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.
"OK, so what's the brief?"
"Use your abilities and contacts, Ferret, to sell Isotopes."
"OK, no problem."
"I wish I shared your feelings... I'm not so confident."
"We're loaded with Monopoles."
In trading, Gamma Leporis was quiet and the price fell.
AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS tried to sell Isotopes they didn't have at Epsilon Eridani, but PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold 18 Monopoles for 14 HTs each and took a Dealership.
In contrast, at Delta Pavonis AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS sold 9 Isotopes for 8 HTs each and gained a Market Position and HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES bought Petroleum on Contract.
At Tau Ceti AMALGAMATED INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES sold 4 Isotopes for 3 HTs apiece, taking advantage of the raised price.
Mu Herculis saw TRADIAETH A MASNACHWYR TEGWEN arriving and selling 14 Alloys for 10 HTs each, taking a Dealership, and a decent profit. HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES were shut out, wanting to sell at 14. HAPPY FEATURES sold 10 Isotopes for 7 HTs apiece and AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS sold more on Contract. PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold 2 Monopoles for 15 HTs each and HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES bought 5 Petroleum for 8 HTs apiece.
HAPPY FEATURES bought 10 Alloys for 5 HTs each at Sigma Draconis and gained a Dealer's Position. Isotopes were popular. HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES bid 4 to buy and took 10 units. Then PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold 3 for 2 HTs each. Then SIRIUS CYBER bought 3 units for 4 HTs apiece. AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS bid 3 to buy and got nothing. PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold 10 Petroleum for 10 HTs each and gained the Market Managership, while shutting out HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES' bid of 14 to sell. HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES were not to be denied totally though, buying 12 Spice for 8 HTs apiece and getting a Dealer's position. After which PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS sold 3 Spice for 4 HTs apiece.
MINING & MORE sold 9 Alloys for 9 HTs each at Alpha Centauri, undercutting HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES bid of 11 to sell. AMALGAMATED INTERSTELLAR MINERALS sold 8 Isotopes for 6 HTs each and gained a Contractor's position. HAPPY FEATURES sold 5 more Isotopes on Contract.
HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES wanted to sell Alloys for 11 at Beta Hydri, but MINING & MORE used their Market Manager's position to bid 10 and sell 10 units of their Alloys. HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES did buy 6 Petroleum for 9 HTs each and PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS finished by selling 5 units on Contract.
TRADIAETH A MASNACHWYR TEGWEN loaded Passengers, a massive 310 HTs worth.
HARRIMAN ENTERPRISES laid down a Corco Iota Hull at the Tau Ceti Shipyards.
PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS had made up their minds. First all their Warehouses were sold, with any goods left inside lost, and then the Monopole, Spice and Petroleum Factories were sold. Then their three ships were sold, the Granada raising 90% of list, while the Trinidad raised only 50% of list price, and the Malacca only 40%.
But the final total was over 2600 HTs and so PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS had won.
|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||68||34||Mark Cowper|
|B||Tradiaeth a Masnachwyr Tegwen||5||7||0||15||1st||1,277||38||Jerry Elsmore|
|C||Amalgamated Interstellar Minerals||10||0||5||0||7th||272||40||Paul Evans|
|D||Harriman Enterprises||10||4||2||6||2nd||557||40||Anthony Gilbert|
|E||Happy Features||10||0||5||0||6th||535||40||Mike Dyer|
|F||Petroleum & other Colonial Goods||10||0||8||7||3rd||2,615||40||Przemek Orwat|
|G||Sirius Cyber||10||3||2||4||8th||440||40||Charlie Sundt|
|H||Mining & More||10||0||4||0||4th||983||39||Sergiusz Orwat|
|N under Initiative Bid means No move received, F indicates the Corp was floated|
|Corporation letter and name||Cash||Player|
|A||Costa Nostra Coffee, Inc||1,240||Mark Cowper|
|B||Tradiaeth a Masnachwyr Tegwen||3,071||Jerry Elsmore|
|C||Amalgamated Interstellar Minerals||1,150||Paul Evans|
|D||Harriman Enterprises||1,981||Anthony Gilbert|
|E||Happy Features||1,471||Mike Dyer|
|F||Petroleum & other Colonial Goods||2,615||Przemek Orwat|
|G||Sirius Cyber||1,134||Charlie Sundt|
|H||Mining & More||1,582||Sergiusz Orwat|
|This is a rough estimate of Corporations' value, assuming everything they own could be sold where it is for 100% of the current market rate.|
|Gamma Leporis||Alloys||A B||G|
|Isotopes||C F H|
|Isotopes||C G H||D F|
|Petroleum||F G H|
|Mu Herculis||Alloys||B D|
|Sigma Draconis||Alloys||C E|
|Spice||D E F|
|Alpha Centauri||Alloys||C G H|
|Spice||D E F|
|Entries are Corporation ID letters for the positions they hold|
The main news this quarter is that PETROLEUM AND OTHER COLONIAL GOODS decided to liquidate its position and, since the final figure was over 2,600 HectoTrans, the game is over.
Would players like to write in with their Game End Statements (GES) explaining how you were robbed, or how your plan was starting to work?
Waiting lists are open for the next game.