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New Ability Card Deck

A couple of days ago I got a zipped folder full of new Ability Cards from Sam, our graphic designer. They are part of the Play Aids portion of the Broken Contract Rulebook Kickstarter running right now. Those who already own one of the Faction Sets know that each one comes with a deck of Ability Cards that correspond to the unique abilities that each of the Characters possesses. These cards were all brainstormed before I created the Character and Crew Creation system that is in the Rulebook. I realized as I was play testing Crew Creation that the Abilities in the Faction Sets just weren't diverse enough, so I sat down and developed an early incarnation of this list:

1. Scrapper - This Character may re-roll failed Melee checks. 2. Sure-handed - This Character may re-roll Melee checks of 1 when performing a Strike Action. 3. Crusher - This Character may re-roll failed Strength checks. 4. Wrestler - This Character may re-roll Strength checks of 1 when performing a Grab Action. 5. Lucky S…

The Broken Contract Rulebook Kickstarter

Hello friends! The Broken Contract Rulebook Kickstarter has been launched. The video above is one of the ones used on the Kickstarter page, but I'm going to give you the bullet points here:



The 32 page Broken Contract Rulebook contains:


An overview of how to play a miniature wargame, explaining moving, measuring, and making Stat Checks.A detailed list of Actions and Interruptions. This is really the core of Character interaction in the game. There are over 15 entries for different Actions and 10 entries for Interruptions, and many of these have sub-entries giving the players an incredible array of options within the game. This also means that Characters can really hone in on what they are good at.Rules for Critical Successes and Failures based on a special set of dice that are used after a 1 or 6 is rolled for a Stat Check. These dice, combined with a chart, are used to help create the action movie moments where your Characters do both the exceptional and the tragic, whether they …

The Next Broken Contract Kickstarter Launches January 18.

The time is finally upon us. The Broken Contract Rulebook Kickstarter is set to launch January 18. The focus of this Kickstarter will be the rulebook, board game tiles, and play aids. It's been a long journey to get to this point, and I hope you can all come along on the next leg of the trip!

Share this far and wide. Thank you all for the continued support.

-Nick

Breaker Press Games 2017

The year has come to a close, so it's time to think about what was accomplished in 2016 and look at goals for 2017. Looking back over the last year, things have moved slowly but have been consistently exciting.


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In January I approved all of the printing for the Broken Contract Miniature Faction Sets. It was thrilling since this was our first completed product. February and March was all packing and shipping those Kickstarter rewards and getting ready for AdeptiCon. In my notes, I had started mapping new rules, Ability Cards, and Factions. I was thinking ahead to completing the rulebook and FerrumSky Campaign book (more on those later).


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April saw the first notes and blog post on developing a campaign system for injuries. Looking back, it was actually the biggest blogging month of the year with five blog posts on various topics. It sort of demonstrates how invigorating going to a convention like AdeptiCon can be. In May, I developed our first point system and matched point scen…