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Welease Woderwick

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quote:
Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
Hmmmm....

Garsdale again, just so that I can mention the Moorcock Inn, because it's funny.

...and it's not a bad pub, I've been there a few times, my dad used to live in Sedbergh.

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Fastest walking I've ever done was to get there for some Old Pec before it closed.

Hawes

Yes, really.

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Ha!

Let's go across the world to

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Lakeview Depot (You did mean the Hawthorn in Oregon, didn't you? There's one in Melbourne too.)

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As I've just had to miss a day due to Technical Difficulties* I'm a wee bit confused, but you're all used to that by now.

Tenterden

* snowstorm that caused a power cut that lasted from 7 on Friday morning until about 7 on Saturday evening. **brrrrrrr**

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Welease Woderwick

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Seven Sisters

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Hope you kept warm, Piglet!

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Hello, hello, hello, what's going on 'ere then?

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quote:
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Hope you kept warm, Piglet!

Sort of no. [Frown]

At the time it felt as if I'd have been warmer in Vladivostok. [Eek!]

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Welease Woderwick

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Istanbul Serkici

Warm in summer, at least.

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I think, Piglet, you just mean Vostok. Which, let me add, is not warm at all, even right now in the summertime.

[ 14. January 2013, 04:16: Message edited by: Ariston ]

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Yes, but the fares are so expensive!

Cheaper, easier but perhaps not as scenic Willesden Junction.

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What a comedown on such a miserable morning!

Only have the energy to go as far as

Willesden Green

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Somewhere possibly a little prettier...

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Fairlop should be safe enough on a Monday.

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Roding Valley

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Hmmm.

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Canterbury

Naturally. As easy as ABC.

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Sittingbourne - I'm not feeling particularly ambitious today.

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Welease Woderwick

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Gunnersbury

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Well, that was an interesting long weekend. I nipped down to Reculver where they're fleshing out the 2014 rulebook. Some interesting general directions are now in the public sphere, albeit not well publicised. The Leamington Spa mob are in for a bit of a shock, as the new rules will quite explicitly counter some of their sillier ideas, so it's looking likely that we'll hear less special pleading and see less damaging internecine strife from that direction.

To summarise: the varying Nidd levels have been coalesced into a single set of rules equivalent to the current State 3 Nidd. Spoon and Nip now cover the same ground as State 1 and 2 Nidds (they were virtually interchangeable anyway). Reverse shunts are explicitly wild, and one cannot receive a blue chip within two stations of where one was last huffed.

These rules will come into place on Advent Sunday 2012.

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Sounds like you had a long year - or was there more interesting stuff on offer than the local beer? As a protest, I'll haste us up to

Milverton

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You must know by now that the new rulebooks are prepared a year in advance and released Advent Sunday the previous year. I apologise for my typo in saying 2012 rather than 2013 for implementation.

Gormenghast

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Passing the Quaffle to...

Godric's Hollow

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Bristol Temple Meads

for Gothic beauty in the real world.

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Welease Woderwick

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For that move to be allowable you are obviously playing by the 1904 [Amendment] Rules in which case I can take us straight to

Hartford & Greenbank

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Or possibly he was just playing a dodgy move.

Either way, it's a clear run into Frogstar World B from here.

Those diagonals are stacking up aren't they? Don't do what poor old Ed Jweir from Botswana did last year and end up putting the whole of Zones 1-6 in Nidd. It took hours for that game to return to any kind of normality. Apparently Ed still wakes up in the dead of the night screaming "Acton Town, no, not Acton Town! I want my mummy!"

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Acton Town

[Devil]

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Oh well done that man.

Except, of course, that for AV's last move to stand wer are playing by... no, wait, makes no odds anyway.

Dollis Hill

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Leamington Spa

or

Bristol Stapleton Road

depending on which planet you currently occupy...

allowable by the Collett (1928) Amendment, since both stations are ex-GWR

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Either leads to Dollis Hill...
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Oxford

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As MC is only a game,
All excuses are thus rather lame.
All except those
In which KLB shows
That the LS mob have no shame.

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Hang on a minute till I find my passport ...

**rummages in drawer beside computer**

Found it!

**phew**

Bergen [Devil]

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Freiburg im Breisgau

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After a move like that it just has to be Hainault.

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What a comedown!

Loughton

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Well yes - and no.

Statistical analysis by the MC Stats Advancement Division (MCSAD) shows that the traditional play here may not actually be the best.

It's hard to evaluate, because the traditional play is definitely safest, preventing anyone castling or otherwise ensuring their safe passage to MC for four turns, but this "safety" applies also to the player making the traditional move.

The alternative strategy of huffing the player to the left and claiming a blue chip doesn't allow for this safety, and in the hands of inexperienced players usually leads to defeat, but skillful players can be shown to increase their chances of a quick win by this alternative strategy.

Worth reading in the latest edition of MC Digest, if your branch of WHSmiths stocks it. Oddly, it can more often be got at railway station branches than anywhere else, rather like Fortean Times. But I digress.

Tottenham Court Road - and a blue chip. AV; you've been huffed.

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In your dreams...

But I'll happily take us next to the Bure Valley railway and the Huff'n'Puff Trail:

Aylsham

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Dalston & Kingsland and I'll collect my blue chips please.
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For a moment there I thought I had it [Big Grin] - but then I realised I hadn't. [Frown]

Never mind, I shall take us instead to Cyprus - that's the station, not the island.

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Makes me think of Beaconsfield as Egypt isn't too far away from there...
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Throwing caution* to the winds:

Elephant & Castle

* Friends of ours used to have a wee dog called Caution, so that when they took her for a walk they were Exercising Caution. [Big Grin]

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Just a step to

Lambeth North

I think that confounds KLB's attempts to confine me, as the Stockwood amendment (1975) allows Leamington Spa within any given two or three moves...

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Time to move into the Chilterns methinks.

Chalfont & Latimer

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I'm back folks! Although I shall be sitting in a Siding at the Depot for some time ...

I wonder if it is too early in the year to venture back from all that nasty Metroland countryside to the more urban pastures of St. James's Park? After all the ducks will need feeding if the lake has frozen over.

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Tower Gateway

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