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by Lxa_
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: another mahjong book
Replies: 23
Views: 10001

Re: another mahjong book

Speaking of blank tiles - it is quite common to have any number up to 4 spare blank tiles being included with Chinese sets. They are not the same as Chinese style white dragons - the white dragons display a blue frame, and the spare blanks are, well, completely blank. I have a common Chinese set, wh...
by Lxa_
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: So, aparently, I'm not there yet.
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: So, aparently, I'm not there yet.

If you like yaku building, such as iitsu and sanshoku, you should definitely try playing MCR :) It also has "Mixed Straight" (123-456-789 is 3 different suits), "Mixed Shifted Chows" (like sanshoku, but shifted by 1, e.g. 234-345-456 in 3 different suits), "Pure Shifted Chows" (in 1 suit, can be shi...
by Lxa_
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: So, aparently, I'm not there yet.
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: So, aparently, I'm not there yet.

I am sure you know about Daina Chiba "Riichi Book I", but it must be mentioned every time people speak about Riichi strategy, so here it is: https://dainachiba.github.io/RiichiBooks/ Now about the efficiency trainer - it is a great app, and I have practiced with it a lot. I found that for me, the mo...
by Lxa_
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Chinese Mahjong
Topic: Rules of Mahjong explained in pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Re: Rules of Mahjong explained in pictures

To: Ozball Thank you :D The tile images are all mine :) I built them myself in Sketchup. To: Shirluban Thanks a lot for your comments! They are very helpful :D "Dealing the tiles": agree, will change it now. "Flower replacement": I wish I knew how to improve it... Maybe it would help if you could po...
by Lxa_
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Chinese Mahjong
Topic: Rules of Mahjong explained in pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Rules of Mahjong explained in pictures

I have built a website that teaches rules of Mahjong. Everything is explained in pictures. The whole website is a series of infographics. Still, all the explanations are very detailed. I am trying to be very clear and to avoid any ambiguities. The idea is that playing Mahjong is fun, so learning to ...
by Lxa_
Fri May 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: Help

In some other Mahjong variants, you can win simply by getting 4 sets/sequences + 1 pair. However, in Japanese ("Riichi") Mahjong, not only you have to get 4 sets/sequences + 1 pair, but you also have to satisfy at least one of “yaku” conditions. If you can prepare you hand for winning with 4 sets/se...
by Lxa_
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: OK - I finally jumped into MahjongSoul today...
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

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

Mahjong Time has been around since at least 2005. It is in English, with partial support for several other languages. Plays Riichi, MCR, American, Taiwanese and HKOS on ongoing basis and in scheduled tournaments. Additionally, there are tournaments in Zung Jung and Washizu. For Riichi, there is choi...
by Lxa_
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: OK - I finally jumped into MahjongSoul today...
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

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

To be fair, Mahjong Time has had English, USD payments, option for tiles with indices and no-download game for many years already. The downside is that their player population is smaller. But it has other advantages - such as implementing EMA rules, for instance.
by Lxa_
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?

I agree that trying to limit the time for calling ron would be problematic. I like the WRC rule that allows late ron as it is. In addition, there is one more reason for allowing late ron - sometimes finding your waits can be tricky even for experienced players, particularly so with closed chinitsu h...
by Lxa_
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?

The document "World Riichi Rules 2015 Clarifications and Additions" says "a win by tsumo must always trump a ron call". Does this mean that after a player declares ron, the player next in turn after the discarder is still allowed a chance to attempt drawing a tile and possibly declaring tsumo on it?...
by Lxa_
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Pung vs Chow: who wins?
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Pung vs Chow: who wins?

Yes, for an app it is obviously a bug. Note however, that in some rule sets for IRL play the precedence can depend on timing. According to WRC rules, if a call for chow is made clearly before the call for pung or kong, the chow will take precedence. Only when the calls were made simultaneously or al...
by Lxa_
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Do you ever discard when declaring a win?
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: Do you ever discard when declaring a win?

The complete description of Sichuan Bloody Rules can be found here: http://mahjongpictureguide.com/pdf/SBR-Reference.pdf And of course, the winner does not discard. In Sichuan Bloody Rules, the winner: - says "hu" - turns their standing tiles face down - takes the winning tile and places it face up ...