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Scum and Villainy

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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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Matthew R June 07, 2022 5:11 am UTC
You've got two links in your product description that don't go anywhere.
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Dr. Lars D March 24, 2022 12:56 pm UTC
Will it be possible to buy a physical copy of scum and villainy at some time?

The link mentioned in the description does not work
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Gilles D January 08, 2022 11:11 pm UTC
Are there any published adventures that you recommend that work well with Scum and Villainy?
thank you
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Thomas P. F April 21, 2022 11:06 pm UTC
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I am trying to run "Fly free or die" (a Starfinder Adventure Path) with it.
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Neil S September 07, 2021 11:48 pm UTC
Explore the ruins of lost civilizations for fun and profit.What details about lost ciilizations does this have
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Shane S October 06, 2020 12:50 am UTC
I'm loving this game and the Forged in the Dark system. You guys made something great here! Any plans for expanded ship list for more roleplay hooks?
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David G April 13, 2019 9:18 pm UTC
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Any star system generation expansion due to be published?
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John L May 15, 2019 4:51 am UTC
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Keep your ears open, there might be something in this vein happening in the future.
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Norbert - John P March 06, 2019 6:15 pm UTC
A friend turned me on to this as Blades int he Dark is not my cup of tea! But Scum and Villainy is totally my jam! Please check out my review of the game here: https://youtu.be/0XwWLBh4g64
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Jayson G January 13, 2020 8:14 pm UTC
I agree - I thought the BitD system was too much of a Dishonored rip-off and focussed too much on planning (although apparently that was more down to the DM). But I played in a game of Firefly using the Scum and Villainy system and it was great!
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Giacomo G October 17, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Are any quickstart rules available?
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John L November 27, 2018 12:53 am UTC
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There were some released to Blades KS backers, but there aren't public ones out at this time.
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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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John L November 27, 2018 12:53 am UTC
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This is the complete manual.
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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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John L November 27, 2018 12:53 am UTC
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Action cap. Things like skirmish go to 3. Attributes are different.
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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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Ben M 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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Stop Treating Y 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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