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

Turn 9

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

The demand from the Orion sector led to price rises in Monopoles and, to a lesser extent, in Isotopes but many Corporations were repaying their loans.

PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS worked hard this Quarter accumulating HectoTrans. Thus, they were able to go to the bankers and are now debt free without disposing of any productive asset.

SIRIUS CYBER actually managed to beat TRADIAETH A MASNACHWYR TEGWEN to take full loads of Passengers - possibly a surprise to both parties.

COSTA NOSTRA COFFEE INC. sold two Monopole Factories at Mu Herculis and received welcome kind donations as suggested from three of the Corporations jumping to Mu Herculis. The exception was TRADIAETH A MASNACHWYR TEGWEN whose ship still went by the armed ship in System Space undisturbed.

TRADIAETH A MASNACHWYR TEGWEN jumped in and took OP 5, loading Furs at Mu Herculis. Their Passenger income from the 11-strong fleet meant they were finally able to pay off their loan and are also debt free. They even improved their reputation, though not by much.

AMALGAMATED INDUSTRIAL METALS managed to pay off their loan as well after the quarter's trading and issued an up-beat statement.

MINING & MORE were quite quiet this quarter, though their Factories continued to produce.

HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES were busy and finished this Quarter by laying down a Corco Iota hull at Tau Ceti Shipyards.

HAPPY FEATURES also had plans, buying a further three Isotope Factories at Sigma Draconis, and re-equipped the Wanderlust, which is now all cargo pod equipped.

In trading, HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES bought 6 Alloys for 2 HTs each.

At Epsilon Eridani, HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES bought 6 Petroleum for 9 HTs each and gained a Dealer's position

SIRIUS CYBER bought 6 Petroleum at 8 HTs apiece at Delta Pavonis.

Tau Ceti saw PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS buying 10 Isotopes for 4 HTs each, taking a Dealership, but there were still 4 units for COSTA NOSTRA to pick up. HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES bought on Contract. PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS weren't finished, selling 10 Petroleum for 10 HTs each and gaining a second Dealership

HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES sold 5 Alloys for 11 HTs each at Mu Herculis. However, their bid of 11 to sell Isotopes was undercut as PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold 10 at the price of 10 HTs to gain a Contractor's position. AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR METALS sold 5 Isotopes on Contract. HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES did sell Petroleum on Contract, however.

At Sigma Draconis HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES sold 1 Petroleum for 13 HTs as PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold on Contract. AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR METALS bought Isotopes on contract after HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES had bought 7 Isotopes for 5 HTs each and taken a Contractor's position.

AIM sold 9 Alloys for 11 HTs each and gained a Dealer's place at Alpha Centauri. They then sold 3 Isotopes for 8 HTs each.

Beta Hydri saw COSTA NOSTRA selling 7 Alloys for 10 HTs each, acquiring a Dealership. HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES sold 6 Isotopes for 12 HTs each and a similar reward, after which PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold 9 Monopoles for 18 HTs apiece and also gained a Dealership. POCG sold 6 Spice for 15 HTs apiece and another Dealership and, finally, sold Petroleum on contract.

Press

AIM is proud to support Innovation in coffee making, no matter what the cost.

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 5th 254  34 Mark Cowper
B Tradiaeth a Masnachwyr Tegwen 3 7 0 15 2nd 74  29 Jerry Elsmore
C Amalgamated Interstellar Metals 10 0 4 0 6th 130  40 Paul Evans
D Harriman Enterprises 10 4 2 0 4th 297  40 Anthony Gilbert
E Happy Features 10 0 5 0 7th 307  40 Mike Dyer
F Petroleum & other Colonial Goods 10 0 8 7 3rd 326  40 Przemek Orwat
G Sirius Cyber 10 3 1 15 1st 301  40 Charlie Sundt
H Mining & More 10 0 4 N 8th 369  33 Sergiusz Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

News

EV 20 took place this turn.

TMT took OP 5.

There are two new News chits this turn. The current list (new chits in bold) is:
  Turn 10 B8, P8
  Turn 11 P4, B5, C6
  Turn 12 C1
  Turn 13 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

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,
18th March 2022