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Trader to the Stars

Star Trader game 8

This is the eighth 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.

Previous turns: Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Turn 3 report

Sections: Corporation Table, Systems map (separate page), PDF map (150k), News, GM Notes

The scandal of the adulteration of Liquors burst on Alpha Centauri this Quarter. Prices soared while at Alpha Centauri all stocks were withdrawn until they could be checked and destroyed or put back in the Warehouses. The closure of the Markets hit some traders quite hard.

PAVONIS PIONEERS gained a Dealership at Gamma Leporis, buying 12 units at 3 HTs each.

PAVONIS also gained a Contractorship at Delta Pavonis, buying 14 units of Petroleum at 10 HTs each.

PAVONIS also sold 3 Liquors for 12 HTs each at Mu Herculis, though they will be annoyed at leaving so much money on the table. FATCAT sold 10 Isotopes for 7 HTs apiece and gained a Dealership. They  then bought 12 Monopoles for 12 HTs each and took a second Dealership, while shutting out PAVONIS PIONEERS' bid of 11 to buy.

At Sigma Draconis, FATCAT bought 7 Spice for 12 HTs each, but didn't gain a Market Position. TRANSURANIC TRUCKERS bid of 10 to buy was too low.

INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS sold 8 Isotopes at Alpha Centauri for 10 HTs each, gaining a Dealership, and PAVONIS PIONEERS unloaded a single Spice for 14 HTs

Finally at Beta Hydri, FOOLS AND HORSES used their Market Managership to sell 6 Spice for 20 HTs each.

COSTA NOSTRA IMPORTERS INC loaded Passengers for Epsilon Eridani and Tau Ceti.

FOOLS AND HORSES were quite quiet this Quarter.

The FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS increased Political Connections from 2-3 and, associated with this, improved their Reputation slightly. No doubt people would have been happier had the Weaver turned up. But the Corporation will doubtless shuffle its goods around before hyper-jumping next Quarter.

WHITE STAR LINE boosted the Reputation of its passenger-carrying fleet by 5 points.

TRANSURANIC TRADING loaded Passengers to Epsilon Eridani and Beta Hydri.

PAVONIS PIONEERS took OP 9 at Gamma Leporis and loaded it onto the Sheriff. Passengers were loaded for Beta Hydri. Some pod swapping took place at Delta Pavonis

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET's poorly equipped Piccolo hulls failed their jumps, which must be worrying given a third has been commissioned and a fourth laid down at Tau Ceti. Perhaps the grande fromage knows what he is doing. Fortunately he sold a cargo of illegal weapons on planet at Gamma Leporis from his unstreamlined ship at maximum and we shall see what he does next.

INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS hired agent Eleanor at Alpha Centauri and were seen at the armoury in the Space Station.

Corporation table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash Rep'n Player
B   4 0 3 N   570 20 Andrew Burgess
C Costa Nostra II 4 5 1 0 7th 55 21 Mark Cowper
D Fools & Horses 2 0 7 0 5th 165 32 Mike Clibborn-Dyer
E FATCAT 5 7 3 7 2nd 52 35 Jerry Elsmore
F White Star Line 0 0 7 10 1st 132 34 Paul Evans
G Swiss Mercenary Fleet 2 5 2 0 8th 207 30 Martin Jennings
H Intersidereal Greenhorns 3 0 7 0 6th 63 33 Mateusz Ochman
J Pavonis Pioneers 6 0 8 5 4th 165 32 Przemek Orwat
K Transuranic Trading 3 0 4 0 3rd 86 20 Bob Parkins
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated


EV 19, adulteration of Liquors at Alpha Centauri, took place this turn.

OP 9 was taken by Pavonis Pioneers.

There were no new News chits this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 4 P7
Turn 5 C4
Turn 6 B3, P2

(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

Spice, Monopoles, Liquors and Tempus do not require a cargo pod. They are in effect zero capacity good, and are the only commodities that a Piccolo hull, for example, can carry. You can carry as much as you like on any ship.

Passengers available between two star systems are the sum of the two systems spaceport classes. So between Beta Hydri (4) and Delta Pavonis (1), 5 Passenger groups are available. Between Beta Hydri (4) and Epsilon Eridani (3), 7 Passenger groups. The first player in initiative order gets first grab. Any he leaves can be taken by the second player and so on.