Star Trader game 12
This is the web version of the latest turn in the twelfth 'postal' (PBM/PBeM/Correspondence) game of Star Trader GMed by Mike Dommett and published by Pevans in To Win Just Once. For an introduction to Star Trader follow the link.
Previous turns: Start-up
Trading was limited this Quarter, with TREKBOER buying 15 Monopoles at Mu Herculis, beating MADNESS & MAYHEM's bid of 14, while MADNESS did manage to buy 10 Alloys for 3 HTs at Gamma Leporis, cutting out ROCKET TRADERS bid of 2.
ROCKET TRADERS took out the maximum loan it could of 632 HTs over 4 Quarters, and proceeded to spend over two thirds of it, increasing Business Connections and Reputation, buying 6 Spice Factories at Sigma Draconis, with a Warehouse for storage, and swopping the Light Weapon pod on Vanguard for a Cargo pod. The maximum spend went on two Phoenix Hulls, both with Augmented Jump, Passenger and 5 Cargo pods. And a Corco Gamma Hull with Augmented Jump, Passenger and a single Cargo pod. All laid down at Tau Ceti, and all with A class crew.
COSTA NOSTRA COFFEE INC saw a small explosion at the Pick's berth, but ignored this, upgrading the Piccolo's Crew and buying 5 Monopole Factories at M u Herculis and 2 Alloy Factories at Gamma Leporis.
MADNESS & MAYHEM gained a business Connection as reward for their trading, and took out a 300 HT Loan over 4 Quarters, spending this on laying down a Corco Iota Hull at the busy Tau Ceti Shipyards, increasing business Connections, and storing the Passenger pod while a Light Weapons pod was added as replacement.
SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS sold their ship, and took out a 300 HTs loan. Unlike other Corporations, it spread its ship building, a Piccolo at Epsilon Eridani and a 4 Passenger pod Corco Zeta at Beta Hydri, and just the single Piccolo at Tau Ceti. Five Monopole Factories at Mu Herculis were added. And an increase in Reputation and Political Connections.
TREKBOER, apart from its successful trade, made a sabotage attempt on CNCI at Mu Herculis, with no effect, Corporations might be nervous on hearing it has also hired agent Dwarf. Crews were upgraded to A class, and Political Connections were increased.
|Corporation letter and name||Connections Bus/Crim/Pol||Init'v Bid||Turn Order||Cash||Rep'n||Player|
|A||Costa Nostra Coffee||7||0||0||0||2||5||20||Mark Cowper|
|B||Madness & Mayhem||4||5||0||0||3||454||24||Anthony Gilbert|
|C||Solar Spice & Liquors||1||3||4||0||4||81||25||Paul Evans|
|E||Rocket Traders||1||0||8||3||1||211||25||Przemek Orwat|
|N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated|
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There is one new News chit this turn. The current list (new chits in bold) is:
Turn 3 C3
Turn 4 P5, B4
Turn 5 C5
(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.)
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by Friday 1st December 2023