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Initial post: 26 Mar 2012 23:43:38 BDT
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MC Zaptone says:
Mornington Crescent is an improvisational game, featured in the BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, which satirises complicated strategy games.

The game consists of each panellist in turn announcing a landmark or street, most often a tube station on the London Underground system. The apparent aim is to be the first to announce "Mornington Crescent", a station on the Northern Line. Interspersed with the turns is humorous discussion amongst the panellists and host regarding the rules and legality of each move, as well as the strategy the panellists are using. Despite appearances, however, there are no rules to the game, and both the naming of stations and the specification of "rules" are based on stream-of-consciousness association and improvisation.
Thus the game is intentionally incomprehensible.

We will of course be replacing tube stations with band names and ultimately leading to Thunderclap Newman.

Those with a knowledge of the original can get us going and I'm sure we will all fall in quickly ;0).

I'll start with the seldom used backward Nid opening gambit:
Terence Trent-D'arby

Over to you.......

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 10:05:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Mar 2012 10:07:28 BDT
nocheese says:
The Searchers (I assume from your opening gambit that solo artisits are wild?)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 10:19:32 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Only with the 'double barrel' usage, unless they are pre-1971.

Ryan Adams
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Posted on 27 Mar 2012 10:29:23 BDT
nocheese says:
Judas Priest

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 10:38:00 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
I'm not sure biblical references are appropriate for a family game but I won't apply the 'Sigmund Fraud' rule this time.

Jesus And Mary Chain

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 10:43:44 BDT
nocheese says:
Can I refer you to Wrigley/Benedict (1987)? They make it clear that biblical references are allowed provided that gliffing has not yet occurred.

Roddy Woomble

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 10:47:15 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Quite correct, nocheese but could you exemplicate your use of the 'gliff'.

Cat Stevens

(I'm off out see ya later)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 10:51:41 BDT
nocheese says:
I would have thought it was obvious.

Derek and the Dominoes

We need more players, otherwise we'll be in strench.

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 10:53:24 BDT
Daddy Coull says:
wtf is this all about?

I know there are no supposed rules but what are the rules?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 11:19:13 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
See rule 3221/f, It firmly states that there are no rules.

Please name a musical entity and we will postulate some rules accordingly

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 11:31:52 BDT
Daddy Coull says:
Ok

Grand Funk Railroad

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 11:35:47 BDT
nocheese says:
Ooh, nice move, DC. Sure you haven't played before?

You've backed us into a bit of a corner here...... let's see.....oh, I know:

Blur

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 12:00:47 BDT
BOF © says:
Mmnnnnn Blur

I'll go with the double huff and play 'Principal Edwards Magic Theatre' (get out of that one without moving!)

best bones
B.O.F.

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 12:14:01 BDT
nocheese says:
You've taken a huge gamble playing your double huff this early, BOF. On your own head be it. It's tricky, but I think I can avoid going plin:

Kraftwerk

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 12:21:29 BDT
Daddy Coull says:
I'll see your Kraftwerk (sound more Scouse then Geeeeerman) and raise you

Grandaddy

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 12:34:18 BDT
nocheese says:
Thund......oh, no, wait a minute, I thought I had you there, but I've just seen what you've done. Vey clever, DC.

It has to be Mississippi John Hurt, in that case.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 13:13:44 BDT
Daddy Coull says:
Final roll of the dice

The Barron Knights

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 13:19:42 BDT
nocheese says:
Bit of a blind alley, there, DC.

Goldfrapp (McElhose rules)

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 13:35:43 BDT
BOF © says:
Under 'Tudor Court Rules' I treble my double huff with 'Gryphon' no gumbling allowed!

best bones
B.O.F.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 14:12:36 BDT
nocheese says:
Are you sure, BOF? I haven't read Tudor Court Rules for years, but I always understood that by trebling your double huff you would sacrifice your right to make any stipulation regarding gumbling. Unless of course you've deployed the Krasner Manoeuver.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 14:16:32 BDT
BOF © says:
Sorry my move is fully allowed under 'Ancient ceramic league ruling' as played by J.Wedgewood himself. ;-)

best bones
B.O.F.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 14:27:49 BDT
Daddy Coull says:
That's just not cricket but might be permitted under the Duckworth Lewis method.

Racey

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 15:05:04 BDT
nocheese says:
Nice to see you back in the game, DC; I thought you'd be stuck in that Barron Knights cul de sac forever. Well played.

Am I allowed to move directly from Racey to Three Dog Night, or must I deploy Ken Dodd?

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 15:31:12 BDT
RAB says:
Three Dog Night should be fine nocheese, and from there I'll go Three Doors Down.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 15:49:44 BDT
nocheese says:
Hmm.... that might fall foul of the Logic Ambuscade, RAB, but since it's your Maiden Foray, I'm prepared to allow it, providing none of the other players has any objection?
No?
OK, on we go with Spiritualized.
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