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Amadan



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 16 2010,15:26   

Quote (Quack @ Sep. 16 2010,15:51)
Just wanna say hi! to our brave commuters. I don't know why, I don't understand anything of the game you are playing but nevertheless I get on the thread (not train) now and then just to see how you are faring. I even read the thread! So better watch your tongue.

It's not too complcated, Quack, as long as you disregard the unsporting (and, in historical terms, highly dubious) neo-Trellisites (yes, you Louis!) The DLR is for chavs and bankers, and is eschewed by gentlemen.

The object, of course, is to arrive at Mornington Crescent before the other players. You may use an Oyster card, but you must pay particular care to the zones for which it is valid and the area (in roods and perches) they cover.

The first thing to bear in mind is that left turns out of Knid must be followed by Northern or Central Line stations ordered by Fruitfield's Rule. Diagonal southings will incur two rounds in Ravenscourt Park unless the last preceding saint's day fell on a Thursday, Friday or (within three weeks of either equinox) the birthday of any person mentioned in the credits of Steven Seagal's Out For a Kill, though this is reduced to one round if the opposite player holds the Niblet Stick (under Magdalene Rules, that is: lapsarians ignore this rule for reasons that are obscure.)

"Round" moves are always preferable to Stonkers or Gobs, because they help avoid Heisenberg's Dillemma, whereby you must either move at a fixed speed or attend Mass.

But above all else, just enjoy the game for its simple pleasures.

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rossum



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 16 2010,15:53   

Quote (Amadan @ Sep. 16 2010,15:26)
But above all else, just enjoy the game for its simple pleasures.

Which reminds me, has the Boris-Bike supplement to Stovold been approved yet or are we still waiting for the white smoke to appear?  Mind you, we have been waiting for that since they replaced the steam engines on the Circle Line.

Which inevitably brings us to the gateway to the south: Balham.

rossum

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Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 16 2010,16:02   

Oh, that's all there is to it? Guess I'll stay with ludo a little longer then. Anyone game for a round of online ludo?

ETA: giggle.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2010,13:52   

Quote (rossum @ Sep. 16 2010,13:53)
       
Quote (Amadan @ Sep. 16 2010,15:26)
But above all else, just enjoy the game for its simple pleasures.

Which reminds me, has the Boris-Bike supplement to Stovold been approved yet or are we still waiting for the white smoke to appear?  Mind you, we have been waiting for that since they replaced the steam engines on the Circle Line.

Which inevitably brings us to the gateway to the south: Balham.

rossum

Balham? From Blackhorse Road?

How in Stovold's...

Ah.

I see.

But you haven't said which King's Cross St Pancras to Moorgate line you're suspending for 3.  I mean, anyone (coughLouiscough) could play either Angel or Barbican at the moment, couldn't they? I mean, if they wanted to refresh token counts on the opposite line.

Just sayin's all.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2010,18:28   

Um, while we're at it, could one of the more veteran players explain line velocity?

I thought I understood it at one point, but researching the classic games I realize I'm kind of at sea.

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rossum



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2010,07:55   

Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 19 2010,18:28)
I thought I understood it at one point, but researching the classic games I realize I'm kind of at sea.

I'm sorry, but sea areas are not allowed, so no Dogger, Fisher or Bight.  We might at a pinch allow Southend or Margate which would perhaps suffice as they are on the coast.  That would however require Kielmansegge's interpretation which many have questioned, including Rev. Thorpe-Fanshawe in his notable tome "Stovold for Experts".

Stockwell.  (The interpretation as St. Ockwell has been disallowed due to the Pope's visit.)

rossum

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2010,09:13   

Quote (rossum @ Sep. 20 2010,07:55)
Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 19 2010,18:28)
I thought I understood it at one point, but researching the classic games I realize I'm kind of at sea.

I'm sorry, but sea areas are not allowed, so no Dogger, Fisher or Bight.  We might at a pinch allow Southend or Margate which would perhaps suffice as they are on the coast.  That would however require Kielmansegge's interpretation which many have questioned, including Rev. Thorpe-Fanshawe in his notable tome "Stovold for Experts".

Stockwell.  (The interpretation as St. Ockwell has been disallowed due to the Pope's visit.)

rossum

Oh bugger the pope!

Graves End

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2010,09:59   

Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 20 2010,07:13)
Oh bugger the pope!


Anti-Flag fan?

     
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Graves End


Do they.

Graves End is off the Standard Tube Map; you never called Expanded Play.

It pains me to point it out, but you, sir, are off-side, out of bounds, and fouled out.

That's a cyan card to you, and/or  -1 heptagonal tokens.

Free throw in from

Beckton.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2010,10:04   

btw rossum, don't think the Invigilators didn't notice your two sequential plays.

'cause they did.

(stern look)

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rossum



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2010,12:35   

Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 20 2010,10:04)
btw rossum, don't think the Invigilators didn't notice your two sequential plays.

'cause they did.

(stern look)

Sorry sir.  I won't do it again sir.  [Stands in corner looking sheepish.]



rossum

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2010,13:22   

Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 20 2010,09:59)
Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 20 2010,07:13)
Oh bugger the pope!


Anti-Flag fan?

     
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Graves End


Do they.

Graves End is off the Standard Tube Map; you never called Expanded Play.

It pains me to point it out, but you, sir, are off-side, out of bounds, and fouled out.

That's a cyan card to you, and/or  -1 heptagonal tokens.

Free throw in from

Beckton.

Did I really say Graves End?  

Of course I meant Tooting Broadway, which in no way should generate a cyan card, so please pull that back, there's a good chap, and be so kind to forget the whole thing.

Tooting Broadway

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2010,13:42   

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Did I really say Graves End?  

Of course I meant Tooting Broadway, which in no way should generate a cyan card, so please pull that back, there's a good chap, and be so kind to forget the whole thing.

Tooting Broadway

In the spirit of this gentlemen's game (luckily we're not in the official playoffs!), your cyan card is withdrawn.  Honest mistakes are certainly forgivable. Live and learn.

My play of Beckton is mooted.

Tooting Broadway is a clever and tasty move from (ahem) Stockwell, especially as a Back-Reflection form from Balham.

The classic from here is of course a Slingshot to London Bridge (viz. IMCS Finals 1755, 1790, 1801, et seq.),  BUT I was never a fan of these Tight Southern games, so, time to open it up a little:

Green Park!

(looks smug)

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,11:03   

I am aghast at the comments, drivel, shennanigans and, and I'm not afraid to say it in mixed company, sexual deviancy exhibited on this thread in my absence. I shall have to restore some form of order with healthy play.

Healthy, wand limbed, ivory skinned, rose red lipped, firm buttocked, young cad, throbbing, moistening play....

...sorry where was I...Oh yes... a game of MC. Right. Erm. Yes.

Totteridge!

...but not Whetstone. I will not be having that sort of behaviour in my presence. Whetstone, indeed. The very idea! Would you want your wives and servants to read it?

Louis

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,11:05   

Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 20 2010,15:13)
Oh bugger the pope!

[SNIP]

Even though the act would cause some huge ironic flux to pass through the universe I'm afraid my answer has to be "no".

Or at least "not again".

Carry on.

Louis

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,14:16   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 21 2010,09:03)
I am aghast at the comments, drivel, shennanigans and, and I'm not afraid to say it in mixed company, sexual deviancy exhibited on this thread in my absence. I shall have to restore some form of order with healthy play.

Healthy, wand limbed, ivory skinned, rose red lipped, firm buttocked, young cad, throbbing, moistening play....

...sorry where was I...Oh yes... a game of MC. Right. Erm. Yes.

Totteridge!

...but not Whetstone. I will not be having that sort of behaviour in my presence. Whetstone, indeed. The very idea! Would you want your wives and servants to read it?

Louis

Totteridge. How... quaint.

What next, Burnt Oak? ;-)

Interesting play, actually; the Northern Line Saturation strategy is formidable when properly executed (Wilson v. Clark, 1947), but are you willing to risk gridlock (as witness the 1889 quarter-finals) and a stalemate, Louis?  It seems a bit early to engage in such brinksmanship.

Again, just sayin's all.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,14:20   

Noobs may want to heed this before following the dread Louis down the Northern line rabbit hole:

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Except during weekday peak
hours, all trains to/from
Morden run via Bank - for the
Charing Cross branch, change
at Kennington. For journeys
to and from Mill Hill East at
off-peak times, change at
Finchley Central. On Sundays
between 1300 and 1700,
Camden Town is open for
interchange and exit only.


Word.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,14:29   

Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 21 2010,20:20)
Noobs may want to heed this before following the dread Louis down the Northern line rabbit hole:

 
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Except during weekday peak
hours, all trains to/from
Morden run via Bank - for the
Charing Cross branch, change
at Kennington. For journeys
to and from Mill Hill East at
off-peak times, change at
Finchley Central. On Sundays
between 1300 and 1700,
Camden Town is open for
interchange and exit only.


Word.

Oh, c'mon!

Camden Town is only like 10 minutes from Mornington Crescent by walking. I haven't checked the 2004 revised edition of the rule-book, but it seems that according to Gartner and Lewis, Camden Town is not a valid move between January 3rd 1987 and December 24th 3025.

So what's the point in even citing it here?

Back to: Waterloo (I travel a lot, and I've been sick).

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,14:51   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 21 2010,12:29)
Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 21 2010,20:20)
Noobs may want to heed this before following the dread Louis down the Northern line rabbit hole:

   
Quote
Except during weekday peak
hours, all trains to/from
Morden run via Bank - for the
Charing Cross branch, change
at Kennington. For journeys
to and from Mill Hill East at
off-peak times, change at
Finchley Central. On Sundays
between 1300 and 1700,
Camden Town is open for
interchange and exit only.


Word.

Oh, c'mon!

Camden Town is only like 10 minutes from Mornington Crescent by walking. I haven't checked the 2004 revised edition of the rule-book, but it seems that according to Gartner and Lewis, Camden Town is not a valid move between January 3rd 1987 and December 24th 3025.

So what's the point in even citing it here?

Back to: Waterloo (I travel a lot, and I've been sick).

via Kennington, obviously.

Fine, have it your way then.
Sitting this one out.
It'll all end in tears, I know it.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,15:02   

I'll take it then that the last move is Waterloo.

(Fnxtr, Burnt Oak? Pervert!)

It's easy play for me from there, a straight run to MC in three I think, especially if I play...

Holborn!

Louis

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,15:11   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 21 2010,13:02)
I'll take it then that the last move is Waterloo.

(Fnxtr, Burnt Oak? Pervert!)

It's easy play for me from there, a straight run to MC in three I think, especially if I play...

Holborn!

Louis

Hah! I thought you might flinch.

Right, I'm back in:

West. Hampstead.  F---ers.

That's right, a Jubilee diversion, with optional Overground.

Still calling mate in 3, Louis?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,15:15   

Pfff! Amateurs! (the French don't have a word for "amateurs"!)

Euston (because it does look like a big pair of bollocks on the London Tube map)!

Edit: I beg to correct myself. We do have a word for "amateur", and it's "amateur porn". Go figure...

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,15:24   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 21 2010,13:15)
Pfff! Amateurs! (the French don't have a word for "amateurs"!)

Euston (because it does look like a big pair of bollocks on the London Tube map)!

Edit: I beg to correct myself. We do have a word for "amateur", and it's "amateur porn". Go figure...

Bollocks? Nah. A barbell. Or a contact binary star system... or a peanut (that's a "goober", for Wes and Wolfie).

Ok, bollocks.

That's not a move. Unlike some people, I know how to wait my turn...

eta: p.s. nice move s-dog. Tactical without being ostentatious.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,15:39   

Quote (fnxtr @ Sep. 21 2010,21:24)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 21 2010,13:15)
Pfff! Amateurs! (the French don't have a word for "amateurs"!)

Euston (because it does look like a big pair of bollocks on the London Tube map)!

Edit: I beg to correct myself. We do have a word for "amateur", and it's "amateur porn". Go figure...

Bollocks? Nah. A barbell. Or a contact binary star system... or a peanut (that's a "goober", for Wes and Wolfie).

Ok, bollocks.

That's not a move. Unlike some people, I know how to wait my turn...

eta: p.s. nice move s-dog. Tactical without being ostentatious.

Well, if this does not look like a big fat pair of bollocks:



more so with the "sausage" trail above it, then I'll be damned!

I'll skip my turn for now, need to shave some racoons...

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"Hail is made out of water? Are you really that stupid?" Joe G

"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2010,16:05   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 21 2010,13:39)
I'll skip my turn for now, need to shave some racoons...

Is that what they call it now?

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,03:38   

Euston. Hmm. Interesting. That only leaves...

MORNINGTON CRESCENT!

Louis

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,09:38   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 22 2010,01:38)
Euston. Hmm. Interesting. That only leaves...

MORNINGTON CRESCENT!

Louis

Yeah, that's what I figured.

I warned everyone against playing the Northern line (Belushi) but NNNNooo! (/Belushi), S-Dog's bollocks fetish did us all in.

Anyway, well-played, all, and congratulations, Louis.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,09:50   

It was a joint effort planned a few months ago while sharing a Gin & Tonic/ Sparkly Water in Basingstoke, the root of all evil.

I traded my win for an account of how Louis became head cheerleader for [insert offending team of choice here]...

So there!

Congrats on the win Louis!

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"Hail is made out of water? Are you really that stupid?" Joe G

"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit" Richard Pryor

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,12:26   

Oh for the love of...

The whole point is for you to generate a series of meaningless disagreements based on some sort of trumped interpretation of the rules. This being nice stuff is just disgusting. I'll take the win, but frankly all this agreement nonsense has ruined it for me.

Next game!

Bow! (as in the station, not the genuflection)

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,14:58   

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The whole point is for you to generate a series of meaningless disagreements based on some sort of trumped interpretation of the rules. This being nice stuff is just disgusting. I'll take the win, but frankly all this agreement nonsense has ruined it for me.


I agree wholeheartedly. Congrats on the win again!

White Chapel.

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"Hail is made out of water? Are you really that stupid?" Joe G

"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit" Richard Pryor

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,21:22   

I was feeling particularly uninspired.  Besides I couldn't let the Northern line dead horse go unflogged.

White Chapel eh?

I know it's "Closed until late 2011" but as a double cascade transcends time and space (as explained by Lewis Carrol Epstein in "Relativity Visualised"):

Blackfriars!

eta: btw does anyone know why the king's cross at St. Pancras? What did said saint ever do to said king?

eta: sorry I just realized that's probably a very old joke.

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