I could be delusional, but I was under the impression that your characteristic bonus added to relevant rolls. Aka, I seem to remember your willpower bonus adding toyour invocation of psychic powers in Dark heresy, but when looking that up in Black Crusade it is the psy rating of the character that adds to the roll, and not the willpower bonus.
In my effort to understand the material, the section "playing the game" There is mention made of the myriad uses of the Characteristic bonus, but no table that shows them. Also, in that same section there is a mnetion that there are other modifiers that can add or subtract to the roll. THis is vague to me, and this may just be my failing.
The question I am trying to answer is does the Characterstic bonus add to the roll when testing something for that statistic?
If I test my tech use, do I add my tech use +10, +0 (standard diff), and my Int Bonus 5 for example?