With Basic? I'm afraid not. We're talking about mega-damage microelectronics here and probably darned good ones at that. Shirley doesn't have any skills that could do the job either. But... if anyone else could come up with a solution, it's the Test Pilot/Engineer in your team, Elinor. =)
Elinor's earlier thought about claiming EMP damage was turned down because Steele would've sent his SpecOps team to investigate. Does that mean the EMP damage is also unfeasible, or can we use that to get rid of the bugs? This is total sci-fi inspiration, not actual science, but in (sci-fi) theory, a kind of EMP will take out sensitive electronics but not cause direct harm to people (aside from any sparks the special effects guys throw in). Engineering wise, given Elinor's background, does she think this is a believable solution?
As with Mario's roll, there is a difficulty modifier (also only at -5% due to Elinor's extensive education; someone like Shirley or Toph would take -15% or more here).
Elinor's Electrical Engineer percentage is... 72% - 5% - 67%
I rolled the yellows and came up with a 66%!
Whoa! Say 'hooray' to making the roll because of Kaerri's choice to give Elinor an I.Q. bonus! Who says I.Q. is a dump stat in a combat game? =)
Re: My last post. A thought struck me as Shirley was reaching for the intercom button. "Maybe you guys still had something you wanted to say in private before they re-entered?" Not knowing, I figured I would write up that post in a way that allowed you and your characters any such comments or thoughts to share while Iris and Sam were still out of the room. Just a thought! =)