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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/401223236/broken-contract-deep-underground




Six months or so ago I started designing a miniature board game called Broken Contract. My goal was to take the part board game/part miniature wargame/part dungeon crawler approach of a game like Zombicide, and combine it with some of my favorite "high action" games and TV shows. I wanted to create a game that had hard but fun choices, like Blood Bowl, with cinematic action like Necromunda, but with a more fluid and modern activation sequence. I wanted to put it all in a setting like a much darker Firefly meets Cool Hand Luke, with a hint of Cowboy Bebop. In a different terms, its a high adventure 30mm skirmish miniature board game in a dystopian western sci-fi setting, which I guess is still a mouthful.

Originally I was showcasing the development on my 40K blog, 2ndCityWarzone, but it eventually reached the point where it really needed its own dedicated space, particularly because the alpha play test rules were complete and I needed to start recruiting artists and the like. In January I created http://brokencontract.blogspot.com This was the inaugural post introducing the world to the game setting:

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/01/800x600-normal-0-false-false-false-en.html

Since then I've recruited new artists, kept the play testing going, and honed both the rule set and my vision of what the initial offering will entail. As I am getting closer to making the beta play test rules available, getting sculpts made, and moving steadily forward towards a Kickstarter,

If you find any of this interesting, follow Broken Contract on Facebook or Twitter:

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/brokencontract

Twitter = @BrokenContract
https://twitter.com/BrokenContract

Though the Kickstarter is still a couple months off, I want to plant the seed of Broken Contract in people's mind space and over the coming weeks I would like to share some of the highlights from the Broken Contract blog. I'm looking to recruit followers, artists, sculptors, play testers. and eventually backers. In the meantime, go check out the Introduction http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/01/800x600-normal-0-false-false-false-en.html and see if this is a project you find intriguing.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out.
-Nick

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Today I put up a slightly more detailed explanation of What is Broken Contract? on the Broken Contract blog. If you're curious, give it a read. It explains a little less about the influences and more of what it is, and a little bit about how it will evolve.

What is Broken Contract?

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Its been a while since I posted here so I have two links to share today:

Broken Contract - Play Testing Rounds 3.5 and 4
(Overview of the last two play testing sessions)

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/04/broken-contract-play-testing-rounds-35.html

Tangent III. Gen-Mods
(Exploring some additional background to the game)

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/04/tangent-iii-gen-mods.html
   
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Its been a while since the last post here, but there have been lots of updates on the blog. Its been a busy few weeks:



IX. Developing Scenarios

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/04/ix-developing-scenarios.html


Worked to Death (background text blurb)

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/04/worked-to-death.html


X. Anger and Expression: Uprising Art from Geng Gendall

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/05/x-anger-and-expression-uprising-art.html


XI. Evolution from Concept to Our First Model

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/05/xi-evolution-from-concept-to-our-first.html


Thanks for reading!
-Nick
   
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I should have include this bit of imagery from Geng Gendall in my post yesterday. It definitely conveys the right feel for the game.

   
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New concept art has been coming in. Check it out.
[Thumb - breaker geng.jpg]
Breaker by Geng Gendall

[Thumb - female security officer.jpg]
Security Officer by Geng Gendall

   
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Since posting the last two images both characters have been fleshed out with backgrounds and stats.

XIII. Assembling the Cast - Officer Anlika
http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/06/officer-anlika-art-by-geng-gendall.html

XIV. Assembling the Cast - Marius Bickler
http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/06/xiv-assembling-cast-marius-bickler.html

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Two more "Assembling the Cast" posts have gone up recently:

XV. Assembling the Cast - Talla Kellerman
http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/06/xv-assembling-cast-talla-kellerman.html

XVI. Assembling the Cast - Officer Hickley
http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/06/xvi-assembling-cast-officer-hickley.html
   
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The process continues with brand new art from Geng Gendall and new background text.


XVII. Assembling the Cast - Officer Lamal Tulson
http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/06/xvii-assembling-cast-officer-lamal.html
   
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Earlier this week, Geng Gendall sent me a size comparison image of 3 Security Officers:

   
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The Broken Contract Kickstarter will launch Labor Day in the US, September 1st.

I'll be revealing the first 32mm model any day now.
   
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The first 3D sculpt for Broken Contract has been revealed. More info here:

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/07/broken-contract-officer-hickley-sculpt.html
   
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Here's a new piece of game art from Sam Alcarez.

Talla Kellerman, the Progen Mechanic

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Sculpt #2 from Tim Barry.
[Thumb - Breaker sculpt.jpg]

   
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Looks very interesting so far, i'm not much of a gamer though so i'm wondering will you have a pledge level only for the models?
   
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Mr Gutsy,
There will be some models that are only available in the game and some that are available only as add on's through the Kickstarter. So if you're more the casual painter you'll still be able to support a new game company and get some figures just to paint. That being said, I'll consider presenting a "painters choice" option of sorts. Its worth looking into. Thanks for the feedback/interest!
   
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Things have been really active as I gear up for the Kickstarter.

In the last week or two I've gotten a new 3D sculpt for Officer Anlika from Tim Barry and two new pieces of art from artist Geng Gendall, one for Officer Moerta and another for Trest the Gen-Mod Brute. Check them out.

If you haven't checked out the Broken Contract Design Blog hit that up and Like Broken Contract on Facebook. Thanks!
[Thumb - Security officer anlika sculpt.jpg]

[Thumb - officer moerta official.jpg]

[Thumb - gen-mod rock saw official.jpg]

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The Broken Contract Alpha Rules are up for community comment. Please download the PDF and give your input. Thanks!

http://brokencontract.blogspot.com/2014/08/broken-contract-alpha-rules.html?m=1
   
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The Broken Contract - Deep Underground Kickstarter is live!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/401223236/broken-contract-deep-underground
   
 
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