|Description:||This skill encompasses the ability to build, repair, physically hack, and upgrade equipment of a specific type.|
|Use:||Hardware is primarily used to repair devices, vehicles, habitat systems, or synthetic morphs.
Creating an item from scratch is handled as a Task Action with a timeframe determined by the gamemaster. The timeframe should be set according to the complexity of the object and could range from an hour (constructing a set of shelves) to days (assembling a robot from spare parts) or even months (building a house). Numerous factors may apply modifiers to the test, such as the use of entoptic blueprints/help manuals (+20) or poor working conditions (–10 to –30). Tools are also a factor, perhaps making the job easier (superior tools +10 to +30), more difficult (poor or inadequate tools, –10 to –30), or even impossible (lack of required tools).
Damaged items may be repaired in a similar manner.
Altering an object’s design and function follows the same basic rules as build and repair, above. The timeframe is Determined by the gamemaster as appropriate to the modification.
|Type:||Field, Active, Technical|
|Sample Fields:||Aerospace (all air and space vehicles), Armorer (armor and weapons), Electronics (all computerized devices), Groundcraft, Implants, Industrial (habitat, factory, and life support systems), Nautical (watercraft and submarines), Robotics (synthetic morphs)|
|Specializations:||As appropriate to the field|