I’ve just sent the first test sets of cards for London Base and London Extension decks off to be printed by MPC. Should expect delivery in 2-3 weeks and then can have a chance to check whether the game play works well or not.
Huge thanks to Alice and Janet for checking the station cards had the correct lines on, as I had inevitably made a couple of mistakes.
One issue that arose was which connection stations should be included, as I had included connections like Bank/Monument where you can go from one station to the other without touching out. I was working from the Crossrail 2019 map, which has some other connections like Bow Road/Bow Church highlighted as a connection (even thought the stations are about 300m apart) and I had also included these examples in the deck. Janet queried Edgware Road which is also two separate stations but isn’t marked as a connection on the map. This led me into the world of the Out of Station Interchanges (OSI), which essentially means you can touch out of one station and into a nearby station and still count your travel as one overall journey. So Edgware Road (Bakerloo) to Edgware Road (Circle, District, Hammersmith & City) is an OSI, as are other connections like Hanger Lane/Park Royal which also aren’t marked on the map. So I updated my list of stations to include all OSIs.