I’m working on a hack of Lasers and Feelings based around exploring a (space) hulk. Creating the tables for the characters and adventure is good fun. I have the tables nearly complete, maybe even playable. The hard part is finding the right skill dipole. Lasers/Feelings is so perfect for its genre, the same with Sorcery/Swords from its game.
Right now I’m leaning towards Memories/Metal as the names. I’m still all over the place with what those skills mean. I considered using Memories to cover human, familiar things and your character’s connection to them. This would leave Metal to encompass personal risk, the unknown, and your character’s self sufficiency. I’ve thought about a dozen other possible meanings, each with their own problems.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.