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Greetings Earthens!

It is a time of opportunity. When the galaxy was oppressed by the Blood Empire, there was little room for anyone who operated on the “outside.” But when the Phol invaded, the imperial chains broke and every criminal worth their blaster came to pick the bones. Now the imperial tyranny is dead, but it’s the barbarian and the outlaw who rules this new age. But you aren’t the hero of this story, because there are no good guys warping in from across the system’s edge to save the day. You are a Skumbag, one of the myriad of desperados, brigands and rogues seeking fame, profit and thrills. The galaxy is waiting for the next bully ruthless enough to put their boot to its throat and all of it can be yours, so long as you are brave enough to take it.

What are you waiting for…

Go get them, Skumbag.

The Core Edition features expansive rules and background for the fallen blood empire, including multiple modes of combat, a detailed list of species-creation and character-customization options, easy to use technology varations and a wide collection of other enhancements to your roleplay experience.

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Gerald S September 30, 2017 6:47 am UTC
The previews don't really tell you anything about the system; any chance you can change that show some of the mechanics? Or maybe post a link to where we can learn more about the system/game? The premise sounds interesting, but the preview does nothing to sell me on the game
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Nicholas M October 02, 2017 3:10 am UTC
Our Facebook page has a short video on the system -
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Nicholas M October 02, 2017 9:02 am UTC
Also, our Beginners Edition of the game contains the basics of the rule-set.
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Kevin A October 05, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
Thanks for making that video! I really like the mechanics - reminds me of a lighter Shadowrun. I read your interview with the Hardbroiled GMShoe but I didn't see (or missed) mention of the following:

How does advancement work? Do you gain XP and levels?
If you do gain XP, is it per kill? Mission? Session?
Is SotS intended more for long-term campaign play or one-shots?

I'm on the edge of pulling the trigger on a hard copy, just gauging if there's going to be something that irks me about the system. I absolutely love what I've seen about the setting, character creation, game mechanics, and artwork.
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Nicholas M October 08, 2017 7:45 am UTC
Cheers Kevin. And no, I didn't mention the character advancement system.

Experience points are awarded by the Skum Lord (Game Master) at a rate of between 1 and 5 each game session. Generally, 1 is a participation reward, whereas additional experience is awarded for role playing, working towards goals, achieving objectives and so forth. In terms of translating those points into character advancement, players purchase upgrades for their characters based on a rate of exchange rather than levels. I.e. want a better Shatter (physical) for your character, you can purchase that at a cost of new rating x2. The only limit is that players can only make one purchase between games, a character can only have a single Specialist Talent and Species Features cannot be gained after character creation.

Personally, I think Skum of the Stars works good for both. I've run a whole slew of one-shots as well as having a group that meets fortnightly and while our current campaign is only a few sessions old,...See more
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