Mornington Crescent - Return Ticket

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  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Aha! Ahaaaa! Carnoustie Resolution clause 3, para 7 (b) if I mistake not!

    Waverley!

    Put that in your chanter and blow it.
  • Inverness
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Ah - now we're getting somewhere!

    Wick :mrgreen:
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    Well in that case I’ll play my Fourth Estate Wild Card…

    Forsinard
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Well, that leads naturally to Quirm Interchange (High Level)
  • BoogieBoogie Shipmate
    Not sure about Quirm Interchange today @KarlLB - I notice some planned engineering work.

    🤔

    Bank - always a good bet.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Boogie wrote: »
    Not sure about Quirm Interchange today @KarlLB - I notice some planned engineering work.

    🤔

    Bank - always a good bet.

    Nah, that was just the new Clacks tower going up; doesn't affect diagonals.

    Hmmm - think that might go into Nidd again

    But wait - Dollis Hill :D
  • Jengie JonJengie Jon Shipmate
    Let us quieten things down

    Reddish South
  • Net SpinsterNet Spinster Shipmate
    Especially since that means a short hop to Tower Hill
  • BoogieBoogie Shipmate
    Aha - another clacks tower, they’ll be getting dial-up clacks soon!

    In that case it’ll have to be Ankh-Morpork city on the semaphore line.

  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    And it's looped as I expected - Dollis Hill
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Oh please, not another D*ll*s H*ll loop! <runs for cover>

    It must be nearly time for Evensong:

    Westminster
  • Colin SmithColin Smith Shipmate
    Hobbs End
  • Baptist TrainfanBaptist Trainfan Shipmate
    edited May 5
    Baptist End Halt. Where else?
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 5
    Sorry, but with only three green chips and transrail spooned, what could I do?

    Dollis Hill - unavoidable; given the Brooke-Taylor Trellis (North Wales) amendments the loop still stands.

    Hint: notwithstanding rules lawyer grandstanding by the Leamington Spa mob, anyone holding three Kings or a +3 magic item can break this loop - think 3d.
  • Lisboa (Santa Apolonia) then.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 5
    That's not it!

    Dollis Hill

    Has no-one got any high Spades?

    Incidentally we should have started this game next month really when the Grassington and Linton Mornington Crescent and Ferret Bog-Jousting society are publishing the new ruleset. And I'm glad to say it's free of Leamington Spa silliness. Far too many modifiers to keep track in their edition! I thank God it never passed Lyttleton-Cryer playtesting.
  • Colin SmithColin Smith Shipmate
    Baptist End Halt. Where else?

    "Baptist End railway station was a station on the former Great Western Railway's Bumble Hole Line between Blowers Green and Old Hill. "

    I mean, seriously !
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Baptist End Halt. Where else?

    "Baptist End railway station was a station on the former Great Western Railway's Bumble Hole Line between Blowers Green and Old Hill. "

    I mean, seriously !

    *cough* you forgot your move...
  • Colin SmithColin Smith Shipmate
    KarlLB wrote: »
    Baptist End Halt. Where else?

    "Baptist End railway station was a station on the former Great Western Railway's Bumble Hole Line between Blowers Green and Old Hill. "

    I mean, seriously !

    *cough* you forgot your move...

    Damn. Tooting
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 5
    KarlLB wrote: »
    Baptist End Halt. Where else?

    "Baptist End railway station was a station on the former Great Western Railway's Bumble Hole Line between Blowers Green and Old Hill. "

    I mean, seriously !

    *cough* you forgot your move...

    Damn. Tooting

    I hate to challenge this move given it would break the DH Loop, but surely that goes against at least the spirit of the Curbar and Baslow Spoon conventions? They don't mention the cursed loop directly but it's common practice to take them as the foundational principle for Loops, Nidd and Spoon owing to their shared characteristics

    Otherwise I don't see how Meibion Llanuwchllyn won that semi-final in Llanfihangel-ym-Mochnant in 2006.
  • Colin SmithColin Smith Shipmate
    KarlLB wrote: »
    KarlLB wrote: »
    Baptist End Halt. Where else?

    "Baptist End railway station was a station on the former Great Western Railway's Bumble Hole Line between Blowers Green and Old Hill. "

    I mean, seriously !

    *cough* you forgot your move...

    Damn. Tooting

    I hate to challenge this move given it would break the DH Loop, but surely that goes against at least the spirit of the Curbar and Baslow Spoon conventions? They don't mention the cursed loop directly but it's common practice to take them as the foundational principle for Loops, Nidd and Spoon owing to their shared characteristics

    Otherwise I don't see how Meibion Llanuwchllyn won that semi-final in Llanfihangel-ym-Mochnant in 2006.

    I take your point. Would you accept Cynfal
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 5
    KarlLB wrote: »
    KarlLB wrote: »
    Baptist End Halt. Where else?

    "Baptist End railway station was a station on the former Great Western Railway's Bumble Hole Line between Blowers Green and Old Hill. "

    I mean, seriously !

    *cough* you forgot your move...

    Damn. Tooting

    I hate to challenge this move given it would break the DH Loop, but surely that goes against at least the spirit of the Curbar and Baslow Spoon conventions? They don't mention the cursed loop directly but it's common practice to take them as the foundational principle for Loops, Nidd and Spoon owing to their shared characteristics

    Otherwise I don't see how Meibion Llanuwchllyn won that semi-final in Llanfihangel-ym-Mochnant in 2006.

    I take your point. Would you accept Cynfal

    Good play! I think that sees a home straight opening - Barking (how terribly appropriate, given mention of Leamington Spa...)
  • Colin SmithColin Smith Shipmate
    edited May 5
    Minffordd
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate
    Minffordd

    Now you're just being silly.

    Denham Golf Club
  • Colin SmithColin Smith Shipmate
    Fawkes Cat wrote: »
    Minffordd

    Now you're just being silly.

    Denham Golf Club

    Why! At least Minffordd has two railway stations which is two more than Denham Golf Club!

    Ahem. Fact checked. 1 more than Denham Golf Club.

    Egham
  • Chalfont and Latimer
  • Latimer Road.
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    Well, in that case, I’m taking one from the Ochre Appendix (LB&SCR 1930 sheet)

    Collington Halt
  • That's torn it! We'll have to go to Leicester (Belgrave Road), via Cefn Onn Halt, Tumby Woodside and Achnasheen of course.
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    Kenton.
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate


    South Kensington
    Hyde Park Corner
    Upminster
    London Bridge
    Aldgate East
  • MMMMMM Shipmate
    I’m slightly tentative here, as I’m a bit of a rank amateur compared to most of you (in awe at a lot of the gameplay I see here), but doesn’t the validity of that depend on whether you accept the Livingstone-Johnson-Khan hypothesis?

    Wouldn’t a Wanstead-Redbridge-Gants Hill-Newbury Park-Barkingside eastern axis rollout be preferable? Just a suggestion!

    MMM
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate
    MMM wrote: »
    I’m slightly tentative here, as I’m a bit of a rank amateur compared to most of you (in awe at a lot of the gameplay I see here), but doesn’t the validity of that depend on whether you accept the Livingstone-Johnson-Khan hypothesis?

    Wouldn’t a Wanstead-Redbridge-Gants Hill-Newbury Park-Barkingside eastern axis rollout be preferable? Just a suggestion!

    MMM

    Sorry, do you think this is played in some sort of fantasy world?

    Liverpool Street (because it will be on the Elizabeth line)
  • EutychusEutychus Admin
    Well that nicely allows me to play my rarely used just-arrived-within-the-Underground-coverage-area-in-real-life card with my nearest current station: Gloucester Road.
  • MMMMMM Shipmate
    Well, I retreat hastily and bow to your superior knowledge but do remember that that will bring in Shenfield too.

    MMM

  • Emerson Park. Hah!
  • I bet I'm the only person who's been to Emerson Park on here.

    Plaistow
  • I certainly haven't! Canada Water.
  • Heron's Quay

    (Used that Romford-Upminster route regularly at one time)
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 5
    You've done it now. East London Vortex is now invoked; rolling a 97 on d100 and checking the table I find myself at Milan

    I hope you're proud. [stomps off in search of cheap red wine]
  • You've nearly got me boxed in there, Karl. With the Vortex invoked, of course, anything east of Marble Arch is usually in Huff, but by playing Milan, you let me wriggle out with a rather neat mountain exchange.

    Pittsburgh
  • You did of course arrive a Milano Centrale? So after your wine, are you going to be fit to catch the morning train to Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia?
  • MMMMMM Shipmate
    CK, you’ve lost your bet about Emerson Park.

    MMM
  • Lol, it's such a mad line - half hourly trains in either direction on a single track railway that feels as if it's gone back half a century.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Well I would have gone up the Como Funicular to Brunate, but that last play closes that and puts the whole EU in Spoon. So this will make things interesting until either someone can get a reverse shunt into Canada or Mexico, or Brexit happens.

    Think though I can go to Thangorodrim under the existing Vortex.
  • Sorry CK - by trying to bypass without a token, your move is void, and you're splinched for the next three turns. That puts us back in Pittsburgh, and leaves me with a spare trump for a sideways move with a mettalic symmetry.

    Meadowhall Interchange
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Sorry CK - by trying to bypass without a token, your move is void, and you're splinched for the next three turns. That puts us back in Pittsburgh, and leaves me with a spare trump for a sideways move with a mettalic symmetry.

    Meadowhall Interchange

    *koff koff* EU in Spoon - but under the Palterton and Glapwell International X-post rules the ball in these cases is played where it lies.

    So... Hyde Park Corner
  • Leorning CnihtLeorning Cniht Shipmate
    edited May 5
    I've got to mirror Thangorodrim with something now, and I think the only suitable move I have available is

    Elephant and Castle
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Get in!

    Picadilly

    Before anyone asks I've mortgaged everything not on the Northern Line to pay for it. And raised my Con by one for additional hit points.
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