|Restraint Drone by Geng Gendall|
Manufacturing a board game, with all of its components - dice, rules, board, figures, etc, is very expensive. When doing short runs of 300 or 500 copies, your printing costs are huge. Its when you scale up to 1000 or more copies that prices begin to come down per unit, but then you have to have the money to cover more copies than you need. Plus, then you have to have somewhere to store all of those copies.Ultimately, the premium packaged board game is what I wanted for Broken Contract, but the needs to make that happen were just too great, so we needed a new plan.
We've all talked it over and we've decided to keep pursuing the game, but with some changes. The rule book will be designed, edited, and Kickstarted to get it out to the world separately, because that's a much more affordable option. The models, will also be produced but sold separately, and in white metal rather than in resin. These changes will greatly bring down the production costs and allow us to move the game forward without the massive costs of mass producing a premium boxed game.
Thanks to everyone who has been following Broken Contract and supported us along the way. I think this is a good move for us. More updates on all of this coming soon.