Mornington Crescent - Return Ticket

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  • KarlLB wrote: »
    I think I'm slipping in quick enough for Speed Rule jump to Embankment

    Mind the gap! A quick shunt to Lambeth North should head off any risk of, well, I don't really need to say, do I?
  • Baptist TrainfanBaptist Trainfan Shipmate
    edited May 9
    But ... but ... you can only travel between Turnham Green and Embankment on the District Line in the depths of the night. Otherwise you have to change at Hammersmith - and we all know the trouble that causes, especially now they've got the new signalling up and running. You'd be better to go to New Addington on the Tramlink.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    But ... but ... you can only travel between Turnham Green and Embankment on the District Line in the depths of the night. Otherwise you have to change at Hammersmith - and we all know the trouble that causes, especially now they've got the new signalling up and running. You'd be better to go to New Addington on the Tramlink.

    You're confusing the Geographical proximity rules with the Thematic proximity, I think. Or didn't spot the theme, of course.

    That grants me a 90 degrees to reality shift, of course, which means we can go and play silly buggers at Minas Tirith Temple Meads
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Blimey - I played Temple Meads about half a page ago, and here we are again ...

    I think, bearing in mind Net Spinster's kind donation of her yellow chips, I'll take a quick trip north:

    York
  • Yellow chips don't affect the state of Karl's reality orthogonality card, which is still in play.

    Mingo City Central. Watch out for the lightning field.
  • balaambalaam Shipmate
    The reality field seems to be returning as we steam into Burlington.
  • Change here for Glasgow (Botanic Gardens).
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 9
    OK, I'm in danger of an unreality breakthrough here (no-one wants creatures from the Dungeon Dimensions creeping through the Hammersmith and City line, although they'd probably be faster than the trains.)

    To avoid attracting the attention of Eldritch Entities I'll return carefully - Knapford. Nothing creepy at all about sentient locomotives with faces. Absolutely nothing.
  • Tidmouth.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Barrow in Furness, obs.

    I know what you're thinking, but the West Coast Mainline is in Huff, so forget that.
  • Net SpinsterNet Spinster Shipmate
    Hmm, Whitehaven and start replenishing my yellow chips
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Ooh ... Glasgow Queen Street

    I must find a bank; I'll need to exchange my remaining yellow chips for blue ones, as yellow ones only work in Scotland when there's an R in the month.
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    Decisions, decisions Stranraer or…


    Oban
  • Upwey Wishing Well Halt.
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Holy Patrick! You realise that all that stands between us and the Riders of the Sidhe is this frying pan and a frantic dash to Cullybackey and the hope Elrond can hold them at the Glenshane Pass.
  • Baptist TrainfanBaptist Trainfan Shipmate
    edited May 10
    Letterkenny (Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway).
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Oh well, if we're on that side of the Irish Sea,

    Belfast Central
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Bangor
  • Net SpinsterNet Spinster Shipmate
    Bangor (Pere Marquette line)
  • Ballaugh (Manx Northern Railway).
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate
    Balham (Gateway to the South)
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Borth (Gateway to Nowhere Except Borth)
  • Meanwhile, returning to more salubrious urbanity: New Cross Gate (via the Messrs. Brunels' subfluvial passage, of course).
  • You've obviously not been there recently if you reckon it's more salubrious - Dulwich
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate
    Harrow-on-the-Hill
  • Cunning. You're playing the Islington rules, I presume?

    As I understand it, that means I can claim three blue chips by heading to Baker Street .
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate
    What would you be taught there?

    Windsor and Eton Central
  • Windsor and Eton Riverside is nearer the College (and my train stopped at New Cross Gate on Tuesday).
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Windsor and Eton Riverside is nearer the College (and my train stopped at New Cross Gate on Tuesday).

    At this stage in a game it's always worth taking a look from an imaginary mind's eye a few hundred miles above the playing surface. Imaginary of course; anyone using an actual physical map would be in breach of the 1952 OS 7th Series (non-use) Addendum (Ashford, Tideswell and Litton), quite apart from being flagrantly in breach of the spirit of the game. But from this imaginary vantage point a huge great obvious arrow is pointing to Bank, so obviously that'd be a very bad move indeed as it's every indication that Bank is the Joker - so Mudchute
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate
    Windsor and Eton Riverside is nearer the College (and my train stopped at New Cross Gate on Tuesday).

    https://www.windsor-forest.ac.uk/about-us/windsor-college.html

    I wasn't going out of (traditional) county, or passing water.

    (Responding to Mudchute:)

    Monument
  • Escalator connection to Hatton Cross.
  • Net SpinsterNet Spinster Shipmate
    A sweep to Cockfosters
  • A trans-vertical shunt to Heathrow
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 11
    Oi! This isn't the Paris Metro! Or even the Milan...

    Are we playing Steam or Electric? Assuming the latter (it is 2019) and not having heard a simultaneous hit buzzer, I'm going to assume that La Vie's move is accepted, and therefore will spend my blue chips on a preview of the next three Event Cards...

    And with appropriate facial expressions, which I won't bother to describe because they might or might not be bluffing anyway, the obvious move (you won't see why because you don't know what was on the cards) is Oval

    Spending a Yellow Chip on turning over an Event Card - Tube Strike Next Three Tuesdays
  • Strike three? Madison Square Gardens and a home run.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    edited May 11
    Assuming the subway isn't in Spoon (and on a Saturday afternoon, it shouldn't be),

    Grand Central
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    I just sat down and wept.

    Delancey and Essex
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    Well if sitting down and weeping is your thing, then you need a strange land indeed…

    Arnos Grove
  • Much better: Babylon (Long Island Railroad).
  • balaambalaam Shipmate
    North Quincy on the Boston T, but that's being obvious.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Sorry my move upset you, Firenze - there was a sudden diagonal shift, and I had no other options. However, I just happened to find a purple* transatlantic chip, which has brought me safely to

    Groudle Glen

    * if it had been a silver one, it would have got me the whole way across the Irish Sea, but as I love the Isle of Man, I'm not complaining.
  • Island hopping, eh? Well, there can be only one answer to that: Braye Road (Alderney). There are trains today at 14.30 and 15.30, and Those In The Know will know that it is on the London Underground (but won't tell you why).

    Or perhaps they will: https://tinyurl.com/y3u29yaz
  • BoogieBoogie Shipmate
    I’ve just asked Alexa and she says -

    Lighthouse 🤔

  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Maritime Greenwich in that case. (Simple Michelin Reverse on Sark - but I don’t need to explain, it’s so obvious).
  • (I actually got off there on Tuesday!)
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    edited May 12
    Kings Cross St Pancras

    Incidentally, this is shaping up very much like the 1999 Craven and District semi final (if you recall, that year each regional Convention sent a delegate to the finals in Glenridding) Earlier in the heats, Maureen Bankment and Brian Ank played three diagonals while dropping blue chips at mainline interchanges to avoid the follow-on Spooning of the Jubilee. They were the first team to spot this gaping loophole in the rules as written - sort of a long hidden Fool's Mate, although the re-opening of the MC station itself probably made it all the more obvious to the talented player. Wouldn't work now of course as since Maureen and Brian played it in such a prominent match you'd probably have to have lived under a rock for the past twenty years to fall for it. Anyway, I digress; the actual semi final had a blistering four furlong chase with two train-lengths between leaders; when Marjorie ("Ma") Bell-Arch tried to head it off by chasing Arnos Grove down with a reverse shunt through East Acton it actually plunged the whole of Zone 2 into Huff - that really put the cat amongst the pigeons, as you might imagine. Kettlewell Village Hall hasn't been so tense since Alfred Heckmondgill was accused of knobbling Sidney Ramsbottom's parsnips prior to the Village Show. It took most of the night for a resolution - almost certainly it's somewhere on YouTube.
  • Fawkes CatFawkes Cat Shipmate
    KarlLB wrote: »
    Kings Cross St Pancras

    Incidentally, this is shaping up very much like the 1999 Craven and District semi final (if you recall, that year each regional Convention sent a delegate to the finals in Glenridding) Earlier in the heats, Maureen Bankment and Brian Ank played three diagonals while dropping blue chips at mainline interchanges to avoid the follow-on Spooning of the Jubilee. They were the first team to spot this gaping loophole in the rules as written - sort of a long hidden Fool's Mate, although the re-opening of the MC station itself probably made it all the more obvious to the talented player. Wouldn't work now of course as since Maureen and Brian played it in such a prominent match you'd probably have to have lived under a rock for the past twenty years to fall for it. Anyway, I digress; the actual semi final had a blistering four furlong chase with two train-lengths between leaders; when Marjorie ("Ma") Bell-Arch tried to head it off by chasing Arnos Grove down with a reverse shunt through East Acton it actually plunged the whole of Zone 2 into Huff - that really put the cat amongst the pigeons, as you might imagine. Kettlewell Village Hall hasn't been so tense since Alfred Heckmondgill was accused of knobbling Sidney Ramsbottom's parsnips prior to the Village Show. It took most of the night for a resolution - almost certainly it's somewhere on YouTube.

    There's such a thing as making things over-complicated.

    Pimlico
  • But will they accept non-EU passports? Silvertown.
  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    Fawkes Cat wrote: »
    KarlLB wrote: »
    Kings Cross St Pancras

    Incidentally, this is shaping up very much like the 1999 Craven and District semi final (if you recall, that year each regional Convention sent a delegate to the finals in Glenridding) Earlier in the heats, Maureen Bankment and Brian Ank played three diagonals while dropping blue chips at mainline interchanges to avoid the follow-on Spooning of the Jubilee. They were the first team to spot this gaping loophole in the rules as written - sort of a long hidden Fool's Mate, although the re-opening of the MC station itself probably made it all the more obvious to the talented player. Wouldn't work now of course as since Maureen and Brian played it in such a prominent match you'd probably have to have lived under a rock for the past twenty years to fall for it. Anyway, I digress; the actual semi final had a blistering four furlong chase with two train-lengths between leaders; when Marjorie ("Ma") Bell-Arch tried to head it off by chasing Arnos Grove down with a reverse shunt through East Acton it actually plunged the whole of Zone 2 into Huff - that really put the cat amongst the pigeons, as you might imagine. Kettlewell Village Hall hasn't been so tense since Alfred Heckmondgill was accused of knobbling Sidney Ramsbottom's parsnips prior to the Village Show. It took most of the night for a resolution - almost certainly it's somewhere on YouTube.

    There's such a thing as making things over-complicated.

    Pimlico

    And there's such a thing as enthusiastically following an internationally important contest of intellect. Honestly, pages at the back of every daily newspaper about football but dare to briefly reminisce about pivotal moments in MC and suddenly you're over-doing it.

    I don't know. Did the Hathersage Harriers endure their five month suspension at the behest of the Leamington Spa Mafia for nothing?

    Northwood, obviously.
  • Net SpinsterNet Spinster Shipmate
    Baker Street to open things up and also to remember the great player Mrs. Mariabella Hudson famous for her masterful hiding of strategy until the final move.
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