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

Turn 12

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

SIRIUS CYBER loaded passengers from less common systems.

COSTA NOSTRA COFFEE INC bought a Warehouse at Alpha Centauri and unloaded a Passenger pod into it, replacing this with a Cargo pod.  

TRADIAETH A MASNACHWYR TEGWEN sold their Alloys Factories at Gamma Leporis after the price rose, making a small profit. Lots of Passengers were loaded into the 9 liners.


The new Phoenix Hull of HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES is named Requiem and has an Augmented Jump pod added. Some passengers were also loaded.

In trading, Gamma Leporis was busy. SIRIUS CYBER bought 8 units of Alloys for 4 HTs each and took a Contractor's position. HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES then did the same to become Market Manager. HAPPY FEATURES' bid of 3 to buy found no sellers.

At Epsilon Eridani, HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES sold 7 Liquors for 17 HTs each to gain a Dealer's position and then 5 Petroleum for 9 HTs apiece.

Delta Pavonis saw PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sell 5 Isotopes at 9 HTs while AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS couldn't find a market. SIRIUS CYBER bought 10 Petroleum for 8 HTs each and gained a Dealership.

Tau Ceti saw HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES trying to sell Isotopes at 8 HTs, but the price fell, so no trading was done.

AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS used their agent, Ferret, to buy 6 Isotopes at Mu Herculis and then bid 16 HTs to buy Monopoles, ending up with 10 units and a Contractorship.

At Sigma Draconis, AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS bought 5 Isotopes on contract.

Alpha Centauri saw HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES selling 6 Isotopes for 7 HTs apiece and gaining the Market Manager position. COSTA NOSTRA sold 2 more Isotopes for 8 HTs each while AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS' bid of 8 to sell was ignored. HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES sold 4 Spice for 15 HTs each.

Beta Hydri saw MINING & MORE selling 8 Alloys for 11 HTs using their Market Manager's position and they also sold 2 Isotopes for 8 HTs apiece.  PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold 9 Spice for 16 HTs each and were awarded a Contractor's position. Finally, PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS finished by selling 6 Petroleum for 7 HTs each.

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 48  34 Mark Cowper
B Tradiaeth a Masnachwyr Tegwen 3 7 0 21 1st 897  34 Jerry Elsmore
C Amalgamated Interstellar Minerals 10 0 5 0 6th 17  40 Paul Evans
D Harriman Enterprises 10 4 2 0 7th 937  40 Anthony Gilbert
E Happy Features 10 0 5 0 4th 450  40 Mike Dyer
F Petroleum & other Colonial Goods 10 0 8 5 3rd 912  40 Przemek Orwat
G Sirius Cyber 10 3 2 12 2nd 344  40 Charlie Sundt
H Mining & More 10 0 4 0 8th 817  35 Sergiusz Orwat
N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated

Market Positions

System Commodity Dealers Contractors Market Manager
Gamma Leporis Alloys A G D
Epsilon Eridani Alloys G    
  Isotopes D G  
  Liquors D    
  Petroleum D G    
Delta Pavonis Alloys E    
  Isotopes F H    
  Petroleum G F  
Tau Ceti Alloys D A  
  Isotopes C G H D F  
  Petroleum F G H    
Mu Herculis Alloys D    
  Isotopes H C E
  Liquors E    
  Monopoles D F C  
  Petroleum H D  
System Commodity Dealers Contractors Market Manager
Sigma Draconis Alloys C    
  Isotopes F G C  
  Petroleum   F  
  Spice E F    
Alpha Centauri Alloys C G    
  Isotopes C G E D
  Liquors E G    
  Monopoles D    
  Spice D E F    
Beta Hydri Alloys A   H
  Isotopes D G    
  Monopoles A F    
  Petroleum     F
  Spice   F  
Entries are Corporation ID letters for the positions they hold


There are no new News chits this turn. The current list (new chits in bold) is:
Turn 13 P2, C4
Turn 14 B6
Turn 15 P4
(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

If you don’t have a Market position as a Contractor or a Market Manager you cannot order to buy or sell on Contract.

You cannot order to take an OP chit that someone has told you about, UNLESS you can see the chit yourself with your connections. You can, of course, act on a future event if someone has shared that information with you.

To take an OP chit with an illegal commodity (Slaves, Weapons, Tempus) you must order your ship to land On Planet. Do read section 17 of the rules, especially the bit about managing to land past planetary defences without any advantages.

Remember emergency hyperjump does NOT operate in this game.

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