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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Krabman » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:54 pm

Hey!

I'm Marek from Poland. I'm 26 years old. I have played Riichi for 2 years. My first encounter with the real Mahjong was in Yakuza 2 - hey, Bart! ;) At the time I didn't even know what a Yaku was. After I'd learned the basics I decided to buy my own tile set. I got 3 friends to play with me. And so it went..

I've played Mahjong seriously (meaning: to improve my skills) for a year now. I play Tenhou. I'm currently @ 2nd Dan, so still just a beginner. My nickname is Krabman.

We have our own FB Mahjong Group and a small, unofficial club. We're trying to promote Riichi locally and teach some people to play.

I also run the first ever Polish Mahjong blog where I write different Mahjong articles and analyze my Tenhou games. Feel invited to check it out. It's in Polish only but I'm sure I'll post in English someday too.

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Aside from Mahjong I love video games, music (mostly metal), languages and cats.

This is a great forum! I'm sure we're gonna have some fun here :)

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Ignatius » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:52 am

Welcome Marek/Krabman!
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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Barticle » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:43 am

Hi Marek. Great to meet another player who got into mahjong via Yakuza 2. 8) I'm saddened that Sega have shown no interest in making English versions of the last couple of games in the series; this will translate (no pun intended) into fewer people outside Japan being introduced to mahjong.

Nice to hear about your local club, your blog and your fondness for cats! I look forward to chatting with you on the forums.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Krabman » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:53 pm

Yeah, no new Yakuza for gajins :/ I hope they'll change their minds at some point...

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Barticle » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:57 pm

I hope so too. They really missed a trick with Ishin - it would sell especially well with so few big titles released for the PS4 and several others getting delayed.

I skipped 5 but imported Ishin and it's fantastic. :) There's an excellent English guide available here and running the main Japanese wiki through a browser's auto-translate helps a lot too; also I've published free guides for the mahjong (obviously) and the card/dice gambling minigames.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Krabman » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:41 pm

Man, don't tempt me :D You're right about Ishin.

Oh, the power of the internet! Everything's out there, we just have to look for it. Big props to people who created that guide (and you too)!

I still haven't finished Yakuza 4....

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Ozball » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:29 pm

Welcome Krabman!
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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Trystero » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:25 am

Hello! I've been stalking the WWYD section for long enough, figured I should finally bite the bullet and join the forums.

The name's Robert. I'm 23 and I'm a recently graduated student working in California. I've only been playing mahjong for about a year—I was drawn in by Akagi, which inspired me to immediately purchase a set of tiles with no prior experience or knowledge of the game. That motivated me to learn the rules fast, and ever since then I've been teaching my friends and family how to play, though no matter how many I teach it seems impossible to get three of them in the same room at one time.

I'm planning to start playing online a whole lot more. While a physical game is great, I simply don't get to play that often, and I'd like to improve my skills.

Location: Riverside, CA
Occupation: Architecture
Interests: Books, games of all sorts, comics, anime, etc.
Affiliations (club, mahjong-related online forum, league, ...): None
Username on popular online MJ games: None (yet)
Play MJ since (year): 2013
Rules used: Riichi,
Championships: None
Languages (spoken / written): None
Real name: Robert
Quest: to obtain the Flow
Favorite colour: Green
Gender: M
Alignment: Lawful Neutral. If it's good enough for Picard it's good enough for me!
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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Ignatius » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:09 pm

Welcome!
Life is as beautiful as you want it to be, but it´s only one. That´s why you must not get tired of it. Don´t care if you don´t say something that seems "important" because your mere existence is important for someone.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Barticle » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:02 pm

Hi Robert, good to have you aboard.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby ijontichy » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:57 pm

Hello, I just started playing riichi mahjong recently. I really enjoy the mix of chaos and strategy. I play Mahjong Demon on my iPad. The AI is OK for a beginner like me.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Ignatius » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:19 pm

Welcome, the more, the merrier!
Life is as beautiful as you want it to be, but it´s only one. That´s why you must not get tired of it. Don´t care if you don´t say something that seems "important" because your mere existence is important for someone.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Jazz2000 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:42 pm

Hi everyone! New here. I'm Angi, living in The "D" (Metro Detroit), former paralegal. Just playing some mahjong games on my iPad. I've tried playing American mah Jong & Chinese. My daughter loves anime & found about Riichi thru Saki. Now I'm trying to teach my kids. For affiliation, I'm with Pickard. :D :D

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Shirluban » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:59 pm

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Cats don't do タンヤオ (tan-yao) but タニャーオ (ta-nya-o).
World Riichi Championship Rules
Comparison of riichi rules around the world

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Re: Newbie introduction

Postby Ignatius » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:02 pm

Hello there!

If you ever need help with translations of japanese games there's thread called "severely in need of an english translation".

Also if you need help to understand how to play the game or other questions, I bet there will be here people to help you make things clear, myself included, of course.
Life is as beautiful as you want it to be, but it´s only one. That´s why you must not get tired of it. Don´t care if you don´t say something that seems "important" because your mere existence is important for someone.


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