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by Robert
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: handling of tiles
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re:handling of tiles

Please do not make fun of my question. First, it was not specifically about what if someone screams \"There are fewer than 136 tiles visible!\" in English. One could certainly express this in Japanese. Second, it had to do with the cheating techniques, some of which involve hiding tiles in your hand...
by Robert
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: handling of tiles
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re:handling of tiles

What happens if someone screams that there are fewer than 136 tiles visible?
by Robert
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Oh... wait.
Replies: 14
Views: 2915

Re:Oh... wait.

I could be wrong, but I believe that under JPML rules, you were not in tenpai.

Jenn (or Gemma), we need your help here.

Please go to the rules page and tell me what it says about riichi and tenpai. The rules page is here:
http://www.ma-jan.or.jp/guide/game_rule.php

So... was this chombo?
by Robert
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hey hey just a shout out. & 'kyushukyuhai'
Replies: 36
Views: 13003

Re:Hey hey just a shout out. & 'kyushukyuhai'

Yes, we are talking about the \"why are you being such a wuss and not going for the Thirteen Orphans\" redeal.
by Robert
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: East Only Games
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

Re:East Only Games

As last dealer, ever deliberately deal into a low-scoring hand just to end the game?
by Robert
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Hikkake reach
Replies: 19
Views: 4067

Re:Hikkake reach

I think the \"janki\" in \"janki ryuu\" means something like \"mahjong devil\", which is fitting, since \"janki ryuu\" rules would be quite fitting for a mahjong parlor in Hell.
by Robert
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hey hey just a shout out. & 'kyushukyuhai'
Replies: 36
Views: 13003

Re:Hey hey just a shout out. & 'kyushukyuhai'

You have to have at least nine of the Thirteen Orphans.
by Robert
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Other Rules
Topic: Beijing Style
Replies: 4
Views: 2904

Re:Beijing Style

I can\'t read Chinese, but I can tell they got the definition of hyakumangoku wrong.
by Robert
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: reachmahjong.com
Topic: Setokuma likes two things I hate
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Setokuma likes two things I hate

Setokuma likes discarder-pays-all on ron and he also likes furiten. I wonder: what are his feelings on atozuke? Why is the discarder of the \"last\" tile considered \"responsible\" for a player winning? If a player has 3 or 4 melds from the same other player and wins on self-draw, why not have the p...
by Robert
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Rules
Topic: Help in identifying an oddity
Replies: 9
Views: 4387

Re:Help in identifying an oddity

The second picture is mahjong tiles, but that\'s only one suit plus dragons: not good for mahjong, but great for baccarat.
by Robert
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: automatic mahjong table X_x
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re:automatic mahjong table X_x

Ask someone to translate the directions for you. Chances are the information is in there.
by Robert
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Other Rules
Topic: Szechuan Style Mahjong
Replies: 6
Views: 3470

Re:Szechuan Style Mahjong

Once I brought my mahjong tiles to a Chinese restaurant, and a lady there showed me her version: 128 tiles (1-crak thru 9-crak 1-bam thru 9-bam 1-dot thru 9-dot and :east :south :west :north red-dra only), honors used as flowers, 16-tile hands (win on 17), and the 3 tiles matching the \"dora indicat...
by Robert
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Misspellings in mahjong docs
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Misspellings in mahjong docs

I have noticed some misspellings in \"official\" mahjong docs, specifically: 1-crak 2-crak 3-crak 4-crak 5-crak 6-crak 7-crak 8-crak 9-crak 2-dot 2-dot 2-dot 5-bam 5-bam This yaku is called \"itsu\" in the European Riichi rules, which is a spelling error. I am sure that the correct spelling is \"itt...
by Robert
Mon May 25, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Congratulations Gemma
Replies: 10
Views: 4222

Re:Congratulations Gemma

Gemma, I read that you were without electricity because you were on a job. What kind of job?
by Robert
Sat May 16, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Hypothetical hands - how would these be handled?
Replies: 9
Views: 2223

Re:Hypothetical hands - how would these be handled?

This reminds me of the following from Tetsuya: East\'s initial 14 tiles: 1-crak 1-crak 1-crak 1-crak 2-crak 3-crak 4-crak 5-crak 6-crak 7-crak 8-crak 9-crak 9-crak 9-crak and he dies (as in \"departs this life\") Through my tears (I don\'t often cry at movies), I wondered: Would this score as: a) a ...