This is the seventh 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.
Star Trader game 7 – Turn 7
"So, what's the excitement?"
"We've got a special consignment. Need to get everyone back on board."
"They're all down at the spaceport already."
"Didn't you get the signal? The Jean is entering the system."
The SAILCAT Captain considered for a moment and then smiled. "I want them all ready to jump ship soon as Jean is back."
AVERY & SONS improved their Reputation and bought cargo pods and A class crew for their Corco Gamma Hull at Tau Ceti. Amy transferred to the Penzance, which loaded passengers. The Tempus (OP 7) was disposed of and raised 250 HTs at Gamma Leporis. Or so it is alleged. Federation patrols have no record of unknown ships penetrating local system space.
SWISS MERCENARY FLEET shrugged off their loss last turn and laid down a Phoenix Hull and a Corco Gamma Hull. Both contracts went to the Tau Ceti Shipyards as the AVERY hull fit out cleared space. Both SMF ships will be named next Quarter with some pole weapon appellation. Betting is high on 'Ranseur', though the simple 'Spear' has supporters.
SAILCAT was the Corporation that loaded up 10 units of Furs at Mu Herculis, getting there before several Corporations who enquired after the Opportunity. The Gloria was launched at Tau Ceti, its slip rapidly filled, and there was news of the Jean, returning to the Quadrant next Quarter and bringing a bounty of 250 HTs with it.
THE 7 CORPORATION, one of the unlucky competitors, reviewed their cash flow and elected to repay their loan to the Federation Banks earlier than necessary.
MARATHON MANIACS opened their smart Passenger pods to carry people to Sigma Draconis.
COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA loaded Passengers for Beta Hydri & Gamma Leporis.
COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA flourished at Epsilon Eridani: after selling an Alloy for 8 HTs, the corporation sold 12 Spice for 11 HTs each and gained a Dealership. MARATHON MANIACS sold 6 Isotopes for 5 HTs each and a Contractorship.
SAILCAT sold 10 Alloys for 6 HTs each at Tau Ceti, and were appointed Contractors in the system.
At Mu Herculis COSTA NOSTRA PIZZA sold 4 Alloys for 5 HTs apiece and AVERY & SONS sold 6 Isotopes for 9 HTs each.
Finally, at Sigma Draconis, THE 7 CORPORATION bought 8 Isotopes using Avon (aka Agent Crip) as Market Manager, while buying 5 Spice on Contracts.
|Corporation letter and name||Connections Bus/Crim/Pol||Init'v Bid||Turn Order||Cash||Rep'n||Player|
|A||Marathon Maniacs||10||0||0||0||2nd||238||28||Andrew Burgess|
|B||Costa Nostra Pizza||4||5||1||0||4th||104||25||Mark Cowper|
|D||The 7 Corporation||8||4||5||5||2nd||196||40||Paul Evans|
|E||Swiss Mercenary Fleet||5||7||0||0||6th||106||36||Martin Jennings|
|F||Avery & Sons||5||8||0||6||1st||254||31||Prezemek Orwat|
|N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated|
SAILCAT took OP 5 from Turn 8.
There were no new News chits this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 9: B8, P5
Turn 10: C3
(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.)
All pods on a ship must have the same class of crew. You cannot buy D class crew for passenger pods when the existing crew is B class, unless you want to downgrade ALL crew to D class.
Illegal hulls and pods can only be bought on planet. [Rule 6.2]