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by or2az
Sun May 03, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mahjong vs the Virus
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Mahjong vs the Virus

Understood. We are aware of that. In this area, there have been only 5 positives and not one had to be hospitalized. Based on cases per capita, we feel relatively safe, especially in the indoor/outdoor area where we play. Very different than what's happening in New York. Thanks for your concern. We ...
by or2az
Fri May 01, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mahjong vs the Virus
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Mahjong vs the Virus

And the show must go on............
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RIICHI FOR THE SKY, PARTNER!
by or2az
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mahjong vs the Virus
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Mahjong vs the Virus

Getting prepared to start playing again.
One of the ladies in my group loves to sew.
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I get the one with the black strap.
by or2az
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mahjong vs the Virus
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Mahjong vs the Virus

On the other hand,
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............and the saga continues
by or2az
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mahjong vs the Virus
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Mahjong vs the Virus

I was able to keep playing live until March 21st, in Arizona, when the community center was closed.
Meanwhile, from across the ocean,
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by or2az
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Mahjong at the movies?
Replies: 151
Views: 85438

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Spenser: For Hire
TV series (season 2 episode 18)
Robert Urich, 1987
Filming location: Chinatown, Boston, Massachusetts
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Mako- Japanese American actor
AKIRO the wizard in the CONAN movies
by or2az
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: What rules do you use? 3.0 (2020 edition)
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: What rules do you use? 3.0 (2020 edition)

One more question on Agari Yame regarding this piece in Barts Guide, to satisfy my understanding. "Under the optional Agari Yame rule, if the dealer (east) wins the final hand of the match and they are leading on points they can choose whether to play a continuance as usual (and risk losing) or fini...
by or2az
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: How to deal when there are 2 winners
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: How to deal when there are 2 winners

there is no other point in the game where the dealer is allowed to pass on their dealership if they are in first place and win a hand........... so why should South 4 be any different ? I believe South 4 is different because it is the hand that satisfies the requirements for a complete japanese mah...
by or2az
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: How to deal when there are 2 winners
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: How to deal when there are 2 winners

So my understanding is that the thinking is, it's not fair to the other players to be able to end the game early, just because the last dealer is in front. But is it fair to extend the game just because the last dealer is fortunate enough to win the last hand. That's like penalizing him for winning...
by or2az
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: How to deal when there are 2 winners
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: How to deal when there are 2 winners

On browsing the link above regarding riichi rules, provided by Shirluban, I was surprised to see so many X's for Agari Yame. (and for bankruptcy too) I employ both rules in all four of my mahjong groups and the ladies really love it and find it very exciting when it occurs. We had one occasion where...
by or2az
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?

Understood. I still don't like the "until the next player discards" part. I would prefer; A late ron is allowed, even after the next player has drawn a tile, if that player has not allowed common sense ample time for the ron to be called. (3-4 seconds, 5 at the most) I've seen video game apps that a...
by or2az
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?

A late ron is allowed, even after the next player has drawn. Calls for ron can be made until the next player discards or declares a win by self-draw, riichi, concealed kan or promoted kan. Are you saying that a late ron is allowed even if the player calling ron had more than enough time to do so (a...
by or2az
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: another gameplay question
Replies: 127
Views: 49673

Re: another gameplay question

Very interesting. I suppose this NO YAKU-PASSING UP A WAIT-TEMPORARY FURITEN situation is not a common occurrence but now that my groups are starting to go for tenpai late in a hand when a draw seems imminent, it could happen. Explaining that you are not actually passing up a wait for a WIN that put...
by or2az
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: another gameplay question
Replies: 127
Views: 49673

Re: another gameplay question

After reading your replies again, and more research, I need a bit more clarification regarding " FURITEN with no-yaku waits, before I attempt to explain this part of it. 1) 1-dot 2-dot 3-dot 4-crak 5-crak 6-crak 6-bam 7-bam 8-bam red-dra red-dra 5-dot 5-dot If my opposite player discards a 5-dot , w...
by or2az
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: another gameplay question
Replies: 127
Views: 49673

Re: another gameplay question

Understood. Furiten vs temporary furiten.
I assume this is also meant to prevent one from targeting a certain player in riichi and making you wait a turn for targeting a certain player when not in riichi.
Now comes the fun part of explaining it to the ladies.
Thanks guys.