Hardware Complications

These Complications are taken to reduce the cost of a hardware quality by one point.
You may reduce the cost of a single Quality to zero.

Mode Limited: Useable in one mode, often taken with the Mode Complication Object dependent Altmode.

Unreliable: This equipment may fail unexpectedly.
Roll 1d6: 6 means it doesn’t activate. If it fails to activate twice in a row it breaks and must be repaired.

Gear whose bonuses are defined as including supplies of some kind work a little differently.
A failed roll means they are understocked and provide half their usual bonus (+1 rounds to 0) until you can restock them.

A Subordinate with this quality isn't mechanically unsound, you can't rely on them to do as they're told. They are controlled by the GM, not the player.