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by Tom Sloper
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: renhō questions
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: renhō questions

or2az wrote: What would the hand have been worth if I had it off, not even a mangan??
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If it's off, then it's probably not recognized as having any value at all. Does your game have a detailed help section, or an online forum, or a support email address?
by Tom Sloper
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Official Rulebook in English
Replies: 12
Views: 3971

Re: Official Rulebook in English

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Jenn's book. It may not be "official," but it's in English, and it describes the variant under discussion.
And Scott Miller's book includes a section on riichi majan too.
by Tom Sloper
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: oh boy!
Replies: 31
Views: 16665

Re: oh boy!

or2az wrote:Looks like you covered all the bases except for that kong.
note: I read you're a hiker. In california?
The player must be prepareed to reveal the kong at the end of the hand upon request.
Haven't hiked in a while, my knees and feet, y'see.
by Tom Sloper
Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: oh boy!
Replies: 31
Views: 16665

Re: oh boy!

1. I guess they were playing classical Chinese rules. Only the winner got points 2. and mostly it was like adding up the fu in "our" game. (20 pts for a win, 2 for a self pick, 2 for the wait except double sided, the 2-4-8-16-32 for the open and closed triplets and quads of the simples, honors, and...
by Tom Sloper
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Other Rules
Topic: Can you win during goulash?
Replies: 7
Views: 8198

Re: Can you win during goulash?

According to "Mah-Jong 3rd Edition" which is the rulebook endorsed by the British Mah-Jong Association, there is no EXPLICIT mention that East is allowed to mahjong during the goulash. ... So clearly the BMJA rules imply that East can in fact win during the goulash... they just for some reason miss...
by Tom Sloper
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Other Rules
Topic: Can you win during goulash?
Replies: 7
Views: 8198

Re: another gameplay question

Google this: Mah-Jong - British Rules - The Game - The Goulash A player must always exchange three tiles - even if he is within one or two tiles of a Mah-Jong hand. And it’s conceivable that East Wind may be able to call Mah-Jong between exchanges. Right. And Iapetus is right, also (regarding Ameri...
by Tom Sloper
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: The Disqualification of Horiuchi
Replies: 18
Views: 4636

Re: The Disqualification of Horiuchi

The story on Osamuko was an interesting read, but I couldn't tell from context what the term "digital" means. At first I thought it meant "playing on computer instead of at a physical table," but then in one of the comments it seemed to mean "playing with a poker face" or "playing with no signs of e...
by Tom Sloper
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: A question on winning?
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: A queastion on winning?

by Tom Sloper
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: The beginning of The Rule of Ready
Replies: 7
Views: 2998

Re: The beginning of The Rule of Ready

The real question is how close is too close (to where I would have to get permission from Akagi's owners). Not only do you have the copyright holders, but the publishers of the various commercial Akagi video-games might take issue too. ... If you avoid quoting names I think it'd be a lot safer to i...
by Tom Sloper
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Mahjong set + table
Replies: 46
Views: 10480

Re: Re:Mahjong set + table

I also have a book called Mah Jong Handbook for Beginners by Futami Kogeisha which exclusively covers the Japanese rules, including riichi, dora, furiten, abortive draws and Japanese terms. It's in English - although it is absolutely riddled with typos! [...] that\'d definitely be a set pack-in boo...
by Tom Sloper
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Let's see your Mahjong Collections!
Replies: 22
Views: 9156

Re: Let's see your Mahjong Collections!

Tuttle asked me to review Whitney's book some years back. I told them that the best thing about the book is its strategy chapter, and that the rest of the book was outdated (and confusing to read). At the time, they decided to leave that one be, and they had me add some material to the Strauser & Ev...
by Tom Sloper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Let's see your Mahjong Collections!
Replies: 22
Views: 9156

Re: Let's see your Mahjong Collections!

I know I'll be outgunned if Tom spots this thread though! I just spotted it. But I have neither the time nor the energy this summer to post my collection, what with the summer game design class I'm teaching and all the writing I have to do before the fall semester begins. This gun is tired. Either ...
by Tom Sloper
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: reachmahjong.com
Topic: Good news! (not actually good for you, and neither for me)
Replies: 2
Views: 2264

Re: Good news! (not actually good for you, and neither for m

Thanks to one of these spammers who self-betrayed today, I've discovered what the point of these spams is: 1) Lure the modos to think these non-ad posts are legit, despite being useless. 2) Few days after, come back and edit them to add advertising links. (Editing a post don't put it up into the "r...
by Tom Sloper
Tue May 21, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Rules
Topic: Japanese Classical
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Re: Japanese Classical

do you know any good resource for Japanese Classical rules The books by Eleanor Whitney and by Kanai & Farrell. Whitney's description of JC is mixed in with CC and what she calls American (I call that one Western/British/Australian). Also, checking http://sloperama.com/mjfaq/mjfaq02b.htm again, I s...