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Anime Central

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:16 am
by Kyuu
Well. Anime Central is coming up. In fact, tomorrow is the badge pick-up pre-registration day.

Lined up for Anime Central.

Introduction to Japanese Mahjong panel

Basically looking to introduce the game to anyone who has never even heard of mahjong as we all know it here. This is also a good chance to meet up and stuff.


And of course - the tournament: Mahjong Taikai 3. ... 17&t=52961

By the way. Round 1 and the semi-finals use Standard rules. The finals table is expected to play with the custom tournament rules. However, I am not 100% on that. Just consider it as likely.

If I can convince anyone who owns a set and junk mat... perhaps we can get a couple games before the tournament day. Of course, I'm not guaranteeing this. But it'll be nice.

Re: Anime Central

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:10 pm
by Kyuu

Anime Central has been a great experience. I had gone a total of 7-8 times to Anime Central, by which I had skipped the past 2 years. It was under the assumption of never going back. But alas, this game of mahjong pulled me right back into the convention. Why? Because it's the best place (and opportunity) to gather up people for this game, especially new and unmet people.

Panel-wise. I counted 45 people or so attending the Introduction panel. With 2 others among the Chicago club, we managed to squeeze our presentations within the 1 hour alloted time. I didn't like that 1 hour time constraint; but at least, got to show the game to a fairly large group of people. Personally, I did not feel that I had done a great job here piquing interest among people. But, I'll be able to do a better job next time, with a different focus and approach.

As for the mahjong gaming session itself. We had 8 tables setup, with only 7 mahjong sets to use. Through the course of the 6 hour playing session. All 7 tables have been filled throughout. Even when people had to leave, more people would show up. New people. People who have played some kind of mahjong. Etc.

As for the tournament, we got ourselves a champion. However, gonna have to do a little bit of write-up here.