Characters with the Engineering, Medicae or Thaumaturgy skill may attempt to analyse certain objects, people or environments, often indicated by a self-ref card. This ability is used by engineers to examine and interact with technologies, by medics to diagnose and autopsy, and by Omega users to investigate anomalies. (Please note that to investigate the spiritual and emotional impacts caused by Omega effects, the Psychometry ability of the Omega Spirit Attunement is used instead.) Characters with the appropriate skill may attempt to analyse systems. All systems will have a difficulty rating, and a number rating.
The difficulty rating of a system can be either Standard, Advanced, or Expert – relating to the Engineering, Medicae or Thaumaturgy skill tiers 1, 2 and 3 respectively. This indicates that at least one member of the analysis team must have the same tier or higher than the rating shown in the appropriate skill.
The number rating of the system indicates the collective total tiers in the appropriate skill required to perform the task. The number also indicates the time requred to analyse the system, in minutes. A Multispec (or Omnispec) is needed to analyse Engineering systems, a Medispec (or Omnispec) is needed to analyse Medical systems, and a Focus is needed to analyse Omega anomalies.
Please note that Vrede may reduce the time required to perform engineering or medical tasks
Example: A system to analyse an unknown ailment is “Medicae Analysis Advanced 5”.
This means it requires a total of 5 tiers of Medicae, and takes 5 minutes to analyse.
At least one of the team must have Medicae Tier 2