What's the best way to resolve this?
My players have encountered a derelict alien ship while Gatecrashing. It is literally and figuratively alien to them. How can they 1. interface with the airlock controls to get in, and 2. Interface with the main console to read ship status?
1. Would simply an Interface skill check at -30 work? Or, since it's alien tech, and they don't have any "xeno-" anything, would it default to a straight COG or INT test?
2. Again, having no "xeno-" skills, CAN they even Interface with the console? If so, same thing? Interface -30? Or COG or INT? (Also -30??)
And let's say they do suss out the controls enough to get some readings, it's in an alien language. (Is there even a xeno-linguistics skill?) Would figuring out status info even be at all possible? Or again, can they try INT? (-30?)
Any advice on how to deal with first contact with alien tech would be appreciated!