It stated with a thought: "Wouldn't it be cool……" you know the kind of thought.
I am thinking you start with a Rookie pilot
for every sucessful game he earns "commendations" x=commendations earns a new rank (imperial or rebel)
at each new rank you get a new piece of kit ie Astromech, Targeting computer, Proton torps that kind of thing (hopefully mostly represented by the cards but may need to come up with other ones too)
Also Each confirmed "kill" you get expierence X=experience earns new Reputation eg Experienced, vereran, Ace, legend and such.
at each new Reputation you can get increased stats or skills/abilities (once again hopefully there will be cards for these)
So you can make up a pilot name him and trach his career, I like the Idea of a Tie pilot earning acess to a Tie advanced when he gets to a certain rankyou could have imperial Captain Needa the verteran withe a custom pained ship with kill markings painted on if you were thus inclined.
What do you think?
Does anybody have good references for the rank system of the Rebel Alliance and/or the Empire
I remember one of the X-wing novels gave a number of kills that made a pilot an ace any body remember what the number is or which one of the novels? (i'll probably reread them all in the near future but i am ancle deep in George RR Martin at the moment.)