SaV as SW: Precursors and tech...?

Hi, everyone!

Starting a new thread to go over one of my favorite parts of Scum and Villainy: discovering, acquiring, and/or otherwise experiencing technology heretofore unexplained and unparalleled.

But… where is this in the Star Wars universe? I dismissed the CW episodes with “the ones” (celestials) as not great, but looking back they might be a great source for this. Gree, Kwa, Rakata…

What are your favorite ideas for precursors in the SW universe? Or are you leaving that aspect out of your SaV game?

And what about Ur-bot AI cores? It poses an interesting question of why Droids are who they are in the Star Wars universe. Is there anything written about what makes a Droid a Droid vs a robot?

Making Droids a little different certainly keeps overzealous technicians in the party from building an army of droids, which I’m glad the rules cover.

How are you playing it?

I am leaning towards letting my group decide as we go, starting at session zero. I like playing rounds of “Yes Character” and asking them to add to the world during games, so maybe you all have some great developments from your gaming table.



Our group has been playing alternate universe SW SaV for about ten sessions or episodes in parallel to our Emporium crew BitD game. So far the players have not explored SaV rules that tend to contradict the feel of Star Wars and I haven’t introduced them as GM. We are tending to make rule choices, e.g. choosing special abilities, that feel right and if anything our suspicious mechanic keeps disabling droids! As we’re playing Rebellion era, Mandalorian and Jedi artefacts and tech such as light/dark sabres tend to have that precursor feel though we haven’t really played around with the rules on it.

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