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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: Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up Pre-start

Turn 4

Sections: Corporation Table, GM Notes, Map (PDF 88k), News, Press, Report

The blockading force at Mu Herculis had visitors this Quarter. First, a QUASAR ship that flew past as if they weren't there. Second, a MONOGRAM INDUSTRIES streamlined light cargo carrier that spotted them and managed to perform an emergency Hyperjump. Third, a MONOGRAM INDUSTRIES military Dagger Hull that was overwhelmed and totally destroyed by the far superior forces of the ASSOCIATION OF INTERSTELLAR ANARCHISTS without managing to return fire or attempt an escape. The crew may well still have been disorientated after jump and any attempt to escape was a failure.

At Gamma Leporis ARCHANGEL bought 4 Alloys for 3 HTs each, closely followed by QUASAR buying 8 more at the same price and gaining a Contractorship. GAMLEPCO bought 5 more on Contracts using their Market Manager position.

ARCHANGEL were selling Isotopes at Epsilon Eridani, and got rid of 2 units for 11 HTs each.

GAMLEPCO's higher bid shut GATES-LEARJET out at Tau Ceti and they bought 13 Isotopes for 5 HTs apiece to gain gaining a Dealership. They sold 10 Alloys for 5 HTs each and took a Contractor's position in this commodity as well.

Blockaded Mu Herculis saw Monogram selling 5 Monopoles on contract, as their Piccolo hull emergency-jumped to safety, while the Dagger hull was blown apart. GATES-LEARJET sold their one Isotope on Contract as well.

GATES-LEARJET bought 5 Isotopes on Contract at Sigma Draconis, GAMLEPCO selling 2 Alloys and buying 2 Isotopes for 5 HTs each.

Beta Hydri saw GATES-LEARJET selling 5 Alloys for 6 HTs apiece and then taking a Contractor's position by selling 8 Isotopes for 6 HTs each. ARCHANGEL's bid of 7 found no takers.

GAMMA LEPORIS ORGANISATION went to the Federal Banks and borrowed 200 HTs over 4 quarters.

ARCHANGEL LINES loaded their little fleet with Passengers ready for their reliable trips.

MONOGRAM INDUSTRIES improved their Reputation, but would have been happier with any news that the local Federation forces had managed to find the blockading ASSOCIATION OF INTERSTELLAR ANARCHIST's ships.

GATES-LEARJET decided to stop using their ship as an expensive Warehouse and shelled out for one at Beta Hydri.

And QUASAR ENTERPRISES received encouraging news from their parent company which resulted in a rise in their Reputation.

Corporation table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash  Rep'n Player
A AIA 0 5 9 7 2nd 27  - Jerry Elsmore
B GamLepCo 5 0 3 0 3rd 213  26 Tony Gilbert
C Quasar Enterprises 10 3 5 0 4th 92  40 Mark Cowper
D Monogram Inds 6 0 4 0 6th 60  35 Mike Dyer
E Gates-Learjet 10 4 3 0 5th 368  40 Paul Evans
F Archangel Lines 4 0 4 13 1st 244  40 Przemek Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated


There are two new News chits this turn. The current list (new chits in bold) is:
Turn 5: P5, B3
Turn 6: C4, C7
Turn 7: B6
(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

You can put conditional orders for Hyperjumps.

You can make agreements with other players - but check section 23 in the rules for how these work.