Virtual Pub

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If anyone should want to come to my virtual pub on Friday, 9pm GMT, details are below. Bring your own drinks!

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    what's the difference between A, B and C? Where do the retiring geeks congregate? :)

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    I might give this a go...
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    No real difference - it's just that if there are more than say 6 or so people, we'll be spread out over different virtual tables, otherwise it will get unwieldy. You should be able to see who's there when you click on a link before you join. I think it's a case of table A, then work down the alphabet. Should be fun! Or chaos. Or empty.

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    Apologies for absence but with the government's announcement today I am currently sorting out issues with, and the next few weeks of, the actual pub. Please raise a virtual glass for me when it's open :)

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    edited March 21
    Thanks - that was fun, and I got to talk about Mythic Babylon a bit and High Strung, too. No idea who they all were, but have probably seen them all online by other names.
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    Damn! I missed this! :O

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    Next week, same time?
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    Hopefully I will make it!

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    @clash_bowley said:
    Hopefully I will make it!

    5pm EST

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    > @Apocryphal said:
    > (Quote)
    > 5pm EST

    Important clarification. ;)
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    Today I cobbled together a website.

    https://mitchesterarms.com/
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    @dr_mitch said:
    Today I cobbled together a website.

    https://mitchesterarms.com/

    In pub cricket, that would be a dropped catch :) or am I the only one who knows of that arcane game?

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    Isn't having a pub cricket against the health laws?

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    @clash_bowley said:
    Isn't having a pub cricket against the health laws?

    only if it's cruel and unusual confinement...

    But for those who haven't come across it, the rules for this two-player game are:

    1) Any pub name with legs implied counts that many runs... The Swan would be 2, The Dun Cow would be 4, The Coach and Horses might be 16 (unless you argue convincingly for only two horses pulling)

    2) Any pub name with no legs counts as out... The Mitre, The Crown etc

    3) Any pub name with "Arms" counts as a dropped catch so no runs but not out... The Kings Arms, The Mitchester Arms etc

    You can either take turns scoring until you're out, or on a long journey you can play like regular cricket and play until you have had ten wickets against you.

    It has to be said that the game worked much better in the days when main roads went through towns and villages, so you got to go past a lot of pubs, and it kind of fails in these days of motorways when you don't often see any buildings of real interest, let alone pubs...

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    Ah! A travel game! Horrible for a superhighway, great for a two lane blacktop! Sounds like fun!

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    Well, now we're closed we can't sell it in the pub, and it won't last forever, so pints of Grasmere Brewery ale are free to all card-carrying members of TTRPBC... collection only...
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    Beer comes in PINTS here!

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    Big folk as well as little...

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    I'm shocked and stunned I had never heard of this game. I know dart cricket, but that's completely different. Maybe I'll work it into a Liminal supplement. Thank-you Richard.

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    I have a growler (demijohn) but no way to get to you!
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    Reminder to @clash_bowley and @RichardAbbott and anyone else interested (@Michael_S_Miller ?) that this is on again today. 9pm GMT or 5pm EST.

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    Thanks for the invite. Working from home has been draining, with so many phone calls. Maybe next week.

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    It was great this time. We had both @Apocryphal and @clash_bowley.

    It could be a useful book club recruiting ground if you don't mind the club being flooded with mainly middle-aged British men.
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    edited March 28

    I am afraid I was worse than useless. My wife had the TV on, and you were all hearing it - Apocryphal alerted me to it, but I didn't look at my email 'til later. Eventually she muted it, but a little late. I think I will have to switch mics for it. I was using my singing mic, and I think that has too broad a pickup.

    Also the topic seemed to be fantasy, which I am no good with, so I mostly listened.

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    @clash_bowley You came in after most people left, but there were about 20 people spread between 3 rooms about an hour into the affair. I floated a bunch of books past those in my room and think I've got the June pick down.

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    > @Apocryphal said:
    > Reminder to @clash_bowley and @RichardAbbott and anyone else interested (@Michael_S_Miller ?) that this is on again today. 9pm GMT or 5pm EST.

    Ahhh, sorry all, I have kind of lost track of days with all this self-isolating and none of the regular work patterns. Thanks for the reminder but didn't spot it until too late. I'll try again next week if it's on again
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    By the way, in the UK the clocks go forward tonight. So that means for my friends across the Atlantic where the clocks have already gone forward, there's a different time difference.

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    9 PM GMT will then be 4PM EST - 5 hours being the usual difference.

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