To regain lost stamina requires healing or repairing - the former for biologicals and the latter for mechanicals.
|Healing Method||Healing Rate|
|Normal healing rate (without nano-robots)||1 stamina per week|
|Normal healing rate (with nano-robots)||1 stamina per day|
|Healing with medical equipment||Rating of equipment + medic bonus + stage of biologist|
|Patch - Biological||1D6 + medic bonus + stage of biologist|
|Healing Method||Healing Rate|
|Normal healing rate||1 stamina per day|
|Repairing with a toolkit||Rating of equipment + technician bonus + stage of physicist|
|Patch - Robot||1D6 + technician bonus + stage of physicist|
For biologicals there are several ways to accomplish healing. They can just rest, and because of the nanoscopic robots present in virtually every being, they heal at the advanced rate of one stamina per day (usually a 24 hour period, or thereabouts). With the assistance of medical equipment (kits, packs, and the like) a biological being can be healed one or more dice every hour (actual number of dice determined by the equipment used). This can be augmented by a medic to increase the rate. For even faster healing, a patch may be used to regain one die of stamina almost immediately. This can also be augmented with help from a medic. To stop the disastrous progression of a mortal wound (losing stamina every turn) requires to expertise of a medic, or the application of a patch.
A robot has similar methods to repair itself. Without doing anything, they will self repair at a rate of one stamina per day. A robot version of a patch exists, which allows a robot to repair itself quickly. Also, a toolkit may be used to repair 1D6 an hour (or more, depending on equipment used) plus any technician bonuses.
When either a biological or robot has suffered damage that drives them below -10 stamina, the possibility of death must be considered.
In combat, robots have a distinct advantage over biologicals in that they do not suffer from mortal wounds.
Patches "Patches" are an interesting invention. They consist of a web of robotic fibres, imbedded with an arsenal of nanoscopic robots. When applied, the fibres crawl into the flesh of the subject, sealing wounds, tying muscles together, and binding shattered bones. It is a very painful process, and is best role-played as often as possible. When applied by an expert (such as a medic) patches can be modified to temporarily perform virtually any biological function, which is important if vital organs are injured. When a patch has been used on a being, the metallic lump is usually obvious and generally considered to be aesthetically displeasing. To make a biological being "pretty" again, they must use medical equipment at a slower pace and redo to healing performed by the patches.
Medical equipment, including patches, are capable of healing at such a pace because they can determine exactly what to build by reading a beings genetic code. To do this they rely on the nanoscopic robots already present in the beings body to have the full code. For this reason, when healing beings that do not have the normal array of nanoscopic robots, every die of healing is instead only one point of stamina.
A robot version of a patch exists with similar abilities. They can be applied to a robot and will immediately start to repair 1D6 worth of stamina. As with biological patches, the applied patch is somewhat obvious and should eventually be repaired properly with a tool kit. Robot patches and biological patches cannot be interchanged, but they are similar enough that a medic or a technician can convert a patch of one type into the other every ten minutes.