Mass Effect: Cortex Plus
The Ability’s Effect suggests ways that you might roll the Ability into a Test or Contest. There are six Effect types.
Effects are pretty cut and dry. Dice from this Effect hurt people; you use them in rolls to give others Stress.
Effects allow the character to better perceive and understand his surroundings; you roll them into perception-based Tests and Contests.
Effects help characters get from place to place in unusual ways, so roll the dice into Tests or Contests that depend on speed or travel.
Effects allow characters to manipulate aspects of their surroundings. Use the Ability die to influence the outcome of a Test or Contest by altering the environment.
Effects protect the character from some type of harm. Roll the die when it would help you against attacks or rolls to inflict Stress.
Effects let you change,shift, boost, or alter your body or talents in some amazing way. Roll in this Ability when your enhancements give you an advantage.