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just want to make sure im understanding the rules correct.. (page 8 and page 15)
Is these true ?
1. BEFORE campaign start , played can pay SO to promote pilots
2. AFTER recording pilot experience , player can promote pilots if his XP is sufficient without paying any SO cost.
So the only time promotion cost SO is before the campaign and in the middle of campaign the pilot is automatically PROMOTED to higher level if his XP reached the promotion level ?
The rulebook section quotes are below :
#Page 8 rulebook
Pilot Promotion Priority
After you choose your Campaign length, you can use the Pilot Priority Option. This allows you to immediately Promote one or more of your Pilots to his next higher level. You can Promote a Pilot more than once. Each Pilot Promotion for a Short Campaign costs 6 SO, Medium costs 12 SO, and Long costs 18 SO.
#Page 15 rulebook
Check for Pilot Promotion after resolving all mission Stress. If the Experience Point total for a Pilot is equal to or greater than the Promotion number for the Pilot, he is promoted. Promotion consists of switching the Pilot card for his next higher Pilot Experience Level and noting his new Experience Level on the Player Log Sheet. Pilots Promote from: Newbie to Green, Green to Average, Average to Skilled, Skilled to Veteran, and Veteran to Ace.
Example: Hunter just completed a successful mission. He has earned 2 more Experience Points, bringing his new total to 12. He Promotes from Veteran to Ace.
If a Pilot is promoted, recheck his Stress Points total to determine if he is Okay, Shaken, or Unfit. Also check to see if his Cool rating changed, and record his new Cool on the Player Log Sheet.
Once a Pilot is Promoted, he loses the Experience Points that gained him the Promotion. Record the new number of Experience Points he must earn to reach the next Experience Level on the Player Log Sheet.