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Questions tagged [scum-and-villainy]

Scum and Villainy is a science fiction RPG based on the Blades in the Dark game engine Forged in the Dark. It was published by Evil Hat Productions in 2018.

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How should a GM handle PCs picking up NPC weapons?

In Blades, most gear is abstracted. PCs can gain access to new gear using downtime activities such as Acquire Asset and Crafting. How are stolen items (which aren't immediately sold or handed over ...
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What the starting values and ranges of Tier and Status for factions?

I'm a bit confused by Tier and Status for factions. The magnitude table on p. 280 shows that Tier ranges from 0 to 6, but doesn't mention Status. p. 263 mentions improving status with a faction 'past ...
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What is the default setting for reducing consequences/harm?

S&V p. 35 details using resistance rolls to reduce consequences/harm suffered, and indicates a successful roll reduces the consequence by one level. Similarly, the armour rules on p. 37 also ...
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Does the leader of a group action roll themselves?

When leading a group action, do you roll the action yourself, or do you just take the stress penalties from other people's failed rolls?
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How does the repair downtime action work in Scum and Villainy?

If I understand correctly, the repair downtime action on page 188 lets you spend an action and 1 cred to clear 1 damage. However, in the “Downtime Activities in Play” section on page 194, Hayley uses ...
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Why are certain ship modules listed as upgrades on the ship sheets?

To give a specific example; on the ship sheet for the Cerberus, under Weapons Systems, the ship begins with a grappling hook module. Under that is listed 'particle cannons' as a possible upgrade, then ...
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What's the expected benefit of the second pistol?

Blades in the Dark lets you take a pistol for 1 load, or a pair of pistols for 2. The Blades-based sci-fi game Scum and Villainy lets you do the same with blasters, or the Scoundrel's fine sidearms. ...