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.
At Epsilon Eridani TRANSURANIC TRADE CORPORATION sold 10 Monopoles for 11 HTs each and became a Contractor, while JANET sold 5 units of Petroleum on Contract.
Delta Toucanis saw LISPING TREE selling 10 Isotopes for 8 HTs each to gain a Dealership. PUM CORP sold 5 on Contract. BULGAKOV bought 5 Petroleum for 3 HTs each while SUNDOG sold 4 for 1 HT apiece and TEGWIN sold 5 on Contract. PUM CORP sold 3 Spice for 9 HTs each.
MU HERCULIS gained a Contractorship selling 7 Alloys at 7 HTs at Tau Ceti. LISPING TREE, offering Petroleum at 7 HTs a unit, found no takers.
At Mu Herculis, SUNDOG sold 8 Alloys for 13 HTs each and were made Dealers. CAESAR WHOLESALE sold 5 on Contract. SUNDOG sold 10 Isotopes for 10 HTs each, gaining a Dealership and thwarting MU HERCULIS and BULGAKOV’s bids to sell. PUM CORP did sell on Contract. TRANSURANIC sold 10 Liquors at the price of 9 HTs, acquiring a Dealership and undercutting SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS, though CAESAR WHOLESALE sold 5 on Contract. LISPING TREE bought 15 Monopoles at 13 HTs each and became Contractors as MU HERCULIS INC sold 5 on Contract. PUM CORP bought 8 Petroleum for 4 HTs per unit and were made Contractors as well.
Sigma Draconis saw SUNDOG buying 8 Alloys for 2 HTs each and gaining a Contractorship. Then PUM CORP buying 5 Isotopes on Contract and selling 1 Monopole for 7 HTs before SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS sold 5 more on Contract. TEGWIN sold 5 Petroleum at 6 HTs apiece as MU HERCULIS sold on Contract. PUM CORP became a Dealer buying 8 Spice at 4 HTs each. MU HERCULIS and SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS both bought 5 on Contract.
SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS bought 12 Liquors for 11 HTs/unit and took a Contractorship on Alpha Centauri as PERF sold 1 for 1 HT. JANET sold 5 Spice at 8 HTs each and MU HERCULIS dropped another 5 on Contract.
Beta Hydri saw MU HERCULIS selling 14 Monopoles for 11 HTs each to gain a Contractorship, while LISPING TREE sold 5 on Contract and 6 using Agent Percent. SWISS MERCENARY FLEET sold 9 Spice for 8 HTs each and SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS sold 5 on Contract to complete trading
PUM CORP bought a Petroleum Factory at Delta Toucanis and Warehouses at Delta Toucanis and Tau Ceti. A new Phoenix Hull, PUM5, was laid down at Tau Ceti’s Shipyards. Political Connections were increased to 6.
MU HERCULIS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION bought 3 more Alloy Factories at Gamma Leporis. The Corco Iota Hull, Nessus, landed at Tau Ceti spaceport and was repaired.
SUNDOG tried to legitimise the Maconia, again without success. The Jenny tried to unload goods to a full Warehouse and eventually took them with her.
LISPING TREE sold all 12 Monopole Factories and bought 12 Alloy Factories at Gamma Leporis as replacements, along with 3 Warehouses them. Additional Warehouses were bought at Alpha Centauri and Delta Toucanis.
CAESAR WHOLE SALE bought 2 Warehouses at Sigma Draconis.
SWISS MERCENARY FLEET sold OP 18 for 50 HTs a pod, and increased their Political Connections.
BULGAKOV LINES increased their Political Connections.
SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS also increased their Political connections as they also repacked their ships at Mu Herculis behind locked doors. ?
My goodness, the spacelanes are getting crowded! Maybe we should applaud Mu Herculis Corp's efforts to create some room! Pevans van Rijn
Who will sell Alloys?
The Corco Iota: perfect for those moments you want to stroll down a dark alley in space!
Four new News chits were drawn this turn. Current News chits (new ones in bold) are:
You can buy as many factories as you have Business and Political Connections put together. If you already have your limit, you must sell some of them to be able to buy others. The only exception still playing is TRANSURANIC who can hold 3 Isotope Factories at Sigma Draconis without counting them against the total allowed (their starting option).