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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #100 on: February 24, 2013, 05:58:32 am »
*ahem*


*cough*

Might a fellow make a late start? Ashton's Rule, exception to the Antithesis Precedent of Interdimensional Instability In Irregular Invitations IIV, Indcidence number three, paragragh four, subsection C-1236.9 of June 1903 and all that.
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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #101 on: February 24, 2013, 05:31:59 pm »
BLORGHCH HURF HARF! What a bounder! HUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRCHGHCHGHCH!

Our poor chairthing appears still to be choking on the steam and smoke from Met. No.1's outing to Farringdon Street a few weeks ago.  To clear my own lungs from the smog I'm playing to Chesham in the hope of finding some fresh air in the Chilterns.  
Persons intending to travel by open carriage should select a seat with their backs to the engine, by which means they will avoid the ashes emitted therefrom, that in travelling generally, but particularly through the tunnels, prove a great annoyance; the carriage farthest from the engine will in consequence be found the most desirable.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #102 on: February 24, 2013, 06:59:39 pm »
Sir/Madam/housestaff,

Having considered all my options and imbibed sufficient quantities of malt (Glenmorangie 15 yr.) I consider the following response appropriate:

Chalfont Road

In trust the Ladies are not to distressed by such a demanding move. I am also taking suggestions for which malt should adequately follow the Glenmorangie - I have most available yet remain strangely undecided. I blame this on overly tight elastic and a curious lack of talcum.

Yours felicitously and in perspiration,

L.H.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #103 on: February 24, 2013, 09:02:03 pm »
Well, in the absence of a reply, and not wishing to unduly tax Mr. Chairthing's poor steamed lungs, I shall go ahead and make a start at Elephant & Castle. Depositing one ham sandwich on rye and a silver token, of course.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #104 on: February 25, 2013, 06:51:19 am »
Actually, I'm not acting chairthing for this round, but I'll take over if the good Captain doesn't show up. Rules set for this rubber is the now obscure 1888 Imperial Coronation edition, published to celebrate the rise of Victoria's grandson to the German throne. Circle line is slowed to half speed, and intersections are declared bratwurst.
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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #105 on: February 25, 2013, 07:24:19 pm »
Excellent choice of rule set there; this should be a very interesting rubber.  

Lungs cleared, I'm heading to Amersham as an opening gambit.  

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #106 on: February 27, 2013, 07:52:15 am »
A very cautious move to Cannon Street.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #107 on: February 28, 2013, 05:25:22 pm »
Stealthily advancing to Borough.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #108 on: March 01, 2013, 07:50:10 pm »
I rather like Old Street it's definitely correct under the rule of Gaudeamus Igitur in the 1899 variant
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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #109 on: March 02, 2013, 12:09:20 pm »
Crossing the diagonals, dropping off two purple tokens and submitting myself to a double shunt to play to Bank.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #110 on: May 28, 2013, 03:55:18 pm »
Blowing the dust of the signs and the rule book with the help of a fluffer gang I find myself arriving at:

Canary Wharf
I made a note in my diary on the way over here. Simply says; "Bugger!"

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #111 on: May 28, 2013, 06:08:17 pm »
Time for one of my patented curveballs™....

Woods Siding

I'll just leave it there a while... see how long it takes people to work it out  ;)

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #112 on: July 20, 2013, 08:20:17 am »
There's a bylaw with the Imperial Coronation edition which specifically allows for military parades to appease the Prussians. Should no further move be made, we shall have an extremely boring parade.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #113 on: July 20, 2013, 09:23:03 am »
There's a bylaw with the Imperial Coronation edition which specifically allows for military parades to appease the Prussians. Should no further move be made, we shall have an extremely boring parade.

With how long this game is taking between moves, we'll have time to dig a ship canal and have the navy do a sail-by alongside it  :D  :-\

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #114 on: July 21, 2013, 06:32:51 pm »
In order to p*ss of the Prussians, I therefore make my move to Rotherhide

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #115 on: July 21, 2013, 06:47:17 pm »
Good.... move....  hmmmm.... yes, a very good move. 

I now play to Farringdon...

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #116 on: July 25, 2013, 07:59:14 pm »
I am returned from the back of beyond ...........

only to push a puce token in the turnstile at St Paul

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #117 on: July 29, 2013, 06:33:39 pm »
I beg your pardon sir ???
What do you mean my puce token has been summarily ejected from the archaeomechanical lever operated super heated dihydrogen oxide powered admitter of personages to platforms.

A fake! A FAKE you say .......
I'll have you know that puce token has be in my possession for over a year ever since it was passed to me by ............ *gasp*

Why that ...<deleted rantings not fit to grace these pages> !!!!!!!!

Wait till I catch up with him. He shall feel the wrath of my knobbly handled umbrella !!!!! Mark my words !!!

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #118 on: July 29, 2013, 07:41:09 pm »
I beg you pardon sir ???
What do you mean my puce token has been summarily ejected from the archaeomechanical lever operated super heated dihydrogen oxide powered admitter of personages to platforms.

A fake! A FAKE you say .......
I'll have you know that puce token has be in my possession for over a year ever since it was passed to me by ............ *gasp*

Why that ...<deleted rantings not fit to grace these pages> !!!!!!!!

Wait till I catch up with him. He shall feel the wrath of my knobbly handled umbrella !!!!! Mark my words !!!

Taking advantage of the beige ticket I swapped for that fake puce token for, I flash it at the guard and find myself at Blackfriars

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #119 on: July 29, 2013, 09:46:34 pm »


Taking advantage of the beige ticket I swapped for that fake puce token for, I flash it at the guard and find myself at Blackfriars


What !   *gasps again*
Such arch-caddery !!!!

I shall head you off a the proverbial pass Sir !
Onwards to Marble Arch

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« Reply #120 on: July 29, 2013, 09:53:25 pm »


Taking advantage of the beige ticket I swapped for that fake puce token for, I flash it at the guard and find myself at Blackfriars


What !   *gasps again*
Such arch-caddery !!!!

I shall head you off a the proverbial pass Sir !
Onwards to Marble Arch

In that case, in another bout of arch-caddery, I thwart your plans by changing trains at Bond Street

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #121 on: July 29, 2013, 11:26:41 pm »
Due to overly enthusiastic Prussian soldiers marching around, Marble Arch is declared sauerkraut for three turns.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #122 on: July 30, 2013, 05:22:45 am »
Leapfrogging the Prussian soldiers (carefully) and avoiding arch cads .......... Oxford Street

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #123 on: July 30, 2013, 06:30:38 am »
I therefore attempt to avoid the Prussians by bouncing along to Regent's Street

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #124 on: July 30, 2013, 01:31:42 pm »
I therefore attempt to avoid the Prussians by bouncing along to Regent's Street


Ooooh Regent Street. Nicely played. *tips hat*

Especially well done as I have been spun around thrice deosil by a cadre of witches accompanying the Prussian soldiers I leapfrogged earlier.
I now find myself in nip and exiled to North Harrow for two rounds :(