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by Pekepan
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Wait Training (haha)
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re:Wait Training (haha)

That blasted my brain :S
by Pekepan
Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: It's time for What Would You Discard! (July 11th)
Replies: 11
Views: 4008

Re:It's time for What Would You Discard! (July 11th)

Hmmmm... I suppose :P I really wanna hear with Jenn or Garth would discard, though.
by Pekepan
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Linguistics of Mahjong
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re:Linguistics of Mahjong

One of the ways I\'m easing my friends into learning the Chinese characters is to play the 3p variant without the 2-8 of characters. That way, they only have 8 character tiles to worry about (1 & 9 characters, 4 winds, 2 dragons). The red dragon doesn\'t really count either since it\'s red. The gree...
by Pekepan
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Mahjong set + table
Replies: 46
Views: 12177

Re:Mahjong set + table

Tom Sloper wrote:I take it your newer one must be dated later than 2001?
Yes, my version is dated 2007. It\'s strange though; I couldn\'t find the publishing date for the life of me in the book, so I had to look up the ISBN number and find it...
by Pekepan
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Saki and Riichi?
Replies: 50
Views: 13097

Re:Saki and Riichi?

Ruro wrote:i mean ok he memorizes his whole wall yea but HOW?
I\'m working on this myself, but he does it by knowing what the tiles are by touching them. Most mahjong tiles I know have the patterns carved into them :)
by Pekepan
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Mahjong set + table
Replies: 46
Views: 12177

Re:Mahjong set + table

What printing is your newer edition? Are those wwyd\'s in the 2001 edition? Or maybe I should ask, what printing is your 1970\'s edition? The newer edition is published by Tuttle Publishing. It has the WWYD\'s in color! The 1977 edition is published by Pan Macmillan. And upon reading the very short...
by Pekepan
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: 3-handed Mahjong
Replies: 13
Views: 3215

Re:3-handed Mahjong

Thanks for your reply, Tom, and sorry; I guess I sort of overreacted to your comment. Now that you put it that way, I can see why you said it, however. ...there are numerous other variants whose 3P rules use all tiles without omitting any, using other rules to try to balance the lack of the 4th play...
by Pekepan
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: 3-handed Mahjong
Replies: 13
Views: 3215

Re:3-handed Mahjong

@Tom: I suppose the question I meant to ask (and thank you essnov for deducing what I meant :)) is how do these rules fit into 3p playing. Since these rules are common among 3p variations, I was wondering why they are common. Surely there is a logical reason why they are used that is not obvious to ...
by Pekepan
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: 3-handed Mahjong
Replies: 13
Views: 3215

Re:3-handed Mahjong

My question is from the standpoint of game mechanics rather than me not liking the rule. What about not allowing chows and using two suits makes these specific rules more suited for 3-player mahjong? What kind of difference would there be if you used all three suits as opposed to two if the same num...
by Pekepan
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: 3-handed Mahjong
Replies: 13
Views: 3215

3-handed Mahjong

I played 3-handed riichi mahjong with some of my friends today according to the rules on hirohurl\'s website. After reviewing the ones there, the ones on Tom Sloper\'s website, and the ones at tenhou.net, I have a few questions that I wanted to ask. Why do almost all versions never allow chows? Why ...
by Pekepan
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Mahjong set + table
Replies: 46
Views: 12177

Re:Mahjong set + table

As for books about the Japanese game, Eleanor Noss Whitney\'s "A Mahjong Handbook" is the best; it is the most comprehensive and also well written, with an interesting part dedicated to luck, skill, offensive and defensive strategy. This book is VERY nice. Although, be sure to order a newer edition...
by Pekepan
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: WWYD
Topic: It's time for What Would You Discard! (July 11th)
Replies: 11
Views: 4008

Re:It's time for What Would You Discard! (July 11th)

Does anyone tell us if we\'re right or not somewhere along the line? O.o
by Pekepan
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Mahjong set + table
Replies: 46
Views: 12177

Re:Mahjong set + table

I also received an enquiry about tiles for an electronic table... was that you by any chance? Although I was interested in an electronic table, I decided I didn\'t want one right now. I think there was someone else on this thread that was interested in Tom\'s old one. Maybe he sent you the question...
by Pekepan
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Mahjong set + table
Replies: 46
Views: 12177

Re:Mahjong set + table

You could just give them a reference sheet with the numbers on - and if you see them checking it a lot during a hand you know which suit not to discard! :laugh: Hahaha that\'s sort of the way I plan on going. I searched in Chinatown, and I found an okay set. They\'re not the cheap plastic kind you ...
by Pekepan
Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Meetups
Topic: Ron2 Meet-Up July 18th
Replies: 4
Views: 2915

Re:Ron2 Meet-Up July 18th

Do the rooms pop up in the list under free battle? I\'m there right now and there\'s nothing there :(