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Heath
07-22-2008, 08:41 PM
Welcome all to what is undoubtedly a momentous occasion in the history of these fine forums. We will get under way shortly but first of all I'd like to make a few announcements:

* Firstly as a result of Boris Johnson's ban of alcohol on London public transport, the old Southwark-Kenton feint is not possible any longer. Anyone attempting to use this strategy will find themselves without an Oyster Card and will have to miss a go until they roll a seven.

* Also important to note is that due to technical and logistical shortcomings, we will be unable to play geographical Mornington Crescent. I realise that some of you may have already booked tickets and be patiently waiting at Euston Station, but I did put up notices all around North Wales and it's not my fault you missed them. As a result, we'll be playing from the comfort of our own sofas or - indeed - office chairs.

* Aces are high. Hats are tipped. Soda is on the rocks.

* Because qwertyxsora is competing, I thought I'd give one of the new contenders a boost by declaring Green Mornington Crescent. This means that pedestrian precincts count double and that bus lanes are wild.

* Circle Line is considered the Fairway for the purposes of the first five moves.

* Might be worth making your moves in bold just to make the game a little less complicated. I know that it seems ridiculous to make the game any simpler than it already is, but y'know.

* One final plea: Please stay within the spirit of the game. We don't want a repeat of those disasterous events in Bath back in '09.

Our contenders are as follows:

1. Heath (also Chair)
2. Psychotic
3. Levian
4. DK
5. Denmark
6. Old Manus
7. Jojee
8. I Took the Red Pill
9. leader of mortals
10. I Don't Need A Name
11. Big D
12. Bahamut2000X
13. Jessweeee♪
14. qwertyxsora
15. Goldenboko
16. Shauna
17. Cz
18. Death By Moogles

I've attached some reading materials to help you along. And while I'm here, I'll kick the game off:

Pinner

qwertysaur
07-22-2008, 08:44 PM
* Because qwertyxsora is competing, I thought I'd give one of the new contenders a boost by declaring Green Mornington Crescent. This means that pedestrian precincts count double and that bus lanes are wild.
:p

Psychotic
07-22-2008, 08:44 PM
Going to make my START at Heron Quays with the move to Canary Wharf. Target? Shepherd's Bush.

That's right you sons of bitches. You're about to witness a textbook "Two birds in the bush" move. :cool:

Bahamut2000X
07-22-2008, 08:45 PM
* Aces are high. Hats are tipped. Soda is on the rocks.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who's brained just imploded from confusion.

I must say I feel oh so British now. :monster:

I think I'll wait to attempt anything till someone more experienced does something I can follow. :p

qwertysaur
07-22-2008, 08:46 PM
Going to make my START at Heron's Quay with the move to Canary Wharf. Target? Shepherd's Bush.

That's right you sons of bitches. You're about to witness a textbook "Two birds in the bush" move. :cool:
???

Psychotic
07-22-2008, 08:48 PM
Sorry I made a typo. I meant Heron Quays. Post edited.

DK
07-22-2008, 08:51 PM
Right then, if that's the case my START will be at Waterloo, right next to that most famous Big Wheel the London Eye. Moving up to Embankment with a view to end up in South Harrow. Oh yeah thats right bitch, I'm going to take your little bush move and dump it into your pigs pile of compost with the fabled "Wheel-Harrow". Now what? Huh? Huh?

Heath
07-22-2008, 08:52 PM
You know I had a perfect strategy worked out until you changed that. I'd normally insist on you being forced into Shade, but I'll let it pass this once.

Since you've gone to Shepherd's Bush, the only move I can make is Gospel Oak - via Bank.

Psychotic
07-22-2008, 08:52 PM
You jammy bastard. I thought you'd hit up Aldgate for sure.

leader of mortals
07-22-2008, 09:02 PM
What the hell do I do...

I Took the Red Pill
07-22-2008, 09:04 PM
I usually like a little seclusion at the start so I can develop a solid Rooking Line a little later in the game. I usually don't straight up give my strategy away, but as I'm sure most of you are amateurs, I don't think it'll be much of a problem. START at Ickenham , MOVE to Ruislip. FORTIFY.

Psychotic
07-22-2008, 09:04 PM
For the opener, look at the pinner and choose a start station and where you want to move to (it must be next to it) from there. You can state a further destination if you so wish, which you will gain bonuses for reaching. Simple!

Bahamut2000X
07-22-2008, 09:14 PM
I'll start at Earl's Court and move my way up to Gloucester Road and I'll just Wait.

That work for a move? =P

Goldenboko
07-22-2008, 09:14 PM
Screw you guys starting this thing that I don't even understand the moment I'm leaving for the rest of the day :/

Psychotic
07-22-2008, 09:21 PM
What's not to understand? I just explained the opener for you. What more do you want?

And Gloucester Road, eh B2KX? Interesting. We'll see where you're going with this one.

Shauna
07-22-2008, 09:28 PM
I Start at Canons Park and move to Queensbury.

Yeah, I am utterly confused... but hey, maybe I'll get this soon enough. xD

qwertysaur
07-22-2008, 09:28 PM
I think I get it now
START at Park Royal. Move to Alperton. WAIT Is this right?

Psychotic
07-22-2008, 09:31 PM
I Start at Canons Park and move to Queensbury.

Yeah, I am utterly confused... but hey, maybe I'll get this soon enough. xDWhat. You're not confused, you're just trying to hustle us! That is a damn fine opening move, Shauna. Nicely played! :up:

Also yes, qwerty, that's a legal move.

DK
07-22-2008, 09:31 PM
I Start at Canons Park and move to Queensbury.

Yeah, I am utterly confused... but hey, maybe I'll get this soon enough. xD

God damn, well played Shauna. I am going to have to keep my eye on you. 'nuff respec'

Jojee
07-22-2008, 09:38 PM
No, my brain just exploded too. WTF can someone explain that whole post and the game in American English?

Why the hell are all of you people moving?

DK
07-22-2008, 09:40 PM
Just do what Shauna does and you'll be fine, Sephy.

Jojee
07-22-2008, 09:44 PM
Well maybe I could get a better idea of strategy so I don't get eliminated/killed/run over/whatever happens in this game right away if I could actually find any of these places people are moving to and from xD I just found Psy's place and it took me literally 10 minutes to do that!

Shauna
07-22-2008, 09:44 PM
Thanks? xD This is all entirely going over my head.

Jojee
07-22-2008, 09:57 PM
I'll Start at Mornington Crescent and move to Eluston and drink some Soda on the Rocks because that was an exhausting trip!

Psychotic
07-22-2008, 09:59 PM
You can't start at Mornington Crescent. Try again!

Jojee
07-22-2008, 10:00 PM
Can I start at Eluston and move to Mornington Crescent? ;)

I like the place! Anything that's the name of the game can't be bad.

Oh, and I *can* do soda on the rocks? xD

DK
07-22-2008, 10:02 PM
You can only do Soda on the Rocks every 3 turns though. The toilets in the underground system are in such <img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /><img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/smilies/rpg_009.gif" alt="skull" /> state going in more often than necessary would result in health complications.

Psychotic
07-22-2008, 10:02 PM
You can't start near MC, that violates Benson-Phillips' theorem. Naughty Jojo.

Also yes. Yes you can. See above!

Jojee
07-22-2008, 10:05 PM
Fine. I'll Start at Parson's Green, move to Fulham Broadway, then Do a Little Dance, drink some Soda on the Rocks, Flip Off a Bum, and Eat My Hat.

Levian
07-22-2008, 10:15 PM
I'll start up my ride at Perivale and shimmy down to Hanging Lane, where I will do just that, hanging. :cool: WHAT AM I UP TO?

Old Manus
07-22-2008, 10:16 PM
Snaresbrook

leader of mortals
07-22-2008, 10:30 PM
I guess I will start at Plaistow and move to West Ham

I still dont know where mornington crescent is...:(

Jojee
07-22-2008, 10:45 PM
You can't do that LoM. That doesn't follow the Winston Churchill rules :O

DK
07-22-2008, 10:54 PM
No Sephy, the Churchill rules don't come into effect until the 40th turn and then they last for 5 rounds, when they stop again until turns 51-55. Get your facts straight, darlin'

Jojee
07-22-2008, 10:55 PM
Oh, sorry. Well, I get this game now!

I still maintain that that's a terrible move though. You should consider changing, LoM.

leader of mortals
07-22-2008, 10:57 PM
I dont know anything about this game... I dont even know what a good move would be:(

Heath
07-22-2008, 11:19 PM
If he's moving to West Ham, then it opens right up for me to jump into Heathrow Terminal 4. King me. It also lets me invoke Brunel's Fifth Variation which means that no one can move to any station beginning with the letter R during the next four moves after this one.

Jojee
07-22-2008, 11:21 PM
No way, you're moving too early. >:\ At least 9 people haven't made their moves yet.

Heath
07-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Just wanted to get a turn in before all you people in the US start movin' while I'm sleepin'. Besides, that move was too good to pass up. You would've done exactly the same thing!

Jojee
07-22-2008, 11:25 PM
Well too bad you're a TERRIBLE mod, aren't you supposed to be following the rules!? Wait for one more person to move, dork. xD

Heath
07-22-2008, 11:26 PM
;_;

Fine, I'll hold my move until two more people move, but I'll move exactly as before provided no one thwarts me. I've left myself worryingly open now though.

Cz
07-22-2008, 11:43 PM
Seeing as I'm a veteran of this game I'll handicap myself a little by starting at a Third Tier Interchange, Stockwell. I shan't stoop to gamesmanship and box Heath into Zone 3, but I will move to Bayswater (District Line, not Central) in order to prevent him from sweeping the West. And since it's Off Peak, I can do so without forfeiting my No-Change Bonus.

Levian
07-23-2008, 02:11 PM
Seeing as I'm a veteran of this game I'll handicap myself a little by starting at a Third Tier Interchange, Stockwell. I shan't stoop to gamesmanship and box Heath into Zone 3, but I will move to Bayswater (District Line, not Central) in order to prevent him from sweeping the West. And since it's Off Peak, I can do so without forfeiting my No-Change Bonus.

Oh Cz dear, not so much the veteran as you'd think. Stockwell to Bayswater via the District line is 11 moves. Kensington rule. It's the 23rd of July today, which is a prime number. On prime number days, your total movement can't equal a prime number, which 11 clearly is. Bet you wish you'd have taken the Central route now huh?

I'm gonna move on down to Gloucester Road

Old Manus
07-23-2008, 02:15 PM
I feel like going all the way across the board to Ealing Common in order to intercept Levian who looks like he's going to make a Peckham Play sooner or later

Cz
07-23-2008, 02:16 PM
Oh Cz dear, not so much the veteran as you'd think. Stockwell to Bayswater via the District line is 11 moves. Kensington rule. It's the 23rd of July today, which is a prime number. On prime number days, your total movement can't equal a prime number, which 11 clearly is. Bet you wish you'd have taken the Central route now huh?

Except I made my move yesterday, honeybuns. Forfeit your Travelcard and miss a turn for the incorrect challenge.

Levian
07-23-2008, 02:37 PM
Damned timezones

Rantz
07-23-2008, 03:29 PM
Seeing as I'm not competing I'm just gonna go to Greece and relax or something. smurf you, British bitches. :cool:

Bahamut2000X
07-23-2008, 03:54 PM
I'm going to move to South Kensington, and then Wait.

Psychotic
07-23-2008, 03:58 PM
Gotta do the double-shift round through West India Quay and Westferry. Asking permission: ADMIRAL, ADMIRAL, LISTEN TO MY PLEAS! OPEN THE GATES, LET ME PASS. ADMIRAL, O ADMIRAL, MIGHTIEST OF ALL. I AM FOREVER YOURS.

And with that done, I'm going to put three red tokens onto Canonbury and one purple token onto Bethnal Green. Just in case.

Denmark
07-23-2008, 04:40 PM
Since all you damn Brits had to start this on a Wednesday rather than a weekend when I'd be able to focus on this more. It's already hard enough finding all these damn places you fools are choosing.

So I'm going to START at Canada Water and move on up to Rotherhithe, with grand intentions to end up in Goodge Street.

These are silly names, all of them.

Shauna
07-23-2008, 05:53 PM
I think I'll pack up my things and move on down to West Hampstead. I plan on getting to Aldgate East before too long.

qwertysaur
07-23-2008, 08:12 PM
I hope this is legal

I will exit the underground at Alperton and Walk to Willesden junction.

DK
07-23-2008, 08:18 PM
Er, haven't been sleeping too well lately and well. Don't really like to admit this because it's a bum move but I fell asleep on the train and I missed my stop.

Heath
07-23-2008, 08:19 PM
Where've you ended up?

DK
07-23-2008, 08:19 PM
Ah, well, Sheffield.

Heath
07-23-2008, 08:20 PM
What? The tube doesn't even go to Sheffield.

DK
07-23-2008, 08:21 PM
Yeah...I think I made a change-over at King's Cross.

Heath
07-23-2008, 08:23 PM
Oh Lord. I'm going to have to dock everyone two points because of Dan falling asleep. I'm sorry. I've got to enforce the rules or else I wouldn't be doing my job.

Psychotic
07-23-2008, 08:27 PM
DANIEL BARTHOLOMEW! :irked:

I Took the Red Pill
07-23-2008, 08:29 PM
Yeah...I think I made a change-over at King's Cross.Come on, dude. This is a gentleman's game. I don't want to hear excuses about your sleep schedule, you're hurting all of us. Some people.

MOVE to Ruislip Manor. Conscript two extra courtiers.

rubah
07-23-2008, 08:30 PM
I hack the oyster cards and move into the room under the platform in blackfriars, and shout "Mind the gap!" at intervals.

DK
07-23-2008, 08:32 PM
Oi, look, yeah? I can't be held responsible for the substances that certain people may have slipped into my drink while I wasn't paying attention, seen? If I've told you once I've told you a thousand times when there are homeless people fighting on stations I am forced by the will of nature to watch it. It's a disease, god damn it. :(

Denmark
07-24-2008, 04:31 AM
I grab Dan by the ear and take him to rehab.

And also MOVE to Wapping.

Jojee
07-24-2008, 03:13 PM
I hack the oyster cards and move into the room under the platform in blackfriars, and shout "Mind the gap!" at intervals. Oh Arthur :love:

I fortify and set a save point.

Bahamut2000X
07-25-2008, 01:14 AM
I'll fortify and tip my hat to a random bum that walked on by me.

Big D
07-25-2008, 02:04 AM
Damn, I've missed the first two-and-a-half pages of the game..

In that case, I'll start right out at Wimbledon, but to make up for lost time I'll invoke Postman's Haste and hitch a ride to East Putney.

Psychotic
07-25-2008, 03:59 AM
I move up to Shadwell, looping down to Wapping and back up again, to accrue more of a bonus.

Tomorrow, the Tower will fall.

Denmark
07-25-2008, 04:06 AM
You wound me, sir.

Big D
07-25-2008, 04:56 AM
Putney Bridge.

I may have erred in starting from the end of the line at Wimbledon, but with Earl's Court squarely in my sights (and no real alternative to speak of) I feel it's going to pay off soon enough.

I Don't Need A Name
07-25-2008, 11:59 AM
Well, Starting the game late at King's Cross, im gonna move my ass down that Victoria Line to Warren Street, and then change and go to Tottenham Court Road.
now im gonna abuse a bum on the corner, and steal someones luggage!

Cz
07-25-2008, 12:10 PM
I move to Harrow-on-the-Hill. Since rush hour has passed, I am unable to catch the Fast Service, but the three Commuter Tokens I accrue make the sacrifice worth it.

Big D
07-25-2008, 04:14 PM
Parson's Green.

Heath
07-25-2008, 07:25 PM
I'm going to use one of my frequent flyer miles and go from Heathrow Terminal 4 down to Canning Town via London City Airport. As a result of that, I must hand over two green tokens to the next person who uses the Dockland's Light Railway (DLR).

Psychotic
07-25-2008, 07:48 PM
I have decided that in order to establish a foothold into the direct and circle lines, I must launch a direct assault upon the two Tower stations.

Using my bonus points and unspent Orange tokens, I have purchased seven thousand melee soldiers, and a further two thousand archers. In addition to this, using the Dean Holdsworth Rule of Siege Warfafe, I have spent money on my siege engines thusly:

Sixpence on a battering ram.
Nine shillings on five catapults.
A crown on two siege towers.

The hero units will be as follows:
General: Psychotic.
Captains: Mr Motivator (Morale bonus +6) and Pat Sharp (style bonus +2)

They will be assembled in such a manner:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e373/photobucketamazingness/STERTLESIEGEYEEEHAW.jpg

Green are foot soldiers (divided into 7 batallions numbering 1,000 each) red are siege towers, blue is my battering ram, catapults are white and archers are pink because they are pussies.

The plan is for an initial bombardment upon the walls by the catapults, which will be loaded with both heavy rocks and Vanessa Feltz clones. Archers will also give the wall defenders a good solid peppering. Upon running out of ammunition, the lackeys will then push forward the siege towers and ram the gates with the battering ram. If they get tired, Mr. Motivator will pump them up to the next level.

Some battalions will storm the walls and secure the escalators of the station. Meanwhile, once the gatehouse is breached, other soldiers will quickly move in to pillage the enemy's ticket dispensers. If it is one of those poncey fancy stations with a gift shop, their supply of gritty spy novels and yucky romance novels will all be burned. Come on. We don't need that.

With the Gateway taken, we will clamber Tower Hill, there to duel with the evil Count R.L. Stine and raise our banner high over the ramparts. The Two Towers will be claimed as dominions of the People's Republic of John Barnes.

I expect some casualties, although not heavy. Their sacrifice in the name of freedom will not be forgotten.

I Don't Need A Name
07-25-2008, 07:58 PM
I take travel to Embankment, picking up a large army of disgruntled tube riders, and then use my Purple Tokens to buy armaments and a canon.
we then commit a flanking movement on Psychotics army

Psychotic
07-25-2008, 08:01 PM
Hold up a second! You can't move from Tottenham Court Road to Embankment because of Toby Anstis's fifth law of dynamic rail movement. You can't move sequentially to adjacent stations on the Bakerloo line. It just cannot be done! Andy, are you trying to pull a fast one? :eek:

Denmark
07-25-2008, 08:06 PM
As the army passes, I saunter on up to Shadwell.

Bahamut2000X
07-25-2008, 08:30 PM
I switch ways and get on the Piccadilly and make my way up to Knightsbridge. While there I get a Soda on the Rocks and fortify. :cool:

I Don't Need A Name
07-25-2008, 09:03 PM
ah, but Paul, you are forgetting Roger Abercrombies time rule, whereby any move down the bakerloo line is allowed between 1900&2000 hours.
also, this ploy fails, because i used the northern line :rolleyes2

Jojee
07-25-2008, 09:14 PM
Dude, we can't play by that rule because everyone has different time zones. >;o

I Don't Need A Name
07-25-2008, 10:16 PM
ah, thats true.
i was mearly making a point.

Big D
07-26-2008, 02:37 AM
I move from Parson's Green to Fulham Broadway.

I also scoff at Psychotic's elaborate defences, since British Rail would not allow such armed silliness on their platforms. Also, the kiosk could never serve enough tea to keep the soldiers happy, and mutiny or desertion would break out within hours.

Shauna
07-26-2008, 12:08 PM
I move from West Hampstead down to Bakers Street. I then change lines and shoot on down Oxford Circus.

Upon arriving at this destination, I buy a ham sandwich and some tea before any soldiers march in and steal it all. I need my tea to start the day!

Psychotic
07-27-2008, 04:29 AM
Having fortified my position in Tower Hill, I march onwards to Liverpool Street.

Cilla Black awaits.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e373/photobucketamazingness/CillaBlackBiography24.png

I'm not going to say I didn't have sex with her. So. Yeah.

:redface:

Big D
07-27-2008, 08:01 AM
West Brompton.

I Don't Need A Name
07-27-2008, 01:45 PM
i go for a little walk to Westminster to purchase a newspaper

Cz
07-27-2008, 08:05 PM
I take a cab to Old Street and refuse to tip the driver. Doesn't matter, since I'll have this thing won in three moves unless someone pulls something special.

Heath
07-27-2008, 10:14 PM
Incidentally, I can pull something special. I'm going to invoke Tobermory's Strategem:


Players can rush the opponent by calling the same destination immediately after them - the Cross Blocker - and then sending them to the nearest free base, usually Ongar, from where they cannot expect to make a winning strike in less than four moves. King’s Cross is wild.

Old Street.

Cz will now find himself stuck at Grange Hill. Unless he manages to push the headmaster in the pool, I should be able to stop him from winning in the near future.

scrumpleberry
07-27-2008, 11:22 PM
Oh bugger, I'm late! I missed the signs going through Wales and hung around Euston for 2 days, thankyouverymuch Heath :nonono:

I'll start at Bethnal Green, move to Chancery Lane, with a view to end up at - here it comes - Covent Garden. Hah! That's put a wrench in your diabolical schemes, hasn't it?

Psychotic
07-27-2008, 11:26 PM
Hey scrumpleberry, let's have an in-game wedding. :jokey:

scrumpleberry
07-27-2008, 11:36 PM
At Covent Garden? You cheapskate! I wouldn't in-game marry you if you bought me a +79 sugar rush epic doughnut! :aimkiss:

Psychotic
07-28-2008, 12:11 AM
Yeah well Cilla was better than you!

Big D
07-28-2008, 02:13 AM
Earl's Court at last! I change to the Piccadilly line.

Bahamut2000X
07-28-2008, 02:19 AM
Big D is catching up to me! No worries, because 2 turns ago I tipped my hat to a bum which earned me 3 secret tokens which I'll proudly exchange now for a bomb and set up on the Piccadilly Line. I'll then continue on to Hyde Park Corner.

Sorry D, the Piccadilly only supports one B named person. :bigsmile:

Denmark
07-28-2008, 02:47 AM
I change over to Docklands Light Rail and cruise on over to Bank.

Big D
07-28-2008, 02:49 AM
Sorry D, the Piccadilly only supports one B named person. :bigsmile:I effortlessly circumvent this by travelling under my given name and not my screenname:jess:

Cz
07-28-2008, 03:23 PM
Grange Hill. :mad:

Psychotic
07-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Flick into Moorgate.

Anyway, as we all know, today is voting day! Cast your votes, folks.

##vote: Bahamut2000X

Votecount

Bahamut2000X(1): Psychotic

Not voting:
Heath, Levian, DK, Denmark, Old Manus, Jojee, I Took the Red Pill, leader of mortals, I Don't Need A Name, Big D, Bahamut2000X, Jessweeee♪, qwertyxsora, Goldenboko, Shauna, Cz, Death By Moogles.

The deadline is set for 9 PM BST, Tuesday, 29th July. That's 24 hours from now!

I Don't Need A Name
07-28-2008, 08:40 PM
I will now take the Jubilee Line to travel to Waterloo
along the way, i purchase a big issue, and give my newspaper to a bum

Psychotic
07-28-2008, 08:41 PM
You should vote! You wouldn't want to be seen as an unwashed hippy, would you?

DK
07-28-2008, 09:24 PM
##vote: Big D

although I don't expect anyone to follow me. They're all afraid of outing themselves as Town. The mafia is fucking overpowered. This is a ridiculously imbalanced game. Two mafia assasins, a mafia doctor and all we have is a naive cop. Pft. Balance the teams next time, scum friendly asshole Heath.

scrumpleberry
07-28-2008, 09:51 PM
Aren't all the women exempt from voting - or, indeed, being voted for - this time around due to the fact that Jojee had the first drink of soda precisely an hour and fifteen minutes after the game began? You're clearly very rusty, Psy :nonono:

Heath
07-28-2008, 11:42 PM
##vote: Shauna

As for balancing the teams, you're just jealous that I've paired you with some of the weaker contenders. I thought you'd appreciate the challenge.

I Don't Need A Name
07-28-2008, 11:44 PM
whats the voting for?

scrumpleberry
07-28-2008, 11:57 PM
your face

I Don't Need A Name
07-28-2008, 11:59 PM
WOW! how can i not be voting in this?

qwertysaur
07-29-2008, 01:25 AM
On my walk I find a small metal ball. I carry it with me and upon reaching Willsdale Junction I drop it causing the train to be jammed, shutting down the entire National Rail and Backerloo lines for two days. I pay 3 Yellow Tokens that I found in a bush as payment, and decide to walk again to Warwick Avenue.

Big D
07-29-2008, 02:14 AM
Gloucester Road.

Cz
07-29-2008, 01:10 PM
##vote: leader of mortals. I roll for a National Rail Card, but only roll a 2. The application is lost in the post and I miss a turn.

Psychotic
07-29-2008, 03:30 PM
I lost my actual railcard a couple of years ago on a train. I wonder where it went off to.

Bahamut2000X
07-29-2008, 03:53 PM
##vote: Bahamut2000X


You crusty bastard! I just knew this was all a part of your scheme from the start!

##Vote: Psychotic

Oh we'll see who has the last laugh. Oh we'll see...:radred:

Shauna
07-29-2008, 04:33 PM
I swing on over to Chancery Lane, and cast my vote for..

##Vote: Cz

Members with two letter screen names? Suspicious. :mad2:

Psychotic
07-29-2008, 08:58 PM
Sudden death! So

##unvote
##vote: Big D

Ha! Big D has now been voted for the most.

Well...that concludes the vote. Hope you all enjoyed it.

Heath
07-29-2008, 09:01 PM
I hope that eveyone paid attention to the votes because it'll have such an obvious effect on the game. In light of the vote, I'm having to rethink my strategy a bit. Who would've imagined that the Glasgow East rules would've come in? I've just had a 22.5% swing to the Bakerloo Line.

Cz
07-29-2008, 10:01 PM
In accordance with London Transport Regulation 156b (Schottenheimer's Rule), all those who achieved the 5% voting threshold must return to their constituencies to collect their deposits within the next seven turns. Of course, if you've been planning ahead like I have, this ought not to pose too many difficulties.

Big D
07-30-2008, 12:27 AM
South Kensington.

Psychotic
07-30-2008, 08:24 PM
Good morning, King's Cross St. Pancras! My, can't make up your mind as to your name, eh? Ah, to be a king or a saint.

Huck huck huck! Hucking my Blue Tokens north-west. Hopefully they may yet end up in Mornington Crescent before any of you rabble do.

qwertysaur
07-30-2008, 08:29 PM
On my way to Warwick avenue I found a lady wishing to give be a bike in exchange for 2 Green Tokens. I do so and change my destination to Euston

Heath
07-30-2008, 09:30 PM
Gallions Reach

Big D
07-31-2008, 05:17 AM
Knightsbridge.

scrumpleberry
07-31-2008, 02:31 PM
I head to Euston. The line breaks down. I see a packet on the floor and pick up 3 Black Tokens.

This gives me the ability to kill another player and ressurect half of them due to Whiting's Law of Buggerit.

But who to choose? Help me!

Psychotic
07-31-2008, 07:58 PM
As it is the last day of the month, I declare SUPERMARKET SWEEP, the infamous rule created by D. Winton.

Firstly, to get us in the mood: YouTube - Dale's Supermarket Sweep - 90's Opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQAHfmZDrh0)

I will be the legendary Mr. Winton. Because of this, I shall move to EUSTON whereupon I prevent passage of scrumpleberry and qwertyxsora until they compete in Supermarket Sweep. And so:

I'm a vegetable that grows in the ground,
You can carry me in a wheelbarrow
I'm green, I'm fat, I'm very round
I must surely be a...

I Don't Need A Name
08-01-2008, 07:19 PM
i travel, also, to Euston!
A MARROW
what do i win?

qwertysaur
08-01-2008, 08:11 PM
i look at Psychotic and decide it's better to just ride my bike. Not before I take a Red Token and use it to delay the train by giving the conductor a free ticket for a meal at This restaurant (http://www.thepaintedheron.com/) good for 1 hours, sending him running out of the station. I then continue my biking to Mornington Crescent

Cz
08-01-2008, 11:32 PM
i look at Psychotic and decide it's better to just ride my bike. Not before I take a Red Token and use it to delay the train by giving the conductor a free ticket for a meal at This restaurant (http://www.thepaintedheron.com/) good for 1 hours, sending him running out of the station. I then continue my biking to Mornington CrescentOn the way you are arrested for attempting to bribe a London Transport Official. Report to The Central London County Court near Great Portland Street, forfeit half your tokens and await trial.

In the meantime, I move to West Ham and declare immunity.

Psychotic
08-02-2008, 12:55 AM
i travel, also, to Euston!
A MARROW
what do i win?A date with Dale Winton.

Heath
08-02-2008, 01:00 AM
i travel, also, to Euston!
A MARROW
what do i win?A date with Dale Winton.

Truly the real winner of this game has been revealed.

Psychotic
08-02-2008, 01:12 AM
We may as well pack up, go home and watch the Vicar of Dibley. (in each other's arms)

Big D
08-02-2008, 01:52 AM
:( Bugger. Seven moves away from success...

Heath
08-02-2008, 08:46 AM
Well, the game itself hasn't been won as Cz (correctly) took issue with qwertyxsora's move. Granted, no one can win the better prize of a date with Dale now, but... you know, we can still soldier on.

Turnpike Lane

Big D
08-03-2008, 05:43 AM
Ah! Well, in that case...
Hyde Park Corner.

scrumpleberry
08-03-2008, 12:04 PM
Okay, let's see...

I kill Psy with my Black Tokens.

I take my lychee and move off to Hackney Wick.

Psychotic
08-03-2008, 06:24 PM
Bugger me, my goose has been cooked.

Could I get a res from a level 22 (or above) necromancer with arc of the undying? Ta!

I Don't Need A Name
08-03-2008, 06:30 PM
heck, im next door to it.
With Psy's death, and Dale Winton on my arm, i strole down to Mornington Crescent
(and if anyone thinks they can stop me, they cant, no one can stop Dale Winton)

Psychotic
08-03-2008, 06:54 PM
I didn't want to have to do this but you forced my hand. Time to invoke Frank West's Ninth rule of resurrection.

Psychotic and scrumpleberry drive up to Mornington Crescent in their fancy white Cadillac, but halfway there...
"Honestly, we're out gas! :D" says Paul.
"So...what are we going to do now...?" asks scrumpleberry. The two decide to walk. "I'm sorry I didn't believe you." apologises scrumpleberry.
"Can I ask you something?" says Paul, ignoring scrumpleberry's apology.
"What?"
"You know I like you, don't you?"
"Yes."
"And I hope you like me the way I like you."
"Yes."
"I was wondering if you would be my girl."
"Oh Paul." :lovers: With an embrace and a bit of giggling, Paul puts a ring on scrumpleberry's finger. "It's beautiful", she says, admiring her beloved's gift.
"Now it's official" says Paul, grinning, before getting serious. "I have something I wanna tell ya."
"Yes, Paul?"
"I'm not like other guys."
"Of course not. That's why I love you."
"No, I mean I'm different."
"What are you talking about?"

This is where it gets a little bit hazy. See the moon comes up and I transform into, for a lack of a better word, a furry. And scrumpleberry, well, she just can't stop god damn screaming. And I swear she feels her breast at one point too.

So she runs and I pop out (and switch into first person seamlessly) every now and then, roaring like a badman. Then I gobble her up whole. THEN IT TURNS OUT IT WAS ALL A MOVIE LOL HA HA HA I'M NOT REALLY A WEREWOLF. scrumpleberry runs out because she is a pussy and I act like a condescending prick. Possibly because of the shiny red get up I have on. Who knows.

Anyway we walk home and I serenade her but I am obviously trying to get into her knickers and she is eating it up. I don't know why me talking about evil cinema beasts arouses her but hey I aint complainin', I'm a playah.

But I have a surprise for scrumpleberry. Oh yes I do. You see, she thought she had killed me. And she was right. I brought along a gang of my undead brethren for a bit of a boogie. So we dance. Oh how we dance. To a funky 80's beat. And we break into miss berry's house and...we eat her. Yes. That's what we do. I'm retconning this crap.

Then Andy and Dale try to get into Mornington Crescent. Well try to get into a station guarded by an army of zombies. It's not the mall or creepy abandoned mansion house that we're used to, but now that we're here, you'd better turn back, or else your brains shall be devoured.

YouTube has a dramatisation of the events I just described. I suggest you check it out! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtyJbIOZjS8)

I Don't Need A Name
08-03-2008, 07:00 PM
that was THE best post ever
Well, well can Zombies battle past the man of camp plastic himself? Mr Winton?
didnt think so. herefore, after using him as a shield (& feather boa), i enter the station

Psychotic
08-03-2008, 07:05 PM
Sure we can. We'd just tell him he'd turn green if we bit him. He's all about the fake tan and would run a mile. Your arrogance has cost you dearly. Now you have lost Dale Winton. Perhaps forever.

I Don't Need A Name
08-03-2008, 07:15 PM
that is no loss when with my MAGENTA TOKENS i can buy Frank Skinner =D

Big D
08-04-2008, 04:57 AM
Green Park.

Cz
08-04-2008, 12:40 PM
I move to Temple, avoiding the Circle Line for obvious reasons.

demondude
08-04-2008, 12:49 PM
This threads blown my mind. : O

scrumpleberry
08-04-2008, 01:01 PM
Zombie!Psy kicks far far more ass than regular Psy.

Honey you're not being rezzed now whether you want to or not.

I skip back to the cadillac quickly - not because I'm a pussy, but because in a stroke of genius I recall that lychees make an excellent emergency fuel. I drive off into the distance, leaving zombie!Psy in a cloud of city grime and dust, and make my way back to Bethnal Green, as roadworks close off the way to Mornington Crescent. I throw the ring over my shoulder as I do so - I'm sorry Psy, but no matter how much of an ass-kicking zombie you are, you're still blond.

Bahamut2000X
08-04-2008, 05:05 PM
Wuh? *Wakes up*

Haha looks my ploy to play dead has payed off! Looks like I slept my way to Leicaster Square I'll switch lines onto the Northern.

Looks like my target is in sight gentlemen. :cool:

Psychotic
08-04-2008, 08:37 PM
Just chillin' outside Mornington Crescent. I can't win until I am rezzed, and none of you are getting in until I am either rezzed or defeated.

I Don't Need A Name
08-04-2008, 10:12 PM
ahhh, you see Psy, you are forgetting Fredrick Hinckle III of Whitby's consideration rule:
when someone whos name begins with a heathen letter (C, T or P) moves to Mornington Crescent for the 1st time, they must head straight to jail (do not pass go, do not collect 200) or if jail isnt an option, then a good long trip to Chesham

Psychotic
08-04-2008, 10:30 PM
And of course we all know that such a rule applies from 8-8 on weekdays, and 10-5 on Saturdays.

I Don't Need A Name
08-04-2008, 10:39 PM
cant employ time constraints, we all are in different time zones :cool:

Cz
08-04-2008, 11:04 PM
But the London Transport Network is only in one. :rolleyes2

Anyway Psy, Mansfield's Edict decrees that I can't res you until I or another player has traversed a pentagram within Zone 1. You might be better off reincarnating your character and recycling the EXP to give yourself a ticket accumulator or something.

Big D
08-05-2008, 03:50 AM
Green Park.

Cz
08-06-2008, 03:51 PM
Green Park.

Green Park.Challenging this as First Degree Lodging.

Heath
08-06-2008, 08:06 PM
Green Park.

Green Park.Challenging this as First Degree Lodging.

Upheld. Big D should roll twice to find out which line he ends up on and promptly report to the station on that line with the most vowels in it as per Pat Sharpe's First Convention of First Understated Numerical (F.U.N.) Housing.

Acton Town

This will rather trickily mean I'll have to endure the Acton Cycle of all the Acton stations (North, South, East, West, Central and Town), but with a bit of luck I'll be able to endure and head back on the Northern line.

Psychotic
08-06-2008, 08:18 PM
Oats and beans and barley grow
Oats and beans and barley grow
Do you or I or anyone know
How oats and beans and barley grow?

ENCIRCLE.

Big D
08-07-2008, 12:21 AM
Green Park.

Green Park.Challenging this as First Degree Lodging.

Upheld. Big D should roll twice to find out which line he ends up on and promptly report to the station on that line with the most vowels in it as per Pat Sharpe's First Convention of First Understated Numerical (F.U.N.) Housing.

Acton Town

This will rather trickily mean I'll have to endure the Acton Cycle of all the Acton stations (North, South, East, West, Central and Town), but with a bit of luck I'll be able to endure and head back on the Northern line.Bother! That was a serious oversight on my part, trying to move to where I already am.

I'll roll twice... first roll is a five, the second is a four. A total of nine, which mercifully lets me stay on the Piccadilly line, but compels me to forfeit making any other moves on this turn. While I wait, I enjoy a modest cup of coffee and buy a copy of the Daily Mail to fold into paper aeroplanes.

Heath
08-08-2008, 04:59 PM
Looking at the time, I think we'll need to start a second round of voting. This one is more strategic than the last. We'll be voting on different lines. The one with the most votes will be an automatic lock-in as per O'Brien's Widely Accepted Complex.

##vote: Bakerloo

Votecount

Bakerloo(1): Heath

Not voting:
Psychotic, Levian, DK, Denmark, Old Manus, Jojee, I Took the Red Pill, leader of mortals, I Don't Need A Name, Big D, Bahamut2000X, Jessweeee♪, qwertyxsora, Goldenboko, Shauna, Cz, Death By Moogles.

The deadline is set for 5 PM BST, Sunday, 10th August.
You have 48 hours. Choose wisely.

Big D
08-08-2008, 05:23 PM
##vote: Victoria

I move to Piccadilly Circus. I'd hoped to shorten my journey by changing to the Bakerloo line and heading to Oxford Circus, but Fry's Diagonal Prohibition means I can't make a northwest diagonal line-change at this late stage.

smittenkitten
08-08-2008, 05:49 PM
yo yo yo P-Money up in this.

##vote: Central

Word up gangsta Heath PLAYAAAAH. Blaps.

Cz
08-08-2008, 05:58 PM
##vote: Victoria

I move to Belsize Park.

Heath
08-11-2008, 06:57 PM
Results!

Votecount

Bakerloo(1): Heath
Victoria(2): Big D, Cz
Central(1): Psychotic

Not voting:
Levian, DK, Denmark, Old Manus, Jojee, I Took the Red Pill, leader of mortals, I Don't Need A Name, Bahamut2000X, Jessweeee♪, qwertyxsora, Goldenboko, Shauna, Death By Moogles.

So that means that Victoria line will now be trickier to traverse. Everyone should keep in mind the Ancient Ceramic League Ruling will be in force whenever the Victoria line is used.

On that note, Great Portland Street. I see MC just over the horizon!

Big D
08-12-2008, 12:54 AM
Leicester Square, and an apt moment to change to the Northern line.

Heath
08-15-2008, 08:17 PM
And I think, having had a small lul in the proceedings, the game is drawing to a halt. As such I'll strike while the iron is cold. I can make a final leap by depleting all my remaining stock tokens straight to...

Mornington Crescent

Psychotic
08-15-2008, 08:18 PM
Good show, old boy. Jolly good show.

Jojee
08-15-2008, 08:27 PM
Oh, I completely forgot about this game. xD Damn you Heath, shoulda kept an eye on you still. At least I didn't get eliminated. Go me for picking a good starting spot. ^_^

scrumpleberry
08-16-2008, 12:31 AM
Christ! I don't think any of us saw that coming, I assumed he would have been stopped by the 4 dragons at Acton Town.

Well done :cookie:

Big D
08-16-2008, 03:24 AM
A daring play by the chairman, but a fair victory nonetheless. I, for one, hadn't forgotten the game - but I didn't want to take too many turns in quick succession. We all know where that leads.

Rantz
08-16-2008, 09:25 AM
Congratulations, Heath!

Old Manus
08-16-2008, 02:20 PM
i know you hacked

Cz
08-16-2008, 10:15 PM
Congratulations Heath. I think you've proven that for all the convoluted rulesets, strategic wrangling and nitpicking of the Elite Leagues, there's nothing like a quick and simple game of MC with a few friends. I thoroughly enjoyed this contest, and look forward to the Second Official EoFF Mornington Crescent Competition.