Merchant of X11

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Costs: free
Email: [ok]
Frequency: daily
Type: economic, space, war game, strategy
Last-Update: 2009Jan09
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, mixed, space, wargame, economic


The Minister of Trade of sector X11 has died (he had help) and needs to be replaced. The Senate is meeting to choose his replacement. The Minister of Trade is in charge of regulating the merchants in the Empire and of course, the merchant who gets appointed will have the political and trade advantages. Your mission is to get the support of the Senate. To do that you must campaign at the various systems and "win support" i.e. bribe. The player who wins the support of the majority of Senators gets the appointment and wins the game.

Attacking the other players is required. You must destroy two ships before Senators will support you and the government pays bounties.

This is also an economic game. You'll earn most of your money by establishing trade routes between the planet systems.

Think of this as Merchant of Venus on steroids.

The game will start on Feb. 1st or when ten players sign up.

For free rules and more info send an e-mail to


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Greg Lindahl