How improvisational can we get with skill use in your game? Say I make my shut-in tech babe pilot character. She'd likely stay behind and help the others through security terminals, hacking and gathering information on the local area via computer access. Could we pull off stuff like sabotaging subsystems, making power conduits explode, opening and sealing certain doors remotely this way? Maybe incorporate such checks as a skill challange to help the ground team/hinder the opposition?
I think most of what you are asking about is already covered by the rules. The more you want to do, the more you need to control the computer in charge of those systems, which is covered under Improve Access (p. 76). Once you have access to the computer in question I would look at the rules for cooperation and favorable circumstances, most likely translating what your character does to a +2 bonus for some of the other characters. If you want to describe that as exploding power conduits, randomly firing weapon turrets, or something else I would leave to you. Rules-wise it really doesn't matter if you issue conflicting orders to Stormtroopers via a highjacked com channel or make some equipment malfunction. If your skill is good enough to gain control of the enemy computers you can aid your friends.
As far as I am concerned, as long as you have the means to aid your friends, aiding your friends is what the rules boil down to. If you can justify giving them a bonus you give them a bonus. Just don't expect to use computers as a replacement for other skills. Sometimes a lock will need a lockpick to open. Sometimes some information can only be gained from staring down that scar-faced bruiser in the rowdy cantina.
I'm committing. I have been reading everything up until this point. :)
I do love to play the rouges in D&D and I want to cut my teeth on something I am familiar with so this seems like a good starting point. :) How are we handling character sheets?
Honestly I have no idea yet about character sheets. Right now I am gathering some notes I made for pen-and-paper games I thought about years ago and planning some adventures.
Maybe for now just PM me whatever you got in whatever format you want? I guess I can probably decipher what you folks do and figure things out.