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by Ozball
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mahjong vs the Virus
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: Mahjong vs the Virus

Those are adorable or2az! And yeah, seen a few cases of people being punished in China for playing Mahjong during the virus :(
by Ozball
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: OK - I finally jumped into MahjongSoul today...
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: OK - I finally jumped into MahjongSoul today...

Mahjong Soul is a decent platform to play on, though as mention the player base is smaller than Tenhou. But on the upside, it is fully in English. Worth noting that the general impression of the lower levels of MahjongSoul (Bronze Room specifically) is that there is a LOT of calling, which is not us...
by Ozball
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: What rules do you use? 3.0 (2020 edition)
Replies: 3
Views: 488

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

My question: If agari yame is off and the hand keeps going, does it only continue with dealer wins, or with dealer tenpai as well? If agari yame is on, can the leading dealer choose to end the match with a tenpai draw, or only with a win.? ( in other words, Is tenpai yame included in agari yame?) M...
by Ozball
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: What rules do you use? 3.0 (2020 edition)
Replies: 3
Views: 488

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

Most of my in-person play has been at the Melbourne Mahjong Meetup (till COVID-19 prevented things for the foreseeable future), where we usually play standard Tenhou Rules, or WRC Rules in the lead up to tournaments. However, personally, if I can to pick my own ruleset I'd be going with: (Note this ...
by Ozball
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: How to deal when there are 2 winners
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: How to deal when there are 2 winners

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 saying "the game will only end when you lose a hand." (and he could end up losing the match) I don't see agari yame as ending the game EARLY. I see agar...
by Ozball
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: How to deal when there are 2 winners
Replies: 8
Views: 773

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 wher...
by Ozball
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?

Honestly, I do agree with you on the timing. It's something I've had to struggle with recently at the Melbourne Mahjong Meetup. Not so much the case of rons etc, but players not being aware of all their tiles etc. It falls a bit under the umbrella of being able to play fast. I am generally of the op...
by Ozball
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 453

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 Ozball
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?

Short Answer: No, the next player does not get a chance to draw after a Ron call. Long Answer: I believe the clarification is an attempt to deal with special cases that could arise out of the following "rule": Fair play should be observed to allow some leeway. Especially if the next player was notab...
by Ozball
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Pung vs Chow: who wins?
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Pung vs Chow: who wins?

I love how after "Don't thank me for playing your game, fix this bug" the first line of their reply was "Thanks for playing our game!" :lol: But yeah as was mentioned, while there are rulesets where the call order trumps call type, it's not something that makes sense for a game (what with latency in...
by Ozball
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happiness in a New Year
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Happiness in a New Year

Happy New Year all! That's an awesome shirt or2az! :mrgreen:
by Ozball
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: WWYD
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: WWYD

Extremely late to this party, apologies. I think I'm with Barticle on this one, and I'd throw the 2m (probably from within my hand). The chance of Iipeikou is slim, and even then we will almost certainly lose pinfu for it. So we're likely only going to get 2 han, so might as well go for the easier t...
by Ozball
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: JPML video guide series in English (with Garthe and Jenn)
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: JPML video guide series in English (with Garthe and Jenn)

Looks like a couple more have been uploaded over the last couple weeks:

#4 Speed vs. Points
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcUZtKkNGXY
#5 Choosing a Wait
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ9o6vRrc6g

Might be worth collecting all the links up in the first post for easy discovery?
by Ozball
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: It's the first time I manage something like this.
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Re: It's the first time I manage something like this.

That looks like the scoreboard for gamedesign.jp's mahjong? https://www.gamedesign.jp/flash/mahjong/mahjong_e.html

But yeah, nice streak! :mrgreen:
by Ozball
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: JPML video guide series in English (with Garthe and Jenn)
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: JPML video guide series in English (with Garthe and Jenn)

Oooh thanks for the heads up! I saw the Tanyao one, but missed that another one had gone up!