I got the board, guys.
Im not English enough for this game
>>26435697But I'll try anywaysUhhhh....Amersham?
>>26435694I'll start with Archway.There's only 3 successful strategies against that opening if played right. 1 sacrifices control over all of East London for at least 8 turns, and the other 2 lead to a major strategic disadvantage for the opponent in mid-game since they changed the timetable rules in 1999.
>>26435694Bagsie west croydon hard-mode. I'll play a Disabled Emo Teen with a trenchcoat and crutches.Oh and I'll try fare-dodge too.
>>26435697You don't have to be. It's a game for rules-lawyering gits, not Brits.I myself get on at Morden and with a Haversham Quickstart, immediately move to Balham.
>>26435756Ahh, but the OP never declared what ruleset we were playing with. If we're using the Blair Revision of 2003 then the timetable rules were reverted to the second edition rules.
Anyone fancy a spot of flimflamglittercasty the convokery with me on a Sudsbury maneuver? It's two hours off your final time for scoring, but only with exactly three people.
>>26435785The Haversham Quickstart was removed in the 13th edition. Sorry, bruv.
>>26435773Swapping lines at Canada Water. No bobbies yet. Got through the first lot of styles having a transport officer open the gate by holding up an out of date paper printout ticket.
>>26435813Bollocks to that, real players only play 1918 Tournament Standard
>>26435848The 1947 Revision is far superior.
>>26435855It's broken beyond relief for everyone travelling on red lines. That's why it was ammended by the Livingstone Board of Rules immediately after it came out.
>>26435838Continue the ruse until Stratford, so far i've hit 3 major lines.As I recall this means I've made a successful Conway Play as seen in the 1989 12th Annual Meeting.
Since there's no ruleset given, I'll presume that the 1888 Imperial Coronation edition is in effect. That means that Circle Line is slowed to half speed, and intersections are declared bratwurst.Aldgate East is my move, and I have a straight razor with me.
>>26435882At least it's better than the 1918TS and it's formulaic play. The first person to get to the black line wins, every time.
>>26435882Leave it to a bunch of wankers who don't even live in London to try and revise perfectly workable rules.
Anyone excited for the HS2 expansion or is it just me? yes, it is just me, i know i'm a massive faggot I start with Tottenham court road and deboard down on holburn, that should throw a spanner in your works you tryhards.
>>26435894>carrying a straight razor in Zone 1.You realize this opens you up to a strip search delay as stated in the 3rd errata of the 1888 ruleset, right?
>>26435885Jump back on myself to Canary and then West Ham. That's me now unchecked for at least a dozen turns across 4 lines. As I understand (wordings a bit dodgy) I can now skip to any of the central / city lines without requiring a connecting line? Like I could go directly to Heathrow so I can start on the west-bound?
>>26435955Honestly it's a question of whether he wants to put up with the chance of a Mugger encounter or the strip search delay. Both suck arse.
>>26435955The 4th errata removed it again, it was reinstated in the 5th errata, which led to a whopping 57 errata for that edition. That's why the 1889 edition was delayed until 1895.
>>26435965Nobody who isn't from Scotland acknowledges that shortcut. Go play with your bagpipes, you Northern straggler.
Is, er, is Victoria Cross still a legal play? I think it is, so, i'm gonna take it.
>>26436024>2013>Victoria Crossdohoho... you know not what you do.
Alright, I'm boxing Heron and South Quays, invoking Cheshire's Diamond-Studded to deter any shenaniganery.>fourquay combo
>>26436044pssst. making those kinds of mistakes is the best way for newcomers to learn.By the way, why's Blackfriars crossed out on the board? It's a perfectly legal move for westbound routes, and a cornerstone of my strategy. We're - not playing Colonial rules, are we?
>>26436044Sh-Shut up! It's not like I want to be forced into taking Acton Central or anything...
>>26436015Err. Excuse me.I'm from Newcastle and the "Toon Metro" perk explicitly states that it gives me the advantage of being polite and getting extra space on the trains. It also and I quote:"Allows recognition of poorly constructed, pronounced and spelling of all rule sets as covered by the North-South Divide expansion set errata 7a."
>>26436044Well shit, I'm going for the Irish Defence and take over Paddington towards Queen's Park
>>26436099get the fuck out you fuckin geordie
>>26436130Shut up you fucking' southern cunt. You aren't allowed to pull any of your southern fairy crap anymore since the Sheffield Agreement of 09
>>26436151No Tournament league even recognizes the Sheffield Agreement of 09
>>26436090When was the last time you played, 2008?
>>26436099Do you mean Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyneside, Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, Newcastle (Shropshire), Newcastle on Clun, Newcastle Emlyn, or Newcastle West?You gotta be precise if we're gonna decide what rules apply to your move.
>>26436160Bollocks.>Blackpool '09>Cardiff '10>The Tri-M's Manchester, Milton Keynes and Middlesborough '10, '11, '12 Respectively God you are such a bell-end. I bet you still run around thinking Nottinghill has value.
>>26436070invoking captcha no longer allows for the use of game state-impossible moves, as of the 2011 accords, so your fourquay combo is not a legal move. Return to Lewisham
>>26436179"Newcastle" covers Tyne and Wear specifically because of the whole debacle around the Gustav-Konninger rulings.
I am hoping someone here can help me. I want to play with my friends on the Moscow Subway map for the sake of familiarity but can't figure out what should replace Mornington Crescent (will it ruin strategy if the station is on a loop?)In a similar vein anyone have the link for the New York Subway variant? It had some rules I wanted to copy - didn't find it on /rs/...
>>26436252>I am hoping someone here can help me. I want to play with my friends on the Moscow Subway map for the sake of familiarity but can't figure out what should replace Mornington Crescent (will it ruin strategy if the station is on a loop?)WTF?Seriously. What the fuck anon? It's fucking people like you that make this whole thing shit. GTFO summer fag.Yes I'm mad.
>>26436252Shit, I was just about to ask about international variants.One played in, say Tokyo, Ciudad de Mexico or Santiago would make for interesting moves and encounters.
>>26436252Offical Moscow map rules replace Mornington Crescent with Aviamotornaya. Play is largely unchanged, but Polyanka is important for end-game.
>>26436252While I can't claim any in-depth knowledge of Moscow or New York's subway systems, what determines the glorious breadth of strategy and adaptability for Mornington Crescent's ruleset(s) is the fact that Mornington Crescent itself is damn near impossible to reach.I should say that if you have a similar station, make that your players' goal.
>>26436268I wasn't participating in the game, just asking since the thread was already here.
>>26436329Oh. Well sorry I overreacted.Anyway, as I understand it the station is supposedly randomly generated using the Dimitrov-system.
>>26436292First, i'm claiming Bond Street, it's underplayed and puts me in an excellent position.Second, international variants are not recognized by the official Mornington Crescent player's association or their sponsors, but if you really try, you might find some local players.
>>26436268No, you are the faggot.Using different Subways is perfectly valid, the Federation even sanctionned a match opposing an English using the London Board and a German using the Berlin Board in 1994.>>26436252Anyway I've already looked a bit into it, and the best pick imho is Ploshchad Ilyisha, slightly decentered, but still well-linked.
>>26436374Oh, you're claiming bond street? Then I'm using the '87 Wilhelm ruling to claim both kentish Town West and North Wembly.yes, that's right gentlemen, Double Station. Come at me.
>>26436389>Federation even sanctionned a match opposing an English using the London Board and a German using the Berlin Board in 1994.Wow.>2013>Ignoring the Davidson Announcement '95Stay pleb.
>>26436374Where are you coming to Bond street, again? Because it has illegal come-ins in like, almost every ruleset, erratas included.UNLESS you're carrying a stiff haddock.
>>26436406>implying the Davidson Announcement is used anywhere outside of the US.
>>26436355Yeah I didn't really think about how the tournament rule of "No talking unless participating" might apply to an image board.
>>26436403You can't double station.Back in:>>26435885I made the Conway Play.Double Stations are actually a negative until:>>26436374Completes the Masterton-Strauss maneuver. But I think he's going to have to take at least several more turns to do it because no one has pulled it off in 3 (IIRC).
>>26436493Masterton-Strauss Revised can be made in four, but also locks in you hard if it fails for any reason, and thus isn't played much.But he might be that mad.
>All these pleb tacticsJesus Christ, you knobs picked up MC after 12th ed, didn't you. Start me off at Harrow-on-the-Hill in bound to Farrington. If you guys aren't total peons, the Wimbleton Zones 1-3 Errata should be kosher (1957 of course, not that non-tourney cheesefest from '99). If that's not the case, I'll stop at Euston Square.
>>26436462>USListen. I don't want to embarrass you on an anonymous image board so i'll just say this:Carter, San-Diego, 2000.Sorry. I didn't want to do that but you forced the hand.
>>26436541Err:>>26436374>>26436200>>26435965These all pulled the Lewis-Carrol Twist.>HURR DURR FARRINGTON STRONK HURRRRNo.
What's going on in this thread? Can someone post a pdf of the core rules pls? I mean the official ones.
>>26436541Gee, here comes in the one that pretends to have played early editions with his netdecked tourney grade strategies.And that move has not been legal as of the past 5 years, Douglas errata 2c, you pansy.
>>26436552Fuck this shit.Fuck this game.Fuck this board.Fuck you.
>>26436528Who did it in 4?I know Donnovan caused a stir at the 07 regionals in Texas, but I thought 4 was pretty much mythical.Unless you are confusing the Masterton-Strauss for a Gatsby-Central-Bank?
>>26436597File too big, ask your FLGS.
>>26436616>TexasYeah, that's irrelevant, as long as they don't revoke that ridiculous Blackhorse Road exception for zone 2 roundabouts.
>>26436599>And that move has not been legal as of the past 5 years, Douglas errata 2c, you pansy.My sides are orbital.
>>26436597Which official ones? Last time I checked, they had to divide the core rules over three libraries to avoid an information singularity.
>>26436664What? They redacted that?But then how do you account for unexpected delays? God sake, 7/7 ruined this game for everyone.So, whats still legal then?Can you even Carlton-Joe anymore?
>>26436585Oh hell, this is one of THOSE MC games isn't it. You people are what's turning this game to shit.Whatever, stiff upper lip. I'm sticking with Farrington and calling the Dirgby Up-and-Over. Enjoy Zone 3, cheesers. Don't expect any sympathy from me when you're stuck at Blackhorse Road sobbing about "muh timetables."And before anyone asks, no I'm not going for the Hampstory-Cromwell Gambit. I'm not an idiot.
>>26436616Willard, New York regionals 2011. Caught everyone by surprise and no one capitalized on the weak position he had the first three turns.Say what you want about the ruleset used there, that move was determined legal in most standard rulesets.
>>26436712You can if you're willing spending a single turn not moving. Which is not viable in various cases, it may trigger a bad encounter.But we aren't playing with THOSE encounters, aren't we? Are we?
>>26436597Yeah this game has the most fractured player base out there - getting 3 people to agree which rules are official... without somebody getting a trip to an emergency room.Think of it like in boxing where there are over a dozen organizations which give the Champion of the World belts. (At least in the Heavyweight division the Klitschko brothers a doing a good job of uniting the titles)
>>26436723YOU CAN'T CALL THE DIRGBY UP AND OVER FFS. YOU KNOB-JOCKEY. The best play you have now is Farrington - Euston then taking like 900 turns to get to Liverpool Street.GG ON USING YOUR CENTRAL HUB TRUMP CARDS. I CAN PICTURE YOU NOW SAT THE PC WITH A BOTTLE OF SPRITE AND A CARAMEL BAR YOU FAG.
>>26436738So it's luck based then?I took Croydon though and that's the hot-route to the Savage Triple Play.>>26436784B-but that's not possible?
>>26436812He might be playing the Diabetes Passthrough, you know
>>26436879You can't claim it though, otherwise we all might as well use the Mobility assistance routes through old London.
>>26436863High risk, high reward. A bit luck based, but still manageable if you aren't an idiot and the opponents don't catch on until too late.And I really hope I don't trigger a bad encounter, especially since I'm taking a longer, but faster route.I take my crutches and fake leg plaster and go to Willesden Junction and towards Hampstead
>>26436812>YOU CAN'T CALL THE DIRGBY UP AND OVER FFS. YOU KNOB-JOCKEY. LIKE HELL I CAN'TIrwin Reed Advanced Codex page 368b. Read it, cumdumpster.And for my next I move onto Moorgate and invoke Kemping's Decree v.14Or have you not read Kemping's Moorgate Errata 3rd edition?>laughingchavs.gif
>>26435694I open with Wilesden Junction, Handicapped ramp.Free move gets me kensal green, handicap gets me Queen's park.
Shit, all that rules lawyering leaves me in a situation where only one move remains possible.Dollis Hill.Tar and feather me if you like, but I had no choice.
>>26436966FUCK OFF.THATS FUCKING GRADE A SHIT. YOU CAN'T DO THAT BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS IS FUCKING UNDERHANDED.IF I EVER FIND YOU IN REAL LIFE I WILL FUCKING END YOU AND MAKE SURE YOUR CORPSE RIDES THE CIRCLE LINE.
>>26435756Yeah, if you're ignoring the handicap rules added in 2001, which you aren't because we only play tournament rules on /tg/.A simple southeast delay of 15 minutes makes your "perfect" game nigh unplayable.
>>26436552Inexcusable. I don't know what kind of sorts you usually conduct with, but around here, we practice decorum. The only person you've embarrassed is yourself. Good night, and god help your soul.
>>26436996>Dollis Hill>Misses Shoreditch from all the confusion.LEWL
>>26437000You're just pissed because you're clearly trying for the False Rutherford Grand Pass. Clearly you didn't see how "effective" it was in the '86 Liverpool Regionals. I think we all know how that turned out. Except you, that is.
>>26437042Then it is settled.We duel for it, Tottenham rules?
>>26437017So what prevents me from opening with Canonbury and winning in six moves now, smartass?
>>26436966>>26437000Kindly restrict jocularity to language usable at your local pub by a drunken Irishman. As >>26436470noted, some consideration must be given to the fact that this is an image board, but please respect the spirit of the game and your fellow players
>>26437080Pic very related.Liverpool Regionals don't count.I'm sorry but pulling that shit is just not cool. And Ruins this for hardcore players like me. I get that 86 casualized alot of triple down plays but its fucking bullshit and you know it.
>>26436920Actually we can. Well, unless we're using the 2010 demographics which puts a lot more cop encounters, those checking that you aren't faking it.>>26436987Sorry, but I already made the train leave Queen park and it's now at the next station over, enjoy your turn loss.
108 from Stratford, declaring Hampstead Heath.Checkmate atheists.
>>26437097Sorry.I'll take the penalty points if necessary, but at the very least I gain Reagents and Oxford.
>>26437116>claims to be "hardcore">so much as mentions "triple down plays"Ok m8, whatever you say.
>>26437116They were "casualized" because everyone was running as many triple plays and triple play-counters and triple play-counter-coutners as possible.It was one hell of a metagame centralization, and I'm glad they're gone.
>>26437090Oh gee, I don't know, the inclusion of "thatchers construction schedule" it's never been redacted so... It's valid. Checkmate, atheists.
>>26437090Canonbury was revised so the Dozen Do-Over can't happen. It's Errata 3, about 4 pages in. Carter and Jameson walked out of the finals because of it.
>>26437139I'm not atheist, I'm agnostic.And my (literally) crutch aided Mobility Assistance gives me priority over Hampstead Heath... wait, I think I missed something.ohFUCK
>>26436541>Euston SquareYou don't get points here for pretending to be an oldfag.Euston Square is a historical anecdote and nothing more, but because it was a play in the '58 finals everyone who's read nothing more than an introduction to the game cites it as some top-tier tactic.Just because Bergham used it once doesn't mean it'll carry you through a tournament.
>>26437166Whatever M80. Everyone knows that to be hardcore you need at least two dozen triple plays, It's casuals like you with your one trick duo-quad and hex-mono that's cancer to the game. Every since the London's Burning expansion tried for the "Inner City Audience" everything has been going to pot.
>>26437131One missed turn.Dude, I've got preferred seating and disembarkation, the time I gain from those alone more than make up missed train gambits performed on the orange line. Try that shit on a blue line, and yeah, I hear you, but orange line? really?
>>26437215Heath is a deadzone for at least four more turns thanks to the presence in Belsize Park. If you two don't stop fighting over it you'll knock yourselves out of the running entirely.Advancing to Bayswater from Paddington, using a 3/1 split off Edgware Road.
>>26437232If anything, anyone tourney seasoned expects new tourney players to go for the Euston Square, triple play ad nauseam or the All parks defence
>>26437294Pref Seating isn't tourney legal because of the Virgin trains blurring luxury and comfort between the different classes.You have to work the Blue LineYou have to work Circle and CityYou can't skip Bank anymoreThese are pure fact now. Sorry.
>>26437232It's actually something you should avoid most of the time, as it cuts off other good options like an advance on Westminster too early in the game.There's no point trying to get an advantage like that early if it means that you're consistently overwhelmed in the late game when your objectives are no longer relevant.
>>26437309Well fuckIs the Hampstead Heath to Hampstead shortcut still legal? Because I'm taking it.
>>26437378Euston is a Corner Stone of the Historics-Bloc.Not taking it proves you have no concept of tradition and I'd put money on you playing Ealing Broadway for no reason other than "For the Lolz"
>MC thread>All I see is a bunch of faggots who play this game competitively.>Remember back before the tourney market made everything shit and it was just another game.Fucking assholes ruined a good game with your bullshit.
>>26437419The Historics-Bloc got disproved as a viable strategy at least twenty erratas ago. It's not even a kitchen table thing any more.
>>26437328To be fair the All parks defence has legitimate uses against people who try and get the jump on you via embankment strategies, but you're mostly right.If I see someone triple play for the fourth turn in a row it feels like the game's already over.Not that you should let your guard down. I once had a player almost perform a full reversal at Bethnal Green after they went for Euston Square early, because I assumed they wouldn't think to advance on Haggerston.
>>26437356>Can't skip bankBitches don't know about my brown line crossover at baker street.Blue line is fine, you've used missed train on the orange line, I'll have no problem with blue. You "blue" your load.and lastly anyone who's concerned about circle and city hasn't properly prepared a welsh contingency. Terrance Proust 1953 quarterfinals. Otherwise shit player, but man that revolutionizing game play.
>>26437168Triple plays required skill and effort though. I'm probably top-tier in my region, world firsts on 3 separate new-builds too meaning i've been in the game longer than 90% of everyone.If you claim casualization is a good thing all I can say is: Season 1: Long grinding out of duo and monoSeason 2: Lol Duo-HexSeason 3-7: Rise and Fall of Triple Playing (Johnson 83, Mollix 93, Tyrone "D-Sub" Kaine 03.) Season 8+: Duo-quad and Hex mono every where.
>>26436332>maximum over-rustle>images.jpg>.jpg>not .gif
>>26437499I gotta steal that for my next tourney, it seems like a real game winner.And I haven't seen anyone playing embankment in years, I almost forgot it was even a thing.
>>26437418It's still legal, but nobody uses it because you can move in on Belsize Park in half the time and it gives you the extra line in on King's Cross to boot.Just advance to Camden road if you want to pull out of being fully committed to Hampstead Heath.
>>26437463No.That was Historics-Blac.Nigel and Pardew used Historics Bloc to sweep the past three double downs from 2010 onwards. And they started Euston > L'Pool > Piccadilly every game.
>>26437567And guess what's going to happen in the upcoming 2013 second semester revision? There are rumours that Duo-quad and Hex-mono will get nerfed hard, time to rev up those duo-duos
>>26437669Rumor and Speculation.You can't expect Duo-Quad and Hex-Mono to be out of the game or taking a Nerf. As long as Quaid remains in charge of the Commission of Technicalities, Rules and Review he'll continue to spunk out expansions that are basically "Duo-Quad or Hex-Mono or go home". He already destroyed Mirranda's Concept-Core with all the bullshit related to Barons Court.
>>26437620Can't exactly take King's cross with my current setup, I'm going for the next best thing.But Camden Road looks real nice now.>>26437628I stand corrected. You'd think their opponents would catch one after the first or second.
>>26437721Wasn't being said that QUaid was not going to take part in this revision?For fucks sake, now that there's a rumour I can get behind, it now seems that it is as improbable as pulling a Heathrow Throw in a large tournament.
>>26437628Starting Euston because you have a line to Picadilly isn't the same as just rushing it and then moving for an immediate reversal.People like Nigel and Pardew are playing against opponents who actually know how to prepare a midgame. Euston is just not a thing the way people insist it is. It is part of a larger strategy (even then only sometimes, Pardew wouldn't have went for it if South Hampstead was going to be a factor like it is most games) not a strategy of its own.
>>26437724Thats the beauty of Historics. Play Euston you force Marlyborn or Kings as a Response.Take L'pool you force Moorgate or LimeTake Piccadilly and it's any of the four then you are just running the motions until a Gold-Hawk and Wapping ties the board.You either draw or win outright, there is currently no way to lose using Historics in the current meta.
>>26437798Huh.Well thats food for thought. Hampstead is worthless though??
>>26437724You don't need to take King's Cross. The threat of you taking it if they didn't commit sufficient resources to it is enough for you to have a continuous connection through to Crouch Hill.Move in on Camden, but don't be afraid to ditch it if things go belly up. Oxford Circus will work fine for what you're trying to do, and you can return after West Hampstead has stabilised.
>>26437846Hampstead's fine, just don't sit on it for too long. It doesn't scale well compared to other similar locations, and unless they're mounting something down the way of Westminster you don't have a reason to not double up at your next capture.
>>26437771Hahaha, you haven't read the Quarterly Leak have you?They dropped Samuels and Mitchell for the review. Quaid is taking the next five reviews as his "Personal Project to promote the game internationally". Theirs talk of him crowd-sourcing an IOS game too. Funny you mention Heathrow; how does this sound from pg 6 of the review? The smug twat pretty much leaked the coming meta:"With the new Touch-down times now in the mix, Heathrow and Gatwick could be seeing more use in the Hex-Mono. Expect Stanstead and City to show in Duo-Quad...though I don't want to spoil everything!"
>>26437970Double Up? But you basically concede North and North-East for 4 turns. Explain this to me I don't get it.
>that feel when you don't have a subway system in your city because it is too small.
>>26437823That's only against configurations like Lancaster or Heathrow though. Historics is great and all, but it's only a small part of the current meta because you can't reliably make plays centred on locations like Charing Cross, and being able the force Moorgate is the main reason you were playing with it in the first place.
>>26437879I was actually tring to go for West hampstead as quickly as possible and loop back to Oxford Circus if the time table on Hampstead was really off. But now that I think about it, Oxford Circus should have been top priority, it has a more viable timetable.Thank you /tg/, you're always of help.>>26437973So he is REALLY trying to make the Heathrow Throw tourney viable. What a cocky asshole, just because it's his baby strategy and favourite zone.Guess next reviews will be all quads from Heathrow, all the time.
>>26438090Moorgate is auto-forced due to Tottenham though.I concede Lancaster and Heathrow have their kicks, but it's hard to deny Historics can be lost with right now.
>>26438133Well I'm shelving the game for a while.I'll be around for the Chelmsford Drive in a few months but then I'm gone.>>26437798 I'm Pardew
>>26438032You're doubling up on your next one, not the one at Hampstead. If they move into northeast, then just make a play for Oxford Circus, and if they move into North then you rebuy at Westminster (which was inactive, the reason this all works).The idea is to force them to make a play like Kings, getting them out of a defensive pattern as you move into the midgame, and yes you want them in northeast in the midgame because that doesn't have the same pattern as southeast so they can't just undo all your hard work with a triple play.
>>26438241RiskyToo riskyI'll need sources that this works. You need to be a grade a spack to fall for it.
>>26438148If it can't be lost with, then why is it in-between Neo Historics and Traditionals on this season's standings? If one tactic was the entire meta it wouldn't even be worth tuning in.
>not playing on New York City's subwayJesus, this is MURICA. Fuck.
>>26438291We're talking about the game with Nigel and Pardew, where there was a reversal on South Hampstead at the start of the game, so forcing Kings actually cuts them off from Westminster.Obviously if you tried to just double down no matter what you'd end up looking like a total dingus as they take Waterloo out from under you.
>>26438384The New York rules puts way too much emphasis on encounters, and has let wild such strategies like the quintuple conundrum go unchecked for years, it isn't exactly respectable.
>>26438384>>26438384American leagues are only good for watching failed captures at Norwood. Until they implement proper safeguard rules their meta will be completely stagnant.Even MC on 1916 Standard is better than what they have over there now.
>>26438552disgusting. show some respect.
>>26438552Fuck you buddy.
>>26438552Too soon, you ass.
>>26438552And then there's this faggot.
>>26435694I found Waldo!
We should try making some real rules for this. It might actually be fun.
>>264385520/10 not even madwhy man? why?
>>26438855That would defeat the point of the game.
>>26438855The rules are simple and do exist.Each move must sound like it would be legitimate, as long as you can maintain some sense that there are rules going on, then your move is legal.
>>26438552You FOOL.Mornington crescent.
>>26439143...where were you at, before that?
>>26439195It doesn't matter. On the weekend, the evening lines through Wimbledon all pass through MC. That's why you never call Wimbledon Park.
>>26439195I'm just off goodge street as of the move-force from the forced move due to the 1987 North Hampshire Revision, and because of his move to wimbledon, I'm able to move in using the tri-port black line movement rules.
Alright, waited long enough: Chesham to Brixton utilizing the King's Cross gambit. Should give enough Handicaps to put me in the lead.
>>26439368>Using the Hartfordshire Longform>EverOh my god. Guys.Guys look.It's real live retard.
>>26439533It's like... he's never even looked at the 1987 delay check tables.
>>26439659I know.What has this game become?There used to be skill! There used to be thought!All these damn punks just read the so-called "top" strategies from the Indianapolis Open and assume they know what the fuck they're doing.Have you even heard of the greats like Michael Goswich? Reggie "Rocket" Rolling? Mad Irons? Fuck.The game died with the '89 Cockfosters shitfest.
>>26438552Here I was excited to see a Mornington Crescent thread on /tg/ and then we come to this.Shit like this makes me wonder why I even bother coming to this website anymore. Thanks for ruining an entire day, faggot.
>>26439659Oh, you mean that huge circlejerk that got proven to be a pile of shit by someone who did actual MATH?! You're right, I was more focused on the ruling from the 2012 Nationals, where a similar move from Upminster to Woolwhich Arsenal won the fucking game. Maybe you should spend less time talking out of your ass and more time keeping up with the errata, asshole.
>>26439953>tfw your shit strategy is easily outdone with a simple Ladbroke-Green Portland block.>tfw you're stuck at fucking CaledonianIt feels bad, don't it?
>>26439911Coincidentially, Michael Goswich was probably one of the lesser skilled Wimbledon Irregulars that dominated the Lesser Wigan scene during the height of that whole Portuguese Boxed format that was all the rage. It's a shame that place got torched right before the '94 U-Bahn qualifiers. It would've been a breath of fresh air to the metagame that relied so much on stacking Limited Manchesters until Numberwang got called.
>>26439953It's not like that move couldn't have been blocked by a simple Truro-to-St. Ives check.The 2012 nationals were a gong show anyway because of the botched ruling during the semi-finals. I still can't get over the fact that an official referee literally believed that the County Durham hadn't been banned out after the 2004 revisions.
>>26440130Well yeah. Goswich never really "got" how to Temple>Monument>King's Cross like John Hillard or Edvin Tolka (Albanian National Champ! Go Snow Leopards!) did.One of the greats, though.Limited Manchesters aren't as bad as the fucking Chalk Farm Turtle. Holy fuck. '67 Qualifiers. See if you can find some footage of it, probably on YouTube.Out of the 300 participants (Jason Bellford among them), 260 played the Turtle.Shit was awful.
>there are people on /mc/ RIGHT NOW who still lose to Northern Line gambits when they can just connect over to Yorkshirei seriously hope you guys don't do this.
Is this one of those games you guys pretend exist but just really have silly arguements about?
>>26440633>trying to play the Useless Git strategem>2013Good luck with that bluff, m8
>>26440633>implying it's not a bunch of autistic sperging jackoffs and their autism fueled underground game.
>>26440633The hell are you talking about? of course it exists!I can't believe you don't know about it, Just Google it
>>26440887Two different Useless Git strategems? That's a double blind, if I'm not mistaken. Back four loops, mates.
tg, I'm playing this this text based with a friend using the eldritch HR2 ruleset while a party of ~8 other people watch us in the steam chat, its a multiway chat. We told them stuff like...11:32 PM - O' silver blade: Moth and I have been learning this game system together11:32 PM - O' silver blade: its sorta risky+monopoly with a lot of tactical espionage11:32 PM - O' silver blade: really deep game11:32 PM - O' silver blade: pnp11:32 PM - O' silver blade: its called Mornington Crescent11:32 PM - O' silver blade: Do you wanna watch us play and try to learn it by watching us?11:33 PM - O' silver blade: I know you'd love it11:33 PM - Freelancer Josiah: Sure, I'll keep an eye on itWe're wrapping it up now, I'll pastebin the match here when we're done.
>>26440277Didn't that referee get disqualified, thus leading to him making an unofficial 2005 first semester revision that then got leaked as the official one? The one that not only called the COunty Durham as unbanned, but also let another whole bunch of shortcuts go unbanned while still banning the Paddington Loop?That was a fun week, well, until it got disproved. And then the official rulings also banned the Paddington Loop because it ended being an actual improvement.
>>26440936>Useless git>System even claims people not playing it are playing it.>Wonder why people want to see MCfags lynched.You guys are worse than pnyfags.
>>26441011Soeey should have been pinoyfags.
>>26441011HOLY FUCK TRIPLE BLINDCALL IT, FUCKER, CALL IT
>>26441088Don't count on it anon, it was merely a distraction, one allowed by the June 2013 rules revision.
>>26441204>June 2013 rules revision> Not recalling the 1986 errata for 6 months' allowance before implementationIt stands, m8.
>>26441291Then it still doesn't because the Useless Git strategem was never officially in the rules until then, and you might not like what they did, sometimes I think the devs hate every last one of us.
>>26441424Triple blinds have been in since 1997.
>>26440130>>26440130Man I haven't seen Numberwang called in years. Makes me miss my days of re-capping Westminster after my opponents had started the Dutch Defence. The game really has changed.
>>26441482Yes, but the whole hurr person commenting on the meta, and/or the game is using the useless git strategem has only been officially recognized (with languages that says, fine you wanted it, here's your damn lookit me play MC with everyone wording).Besides, it's not like anyone but people playing the insufferable twat gambit even bring up useless git.
>>26441614>insufferable twat gambitPlease don't discuss that any further in here. We've already had >>26438552 come in here and do his thing and I personally would rather not have it get taken any further.
>>26441664Hey it's valid, and he was doing the fucking cunt gambit, the original version, not the Irish-Variation .
>>26441743Gentlemen, I congratulate you a game well played. And a triple blind to boot. Rarely have I seen the like.Good night. Or morning.
>>26442004I suggest a new thread playing mortimer's version, variation III.Fancy it OP?