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Aubreay Fallowfield
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« on: November 30, 2013, 05:56:57 pm »

Dear lovely people.

We are wandering around the lovely Worcester dressed in our finery and thought about steampunk bingo. We thought that there are some fantastic people out there who could suggest bingo calls for such an event.

For example
Nikola Tesla number 1

All help gratefully appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 09:31:37 pm »

Tick Tock - Number 12?
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 09:50:05 pm »

Industrial Design...the number 9.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 10:07:54 pm »

Head of Steam - 33
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 10:34:27 pm »

Lost Colonies - 13 (American Colonies before Independence)
Time for Tea - Forty-Six (4 to 6 = Afternoon Tea) - or if we much rhyme Twenty-Three

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 08:24:40 pm »

Two fat Ocotpodes  88
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 11:20:52 pm »

Eleven steam automatons dressed like Isambard Brunel 62
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 11:56:50 pm »

Good answer - 42 !
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 12:58:32 pm »

Clearly none of you have ever actually called a game of Bingo before. It's not simply a matter of 'rhyming' (which isn't really that important) there has to be some significance to the number being called.

The 'Lost Colonies' for 13 is good. It makes sense. And 46 'Time for tea' is also quite clever. But 'Head of Steam, '33'..what's the significance?? And "Eleven steam automatons dressed like Isambard Brunel- 62" wtf? It has to be short and snappy.

So thing's like
Six and one, "Vicky's reign", 61
On it's own, "Jack's victims", number 5
On it's own, "Martian tripod", number 3 (or "Oscar's Trials" number 3)
"Gladstone's/Disraeli's Den", number 10
On it's own, "Victoria's Children", number 9
On it's own, "Big Ben", number 1 (or "Monoggle lens")
Four and two,"Prince Albert croaks", 42
Five-Oh, "Golden Jubilee", 50
Eight and Two "Victoria clocks out", 82
One it's own, "Jets on your back" number 2


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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 03:24:44 pm »

Um, the significance is that 330 psi was one of the thresholds that engineers were aiming for (I forget the years) for steam locomotives. Bingo numbers don't go that high, so I chopped the "0" off, getting a short, rhyming term with (admittedly tenuous) logical connections.
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 05:42:54 pm »

Um, the significance is that 330 psi was one of the thresholds that engineers were aiming for (I forget the years) for steam locomotives. Bingo numbers don't go that high, so I chopped the "0" off, getting a short, rhyming term with (admittedly tenuous) logical connections.


Thanks for the explanation but  33 and 'head of steam' don't actually rhyme...not, as I said, that rhyming is important. However the connection to the number 33 and  'a head of steam' is tenuous at best.

A few more;
 On it's own, "it's ALIVE!", number 5
"Rorke's Drift VCs", number 11
Two and six, "Half a Crown", 26
Three-Oh "Burlington Bertie", number 30

The other route one could go down is to simply 'Victorain-ise' existing Bingo calls..

For example:

Two corpulant ladies-88

Two diminutive water fowl-22

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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 05:58:14 pm »

The other route one could go down is to simply 'Victorain-ise' existing Bingo calls..
For example:

Two corpulant ladies-88
Two diminutive water fowl-22


One diminutive water fowl with a walking cane - 21.

Or something.
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Aubreay Fallowfield
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 08:31:55 pm »

Thanks for the ideas so far. Not all numbers have to have a call but I do think that for a bit of fun if we can get as many as possible then it would better.
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2013, 07:58:07 pm »

The other route one could go down is to simply 'Victorain-ise' existing Bingo calls..
For example:

Two corpulant ladies-88
Two diminutive water fowl-22


One diminutive water fowl with a walking cane - 21.

Or something.

I think we have a winner here.
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