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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 10 Turn 9 Turn 8 Turn 7 Turn 6 Turn 5 Turn 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Turn 11 report

Sections: Corporation Table, GM Notes, News, Press, Systems map (separate page), PDF map (183k)

    “Right, let’s go smuggling.”
The spaceship swung out of the spaceport and headed towards the systems outer reaches and prepared for hyperjump. Shortly after disappearing it winked back.
    “What happened?”
    “There’s a Psychic Jam. We couldn’t navigate at all.”

Many Corporations found themselves surprised by this event and many ships were limping back into port along with the SWISS MERCENARY FLEET Piccolo Fleet. Alloy prices crashed too, with a rise in other commodities which disrupted some Corporations’ trading.

Gamma Leporis saw TRANSURANIC TRADING buying 3 Alloys on Contract.

Epsilon Eridani was where COSTA NOSTRA IMPORTERS INC sold 2 Isotopes for 9 HTs each. WHITE STAR LINE tried to sell Liquors for 15 HTs but were undercut by INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS selling 6 units at a price of 12 HTs. COSTA NOSTRA IMPORTERS INC sold 6 Monopoles for 17 HTs each and became Dealers. Their attempt to buy Petroleum for 4 HTs was thwarted by TRANSURANIC buying 6 Petroleum for 5 HTs apiece and gaining a Dealership and, finally, PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 5 units on Contract.

PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 5 Isotopes on Contract at Delta Pavonis. They then sold 5 Petroleum, on Contract as well, as FATCAT sold 10 Petroleum for 9 HTs apiece and became Contractors. INTERSIDEREAL’s bid of 11 HTs was ignored.

Both TRANSURANIC and PAVONIS wanted to buy Isotopes on Contract at Tau Ceti, but TRANSURANIC only wanted 4 units.

Sigma Draconis saw FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS ramping up Isotopes by buying 22 units for 10 HTs each and gaining a Market Manager position. They sold their Isotope Factories as soon afterwards as they could. Those buying on Contracts reconsidered their positions. PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 1 Petroleum for 8 HTs and then INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS sold another for the same price. COSTA NOSTRA IMPORTERS INCE sold 5 Spice on Contract.

PAVONIS PIONEERS sold 6 Alloys for 7 HTs each and got a Dealership. Then FATCAT sold 1 Alloy for 8 HTs at Alpha Centauri. TRANSURANIC TRADING sold 5 Isotopes for 8 HTs apiece and then WHITE STAR LINE sold 8 Liquor for 10 HTs each and gained a Market Managership.

Beta Hydri saw INTERSIDEREAL GREENHORNS selling 5 Isotopes for 10 HTs each. TRANSURANIC sold Petroleum using Agent Percent and FOOLS AND HORSES sold 13 Spice for 16 HTs apiece.

WHITE STAR LINE bought 10 Liquor Factories at Alpha Centauri and loaded Passengers for Tau Ceti, Beta Hydri and Epsilon Eridani.

COSTA NOSTRA IMPORTERS INC. loaded Passengers for Epsilon Eridani and Delta Pavonis and visited the Federation Bankers to repay their loan early.

FATCAT launched its 4 new ships and equipped each with A class crews, Augmented Jump and 6 Cargo pods. They also sold their Isotope production facilities at Sigma Draconis.

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET raised their Political Connections and added two more Piccolo hulls to their failed hyperjumping fleet.

Finally, TRANSURANIC TRADING brought a Warehouse at Delta Pavonis, a Monopole Factory at Mu Herculis and a Liquor Factory at Alpha Centauri.

Corporation table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash Rep'n Player
C Costa Nostra II 7 5 2 0 6th 44 26 Mark Cowper
D Fools & Horses 3 0 7 0 7th 765 40 Mike Clibborn-Dyer
E FATCAT 10 8 5 12 2nd 742 30 Jerry Elsmore
F White Star Line 4 0 7 12+1 1st 141 40 Paul Evans
G Swiss Mercenary Fleet 3 5 5 0 4th 317 40 Martin Jennings
H Intersidereal Greenhorns 10 0 7 0 8th 1108 40 Mateusz Ochman
J Pavonis Pioneers 10 0 8 4 3rd 391 40 Przemek Orwat
K Transuranic Trading 10 0 5 0 5th 219 40 Bob Parkins
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated


EV 1 and EV 14 occurred this turn.

There were two new News chits this turn. The current chits (new ones in bold) are as follows.
Turn 12 C7, C5, B6, C4
Turn 13 B5, C8, B3
Turn 14 P4, B3, P2
Turn 15 C4
(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

The map is rather crowded as some players command large fleets of ships with similar names.

Normal service should be resumed. Recovery is going well and I’m back to work.