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Star Trader game 10

This is the web version of the latest turn in the tenth postal (PBM/PBeM) game of Star Trader GMed by Mike Dommett and published by Pevans in To Win Just Once, the games magazine. For an introduction to Star Trader follow the link.

Previous turns: Start-up Pre-start

Turn 1

Sections: Corporation Table, GM Notes, Map (PDF 80k), News, Press, Report

At Gamma Leporis, GAMLEPCO bid 2 and, using their Market Managership as well, bought 17 units of Alloys. GAMLEPCO also flew their Flute hull to Tau Ceti where they loaded 4 units of Isotopes which they had bought at 3 HTs.

At Mu Herculis, GATES-LEARJET sold 5 isotopes on Contract, while MONOGRAM sold 5 Monopoles similarly.

ARCHANGEL LINES bid 12 to buy Spice at Sigma Draconis, and got 4 units, while GATES-LEARJET bid 6 to buy Isotopes and loaded a dozen as they gained a Dealership. Elsewhere prices generally drifted upwards.

ARCHANGEL LINES named its Flute Hull 'Gabriel' and its Clarinet Hull 'CameaL' and shifted the latter into a safe berth. They loaded Passengers for travel next Quarter. After taking out a 437 HT Loan over 4 Quarters from the Federation bankers, they laid down a Phoenix Hull with A crew, Passenger and Light Weapon pods, the Phanual, at Tau Ceti's Shipyards. An additional cargo pod was bought for the Gabriel. Reputation was improved by 3 and Political Connections were improved as well.

QUASAR ENTERPRISES spent some of their cash mountain and started buying Warehousing and Factory Production. A Warehouse at Gamma Leporis, another at Mu Herculis and a pair at Sigma Draconis. 4 Alloy Factories at Gamma Leporis, 3 Monopole Factories at Mu Herculis, 4 Spice and 4 Isotope Factories at Sigma Draconis. Their Monarch Hull has been renamed 'Quark' and their Piccolo Hull, 'Charm'. And it hasn't even drawn on its borrowing facilities.

GATES-LEARJET took out a loan for 422 HTs over 4 Turns and started spending it. First they bought five Alloy Factories and a Warehouse at Gamma Leporis. Agent Tender was hired and waits at Mu Herculis Spaceport. A Flute Hull, the 'Paul', was laid down with A crew and cargo pods at Beta Hydri. The Miranda lost her Passenger pods and gained Cargo and Light Weapons, together with an A class crew. Augmented jump was added to all ships. Reputation was increased.

MONOGRAM INDUSTRIES laid down a Piccolo Hull at Epsilon Eridani Shipyards with an A class crew, but didn't name it. The loan to the Federation banks was repaid early. The Corporation's Reputation increased a little bit with these two bits of news.

GAMMA LEPORIS CORPORATION took their production, preparing to load their ship before hyperjumping next turn.

THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERSTELLAR ANARCHISTS bought a warehouse at Sigma Draconis and hired Agent X, who was embarked on the Needle. The Needle was allegedly selling illegal weapons on Planet at Mu Herculis.

Corporation table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash  Rep'n Player
A AIA 0 5 9 0 6th 177 - Jerry Elsmore
B GamLepCo 2 0 3 0 3rd 216 20 Tony Gilbert
C Quasar Enterprises 10 3 5 0 2nd 300 30 Mark Cowper
D Monogram Inds 6 0 4 0 5th 240 27 Mike Dyer
E Gates-Learjet 6 4 3 0 4th 180 26 Paul Evans
F Archangel Lines 2 0 3 5 1st 361 31 Przemek Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated


There is one new News chits this turn. The current list (new chits in bold) is:
Turn 3 C5
Turn 4 B6
Turn 5 P3
(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.)

GM Notes

Quarters and Turns mean the same thing in terms of duration.

Do tell me how many turns you want a loan to be for when you take it out.

Agents not already with a Corporation in the game are available for hire. If Belisar Political was playing, Agent Dragon would already be hired, for example. It isn't, so Dragon is available. Agents shown in italics in the rules are not available in the current game.