A tractor token is an orange token. A ship is Tractored while it has equal or greater than a specific number of tractor tokens, according to its size: a small ship requires one tractor token, a medium ship requires at least two tractor tokens, and a large ship requires at least three tractor tokens.
After a ship becomes tractored, the player whose effect applied the tractor token may choose one of the following effects:
- Perform a (non-action) barrel roll using the 1 template. The player applying the effect selects the direction of the barrel roll and the ship’s final position.
- Perform a (non-action) boost using the 1 maneuver template.
This move can cause a ship to move through or overlap an obstacle. Other barrel roll and boost restrictions still apply (fails if move would cause ship to flee the battlefield, etc).
After a ship is moved this way, if an opponent moved it, the ship's player may choose to have the ship rotate 90˚ to the left or right. If they do, the ship gains one stress token.
During the Engagement Phase, while a tractored ship defends, it rolls one fewer defense die.
(Errata: "During the Engagement Phase, a tractored ship rolls one fewer defense die. Medium ships become tractored with 2 or more tractor tokens. Large ships become tractored with 3 or more tractor tokens.")
(Errata: Added "After a ship is moved this way, if an opponent moved it, the ship's player may choose to have the ship rotate 90˚ to the left or right. If they do, the ship gains one stress token.")
- Some special weapons inflict tractor tokens instead of dealing damage.
- Huge Ships have additional rules for tractor tokens.