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Scum and Villainy, Digital Edition Early Access
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Scum and Villainy, Digital Edition Early Access

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This is the digital early access edition of the game. When you purchase this product, you'll receive a PDF of the game in progress as well as every update of the PDF, including the final, complete version of the game. The current version 1.7 is nearly complete! Currently its being proofread, and waiting on art (both of which should be complete soon). The Early Access version is being provided for fans, and early adopters who want to try it before the final version is released in the coming months.


Scum and Villainy is a Forged in the Dark game about the crew of a spaceship trying to keep flying and make ends meet while bending the iron fisted rule of the Galactic Hegemony. There are heists, chases, escapes, unwise deals, blaster fights, deceptions, betrayals, victories and high adventure among the stars.

We play to find out if our spaceship crew can thrive amidst the teeming threats of powerful criminal syndicates, warring noble families, dangerous aliens, strange mystics, ruins of lost civilizations, and each crewmember's own foibles and vices.

Gameplay focuses on criminal endeavors called jobs. A session of play usually consists of 1 or 2 jobs, each followed by recovery, downtime projects, and advancement for the the crew and their ship.

In Scum and Villainy, your ship gets its own "character sheet", earns XP, upgrades, and levels up alongside the characters. As you advance the crew, you unlock new options and abilities for the scoundrels and pick a faction to back in the sector.

Good luck out there! May your ship fly true, and may your blasters never jam.

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Dusan B March 04, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Any news when the full/updated version will he ready?
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Aleksander W January 08, 2018 7:12 am UTC
I would like to know how difficult is to transfer the setting from the one established in the rulebook to e.g. Star Wars. I have purchased the book and i was looking for some guidance on how to do it in the book but could not find any. Can you consider making a chapter about this or point me to it if I've missed it (book is no small thing).
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Andy A January 06, 2018 4:43 am UTC
Hey, there is no content listing in this version...?`Is that available? Otherwise it becomes a real hassle looking things up.
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Sean N January 06, 2018 7:18 am UTC
Hi Andy, the current version doesn't have a Table of Contents but the creators are working on it now.
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Stacie W January 05, 2018 7:22 am UTC
When this book is finished will there be a PoD option for the final product?
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Sean N January 06, 2018 7:19 am UTC
Hi Stacie, there will be an announcement about that next month.
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Loren A March 02, 2017 3:09 am UTC
Just wanted to check and see if any new material is coming soon?
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John L June 06, 2017 10:14 pm UTC
Sorry for the late reply Loren - but 1.6 is out (with a bunch of new content). Take a look!
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Parker E February 08, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
Looking forward to this so much. Can't wait.
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Tim L January 30, 2017 11:24 pm UTC
Any updates on this? BitD has now been released, so I was wondering if there's still progress on this project? :)
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Dylan B February 01, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
There's definitely progress being made, but RPG design is a slow process.
Don't worry. There will be more cool Scum and Villainy stuff in your future.
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Tim L February 01, 2017 9:25 pm UTC
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J.M. K March 17, 2017 7:11 pm UTC
Any idea when full version comes out?
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John L June 06, 2017 10:16 pm UTC
J.M. Version 1.6 should have all the stuff that will be in S&V core. The "full" version as you term it is mostly now a matter of back-filling the core rules from blades. This requires waiting for the Blades SRD to be out, so I would expect it probably later this year.

Hope that helps!
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This title was added to our catalog on November 22, 2016.