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by burke
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Looking for a new set
Replies: 17
Views: 5893

Re: Looking for a new set

Rakuten is just what I was looking for, thanks a lot! You're welcome. Be aware that Rakuten is just a market place for independent sellers all over Japan, so you might still have to go through a third party (Goods From Japan or similar) to actually get the stuff shipped outside of Japan. Still it's...
by burke
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Looking for a new set
Replies: 17
Views: 5893

Re: Looking for a new set

Anyone know a vendor which would ship outside japan and have some variety in their selection? I've bought mahjong and hanafuda stuff through this site (Goods From Japan). They don't list any mahjong stuff on their site, but if you mail them a link of the set you want, they can get it for you. Rakut...
by burke
Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Help a newbie find a good cost efficient set
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: Help a newbie find a good cost efficient set

The YMI set discussed over here looks quite similar to the standard set sold over at Japanese-Mahjong.com (it might even be the same set rebranded). Other than that, I think you will have a hard time finding anything that looks authentic outside of Japan. I've never seen any riichi sets on eBay (exc...
by burke
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: ryan peikou = chii toitsu????? can anyone explain?
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: ryan peikou = chii toitsu????? can anyone explain?

This has been discussed recently and they do not stack. Read especially b4k4ni04's post.
by burke
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Riichi quick reference guide
Replies: 15
Views: 4667

Re: Riichi quick reference guide

-Shuffle one tile of each of the four winds face-down and line them up next to each other -Place an even numbered tile on one end of the row of winds and an odd tile on the other The even and odd tile should be shuffled in as well, before being placed to either side. Shirluban gave detailed instruc...
by burke
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Riichi quick reference guide
Replies: 15
Views: 4667

Re: Riichi quick reference guide

I did do some checking, though, and I found another method of determining the initial seating and dealer, so I'm hoping somebody can tell me whether this one is a bit more common: A Method to Determine Seating and Starting Dealer -Shuffle one tile of each of the four winds face-down and line them u...
by burke
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Riichi vs. Zung Jung
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: Riichi vs. Zung Jung

I have played with the Zung Jung rules and found much the same thing. You could do like the WSOM and skip the chicken hand. I also found the "everyone pays at least 30 points" rule problematic, since many hands won't be worth more than that. Having everyone pay regardless of who threw the winning ti...
by burke
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: New from YMI
Replies: 13
Views: 4199

Re: New from YMI

For anyone in the UK looking for a good riichi set, this one on Amazon is probably the best value, at only £33 inc. shipping: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mah-jong-set-Oriental-characters-00690/dp/B000YELUB0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=toys&qid=1280767744&sr=8-6 I have one of those sets. The thick, bright red,...
by burke
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: How to explain the yaku
Replies: 26
Views: 6915

Re: How to explain the yaku

Are you trying to pick a fight or something? Sorry, I did not mean to come off so aggressive. And for the record, I did not learn mahjong from Wei-Hwa Huang's document and I do not play by these rules (I've always counted Honroutou as 4 han). But I find the discussion of the differing ways to score...
by burke
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: How to explain the yaku
Replies: 26
Views: 6915

Re: How to explain the yaku

Wei-Hwa Huang's site compiled stuff relating to Toudai-shiki which is a style of mahjong in the way EMA nashi-ari is a style. Is this an authoritative list? It was made in 1998 and updated in 2001. It was made as an attempt to be a better reference than whatever else was on the English internet. An...
by burke
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: How to explain the yaku
Replies: 26
Views: 6915

Re: How to explain the yaku

Regarding Honroutou and Chanta, this seems to be one of those situations where both sides are somewhat right. According to this page (by Wei-Hwa Huang) which details the Tokyo University scoring (http://www.ofb.net/~whuang/ugcs/gp/mahjong/mahjong.html#dirtyterm): 3.1.4.3 (5) DIRTY TERMINALS (honrout...
by burke
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Chi for Ron
Replies: 7
Views: 2556

Re: Chi for Ron

cavemaneca wrote:I'm saying, I was south and he was north.
I thought you could only chi of the person to your left.
When you go out, you are allowed to complete any kind of set, even the pair. It is not CHII or PON, it is RON.
by burke
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: State your nationality!
Replies: 34
Views: 14244

Re: State your nationality!

Also a Finn.
by burke
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Scoring Sticks
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: Scoring Sticks

Those rules actually seem more than a little bit different from what i've seen.. [...] As well, if you notice a comment on the bottom of the page, anon points out these rules aren't THE common way of playing, just a way of playing. There's a bunch of things missing from the post anyway, as well as ...
by burke
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Any Non-'Beginner' books out there?
Replies: 24
Views: 6895

Re: Any Non-'Beginner' books out there?

And dont judge me dick. Like you judged all those looking for more advanced books to be "armchair experts"? Try to be civil, butting into the discussion like you did was rude. This place is big enough to carry all kinds of discussions, if you want to discuss gut feeling versus book knowledge go ahe...