Damage, Boosts, & Penalties often take various forms of attack & defense, or resistance & weakness. Shields, Armor, Accessories, & numerous items can mitigate allied harm or exacerbate enemy damage, along with several abilities & attacks.
The Elements present in StarCrawlers are:
Consists of CorpSec lasers, high-voltage security fields & other threats that cause Electrical or Shock Damage.
Consists of Incendiary harm through firearms, bombs, & more that burn the target, causing periodic damage over several turns.
Consists of Acids from experimental weapons & exotic fauna that degrade the target's armor.
Dangerous technology & psychics can reach into the parallel dimension to wreak havoc that conventional beings have no defense against.