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.
“Heavy attacks on the western Perimeter!”
The Association of Interstellar Anarchists’ attack at Sigma Draconis was unexpected. Many Corporations lost materials from their Warehouses and had their Isotope and Spice Factories damaged and production halted.
JANET tried to sell Alloys at Gamma Leporis but the price was falling so no-one would buy.
Epsilon Eridani was more successful for JANET, selling 6 Isotopes for 7 HTs each. BULGAKOV LINES unloaded 5 Monopoles for 16 HTs apiece.
PUM CORP failed to sell Alloys at Delta Toucanis and then failed to sell Isotopes too, as TRANSURANIC sold 6 Isotopes for 9 HTs each and gained a Dealership. Then TEGWEN TRUCKERS sold 4 more at the same price to mop up the demand. MU HERC DEVELOPMENT sold 5 Petroleum on Contracts.
MU HERC DEVELOPMENT sold 2 Alloys for 6 HTs each at Tau Ceti. JANET sold one Petroleum on Contracts too.
At Mu Herculis CAESAR WHOLESALE sold 9 Alloys for 7 HTs each and were made Contractors. PUM CORP sold 7 Isotopes at a price of 8 HTs, undercutting bids from Willow Tree, MU HERC and TEGWEN, whose ship failed to arrive. WILLOW TREE bought 3 Monopoles for 12 HTs, after which SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS bought 5 on Contract using Crip.
PUM CORP bought 5 Isotopes at Sigma Draconis on Contract. SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS sold 6 Monopoles for 15 HTs each and MU HERC DEVELOPMENT sold 2 Petroleum at 10 HTs. SWISS MERCENARY sold their 5 remaining Spice for 6 HTs each and SOLAR SPICE bought 10 for 10 HTs apiece and a Dealership.
CAESAR WHOLESALE sold 5 Isotopes for 8 HTs each at Alpha Centauri – dealing here remains very limited.
Beta Hydri had TEGWEN disposing of their 2 Isotopes for 7 HTs each. MU HERCULIS DEVELOPMENT CORP sold 16 Monopoles for 16 HTs apiece, undercutting SSL, and gained a Dealership. And finally CHEGWIN sold 10 Petroleum for 12 HTs each to gain a Dealership. They undercut SUNDOG and MU HERC, who were bidding 13 to sell.
SUNDOG took OP 43 somewhere in the Delta Toucanis System, which may be seen as a threat by other Corporations.
LISPING TREE went on a campaign to improve the Corporation’s image with very good results, before running out of money.
MU HERCULIS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION repaid their loan this Quarter, selling warehouses and their ship Hyluss at 120% of the initial price. They immediately took out a new loan for 527 HTs for 4 Quarters, re-purchased the sold warehouses, laid down a new Phoenix hull at Tau Ceti, bought two Spice Factories, two Monopole Factories and a Warehouse at Epsilon Eridani and increased their Criminal Connections.
PUM CORP sold PUM 1, hoping to be able to repay their loan, but were not quite able to do so.
TRANSURANIC TRADE CORPORATION loaded some passengers at Delta Toucanis and purchased B crew for Vland.
JANET were busy, equipping and launching the GB Bugsy, then buying a Petroleum Factory and Warehouse at Delta Toucanis.
SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS increased their Business Connections.
CAESAR WHOLESALE repaid their loan without any sales of assets.
SWISS MERCENARY FLEET delivered their Slaves to Gamma Leporis, bought a Monopole Factory and increased their Business Connections.
TEGWEN TRUCKERS repaid their loan, selling 2 ships—one raising 120% and one 70%—and a few Warehouses. They then took a 500 HT loan for 4 Quarters and laid down 4 Phoenix hulls, expecting to end up with an even bigger fleet.
By damn, the spacelanes are getting crowded. Pevans van Rijn
EV 26 took place with Factories at Sigma Draconis knocked out for some Quarters and stocks being reduced.
OP 43 was taken by Sundog (D).
Five new News chits were drawn this turn. Current News chits (new ones in bold) are:
Remember: sum of Political and Business Connections = Number of Factories you can have.