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poetix

we murder to dissect
It may be best to start with a simple two-hander. I begin at Morden. You begin at Hatton Cross. I make my first play, a straightforward transversal warp, bringing me to Canning Town. Your move?
 

luka

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It may be best to start with a simple two-hander. I begin at Morden. You begin at Hatton Cross. I make my first play, a straightforward transversal warp, bringing me to Canning Town. Your move?
well you've forced my hand, i can only get the rail replacement bus service to burnt oak
 

poetix

we murder to dissect
Oh, an important pitfall that newcomers to the game often fall into. "M**rgate" must never be referred to directly by name. Instead it is called "The Scottish Station". It is permitted to land there provided the player is carrying out one of the three so-called "Highland Manouevres", but in all other circumstances a direct land on the Scottish Station will result in immediate banishment to High Barnet. Some rulesets introduce additional penalties for even passing through the Scottish Station, but these may be averted by reciting "Hoots, Mon, There's a Moose Loose Aboot this Hoose" three times before committing to the move.
 

luka

Well-known member
I proceed nonchalantly to Euston Square
Burnt Oak takes advantage of a tangling of leylines which connects its ancient druidical site (the burnt oak, the place of sacrifice) to Ruislip, a superimposition of two places at the same co-ordinate points
 

poetix

we murder to dissect
You've played this before. If I'm to prevail, I need to get out of central fast. Archway it is then.
 

luka

Well-known member
i can only plausibly counter by heading direct to the heart of freemasonry in this country, the site of the first lodge, St Pauls and can only hope to head off the forces of darkness and secrecy you have invoked in a direct confrontation
 

luka

Well-known member
by making haste to Aldgate i can draw down the portcullis of that entryway and bar the city itself, at least, not accounting for
the scottish station
 

luka

Well-known member
elephant and castle being the literal rejoinder i will instead make a hop skip jump to the wide open spaces of Colindale, where there is but fields for as far as the eye can see. apple orchards and winding lanes
and there, a rosy cheeked boy, running an errand for his mother
 

poetix

we murder to dissect
Between them, the sweeping concrete futurism of Barbican and the bucolic innocence of Colindale betoken the dawning of a new day, the arch of the rainbow extended between the two supposed contraries. The moment is ripe for a conclusive gesture: Mornington Crescent.
 
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