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HELLO, good evening and welcome to issue 22 of Octopus's Garden, the subzeen with its very own press war (of sorts). An html version of this subzeen is available on the Web at http://www.manorcon.demon.co.uk/octopus/index.html. It's also sent to the TAP mailing list, which you can join automatically by sending the message 'subscribe tap' to majordomo@igo.org. The message 'unsubscribe tap' sent to the same address will get you off the mailing list.

Round 3 (RR 1549 FR)


Railway Rivals (France)

Little Froggy FooFoo ChooChoo (LFFfCc) [orange] (Pitt Crandlemire, MA)
3a) (E67) - E68 - Nancy [+3] ; 3b) (Orleans) - Z11 ; 3c) (Z11) - Z9 - Rennes [+6].
French Rail Emperors And Kings (FREAK) [purple] (W. Andrew York, TX)
3a) (Z26) - Nancy [+3] ; 3b) (Z27) - E31 - Mulhouse ; (Z31) - Y32 ; 3c) (Reims) - I64 - J63 - K64.
Conrad's Absurd Names Create Acronymic Nausea (CAN CAN) [green] (Conrad von Metzke, CA)
3a) (F63) - H64 [-1 orange] ; (D55) - D53 ; 3b) (D53) - E53 - E51 - D50 - D49 - C49 ; 3c) (C49) - A50 - Y9 [-1 orange].
The Blue Nosed Special (TBNS) [blue] (John Colledge, Scotland)
3a) (L13) - K14 - J13 - I14 - I15 ; 3b) (I15) - Toulouse [+6] - F16 - F19 ; 3c) (F19) - F22 - Montpelier [+6].
Railways Asserting Very Egalitarian Lines (RAVEL) [yellow] (Berry Renken, Netherlands)
3a) (Lyon) - Q28 - P28 - Grenoble [+6] ; 3b) (Q28) - S29 ; (L26) - J25 ; 3c) (J25) - I26 - G25 - G24.

Round 2 correction : FREAK's route into Lyon was actually (T26) - S27 - Lyon, not as previously advertised. Andrew - you can only go via J63 to K64 by turning at I64, so that's what I've interpreted. Pitt and Andrew split the town bonus for Nancy, leaving me wondering if the local gang of 'toughs' there are known as the Nancy boys... Rolls for Round Four : 6, 6, 5. Orders for Round Four by 23:59:59 Greenwich Mean Time on FRIDAY, 13th MARCH, 1998, to Peter Sullivan. E-mail : octopus@manorcon.demon.co.uk PGP key available for the paranoid. We also have some PRESS :

TBNS : "Excessive spam". I thought spam was almost a thing of the past. I am sure there was an item in the Scottish News on TV recently which suggested that because sales had fallen so badly over the past few years they were closing facories all over the world?

GM : Hmmm. I refer you (depending on mood) to either http://www.pythonline.com/spamclub/index.htm or http://www.arachnoid.com/lutusp/antispam.html. Or HIBT? (Have I been trolled?)

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