Skill Defaults

Many areas of expertise overlap into other subjects and as such, an expert in one field will be able to make an educated guess in another. If you don't have the skill in question, you can use a relevant skill at a penalty.

Accounts : knowledege -5 or maths -3

Acrobatics : agility -3 or athletics -2

Acting : comms -3 or fast talk -2

Aerodyne Tech : tech -4 or suitable mechanic / vehicle tech skill -2

Aircraft Tech : tech -4 or suitable mechanic / vehicle tech skill -2

Archery : manipulation -4

Astrogation : knowledge -5, astronomy -2 or planetology -3

Astronomy : knowledge -5, astrogation -2 or planetology -3

Athletics : agility -3

Biology : knowledge -6

Biotech : tech -6, biology -4 or cybertech -3

Botany : knowledge -6

Chemistry : knowledge -6, biology -4 or pharmacy -2

Climbing (Freefacing) : agility -4 or any other climbing skill -2
Climbing (General) : agility -4 or any other climbing skill -2
Climbing (Mountaineering) : agility -4 or any other climbing skill -2

Command : communications -3

Computer Use : knowledge -3, programming -2, decking -2

Contacts (type) : no defaults, you know people or you don't :-)

Culture (type) : no defaults

Cycle : agility -3

Dance (style) : agility -2

Decking : knowledge -6 or computer use -4

Demolitions : tech -5

Detect Lies : knowledge -2, communications -1 or psychology -0

Disguise : tech -4

Drive : manipulation -4

Electronics (general): tech -6, electronics (computers) -4 or electronics (cybertech) -3
Electronics (computers) : knowledge -6, computer use -3 or electronics (general) -2
Electronics (cybernetics) : knowledge -6, computer use -3, electronics (general) -2 or biotech -3
Electronics (communications) : knowledge -6, electronics (computers) -4 or operate (communications) -3

EVA : agility -5

Evaluate : knowledge -4 or related tech skill -2

Facilities (type) : no default

Fast Talk : communications -4 or acting -2

First Aid : tech -5, medtech -3 or surgery -1

Forgery : tech -4

Gambling : knowledge -2

Geology : knowledge -5

Heavy Weapons : manipulation -5 or rifle -4

Hide : any of agility, sneak or shadowing all at -1

History : knowledge -3 (maybe a suitably related tech or expert skill at -2 at ref's discression)

Interface : knowledge -5 or decking -3

Interrogate : communications -3, command -2 or intimidate -1

Interview : communications -2 or interrogate -2

Intimidate : communications -2 or interrogate -1

Intrusion : knowledge -6, computer use -4 or decking -2.

Investment : knowledge -2 or accounts -2

Language (specific) : no defaults

Law : knowledge -4

Library Use : knowledge -2, computer use -2 or literary study -1

Literary Study : knowledge -4 or history -3

Locksmith : tech -4 or security -2

Maths : knowledge -1

Mechanic : tech -2

Melee (Hand weapons) : manipulation -2
Melee (blades, one handed) : manipulation -3 or blades (2H) -2
Melee (blades, two handed) : manipulation -4 or blades (1H) -3
Melee (clubs, One handed) : manipulation -2 or clubs (2H) -1
Melee (clubs, two handed) : manipulation -3 or clubs (1H) -2
Melee (Polearms) : manipulation -4
Melee (Whips/jointed) : no default

Occult : knowledge -4 or literary study -3

Operate (ommunications) : tech -2 or electronics (communications) -1
Operate (medtech) : tech -4 or surgery -2
Operate (sensors) : tech -2 or electronics (general) -1

Perception (type) : perception -0

Perform : communications -3, public speaking -2 or acting -1

Pharmacy : tech -6 or chemistry -3

Physics : knowledge -4 or maths -2

Pick Pocket : tech -2

Pilot (Aerodyne) : manipulation -4 or rotor -3
Pilot (Aircraft) : manipulation -4 or spaceplane -2
Pilot (GEV) : manipulation -3
Pilot (Micro-remotes) : manipulation -2
Pilot (Parawing) : manipulation -3
Pilot (Rotor) : manipulation -4 or aerodyne -3
Pilot (Ship) : manipulation -5
Pilot (Spaceplane) : manipulation -5 or aircraft -4
Pilot (Tug) : manipulation -5 or spaceplane -3

Pistol : manipulation -3 or other firearm skill -2

Planetology : knowledge -4 or geology -3

Play (instrument) : no default

Programming : knowledge -6, decking -5, electronics (computers) -5 or computer use -4

Psychology : knowledge -5 or communications -4

Physiology : knowledge -5, surgery -3 or diagnose -2

Public Speaking : communications -2, perform -1 or acting -1

Research : knowledge -3 or library use -1

Resistance : no defaults

Rifle : manipulation -3 or other firearm skill -2

Rotor Tech : tech -6, mechanics -3 or pilot (rotor) -2

Scrounge : communications -2

Security : tech -4 or locksmith -2

Seduction : communications -1

Shadowing : any of agility, hide or sneak at -1

Ship Tech : tech -5, mechanics -4 or pilot (ship) -3

SMG : manipulation -3 or other firearm skill -2

Sneak : any of agility, hide or shadowing at -1

Sniping : no defaults

Spacecraft Tech : tech -5, mechanics -4 or pilot (spaceplane / tug) -3

Specialist (type) : no defaults

Stim Recording : no defaults

Streetwise (type) : no defaults

Style : no defaults

Surgery : tech -5, first aid -4 or diagnose -3

Survival (Space) : knowledge -3
Survival (Urban) : knowledge -3
Survival (Wilderness) : knowledge -3

Swim : agility

Systems (type) : no defaults

Teach : no defaults

Track : perception -1 or shadowing -2

Unarmed Combat (type) : no defaults

Video : no defaults

Weaponsmith (type) : tech -3 (or electronics (general) -2 for high tech devices - lasers, gauss, smartscopes, etc).

Write : knowledge -1 or literary study -0

Zerobatics : agility -2

Zoology : knowledge -3