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Nick Baran and a crew of dedicated artists, have spent the last year developing Broken Contract: Deep Underground, a miniature board game about worker insurrection and today they are launching their Kickstarter!
Broken Contract takes place in a future where FerrumSky, an iron mining and manufacturing mega-corporation, is king. FerrumSky employs Prods who act as both police and foremen, keeping the indentured miners in line and making sure quotas are met, while the miners work in terribly dangerous conditions 16+ hours per day. Of course, there are those who fantasize about overtaking the Prods and fleeing to freedom, which is where you the player come in.
As a player you will get to decide who’s side you are on Prods (Security Officers) or Breakers (revolting miners). A series of scenarios, or Acts, take you through the story-line as the Breakers try to overtake the Prods, acquire weapons and helpful items, and find their way closer to the surface and eventual escape. Of course the Security Officers will endeavor to suppress work stoppage and insurrection before it spreads.
Due to the creator’s belief in worker’s rights, Broken Contract is being manufactured and sourced in the USA from places near Chicago, IL whenever possible in order to reduce their carbon footprint. The miniatures are being manufactured in Missouri, the dice are being sourced from Chessex in Ft. Wayne, IN (though the dice are manufactured in Denmark or Germany), and the root beer will be manufactured and bottled at Filberts in Chicago. Finally, printing will be done at Chicago’s very own worker owned, Salsedo Press, who are known for their May Day posters!
I’m really excited to get my copy!
Please check out the Kickstarter and if you are unable to back it at this time, please share with your friends. Thanks!