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Tuesday, May 17th, 2005
1:07 pm - Morning!

Is this community still active? Are there any games running? Can anyone hear me?

current mood: curious

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Friday, April 8th, 2005
5:56 pm

It's not my turn, but I'm butting in to shamelessly promote i_havent_a_clue, for games other than MC.

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Friday, March 4th, 2005
9:14 pm

I don't quite see the point of this community, despite knowing what Mornington Crescent is, in that it has been touched by LJ users but twice in the last year. Anyway, I guarantee that it's not my turn, but I'm going to see whether it really is taking others this long to think about their moves, by committing Mornington Crescent suicide, and moving to Camden Town. I realise entirely that it's the scholar's mate of the game.

Also, I recently went to Mornington Crescent. Genuinely. None of you know who I am, so I will shut up now.

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2004
10:58 am

Apologies for the huge delay in responding. I believe there was a precendent set in 1899 when a game was interrupted for the entire duration of the Boer War with two players stuck in knip

From Cannon Street, and bearing in mind Sunday closure rules (which apply after a break in play of more than two weeks), I move to Southwark.

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Thursday, March 25th, 2004
1:22 pm - Crikey

I'm sorry, I've been terribly slow at this. This week my excuse is that I've been moving house. It's true, honest! Next week I will have to think up something really good to top that.

Anyway, as for my move - I shall use a Central double crossover shift to get to Cannon Street.

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Monday, March 15th, 2004
7:21 pm

I was about to play a rather ridiculous Northen Line move, completely not realising it'd give the game away within a couple of turns. The beauty of playing online and being able to think for a little while before taking one's turn clearly evident there.
So I shall clearly and calmly move to Russel Square and pass over to the 'sourceress.
This does however mean that we are now all liable for randomised frisking by security personnel at all stations for the near future. Please bear that in mind.

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6:36 pm

Oh, well that is handy. Using romana03 as a pivot, I can arc over to Latimer Road and pick up an orange podume on the way. Very kind.

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2004
8:40 pm

Thamk goodness, I can vault out of the loop. It leaves me at Goodge Street, but I'll just have to risk it.

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2004
5:18 pm

A Victoria Line Lea Flip to Stratford, and over to romana03.

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4:16 pm

Well, now I'm having to be especially wary about what I'm setting up for momentsmusicaux.

I'll go for Finsbury Park, I think.

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Thursday, March 4th, 2004
1:12 pm

Right, let's get this show on the road once more.
It's a slightly rushed move, but I'm throwing a northern switch to Cockfosters

All yours opensourceress

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
8:02 pm - OT: Hamish and Dougal

Eeek, I forgot about it last week, so I thought I might not have been the only one...

"You'll Have Had Your Tea" is on tonight at 2315 GMT :)

ETA: There are photos from the recording of the one that's being broadcast tonight here: janegilchrist.com.

current mood: chipper

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Saturday, February 21st, 2004
9:51 pm

Hm. Happy to remain a bystander in this shunting duel, hope there won't be too much blood on the tracks. Old Street.

Does pinkwafer have Right Of Way?

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12:39 am - Oh dearie me.

Dollis Hill

The shunting has, under the 1972 Standard Manouvres Convention, unfortunately made grimgrim's kind buffering move incorrectly triangulated from Dollis Hill and so off I go into a loop. Hopefully, I'll not be stuck for long.

current mood: loopy

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Friday, February 20th, 2004
8:17 pm

It seems there is to be shunting fun on the District Line after all.

While that's going on, I shall play Pudding Mill Lane.

romana03 next.

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2:40 pm

If both parties wish to continue play, we break off for a duel restricted to the Wimbledon branch of the District Line.

Oh dear.

Aren't we playing by the Morsundi rules? Under which if the deserting party wishes to resume play, they must first perform any deed for the replacement party, barring anything that would permanently remove them from the game, (death, apparition to the Sahara, amnesia), and then the deserter may rejoin, if the deed was performed to the replacement's satisfaction, after the replacement although they must yield any stations that fall under the Northam rules, section 3. (Any wild stations, parks that contain more than three ponds or lakes, and any piece of nature less than 46.5 years old, Burnt Oak counting from birth to burning.)

I guess not.

In which case, would someone enlighten me as to the rules by which this duel will be played? Are the parks still wild or do we revert to an untouched board for the duel? (Surely it would be unfair to keep the current game restrictions in play; having the parks wild severely restricts moves due to diagonal shunting, or lack thereof.)

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2:07 pm

Ouch. I'm left with very few options for this move. I have to applaud you, potkettle. You've left me with little choice but to go to Bethnal Green.

If anyone sees a better move than that, I almost don't want to know. You'll only make me feel bad.

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1:46 pm

Aha, I was completely stuck for a short while there. But of course due to your buffering, I can shunt to Lancaster Gate

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2004
2:42 pm

That's a horrible loop potential you got there. Croxley, buffering.

current mood: impressed

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Saturday, February 14th, 2004
7:39 pm

This is turning into a tough game. Hmmm, it'll have to be Dollis Hill and I'll just cross my fingers and hope I don't get stuck in a loop.

All yours, grimgrim

current mood: worried

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