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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 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Turn 5 report

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

    "Plenty of new investment." The Planetary Leader at Delta Pavonis looked out over the city to the swampy plain beyond.
    "As long as it doesn't vanish again like it just has at Gamma Leporis," his aide gloomily added behind his back.

At Beta Hydri FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS sold 2 Monopoles for 17 HTs each after which PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 12 at 17 HTs and became Dealers. FOOLS AND HORSES used their Market Manager position to cut SWISS MERCENARY FLEET out of the Spice Market at Beta Hydri, disposing of 12 units for 15 HTs each. SMF eventually got to sell one unit.

TRANSURANIC TRADING sold 2 Spice for 11 HTs each at Alpha Centauri and sold 4 Alloys for 12 HTs apiece. They looked to buy Liquors at 12 but were outbid by WHITE STAR LINE who bought 9 Liquors at 13 HTs and took a Dealership.

Down at Mu Herculis COSTRA NOSTRA IMPORTERS INC bought Petroleum at 7 HTs, but could only fit 5 units into their ships.

PAVONIS PIONEERS sold its Alloy at Tau Ceti for 9 HTs.

Delta Pavonis was busy as PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 14 Isotopes for 12 HTs each, gaining a Dealership, and bought 5 Petroleum on Contracts after FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS had bought 10 petroleum at 8 HTs apiece and taken a Dealership. PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 6 Spice for 14 HTs apiece for another Dealership.

PAVONIS PIONEERS were selling 5 Isotopes at Epsilon Eridani and got rid of them at 7 HTs. TRANSURANIC TRADING sold 2 Liquor for 16 HTs each.

And at Gamma Leporis FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS bought 27 Alloys for 8 HTs each and a gained Dealership, leaving PAVONIS PIONEERS unable to buy at their offer of 4 HTs.

INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS bought A Crew and an Augmented Pod for Alex which rolled out of the yards ready to jump as it was being loaded.

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET bought a Spice Factory at Sigma Draconis and managed to get two of their Piccolo Hulls to jump to Mu Herculis, selling them at 80% and 150% of list price.

WHITE STAR LINE loaded Passengers for Beta Hydri, Epsilon Eridani and Alpha Centauri and increased its Reputation enough.

PAVONIS PIONEERS delivered OP 9 to Epsilon Eridani and went to the Federation Bankers to repay its loan. A new loan for 826 HTs over 4 Quarters was taken out. A new Phoenix Hill with A class crew, Augmented Jump Pods and Cargo Pods was laid down at the Tau Ceti Shipyards. They went to Delta Pavonis and bought 15 Petroleum Factories and 2 more Warehouses to service their operation.

FOOLS AND HORSES increased their Reputation a lot as they bought two more Spice Factories at Sigma Draconis.

TRANSURANIC TRADING bought a Warehouse at Gamma Leporis and loaded Passengers for Beta Hydri and Epsilon Eridani.

FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS loaded Passengers for Epsilon Eridani and Alpha Centauri. They sold their Alloy Factories at Gamma Leporis, but still didn't have enough cash to repay their loan to the Federation Bankers. Cursing softly, they sold Walwern for 30% of value and then the Weaver, cursing a little louder, for 170% of list, before heading for the bankers. A new loan for 637 HTs was taken out, and Political Connections increased to 5. A Warehouse was bought at Tau Ceti, and a deep breath was drawn. They could have been happier...

COSTRA NOSTRA IMPORTERS INC. loaded Passengers for Beta Hydri and Tau Ceti, and then went to the Bankers and took out a 400 HT Loan over 8 Quarters.

Corporation table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash Rep'n Player
C Costa Nostra II 4 5 1 0 7th 412 23 Mark Cowper
D Fools & Horses 2 0 7 0 5th 55 40 Mike Clibborn-Dyer
E FATCAT 9 7 5 15 1st 674 40 Jerry Elsmore
F White Star Line 1 0 7 12 2nd 173 40 Paul Evans
G Swiss Mercenary Fleet 2 5 2 0 8th 280 30 Martin Jennings
H Intersidereal Greenhorns 5 0 7 0 6th 36 37 Mateusz Ochman
J Pavonis Pioneers 10 0 8 10 4th 204 40 Przemek Orwat
K Transuranic Trading 3 0 4 0 3rd 230 20 Bob Parkins
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated


There were no new News chits this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 6 B3, P2, P7
Turn 7 B4, B3, P4
Turn 8 C10
(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 cannot use a chit you do not have the connections to see. Red Choir can give a Corporation use of chits it has seen, and this was specifically stated. If someone tells you of the chit, you may have knowledge of an event or be aware of an opportunity that another Corporation may be trying to use. Or they might lie to you.