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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 8 Turn 7 Turn 6 Turn 5 Turn 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up Pre-start

Turn 9

Sections: Corporation Table, GM Notes, Map (PDF 27k), News, Press, Report

Trading at Gamma Leporis saw ARCHANGEL LINES buying 4 Alloys for 4 HTs each and GAMMA LEPORIS CORPORATION buying 5 on Contracts.

Epsilon Eridani saw QUASAR ENTERPRISES selling 3 Monopoles and collecting 20 HTs for each one.

GAMLEPCO sold 5 Alloys on Contract at Tau Ceti and then bought 5 Isotopes using Contracts again. QUASAR's intention to buy Isotopes at 3 HTs only resulted in 1 unit purchased, as GATES-LEARJET hoovered up 8 units for 4 HTs apiece and took a Dealership.

GATES-LEARJET was selling at Mu Herculis: 5 Alloys and then 5 Isotopes on Contract, boosting its coffers. GAMLEPCO sold 4 Isotopes for 20 HTs each. MONOGRAM INDUSTRIES, while carrying out a blue-bottle impression with its ship, sold 5 Monopoles on Contracts and 2 more units at 16 HTs each as the price failed to drop.

QUASAR sold 2 Isotopes for 1 HT each at Sigma Draconis after GAMLEPCO had bought 5 at the same price. QUASAR attempted to sell Spice, but the price dropped and GAMLPCO picked up 5 units on Contracts.

At Beta Hydri, GATES-LEARJET sold 10 Alloys to gain their second Dealership of the Quarter. GAMLEPCO used Contracts to sell 5 more at the closing price. They then sold their 3 Monopoles for 18 HTs each and 4 Spice for 16 HTs apiece.

GAMMA LEPORIS CORPORATION bought a Warehouse at Beta Hydri and spent money on their ships. Augmented Jump pods were bought for the three ships launched last Quarter and the Bronze was re-crewed with A grade personnel. A third Cargo Pod was bought for the Brass as well.

The ASSOCIATION OF INTERSTELLAR ANARCHISTS maintained its blockade at Sigma Draconis for another Quarter. A MONOGRAM ship appeared and was intercepted, only its emergency hyperjump saving it from destruction.

GATES-LEARJET bought a Warehouse at Tau Ceti, which brought the Quarter to an end.

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 5th 14  - Jerry Elsmore
B GamLepCo 10 0 3 0 6th 558  40 Tony Gilbert
C Quasar Enterprises 10 3 5 20 1st 798  40 Mark Cowper
D Monogram Inds 6 0 4 0 4th 277  40 Mike Dyer
E Gates-Learjet 10 4 3 0 2nd 357  40 Paul Evans
F Archangel Lines 4 0 4 5 3rd 579  40 Przemek Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated


There are three new News chits this turn. The current list (new chits in bold) is:
Turn 10 C4, B6, C4
Turn 11 B6
Turn 12 C6, P5
Turn 13 C5, 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

Apologies, the price of Alloys at Epsilon Eridani wasn't 23 last turn. It's still bumping along in low single figures.

You don't have to have a warehouse to be able to sell at a spaceport, you can also sell from a ship. Similarly, you don't have to have a ship to be able to buy, a Warehouse is enough to put the purchases in. If you really want, you can buy goods in a system where you have neither ship nor warehouse, BUT do tell me you mean to do that, (presumably to gain Market positions), as I default to a buy order of 1 unit.

GamlepCo's cash has been corrected (22nd May).