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by wavemotion
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: reachmahjong.com
Topic: Newbie introduction
Replies: 123
Views: 207270

Re: Newbie introduction

Welcome new folks! I think Saki is responsible for a number of people in my hometown area wanting to get into Mahjong. The US translations of the Yakuza series has done its fair share as well!
by wavemotion
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Mahjong at the Falls
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: Mahjong at the Falls

Hi Bart,

The mat is really nice - it is heavy and so doesn't rotate easily. Rather than rotate chairs, I used a home-built wind indicator that I could just turn easily. The winds on the mat were, therefore, just for show (the tiles tended to obscure them anyway).
by wavemotion
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Mahjong at the Falls
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Mahjong at the Falls

I'm back from a 5-day trip to Niagra Falls for a gaming convention. It was a rough week - my native and beloved Boston was constantly on my mind. I ran two teaching slots each of the 5 days. My wife and I took either 2 new players (one table including Jenn and I) or 6 new players (Jenn and I anchori...
by wavemotion
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: reachmahjong.com
Topic: Newbie introduction
Replies: 123
Views: 207270

Re: Newbie introduction

Once I left Japan and moved to HK, I tried playing HK-style mahjong but didn't like it as much as Riichi. I've been starved for people to play with, and almost gave up, until a few months ago I found Janryumon for iPad, and now I've been playing it all the time. I love it! The design and features a...
by wavemotion
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: reachmahjong.com
Topic: Reach Mahjong Ranking Badges Redesigned
Replies: 22
Views: 7840

Re: Reach Mahjong Ranking Badges Redesigned

Woot! Is there anything more you need, specifically, from me? I don't want to be the one to hold anything up, progress-wise.
by wavemotion
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Mahjong on G+
Replies: 0
Views: 6452

Mahjong on G+

In an effort to try and promote our community, I found a couple of Mahjong related communities over on Google+. https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103326342479471219059 https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114649940291778607023 I posted a blurb and added link to the RM-Forums. My feeling is ...
by wavemotion
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Chinese Mahjong
Topic: Building the Wall - Counting Tile Stacks
Replies: 2
Views: 16870

Building the Wall - Counting Tile Stacks

Something I noticed when watching this YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qzcmCvOM2KY Two of the players, when building the wall, pull off 3 (or maybe 4?) stacks with each hand and stare, briefly, at what's left as if to ensure it contains the right number of stacks...
by wavemotion
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: reachmahjong.com
Topic: Reach Mahjong Ranking Badges Redesigned
Replies: 22
Views: 7840

Re: Reach Mahjong Ranking Badges Redesigned

That's a nice initiative! But I'm afread the silver stick would look too close to the platinum one. We have a platinum one?! Hmmm... okay, I can have a platinum one designed though it tends to just look like dirty silver :) We've never been able to get platinum right over on RPG Geek. Partly becaus...
by wavemotion
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: reachmahjong.com
Topic: Reach Mahjong Ranking Badges Redesigned
Replies: 22
Views: 7840

Reach Mahjong Ranking Badges Redesigned

I really like the poster level badges we have (Fresh Reacher, Junior, Senior, Expert and Gold Boarder). However, without offending the original designers, the graphic designs of those badges are somewhat rough and leave a bit to be desired (I'm no graphics expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Exp...
by wavemotion
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I've stirred the pot!
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Re: I've stirred the pot!

Ah, yes. Do you know who created Jung Zung? Hint: His initials are Alan Kwan. Yes, of course. I'm stupid, not ignorant :D I spent the morning reading everything I could back on rec.games.mahjong as well as mentions of the game on the RM Forums, Jenn's blog, other sites, etc. It had been many years ...
by wavemotion
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I've stirred the pot!
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

I've stirred the pot!

I posted a short session report over on BGG regarding my teaching Riichi Mahjong. I plan to try and post reports there more frequently and see if some folks who frequent the site might give it a try. But it seems I've ruffled at least one set of feathers! http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/949117/riich...
by wavemotion
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Riichi Resource Card
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Riichi Resource Card

Barticle wrote:Lookin' good, but the links still don't work. :x ;)
They won't work on the printed 4x6 index cards either :D

Good to know on the PS3!
by wavemotion
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Riichi Resource Card
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Riichi Resource Card

Thanks, Bart. I've made some improvements per your suggestions. I left off PS3 since I wasn't sure it was easy to run an import title on a US PS3.
by wavemotion
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Riichi Resource Card
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Riichi Resource Card

Funny how y'note Amazon, when this site sells mahjong stuff too. :wink: :P :mrgreen: I know, I know. I'll be honest - most of the people I'll teach have Amazon Prime and in the shipping is free anywhere in the USA. The prices are good and the sets tend to get delivered in 1-2 days with tracking num...
by wavemotion
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Riichi Resource Card
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Riichi Resource Card

I'm trying to put together a resource card (roughly the size of a 4x6 inch index card) that I can hand out after teaching new players the game. Here is a rough inital draft (yes, I've stolen the Reach Mahjong banner - I need to figure out who to ask to make sure it's okay - gemma? Jenn?). https://dl...