Scum and Villiany - New RP game

Hey all. I saw an article from i09 referencing a newer RP game coming out soon called "Scum and Villiany". It was described as "Firefly meets Cowboy Bebop meets Solo".

Wanted to see if there was any interest in getting a group to play. Let me know!

Drive Thru RPG: Scum and Villainy

Description from store website:
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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.
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Do you have any ideas on the times you would want to run something like this?

I've never played anything like this but it looks really interesting. If you can put up with a complete n00b, I might be down, depending on when it's taking place.

I think if we have a few people that would like to play we can set a time that works for all. I think most of us work during the day so probably at night on a weekend or weekday on Discord or Roll20, and if we like it, keep it going.

As far as starting, we might wait till the summer vacation rush dies down and get it going in late August or sometime in September.

And no worries with experience! I've never used much of this system myself, and I don't many have ever played this specific game at all. I haven't GM'd it either so we all get to go in and have fun together.

Depending on what day/time I would be very much interested.

I might be interested but my time is probably more constrained than would be conductive to play.

Apparently this is a variant on the Blades in the Dark system, so it should be good.

We'll use this thread to get an initial head count of "interested" and then we will use a poll to decide date and time. Keep an eye on the thread to get updates!

It definitely sounds interesting and depending on the time I might be able to swing it.

I've created a Discord channel for the game:

Scum & Villainy Discord Group

I've also created a shared google sheet that everyone can use to sign up and vote on some dates:

S&V Info Sheet

Also if you don't want to use the sheet or have particular questions for me, feel free to message me on Discord or the GWJ site

Everyone will notice in the sheet I picked two weekends later in August to try and play. Both have a couple days and times that work for me. It's a place to start scheduling but I understand the end of summer is always crazy so we can always push it back if no one is free.

It's in View Only so I just sent you a request for access.

Just added my info on the sheet.

Sadly it looks like none of the times listed will work for me.

Bummer. Well let us know if anything changes. I'm looking for 1 - 2 more PCs.

This system/game style also lends itself to one-offs and new players joining existing campaigns. There is leveling, but the leveling does not influence enemy encounters and play as much as D&D. I'll keep this thread updated if we decide to play beyond those dates listed for August.

I've got the PDF already from kickstarting Blades in the Dark, and am hoping the physical book will be at GenCon to pick up. Either way, I'll check out the schedule you've got posted tomorrow and see if I can't make any of them as I really would love to play.

thejustinbot wrote:

I've got the PDF already from kickstarting Blades in the Dark, and am hoping the physical book will be at GenCon to pick up. Either way, I'll check out the schedule you've got posted tomorrow and see if I can't make any of them as I really would love to play.

Yes please do. Also leave something in the comments even if none of them work so we can work in future dates.

I also ordered the book. Got my Tracking # and says delivery is Monday.

Apologies for the delay, got busy with GenCon stuff. Put my info in. At first glance any of the Saturday or Friday days look fine for me. I’ll double check once I get back and have a calendar in front of me but as of now I’m good for any of those.

For anyone who hasn't joined yet, feel free to still come! There's plenty of time.

I'm setting our first meetup at August 24th at 5pm EST based on feedback.

Post here or join the Discord Server and we can still add you to the game. Keep in mind that no experience with any RPG is necessary and this is everyone's first time with this particular game.

Got my hands on the physical book at the Con and it is super gorgeous.

thejustinbot wrote:

Got my hands on the physical book at the Con and it is super gorgeous.

Right?! Mine came in the mail Friday. I love the hard cover with no sleeve, just like D&D books but more compact.

Good luck with the game guys, I was really thinking about getting in on this but the schedule combined with the fact that I already have 1 weekly online game makes it a no go. I may see if I can pop in and check out the game for a bit though if you all don't mind.

Beware the noodles.