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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #150 on: February 17, 2014, 01:30:08 am »
Gadzooks! The only way to break a time lock is to backflip...

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #151 on: February 17, 2014, 10:15:59 am »
huh, what, where? What happened?

And, more importantly, why the devil am I in Pimlico.
I made a note in my diary on the way over here. Simply says; "Bugger!"

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #152 on: February 17, 2014, 10:58:22 am »
Using a reverse warp-shunt to enter the game at Goldhawk Road.

I'll put one paisley token in the pot early, in expectation of neek occurring before the game finishes.
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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #153 on: February 17, 2014, 01:16:23 pm »
I seem to have dozed off, and am jolted to wakefulness to find myself at Liverpool Street.
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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #154 on: July 28, 2014, 12:34:22 pm »
after also being caught in El Shoggotho's time lock i have only just managed to break though to the present time. Being stuck in 1640s London was no fun !!! No steam trains I'll have you know !!
Bah, back to Old Street.

But at least I'm back  ;D
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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #155 on: July 28, 2014, 01:43:32 pm »
Now, see, this is what happens when you get frozen in time on a train.  You end up in the middle of nowhere, like I am, in Amersham.

Could've been worse I guess.  At least it wasn't Verney Junction this time. 
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 #156 on: July 28, 2014, 03:21:18 pm »
Now, see, this is what happens when you get frozen in time on a train.  You end up in the middle of nowhere, like I am, in Amersham.

Could've been worse I guess.  At least it wasn't Verney Junction this time. 

Or like me at the end of the line at High Barnet

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #157 on: July 29, 2014, 01:13:59 pm »
A lightening quick jaunt forwards ....... Moorgate

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #158 on: July 29, 2014, 01:53:56 pm »
Ah.  Hum.  Yes, worth a gambit I suppose...

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #159 on: July 29, 2014, 02:00:26 pm »
Hmm, interesting tactic.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #160 on: July 29, 2014, 08:28:53 pm »
As Chairthing for this round (and yes ...... I checked, as it's been so long) I must inform all players that there appears to be some form of gigantic burrowing mechanical mole that has bust through onto the tracks at Farringdon !!!!
It's now lying completely a - Crossrail !!!!

Do be careful out there.
I urge the use of the Smillock standard type 9 blunderbuss, should one rear up in front of you in any other tunnel !!

Good hunting gentlemen :)
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« Reply #161 on: August 15, 2014, 11:01:19 pm »
As Chairthing for this round (and yes ...... I checked, as it's been so long) I must inform all players that there appears to be some form of gigantic burrowing mechanical mole that has bust through onto the tracks at Farringdon !!!!
It's now lying completely a - Crossrail !!!!

Do be careful out there.
I urge the use of the Smillock standard type 9 blunderbuss, should one rear up in front of you in any other tunnel !!

Good hunting gentlemen :)

After a brief sojourn down Oxford Street in order to procure myself a suitable armament (by which I mean a Burleigh and Stronginthearm repeating crossbow, which I understand I am entitled to make use of through my regulation brass farthing) I arrive at Euston Square.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #162 on: August 16, 2014, 01:34:24 am »
Hmm. Only two options open to me now, according to addendum 147/c, if I want to keep my Neek bid.

I will ignore the yeti warning and head to Baker Street

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #163 on: August 16, 2014, 10:20:22 am »
Ah, oh dear.  Foiled again!

Head I shall to Paddington at once....

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #164 on: August 16, 2014, 10:46:57 am »
After fighting my way through a horde of subterranean creatures I find myself emerging from the tunnel at:
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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #165 on: August 22, 2014, 04:35:56 am »
I'm going to take a big gamble here, and use the triple snacket weave to move to Camden Road

I'm nearly sure it will work this time. If it doesn't... well, I'm sure some kind soul will stop by with a particle accelerator and a decent pair of jumper cables.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #166 on: August 25, 2014, 09:48:15 am »
Bah!  I've been catapulted out to Watford!

Blast!

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #167 on: August 26, 2014, 07:48:44 am »
I'll exercise the 1977 Picadilly Line bi-law to enter the game at Russel Square with 3 blue tokens, 5 red herrings and 2 scoops of chips (no vinegar, allowing for an inter-station seat swap should I feel the need)
Still here, just quieter

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #168 on: August 31, 2014, 10:01:08 pm »
I shall spend my one remaining puce token to hop lines to Shepherds Bush

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #169 on: September 07, 2014, 06:05:42 pm »
Ahh.  Oh dear.  I got off my train to find myself on a ramshackle timber platform about 10' long in a deep cutting with the remnants of a station evidently long closed strewn about me.  I can only assume I am, therefore, stuck at Marlborough Road for the foreseeable future  :-\

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« Reply #170 on: September 07, 2014, 06:26:40 pm »
Huh, wha? Must have dropped off. Where am I?

Judging by the elderly and decrepit men at arms around me, and the doddery old fella on a throne and the fact I've just been handed a goblet of coke I must be at Earl's Court.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #171 on: September 08, 2014, 01:07:14 pm »
What a coincidence, my good man, running in to you here at Earl's Court. Given that you have coffee, I have fish and it's Wednesday in Zimbabwe I believe I forego one token and you are required to buy a better overcoat if you wish to use the Metropolitan line

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #172 on: September 08, 2014, 03:01:34 pm »
Damn, well that's me out until I can get a new overcoat and therefore must miss a turn.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #173 on: September 08, 2014, 05:57:32 pm »
Somebody threw me down a ladder, so I'm no longer stuck on a rickety wooden structure surrounded by railway track. 

Unfortunately this means I too must miss a turn, and now find myself at St John's Wood

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #174 on: September 22, 2014, 02:29:58 pm »
The sojourn from Shepherds Bush rendered me into the company of a bunch of shambling monks on an underground bridge !!

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