goals, your pledge rewards will retroactively improve! So if you want your rewards to improve, get your friends to pledge, too!

Unlock amount for each tier with the corresponding color
Unlock amount for each tier with the corresponding color

Take a look at the right-hand pane for more info.

Tier 1: Large or small, every contribution is greatly appreciated. Every dollar is one step closer to the realization of a dream fueled by 4 years of hard work. Thank you.

Tier 2: This is another tier that is all about contributing to a good cause. 10 bucks goes a long way and for that we'll add you to our website as Hull Breach Heroes. We will also mail you a signed Alpha card to be shipped out immediately after the campaign ends (signed by our game creator/Army Sergeant Dan Auxier)

Tier 3 Corporate Wars Box Set. This game will retail for $39.99 when it hits the shelves. The first tier you get the actual game! If our stretch goals are hit you'll get:

  • Softcover to Hardcover rulebook upgrade 
  • A set of 5 custom D10 dice
  • Another set of 5 custom D10 dice

Multiple copies of the Corporate Wars box set will be $30 per game.

Loyalty and Vigilance game unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game unlocked!

Tier 4 New from the previous tier: 

  • A faction poster of your choice
  • The "Loyalty and Vigilance" box set (3 new decks)
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 5 New from previous tier: 

  • 2 Alpha run decks of Hull Breach!
  • "Print and Play" version of one deck from each set (three decks total) emailed to you three months before the official release of Corporate Wars! 
  • KS Exclusive card- HP Lovecraft!
  • KS Exclusive card- RDF, faction-only card Sky Marshal Whipple

If we hit stretch goals, you'll also get:

  • The "In Defiance of Dictators" box set (3 new decks)
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 6 New from previous tier: 

  • Corporate Wars T-Shirt
  • 2 additional Alpha decks (4 total).

If we hit stretch goals, you'll also get:

  • Two Reinforcement Packs (not a constructed deck, but cards to be rolled into your existing decks)
  • A custom-engraved metal carrying case that will hold your rulebook, 3 fiction supplements, your dice, tokens, counters and 10 decks. Once this smooth metal case is slammed down on the table in a bad ass fashion, your opponents will plainly see by the engravings of your name, the faction logo (of your choice) that you'll be kicking their ass. Each case will also come our engraved Hull Breach Logo. 
Loyalty and Vigilance game option and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game option and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 7 Our Game Store and Vendor option will get you:

  • 8 copies total of "Corporate Wars" and "Loyalty and Vigilance"
  • 8 copies of all the KS exclusive cardsup to that point. These will not be shipped in the game boxes so you can use them as tournament rewards, incentives or outright sell them!

If we hit our stretch goals, you will be able to substitute out any amount of the "Corporate Wars" and "Loyalty and Vigilance" for "In Defiance of Dictators". All 8 of those games will be upgraded with: 

  • A hardcover Rulebook
  • Up to 10 custom Hull Breach! dice
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 8 New at this tier:

  • A "Ships of Hull Breach" poster, with examples from every size class
  • 2 additional Alpha decks (for a total of six!)

As we hit stretch goals at this tier, you'll get:

  • 3 more reinforcement packs, in addition to the two at the previous tier! Each of these non-randomized packs will be different and help you forge your own play-style with cards you already have from the box sets.
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 9 New at this tier:

  • Your name in the flavor text on a card! (Limited to 90 people!) Become a legend in the HB universe by having your name and rank quoted on a card that will be seen all across the world!  You will also appear as a character in the fiction at some point. 

As we hit stretch goals, this tier will also get: 

  • "Ships of Hull Breach" tech manual with info on on the ins and outs of ALL our warships!  Signed by all the developers.
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 10 New at this tier:

  • custom constructed deck!  Pick from a list of pre-constructed decks that will come in one of the box sets and change all the names of the station, ships, marines, events, mods, etc- 55 cards total (minus the 2 economy cards). This unique, one-of-a-kind, customized-to-you, deck will also be legal for tournament play! Show the galaxy what you're made of!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 11 New at this tier:

  • Your likeness on a card! (Limited to 40 people!) Your handsome mug will be recreated by our HB artists and be clearly visible in the background of one of cards. Welcome to the universe! One day a total stranger could recognize you as that Hull Breach guy or gal!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 12 New at this tier:

  • An RDF uniform (details TBA). Give us your measurements and we'll have you kitted out in our in-game, ship commander's uniform!
  • Tier 13: New at this tier:
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 13 New at this tier:

  • An oil painting of you as an RDF, Corporate or Colonial Commander! (Limited to 5 people!) This portrait will be done in the style of our fellow Rhode Islander, Gilbert Charles Stuart. Your masterfully painted portrait will be shipped to you encased in a custom made, wooden frame. This is your chance to own a professional piece of fine art the encapsulates you as the eminent science fiction nerd!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!
Loyalty and Vigilance game and HP Lovecraft character card unlocked!

Tier 14 New at this tier: 

  • The very top of the list.  An all-expenses-paid trip to PAX East 2014 (Limited to 1 person!), includes hotel, food and drinks, passes and first-class airfare from anywhere in the Continental United States.

Primary Goal $25K Corporate Wars

Everything currently unlocked!
Everything currently unlocked!

Petty Officer 1st Class, the $100 tier and higher will now include:

  • Unleash the eldritch horrors with the HP Lovecraft character card!
  • The RDF, faction-only card (Sky Marshal Whipple) 

1st Stretch Goal $40K In Defiance of Dictators

Petty Officer 1st Class, the $100 tier and higher will now include:

  • The complete box set-"In Defiance of Dictators" 
  • Raise your Teleforce particle gun with the Nikola Tesla character card!
  • The Colonial, faction-only card (TBA)

2nd Stretch Goal $55K Galactic Mobilization

Petty Officer 3rd Class, the $35 tier and higher will now include:

  • A rulebook upgrade from softcover to hardcover 

Petty Officer 1st Class, the $100 tier and higher will now include:

  • The Anaheim, faction-only card (Leonard McKendle)
  • A famous Sci-Fi figure character card (TBA)

Chief Petty Officer, the $150 tier and higher will now include:

  • Reinforcement packs. Fine tune your play style customization! 

3rd Stretch Goal $100K Reinforced Hull Design 

Petty Officer 3rd Class, the $35 tier and higher will now include:

  • 5 custom Hull Breach dice!

Petty Officer 1st Class, the $100 tier and higher will now include:

  • The Bank of the Galaxy, faction-only card (Erasmo Baumkirchner III)
  • A famous Sci-Fi figure character card (TBA)
Chief Petty Officer, the $150 tier and higher will now include:

  • A metal carrying case engraved with the your name, rank(of your choosing) and the Hull Breach Logo. This case holds the rulebook, 3 fiction supplements, all of your dice, counters, tokens and 10 decks!

4th Stretch Goal $150K Industrial Espionage

Petty Officer 3rd Class, the $35 tier and higher will now include:

  • 5 more custom Hull Breach dice! For a total of 10 HB dice!

Petty Officer 1st Class, the $100 tier and higher will now include:

  • The Xeros, faction-only card (Elise Pond)
  • A famous Sci-Fi figure character card (TBA)
Chief Petty Officer, the $150 tier and higher will now include:

  • Get the faction logo of your choice engraved on to the metal case! This is in addition to your name, rank and Hull Breach logo

Master Chief Petty Officer, the $250 tier and higher will now include:

  • "Ships of Hull Breach!" Tech manual. This gorgeously designed, comprehensive manual will feature 3D-rendered art and the full specs of each and every ship in the current Hull Breach universe. Ever wondered what the Roc's overload actually is? 

5th Stretch Goal $200K Fleet-wide Overhaul

Petty Officer 1st Class, the $100 tier and higher will now include:

  • An in-game, faction-only card (TBA)
  • A famous Sci-Fi figure character card (TBA)

The whole game will receive an art overhaul! All the card art will be redone in a signature, Hull Breach! style that more accurately portrays the "realistic" look we're trying to achieve in our game's universe. With such a heavy military presence in the creation of our game we really want to present to our fans, a practical, relate-able view of how we imagine the future of warfare to actually look. 


Our goal is to release 1 new game (box set w/3 decks) every 3 months starting with the Corporate Wars game in September, Loyalty and Vigilance game in December and In Defiance of Dictators game in March. This will be supplemented with non-randomized Reinforcement packs to fine tune your play style and potentially Scenario packs as well. If you pledged to tier 3 or higher you will receive your game 2 full weeks before it hits store shelves!

3 months after that we will release the first of our 3 Hull Breach games introducing the ancient and mysterious alien race- The Alarians. Those 3 games will have new cards and gameplay styles while still being competitive with the Human decks you'll already own.


So what does this all look like?  Here are some more images and mockups.

If we meet our Fleet-Wide Overhaul stretch goal, we'll be able to revamp all our ships to fit this style - here's the Alpha run printed version and new version of the Roc Battleship, from premiere artist Tim Greenan:

Courtesy: Tim Greenan
Courtesy: Tim Greenan

The Petrel stealth cruiser:

Courtesy: Tim Greenan
Courtesy: Tim Greenan

The Crow destroyer:

Courtesy: Tim Greenan
Courtesy: Tim Greenan

HB Faction Posters

Painting by Andrew Mignacca. The first Sci-Fi Character card
Painting by Andrew Mignacca. The first Sci-Fi Character card

Fan reviews of the new gamplay from the Corporate Wars 


About us:

NSB Games, Inc., is a small group of friends and gamers based in Providence, Rhode Island.  Hull Breach is primarily the brainchild of Dan Auxier, a US Army veteran with multiple tours of duty overseas over the last 15 years.  The rest of Team Hull Breach is a motley crew of journalists, stuntmen, pirates, veterans, and students, who have been diligently working on perfecting Hull Breach! since 2009. 

*The US military does not endorse this game.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

In the interest of full disclosure - we already ran a Kickstarter campaign that didn't succeed. At the time we tried it, we didn't fully grasp the scope and complexity of running a Kickstarter project - nor did we understand the KS community. Since then, we've restructured our company, shuffled some people into new roles, and taken a much more long-term approach to this. Basically - we weren't ready then. We are now.

Hull Breach! was available for sale in a smattering of stores in the Northeast, but we need your help to make it bigger and better than ever. We self-financed the Alpha run of Hull Breach as a proof-of-concept. It put several of our team members in a bind financially and didn't leave a lot of room for expansion - we scraped up just enough cash to print the cards. This Kickstarter Campaign will finance a much larger print run, along with other costs like business expenses, art contracts, etc. It's just not doable without a KS project.

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    *Petty Officer 3rd Class* - THE CORPORATE WARS Game! Box Includes: 3 Decks, Rulebook, Fiction supplement, 10 dice, 10 economy beads, 20 Wound tokens, 20 Jammer tokens,and 20 Target Painter tokens. -Multiple copies available for $30 each PLUS 3 POTENTIAL UNLOCKABLE ITEMS! See pics on left for more info

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    *Lieutenant* - CUSTOM PLAYABLE HULL BREACH DECK MADE JUST FOR YOU! Choose 1 deck and then rename each and every card that comes in that deck. Eg-The station can now be your house, college or the just van that you live in! The Marines can now be named after you and all your friends. The possibilities are endless! -Your name quoted on a card and become a part of the universe - “Ships of HB!” Poster signed by the creators - HB T-Shirt - 2 Alpha Decks(Delivery 04/2013). -Corporate Wars Game - Faction Poster PLUS 9 POTENTIAL UNLOCKABLE ITEMS! See pics on left for more info

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    *Captain* - AN RDF UNIFORM! Answer the call, don the uniform and defend the solar system! This one of a kind outfit will be made to military-grade specs and custom tailored to your measurements. - Your likeness on a card-Customized Hull Breach Deck -Your name quoted on a card and become a part of the universe - “Ships of HB!” Poster signed by the creators - HB T-Shirt - 2 Alpha Decks(Delivery 04/2013). -Corporate Wars Game - Faction Poster PLUS 9 POTENTIAL UNLOCKABLE ITEMS! See pics on left for more info

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