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Broken Contract Beta Rules

This is the Beta set of the Broken Contract rules. As a Beta rule set it is expected that there will be some inconsistencies, typos, mistakes, and the like. It has been through an editor so the typos should be minimal but there may be areas that require greater clarity, and guaranteed there will be an inconsistency here or there. Please read it, play it with proxies, and provide as much feedback as you can. Thanks and enjoy!
DropBox Link to the Broken Contract Beta Rules PDF
Equipment Card PDF Set #1
Equipment Card PDF Set #2

Broken Contract - Officer Naria Anlika Sculpt by Tim Barry

Today I had this waiting for me in my inbox. This is the sculpt for Officer Naria Anlika. She's equipped with a shock baton and restraints. Here's the art that Tim Barry was working off of:


Pay close attention to updates. The Broken Contract Kickstarter launches September 1!
-Nick

XXIII. Assembling the Cast - Officer Moerta

Officer Moerta has a lot to prove. It took the hard work and collective effort of her entire family to secure her a Security Officer Contract instead of work as another Agri-dome worker or worse. Family aside, Moerta is a green rookie just out of her probation period and her fellow Prods view her as an unknown. She is given the most dangerous work and the least support so she can prove she has what it takes to keep the Tracted in line. Ambition and sense of responsibility allow her to put aside any softer feelings and prove she belongs. Each swing of her baton is step toward the power and respect she intends to use to bring her family closer to climbing out of poverty and want. The Tracted themselves are not aware of her history but view her as a weak link and push back against her authority in a hundred ways, some overt, others more subtle. Whether she will stand the test or break has yet to be seen.

Officer Sarie Moerta
Core: Actions: 3 Move: 3 Wounds: 3
Combat: Shoot: 5 Melee: 4 St…

XXII. Assembling the Cast - Trest the Gen-Mod Brute

Tracted life is a desperate struggle. Trapped in constant state of poverty the workers make dreadful bargains to balance their debts. The Gen-Mod program is one of those options. Volunteers undergo intensive medical and scientific procedures to produce tailor made children. At birth, they are taken away from their parents to trade-based orphanages that monitor and enhance physical and mental development through training and indoctrination. Trest is a result of the Brute mod program designed to create living tools to take the place of heavy equipment.
     Despite the term "Brute", Trest is compassionate, thoughtful, and bright. The endless supply of steroids and drugs meant to tether him to his makers did not suppress his will to learn. His understanding of his life has fostered resentment and a burning will to break free. He knows withdrawal and dependency could kill him and though he feels great loyalty to his crew he also envies their natural humanity. In spite of the…

XXI. Assembling the Cast - Adesi Haddonis

Designers Note: If you're savvy and have been following the blog you will notice that this exact same art was used for Marius Bickler - the Former Prod. In all honesty, I shoehorned the Marius Bickler story line onto this art and it worked until I got the sculpt he didn't have that grizzled feel. He seemed more like a young man. One of the original character concepts I had somehow seemed more appropriate for this subtly Abercrombie-esque masked man.

Adesi Haddonis always thought that being good looking was a benefit, until he got to the Ferrum Sky mines. A recent immigrant from another world, also known as a Drop, Adesi arrived with a toned body, well nourished, and lacking scars or other marks of a hard life. His unusual state drew interest and speculation from both fellow miners and the Prods.  It was clear that he came from a privileged background, but the tale of his transition from that life to one of hardship and deprivation sparked the imagination of his peers. He doe…

Today Starts a Countdown

Today, August 1st, begins my 31 day countdown to the Broken Contract - Deep Underground Kickstarter. This is both exciting and terrifying. I've invested so much time into getting this project off the ground. In addition to the time spent writing, re-writing, directing artists, reading and watching everything I can on building a successful Kickstarter, and just pushing numbers around, I've fully immersed myself in this project. I've managed to rally the help of friends and strangers to help realize my vision, but of course it isn't fully realized until there is money to truly make it happen.

August will be an endless collection of things to do lists in an effort to be as prepared as possible for the launch on Labor Day. My dry erase board will bear the brunt of these lists, a visual representation of accomplished tasks followed by an endless parade of more tasks. Yesterday I sent a barrage of emails to get more precise numbers on various odds and ends I would like to i…