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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 10 Turn 9 Turn 8 Turn 7 Turn 6 Turn 5 Turn 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Star Trader game 7 – Turn 11

Sections: Report, Press, Corporation Table, News, GM Notes, Star map (separate page), PDF map (90k)

    "So why haven't the Authorities done more to intercept the Spaceship wandering about the Mu Herculis System?"
    "I'm not quite sure, but a spokesman for the Government blamed the previous administration for not spending more on System defences and relying on Corporation assurances."
    "And why didn't the administration remedy the deficiency?"
    "They wouldn't answer that question, but insist the donations from Corporations to their administration were completely irrelevant."
The main event of the Quarter was the discovery of Alloys in quantity on a remote Federation world. Easy to mine, they brought the price crashing everywhere. The unexpected reduction in cost may impact on wages on Mu Herculis and boost the re-election chances of the administration.

COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA loaded passengers for Beta Hydri and Gamma Leporis. MARATHON MANIACS loaded Passengers for Sigma Draconis. THE 7 CORPORATION bought 7 Spice Factories at Sigma Draconis and 2 Monopole Factories at Mu Herculis. AVERY & SONS loaded Passengers to Tau Ceti. No one is carrying Passengers to Mu Herculis for some reason.

AVERY & SONS bought 5 Alloys on Contract at Gamma Leporis.

COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA wanted to sell Alloys at Epsilon Eridani and were just the first of many to be caught out by the sudden surplus and drop in prices of Alloys. COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA also wanted to buy Spice but the price rose above their bid of 11, leaving them frustrated.

Tau Ceti saw both SAILCAT and AVERY & SONS buying 5 Isotopes each on Contracts.

MARATHON MANIACS did manage to sell 2 Alloys at Mu Herculis, despite the price movements, but SAILCAT were left unable to sell at the same price of 7 HTs. AVERY & SON sold 10 Isotopes for 8 HTs and a Dealership and there was sufficient demand for SAILCAT to sell 4 more for 9 HTs.

THE 7 CORPORATION bought Isotopes and Spice on their Contracts at Sigma Draconis, taking advantage of the low prices.

SAILCAT bid 7 and failed to sell Alloys at Beta Hydri. THE 7 CORPORATION sold 9 Isotopes for 7 HTs each and SAILCAT then sold 5 more for 8 HTs. COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA and THE 7 CORPORATION both sold Monopoles on Contract. Finally, AVERY & SON sold 11 Spice for 14 HTs and took a second Dealership this Quarter as THE 7 CORPORATION sold 5 on Contracts.

Corporation Table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash Rep'n Player
A Marathon Maniacs 10 0 0 0 2nd 602 30 Andrew Burgess
B Costa Nostra Pizza 5 5 2 0 1st 218 30 Mark Cowper
C Sailcat 9 0 7 0 4th 1304 40 Mike Dyer
D The 7 Corporation 9 4 5 0 6th 950 40 Paul Evans
E Swiss Mercenary Fleet 8 7 0 0 5th 270 40 Martin Jennings
F Avery & Sons 10 8 1 3 3rd 307 40 Prezemek Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

News

EV 14 took place, with Alloy prices dropping everywhere.

There was one new News chit this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 12: B8
Turn 13: B10, C4
Turn 14: P3
Turn 15: P5

(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

You can use the Contractor Option to buy or sell up to 5 units of a Commodity, OR you can bid to buy or sell. You cannot do both. Only the Market Manager can do this.

My apologies for the loss of continuity in player sheets. Never trust your company servers is the clear message.

Agents still available:
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