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Star Trader game 7 – Turn 2

This is the seventh postal (PBM/PBeM) game of Star Trader GMed by Mike Dommett and published by Pevans in my games magazine, To Win Just Once. This is the web version of the turn. Follow the link for an introduction to Star Trader.

Previous reports: Turn 1 Start-up

Sections: Report, Press, Corporation Table, News, GM Notes, Star map (separate page), PDF map (80k)

    “Ok, so now we’re down.” His fresh face now smiling after the awkwardness of last Quarter’s embarrassment, the commander looked towards the communication equipment.
    “Anything yet, Lieutenant?”
    “No, captain. And Mu Herculis didn’t spot us either.”
    “Keep monitoring the channels.” He turned to his number One.
    “Anyone wanting shore leave on this Humid Planet can go ashore.”

At Beta Hydri, THE 7 CORPORATION sold 10 Monopoles for 17 HTs each and took a Dealership. COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA sold 4 Alloys for 6 HTs apiece.

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET bid 10 to buy Spice at Sigma Draconis, but THE 7 CORPORATION bid 12 and bought 6 to gain a Contractorship.

THE 7 CORPORATION used Crip to buy 5 Monopoles on Contract at Mu Herculis.

At Tau Ceti SAILCAT sold 3 Alloys for 6 HTs each and bought 6 Isotopes at a price of 6 HTs to get a Dealership.

Several Corporations went to the Federal Bankers. THE 7 CORPORATION took out a 250HT loan over 8 Quarters, improved their Reputation and bought a Warehouse at Beta Hydri.

SAILCAT improved their Reputation quite spectacularly and also increased their Business Connections.

COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA loaded passengers for Epsilon Eridani and equipped the L Bob Rife with a mixture of Passenger, Light Weapon and Cargo pods, funded in part by a 280 HT loan for the next 8 Quarters.

AVERY & SONS hired Agent Amy. With the Flute hull, Falmouth, and the Phoenix hull, Penzance launched this Quarter, their assembled fleet swopped and sold pods, leaving the Manwen a Cargo-podded B ship, the Penzance a Cargo and Passenger A ship and the Falmouth with the Battle Comm pod, Cargo pods and an A crew.

Corporation Table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash Rep'n Player
A Marathon Maniacs 8 0 0 0 1st 0 22 Andrew Burgess
B Costa Nostra Pizza 3 5 1 0 4th 189 23 Mark Cowper
C Sailcat 3 0 7 0 2nd 89 35 Mike Dyer
D The 7 Corporation 5 4 3 0 6th 301 35 Paul Evans
E Swiss Mercenary Fleet 2 7 0 0 3rd 470 26 Martin Jennings
F Avery & Sons 0 7 0 5 5th 132 20 Przemek Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

News

There were three new News chit this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 3: C4
Turn 4: B4
Turn 5: B6
Turn 6: P7

(Chits are identified by the Connection type and level required to see them and disappear/take effect in the News Phase of the turn listed.)

GM Notes

If your ship has a hull capacity of 5 pods, don’t forget that the Augmented Jump pod (if you buy one) does NOT count against the capacity. You can have 5 more pods as well.

SAILCAT and MARATHON MANIACS, I deprived you of your first turn’s production. The starting Factories would of course have produced on the first turn. I have credited you with the missing production.

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