Mechanical Genius

Cost: 2 Character Points

Mechanical Genius represents a character’s skill at building, modifying, operating and repairing engines, starships and droids. The increased speed at which mechanical tasks can be done applies to long-term tasks (such as building a droid from parts or caring for starships with Hangar Queen). Short-term tasks take the form of extra rolls, equal to the time multiplier (ie- a character is trapped in a garbage smasher and must stop the machines before they all become a lot thinner. They are normally allowed to make one Mind + Technology roll per turn to stop the smasher, but a character with 3 levels of Mechanical Genius may make four rolls per turn!).

Level Description
Level 1 Mechanical tasks are done at twice the normal speed. The character receives a +1 bonus to Technology rolls.
Level 2 Mechanical tasks are done at thrice the normal speed. The character receives a +1 bonus to Technology rolls.
Level 3 Mechanical tasks are done at four times the normal speed. The character receives a +2 bonus to Technology rolls.
Level 4 Mechanical tasks are done at five times the normal speed. The character receives a +2 bonus to Technology rolls.
Level 5 Mechanical tasks are done at six times the normal speed. The character receives a +3 bonus to Technology rolls.
Level 6 Mechanical tasks are done at seven times the normal speed. The character receives a +3 bonus to Technology rolls.