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Star Trader game 11

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

Turn 5

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

The chase was long, but eventually the Planetary Defence Corvettes cornered the Heart of Gold in Epsilon Eridani System Space and escorted it to the Spaceport, where it was met by the local Commodore as it landed on the pad.
    "I've been looking for a chance to make Beeblebrox's ears burn for a while," he said to his aide as the ship's gangplank came down, the line of Light Weapon pods along its sides. The familiar uniform and the sunburst on the ship's side shone, as the ship's Captain stepped forward and saluted smartly.
    "I am yours to command"
    "Thank you. Now you can take a message to Beeblebrox."
    "Certainly. But why Beeblebrox?"
    "He owns Sirius Cybernetics."
    "He does? Ah, I see where the confusion has arisen. We haven't put the new paint system on yet, we were disturbed. You see we now belong to Tradiaeth a Masnachwyr Tegwen (the syllables sounding unpractised on his lips).
And so it was, a quiet deal having transferred the ship across between the Corporations while the Federation forces were hunting.

The most exciting news at the start of the Quarter was the raid on Delta Pavonis Spaceport, which caused losses to various Corporations, but not serious ones in the end. Some may even have known about the event in advance.

PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS were affected but managed to repay their loan and take out a new one for 518 HTs over 4 Quarters. This was spent quite quickly, a Warehouse bought on Mu Herculis followed by 7 Factories producing Monopoles.

SIRIUS CYBER sold Heart of Gold to TMT at a sizeable discount for 150 HTs and then still had to sell Gargleblaster to be able to repay their loan.

COSTA NOSTRA COFFEE INC. bought a warehouse at Alpha Centauri, took out a loan for 650 HTs for 8 Quarters and then stopped.

TRADIAETH A MASNACHWYR TEGWEN sold off the Dilwin for 120% of list and repaid their loan. They then went back to the bankers and took out a loan for 4 Quarters of 437 HTs, paying SIRIUS CYBER the 150 HTs from this, and then laying down 3 more Corco Zeta Hulls: two at Alpha Centauri and one at Epsilon Eridani shipyards. They did have some slight Reputational loss, mind.

AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR METALS managed to pay off their loan and took out a new 300 HT loan over the next 4 Quarters, part of which was spent improving their Political Connections.

MINING & MORE and HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES were quiet otherwise.

In trading, MINING & MORE bought 4 Alloys for 2 HTs each at Gamma Leporis and HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES bought 8 more at the bargain price of I HT.

At Epsilon Eridani, HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES sold 2 Isotopes for 8 HTs each and 2 Spice at a price of 13 HTs. They also brough 6 Petroleum for 11 HTs apiece.

PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS bought Petroleum on Contract as Delta Pavonis.

Tau Ceti saw AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR METALS using Agent Percent to buy a cheap Isotope for 4 HTs.

MINING & MORE sold 6 Alloys for 11 HTs each at Mu Herculis, while AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR METALS sold 5 Isotopes on Contracts.

At Sigma Draconis, HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES sold 3 Petroleum for 13 HTs each and AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS bought 6 Isotopes for 7 HTs apiece.

AIM sold 9 Isotopes for 8 HTs each at Alpha Centauri and took a Dealership, but business was buoyant enough for HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES to sell a couple more at 10 HTs, but not buoyant enough for the unlucky M&M, however. Nobody bought Liquors as the price unexpectedly rose, but PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold 10 Spice for 14 HTs each to gain a Dealership.

Beta Hydri saw M&M selling the odd Alloy for 8 HTs while AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS' wild overbid to sell Isotopes for 14 HTs was ignored. Monopoles were sold in small quantities by M&M and AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS in ones and twos.

Corporation table

Corporation letter and name Connections Bus/Crim/Pol Init'v Bid Turn Order Cash  Rep'n Player
A Costa Nostra Coffee, Inc 10 0 1 0 7th 183  28 Mark Cowper
B Tradiaeth a Masnachwyr Tegwen 0 7 0 12 2nd 139  18 Jerry Elsmore
C Amalgamated Interstellar Metals 10 0 4 0 4th 289  40 Paul Evans
D Harriman Enterprises 7 4 2 0 5th 385  35 Anthony Gilbert
E Happy Features 7 0 5     207  36 available
F Petroleum & other Colonial Goods 8 0 8 5 3rd 84  36 Przemek Orwat
G Sirius Cyber 7 3 1 8 1st 269  40 Charlie Sundt
H Mining & More 7 0 4 0 6th 135  27 Sergiusz Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

News

EV 15 took place with an attack on Delta Pavonis.

There are three new News chits this turn. The current list (new chits in bold) is:
Turn 6 B4, C3, B6
Turn 7 B5, P3
Turn 8 P5, C5
Turn 9 B3
(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

Joel Halpern has withdrawn - if anyone wishes to take over and try Star Trader for the rest of the game, please contact me.

Remember emergency hyperjump does NOT operate in this game.

Questions, ask me; clever ideas, run them past me first.

Orders to Mike Dommett, 12 Watton Park, Bridport DT6 5NJ
or by e-mail to mike (underscore) dommett (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk
by Friday,
13th August 2021