Two passages from page 387:
“the technological skill must have required tools to perform the operations of the skill.”
“Automation: Base cost is 2 pts, +1 pt per exponent die in the skill.”
So, if I want to upgrade a vehicle or piece of technology from “Signals: none” to “Signals: Automation 3,” which of these is the right pricing:
a) Buy Signals Tools (4 pts), buy Automation (2 pts), buy skill exponent 3 (3 pts), for a total of 9 points?
b) Buy Automation (2 pts), buy skill exponent 3 (3 pts), for a total of 5 points?