Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

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Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby Barticle » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:19 pm

To celebrate the milestone of 250,000 hits on my GameFAQs guides :D I'm running another of my little competitions.

As usual the prize is a UK 1977 paperback edition of Eleanor Noss Whitney's 1964 classic A Mah Jong Handbook with its 70-page section on strategy and extensive glossary of English and Japanese mahjong terminology. Not only that, but you also receive an exclusive, limited edition, hand-crafted Thirteen Orphans bookmark!

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The rules are pretty simple - to enter the competition just login and reply to this thread picking one of the 34 unique mahjong tiles using the "smilies" on the right of the message compose screen.

I'll keep the competition open for a couple of weeks, after which time I will pick tiles at random from one of my sets until I get an exact match.

The competition is open to all forum members - old and new; regulars, irregulars and lurkers. The book will be mailed free of charge, worldwide.

Good luck!

For reference here are the current picks:-

red-dra = Dave green-dra = Shirl :east = BoyaSonny
1-dot = Senechal 4-dot = Kyuu 5-dot = umaso 6-dot = Iapetus
1-bam = Trotskey 2-bam = Ignatius 8-bam = Ref
5-crak = ordinaryk
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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby wavemotion » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:29 pm

I love things that build up community! Good work, Bart (I never know whether to call you Bart, James or Barticle - I'm sticking with Bart until asked otherwise).

My choice will be obvious. Since there is no White-Donkey, I'm going with:

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Postby Barticle » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:46 pm

I like to give away these books when I pick up a cheap copy. If it entices one or two new posters that's a bonus. :)

Most folks know me as Bart in real life or Barticle online and I'm happy with either.

I'm usually only James at work (and in copyright statements in my guides) or Jim to my close family. It's a bit like having multiple personalities!

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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby Shirluban » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:38 pm

That's very nice of you!

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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby Iapetus » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:20 pm

6-dot
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Postby Referee » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:00 pm

OK, let's see. The bookmark is a thing of beauty. Here's my pick:

8-bam

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Postby Ignatius » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:06 pm

I choose 2-bam We´ll see the outcome...
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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby Kyuu » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:27 pm

4-dot

I choose this one -- in a manner the way I play the game -- on a whim. :twisted:

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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby Barticle » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:08 pm

<bump for top five>

Still plenty of tiles available folks... :)

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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby Trotskey » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:49 am

1-bam I've heard about this one...

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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby umaso » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:43 am

Haha, I registered just for this :D

I guess 5-dot has the best chances to get picked in case you take from a Japanese set that has six 5p ( that is 4 normal ones + 2 akapai).

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Postby Senechal » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:17 am

1-dot

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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby wavemotion » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:17 pm

umaso wrote:Haha, I registered just for this :D

Then Bart's offering has been totally worthwhile. Welcome aboard!

The community here wins regardless of who gets the book/bookmark.

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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby Barticle » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:05 pm

I've edited my initial post now to show all the current entries.

umaso wrote:Haha, I registered just for this :D

Welcome aboard!

umaso wrote:I guess [5p] has the best chances to get picked in case you take from a Japanese set that has six 5p ( that is 4 normal ones + 2 akapai).

I like your style! However for fairness (and to avoid duplicate draws) I normally only put 34 unique tiles in the "hat". ;)

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Re: Super-Mega Competition part 3 - win a mahjong book!

Postby Kyuu » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:24 pm

Gimme a sec. I'll get a couple more people. 8) :twisted:


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Come to think of it, I might need that book for Wikipedia. In the event, that I don't win... and I can't see why 4-pin wouldn't win :lol: ... send the ISBN over to me. :D


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