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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby flicky1991 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:46 am UTC

Sure, I can see why that would be less objectionable. Mind if I start?

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Vytron » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:58 am UTC

Oh, this is my first pseudoprofessional game.

The Ruislip counterdefense is very rare, certainly, it's very hard to find information about it.

I'm basically playing blind here.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby flicky1991 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:10 am UTC

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Vytron » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:00 am UTC

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So this is fire with fire :twisted:

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Lawsome » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:24 am UTC

Echo244 wrote:OK, so how about an amateur round using the forty-third parallel ruleset? Queensbury rules apply and no Olympic qualification points are available, so it'll be open and enjoyable without game-wrecking professional strategies.


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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Vytron » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:30 am UTC

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Echo244 wrote:OK, so how about an amateur round using the forty-third parallel ruleset? Queensbury rules apply and no Olympic qualification points are available, so it'll be open and enjoyable without game-wrecking professional strategies.


I support this.


Wait, we're not playing this variation officially yet?

Then, I stand against it!

Because if Queensbury rules don't apply and Olympic qualification points are available then I think I have this game in the bag, and we can't play in the PARA43 without my support :twisted:

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:39 am UTC

Hmph.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:08 pm UTC

Vytron, everyone else seems to have agreed on what we doing. If you don't want to play, then that doesn't stop us playing :P

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:45 pm UTC

Aha!

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jeff_UK » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:54 pm UTC

As I'm entering the game mid-play, I'm forced to use my Knights of the Realm token and trump your Knight with an Earl and play Earl's Court I hope this doesn't end badly for all of us.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:07 pm UTC

Well the only out I have immediately to hand is:

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jeff_UK » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:45 pm UTC

Clever, But it opens up the opportunity to take the London Overground and a short walk to Warren Street. I take a 'British Library' card (as I'm passing there anyway), it says "The Central Line Triangulation Edict is now in effect".
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:27 pm UTC

Warren Street, eh? Allows the Watership Down strategy of a quick hop to somewhere safer.

Accordingly:

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jeff_UK » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:28 pm UTC

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:43 pm UTC

OK, Jeff, if you're going to summon me into the thread then I'll make it interesting for you.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jeff_UK » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:32 am UTC

Oh, it's like that is it, That's not even a real station, not by most international rule-sets. As it's past midnight, I'm going to risk a dash to Bank, and see if we can recover something out of this mess you've gone and gotten us all into
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby flicky1991 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:35 am UTC

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:56 am UTC

Tricky.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jeff_UK » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:18 pm UTC

Sorry for the slow reply, I've been consulting the texts, and someone removed the stairs down to the basement; which, whilst technically allowed by the Westminster Convention of 1973 (as amended) is down-right tricksy.

Anyway, as Pinner is in zone 5, and has wheelchair access; I'm going to have to use the Finsbury triangle Gambit and pivot myself to:

Wimbledon

I feel obliged to remind the newer players that this opens up Womble offensive; I wouldn't want anyone to find themselves in that position unprepared.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby flicky1991 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:28 pm UTC

Liverpool Street

I declare under the Olden convention: I was at this station in real life today but was unable to make my connection due to a signal failure.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:32 pm UTC

The one at

Baker Street

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jeff_UK » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:33 pm UTC

Under under the Olden convention: I was at this station in real life today but was unable to make my connection due to a signal failure.

Unlucky, very sporting of you to let us know.

I'm going to take a chance at the Munchausen Multiple Monopoly Manoeuvre and go for Kings Cross (Everyone take a drink!)
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:34 pm UTC

I'll pass on the drink.

Hmmmmmm.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jeff_UK » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:38 pm UTC

I think you've shot yourself in the foot there; I did warn you about the Womble Offensive, I'm going to take my free womble allowed by your choice of a double-tracker (with no ley lines connected on any mainline, or underground line.)

The previous two moves having opened up the central and district lines, but the lack of maximising platforms closed the bakerloo and opened up the circle.

I take a double-hop without a ticket, and if you've been following along, you'll see this opens up the Edmonton cross and a quadrilateral route to...


Golders Green


This is turning into a classic game.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:36 pm UTC

Double hop? Legal, but that does disqualify you from the triplejump. You'll need to be careful around Stratford.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jeff_UK » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:47 pm UTC

I don't see that being a problem any time soon, do you?

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Re: Mornington Crescent

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby liberonscien » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:12 pm UTC

The link is broken. Regardless, I shall start by activating my nuclear reactor membership card.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:37 pm UTC

Updated link for anyone who really needs the map

I'm going to go to

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Re: Mornington Crescent

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:52 pm UTC

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jumble » Sun May 01, 2016 8:37 pm UTC

But, as we are allowing the Womble offensive gambit from Canada Water I can play a double Thomsk on the DLR taking me to Bank.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Mon May 02, 2016 3:17 pm UTC

A tidy move!

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jumble » Mon May 02, 2016 10:25 pm UTC

It would appear that you remain an unstoppable force of nature.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Tue May 03, 2016 8:31 am UTC

A wise move, for what may seem unstoppable may yet be turned aside. And you appear to remain in friendly welcoming form. ;-D

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby flicky1991 » Tue May 03, 2016 11:57 am UTC

I'll join you.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jumble » Tue May 03, 2016 8:55 pm UTC

If we are dealing with the Shakespeare mafia then we will give that short shrift.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Wed May 04, 2016 8:39 am UTC

But to be the butt is no-one's joy. Save, perchance, Bottom's.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Jumble » Wed May 04, 2016 8:08 pm UTC

I saw Dawn French's Bottom a few years ago. Magnificent.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Postby Echo244 » Thu May 05, 2016 8:31 am UTC

Magnificent I'm sure, but... did it fall in to the trap of one-big-name-in-a-Shakespeare-play, of making other roles seem lesser by comparison?

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