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Star Trader game 7 – Turn 3

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 2 Turn 1 Start-up

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

    “That’s two Corporations buying Factories.”
    “Could be the start of a trend.”
    “Hope so. The work that brings in is very helpful, and of course there are commissions!”
The two women smiled at each other.

COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA loaded passengers for Mu Herculis and bought a Monopoles Factory on the same planet. The L Bob Rife filled its pod capacity with another Cargo Pod.

SAILCAT increased their Reputation, partly at least by buying three more Alloy Factories at Gamma Leporis, showing confidence in trading prospects.

THE 7 CORPORATION increased their Reputation substantially and also added a level of Political Connections. They then wanted to buy Monopole Factories but discovered that they only had enough spare money for one!

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET’s Grand Fromage increased Reputation and Business Connections. It also bought two Isotope Factories at Sigma Draconis and laid down a new Phoenix Hull, Halberd, at Beta Hydri Shipyard. This has A class crew and mixed Light Weapon and Cargo Pods. Glaive sold its passenger pod, bought a Cargo Pod and took on an A class crew, though this was unconnected with the ship’s misadventure last Quarter.

AVERY & SONS embarked passengers to Beta Hydri on the Penzance, but otherwise were concentrating on loading their ship.

At Tau Ceti, SAILCAT bought 12 Isotopes for 6 HTs each and became a Contractor. There was still enough supply for AVERY & SONS to buy 2 more at the same price.

SAILCAT were selling Isotopes at Mu Herculis, the sale of 6 at the price of 11 HTs gaining them a dealership. THE 7 CORPORATION used their agent Avon’s special ability to buy 6 Monopoles for 11 HTs each.

Sigma Draconis saw AVERY & SONS buying 12 Isotopes for 4 HTs apiece to gain a Dealership. MARATHON MANIACS sold 4 Spice for 11 HTs each and THE 7 CORPORATION bought 5 Spice on Contract.

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 3rd 44 22 Andrew Burgess
B Costa Nostra Pizza 3 5 1 0 4th 124 23 Mark Cowper
C Sailcat 5 0 7 0 1st 50 40 Mike Dyer
D The 7 Corporation 5 4 4 0 2nd 63 40 Paul Evans
E Swiss Mercenary Fleet 3 7 0 0 6th 211 32 Martin Jennings
F Avery & Sons 1 7 0 2 5th 57 22 Prezemek Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

News

There was one new News chit this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 4: B4
Turn 5: B6
Turn 6: P7, C2

(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

Player sheets when sent out (example this turn) say for turn 4. That is, they are correct for the start of turn 4.

Agents available:
Badger
Dragon
Dwarf
JB
Tender
Willy

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