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Year Published
1979
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Belter: Mining the Asteroids, 2076
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Economic SF wargame set in the asteroid belt in the year 2076. In the basic game, two, three, or four players control mining companies that mine asteroids for ore, gas, and highly dangerous shards of CT (contra-terrene matter -- a name for antimatter lifted from the Seetee novels of Jack Williamson). These commodities are traded for credits at the three major planetoid stations. Vicious fights can break out over control of particularly lucrative asteroids. The players have to agree on the winning conditions: The winner is either the first player to one million, ten million, or a hundred million credits, or the wealthiest player after a set timespan elapses. (The playing time is, accordingly, completely arbitrary; two hours is probably too short, but seems like a sane number.)

In the advanced game, an additional player plays the Peace Keeping Force (PKF), whose role is ironically not to stop the fighting, but to suppress revolts and other conflicts just enough to keep prices of ore and gas low. The PKF player achieves partial victory if the price of either commodity is below 200 credits at the end of the game, or decisive victory if the prices of both commodities are below 200 credits.

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Belter: Mining the Asteroids, 2076
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Year: 1979
Size: 11.25 x 14.25 x 1.20 inches
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1 Belter Map and Graphics
Graphic remake, functionally identical
English
2013-08-19
3 Belter Sequence of Play
This summarizes the sequence of play for Belter. It includes some items that are scattered around the rulebook.
English
2013-06-25
5 Counters for Asteroids
Instead of writing down the prospecting results for the asteroids, you can use these counters. Print each page on a different colored paper. Page one: gas (print on white paper) Page two: ore (print on green paper) Page three: rock (print on red paper)
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2009-07-12
4 Belter Commodities and Planetoids
Belter Commodities and Planetoids with enough space to place counters.
English
2009-07-12
4 Belter Player Sheet
Belter Player Sheet with sufficient space to put counters.
English
2009-07-12
2 Belter record sheet.xls
Record sheets for use with Belter
2005-05-01
6 Belter Solitaire Rules.doc
Solitaire rules for Belter
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