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The Computers skill is also used to access a starship's computer systems in the Star Wars universe. The following checks extend the existing Computers skill

Angle shields (INT)

(Int; Active; Hands-on)
Time Varies; Base Error Range 1

Angling a ship’s shields increases their defensive power against threats from one direction. The time taken and Angle shields check DC depend on the spaceship’s size.

Ship sizeTimeTarget DC

Colossal

2 full actions

25

Gargantuan

2 full actions

20

Huge

1 full action

17

Large

1 full action

15

Medium

1 half action

12

Small

1 half action

10

Tiny

Free action

7

Diminutive

Free action

5

Fine

Free action

2

Additional Untrained Penalty: All spaceship focuses are gained with the Drive skill. When you make this check untrained, you suffer an additional penalty as described in Chapter 4: Gear
Cooperative: no
Synergy skills:
Retry: Yes, but the error range increases by 2 each time
Threat:
Critical Success:

Operate sensors (INT)

(Int; Active; Hands-on)
Time Varies; Base Error Range 1

Starships use sensors to detect other vessels, planetary bodies, and potential hazards. Starship sensor systems have four modes of activity, varying in range, area, and sensitivity.

Passive mode: Sensors set to passive mode simply receive information about the immediate vicinity (out to short range). Passive sensors grant no bonus on the operator’s Operate Sensors check. However passive sensors help hide the ship from other vessels that might detect active sensors. Gathering data from sensors in passive mode is a free action.

Scan Mode: In scan mode, sensors actively send out pulses in al directions (to a maximum of long range) to gather information about the ship’s surroundings. Sensors in scan mode grant a +2 equipment bonus on the user’s skill checks. Using sensors in scan mode is a move action.

Search Mode: The search mode sweeps a specific fire arc (front, left, right or rear) for information, out to a maximum of extreme range. This grants a +4 equipment bonus on Operate Sensors checks made to detect objects with sensors. Using sensors on search mode is a move action.

Focus mode: A sensor in focus mode directs its attention to a precise area or single object at up to extreme range. While on focus mode, a sensor grants a +6 equipment bonus on Operate Sensors checks made to operate the sensors. Using sensors in focus mode is a full-round action. The DC requires to locate an object with sensors depends on the object’s size and range from the ship.

Table: Starship Sensor Detection
Target sizeOperate Sensors DCTarget sizeOperate Sensors DC
Colossal 2 Small 11
Gargantuan 6 Tiny 12
Huge 8 Diminutive 14
Large 9 Fine 18
Medium 10
 
 

 

Table: Starship Sensor Range modifiers
Target RangeDistance in squaresDC modifier
Point blank 0-1 -4
Short 2-5 +0
Medium 6-10 +2
Long 11-20 +4
Extreme 21-40 +8
Out of rnage 41+ Detection not possible

 

Table: Starship Sensor Situation modifiers
SituationDC Modifier
Target is using scan, search, or focus mode -4
Target is powered down +4
Target is using sensor mask Varies
Target is concealed behind object three sizes larger than itself +10

Additional Untrained Penalty: All spaceship focuses are gained with the Drive skill. When you make this check untrained, you suffer an additional penalty as described in Chapter 4: Gear
Cooperative: no
Synergy skills:
Retry: Yes, but the error range increases by 2 each time
Threat:
Critical Success: