Hey, /tg/, let's play a game of Mornington Crescent.Since we're anonymous, we're playing Docklands rules; no successive captures allowed and line intersections are wild (otherwise multiple players could lay claim on Bank, leading to all players' being trumped). Remember, for this variant, diagonals count double and stations south of the Thames are immune to the rule that restricts lateral play.I'll start: Cockfosters.
I floop the pig.
>>25300550That's too complex for a relatively fast-moving imageboard. We should go with Old London without all the unnecessary and bothersome frills worked in.
>>25300579Fair enough. I reiterate my first move, but note that in Old London, Cockfosters would be in Knid.
Alright, moving out from Watford.Lets get chugging.
>>25300550Do remind me old chap, under Docklands rules was it illegal to skip two stations in a row, assuming you could land on them?
Bermondsey. Cockfosters is now boxed.
>>25300651I am pretty sure you can but only as long as you have sufficient coal at the depot and are traveling downhill.
>>25300605God damn it, why do newcomers always fuck up our games?We play Mornington Crescent like, once every six months or so.Alistair Mycroft is shit
Wait whatWhat is this thread
>>25300597Are you certain? I'm pretty sure that was not case in Vanilla. Although I'm not sure whether this issue has been resolved in first or second Rebalancing Errata. I suppose we can solve any conflicts as they arise. Very well, then, let's take the route to Paddington>>25300605http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mornington_Crescent_%28game%29
>>25300662Okay, I'm going to call High Barnet here. That should shake up this deadlock a bit.
MIND THE GAP
Oh, oh! Just a few moves in, and I am eerily reminded of the legendary match of that fritz devil, Hauptmann, had against the Britain's best in '68. You have my attention, sirs.
Edgware, and run for bust.
>>25300662>boxing this early in the game>for a shit-tier position like thatYou're both plebs. I engage at Chesham. I'll remind you that de Havilland's rule is in effect.
Elephant and Castle. No one expects them to come from the Bakerloo line.
South Kensington; hopefully will manage to avoid the Circle Line loop...
>>25300726No-one agreed on de Havilland, you arse-felching codswallop.
>>25300726>de Havilland's ruleArse, then hmm...I guess I'll have to shunt over at Harrow-on-the-Hill and take the stacking penalty.
>>25300726I think I'm going to have to give up High Barnet - thank you for breaking that deadlock though, I think you're undervaluing the long-term implications of locking down Cockfosters like that.I'll move to... Morden.
King's Crass Street Pancreas to Waste Monster.
>>25300747>>25300753Someone's called double arse, but I bet you it's samefag. Can we move to dismiss double arse?
>>25300726>de Havilland'sI hate that thing.But given we're under Docklands rules, that means I can invoke the Bansfield maneuver and thus, I take King's Cross.
>>25300759Has someone invoked the Battersea pollution rule again?
I'll start at Stratford, taking the Docklands.
>>25300747Really? I always thought it was simply inherent in both Docklands and Old London variations, or was that just a regional rule peculiar to my area?
>>25300768I think that's fair for now. I think it's not so much samefaggery as an accidental second cheek.The arse remains one-cheeked for now, I agree.
>>25300768Double arse isn't applicable anyway. Second millennium revision prevents it when no one has used Piccadilly yet.
>>25300797I suggest we motion to spanked cheek to clear this up.
>>25300576The pig is dead!
>>25300793Crap. That's WAY too early for a line to be taken. I think we need to try and block off the vertical.Monument.
>>25300796It's one of those common near-religious disagreements regarding the Kilharney Schism.
>>25300782looks like it. I guess I'll go to Notting Hell, passing South Keen Singtown
>>25300800>Piccadilly A-ha, I was in a right quandary there as to what to do but now I know!St. John's Wood.
Damn it people, I refuse to play until the National Synod properly consider the dramatic impact the opening of the London Overland circle has on the game!Until then, I declare you all anathema.
>>25300746>South Kensington>Avoid the Circle Line loopYOU FOOLYou've just boxed in the entire centre of the board!
>>25300806You can't spank cheeks while you've got a dead flooped pig. Thank you for that ruling, MYCROFT
>>25300834Anathema smanathema.I disavow your castigation and obstructions.
>>25300831Clever girl. Chesham to Harrow-On-The-Hill. I believe this brings the current lateral state from Yan to Tethera?
>>25300839Nah, Metropolitan's still open.
I'll be claiming south wimbledon from my little nest in Morden, now.
>>25300843Damn that pig!Can we at least roll the cheese?
>>25300820Ah, we'll be fine. Where is he gonna go, the London City Airport? We never agreed to use Seville's 3rd, therefore barring all airports and seaports from the game.
>>25300866Hm... Baker Street.
>>25300834Once we start playing overground, we'll get that bastard who blocks off one whole side of the board with the DLR. It's never any fun.
Golder's Green. Which, for the moment, at least, means I'm the King Rat.
>>25300824There was no schism, just a bunch of heretics that decided that Regula Brunel should not apply to them when somebody snatched Green Park from under the nose of their spiritual liege.
>>25300882... Hammersmith you cunning stunt.
>>25300860Hmm, good point.As long as no one takes Embankment early on I guess we'll be fine.
>>25300550Surely you can't assume that there'll be the requisite 15 players? And besides, how will you manage Nidd? That's a terrible rule. We should play the Charing Cross version.
>>25300876That's a good point, but what about the piers? Surely they're fair game even under Seville, and mighty dangerous too, especially if Waterloo & City is uncontested.
>>25300896Oooh. Tricky.Let's see... I invoke Hartleby's Maneuver and shuffle to Kensington. I believe this places you in Knid?
>>25300896>>25300888Bahahaha, King Rat huh? I'll use the CCTV instigation of a riot with Hammersmith as a launch platform.Enjoy your raging Muslims while I laugh all the way to 7th Waterloo East.
Posting so new players can follow along....and myself. Once we start moving outside of zone 3-4, I can never remember any of the names.
>>25300921I'll use Richmond to twist and fix that. Rotate your way out of that one truffle-child.
>>25300933Oh god, are you using that hacked-together "Modern" expansion that Something Awful threw together? You... utter philistine. You make me physically ill, the way you defile the simple purity of Mornington Crescent. Right-thinking players have long since excommunicated your kind.
>>25300868Roll a d10 to see how far the cheese rolls.
>>25300876The joke is on you. The Thames Clippers are quite obviously riverine and lie outside of the Port of London's authority, making them fair play! And with that, I take Greenwich Pier up to Blackfriars!
>>25300933>pulling an Anker>non-3rd revision gameI call arse.
>>25300945Buggeration. I fall back to Embankment.
>>25300933Docklands edition old chum, CCTV is not in play due to gang warfare.
>>25300888>>25300933>>25300949I didn't think King Rat came into play with Docklands rules. Or are we allowing planned engineering, too? If so, I shut down the King's Cross branch for two days.
>>25300962>>25300901Oh you utter cunt.
>>25300937I see what you did there, sir.Then again, deception is perfectly regal under Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd's ruling.
Rolled 10 + 1>>25300953+1 for lubricant
I'm an American on my day off.What the fuck is going on in this thread?
>>25300973Well NOW we've lost the centre.This is all South Kensington's fault.
>>25300983NO! MY PLANS! MY SWEET SWEET PLANS!MY DISTRICT IS COVERED IN CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE
I'll be advancing up to Colliers Wood now. Don't mind me, just forming an unbroken line that doesn't hurt anyone else's plans.
>>25300988Culture, old boy.
>>25300988This is pretty much how British people talk.
A clarification on Dockland's rules- is Tottenham Court Road permanently closed "for upgrades", or is it still in play?
>>25301016It's in play, but you have to roll on the maintenance chart when you want to move to any adjacent station.
Fellow Thinnywhistle master race reporting in. All other gambits are Dellington Caber tier.
Well, now that Bakerloo's fucked, my initial move just seems foolish.Brixton. You cunts.
Taking a gamble on Ladbroke Grove.
>>25300972Oh, no, sorry, I'm used to be playing the Stilton Cleese edition. I'll stay at Golder's Green, at least, without being the King Rat. I will prepare a move to Camden, though.
>>25301016It is in play, but it's subject to Farnsworth's Shackle. Some buggery about charts and all that. It's best avoided, unless you happen to own a Crescent die- which, sadly, /tg/'s diceroller does not support. You'll know if you have one; it's the truncated cuboctahedron with the asymmetric faces, and if you're a real purist, it'll be ivory.
>>25301025Ah, ok. That should break up things inside the circle line a bit then.
>>25301050We could just assign numbers to the sides.The diceroller does support arbitrary dice at least.
angel of the north
Anyway, stretching my line out from Colliers Wood to Tooting Broadway. I'll then be dropping scheduled maintenance there to protect my play for a few turns, because I don't trust you whiz-gizzets at all.
>>25301038I'll take Oval, then. I propose an alliance; Tudor-Khan structure?
Gotta go visit Seven Sisters.I might be some time.
>>25301075>using numbers for die facesThis is Dockland's, you pillock, not Graham. Anyway, the weighting's the important thing.
>>25301086Tempting, but you'll forgive me if I wait a few turns. I've been taken advantage of by the Northern Line a few too many times.
>>25301086>playing alliances under any edition except the Empire Reborn editionBlimey, it's like you're inviting Babbage's Steamwork processor up your backside!Anyway, is Moorgate taken yet?
>>25301108Ok, yeah. I guess that makes it a bit harder.I'm sure there's still a way to do it, but it's probably easier to just avoid having to use the chart.
>>25301122Fair enough, I suppose.Oval to All Saints, by way of Venkman's Strategy at Moorgate; lateral balance is now Tethera to Methera, unless I've miscounted a zone.
I know we're playing Docklands and all, but do we have to keep up the terrible fucking fake british impressions?It's optional if you aren't using HM's 2nd ruling, anyway.
I play my suicide card on Euston and take the Skip Twice penalty.
>>25301215Look if you're not trying to sound like a cheeky cunt from a Guy Richie film, you're doing it wrong, foreign or not.
>>25301215Fake? I think you're in the wrong thread, mate.
>>25301215I bet you play Magic with cards you printed out and cut out with scissors, and Warhams with unpainted miniatures.
>>25301226Great, now I have to stop at Goodge street for a loo break for a turn and take the snarl penalty.
>this entire thread
>>25301240>Warhams with unpainted miniatures.Sign of laziness, runs the visual aspect of massive armies doing battle>Magic with cards you printed out and cut out with scissorsIf put in sleeves, virtually identical to the real deal, allows for vast number of decks without a vast amount of money spent
>>25301375just google it.>>25301259That's enough snarling for your turn. I claim Euston and head south. Try and stop me from the Waterloo!
Alright, you're going to hate me for this but I am going to accelerate to Paddington and invoke the Bear.Station closed until someone ships in marmalade.
>>25301428I would, but some jerk took Embankment and effectively blocked off any Bakerloo moves.I know starting south of the river is always a gamble, but christ that failed quickly.
>>25301416To be fair, this is more like the former than the latter. Half the fun of Mornington Crescent is in the silly accents.It makes it a bit inaccessible for new players, but some might call that a good thing.
I move to Finsbury Park and use Fog of War. movement cost for zone 3 is now equal to zone 5.
>>25301215Speak for yourself, I actually talk like this.Oh Public School, how you have ruined me...
I manoeuvre to Haggerston and deploy the ner' do well on Angel
Alright, coming out of hiding for now, taking Tooting Bec. Can't stop moving just because I can.
Rolled 11I move to Watford junction. Seeing as special fares apply and all that, I'll roll the dice. What happens?
>>25301627Oh fuck, I thought we were avoiding the charts.You might have to count 3-6 as a major derailment so that we can fit the rest of the symbols in there.
>>25301552Naming rule, mate. Can't deploy ne'er do wells, muggers or murderers on Angel.
>>25301657How about Riffraff, Cockneys or Ruffians?
Rolled 9>>25301654>chartOh, sorry! Docklands and all that.I'll take a seppuku token and lose a turn for the faux pas.
>>25301683Nope. Not playing the 1800's rules.
I peg Edgware Road, taking Paddington in the process.
>>25301685Seppuku token OR lose a turn. Though if you really WANT to cripple yourself...
I want to make Tottenham Court Road no man's land. Do I have skip a turn, or can I just take the All Seats Taken penalty for five turns?
>>25301716No marmalade? Mauled by the bear.
Oh codswallop. Ok, this is big risk since it leaves me wide open to all kinds of shenanigans if I don't pass my buffering and shunting roll for fending off unwarranted attentions, but since its so close... Euston.
>>25301720Or bomb an Arson card, but then you have to roll on the Authority table.
>>25301723Little do you know that I've donated £85 to a home for elderly bears in Peru, meaning I'm safe from immigrant bears.
>>25301723Also I don't think you can take all three stations at Paddington at the same time.
I have decided I will take the Still penalty and and take back the Embankment, allowing Bakerloo moves once again.If somebody takes advantage of my Still penalty I will end you.
>>25301731Too bad Euston is under the Suicide card for three more turns. Good luck getting out.
>>25301731damn, failed by dropping the dice on the floor (that extended ruling for imageboard play always bites me in the backside), I guess I am back to Elephant and Castle
Going through from the top, I think we're on Double Arse again.
Are we using the moleman rules? Because if so, I'm taking Brockley as a full action.
>>25301753I underwrite the Embankment. Good luck getting vengeance, I'm dropping a One Train Behind card.
>>25301785Figures.Double Arse really wasn't designed with online/pbp games in mind.
I don't bloody know what is going on.Umm, up the apple and pears and dog and bone?
Rolled 6I play Japanese Tourist on Circle Line and use my Bomb Threat card on Camden Town.Rolling for double action.
>>25301798Remember, only one Moleman token per station you've passed. And if anyone plays a Light card, you lose them.
>>25301803>not playing it face down.
>>25301825I though we said this was a casual game...
>>25301829It's worth it. I'm digging to New Cross, bypassing New Cross Gate.
>>25301831That GIF has me literally crying with laughter. Anyone remember the crying rules? Something about extra Sympathy from Strangers rolls.
>>25301819>upping the apple and pears while outside Covent Garden.Lots of noobs here tonight, I see.
>>25301856That depends, are you between Oval and Moorgate?
Ugh I feel like I am going in circles here..Shoreditch. Gotta re-fuel before I can power out of this trunnion shelter.
>>25301843Nobody said we didn't have the Esoterica involved, so I invoke the Singer in the Dark and eat you. Two turns lost while you are...excreted.
I actually found an online roller a while ago that supported Mornington Crescent.I think I've lost the link though.
>>25301803>Underwriting the Embankment, followed by One Train Behind>Not realizing the implications of Double Arse even though I called attention to it.It might not be suitable for Old London imageboard play but it has nevertheless been invoked and you, sir, are in for the rogering of your life.
Remind me, can I use a moleman token to dig under the Thames, or do I need the SCUBA card for that?
>>25301872Nope. No extra benefit then, other than the extra die.
Rolled 4Westbourne Park!
>>25301883Joke's on you, I picked up bagels with cream cheese at the station. And you know how the Singer in the Dark reacts to dairy products.
>>25301901That or Governmental Backing.
>>25301899Good thing I'm the one crying right now. Immune to rogering for the next three turns...and Double Arse invocation only lasts for two.
>>25301920Fuck....what is that, three stations forward that you are propelled by its explosive digestive troubles?Not going to allow this a second time, you have to call your bagel-buying beforehand.
Rolled 2>>25301917Rolling to intercept from Royal Oak.
>>25301926Okay, I'm drawing a Treasure Card.Let's see...Damn, just half of a Mars bar.
>>25301948Not necessarily, I got it as part of my Lunch Phase.
So, who's got Marble Arch? Because I want to negotiate a safe way around Knightsbridge.
Can you play Me No Speak English if you started at Cockfosters without an Oyster card?
>>25302005>bagels>during Lunch PhaseYeaaaah, no.
>>25302066As long as you haven't gone past Turnpike Lane yet, sure.
Anybody crowned Marylebone yet? If not, I'll box it and take a seven-seven headed to Harlesden.Three points, or thereabouts, if my abacus isn't wimpled.
Rolled 16>>25301966Dammit! Alright jackass, let's see how you handle the Cyzewski Shift!
>>25302074>What is Prince of Wales Rules?
>>25302121Prince of Wales rules only applies to glazed pastry. Lrn2ply noob
>>25302114Crap. Okay, I'm discarding a Marmalade card to summon reinforcement from Paddington. Rolling for bear lore.
>>25302142...fuck, you're right. Got the pastry rules mixed up. Sorry, gents.
Rolled 1>>25302144...trying again, this time with dice.
>>25302179Ha ha ha oh wow.I hereby declare Laurie's invocation unabridged, prepare for imminent haberdash.
>>25302179Ouch, a 1. You spill marmalade on yourself. That's...three bears at Paddington right now, so they chase you back six stations. That's right back to start, by my math.
>>25302179That failure lets me open up a side table with Elephant Castle. Lockbacks are now double.
>>25302196Did you REALLY just bring the elephants into this? You must reaaaallly want the other players to come after you.
I evoke the 1874 ruling, allowing me to set up a toll station at Canada Water.
>>25302215Hang on, I thought the 1874 was limited to kebab vendors only?
>>25302215Good on you mate...except I pay the toll with the Cursed Ha'penny.
>>25302237That's the 1873.
>>25302194Well, at least every station between Royal Oak and Harrow & Wealstone is infested with ants now, so it's not a total loss.
>>25302213It's alright. Elephants have been nerfed to shit in revised edition. Just goes to prove that if you bitch about something completely irrelephant on Hyde Park for long enough, you actually DO get heard out.
>>25302250Oh dear. Sorry about that, I'm a bit rusty in this format. In that case, I'll pay the toll and redirect to Westminster.
>>25302213Actually doing that is generally positive for most of the players. If we manage to clear Paddington then anyone who manages to claim a double lockback will advance at least two stations up the side table.I don't want to think about how badly it'll effect the guy who actually CLEARS Paddington though, sorry bro whoever you may end up being.
>>25302259Truth. The Exterminators are going to hold everyone up for at least the next turn.
Rolled 3, 3, 2 = 8>>25302240Ruffian! Okay, rolling for Curses, subsection Cursed Coinage.
>>253022958. That's the....Raging Tonsil. Oof. No calling for reinforcement from you for the rest of the game.
>>25302333Ouch. Okay, I move to Shadwell, taking advantage of the Handicapped Seats.
Rolled 5, 2 = 7>>25302358I roll for a station attendant to spot you using the handicapped seats when actual handicapped people need them.
>>25302333>implying anyone uses reinforcementsGuvna', who in their right of mind would spend a whole turn dillydallying for the negligible bonus summoned travelers provide? Are you perchance mistaking this game with that confounded "magic" tomfoolery?
Right my boilers are running smooth and the coals are collected, I shall use the Grand Whistle maneuver to clear the path through Paddington at the cost of 3 then 2 speed on my following turns.Those bears have to go.
>>25302358Mute isn't handicap seat allowed. You're accosted by train security.
>>25302371I invoke the station sandwich rule. Your use of the word 'perchance' sends you back four stations.
>>25302371You forget that reinforcements are incredibly powerful near some stations, such as Paddington and Russel Square. Of course, it can easily backfire as seen here >>25302194
>>25302369Since when was it legal move for a player to roll for service staff intervention? I don't think first Cromwellian Reform package allows any such thing. I raise objection to the Ministry of Infrastructure.
Rolled 1>>25302371Not to spread fear, but I think he's preparing to use an Ondsyzeki Masterplan. I'll move to Stockwell this turn, just in case.
>>25302374Don't forget you take an additional speed penalty due to the exterminators taking care of the ants.
>>25302409Haven't you read the latest Queen's errata? It's fairly new so you might not have seen it yet but it allows for this.
>>25302401Paddington Bear does not fall under category of reinforcements, it's an Elemental Force from the Folklore Supplemental.>>25302400Damnation! I knew I should have been more careful in phrasing that.
>>25302369>>25302378As if I wasn't prepared for that. I sacrifice my Moleman token, letting it take the fall.
>>25302442Still makes him eligible to be used as reinforcement, as long as you succeed your Bear Lore test.
>>25302452Molemen have Vanish, you can't use them to circumvent Legal or Infrastructure actions taken against you.
>>25302468Only if you use the term very loosely. Only a fully controlled entity qualifies as a reinforcement. Which Bears are not, even if you ace the test. It's the same mistake as if you claimed that Thomas the Tank Engine was a legal engine.
>>25302498I fried the Mars bar and gave it to them, legally making them count as Scottish.
>>25302501Not the guy you're arguing with, but succeeding at a Bear Lore roll makes them fully controlled for one turn, during which they are a Reinforcement.Not that one turn lets you do very much with the bonus.
>>25302524IRISH are the ones who don't retreat. It's like you people have never played before.
>>25302533There is a distinction between "Is fully under control" and "obeys every command", especially if you cross-reference it with how Elemental Force behaviour is regulated, with a forced roll for unshacklement.
We're getting a bit legalistic here. Want a "what I says goes" roll?
>>25302577Unshacklement is a bullshit rule anyway, we all know it's on the edge of being errata'd.
>>25302598>2013>Not playing by the book>Being upset by playing by the bookIt's a mark of a gentleman to dodge and bend rules without getting caught, not complain about them being enforced.And that's how while you've been busy arguing, I chalked up the Chalk Farm
>>25302647>chalking up the chalk farmSo old-fashioned. I play Graffiti Bomb on your train.
>>25302683Excellent! You've left Oxford Road wide open. I multitrack drift in.
>>25302700>multitrack driftYou have to spend a turn bringing in Tourist Swathes to pull that one, sir. It may be gentlemanly to bend the rules, but there is sport in catching you at it, too.
I play Mind The Gap on Mornington Crescent. A dick move, sure, but under the 2008 revision I get the -2 penalty.
>>25302766YOU IDIOT THERE ARE MOLEMEN IN PLAYI play Rat Infestation on Mornington to keep the tunnels full. God DAMN you, I wanted to save that card.
>>25302729Actually, that was a different person. But as a sign of fellowship and sportmanship I shall expend my token of Proms to aid the fellow creative player out.
>>25302800Thanks bro now I can...>>25302832Awww man, I only needed like two more moves.Btw, it's obvious how you did it of course but it's pretty bad form to not explain your move to get there.
>>25302832Damn. Well played, folks. The same again three months hence?
>>25302902I'll be there, mate.
>>25300746I went from South Ken to Piccadilly Circus and back again today, it was fun; I bought some comics and a dove from Forbidden Planet, and an ECW cannon and King Charles I from Orcs Nest. I had a nice hot chocolate and slice of carrot cake in the Costa Coffee on Shaftesbury Avenue. A lovely day out in all :3I take the connection from Brent Cross to Shepard's Bush, then prepare the line for a move to Camden Town (Charing Cross branch).
>>25302867Obviously he used his Rail Laying card to bridge through the Molemen tunnels. A masterful play, for those who've never played before.
>>25303080Oh shit, game over.What a shame, I guess Mornington Crescent is a game you can't predict.
>>25303246Wait, weren't we playing 1775 Alexander's Revised Edition?
>>25302832You're lucky I never drew a Lost Luggage card, or I'd have gotten there long ago.
I invoke the Wimbly Wombly Benediction and start tunneling too the right somewhere around St Johns wood.
>>25303468didnt mean too trip
>>25303264Yes, but June 1775, not July 1775.
>>25302832This isn't over, I envoke Who's Rules. Someone roll to place the police box.
>>25304877I rolled pi, so three blocks down from London School of Economics on the 14th of march.
>mfw this entire thread
>>25304930God damn it if it were the Ides of March I could have used the Roman Gambit and arrived at Mornington Crescent before the game began.
I don't know what is going on.
>>25304877Oh, don't be that guy. I know you're technically allowed to reverse time and say the game never happened, but it's just poor sportsmanship.This thread is really making me miss London
>This late in the game.It's now or never.I'm taking Victoria Cross. Now recover from THAT gentlemen.
>>25306189>Checks the board>Checks >>25306189>Re-checks the boardOh fuck, I think it's game... unless someone takes...