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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 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Star Trader game 7 – Turn 5

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

    “If you’ll come this way, please?” The smartly dressed SAILCAT officer led the party to the Clara’s dock.
    “Thank you.” The Aide turned to his superior. “We checked the accommodation, and it is satisfactory.”
    “Good, tell them we can take off in an hour.”

SAILCAT took OP 8 and loaded the ambassador onto the Clara. The Jean was sent on OP 15, a potentially risky expedition that might give large rewards, or perhaps the loss of the vessel. Meanwhile the factories continue to churn out Alloys.

MARATHON MANIACS loaded Passengers for Sigma Draconis and laid down a Phoenix Hull, to be known as Viking, in the Tau Ceti Shipyards.

AVERY & SONS were very busy. First they repaid their loan and immediately spun that into a 300 HT load over 8 Quarters. Reputation was increased, but only a little bit as the markets were not 100% convinced, no doubt. Warehouses were erected at Epsilon Eridani and Beta Hydri and the Shipyards at Tau Ceti had another commission, for a stream-lined Corco Gamma hull. Finally, Criminal Connections were increased, which did not boost Reputation at all.

COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA loaded Passengers for Mu Herculis.

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET splashed a ship down in the northern ocean of Epsilon Eridani Delta. Federation forces were unlucky not to intercept the ship, but once afloat, the hull was loaded with lots of hover tanks and transport, presumably for re-sale elsewhere. They also bought a Monopoles Factory, in their slow industrialisation.

At Beta Hydri, THE 7 CORPORATION sold 5 Spice for 11 HTs each. COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA sold 8 Monopoles at 14 HTs each and gained a Dealership.

MARATHON MANIACS were dying to raise cash, selling Spice at Sigma Draconis, and managed to dispose of 3 units at 9 HTs apiece. After this THE 7 bought 5 on Contract.

SAILCAT were trading at Mu Herculis. Firstly they sold 3 Alloys for 8 HTs each after which they sold 5 Isotopes on Contract.

Epsilon Eridani saw AVERY & SONS selling 10 Monopoles for 17 HTs, which brought them a Dealership. SWISS MERCENARY FLEET also gained a Dealership, selling 8 isotopes for 8 HTs apiece.

Finally, at Gamma Leporis, AVERY & SONS bought 10 Alloys for 3 HTs each and achieved a second Dealership this Quarter, while still leaving enough for COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA to buy 2 units at 1 HT each.

Corporation Table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash Rep'n Player
A Marathon Maniacs 9 0 0 0 4th 107 24 Andrew Burgess
B Costa Nostra Pizza 4 5 1 0 5th 118 25 Mark Cowper
C Sailcat 6 0 7 65 1st 213 40 Mike Dyer
D The 7 Corporation 6 4 5 0 6th 82 40 Paul Evans
E Swiss Mercenary Fleet 5 7 0 5 2nd 77 40 Martin Jennings
F Avery & Sons 5 8 0 5 3rd 113 31 Prezemek Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

News

There were two new News chits this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 7: C6
Turn 8: B2
Turn 9: B8

(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

It is perfectly acceptable to carry out private trades between players. Just make sure I have 2 sets of orders that are consistent.

Agents available:
Badger
Dragon
Dwarf
JB
Tender
Willy

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