Scum and Villainy


A roleplaying game about a crew of space-faring scoundrels

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Published by Evil Hat Productions
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro

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

Players take on the roles of a motley crew of spacefaring outlaws and adventurers who travel through the galaxy, pulling off heists, smuggling contraband, and trying to make a name for themselves while staying one step ahead of the law and their rivals. Taking inspiration from classic sci-fi TV shows and movies like Star Wars, FireflyGuardians of the Galaxy, and Cowboy Bebop — Scum and Villainy is a Forged in the Dark game with a clear gameplay structure that emphasizes the criminal undertakings of the crew. Each session of play consists of a job followed by recovery, downtime projects, and advancement.

The ship gets its own character sheet, and can be upgraded and customized over time to suit the crew’s needs. Whether players are engaging in thrilling space battles or smuggling contraband past the authorities, the ship will be an essential tool in their adventures. Crew advancement opportunities reflect the change from a ragtag group barely flying to a reputed crew that has built a name across the sector. So gather your crew, power up your ship, and get ready to explore the galaxy like never before.



  • Black & white hardcover book, 368 pages.
  • Digital PDF included with purchase

Number of players: 3-6, one shot or campaign play.
Style: Forged in the Dark (inspired by Blades in the Dark). GM & Dice.
Creators: Stras Acimovic and John LeBoeuf-Little



Scum and Villainy – Playsheets (PDF)
Scum and Villainy – Blank System (PDF) 
Scum and Villainy – Blank Muscle (PDF) 
Scum and Villainy – Errata


Additional information

Weight 2.1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 1 in

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