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by or2az
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 253
Views: 98535

Re: severely in need of an english translation!

Wow! Over a year has gone by without needing a translation.
This has been showing up on my tablet the last few days.
Has to do with an app. (17 days?, 4 times?, monthly meeting?)
Thanks for any help.

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by or2az
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: This is a bit too big for my bathtub
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: This is a bit too big for my bathtub

Interesting.
But how do you stop the wall from falling over providing you even get it built in the first place?
One Rinshan Kaihou, SLAM!, and there goes the game.
by or2az
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: I just couldn't resist!
Replies: 49
Views: 14864

Re: I just couldn't resist!

How are the instructions? The booklet is 24 pages and seems well written and illustrated and Is dated 1923 The author is Hugo Manovill (1878-1965), who, from what i have read, was the in-house mahjong expert for Piroxloid Products, a company based in New York, that imported mahjong sets to the USA ...
by or2az
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: I just couldn't resist!
Replies: 49
Views: 14864

Re: I just couldn't resist!

Stopped into a thrift store on my way to Arizona and picked up this 1923 Chinese mahjong set in a cardboard box with all wooden pieces. The racks (5) are also wood and the scoring sticks are plastic, I think, flexible, and in 4 colors. Red, blue, green, and yellow. The cracks are all red, dots blue,...
by or2az
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Saki-咲 Live Action!!
Replies: 18
Views: 12095

Re: Saki-咲 Live Action!!

UPDATE: which most of you probably know already. After trying for quite a while, unsuccessfully, to find the SAKI 2017 movie online, and then only finding it in Japanese or Indonesian subtitles, neither of which did me any good, I was finally able to watch it with English subtitles. It's 1 hour and ...
by or2az
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: reachmahjong.com
Topic: Newbie introduction
Replies: 123
Views: 191605

Re: Newbie introduction

But, I would like large pieces for my hands, and older eyes. They don't have to be these competition pieces I mentioned above, but I'd like a decent set, color, quality. I don't want to "upgrade" to better stuff. What do you like to use and play with? Here is a picture of the set I play w...
by or2az
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Mahjong rules - sites for learning
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Re: Mahjong rules - sites for learning

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I believe this is what you were looking for.
It's still on YouTube in one video instead of 4 parts.
A good watch.
by or2az
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Five Year Summary
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Five Year Summary

Thanks guys, The ladies got inspired and decided to have their own mahjong party with the entire group. Fun day for all. It was a good feeling, sitting there, outdoors, playing riichi, observing and listening to what I created, occasionally finding it hard to believe. You guys were there too, in spi...
by or2az
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Five Year Summary
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Five Year Summary

Well, another year has just flown by. Aug 20, 2018 Five years of Japanese Mahjong and being on the forum. FullSizeRender.jpg As it stands now, I have 3 groups of ladies playing riichi mahjong in 3 different cities from the or egon coast 2 the a ri z ona desert. (The man went back to England) phppOZH...
by or2az
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: another gameplay question
Replies: 111
Views: 40895

Re: another gameplay question

I was asked this one the other day after the game. 8-crak 8-crak 8-crak 3-dot 5-dot 6-dot 7-dot 8-dot 5-bam 5-bam 5-bam 7-bam 7-bam After a turn of not calling riichi, an opponent discards 7-bam. She asked if she should have called riichi, waiting for the 4-dot , or now, having the opportunity, pon ...
by or2az
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: another gameplay question
Replies: 111
Views: 40895

Re: another gameplay question

It does seem that hindsight does make the Honitsu decision look better, but let's go back to when I actually had to make the choice. The discard after the pon of :north . Honitsu decision: discard the first 7-dot 1-crak 2-crak 5-crak 5-crak 8-crak 8-crak 7-dot SSSNNN Toi-Toi decision: discard the 1-...
by or2az
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: another gameplay question
Replies: 111
Views: 40895

Re: another gameplay question

phpvuVAajAM.jpg A year and a half later, another gameplay question, wow, time flies. Toi-Toi vs Honitsu. Does it make a difference at this point in the game? I decided toi-toi when I ponged the :north and discarded the 1-crak . Then drew the 6-crak and tossed the 2-crak . Then drew another 2-crak a...
by or2az
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Illegal riichi situation
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Illegal riichi situation

During our latest mahjong game, one of the ladies in my group called riichi and placed her stick down. A few turns later, she realized she was in error and was not in riichi. Since we didnt want to be mean, we allowed her to continue playing as a "dead" hand, discarding each tile she drew ...
by or2az
Thu May 31, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Kong during riichi
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Kong during riichi

I suspected as much, after numerous attempts. I guess it's safe to assume that if a player calls an illegal kan during riichi, it's probably due to a lack of full comprehension of the rules, perhaps thinking they might score big with the kan dora/ura dora, and then later finding out it is not a vali...
by or2az
Wed May 30, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Kong during riichi
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Kong during riichi

I need an example of a hand, in riichi, where if you kan, the wait will change, but for the better. Naturally, this would be an illegal move and result in penalty. In the hand 4-crak 4-crak 4-crak 6-dot 6-dot 6-dot 7-dot 7-dot 8-dot 9-dot :south :south :south, the waits are 5-dot 7-dot 8-dot . If yo...

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