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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #175 on: September 22, 2014, 03:13:36 pm »
Having been to the latest market I find myself in possession of a new Overcoat, and heading back underground I find myself at Angel.
I made a note in my diary on the way over here. Simply says; "Bugger!"

"DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH."

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #176 on: April 02, 2015, 09:33:36 am »
*tumbleweed*

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #177 on: April 04, 2015, 01:22:21 pm »
Bit difficult from down here, but, nothing ventured ..., and applying the 1908 Antipodean Rules - Northern Line to Euston
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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #178 on: April 04, 2015, 01:24:15 pm »
Then, according to my London Rail and Tube Map of 1952, on the Northern Line and leap to Mornington Crescent.

However, I am unsure ....

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #179 on: April 06, 2015, 07:11:57 pm »
Professor Wychlock, your judgment! Myself, I'm pretty sure that your choice of anachronistic tube map would render your move wibble.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #180 on: April 06, 2015, 10:51:54 pm »
Professor Wychlock, your judgment! Myself, I'm pretty sure that your choice of anachronistic tube map would render your move wibble.

Cluck, cluck. Gibber, gibber. My old man's a mushroom etc.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #181 on: May 05, 2015, 09:59:08 pm »
So, who's going to start this next round off? (I assume we can safely start a new round now).

Anyone?

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #182 on: May 08, 2015, 08:37:33 pm »
Curses! (In a ladylike manner, of course!)
My London underground map is on my other computer, at home, on the far side of the world!

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #183 on: May 29, 2015, 01:08:06 pm »
So, who's going to start this next round off? (I assume we can safely start a new round now).

Anyone?

Goodness! A new game! Okay, I'll start us off then, but I warn you: I go for aggressive opening moves.
Starting us off with: Wimbledon

There we go!
We are proud to present the Surrey Steampunk Convivial, for your pleasure:

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #184 on: May 29, 2015, 03:34:45 pm »
And we're off; I play my opening move at

High Barnet

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #185 on: May 29, 2015, 05:46:06 pm »
And I choose to play Praed Street.
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 #186 on: May 29, 2015, 08:02:18 pm »
Ah, interesting opening gambit. But one which allows me to progress to Great Portland Street

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #187 on: July 07, 2015, 05:58:59 pm »
Great Portland after Praed Street? Isn't that move illegal?
Oh no I'm sorry you posted that in MAY didn't you? My mistake I do apologise.

I would do Tottenham Court road but there's no alighting at the moment so technically it's out of bounds.
(so much to remember with this bloody game it makes Magic the gathering about as complicated as snap.)

Ok....... Tube strike Wednesday Thursday so I'd better get a move in quickly here;

West Hampstead.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #188 on: July 07, 2015, 06:24:45 pm »
It was legal at the time I posted (just). However, thanks to the lack of progression since means I must now miss a turn, in accordance with the 1856 and 1935 bylaws, and the anniversary statute means I'm stuck until after the strike action has been resolved.

Bugger.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #189 on: July 07, 2015, 10:40:03 pm »
So you are sir! So you are. BUT given the correct rules of progression we need at least one other.

Mornington Crescent with 2 people is like playing Monopoly with 2 people: long-winded and ultimately unsatisfying. We await the third!

As an aside, my wife (seated next to me - with a glass of wine in one hand and a pointed stick in the other) says she doesn't recognise Bugger Station. Please excuse her - she is a statistician by profession and doesn't fully appreciate the randomness of our little jape.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #190 on: July 08, 2015, 08:30:17 am »
I do concur Sir. Ah well, may as well have a drink while I'm waiting.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #191 on: July 17, 2015, 08:59:09 am »
Which set of rules are we playing this time? Is it the same as before, or are we introducing Hunter's rules as in the famous 1962 match between Taylor, Cooke and Moore?
Either way I'm going to play it safe and go for a slightly sideways move with Paddington

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #192 on: July 17, 2015, 02:59:44 pm »
Unfortunately I too am currently hamstrung, by the 1952 Dudley Cook- Peter Sellers- Dudley Moore ruling, which means I can only move to a point within two statute miles of the last move, which means within two miles of Paddington.  Therefore I play Marylebone.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #193 on: July 17, 2015, 03:51:16 pm »
Excellent. Now play is picking up a bit and we've attracted some new players I'm free to move. Although being hampered by a tea set, and bursting for a pee means I must find 20p and a station with public lavatories. I therefore move to King's Cross St Pancras and miss a turn while I empty my bladder.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #194 on: July 17, 2015, 11:08:28 pm »
Embankment...(just for the sheer bloody mindlessness of it all!).
Oh...my old war wound? I got that at The Battle of Dorking. Very nasty affair that was, I can tell you.

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #195 on: July 18, 2015, 12:04:48 am »
Charing Cross - at least it's on the right line, and making it easy for the next move!

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #196 on: July 22, 2015, 08:50:55 pm »
Well chuff my cogs and call me Matron !!!!
The extra fine cut rough shag pipe tobacco obtained from that funny looking chap that smelled of bonfires fairly rendered me insensible!
One strong cup of Assam later and I'm wide awake and bushy tailed and find myself at Marylebone
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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #197 on: July 22, 2015, 09:28:36 pm »
Ah, that's better blessed relief.

Hmm Marylebone. I'm going to huff you there sir and play Bond Street

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #198 on: July 23, 2015, 06:31:25 am »
Huffed on my first go of this round - good gracious me !!!

I'm nearly choking on these words as I say them but according to the 1972 post modern (*ach* *cough* *gasp*)  ruleset, which I realise is a little sketchy in places, the huffing of another player currently north of the Thames and at a station beginning with M or N, actually and in reality, dehuffs the player and allows them to speed forth and double speed. Hence to Elephant and Castle ....... damn it, overshot!

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Re: Mornington Crescent too
« Reply #199 on: July 23, 2015, 09:04:37 am »
Ooo gosh, huffing being played. Not a fan myself, such limited options to play (I'm glad I didn't play afterwards, I always mix up the rules on what you can and can't play).

You've forced me to go with Earls Court, not the move I wanted to do  :-\