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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Game Cryer: Star Wars: Scum and Villainy

by Ken Newquist / January 12, 2009

Star Wars: Scum and Villainy

My review of Scum and Villainy, the new source book for the Star Wars: Saga Edition role-playing game is up at (Update 12/6/2013 - GameCryer is offline, so the review is now posted on Nuketown). The book's aimed at those who want to run a fringer campaign, one that takes place between the cracks of galactic society. It's got plenty of combat and sneaky options for characters (including new races, talents and feats, though few of these are role-playing oriented) as well as lots of excellent weapon, armor and starship upgrades.

If you want your character to be the biggest bad ass since Boba Fett, then you'll need this book.

That's only half of it though; the rest is all about how to build a fringer campaign, including advice on how to run scoundrel-oriented campaigns, random generators for creating less-than-legal jobs and starports/shadowports,  mini adventures offering two-page, ready to run encounters for characters, and a full-length module. 

And let's not forget that most holy of holies ... an INDEX! That's right, this book sees the return of an actual INDEX to the book, which warmed my geeky heart. I can only hope this is a sign that such things will be returning to all of Wizards' products; heaven knows the D&D 4E books could certainly use them.

Anyway, the review's up on GameCrier; go read it!