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Trader to the Stars

Star Trader game 8

This is the eighth 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 turns: Turn 9 Turn 8 Turn 7 Turn 6 Turn 5 Turn 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Turn 10 report

Sections: Corporation Table, GM Notes, News, Press, Systems map (separate page), PDF map (170k)

The best bit of news for INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS was the early return of their ship the Tracey with an exceptional bonus of 500 HTs which the Corporation took to the Federal Bankers.

It was a good quarter, too, for Shipyards round the Quadrant. WHITE STAR LINE laid down a Piccolo Hull with A class crew at Epsilon Eridani. PAVONIS PIONEERS laid down four new Phoenix Hulls, one at each of the Quadrant's Spaceports.

COSTA NOSTRA IMPORTERS INC loaded Passengers for Beta Hydri, Epsilon Eridani and Mu Herculis.

FOOLS AND HORSES were quiet this turn as were WHITE STAR LINE.

FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS bought 15 Isotope Factories at Sigma Draconis and 3 Warehouses to go with them. Ma Parker was given fresh papers, a brand new A class crew and will be renamed. It is not, apparently, intended to do business with the previous owner. 2 more Cargo pods were bought for the Croco. Criminal Connections were raised still further. Passengers were loaded for Beta Hydri, Alpha Centauri, and Tau Ceti.

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET managed to sell three Piccolo hulls at Mu Herculis at 120% of list.

PAVONIS PIONEERS bought 10 Monopole Factories at Mu Herculis, and also took OP 39.

TRANSURANIC TRADING launched the TT Europa at Tau Ceti with A class crew, Augmented Jump and A grade crew and loaded passengers to Beta Hydri and Alpha Centauri.

At Gamma Leporis, PAVONIS PIONEERS bought 10 Alloys at 4 HTs each and were made Contractors. TRANSURANIC were also buying, but could only buy 6 Alloys at a price of 3 HTs, though they also became Contractors. INTERSIDEREAL's bid of 2 to buy was ignored.

WHITE STAR LINE sold 5 Liquors at Epsilon Eridani, where PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 3 Petroleum on Contracts.

PAVONIS PIONEERS were busy at Delta Pavonis, first selling 5 Isotopes on Contract and then selling 5 Petroleum in the same way.

Tau Ceti saw TRANSURANIC selling 5 Alloys for 12 HTs each, after which they joined PAVONIS PIONEERS in buying Isotopes on Contracts – 5 each. PAVONIS PIONEERS then sold 5 of their overpriced Petroleum on Contracts as the price fell.

A Dealership was TRANSURANIC's reward for selling 10 Liquors for 13 HTs each at Mu Herculis. FATCAT bought 17 Petroleum for 8 HTs apiece and gained Contractor recognition, while TRANSURANIC bought 6 Petroleum through the good offices of Agent Percent.

Sigma Draconis saw TRANSURANIC buying Isotopes - 8 units at 6 HTs apiece - and gaining a Dealership, after which INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS bought 2 more for just 2 HTs each. COSTA NOSTRA II sold 5 Spice on Contracts.

WHITE STAR LINE managed to purchase 6 Liquor for 13 HTs at Alpha Centauri and took a Contractor's position. INTERSIDEREAL sold 8 Isotopes for 9 HTs and got a further Contractorship.

Beta Hydri saw FATCAT selling 10 Isotopes for 10 HTs each, undercutting COSTA NOSTRA and INTERSIDEREAL's bids of 12. INTERSIDEREAL then undercut COSTA NOSTRA's bid of 18 to sell Monopoles, selling 7 units for 17 HTs apiece and gaining a Dealership. COSTA NOSTRA finally managed to make a trade, selling 3 Petroleum at a price of 8 HTs, after which PAVONIS sold 1 at 9 HTs and FOOLS & HORSES used their Market Manager's position to sell 11 Spice for 16 HTs each.

Corporation table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash Rep'n Player
C Costa Nostra II 6 5 2 18 1st 249 26 Mark Cowper
D Fools & Horses 3 0 7 0 6th 532 40 Mike Clibborn-Dyer
E FATCAT 10 8 5 12 3rd 532 24 Jerry Elsmore
F White Star Line 2 0 7 0+1 8th 548 40 Paul Evans
G Swiss Mercenary Fleet 3 5 4 0 5th 502 40 Martin Jennings
H Intersidereal Greenhorns 10 0 7 0 7th 838 40 Mateusz Ochman
J Pavonis Pioneers 10 0 8 12 2nd 159 40 Przemek Orwat
K Transuranic Trading 10 0 5 0 4th 255 40 Bob Parkins
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated


OP 39 (B8) was taken by PAVONIS PIONEERS.

There were two new News chits this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 11 B4, P7, P2
Turn 12 C7, C5, B6, C4
Turn 13 B5, C8, B3
Turn 14 P4

(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

Mike is due to go into hospital on 2nd February, so the next turn may be delayed.

Start-up orders to Mike Dommett, 119 Victoria Road, Alton GU34 2DD
or by e-mail to Mike Dommett by 3rd February 2017