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Posted 11/2/09
Wwooow, what the hell? o__o I don't get it at all.. XD
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ahh!! i am like playing online but it wont freaken let me ron or tsumo!! >< so pissed! it keeps saying i have no multiplier or something like that ><


You need to have a "yaku," one of the special hand types, to win. There's a list of them here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku

Riichi, All Simples (Tan Yao), and Triple of Dragon or Relevant Wind (Yaku-hai) are probably the easiest yaku to get.

And yes, this makes Riichi mahjong pretty complicated...you have to plan out your hand a lot.
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haha that is why I only go for richiis
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Question. What are the differences between the east wind and south wind round?
Or how is it that Yuuki is so strong during east wind, and Kazue during south? Is there a difference in playing, or in scoring or something?
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Question. What are the differences between the east wind and south wind round?
Or how is it that Yuuki is so strong during east wind, and Kazue during south? Is there a difference in playing, or in scoring or something?


It's mostly just made-up fantasy superpowers.

However, there is some merit to Yuuki being stronger in East round. The thing is, it's the first round, while the South is the second. Basically, players like Yuuki start out strong, than gradually lose steam, or can't pay attention, as the game goes on. And if you're playing East-only matches like they did in the individual tournament, sudden swings in points are more important than long-term strategies, since the match ends quicker. There's no difference in scoring, it's just a matter of the player's personality. I find myself doing way better in East-only matches, because like Yuuki, I have a somewhat short attention span.

I think Kazue being super-powerful in the South is less realistic, though.
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Ah, good, I was afraid I had to learn different scoring rules for different wind directions next. Counting the score is hard enough as it is!
Thanks for answering.
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The easiest way to make your hand legal and not worry about being yaku-nashi or no multiplier is to build your hand w/o calling any pung/pon or chow/chi. once your hand is one away, you call Riichi. this will give u a multiplier, and if u win, u can get added multipliers from the dora and the under dora. under dora only opens up from a player that wins after calling riichi. the other plus side for calling riichi, if u can win within one round after calling riichi, u get another multiplier called "ippatsu" Japanese Mahjong is mainly for playing closed hand anyways since the rules are so strict. by playing closed hand, most of the time your are awarded with massive amounts of bonus points. the next step after this will be to learn the rest of the hands since most of them do stack on top of each other to intensify your yaku/ level, or your multiplier.
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Hola, hola, a todos los hispanohablantes. Hace tiempo (meses atrás, antes de ver Saki) hice unas normas de mahjong japonés a pesar de ser novato. Las tengo en mega en un archivo pdf. Y se me ha ocurrido compartirlas con vosotros. No soy un buen escritor, y aunque están completas, carezco de estilo. Puede hacerse pesado, lo siento por adelantado. No ocupa ni 2 MB
Hay cosas que pulir pero con vuestra ayuda quizá consiga que quede bien. (Qué digo, si hasta la fecha, fijo que nadie lo ha descargado, y nadie me ha dicho nada... )

Versión 3.7.5 lista. Es español de España.

Hello I´ve made a japanese mahjong rules in spanish (spanish from Spain, not southamerican country spanish) a few months ago, before watching Saki. They´re In a pdf archive. Version 3.7.5

Subido a Mega/Uploaded to Mega:

https://mega.co.nz/#!qtQh2YZJ!QfOlTEnDjVLh3N3LBU5jrlmR2iktmAluLHkI6DqKVfU
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2014-09-18.
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I just want to say a good way I learned to play reach mahjong was from the anime Akagi. It has always been one of my favorites and It gives concise, clear instructions as Akagi is playing. It explains everything from the first post but it actually shows how each set goes and just how to declare mahjong if you have it, when to declare tsumo etc. The most you would have to do is pause the videos in order to see it since it does move fairly quickly but other than that, it is a beginner's guide in an anime.

If Saki happens to have a similar script then here is another view. I have never seen Saki because I never really cared for it and the adorable little girls would ultimately distract me from seeing the rules. As it is, I am assuming Saki does not have a concise presentation of instructions otherwise the rules for the game would not have been explained in the beginning of the post.

Thank you for your time and for reading this.
有り難う御座いました!

P.S. I haven't read all posts so bear with me if this suggestion was already posted. ┐('~`;)┌

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Saki is not a begginer´s guide. I think Akagi is the best choice for that, that doesn´t mean Akagi teach everything. When I watch Akagi I understood something but no all what you need to play mahjong. But that´s my point of view...

If you know japanese the official website of Saki has chapter by chapter a section about the terminology used in them.
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Hello
Now I'm making a blog just for you all!

http://riichimahjong.blogspot.com

Day by day, I'm adding pages so as to make Saki fans enjoy playing Riichi Mahjong, at least with a bot.

It may take time to explain articles including all of yaku in my blog, so please wait.
I recommend you to play east-round-only version game(tonpu-sen).

http://www.saki-anime.com/special_game.html

Minimum information is available including the name of each yaku in Japanese to play the game mentioned above.
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Posted 6/8/10 , edited 6/8/10
I found a nice looking place to play other people online for free

http://www.mahjongtime.com

You can play in different rules, including Riichi rules. It's free, but if you pay you get more benefits like an mmorpg.
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Posted 6/9/10 , edited 6/9/10
If you can read japanese I recommend to pay a visit to "Tenhou" or "Janryuumon" places...
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Posted 6/9/10 , edited 6/9/10
A japanese channel called "Mondo 21" if I recall, is a Channel that broadcast riichi mahjong games, among other games.

If you want to see mahjong games or something related on the internet, you can type 麻雀 on Niconico Douga or Youtube, Dalymotion or somewhwere... Maybe you find something. Most of Mondo 21 shows that can be watched on Niconico are for premium users, but not all.
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where can i find a mahjong japanese game that is single player online and it really single player and also real majong not that stacking one
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