Mercury is my dog's name.
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The table ruling was that it was, because while you skip the action step, it doesn't say you can't perform actions (unlike overlapping an obstacle token).
Correct. The only times you absolutely cannot perform actions are on an obstacle and when stressed. Skipping action steps are different, and while they deny you the normal sequence when you may perform an action, you can still be granted actions from other abilities.
Both of you have this very wrong about overlapping an obstacle token. You can absolutely perform actions while overlapping an obstacle. You skip your "Perform Action" step, but if you can get actions outside of the Perform Action step (like from Advanced Sensors, Squad Leader, Airen Cracken, etc), you get to take them.