Creator of Things
Here is what I think it means:What? I have no idea what this means.
In HQ1 there is text for awarding modifiers for a PC interacting with the environment in a clever way.
"I take the high ground!"
"Take a +3 to your rating."
In the text for HQG (as far as I can tell) there is no text on this matter. The only Bonuses available are through Auguments on the character sheet or from successes from a previous successful contest. So the character is only focused on using his own Abilities on his own Abilties... and not on interacting wth the world to gain a bonus.
[I don't know what HW or HQ2 said on this matter. I don't them at hand.]
So, depending on which edition one is using (or the edition one has built in one's head after reading several editions and cobbling together one's own rules set) the game posits very different expectations on how the Player can or will or should manipulate or interact with the environment to try to gain a bonus.
That is my guess as to what Scorpio Rising is referring to.
Scorpio Rising , if that is what you are referring to and offer bonuses based on circumstance and actions on the part of the part of the PCs if you so wish.