A Conversation for The Mornington Crescent Appreciation Society
Giford Started conversation Sep 12, 2002
It seems that these games are a little thin on the ground. I suggest that we encourage new members by starting out with a really simple game. Just something really, really simple so that it's obvious to anyone what is going on.
For example, we should keep the number of trains on the Circle Line to one, until it becomes unavoidable to increase them (for example when a Bank Loop is invoked), and restrain the Wimbledon clause. We can also explain our moves.
In this spirit, I will start with:
(Please try not to follow with Lancaster Gate or anywhere west of White City. We are trying to keep this SIMPLE remember.)
Giford Posted Sep 13, 2002
Yeah, that's fine, though it might be worth pointing out that you're doing it as a simple follow-through of the chain (just in case there are any total beginners here), which is why you didn't go for Morden.
(Or are you building up to a reverse flip?)
Norton II Posted Sep 13, 2002
A reverse spin flip with enhanced Overhauser effect, as a matter of fact. But you spotted it, so I'll have to go for Finsbury Park instead.
Giford Posted Sep 23, 2002
Giford Posted Oct 7, 2002
Siffy Posted Oct 9, 2002
I nearly have tears in my eyes! I never dreamed I'd ever get to invoke the War Provision Rationing Rules of 1942! I could kiss you all!
I just came over all wobbly.
(The point being that it's on the Piccadilly line. Forget about the Victoria line bonus; you can't have that with WPRR1942)
Siffy Posted Oct 9, 2002
...which allows me a second turn (sorry, I had to correct my nick and I'm still gasping from the blissful serendipity)
Please note: This opens up the possibilities of using (or at least alluding to) Brunel's Reticulated Occidental Transit Transposition (Pre-1948). And how often does THAT six-year stretch come into play?
Porridge Bird Posted Oct 9, 2002
Is it too late for a complete beginner to join in? This game has been intriguing me for quite some time.
Giford Posted Oct 10, 2002
Sure, welcome aboard Porridge Bird.
I am going for:
(as this is supposed to be a beginners' game, I won't go into the maths, but I have used my velocity around the Circle Line to perform a lateral shift.)
Porridge Bird Posted Oct 11, 2002
Whenever and if it's ever my turn, I'll start by getting out of America. (It was getting boring anyway...) If there's no rules against, I'll start by taking the plane and arriving at...
Heathrow Terminal 4.
Giford Posted Oct 14, 2002
Porridge Bird Posted Oct 14, 2002
I've never read the thing, but if it annoys anybody I'll keep doing it. (Asian-Americans are like that.)
Fishophile Posted Oct 17, 2002
Flame me if you must, but;
[I'm assuming this hasn't contravened the Limehouse Convention, though that's never been quite clear in my head since they resumed off-peak Barking services]
Porridge Bird Posted Oct 22, 2002
Gee... I wonder where everybody is...
As long as no one else is going to do anything, can I move to Acton Town?
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- 1: Giford (Sep 12, 2002)
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