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Mornington Crescent. Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/22(Fri)15:24 No. 2149

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I believe it is now time to play the extremely gentlemanly game of Mornington Crescent. I believe the Fidgly-Westhampton Variations will do for now. For those not familiar with them, Burnt Oak and Chomsley derivatives of it can only be play while in possession of a green token.

First station: Green Park. go!

Ahem Sophisticated+Gentleman 13/03/22(Fri)17:03 No. 2159

Canada water, nice diagonals there by the way.

MC3 13/03/23(Sat)23:36 No. 2166

I know it's pretentious but I'll start with Ruislip Manor, it feels fitting for the board.

>nice diagonals
Don't be too eager, he could quite easily play Pimlico which would avert your expectation.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/24(Sun)02:02 No. 2167

Seeing as my turn has coincided with the traditional throwing of the apricot, my station is Cockfosters.

Hmm Sophisticated+Gentleman 13/03/25(Mon)12:17 No. 2174

Well in that case I shall have to go with Chalk Farm, tricky situation but really the only one available.

As a side note I believe that the Charles-Martin Game of '72 started something like this. We all know how THAT game ended...

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/25(Mon)21:09 No. 2175


It wasn't a complete disaster. One player even made bank, and only half the players were left with no status afterward.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/28(Thu)02:16 No. 2177

Well now, I am in a spot of bother here. I have been accosted by an aroused tramp on Edgeware Road.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/28(Thu)06:03 No. 2178

Have you an evasion privilege handy? If not, I think there's one at the nearest station to you. Unless he's blocking your way. You may have to forfeit this play.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/28(Thu)15:43 No. 2179

You see, I happened upon a tiny man with a barrel, surrounded by members of the chattering classes and from the barrel there came such peculiar noises and what sounded like the scurrying of thousands of little feet. It piqued my interest so that I placed a question upon the shoulder of the man next to me who kindly informed me that the tiny man was to place himself into the barrel with forty stoats and a bedlington terrier and that if I so wished the heavy set man with russet cheeks and a damp smell was taking wagers as to whether the imp should survive. And that is how I lost my evasion privilege, the commotion in that barrel, my word, it was an unerring disaster for that poor wee man.
On that note I must forfeit.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/29(Fri)19:46 No. 2187


Don't be so hasty to declare, mon frère, I propose an exchange. I'll give you my spare evasion privilege in return for a status voucher. If this exchange is agreeable to you, it would permit your play.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/29(Fri)22:51 No. 2188

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Ah, well, I suppose you'll all hate me for this, but Lambeth North.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/30(Sat)01:13 No. 2189


Foul. Fidgly-Westhampton Variations, remember?

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/31(Sun)09:02 No. 2191

I was mistaken, I meant Waterloo, nice catch though.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/03/31(Sun)19:43 No. 2192

I do declare that I feel a rather smug feeling overtaking me, chaps. You see, you seem to have all forgotten about Tooting Broadway. A rather under-utilised move, I agree, but a rather useful one at times nonetheless - and so, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II permitting, this is the move I shall make.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/04/01(Mon)05:23 No. 2199

Well, I say. Good show there, you've really put me in a pickle. I haven't seen that move performed since the showdown of '93.

The only effective counter to this is King's Cross. However, I'm going to perform a riskier move and go to Heathrow terminal 4. Let's hope I roll a 7 or higher, lest the seagulls attack...

MC3 13/04/01(Mon)22:06 No. 2200

Bad etiquette. You should not think, less alone, mention the resolving of roles until the game has been finaled, it's akin to playing munchkin.

My move: I'll take Rayners Lane and Burnt Oak for nine, I believe that leaves me on three.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/04/01(Mon)23:50 No. 2201

Well, that depends on whether or not Moorgate is in play, and whether the Northern Line has more than 15 tokens in total on its stations. If this is not so, or if your home line has only had less than 5 consecutive plays in this round, I think you are actually left with 2 points.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/04/02(Tue)05:00 No. 2202

We're playing Fidgly-Westhampton Variations, so it's 3 points I'm afriad. Unless, of course, we're using 2nd edition rules in which the player recieves £300 in compensation for damages to their current line caused by traveling gypsies.

However, I assume this is 3rd edition. Factoring in the wind speed and time of year, my next move will be to Queenspark via Preston Road... Giving me a grand total of 7 beverage tokens for use at the nearest vending machine.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/04/02(Tue)06:15 No. 2203

Terrribly sorry old chap, it would appear that you are quite correct. You leave me with a rather scarce choice. I can only see Angel, Victoria, and, of course, switching to the DLR and thence alighting at Canning Town. Angel and Victoria would relive me of a few delays, but would also mean that delays occur every second turn for ten turns. This would be a rather rum deal, and so I shall play Canning Town as the first movement of a Cormudgeon-Ratcliffe gambit (Smythe version). I do believe this changes all bus routes to imaginary numbers (with the 93 being the square root of -1, of course), so if we could try to remember we have the Lloyd-Heron rules in play...

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/04/03(Wed)00:07 No. 2208

Hohoho, under Lloyd-Heron I am gifted thirty-seven gallons of !961 Longmorn Scotch, I hereby nominate every player to drink equal quantities of Longmorn until the reserve is depleted. I am at Southwark and have murdered someone. I believe that allows me to make the Hambleton turnaround manoeuvre.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/04/03(Wed)04:59 No. 2209

Sneaky, very sneaky. I dare say you were counting on the rest of us to forget the rarely used Teetotaler's Gambit, and unwisely make ourselves ineligible for it.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/04/06(Sat)19:57 No. 2219

Ah, well, Canada Water would be the natural progression. Two blue tokens to me, I need not add.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/04/09(Tue)00:30 No. 2229

Well, this leaves me in a spot of bother. I could change lines and take a replacement bus service to Euston, and thence to Mornington Crescent -- but that would be ungentlemanly. Instead, I shall go to Aldwych.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/04/22(Mon)05:05 No. 2292

Does "football hooliganism" kick in this turn? If so, I'd rather spend my turn traveling as opposed to being at a station and loosing all my tokens from a mugging. As such, Finchley Central is my destination of choice.

Sophisticated+Gentleman 13/05/06(Mon)15:22 No. 2323

Pimlico, then.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/05/09(Thu)00:49 No. 2325

do you not think it is too early for a game of mornington crescent? haven't even had the time shine my shoes!

Oh deary me Sophisticated+Gentleman 13/06/20(Thu)04:00 No. 2403

Um, Dollis Hil then.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/06/25(Tue)05:07 No. 2413

I must inform you gentlemen, that I have taken the last train to Clarksville.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/07/05(Fri)18:09 No. 2422

Aha! you've left an opening. I'll play Brixton this turn. Mornington Crescent in one.

Sophisticated Gentleman 13/07/21(Sun)01:26 No. 2448

A cunning move, but a dangerous one. In accordance with the Fidgly-Westhampton Variations I now challenge you to present to me your luggage for a random anti-terror inspection.

Sophisticated Gentleman (OP) 13/08/03(Sat)04:13 No. 2465

Why, Rotherhithe of course. Played by Brooke-Taylor in the third leg of the second semi-final of the seventh round of the Armitage Shanks U.K. Domestic League division four, if memory serves. Excellent play going on so far by the way.

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