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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by Kyuu » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:30 pm

tenhou.net

You can find games here daily. :D

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by kostra » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:01 am

Thanks for the welcome!!

I have learned a little about Filipino mahjong, but it's funny; the rules actually differ within the Philippines depending on the region (at least according to my Filipino friends), so in a company/group of people from different parts of the country it's hard to find 4 people who are willing to play by the same rules! :-)

As for Janryumon and GREE, it's just a way for them to sell the in-app coins better (I think because GREE manages more than 1 game). Either way, I'm loving the free spin every day; I've already won 2 1-day passes! :-)

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by Wray » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:11 am

Location: Cleveland, OH
Occupation: College student
Interests: reading, writing, mahjong (obviously), fencing
Affiliations (club, mahjong-related online forum, league, ...): Nothing but Reachmahjong.com, I guess?
Username on popular online MJ games: "Wray" on Tenhou and Toupaiou
Play MJ since (year): 2009 or so
Rules used: Reach only. I've been trying to learn Chinese Mahjong Competition Rules lately.
Championships: I wish!
Languages (spoken / written): English
Real name: John Cuturic
Quest: Become a professional writer; make a living by writing. (Mahjong-related quest: I would settle with getting better at the game, for now!)
Favorite colour: gray
Gender: Male
Alignment: Neutral Good maybe?

I was actually on this website a year or two ago (not under this name; as "July" or something like that). I'm only just coming back to the game, so I've been kind of depressed about how rusty I am. :lol:

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by jtron » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:08 pm

Hi there!

Location: Chicago (in city and don't drive, so I haven't checked out any of the suburban Chicago Anime Mahjong meetups)
Occupation: "Artist" (I do graphic design and video production, backstage work on pro wrestling shows, DJ at bars, and make mashups and remixes)
Interests: history, animation, brewing, lucha libre, tabletop and video games
Affiliations (club, mahjong-related online forum, league, ...): I'm a member of the Chicago Anime Mahjong Facebook page!
Play MJ since (year): 2013
Rules used: riichi
Languages (spoken / written): English, Japanese (minimal)
Real name: Jesse
Favorite colour: green
Alignment: neutral good

Wanted to learn mahjong since bingeing on HK movies a few years back. Recently been deep into anime/manga; Saki hooked me, my wife, and our housemate, and I was tasked with figuring out how to play and teaching the others. Hoping to get my skills to an acceptable level by the time of the Anime Central tournament; would love to find people in the city proper down for playing at a bar or coffeeshop.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by wavemotion » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:17 am

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!

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by xDsoul » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:34 am

Well for the longest time ive been trying to find a forum to get some advice and help from and i beieve ive found one i hope to learn and become greater at mahjong
my name is leon im from des moines and im a 17 year old student, i started off playing as a hobby after seeing the 3 mahjong animes akagi, the legendary gambler tetsuya, and saki. now i hope to venture off further into the world and hopefully one day be able to compete. i am still currently learning the game and so far ive been able to get the basics down all the way from building to winning hands. i have played online and on dragon kong my only situation atm is not having anyone to actually play with or learn from in person and the actuall scoring and points of each complete hands resulting in the payouts. If theres any help and or advice i could recieve it would me grately appreciated!
Location: Des Moines
Occupation: Student
Interests: anime breakdancing mahjong etc
Affiliations (club, mahjong-related online forum, league, ...): n/a
Username on popular online MJ games:n/a
Play MJ since (year): 2013
Rules used: japanese
Championships: n/a
Languages (spoken / written): laos/english
Real name: leon
Gender: m

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by wavemotion » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:06 pm

Welcome aboard, Leon!

Some great Riichi Mahjong resources where you can get help with scoring, etc. are:

Bart's Japanese Mahjong Guide which is really comprehensive lots of groovy Japanese terms for all the cool things related to the game.

Some video tutorials with scoring examples:

How to Play Japanese Mahjong 1 of 4
How to Play Japanese Mahjong 2 of 4
How to Play Japanese Mahjong 3 of 4
How to Play Japanese Mahjong 4 of 4

Have fun!

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by hoogland » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:32 pm

Hello
I am Cor Hoogland from Holland.
Since 1999 with pension
Play only mahjong, recently on tenhou but also on Janryumon
Visit a couple of tournamnets during the years together with my wife Ans.
We own a big dog, New Foundlander, and many Eauropean players know that when we are playing, the dog is waiting.
We both play Riichi since 2008
Ans became in 2009 British Champion and in 2010 Dutch Champion
We speak and write English rather well
This year for the third time to England, Windsor for a two-days game
I hope this info will be enough to give you a rough idea
Regards
Cor Hoogland

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by Shirluban » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:33 pm

Welcome Cor!
Cats don't do タンヤオ (tan-yao) but タニャーオ (ta-nya-o).
World Riichi Championship Rules
Comparison of riichi rules around the world

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by Ignatius » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:30 pm

Welcome!
Life is as beautiful as you want it to be, but it´s only one. That´s why you must not get tired of it. Don´t care if you don´t say something that seems "important" because your mere existence is important for someone.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by diddysinatra » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:30 am

Hi all! New to the forums, looking for knowledge of what people want out of a game :)
Location: Minnesota
Occupation: IT Analyst
Interests:
Affiliations (club, mahjong-related online forum, league, ...): none
Username on popular online MJ games: none
Play MJ since (year): 2006
Rules used: riichi
Championships: none
Languages (spoken / written): English
Real name: Brandon
Quest:?
Favorite colour: orange
Gender: male
Alignment:[/b ]lawful evil

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by Eagle1902 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:21 pm

Location: Bath, UK
Occupation: Student
Interests: Mahjong, Mathematics (my degree),
Affiliations (club, mahjong-related online forum, league, ...): There's a small Bath contingent of mahjong players, most of which I live with. We all took part at the UK Open this year.
Username on popular online MJ games: I play on Tenhou but can't remember my username :P
Play MJ since (year): 2012
Rules used: Japanese
Championships: 3rd, UK Open Riichi 2013
Languages (spoken / written): English/French
Real name: Shaun
Gender: M

My housemate brought a mahjong set home with him one day, and we decided to learn. 4 hours of Youtube videos later and we started playing, and haven't really stopped.

I've played in a couple of tournaments in the UK, coming 11th at Oxford in April and 3rd at Windsor earlier this year, I'd love to take part in some of the European tournaments, but unfortunately, money and studying makes that hard for me.

I do play online, but not as much as I'd like to, I tend to get into bad habits when playing online, I mainly play with housemates most nights of the week.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by Barticle » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:57 pm

Welcome, Shaun, and congrats on that 3rd place.

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by Eagle1902 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:38 pm

Barticle wrote:Welcome, Shaun, and congrats on that 3rd place.
Thanks :D

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Re: Newbie introduction

Post by Lotharen » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:42 am

Location:Georgia, USA
Occupation:Nurse
Interests: Anime, Manga, Japanese language/culture, Mahjong
Affiliations (club, mahjong-related online forum, league, ...):None
Username on popular online MJ games:Rowensan (I believe)
Play MJ since (year):1 year off-and-on
Rules used:Richii
Championships:N/A
Languages (spoken / written):English (Working on Japanese - Self Study)
Real name:John
Favorite colour:Purple
Gender:Male

I'm really just looking to be able to talk with like minded people about Richii Mahjong. I have a love for anime and have been studying the Japanese language. This lead me to an anime called Saki that introduced me to Mahjong, after that I was hooked. Unfortunately I live in a very small town and have no one to play with so Online or computer opponents have been my main stay. I would love to own a set of mahjong tiles and teach the kids how to play (I have 2 girls that are 10 and 12 y/o) and maybe one day an automatic mahjong table (because they seem so cool, lol). I've peeked the kids interest by letting them try janryumon on the ipad, so there is hope yet for some family game nights in the future.

Anyway, its nice to meet all of you and I hope to make some friends!
Rowen (aka John)

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