I just wanted to confirm that when you roll a skill check, you use the attribute value minus any trauma that may have been taken against the attribute. So, for example, if you roll for Fight, and normally have a Strength of 5 and a Fight Skill of 2, but have taken 2 points of damage (Strength trauma), would you roll 3 Attribute Dice (Strength) and 2 Skill Dice (Fight), and then whatever gear bonus your weapon gave you?
As an aside - I think this is a great game. I have been looking for something like this for quite some time. The rules for improving the Ark are great. The guys in my group are really enjoying the game.