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by Ozball
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Mahjong Dojo
Topic: Mahjong news
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Mahjong news

Depends on what kind of news you're looking for. RiichiReporter does some news reporting, though it doesn't cover tournaments in details. https://riichireporter.com/
by Ozball
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 266
Views: 153152

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

So in regards to installing Google Play apps from across regions, there might be a relatively simple way. Although MAJOR caveat here: I used the same google account I now have in Aus, while I was in Japan, and it still apparently has a Google Play Balance in JPY (about 81 yen) which is listed as "Un...
by Ozball
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: No matter what you cut, it works perfectly
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: No matter what you cut, it works perfectly

One last clarification and hint for the first solution: Specifying a hand that's closed and without kongs was just a way of saying you have exactly fourteen tiles and none are locked in sets. However I could've said that you have no declared kongs... I was thinking of being cheeky and claiming Suuk...
by Ozball
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: No matter what you cut, it works perfectly
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: No matter what you cut, it works perfectly

Hmm ok, will take another crack at this shortly and see if I can come up with anything before the answers are posted. EDIT: Ok some of my thoughts. There seem to be a few sticking points: Being able to draw ANY tile and have it stick to the hand (and not go back in shanten) Being in Yakuman Tenpai, ...
by Ozball
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: No matter what you cut, it works perfectly
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: No matter what you cut, it works perfectly

Quick clarification... is the assumption that you're not in tenpai before your draw? or is being in tenpai allowed? (and the tsumo does not complete the hand)
by Ozball
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Riichi Scoring Website / Android Camera App
Replies: 22
Views: 397

Re: Riichi Scoring Website / Android Camera App

https://www.reddit.com/r/Mahjong/comments/cicql2/automatic_riichi_mahjong_calculator/ The payments for any valid hand are calculated, even if the hand is yaku nashi. This is a "feature" that ended up being a "design choice". How the calculator works is that it first tries to assemble a valid hand. ...
by Ozball
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Riichi Scoring Website / Android Camera App
Replies: 22
Views: 397

Re: Riichi Scoring Website / Android Camera App

This hand been a really interesting thread to read! Though based on the Rinshan explanation, I feel the developer has watched a tad too much Saki :lol: This bit has be confused though: "This is a by product of the payments of any valid hand being calculated. This matches the 7 pair shape for a valid...
by Ozball
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Australian Riichi Mahjong Open announced!
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Australian Riichi Mahjong Open announced!

Barticle wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:48 pm
Cool, I hope you'll report back from/after the event.
I plan to :D
Barticle wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:48 pm
Yes, it seemed to fit. I only just realized it's probably the similarity to "arvo". :)
Heh despite not having a strong Aussie accent myself, that's how I've been pronouncing it, so you're not wrong :lol:
by Ozball
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Australian Riichi Mahjong Open announced!
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Australian Riichi Mahjong Open announced!

I'll probably only be attending as a participant. Most of the work has been done by the head of the Melbourne Meetup Group and the folks from ARMA over in Sydney. Though I've been a secret proofreader of some of the documents :lol: Still I am getting involved by reading "ARMO" in an Australian accen...
by Ozball
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Australian Riichi Mahjong Open announced!
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Australian Riichi Mahjong Open announced!

For all my fellow Australians (or any nearby internationals who might be interested), the first Australian Riichi Open has been announced for later this year! It will also be doubling as a WRC Qualifer event for those who might be interested in that as well. The ARMO will run over two days, 7th and ...
by Ozball
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: World Riichi Championship 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: World Riichi Championship 2020

Just an update for those who may have missed it. The dates for the WRC 2020 were announced during the ERMC last month: 26th to the 30th of August!
by Ozball
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Pro-level discard-reading
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Pro-level discard-reading

YES! I'm actually surprised I didn't link that here yet! (I seem to link it in discords whenever the topic comes up :D ) There are a couple other episodes with subtitles (the first Ooi Takaharu - 多井隆晴 one is the only one I know off the top of my head though), and some more have Chinese ones (if that...
by Ozball
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Custom Rule of the Day: Toriuchi
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Custom Rule of the Day: Toriuchi

This is a fascinating rule! It's really interesting to see the ways in which people come up with to raise stakes in Mahjong. Speaking of custom rules, have you ever come across any that block calling of a tile? I think MondoTV has a physical "Mondo Barrier" that you put a tile in when discarding tha...
by Ozball
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Custom Rule of the Day: Nagashi Mangan
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Custom Rule of the Day: Nagashi Mangan

Yeah this is one I'm always aware of but have never managed to get. It's, as you said, almost always easier to go for a Terminal/Honour yaku than to aim for Nagashi. I'm sure I'll get it one day, but it will probably come from me realising it's possible about half way through the hand, after I've al...
by Ozball
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Mahjong at the movies?
Replies: 141
Views: 74642

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Barticle wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:40 am
The guy puts down a 7p and all three girls try to take it but he declares a win on it.
Wait, so when he puts down the 7p is he declaring tsumo then? All 4 players were waiting on the same tile?