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by or2az
Thu May 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 262
Views: 108637

Re: severely in need of an english translation!

A couple of little items here,
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Also, what is that little box above the 5-bam and the 8-dot telling me?
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Thanks guys.
by or2az
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Discard reading
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Discard reading

Wow! So he has a 4-dot 5-dot in his hand and is ready and waiting.
Those must be really good other players. I would love to be able to deduce that after those 5 discards.
And he didn't even call riichi when he tossed the :west .
I'm impressed.
by or2az
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: oh boy!
Replies: 31
Views: 16664

Re: oh boy!

No, they play a regular hanchan, with the seats rotating when the dealer wins or is tenpai. Since they dont keep score (yet), I haven't introduced the honba and I have them calling Kong's whenever they can (except if that 4th tile can be used in a chow) so that they see the dead wall is used for mor...
by or2az
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: oh boy!
Replies: 31
Views: 16664

Re: oh boy!

Returned to the Phoenix area this month and was happy to see that the group I taught has carried on without me. In fact, Japanese Mahjong is now a regularly scheduled weekly activity at the community center. They still play American but enjoy the strategy of Riichi more and are always trying to expa...
by or2az
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: New legislation bans new mahjong video-games in China
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: New legislation bans new mahjong video-games in China

What's next?
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by or2az
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Nihon Pro Mahjong challenge question and translation
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Nihon Pro Mahjong challenge question and translation

Deleted post: nothing important.
by or2az
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Mahjong Wait Quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Mahjong Wait Quiz

Hi Ozball; Good to see you back, where you been for 4-1/2 years? I've made a lot of progress since then, which naturally, you had a hand in helping me along. Took a look at your wait quiz, reminded me of an app called speed chinitsu, which I posted about a few months after you left, back in 2014. In...
by or2az
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: another gameplay question
Replies: 120
Views: 45643

Re: another gameplay question

Well, she did follow your advice, somewhat, and discarded the 9-bam . Drew another 5-dot and tossed the other 9-bam . Then someone discarded a 2-bam . She got impatient and took it, tossing her 3-dot , trying for tenpai. That left her with, 2-dot 2-dot 4-dot 5-dot 5-dot 1-bam 1-bam :north :north :no...
by or2az
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: another gameplay question
Replies: 120
Views: 45643

Re: another gameplay question

Screenshot_20190308-084336.jpg I was presented with this from one of my group for my opinion on what to go for and what to discard. Would like yours also. It is East 3 of East round only, she is ahead by 1700 pts, and will deal on next hand (maybe). Her thoughts: aim for riichi or go for toi-toi (o...
by or2az
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Why I can't Yaku
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Why I can't Yaku

A little late here, but this is a sheet I give to all the ladies that I teach the game to when they actually start playing, after learning the terminology. It helps them learn when it is valid for them to open their hand, which seems to be a problem for most beginners. They often refer to it during ...
by or2az
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 262
Views: 108637

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: 1171

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: 17265

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: 17265

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: 12862

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 ...