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by Ozball
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Time for an upgrade? (ultra-luxury tiles)
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Time for an upgrade? (ultra-luxury tiles)

You mean if you looked at one fancy board game set you're NOT interested in ALL fancy board game sets? :lol:
by Ozball
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: OK - I finally jumped into MahjongSoul today...
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: OK - I finally jumped into MahjongSoul today...

The 'gacha' system in Hime is very tolerable - simply playing is enough to unlock various new characters, skins, etc. Soul is a lot less tolerable and almost requires that you put in the $5 per month to get the daily pass and 10x spins after 25 days. But I don't mind supporting a cross-platform, En...
by Ozball
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: SegaMJ App releases in English
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: SegaMJ App releases in English

Hopefully this new version of MJ won't be quite that bad... although there are already comments on the mahjong subreddit mentioning several lost features (and poor international availability). Potentially, if there's no crossplay between the Japanese and English versions, they might be limiting the...
by Ozball
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: SegaMJ App releases in English
Replies: 12
Views: 731

SegaMJ App releases in English

Looks like SegaMJ is joining the ranks of english Riichi Mahjong games, with an english translation of their app now available... in some areas. Apparently it's accessible on US Google Play accounts, but currently on my AU one it's listed as not available in my country. Reports/rumors (ie hearsay) h...
by Ozball
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: another mahjong book
Replies: 23
Views: 10026

Re: another mahjong book

This is fascinating! I wonder about the whole "blank tiles, which can be used to replace lost tiles" part. I'm guessing this is probably referring to a chinese set, so the White Dragons will have the blue square border on them? If so... how is it expected to replace a lost tile? You would essentiall...
by Ozball
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: So, aparently, I'm not there yet.
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: So, aparently, I'm not there yet.

I will look those, thank you both. I'm finding myself pursuing ittsu too much, or maybe something like sanshoku... I need to learn more flexibility, I guess. (Maybe this should have gone in the Dojo...) Good luck and feel free to ask if you have any thing you're unsure of. I find that ittsu is quit...
by Ozball
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: So, aparently, I'm not there yet.
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: So, aparently, I'm not there yet.

Also something to consider if you're wanting to work on tile efficiency, make sure the trainer does not consider Chiitoitsu (there is a setting for it) as that will throw out the numbers on what's considered most efficient. Also for more on Tile Efficiency check out this series written by puyo, and ...
by Ozball
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Chinese Mahjong
Topic: Rules of Mahjong explained in pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Rules of Mahjong explained in pictures

This is really cool! I learnt a lot about other forms of Mahjong from it :D (eg I never really knew how Flower tiles were dealt with)

I'm curious, what did you use to generate the tile images? Was it existing software? or did you model them yourself?
by Ozball
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mahjong vs the Virus
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Mahjong vs the Virus

Those are adorable or2az! And yeah, seen a few cases of people being punished in China for playing Mahjong during the virus :(
by Ozball
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: OK - I finally jumped into MahjongSoul today...
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: OK - I finally jumped into MahjongSoul today...

Mahjong Soul is a decent platform to play on, though as mention the player base is smaller than Tenhou. But on the upside, it is fully in English. Worth noting that the general impression of the lower levels of MahjongSoul (Bronze Room specifically) is that there is a LOT of calling, which is not us...
by Ozball
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: What rules do you use? 3.0 (2020 edition)
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: What rules do you use? 3.0 (2020 edition)

My question: If agari yame is off and the hand keeps going, does it only continue with dealer wins, or with dealer tenpai as well? If agari yame is on, can the leading dealer choose to end the match with a tenpai draw, or only with a win.? ( in other words, Is tenpai yame included in agari yame?) M...
by Ozball
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: What rules do you use? 3.0 (2020 edition)
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: What rules do you use? 3.0 (2020 edition)

Most of my in-person play has been at the Melbourne Mahjong Meetup (till COVID-19 prevented things for the foreseeable future), where we usually play standard Tenhou Rules, or WRC Rules in the lead up to tournaments. However, personally, if I can to pick my own ruleset I'd be going with: (Note this ...
by Ozball
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: How to deal when there are 2 winners
Replies: 8
Views: 1603

Re: How to deal when there are 2 winners

But is it fair to extend the game just because the last dealer is fortunate enough to win the last hand. That's like penalizing him for winning by saying "the game will only end when you lose a hand." (and he could end up losing the match) I don't see agari yame as ending the game EARLY. I see agar...
by Ozball
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: How to deal when there are 2 winners
Replies: 8
Views: 1603

Re: How to deal when there are 2 winners

On browsing the link above regarding riichi rules, provided by Shirluban, I was surprised to see so many X's for Agari Yame. (and for bankruptcy too) I employ both rules in all four of my mahjong groups and the ladies really love it and find it very exciting when it occurs. We had one occasion wher...
by Ozball
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: Tsumo overrides ron in WRC?

Honestly, I do agree with you on the timing. It's something I've had to struggle with recently at the Melbourne Mahjong Meetup. Not so much the case of rons etc, but players not being aware of all their tiles etc. It falls a bit under the umbrella of being able to play fast. I am generally of the op...