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Unwise deals.
Blaster fights.
High adventure among the stars.
Welcome to the world of SCUM AND VILLAINY

Scum and Villainy is a Forged in the Dark game about a spaceship crew trying to make ends meet under the iron-fisted rule of the Galactic Hegemony.

Work with the members of your crew to thrive despite powerful criminal syndicates, warring noble families, dangerous aliens, and strange mystics. Explore the ruins of lost civilizations for fun and profit. Can your motley crew hold it together long enough to strike it big and insure your fame across the sector?

Scum and Villainy is a stand-alone RPG based on the Forged in the Dark game engine. In this book, you’ll find:

  • A clear gameplay structure that puts the focus on the criminal undertakings of the crew. A session of play consists of a job followed by recovery, downtime projects, and advancement.
  • Ship “character sheets” that allow for XP spends, upgrades, and leveling up alongside your characters.
  • Crew advancement opportunities to reflect the change from a ragtag group barely flying in the black to a reputed crew that has built a name across the sector.
  • Forged in the Dark tools to help keep the focus on the action of the job rather than the extensive planning needed to make it happen.
  • Character and ship types to help create a unique and interesting crew at light speed.

MAY YOUR SHIP FLY TRUE, AND YOUR BLASTERS NEVER JAM.

GAME INFORMATION
Number of players: 3-6
Age of players: 13+
Length: 2-6 hours (per session)
Type of Game: Tabletop Roleplaying Game
Languages Available: English
Page Count: 368
Format: PDF black and white interior and Digital formats.
Physical Copy: Check here
Game Designers: Stras Acimovic and John LeBoeuf-Little

 
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Giacomo G October 17, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Are any quickstart rules available?
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Mario G October 10, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
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So, is this the complete manual? What is it missing if not?
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Ethan M September 12, 2018 1:01 am UTC
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Is there a S&V community anywhere? I can't seem to find one.

Also, does the attribute rating cap of 3 mean that you can only pick 3 skills under an attribute or does the 4th just get ignored in your rating?
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Alan B September 01, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Any chance of POD?
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Travis H August 16, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
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Is there any intention to "SRD" this? At least any rule material that isn't specifically already a part of Blades? In a separate SRD, obviously. It'd be awesome if the FitD rule engine could grow to incorporate material from other games under the banner.
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Carlos B June 13, 2018 8:59 am UTC
Will this have a physical print? If I buy the PDF, would I get a discount on it? I really want to try the game, but lack of news is a bit of a let down.
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Taylor D June 15, 2018 1:14 am UTC
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Sean Nittner just posted a picture of himself on Twitter with a hardcopy today! His tweet says, "Coming soon to a FLGS and @EvilHatOfficial webstore near you!"
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Tyler F June 22, 2018 1:40 pm UTC
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They had preview hard copies at Origins.

THIS LOOKS AMAZING
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July 04, 2018 4:50 am UTC
Glad to hear it. I want a hard copy.
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Alan C L June 11, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
So is this mechanically like a Blades in the Dark Sci-Fi?
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Scott W June 18, 2018 12:14 pm UTC
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S&V shares many (most) rules with Blades in the Dark. It adds Gambits, which you earn by succeeding at Risky action rolls, and spend to add bonus dice to action rolls. There's probably a few other minor differences that I can't speak to (I haven't played Blades).

The big difference for me (and my group) is the fact that it's easier to play heroes in S&V. Blades is very focused on the criminal element, but S&V feels more like Firefly & Star Wars, where the crew may do illegal things for good reasons. Of course, you could adapt either game to lean the other way, but to me, Blades is written dark, where S&V is written grey.
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Ethan M September 12, 2018 12:59 am UTC
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This is late, but S&V also limits your action dice rating to 3(Blades has it at 4(or 5 if you're a vampire)).
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Dusan B March 04, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
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Any news when the full/updated version will he ready?
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Tobias L April 20, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
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The publisher product page has some comments from the author suggesting it'd be out by Gen Con and aiming for preorders in June.
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Taylor D June 30, 2018 12:26 am UTC
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IT'S OUT!
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Aleksander W January 08, 2018 7:12 am UTC
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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
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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
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Hi Andy, the current version doesn't have a Table of Contents but the creators are working on it now.
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Kalle L May 16, 2018 12:29 pm UTC
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So I don't want to be impatient, but is the table of content coming soon? It really would be great to have.
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John L May 29, 2018 10:13 am UTC
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Couple weeks Kalle. It's next on our docket.
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Stacie W January 05, 2018 7:22 am UTC
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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
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Hi Stacie, there will be an announcement about that next month.
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Loren A March 02, 2017 3:09 am UTC
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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
PUBLISHER
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
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Looking forward to this so much. Can't wait.
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Tim L January 30, 2017 11:24 pm UTC
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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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Awesome!
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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
PUBLISHER
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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