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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby MrCPFG » April 21st, 2018, 11:03 am

AleisterCrowley wrote: an organ once played by Handel.
Sounds awkward.


Would Handel > Brook St > Bond St Tube work?


Only if you took the N27 night bus beforehand.

HTH
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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby PinkDalek » April 21st, 2018, 11:32 am

MrCPFG wrote:Hang on! I was there just the other day! I even alighted there, just for the win, even though it was Camden Market I was headed! ...


That's a tad early to call Mornington Cresent. In fact so early, the image was taken a week before the OP, I believe you should be penalised for not having arranged a social whilst you were in town. Return to Go.

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 21st, 2018, 12:18 pm

A social? Splendid idea!
To get us back on track, a simple Brock-Moorcock reverse to;
LADBROKE GROVE

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby moorfield » April 27th, 2018, 11:22 am

I'm invoking a Friday Roister , and elect to restart play at Brent Cross.

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 27th, 2018, 11:40 am

Oooh, tricky....

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby chas49 » April 27th, 2018, 4:02 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:A social? Splendid idea!
To get us back on track, a simple Brock-Moorcock reverse to;
LADBROKE GROVE


re A social - You need to keep an eye on this page: http://www.mornington-crescent-rules.xt ... escent.htm


The Wikipedia entry about MC suggests there are no rules! The website linked above contradicts this with some authority I think.

Although I have read around the subject, I remain a novice so I will just go for the simple play: Tottenham Court Road

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 27th, 2018, 4:24 pm

There's a full set of rules here;
http://www.isihac.net/mornington_crescent.php
although some of the links don't seem to work for me.

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby Breelander » April 27th, 2018, 5:01 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:There's a full set of rules here;
http://www.isihac.net/mornington_crescent.php
although some of the links don't seem to work for me.


As isihac admits on page 9, this was "Taken from ‘The Little Book of Mornington Crescent’", my hardback copy of which I currently have in front of me. Sadly out of print now but, Amazon to the rescue, still available - a snip at....

1 New from £55.71
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-Mo ... B00SLRL756

PS: the 'Look Inside...' works, if you'd like to browse...

Johnson, Dr - (1709-1784) renowened amateur player of the game, who is supposed to have declared: 'When a man is tired of Mornington Crescent, he'll change at Euston and get off at Camden Town.'

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 27th, 2018, 5:08 pm

Ah, I'd forgotten about the 'Armitage Shanks Charity Bowl'
It was the "Autoglass Trophy" of Mornington Crescent

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby Breelander » April 27th, 2018, 5:21 pm

For full rules, you are referred to the Encyclopaedia Morningtonia. Sadly, also 'out of print' now, but archived here...

https://web.archive.org/web/20030207205 ... mc_em.html

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby PinkDalek » April 27th, 2018, 5:44 pm

Breelander wrote:For full rules, you are referred to the Encyclopaedia Morningtonia. Sadly, also 'out of print' now, but archived here...

https://web.archive.org/web/20030207205 ... mc_em.html


A brief look there suggests you and others may be farkling, which is somewhat early given we are only on the second page of the Tube map.

I'll therefore North End you, in the politest possible way.

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Re: Mornington Crescent is closed

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Postby MrCPFG » July 19th, 2018, 10:23 pm

PinkDalek wrote:
MrCPFG wrote:Hang on! I was there just the other day! I even alighted there, just for the win, even though it was Camden Market I was headed! ...


That's a tad early to call Mornington Cresent. In fact so early, the image was taken a week before the OP, I believe you should be penalised for not having arranged a social whilst you were in town. Return to Go.


Good idea. Next time...

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