For some reason, reading the current Magic thread (with only a very, very vague knowledge of the game) put me in mind of Mornington Crescent :). As we haven’t had a game for a while, and the Olympics is only a week away, I thought, why not?
Since it is an Olympic year and a leap year, obviously all Circle Line stations are wild, and any travel on the Picadilly Line between Heathrow [any] and Earl’s Court gains double points (but may of course take a lot longer than usual and be subject to overcrowding). Any tokens purchased are non-refundable - NO exceptions. Since the Olympics were last held in London in 1948, I propose we stick to the ruleset extant at that time - namely, Brunswuthers’ 6th Edition (including post-war updates) of 1946. Please note however that this of course does not prevent the play of stations built subsequent to that year (according to standard caveat number 3 in said rules - they were designed with the future in mind). Stations demolished or disused since that year will be subject to the usual sub-rules.
In addition, in celebration of the Queen’s diamond jubilee, all stations on the Jubilee line must be played while standing to attention and singing (as best you can) the British National Anthem. First verse only will be fine, thanks - we don’t want the game dragging on too long.
For those new to MC on this board, the convention is to play your stations in bold - it is understood that stations typed without bolding are just being mentioned in passing and do not form part of the actual play.
So, I think that’s all clear - let battle commence with what I think is a fairly safe opener, viz: Oxford Circus. Oysters at the ready, please mind the doors!