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  • Mornington Crescent – Barry Cryer Memorial Edition
  • Cougar
    Full Member

    I think that in honour of the passing of one of the great Grand Masters, it’s only fitting that we should have a game of MC in his honour. I’ll start proceedings but won’t be able to preside for the rest of tonight as I’m busy so you’ll have to play in the spirit of the game like gentlefolk.

    Ruleset is Stovald’s classic 1962 edition. Diagonals are wild; no shunts on Circle Line; Green Token awarded for a successful block of an opponent, this can be redeemed to resolve a Paradox; and the Toksvig Extensions are right out. Should anyone need them, I have a set of D&D dice here that I’ve borrowed from Boardo.

    And don’t forget: It is Thursday.

    We’ll start nice and gently with Piccadilly. Over to you.

    andrewh
    Free Member

    Sounds good to me, I’m in.
    Barry always liked a nice open game so since diagonals are wild I’m to go for Cockfosters, get the third quadrant 0f the Picadilly line in play from the off

    pondo
    Full Member

    A tribute game – lovely *rubs hands*. Well, it’s not original but I’ll go Barons Court, I think it’s what he would have wanted.

    Edit: That’s within Stovald ’62, right? Not ’68, I know, but think ’62 allows for crosscheck and close?

    shermer75
    Free Member

    Conjunction: Blackfriars

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Edit: That’s within Stovald ’62, right? Not ’68, I know, but think ’62 allows for crosscheck and close?

    No, I believe you’re good. Certainly when the map is this empty.

    (OK, I’m mostly busy)

    judetheobscure
    Free Member

    Playing the Humphrey Littleton variant – Chigwell

    shermer75
    Free Member

    Playing the Humphrey Littleton variant – Chigwell

    Fine. Brondesbury.

    imnotverygood
    Full Member

    Nooby error Shermer:
    MORNINGTON CRESCENT!!
    😃😃😃
    But in the interests of continuing the tribute I will start a new game with the Kovolorov gambit and go Totteridge & Whetstone

    shermer75
    Free Member

    Nooby error Shermer:
    MORNINGTON CRESCENT!!

    It’s the only way I’m going to learn!

    andrewh
    Free Member

    🤣

    And don’t forget: It is Thursday.

    Always read the intro Shermer!.
    .
    Totteridge & Whetstone? I’ll have Finsbury Park

    grahamt1980
    Full Member

    Am playing my only double reverse ferret.
    Earls court

    imnotverygood
    Full Member

    Brave man Graham, not often we seen that done this early in a campaign.

    stingmered
    Full Member

    Ooh, you’ve also slipped in a tinkerton backslide…? Not often played these days, but that leaves me with no option other than Swiss Cottage.

    amodicumofgnar
    Full Member

    Shepperd’s Bush Market

    cogglepin
    Full Member

    Time for a Vossaughts crossover to Abbey Wood.

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    Ooh I’m very rusty but I’ll take a punt at Neasden.

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    Gah, cogglepin posted as I was typing and I think that move scuppers my attempt.

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    ah we have the old double crossover blind reverse, timing guys, trains are late these things happen, but lets play this by the traditional rules, not the Kings XIII, not the Luxembourg Retreat, so with that, we need coffee, so we go Brixton

    Cougar
    Full Member

    @slowoldman I’m afraid it does, but you can still change your mind if you haven’t taken your finger off the board. Unless someone else moves on before you can Mulligan, of course.

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    Pimlico.

    The hard way.

    theotherjonv
    Full Member

    I’d love to join in, but as with the guitar jam threads I lack confidence in my own ability and worry about making myself seem stupid.

    So it might not be a sophisticated move but can I proffer a safe Barbican?

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    Pimlico.

    The hard way.

    nah nah nah nah nah YOU don’t to wonder back in here, not without a gentleman’s hello, not with that play, no, chance, skip a turn, you’re back in play but not until we go through Seven Sisters like the old days !!

    Seven Sisters, full diversion

    BigJohn
    Full Member

    I can’t decide if I love Barry Cryer more than I despise Mornington Crescent.
    P.S. it’s the former – but only just.

    FFJA
    Free Member

    Never a massive cryer fan. I did however drive home through Nidd to show my respects

    andrewh
    Free Member

    I can see what you are doing dirtyrider! Kensington

    Pook
    Full Member

    Embankment.

    No. I don’t care.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    I fancy this game has rarely been north of the border, and so I’m taking it there for a visit. Seeing as Glasgow is the only Scottish underground, it has to be Cowcaddens next.

    Yes, I’m happy to break the mould.

    imnotverygood
    Full Member

    Well that’s pretty damn radical Matt, so I’m afraid you won’t be too shocked to learn that you leave me absolutely no choice but to go with Novoslobodskaya.
    That, I believe is a Touché, as they used to say in the Pravda editorial.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    I’d love to join in, but as with the guitar jam threads I lack confidence in my own ability and worry about making myself seem stupid.

    Dude, the best way to learn is to play.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    <Point of order>

    I fancy this game has rarely been north of the border, and so I’m taking it there for a visit. Seeing as Glasgow is the only Scottish underground, it has to be Cowcaddens next.

    I have a whole raft of Regional Variation Supplementary Annex guidebooks here, I think it’s a complete set for the UK at least? I might need an assist for most of the rest of the world if anyone has any localised rulesets (though I think I also have Chicago somewhere…?) but, shall we open this up?

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a global game, let alone tried to MC-MC one. But it could be interesting. Or disastrous. Hm.

    Tell you what, lets do this as a second game. Stick with the rules as per the OP rather than changing mid-game which is poor form, I’ll dig out my books and collate some sort of plan out of them and then set up a megagame tomorrow.

    Cowcaddens and subsequent plays cancelled out, play resumes with Pook at Embankment.

    </point of order>

    Pook
    Full Member

    For Cryer’s sake, can we bring it back to Beck’s 31 originals (with a forgiveness)?

    I remain at Embankment.

    Pook
    Full Member

    Thank you Cougar.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    tugs forelock

    imnotverygood
    Full Member

    I do apologise Cougar. In my Defense I was lying in a Hospital bed after some surgeon had cut a small hole in my skull behind the ear. I suspects the meds I am on meant that I wasn’t quite paying enough attention to the rules and was somewhat over-excited.

    shermer75
    Free Member

    I remain at Embankment

    Which implicates concordance with Totteridge & Whetstone (inverted). So: Warren Street

    grahamh
    Free Member

    Swiss Cottage.

    thepurist
    Full Member

    Ah curses @grahamh – I was about to play Balham but that’s now occluded so I shall stay north of the river with Seven Sisters. I may be some time.

    mrlebowski
    Full Member

    Doffs hat.

    Misses train to Docklands.

    Walks to Arsenal.

    shermer75
    Free Member

    There’s been some muscular and dynamic plays in this game. Impressive

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Arsenal – that means I can use the taxidermy clause of 1958 to jump straight to Greenwich.

    I wonder what time it is.

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