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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 7 Turn 6 Turn 5 Turn 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Turn 8 report

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

Beta Hydri saw TRANSURANIC using Percent to sell 5 Isotopes at Market Price. They also finally sold 8 Spice for 13 HTs each and gained a Dealership. PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 9 Petroleum for 11 HTs each.

At Alpha Centauri, INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS sold 10 Isotopes for 10 HTs.

PAVONIS PIONEERS and FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS were both busy at Sigma Draconis. FATCAT bought 10 Isotopes for 6 HTs each and took a Contractorship as PAVONIS bought 5 on Contracts. PAVONIS sold 7 Petroleum for 10 apiece and gained a Dealership, leaving FATCAT's bid, also of 10, ignored. PAVONIS then bought 5 Spice on Contract.

TRANSURANIC TRADING bought 6 Petroleum for 7 HTs each at Mu Herculis, where INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS bought 13 Monopoles for 14 HTs each and gained a Dealership, but failed to sell Liquors as they didn't have any in the system.

Tau Ceti saw TRANSURANIC buying 6 Isotopes for 4 HTs apiece and gaining a Dealership. COSTA NOSTRA II bought 2 at 3 HTs each. PAVONIS PIONEERS bought 5 on Contract.

PAVONIS PIONEERS were busy at Delta Pavonis, selling 5 Isotopes on Contracts, and then in the Petroleum Market using the Market Manager Position, buying enough to keep the price up to 8 HTs before using the Contractor's part by selling 5 units back to the market.

At Epsilon Eridani, WHITE STAR LINE sold 7 Liquor for 14 HTs each and took a Dealership. TRANSURANIC sold 6 Monopoles for 16 HTs each and also got a Dealership. PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 7 Petroleum for 11 HTs each and a further Dealership and then sold 9 Spice for 15 HTs and yet another Dealership to finish the trading.

INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS took OP 15 and the Stacey has jumped off into the unknown.

FOOLS AND HORSES bought a Warehouse at Beta Hydri.

SWISS MERCENARY's fleet of poorly crewed Piccolo Hulls continues to accumulate at Tau Ceti with two more joining the list. One ship, Naginta C, did manage the jump and sold for 70% of list price. Despite, or because of this, SWISS MERCENARY FLEET increased Political Connections from 3 to 4.

TRANSURANIC TRADING increased their Spice production facilities at Sigma Draconis, buying a Spice Factory. They also loaded Passengers to Gamma Leporis and Alpha Centauri.

WHITE STAR LINE loaded Passengers for Beta Hydri and Epsilon Eridani, whose well patrolled systems make them unlikely to suffer from Pirates

FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS are allegedly running the Pirate Ship Lily, which may have gone rogue, if a company spokesman is to be believed. Certainly Ma Barker stopped communicating shortly after hyperjumping into Sigma Draconis system. FOOLS AND HORSES' 'Rodney' used emergency hyperjump to avoid a threatened interception by an unknown ship earlier in the quarter. FATCAT decided not to choose legitimate Passengers and this lack of cash flow may be why it defaulted on its loan repayments once more, with the interest added to the capital due, and further Reputation loss.

COSTA NOSTRA IMPORTERS INC lost Ma Baker, believed captured in Sigma Draconis System Space. Passengers were loaded for Beta Hydri, Epsilon Eridani and Mu Herculis.

PAVONIS PIONEERS continued with their successful trading operations and laid down no new shipping this Quarter.

Corporation table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash Rep'n Player
C Costa Nostra II 5 5 2 0 8th 138 24 Mark Cowper
D Fools & Horses 3 0 7 0 7th 291 40 Mike Clibborn-Dyer
E FATCAT 10 7 5 12 4th 7 23 Jerry Elsmore
F White Star Line 2 0 7 10+1 3rd 527 40 Paul Evans
G Swiss Mercenary Fleet 2 5 4 0 6th 66 40 Martin Jennings
H Intersidereal Greenhorns 10 0 7 25 1st 57 40 Mateusz Ochman
J Pavonis Pioneers 10 0 8 26 2nd 424 40 Przemek Orwat
K Transuranic Trading 9 0 5 0 5th 307 38 Bob Parkins
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

News

EV 24 took place this turn and INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS took OP 15 from Turn 10.

There were four new News chits this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 9 C2, B6
Turn 10 C4, P5
Turn 11 B8, B4, P7
Turn 12 C7, C5, B6

(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 taking a break in October, so there's a double-length deadline.