R15 Twist Ideas

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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by RJSRdg » 15 Sep 2015, 22:36

The Orange One wrote:To add a couple to this:

"Anti-Line" - at the meet-up of the preceding round, a challenger draws one of the eleven tube lines, Overground and DLR from a bag. No stations on this line are allowed to be used (they will not go into the draw and may not be visited). In addition, certain stations must also be eliminated (Lambeth North, Southwark and Brixton for Northern, West Ken, Ken Oly, Chiswick Park and H&I for Piccadilly, Bethnal Green for H&C and currently also Marylebone for Circle (until Edgware Road opens)) This could cause only minor-no inconvenience (e.g. W&C or DLR), quite a bit of hassle (e.g. Victoria, Central or Metropolitan) or be absolutely devastatingly deadly (Northern, District, Piccadilly or LO). This has been mentioned before (anti-Circle).
I thought TfL already did this for us....
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by A Challenge » 03 Oct 2015, 13:30

RJSRdg wrote:
The Orange One wrote:To add a couple to this:

"Anti-Line" - at the meet-up of the preceding round, a challenger draws one of the eleven tube lines, Overground and DLR from a bag. No stations on this line are allowed to be used (they will not go into the draw and may not be visited). In addition, certain stations must also be eliminated (Lambeth North, Southwark and Brixton for Northern, West Ken, Ken Oly, Chiswick Park and H&I for Piccadilly, Bethnal Green for H&C and currently also Marylebone for Circle (until Edgware Road opens)) This could cause only minor-no inconvenience (e.g. W&C or DLR), quite a bit of hassle (e.g. Victoria, Central or Metropolitan) or be absolutely devastatingly deadly (Northern, District, Piccadilly or LO). This has been mentioned before (anti-Circle).
I thought TfL already did this for us....
I like the idea but you have a point there!
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Tube Geek » 14 Apr 2016, 19:19

Limited Service;

R15 from Hainault Loop, MHE, Ken O, Battersea Park. Tell me if there's any more!
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Tube Geek » 31 May 2016, 16:06

Also Uxbridge branch? Through trains from Charing X to Morden?
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Steeevooo » 01 Jun 2016, 09:07

What's the limited service on the Uxbridge branch?

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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Tube Geek » 01 Jun 2016, 11:19

Well, not limited as such, but there's nowhere near as many trains there than to Heathrow
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Steeevooo » 01 Jun 2016, 12:41

Really? Heathrow Terminal 4 receives a train every 10 minutes. Heathrow Terminal 5 receives a train every 10 minutes. Uxbridge will generally receive a Met train every 7-10 minutes + a Picc train every 20 minutes. I'd say that Uxbridge therefore has a less-limited service that the Heathrow termini...

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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 10:14

New idea: You get 6 lots of 5 stations, then randomly get rid of 3 sets, thus leaving you with 15. However, the getting rid of sets is done only 1 or 2 minutes before it is due to begin!
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Iain » 11 Jun 2016, 10:57

If the getting rid of is random, you might as well just get three sets to start with.

Something where you have to make a quick decision having seen the contents might be interesting though
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 11:06

How about you start off with 16/17, then a few minutes before the start you randomly get rid of 1/2
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by The Orange One » 11 Jun 2016, 11:16

Choose 15 from 20 already exists.

Here's an idea: All challengers start at different randomly chosen stations on the list.

Basically, a non challenger reads the list before the challenge starts, and puts all the stations in a bag. Challengers meet at Oxford Circus. Each team draws one of the stations. The challengers start their watches simultaneously - but the envelopes remain sealed for the first hour, while the challengers make their way to the street side of the barriers of their chosen station. After exactly 1 hour (everyone is in place), envelopes open, and then proceeds like a normal R15 - except everyone has started at a different place! The hour is then deducted from the final times.
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 11:35

The Orange One wrote:Choose 15 from 20 already exists.
But this isn't choosing, this is even more randomness!
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Iain » 11 Jun 2016, 11:50

Ah I see - I like the idea of choosing, as it involves skill.
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jun 2016, 11:55

But say 10 were on the Circle line, it would be obvious which one everyone chooses. Whereas with random ones taken out, it is on the spot planning
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Re: R15 Twist Ideas

Post by Iain » 11 Jun 2016, 13:31

True, but that's not very likely

Hmm - maybe you could have say 12 but have an added requirement that you have to travel on every line
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