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Star Trader game 9

This is the web version of the latest turn in the ninth 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 5 Turn 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Turn 6

Sections: Corporation Table, GM Notes, News, Press, Star Systems map (PDF, 190k)

At Beta Hydri TRANSURANIC TRADING sold 3 Monopoles at 16 HTs while the price continued to rise. RED STAR LINES sold 8 Petroleum for 10 HTs apiece without further reward.

Alpha Centauri had SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS disposing of Liquors on Contract, while OXFORDS NOT BROGUES sold 8 Monopoles for 14 HTs each and gained a Dealership.

SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS were selling Monopoles at Sigma Draconis, 15 for 16 HTs each, and gaining the advantage of being a Dealer. INTERSIDEREAL NOVICES sold 6 Petroleum for 10 HTs apiece and took a Dealership, while RED STAR LINES sold 5 more on Contract. SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS bought 10 Spice for 12 HTs each to gain the Market Manager position. COSTRA NOSTRA pushed the price down, selling 4 units for 9 HTs each, after which TRANSURANIC bought 6 more, also at 12 HTs. Isotopes were popular, too: TRANSURANIC bought 4 for 3 HTs apiece, RED STAR LINES bought 2 at 2 HTs and then INTERSIDEREAL NOVICES bought 10 for 2 HTs each and gained a Dealership.

Mu Herculis was quiet, though TRANSURANIC TRADING bought 6 Monopoles for 13 HTs apiece and gained a Contractor's option thereby.

OXFORDS NOT BROGUES was selling Petroleum at Tau Ceti and became a Dealer after they managed to dispose of 8 units for 10 HTs each.

At Delta Pavonis RED STAR LINES sold 2 Isotopes on Contract. TRANSURANIC TRADING bought 6 Petroleum for 4 HTs each and gained a Dealership , leaving COSTRA NOSTRA only able to buy 2 units at 3 HTs.

SWISS MERCENARY FLEET landed a full load of Spice at Epsilon Eridani and sold 12 units at 15 HTs to take a Dealer's position. Isotopes were sold by FATCAT: 12 units for 8 HTs each and a Dealership, with TRANSURANNIC TRADING using Percent to sell 6 more at the closing price.

And, with Gamma Leporis's convulsions behind it, TRANSURANIC bought 6 Alloys for 3 HTs each there.

SOLAR SPICE & LIQUORS disposed of the Tempus (OP 12) at Gamma Leporis and got in the region of 500 HTs for it, Willy proving to be persuasive. Van Rijn repaid his loan to the Federation Banks and promptly laid down a new hull at Beta Hydri, the Java: a Corco Gamma Hull with A class crew and 2 cargo and an augmented jump pods.

TRANSURANIC TRADERS loaded passengers for Alpha Centauri.

COSTRA NOSTRA PIZZA INC bought a second Warehouse at Delta Pavonis and 8 Petroleum Factories to go with it. Most of the cost was raised by selling the 4 Spice Factories at Sigma Draconis. The Phoenix Hull, 4 Cheese, was equipped with A class crew, augmented jump, light weapons and cargo pods.

OXFORDS NOT BROGUES increased their Reputation substantially and loaded Passengers for Alpha Centauri and Epsilon Eridani.

FEDERATED ASSOCIATION OF TRUCKERS CO-OPERATIVES AND TRADERS loaded Passengers for Epsilon Eridani, Tau Ceti and Beta Hydri and then bought 12 Alloy Factories at Gamma Leporis.

RED STAR LINES took OP 43 and now has a Battle Comm Pod on a ship. The current loan was repaid and a fresh 540 HT loan was taken out over 4 quarters. With this they bought 9 Petroleum Factories at Delta Pavonis, 2 Warehouses as well and laid down a replacement Phoenix hull with A crew, 5 cargo and passenger and augmented jump pods. And then still had the money to increase Political Connections.

INTERSIDEREAL NOVICES bought an Augmented Jump pod and 4 Cargo pods for the new ship, Alex, took the two from the warehouse at Tau Ceti where they had been in store and added an A class crew to man it.

SMITTEN KITTEN took out a 200 HT loan over 4 quarter,s bought 2 more Petroleum Factories at Delta Pavonis and laid down a new Clarinet Hull at Tau Ceti Shipyards with Cargo and a Passenger pods and A class crew.

Corporation table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash  Rep'n Player
A Costra Nostra Pizza Inc 9 0 2 0 6th 177  29 Mark Cowper
B Oxfords not Brogues 3 0 7 0 3rd 303  35 Mike Clibborn-Dyer
C FATCAT 5 0 7 7 2nd 136  30 Jerry Elsmore
D Solar Spice & Liquors 10 0 6 0+4 5th 222  40 Paul Evans
E Swiss Mercenary Fleet 4 0 5 0 8th 252  38 Martin Jennings
F Smitten Kitten 4 0 7 0 7th 75  22 Michael Martinkat
H Intersidereal Novices 8 7 3 0 4th 76  40 Mateusz Ochman
J Red Star Lines 9 7 3 10 1st 225  40 Przemek Orwat
K Transuranic Trading 9 0 7 0 9th 119  38 Bob Parkins
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

News

INTERSIDEREAL NOVICES took OP 11.

RED STAR LINES took OP 43.

There were four new News chits this turn. The current list (new chits in bold) is:
Turn 7 B1, C3, C7
Turn 8 B1, B6, C6, B4
Turn 9 P6, P3
Turn 10 C4, P5, 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

Orders for the next turn to Mike Dommett, 119 Victoria Road,
Alton GU34 2DD or by e-mail to mike_dommett@yahoo.co.uk
by Friday, 6th July 2018