This is the fifth postal (PBM/PBeM) game of Star Trader GMed by Mike Dommett and published by Pevans in my postal games 'zine, To Win Just Once. This is the web version of the turn. Follow the link for an introduction to Star Trader.
“I’m afraid that our ship will not be leaving this Quarter.” The tannoy voice echoed across the Spaceport sector.
Gamma Leporis had a Dealership for CAESAR WHOLESALE as they bought 9 Alloys for 4 HTs each and then saw SUNDOG selling 4 Alloys at 3 HTs.
JANET was selling Petroleum at Epsilon Eridani: 6 units for 12 HTs apiece and a Contractorship.
At Tau Ceti JANET used their Contracts to buy 3 Petroleum at the market price.
There was more activity at Mu Herculis, with SSL using Crip to sell 2 Monopoles on contract. LISPING TREE sold 8 Isotopes for 10 HTs each and gained a Dealership, shutting out BULGAKOV who had bid 12 to sell. PUM CORP sold 4 Petroleum for 8 HTs each.
PUM CORP was selling Alloys at Sigma Draconis, 4 for 4 HTs each with a purpose in mind. Mu Herculis Development Corporation sold 5 Petroleum for 14 HTs apiece and then bought 12 Spice at 11 HTs to gain a Dealership. PUM CORP had looked to buy at 9 HTs, but gained nothing.
Finally, CAESAR WHOLESALE bought 2 Liquors for 12 HTs each at Alpha Centauri.
Not a great amount of trading, but this should change with the expansion of the Corporations’ fleets from next Quarter, nearly a dozen ships being launched this Quarter, with TEGWIN’s TRUCKERS fleet of Passenger liners the largest contingent.
SUNDOG dropped his booked passengers at Gamma Leporis, paying the fines and loaded with the rare earths, OP 39. With full holds, they went to the Federation bankers and took out a 120 HT loan for 4 Quarters, increased their Reputation slightly, named their new Phoenix Hull “Miko” and equipped it with B crew and Cargo pods, finishing off by increasing their Political Connections.
MU HERCULIS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION loaded passengers at Tau Ceti and bought Cargo pods for the “Telephos”, while laying down a new Corco Gamma hull at Tau Ceti Shipyards. The Corporation bought 3 Monopole Factories at Mu Herculis and 3 Petroleum Factories at Delta Toucanis.
TRANSURANIC TRADE CORPORATION set up shop with its dedicated 3 Isotope Factories at Sigma Draconis.
CAESAR WHOLESALE INC bought a Warehouse at Mu Herculis, 3 Liquor Factories at Alpha Centauri and 3 Isotope Factories at Sigma Draconis.
LISPING TREE hired agent Alexis and she assisted Directors in getting a loan for 200 HTs for 4 Quarters and a gain in Political Connections, with a new Warehouse at Sigma Draconis and a Monopole Factory as well.
SWISS MERCENARY FLEET took a lot of risks to land on Planet at Beta Hydri, getting away with the Weapons of OP18.
PUM CORP repaid their loan and immediately expanded their line of credit to 320 HTs over 4 Quarters. This money was put to work with Warehouses at Alpha Centauri and Tau Ceti, an additional Alloy Factory at Gamma Leporis and an Isotope Factory at Sigma Draconis. “PUM2” was launched and the Corporation’s Reputation went up a lot.
SOLAR SPICE AND LIQUORS hired agent Two-Gun at Mu Herculis, increased their Business Connections and Reputation and took delivery of their ship. They look low on funds.
TEGWEN TRUCKERS took delivery of their 6 passenger liners this Quarter and each immediately loaded 6 Passengers for transport. Warehouses were bought for Alpha Centauri and Delta Toucanis.
JUST ANOTHER NEW ENERGY TRADER bought an Isotope Factory at Tau Ceti, and laid down a new Phoenix Hull at Tau Ceti Shipyard.
Bob Parkins, the man who introduced Paul to the game and thus me as well, joins as Corporation P.
Here’s a list of the Agents currently in play.
Orders to Mike Dommett, 119 Victoria Road, ALTON GU34 2DD
Four News chits were drawn this turn.
The Current News chits (now ones in bold) are:
Corporation D took OP 39 from turn 3 and Corporation J took OP 18 from Turn 4.