Scum and Villainy is a Blades in the Dark hack 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 crew member’s own foibles and vices.
Gameplay focuses on criminal endeavours 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.
- Cat. No.