Voting to close. As this answers it: How do you make hacking useful without excluding other players? Thanks for your thoughts everyone and thank you to @Phil for pointing me at it, I couldn't find it ...
The situations is this: the party has to find three rare starship components in order to make its starship fly. These items are a modified computer part, a military motor piece and a century old motor ...
This question stems from my Eclipse Phase campaign, but applies to any high-tech setting. While the setting books describe a wealth of technology, there are plenty of tools that are not listed. That's ...