This Common Skill allows the user to sidestep cyber-attacks by quickly rebooting all systems.
|RESET||SHORT SKILL / ARO|
|Advanced Combat: Hacking, No LoF.|
A trooper can only declare Reset if at least one of these is true:
Coordinated Order: Dodge and Reset If the target of a Coordinated Order chooses to Dodge or Reset as his ARO, then his Roll is compared in Face to Face against all attacking Rolls.
In the hyper-technological modern warfare environment, nearly every piece of gear has been designed with safeguards against hostile interference. If a cyber-attack is underway, the soldier can simply perform a soft system reboot to revert to optimal operational settings and avoid its pernicious effects. This process is very quick, as it bypasses normal shutdown protocols in case of emergency. However, expert infowar operators are capable of paralyzing semi-autonomous robotic units and powered armor suits before a soft reboot can take place. For this purpose, these devices are universally fitted with a manually-controlled hard reset switch that cannot be blocked via software.