- Attribute: Perception
- Type: Utility
- Time: N/A
- Description: A character with this skill knows how to evaluate damage to provide details about a particular scene, including technological failures, sabotage, fault, etc. With a successful skill check, the character can provide general account of the circumstances that led to an accident or other such event and identify contributing factors. In addition, it may be used to help identify or offer speculation on aspects of others who may have been involved, depending on the circumstances. It may be used with an Electronics or Mechanics specialization at a base (-0-) modifier, and the general type of technology at a difficult (-4) modifier. The difficulty and amount of time required is based on the complexity and integration level of the system, as well as the tools available. If the skill check fails, additional attempts may be made at a progressive difficult (-4) modifier, but after three fails, additional attempts may not be made on that scene again until the skill rank has increased.
- Prerequisites: The Electronics or Mechanics skill, the Analyze skill, and four skill points in Technocracy
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