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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.

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Star Trader game 7 – Turn 12

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

There was a flash of light, followed by a shock wave. Stunned security forces had to fight past civilians caught up in the devastation. The explosion was completely unexpected and it opened THE 7 CORPORATION Warehouse to space. Though the culprit had fled, there was a lead to COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA, already operating a kind of Blockade in Mu Herculis System Space.

Trading was light this quarter. At Epsilon Eridani, SAILCAT sold 11 Isotopes for 5 HTs apiece and a Dealership. THE 7 CORPORATION sold 5 Monopoles for 17 HTs each, though the price still rose.

COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA sold 5 Alloys for 6 HTs each at Mu Herculis. SAILCAT had intended to trade in Alloys and Isotopes, but a mis-jump by their ship left nothing to do business with. COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA then dropped 2 Monopoles for 15 HTs each.

Tau Ceti saw SAILCAT selling 5 Alloys on Contract; while AVERY & SONS bought 5 Isotopes on Contract.

Sigma Draconis had THE 7 CORPORATION buying Isotopes on Contract and AVERY & SONS buying 12 Spice for 8 HTs each to gain a Contract.

THE 7 CORPORATION sold 5 Monopoles on contract at Beta Hydri, after which SAILCAT sold 9 Isotopes for 6 HTs each and was awarded Dealer status.

COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA were implicated in the sabotage of THE 7 CORPORATION’s Warehouses at Mu Herculis, which led to a small loss of Monopoles and a substantial drop in Reputation. They also bought a Warehouse and two Isotope Factories at Tau Ceti and then loaded Passengers for Sigma Draconis and Tau Ceti. There was no reputation loss from their orbital ship, since no interceptions were attempted.

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET launched the Piccolo Hull, Naginta, at Tau Ceti. They immediately laid down a new Piccolo hull with Augmented Jump and D class crew on the same ship-way, before raising their Political level.

AVERY & SONS loaded Passengers for Mu Herculis.

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 N 6th 607 32 Andrew Burgess
B Costa Nostra Pizza 5 5 2 0 3rd 228 20 Mark Cowper
C Sailcat 10 0 7 0 2nd 1488 40 Mike Dyer
D The 7 Corporation 9 4 5 0 4th 670 40 Paul Evans
E Swiss Mercenary Fleet 8 7 1 5 1st 120 40 Martin Jennings
F Avery & Sons 10 8 1 0 5th 256 40 Prezemek Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

News

There were no new News chits this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
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

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