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Version: 1.00 | Updated: 10/09/15

   AI Mahjong Guide - Version 1.00 - 10 Oct 2015 - by Barticle at hotmail.com
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 01 INTRODUCTION   04 GAMEPLAY            07 MAHJONG GUIDE      10 RULE OPTIONS
 02 FEATURE LIST   05 FREE PLAY MODE      08 OPTIONS AND STATS  11 CONTACT
 03 MAIN MENU      06 RANKING MATCH MODE  09 RULE-SETS          12 THANKS

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| Section 01 | INTRODUCTION                                                s01 |
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This is a guide to the 2004 Japanese video-game AI Mahjong for the Sony PSP. The
game was released in December 2004 for the Japanese launch of the PSP console.
AI Shogi and AI Igo (Go) in the same series are also available for the PSP.

As usual I've used both Japanese and English mahjong terminology throughout this
guide, generally with the Japanese term first and the common English equivalent
afterwards in brackets.* Following ninety years of tradition in English-language
mahjong texts I refer to the three types of set as Chow (a run or sequence of
three tiles in the same suit), Pung (a "triplet" of three identical tiles) and
Kong (a "quad" of four identical tiles).

As with any Japanese mahjong game, you'll need to be able to read the Japanese
kanji characters for the numbers 1 to 9 and the four winds (compass directions)
plus the katakana words Chii, Pon, Kan, Riichi, Tsumo and Ron.

To limit the length of this document I've decided to omit full details of the
rules and equipment of mahjong on the assumption that anyone buying this game
will probably already be familiar with them. If you are new to the game, or you
play a version other than the modern Japanese "Riichi" rules that appear in this
game, then you might like to read my complete guide to the terminology and rules
of Japanese mahjong. It's available as a 78-page, illustrated, hyperlinked PDF
and can be accessed from the United States Pro Mahjong League download page.

  http://www.uspml.com/site/downloads.htm  (Barticle's Japanese Mahjong Guide)

If you want to discuss Japanese mahjong then join the international community of
enthusiasts on Reach Mahjong's English forums. Hope to see you there. :)

                    http://www.reachmahjong.com/en/forum

If you found this guide useful you can show your support by using the recommend
function. If you have any feedback (especially suggestions for additions or
improvements) then please feel free to contact me via email or GameFAQs message.

This guide is designed to be viewed using a monospaced (non-proportional or
fixed-width) font, preferably Courier New. Some sections of the document will
display incorrectly if you are using a proportional font like Times New Roman.

*However I have invented my own names for the most rare Yaku (scoring elements).


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| Section 02 | FEATURE LIST                                                s02 |
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Since it can be difficult to find any detailed information in English about the
content of a foreign game I like to include a quick description of the gameplay
features when I write a guide for a Japanese game - so here it is!

o Free Play mode (see Section 05) including local multiplayer for 2 to 4 players

o Ranking Match mode (see Section 06)

o modern Japanese mahjong rules including Riichi, Dora and tiered limits

o player aids including hints, hand analysis, discard alerts and rewind function

o eight fixed rule-sets and one custom rule-set (see Section 09)

o 79 adjustable rule options (see Section 10) but no Yakitori

o extensive stats log including Yaku counts (see Section 08)

o waits indicator but no Furiten or Dora alerts

o comprehensive illustrated tutorial and glossary of terminology

o 20-page full colour manual

o Japanese language only

The game only has two play modes but it makes up for that by having a massive
array of rule options and an excellent range of helpful player aids.


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| Section 03 | MAIN MENU                                                   s03 |
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From the title screen the game launches straight into the main menu. You are not
required to pick a save slot, enter your name, etc, like some other games.

The main menu has the following four options:

                     .-------------------.
                     |     Free Play     | - see Section 05
                     '-------------------'
                     .-------------------.
                     |   Ranking Match   | - see Section 06
                     '-------------------'
                     .-------------------.
                     |   Mahjong Guide   | - see Section 07
                     '-------------------'
                     .-------------------.
                     | Options and Stats | - see Section 08
                     '-------------------'

As with most Japanese Playstation games you'll need to use Circle to confirm and
Cross to cancel so pick an option with d-pad up/down and confirm with Circle.

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 | The game automatically loads your gameplay options settings but all other |
 | data must be saved and loaded manually - see Section 08 for more details. |
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| Section 04 | GAMEPLAY                                                    s04 |
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This section describes the process of playing mahjong in either game mode.

                                   Game Screen
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During play the main body of the screen represents the virtual tabletop. Your
opponents' hands and melded sets are shown around the left, top and right sides
of the screen and the full dead wall is displayed in the centre.

The red bars for each player show their seat-wind, name and points along with
their green/yellow/red "excite meter" which seems to indicate how close they are
to completing their hand and how valuable it is, i.e. it shows how much of a
threat that player poses. It's like everyone has really bad poker-faces. :)

The pale blue bar below your hand is used to display hints (see below).

The red rectangle is the round-wind marker, usually showing east or south. It's
placed in front of the first player to be dealer and stays there. 

The two dice that were thrown at the start of the hand to determine the location
of the wall break are placed to the front and right of the current dealer.

The text on the blue yin-yang symbol to the left of the dead wall is the hand
counter, showing East 1, South 3, etc. (NB the "1" looks more like a seven!)

The red octagon to the right of the dead wall shows the number of Riichi stakes
on the table, the Honba count and the number of tiles remaining in the wall.

If you're playing with the Wareme rule (see rule option 3.4 in Section 10) there
will be a weird eight-pointed marker above the octagon with a red triangle that
points towards the current Wareme player.*

Each player's discard tiles are arranged in traditional rows of six.

The wallpaper and tile colours can be changed in the options (see Section 08).

*You can also use the dice to determine the Wareme player by counting out the
number on the dice counter-clockwise around the table starting on the dealer.

                                    Controls
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Hold Square to pay respects. Sorry, wrong game! :)

Remember to use Circle to confirm and Cross to cancel throughout the game.

The game has relatively few controls compared to other mahjong titles.

 d-pad left/right - move cursor to select tile

    d-pad up/down - move cursor to select command or menu choices

       thumbstick - same functions as d-pad (but only if enabled in options)

    Circle button - discard tile / select command / confirm menu choice

                    Tiles are discarded with a single button press so make sure
                    you have the right one highlighted.

     Cross button - cancel command pop-up / restore command pop-up

                    Command pop-ups appear in the bottom-right corner of the
                    screen whenever you have the opportunity to call a tile,
                    declare a Kong, declare Riichi or declare a win. The bottom
                    option on a pop-up is always cancel or its equivalent.

                    If you cancel a pop-up during your turn (i.e. Riichi, Tsumo
                    or Kan) you can restore it by pressing Cross again.

  Triangle button - toggle HUD brightness (Free Play mode only)

                    You can use this to reduce the brightness of the players'
                    name bars and your hint bar (see below).

                    This should help to extend your battery life a little.

    Square button - toggle menu (see below)

                                  In-Game Menu
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The menu can be accessed by pressing Square and has the following functions.

 1. End Match

    This top option terminates the current match instantly - the game doesn't
    even ask you to confirm before it does it!

    You can quit a match without penalty in Ranking Match mode.

    If you want to restart a match really quickly just press Square followed by
    Circle five times (Free Play) or three times (Ranking Match).

 2. Toggle Automatic Discards after Riichi

    When this option is enabled the game will automatically discard all tiles
    after reaching except for possible winning tiles or exceptionally a tile
    which could be used to declare a concealed Kong (see rule option 5.1).

 3. Toggle Tsumogiri Highlighting

    When this option is enabled the game will highlight in yellow any tile that
    the player discarded immediately after they drew it from the wall.

 4. Toggle Discard Gaps

    When this option is enabled the game will leave a gap in a player's discard
    pool where another player called Chii/Pon/Kan to steal a tile.

 5. Show Rule Options

    This displays all 84 rule settings in the current rule-set. Even if you're
    playing with the custom rule-set the options cannot be changed during play.

 6. Show Game Options

    This displays the game options menu (see Section 08) but it is not possible
    to amend any options during play.

 7. Toggle Hints*

    When this option is enabled the game will provide hints on the blue bar.

    - If it's your turn this will show the best tile to discard.

    - If you have the opportunity to call a tile it will tell you whether to
      call (and which tile to discard afterwards) or to pass.

    - If you're Tenpai it will show your winning tiles (waits) and how many of
      each are available (counting red threes/fives/sevens separately).

    - If you have the opportunity to declare a win it will show the value of
      your winning hand (if you've declared Riichi this will be shown as a range
      of values to allow for the possible benefit of hitting Ura Dora).

 8. Show Dangerous Tiles*

    When this option is enabled the game will highlight some of the tiles in
    your hand (using a traffic-light scheme) when an opponent is Tenpai (ready).

    Obviously the tiles marked red are considered the most dangerous to discard.

 9. Shanten & Tenpai Analysis*

    This function provides a detailed analysis of your hand.

    If your hand is not Tenpai (ready) the lower half of the screen will show
    your current Shanten (e.g. 2 Shanten = two away from Tenpai), the best tiles
    to discard to achieve Tenpai and how many different tiles are available that
    would reduce your Shanten. If some Yaku are possible it will show entries
    for each, again with the recommended discards, the Shanten (which could be
    different for each Yaku) and the number of useful tiles remaining. If there
    are several entries here you can scroll with d-pad up/down.

    Your hand is shown at the top of the screen and you can cycle through the
    tiles using the cursor. The display at the bottom of the screen shows what
    the shape of your hand will be after discarding the selected tile.

    The game's recommend discard/s are shown in the blue bar at the top and the
    current Dora bonus tile/s are shown in the top-right corner.
                                         __

    If your hand is Tenpai a different display is used. Your full hand is still
    shown at the top of the screen but now there will be small markers under the
    tiles which indicate the best tile/s to discard in order to optimise the
    number of different waits, the profit points and the expected value.

    Now the lower half of the screen shows the Yaku for which your winning hand
    would qualify, the number of possible winning tiles, the hand value and the
    number of unique tiles that would complete your hand.

    You can press Circle to toggle between Ron and Tsumo in order to see the
    effect on the value of your hand. If your hand is concealed you can press
    Square to toggle the effect of Riichi and then press Triangle to toggle the
    effect of winning with Ippatsu.

    If you have a choice of discards that would all leave you with a Tenpai hand
    you can press d-pad left/right to cycle through them and see the changes.

    If you have more than one potential winning tile for the selected discard
    you can press d-pad up/down to cycle through them and see the changes.

10. Rewind*

    You can use this option repeatedly to rewind the game one turn at a time if
    you made a bad decision or your discard backfired. This does not change the
    sequence of tiles in the wall so you will receive the same tiles when you
    replay (unless you take a new action which changes the player turn order).

*These assists are unavailable in Ranking Match mode - no cheating!

                                  Score Screen
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After a win is declared the game shows a breakdown of the hand as follows:

     Ron or Tsumo win --> [&*@"=]      £#:&%*           K7
     winner and loser -->              $#:~+%"          [] <-- active Dora

         winning hand --> [][][][][][][] []   [][][][][][] <-- open sets
 
     total Fu and Han --> 30#  5#    $%&: 8000#   _______  <-- total hand value
                                                 (_______) <-- show all hands
 Yaku (and Han value) -->  %              1#     (_______) <-- see Fu breakdown
 Dora (and Han value) -->  K7             4#     (_______) <-- "OK" (continue)

The text at the top-left corner says whether it was a Ron or a Tsumo win.

The name of the player that won the hand is given in the centre at the top of
the window. If it was a Ron win the discarder's name will be given below them.

All active Dora bonus tiles are shown in the top-right corner - these are the
actual Dora now, not the indicator tiles.

The winning hand is shown across the centre of the window, with any open sets on
the right and the winning tile to the right of the closed portion of the hand.

Immediately below the tiles are the total Fu (minipoints) and Han (doubles) for
the hand and its total value. Any limit applied is not indicated.

All Yaku (scoring elements) and Dora are itemised in the bottom-left corner. If
there are more than three items here you'll see faint up/down arrows and you can
press d-pad left to enter the list and d-pad up/down to scroll.

In Free Play mode there will be three buttons in the bottom-right corner (but in
Ranking Match mode the top button is unavailable). Use the top one to reveal all
hands, the middle one to view a full breakdown of how the Fu were awarded (not
with a Seven Pairs hand) and the third one to continue to the next screen.

The next screen shows all points paid/received for the hand. For each player it
shows the following five rows, with gains in blue and losses in red.

                          1. Old points total
                          2. Points from winning hand
                          3. Points from Riichi stakes
                          4. Points from Honba
                          5. New points total

You'll see the points transferred slowly between players but you can press
Circle to skip this. You can then either press Circle to continue playing or
Cross to return to the previous screen.

                                  Final Scores
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Many Japanese mahjong games convert the points totals at the end of a match into
what I call the "final scores" format. AI Mahjong does better than most games in
illustrating this process although it doesn't give a complete breakdown of the
initial stages in the calculations.

1. Regardless of the starting score (rule option 1.1), each player always buys
   into a match with a 30,000 pts. In this first stage the buy-in is subtracted
   from each player's score to show their profit or loss from the match.

   The scores are also abbreviated by dividing them by 1,000 so the remaining
   numbers represent thousands of points. Additionally the scores will usually
   be rounded according to whichever setting is applied (rule option 1.6).

   For example if a player finished a match with 40,000 pts their profit would
   be 10,000 pts and their abbreviated score at this stage would be +10.

2. The player that won the match receives a bonus called the Oka which is based
   on the points remaining from the 30k buy-ins after the starting scores were
   deducted, e.g. with 25k starts the Oka is (30k - 25k) x 4 = 20,000 pts.

   If the starting scores are 30,000 pts then no Oka is paid.

3. Finally the payments are made for the Uma (rule option 1.2), for example with
   the standard 10-20 Uma the player in 3rd place pays 10k to 2nd and the player
   in 4th pays 20k to 1st.

The bottom row of the table shows the final scores after these calculations.


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| Section 05 | FREE PLAY MODE                                              s05 |
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Free Play mode is the first option off the main menu. Here you can play one-off
matches with your own choice of opponents and rules. Local multiplayer is also
integrated into this mode (although I haven't been able to test it).

The first screen prompts you to specify how many real people and how many COM
(computer-controlled) characters will be playing.

            .------------------------.
            |    4 People / 0 COM    | = multiplayer (three friends)
            '------------------------'
            .------------------------.
            |    3 People / 1 COM    | = multiplayer (two friends)
            '------------------------'
            .------------------------.
            |    2 People / 2 COM    | = multiplayer (one friend)
            '------------------------'
            .------------------------.
            |    1 Person / 3 COM    | = single-player (solo)
            '------------------------'
            .------------------------.
            |    0 People / 4 COM    | = demo mode
            '------------------------'

Pick the fourth option if you're playing solo or the fifth option if you want to
watch the computer playing against itself (from the perspective of one player).

Next for solo play you need to select three of the twelve characters to be your
opponents. You can use the array of eight options at the bottom of the screen to
pick three players by category. The following options are available:

     1. Welcome    2. Strongest     3. On Good Form    4. Declining Fortune

     5. Female     6. Indecisive    7. Damaten         8. Aesthetic

(Damaten or "silent Tenpai" is when you build a concealed Tenpai (ready) hand
but do not declare Riichi so your opponents may not realise you're Tenpai.)

You can also pick all three opponents individually if you prefer using the grid
at the top of the screen. You'll need to de-select one or more players first
with Circle before choosing new ones. Once you have three characters selected
you need to pick the left option (Yes) on the pop-up to confirm.

Next you need to select your rule-set from the nine available (see Section 09).
Use the L/R buttons to cycle through the numbered options 1/9, 2/9, etc. The
first eight rule-sets are totally fixed and you can review all the rule options
by paging with d-pad up/down. The final "Original" rule-set (9/9) however is
completely customisable - you can scroll through each rule option individually
with d-pad up/down and change the settings (see Section 10) with left/right.


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| Section 06 | RANKING MATCH MODE                                          s06 |
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Ranking Match mode is the second option off the main menu. In this mode your
goal is to rank-up by achieving a series of targets. The player aids such as the
hint and rewind functions and the excite meters are not available in this mode.

On the main screen the top-left box shows your current goal. For example on the
first level you need to achieve an average final score (see Section 04) of -5.0
or higher over your most recent two matches. If you fail to meet the target on
your first and second matches you can try again on your second and third, or
third and fourth, etc - or you can just reset your progress (see below).

The bottom-left box shows your progress towards the current goal. If the target
is to obtain a specified average this will show your current average (and number
of matches played) or if the target is to go positive in a certain number of
matches this will show how many more positive matches are required.

The floral purple grid on the right shows your positions and final scores from
your five most recent matches played.

The third and fourth characters in the red framed box at the top of the screen
show your current ranking.

There are three options at the bottom of the screen. Use the first one to start
a match (you can choose three different opponents if you want), use the second
one to reset your progress on the current level (left option to confirm) or use
the third one to wipe your career and start again (left option to confirm).

Ranking matches are played with the 2004 Standard rule-set (see Section 09) with
25,000 pts starting scores so the match winner always picks up a 20k Oka bonus.
Also a 10-20 Uma is applied so the player in 1st gets 20k and 2nd gets 10k while
3rd pays 10k and 4th pays 20k (so you should try to avoid placing 3rd or 4th).

After completing the first level you're promoted to 9th Kyuu which is followed
by 8th Kyuu, 7th Kyuu, etc, each level presenting a tougher challenge than the
one before it. Presumably after 1st Kyuu you progress onto the Dan ranks but I
haven't had the time to get that far yet. (stay tuned for future updates...?)

       Rank | Clear Requirement
  ==========+================================================================
      Entry | average final score -5.0 or more over two consecutive matches
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   9th Kyuu | average final score -2.0 or more over two consecutive matches
  ----------+----------------------------------------------------------------
   8th Kyuu | average final score 0.0 or more over four consecutive matches
  ----------+----------------------------------------------------------------
   7th Kyuu | positive final scores in two consecutive matches
  ----------+----------------------------------------------------------------
   6th Kyuu | average final score +4.0 or more over four consecutive matches
  ----------+----------------------------------------------------------------
   5th Kyuu | positive final scores in three consecutive matches
  ----------+----------------------------------------------------------------
   4th Kyuu | TBC
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   3rd Kyuu | TBC
  ----------+----------------------------------------------------------------
   2nd Kyuu | TBC
  ----------+----------------------------------------------------------------
   1st Kyuu | TBC

Don't forget the lack of auto-save - that's especially critical in this mode
where you could so easily lose all your hard-earned progress! I would suggest
that you update your Ranking Match save file (see Section 08) after every match.
By continually "banking" your progress like that you can always reload from your
save if you have a particularly bad match. ;)


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| Section 07 | MAHJONG GUIDE                                               s07 |
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The third option off the main menu accesses a mahjong tutorial.

Use d-pad left/right and Circle to select a category at the top.

Use d-pad up/down and Circle to select a topic on the left.

Use L/R to scroll up/down each page.

The fifth category is a glossary of mahjong terminology with 75 definitions.


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| Section 08 | OPTIONS AND STATS                                           s08 |
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The final choice on the main menu is labelled Options but it also gives access
to all your player stats in addition to the load/save functions.

1. Gameplay Settings
2. Competition Results
3. Load Data - Free Play / Ranking Match / Game Settings / Rule Settings
4. Save Data - Free Play / Ranking Match / Game Settings / Rule Settings

Details of the gameplay options menu and stats log are given below.

The game has four separate save files for your Free Play stats, Ranking Match
progress, game options (see below) and "Original" custom rule-set configuration.
You can save or load each of these individually from this screen.

Your options settings will be loaded automatically when you switch on the game
but otherwise there is no auto-save and no auto-load! Crazy, I know. If you want
to continue your career in Ranking Match mode you'll need to manually save your
Ranking Match data file before you switch off and then load it next time. The
same applies to your stats from Free Play mode and your custom rule settings.

You can load/save your data by highlighting the third/fourth choice, selecting
one of the four options (see below) using d-pad left/right, pressing Circle to
accept and then picking the left option (Yes) to confirm.

           Free Play (this option starts with "Fu" which looks like "7")
       Ranking Match (this option has six characters - mostly Kanji)
       Game Settings (this is the shortest option - it has four Kanji)
       Rule Settings (this is the longest option - mostly Katakana)

                               Gameplay Settings
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The game has thirteen options spread over two pages in the following order.

The default options are marked here with asterisks.

Use d-pad up/down to select an option and d-pad left/right to cycle through the
available values. Press Cross when finished to confirm and exit.

Your options settings can also be viewed (but not changed) during play.

I don't believe there is any option to turn the music off! :6
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1.   Name: Table Type

  Options: Standard* / Plain / Mahjong Tiles 1 / Mahjong Tiles 2 /

           AI Mahjong 1 / AI Mahjong 2 / Starry Sky / Wooden Floor /

           Asian / Carbon / Concrete / Bricks / Tiles / Simple / Pop 1 /

           Pop 2 / Art Deco 1 / Art Deco 2 / Iron / Blocks

     Info: This lets you change the appearance of your tabletop background.

           These are mostly awful but the "Mahjong Tiles" ones are pretty cool.

2.   Name: Tile Type

  Options: Bamboo* / Blue / Navy / Black / Purple / Green / Red / Yellow / Ash

     Info: This lets you change the colour of your tile backs.

3.   Name: Tile Discard Speed

  Options: Slowest / Slow / Normal / Fast* / Fastest

     Info: This lets you change the speed of your opponents' moves.

4.   Name: Dice Animation

  Options: On* / Off

     Info: This lets you hide the dice roll/s at the start of each hand.

5.   Name: "Excite" Display

  Options: On* / Off

     Info: This lets you disable the green/yellow/red "excite meters" for each
           player (the meters will still be shown but will no longer light up).

           These are automatically disabled in Ranking Match mode.

6.   Name: Discard Animation

  Options: On / Off*

     Info: This lets you change the way your opponents' discards are animated.

           When this option is enabled you will be able to see whether a player
           discarded the tile they just drew (Tsumogiri) or a tile from within
           their hand. Also each discarded tile will be placed face-up on the
           table before it's moved into the discard pool.

7.   Name: Tenpai in a Draw

  Options: when others Tenpai* / selection necessary / selection always

     Info: This lets you add the option of not revealing a Tenpai (ready) hand.

           When a hand ends in an exhaustive draw usually any players that have
           a Tenpai (ready) hand will reveal their tiles to show that they can
           receive No-ten Bappu (see rule option 3.1 in Section 10).

           In Free Play mode you then have the choice of forcing any other
           players to show their tiles too. Pick the left option to reveal all
           No-ten hands. You should then pick the right option to continue.

           This gameplay option has three settings. When you choose the third
           one the game gives you the choice of not showing your Tenpai hand
           (unless you declared Riichi in which case your hand is always shown
           automatically to show that it wasn't illegal No-ten Riichi). Pick the
           left option to display your hand or the right option to decline - the
           latter may cause you to miss or pay No-ten Bappu points.

           I'm not sure about the other two settings for this option - I think
           these might depend on whether other players were Tenpai or not but it
           is really hard to test since usually at least one opponent is always
           Tenpai in a draw.
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8.   Name: Sound Effects

  Options: On* / Off

     Info: This lets you disable the cursor and tile sound effects.

9.   Name: Calling Alert Sounds

  Options: On* / Off

     Info: This lets you mute the alert sound on Chii/Pon/Kan pop-ups.

10.  Name: Player Voices

  Options: On* / Off

     Info: This lets you mute all voice effects.

           This makes it harder to follow your opponents' actions as there are
           no text pop-ups for their calls and declarations.

           Disabling this option automatically disables the next one too.

11.  Name: Emotion Voices

  Options: On* / Off

     Info: This lets you mute the extra excited comments your opponents make
           sometimes, for example their reactions to Ron wins.

12.  Name: Your Voice

  Options: Male* / Female

     Info: This lets you change the gender of your own character's voice.

13.  Name: Analogue Pad

  Options: On / Off*

     Info: This lets you enable the thumbstick (same functions as d-pad).

*This is the default setting for the game option.

                              Competition Results
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On the first stats menu there are thirteen choices. These represent you and the
twelve opponent characters - you can view the same range of stats for anyone.
Pick the first option (top-left) if you want to view your own Free Play stats.

After selecting a player you'll be on the first of three sections indicated at
the bottom of the screen. Press d-pad left/right to cycle through them.

                Gameplay Stats / Recent Results / Detailed Stats

You can also use the option in the top-right corner to delete the stats - select
that option, press Circle then pick the left choice (Yes) to confirm.

o Gameplay Results

  1. Number of matches played
  2. Average final score*
  3. Percentage of wins (?)
  4. Percentage of matches where you finished top (1st)
  5. Percentage of matches where you finished last (4th)

  *The process for determining the final scores is explained in Section 04.

o Recent Results

  For each of your ten most recent matches this page shows your final position -
  1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th - and your final score.

  The bar at the bottom gives your average position and average score.

o Detailed Stats

  This section is much larger than the other ones - it even has its own menu to
  navigate through the categories. You can either pick the option you want or
  open any category and then use d-pad left/right to cycle through the others.

  1. Hand wins
  2. Riichi
  3. Damaten
  4. Calls
  5. Payments
  6. Draws
  7. Winning Yaku

  The layout of each of these seven categories is given below.

  In the first six categories the three columns show your overall stats, dealer
  stats (when you were east) and non-dealer stats (when you weren't east).

  1. Hand wins

     1. Total number of hands played
     2. Number of hands won
     3. Percentage of hands won
     4. Average value of hands won
     5. Percentage of hands won by Ron
     6. Average value of hands won by Ron
     7. Percentage of hands won by Tsumo
     8. Average value of hands won by Tsumo

  2. Riichi

     1. Total number of hands played
     2. Number of hands where player declared Riichi
     3. Percentage of hands where player declared Riichi
     4. Percentage of hands where player won after declaring Riichi
     5. Average value of hands won after declaring Riichi
     6. Percentage of hands won by Ron after declaring Riichi
     7. Average value of hands won by Ron after declaring Riichi
     8. Percentage of hands won by Tsumo after declaring Riichi
     9. Average value of hands won by Tsumo after declaring Riichi
    10. Average number of turns until player declares Riichi

  3. Damaten (i.e. "silent Tenpai" = closed Tenpai hand without Riichi)

     1. Total number of hands played
     2. Number of Damaten hands
     3. Percentage of Damaten hands
     4. Percentage of Damaten hands where player won
     5. Average value of Damaten hands won
     6. Percentage of Damaten hands won by Ron
     7. Average value of Damaten hands won by Ron
     8. Percentage of Damaten hands won by Tsumo
     9. Average value of Damaten hands won by Tsumo

  4. Calls (i.e. calling Chii/Pon/Kan to steal opponents' discards)

     1. Total number of hands played
     2. Number of open hands
     3. Percentage of open hands
     4. Percentage of open hands where player won
     5. Average value of open hands won
     6. Percentage of open hands won by Ron
     7. Average value of open hands won by Ron
     8. Percentage of open hands won by Tsumo
     9. Average value of open hands won by Tsumo
    10. Average number of turns until player calls

  5. Payments

     1. Total number of hands played
     2. Number of times an opponent declared a Ron win on player's discard
     3. Percentage of times an opponent declared a Ron win on player's discard
     4. Average payment when opponents declared Ron wins on player's discards

  6. Draws

     1. Total number of hands played
     2. Number of hands that ended with an abortive draw
     3. Number of hands that ended with a draw
     4. Percentage of hands that ended in a draw
     5. Percentage of times when player's hand was Tenpai (ready) in a draw

     (For explanations of the five types of abortive draw permitted in Japanese
     mahjong see rule options 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 4.3 in Section 10.)

  7. Winning Yaku

     This final sections records the number of times the player achieved each of
     the Yaku (scoring elements) and Yakuman (limit-hands) in winning hands.

     These are listed in two columns over four pages.

     Dora bonus tiles in winning hands are also counted here (on page 1).

     Page 1/4

     1. Menzen Tsumo (Fully Concealed)    Tanyao (All Simples)
     2. Riichi                            Iipeikou (Pure Double Chow)
     3. Ippatsu ("one-shot" win)          Yakuhai (wind/dragon Pung)
     4. Rinshan Kaihou (After a Kong)     Dora bonus tiles
     5. Chankan (Robbing the Kong)        Daburu Riichi (Double Riichi)
     6. Haitei (Last-Tile Tsumo)          San Shoku Doujun (Mixed Triple Chow)
     7. Houtei (Last-Tile Ron)            Ikkitsuukan/Ittsuu (Pure Straight)
     8. Pinfu                             Chanta (Mixed Outside Hand)

     Page 2/4

     1. Toi-Toi Hou (All Pungs)           Ryanpeikou (Twice Pure Double Chow)
     2. San Shoku Doukou (Triple Pung)    Honitsu (Half-Flush)
     3. Honroutou (Terminals & Honours)   Chinitsu (Full Flush)
     4. San Ankou (Three Concealed Pungs) Renhou (Human Win)
     5. San Kantsu (Three Kongs)          Nagashi Mangan (All T&H Discards)
     6. Shou San Gen (Little 3 Dragons)   Tenhou (Heavenly Win)
     7. Chii Toitsu (Seven Pairs)         Chiihou (Earthly Win)
     8. Junchan (Pure Outside Hand)       Chuurenpoutou (Nine Gates)

     Page 3/4

     1. Junsei Chuuren (Pure Nine Gates)  Chinroutou (All Terminals)
     2. Dai San Gen (Big Three Dragons)   Ryuuiisou (All Green)
     3. Dai Suu Shii (Big Four Winds)     Kokushimusou (Thirteen Orphans)
     4. Shou Suu Shii (Little Four Winds) Kokushi 13 (Thirteen Orphans 13-sided)
     5. Suu Ankou (Four Concealed Pungs)  Kanburi (Ron after Kong)
     6. Suu Ankou Tanki (4CP pair wait)   San Renkou (Three Consecutive Pungs)
     7. Suu Kantsu (Four Kongs)           Ii Sou San Shun (Pure Triple Chow)
     8. Tsuuiisou (All Honours)           Otakaze San Kou (3 Guest-Wind Pungs)

     Page 4/4

     1. Shiisan Puutaa (Junk Hand)        Ryansou Chankan (2s Robbing the Kong)
     2. Shou Sharin (Little Wheels)       Uushin Tsuukan (Five-Heart Straight)
     3. Dai Sharin (Big Wheels)           Uupin Kaihou (5p After a Kong)
     4. Suu Renkou (4 Consecutive Pungs)  Puuchii Puupon* (Non-Chii Non-Pon)
     5. Ii Sou Suu Shun (Pure Quad Chow)  Shiiaruraotai (Twelve Open Tiles)
     6. Hyakuman Goku (1 Million Stones)  Shanronchonchuu (Dragon Contest)
     7. Paa Renchan (Eight Continuances)  Fuukasetsugetsu (Nature's Beauty)
     8. Iipin Raoyue (1p Last-Tile Tsumo) Banryokusouchuu Ittenkou (Red Flower)

The weird and wonderful rare Yaku/Yakuman here are described in Section 10.

*Perhaps it's buried in one of the preset rule-sets but I haven't seen "Puuchii
Puupon" anywhere else in the game - perhaps it was removed before launch?


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| Section 09 | RULE-SETS                                                   s09 |
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The game has nine rule-sets which can be selected in Free Play mode - in the
first eight sets all rules are fixed but the ninth set can be fully customised.

Ranking Match mode seems to always use the 2004 Standard rule-set.

This section gives a brief summary of the key features in each rule-set.

In all fixed rule-sets Kuitan is Ari (you can claim Tanyao on an open hand).

For descriptions of each individual rule option see Section 10.
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o 2004 Standard                                                           [1/9]

  Overall this is literally quite a "standard" rule-set.

  Matches are played over two rounds (Hanchan) with no bankruptcy.

  The starting scores are 25,000 pts (so the match winner receives an Oka bonus
  of 20,000 pts) and the Uma payments are 10-20.

  Ippatsu, Kan Dora, Ura Dora and Kan Ura Dora are all permitted.

  Red fives are not used.

  The dealer gets a Renchan (continuance) for winning a hand or for having a
  Tenpai (ready) hand in an exhaustive draw.
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o 2004 One-Round Match                                                    [2/9]

  Matches are played over one round but can end early due to bankruptcy.

  The starting scores are 25,000 pts (so the match winner receives an Oka bonus
  of 20,000 pts) and the Uma payments are 10-30.

  Ippatsu, Kan Dora, Ura Dora and Kan Ura Dora are all permitted.

  Three red fives are used.

  The dealer gets a Renchan for winning a hand.
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o 2004 Inflation                                                          [3/9]

  Matches are played over two rounds with no bankruptcy.

  The starting scores are 25,000 pts (so the match winner receives an Oka bonus
  of 20,000 pts) and the Uma payments are 20-60.

  Each hand starts with two Dora indicators flipped.

  Ippatsu, Kan Dora, Ura Dora and Kan Ura Dora are all permitted.

  Six red fives and the Wareme doubling rule are used.

  The dealer gets a Renchan for winning a hand or for having a Tenpai hand in an
  exhaustive draw.
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o Mahjong Union Mu Cup*                                                   [4/9]

  Matches are played over two rounds with no bankruptcy.

  The starting scores are 30,000 pts (no Oka) and the Uma payments are 4-12.

  Ippatsu, Kan Dora, Ura Dora and Kan Ura Dora are all disallowed.

  Red fives are not used.

  The dealer gets a Renchan (continuance) for winning a hand or for having a
  Tenpai hand in an exhaustive draw.

  Honba points are not paid.

  *The "Mu Cup" competition (mu = Greek letter) has been running since 1997.
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o Japan Mahjong Saikouisen* Official                                      [5/9]

  Matches are played over two rounds with no bankruptcy.

  The starting scores are 30,000 pts (no Oka) and the Uma payments are 10-30.

  Ippatsu, Kan Dora, Ura Dora and Kan Ura Dora are all permitted.

  Red fives are not used.

  The dealer gets a Renchan (continuance) for winning a hand or for having a
  Tenpai hand in an exhaustive draw.

  *The Saikouisen (Supreme Rank Battle) competition has been running since 1976.
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o Ryuuousen* Official                                                     [6/9]

  The rule options are identical to the Saikouisen rule-set above.

  *The Ryuuousen (Hatsu King Battle) competition has been running since 1992.
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o Ban-Ban Associates Game Regulations A                                   [7/9]

  Matches are played over two rounds with no bankruptcy.

  The starting scores are 30,000 pts (no Oka) and the Uma payments are 5-10.

  Ippatsu, Kan Dora, Ura Dora and Kan Ura Dora are all disallowed.

  Red fives are not used.

  The dealer gets a Renchan (continuance) for winning a hand or for having a
  Tenpai hand in an exhaustive draw.

  Honba points are not paid.
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o Ban-Ban Associates Game Regulations B                                   [8/9]

  The rule options are the same as the Ban-Ban A set except that Ippatsu, Kan
  Dora, Ura Dora and Kan Ura Dora are all permitted.
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o Original                                                                [9/9]

  In contrast to the other eight rule-sets where all rule options are fixed, all
  rules are fully customisable in this last set. The default settings for this
  rule-set are marked with asterisks in Section 10.

  If you want to use your custom rule-set again in future you'll need to save it
  and then load it manually every time you start the game (see Section 08).
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| Section 10 | RULE OPTIONS                                                s10 |
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There's a remarkable list of 84 rules in the game. A few are fixed but most can
be adjusted when using the Original custom rule-set (see Section 09).

The rule options are always displayed over eleven pages as shown below.

You'll notice that several rules have the same two settings available, these are
Ari (with) and Nashi (without). If you play Japanese mahjong then you should
recognise these terms; if not their usage is simple - for example "Kuitan Ari"
means the Kuitan rule is applied and "Kuitan Nashi" means it's disallowed.

      __|___    | _                        /_______   | 
       _|___    |/ \       ARI             _|_|_|_|_  |          NASHI
      / |/  \   |   |  (rule is on)         |_|_|_|   |      (rule is off)
      \_/  _/   '  /                        / \ \ \   |___/

Okay, here are all the rules. I hope you're sitting comfortably...!
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1.1  Name: Starting Scores

  Options: 25,000 pts* (minimum 15,000 pts, maximum 30,000 pts)

     Info: This sets the number of points that each player holds at the start of
           each game. This affects the Oka payment that the winner receives at
           the end of the match - players always buy into a match with 30,000
           pts and any excess points form the Oka, e.g. with the standard 25k
           starting scores the Oka would (30,000 - 25,000) x 4 = 20,000 pts.

           You can adjust the starting scores in 1,000 pts increments.

1.2  Name: Uma

  Options: off [nashi] / 4-12 / 5-10 / 10-20* / 10-30 / 20-40 / 20-60 / 30-60

     Info: The Uma is an adjustment to the final scores at the end of the game
           based on the players' placings. The two digits represent thousands of
           points and the player in 3rd pays the smaller amount to 2nd and the
           player in 4th pays the larger amount to the match winner.

           For example with the default 10-20 Uma, 3rd pays 10,000 points to 2nd
           and 4th pays 20,000 points to 1st.

1.3  Name: Match Length

  Options: Ton-Puu* (1 round) / Hanchan (2 rounds) / Iichan (4 rounds)

     Info: This sets the number of rounds that will be played in each match.

           Ton-Puu is played with a single east round, Hanchan ("half game") has
           the standard east and south rounds of Japanese mahjong and Iichan has
           the full four-round duration of the classical Chinese rules.

1.4  Name: Top Settlement

  Options: off* [nashi] / (minimum 30,000 pts, maximum 33,300 pts)

     Info: When this rule is set to a numerical value the game will apply a rule
           which specifies that any match will continue into one or more extra
           hands until one player achieves the specified target score.

           You can adjust the target in 300 pts increments.

           Technically this rule will have a different name depending on the
           match duration specified in rule option 1.3 above. With Ton-Puu it's
           Nannyuu, with Hanchan it's Shaanyuu and with Iichan it's Tonnyuu.

1.5  Name: Uma when Points are Tied

  Options: same arrival / last dealer priority / first dealer priority*

     Info: This determines how the Uma (see rule option 1.2) is paid when two or
           more players have the same score at the end of a match.

           The default (third) setting applies the common rule used in Japanese
           mahjong when players are tied on points - the higher position goes to
           the player that was first to have a seat-wind of east in the match.

           With the second option the opposite is true, the higher position goes
           to the player that was most recently east.

           With the first option I assume the tie remains unbroken and the Uma
           payments are averaged between the players. For example with a 10-20
           Uma (+20 +10 -10 -20) if two players were tied for 3rd and 4th they
           would pay 15k each and if two were tied for 2nd and 3rd there would
           be no change to their scores.

1.6  Name: Rounding of Final Scores

  Options: 4 down 5 up* / 5 down 6 up / no change / round up / round down

     Info: These are options for how the game handles decimals after the points
           totals for each player are divided by 1,000 in determining the final
           scores at the end of a match (see Section 04).

           With the default setting a result of +10.4 would be rounded down to
           +10 but +10.5 would be rounded up to +11.

1.7  Name: Seat-Winds Rotate when Dealer is No-ten

  Options: every hand* / off [nashi] / east round only

     Info: When the dealer (east) wins a hand they "stay on" as dealer - this is
           called a Renchan (continuance). The opposite case, when the players'
           seat-winds rotate around the table, is called a Ronchan - this always
           happens when a non-dealer wins a hand.

           This rule determines when a Ronchan will be caused by the dealer
           being No-ten (unready) when a hand ends in an exhaustive draw (when
           the supply of tiles in the live wall is exhausted). With the third
           option this will only occur during the first round of the match.*

           *This is almost equivalent to saying that the dealer gets a Renchan
           when they are No-ten in the south round - the "Nanba No-ten" rule -
           but expressing it instead in terms of Ronchan and the east round
           generalises the statement for any additional west/north rounds that
           might be caused by the Shaanyuu (or Tonnyuu) rule.

1.8  Name: Continuances only when Dealer Wins

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is applied the dealer (east) can only earn a Renchan
           (continuance) by winning a hand. Otherwise the dealer can also stay
           on by having a Tenpai (ready) hand in a draw.
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2.1  Name: Agari Yame

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is used, if the dealer (east) wins the final hand of a
           match they are given the option to end the match instead of playing a
           Renchan (continuance) as you would normally after a dealer win.

           A pop-up will appear after the points from the hand win have been
           paid. Pick the left option (Yes) to accept and terminate the match.

           Unlike some other games, this option will be given even if you're not
           currently in 1st place. By ending the match you lose the potential to
           take 1st but you also avoid the risk of losing points I guess.

           Setting this rule to Nashi automatically disables the next rule too.

2.2  Name: Tenpai Yame

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: This is an uncommon variation of the previous rule whereby the dealer
           can also end the game early if the final hand ends in an exhaustive
           draw and they have a Tenpai (ready) hand.

           I'm not convinced that this rule works properly in the game. I've had
           several cases where I was the final dealer and I had a Tenpai hand in
           a draw but I was not given the option of Tenpai Yame, even when I was
           leading on points and Tenpai Renchan was Ari.

2.3  Name: Hakoware (bankruptcy)

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is applied a match will end early if the score of one
           or more players drops below zero.

           When the rule is off the players continue with negative scores.

           A player with a negative score can still declare Riichi.

2.4  Name: Ryan Han Shibari (two-Han minimum)

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: Usually modern Japanese mahjong is played with an Ii Han Shibari or
           one-Han minimum which means that a hand must be worth at least one
           Han (double) in order to be able to declare a valid win. Furthermore
           any Han from Dora bonus tiles cannot be counted towards this, so it's
           effectively a one-Yaku minimum.

           Each time a hand ends in either a dealer win or a draw a "counter" is
           placed on the table - this is usually one of the dealer's 100-point
           scoring sticks (as shown to the right of the dead wall). This is
           called the Honba count and a number of points usually equal to 300
           multiplied by the current Honba is added to the value of any winning
           hand. When a non-dealer wins a hand, the Honba count resets to zero.

           Under the Ryan Han Shibari rule, when there are five or more counters
           on the table a hand must have Yaku (scoring elements) worth two or
           more Han in order to win. Again, Dora cannot be counted for this.

2.5  Name: Sakizuke (attaching before)                             [fixed rule]

  Options: off* [nashi]

     Info: This is our first fixed rule (with no other settings available).

           Sakizuke is disallowed which means that its opposite, Atozuke, is
           allowed - therefore you can declare a valid win with a hand that had
           no guaranteed Yaku until you finally added the winning tile.

2.6  Name: Riichi Stake                                            [fixed rule]

  Options: 1,000 pts*

     Info: The cost of declaring Riichi is fixed at the standard 1,000 pts.

2.7  Name: Riichi Sticks Deposit

  Options: any win* / Riichi win

     Info: If one or more players declare Riichi but the hand ends in a draw
           their Riichi sticks stay on the table in the Kyoutaku (deposit).

           With the default option the first player to win any hand subsequently
           will earn any Riichi stakes on the table. With the other setting they
           can only be collected by a player who declares a win after reaching.

2.8  Name: Deposit Points at End of Match

  Options: match winner / not included / return to the source*

     Info: If any Riichi stakes in the deposit remain unclaimed at the end of a
           match these are usually added to the winner's points total.

           With the second option I think they stay on the table and with the
           third option (the default setting in the custom rule-set) each Riichi
           stick is returned to the player that reached with it.
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3.1  Name: No-ten Bappu

  Options: 3,000 pts* / off [nashi]

     Info: The No-ten Bappu are the payments made when a hand ends in a draw.

           The players that are Tenpai (ready) each receive a share of 3,000 pts
           which are paid by the players that are No-ten (unready).

           With No-ten Bappu set to Nashi, no points are exchanged in a draw.

3.2  Name: Keishiki Tenpai (Tenpai form)                           [fixed rule]

  Options: on* [ari]

     Info: A hand will still be considered Tenpai even if it has no Yaku.

           This is pertinent to both No-ten Bappu and Renchan (see above).

3.3  Name: Honba Points

  Options: off [nashi] / 300 pts* / 900 pts / 1,500 pts

     Info: This rule can be used to change the multiple of points paid when the
           Honba count has a non-zero value (see rule option 2.4).

           The default setting in the custom rule-set is the standard 300 pts.

3.4  Name: Wareme (double points on wall break)

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is applied the player whose side of the virtual tile
           wall was broken at the start of the hand pays/receives double points.
           This player will be indicated by the red corner on the Wareme marker
           that's shown near the top-right corner of the screen.

           The doubling effect of Wareme is applied after the normal score
           calculation so, for example, if you get ronned on a dealer Mangan
           when either you or the dealer has the Wareme marker then it would
           cost you 24,000 points (ouch!) which could easily bankrupt you.

           Even individual payments on a Tsumo win are affected, for example a
           normal Tsumo win for a non-dealer Mangan would receive 4,000 pts from
           the dealer and 2,000 pts each from the other two players, but if the
           dealer had the Wareme marker their payment would be 8,000 pts.

           Points from Honba, Riichi sticks and No-ten Bappu are not doubled.

3.5  Name: Suu Cha Riichi (four persons Riichi)

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is applied a Tochuu Ryuukyoku (abortive draw) occurs
           whenever all four players declare Riichi in the same hand.

3.6  Name: Suu Kan Sanra (four Kongs completed)

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is applied an abortive draw occurs when a total of
           four Kongs have been made by two or more players in the same hand.

3.7  Name: Suu Fontsu Rendaa (four winds barrage)

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is applied an abortive draw occurs whenever all four
           players discard the same wind tile on their first turn.

3.8  Name: Kyuu Shu Yao Kyuu Hai Tou Hai (nine varieties, nine tiles)

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is applied a player may elect to declare an abortive
           draw if, after drawing their first tile, their hand has nine or more
           different terminals (ones and nines) and honours (winds and dragons).

           When this occurs you can accept the abortive draw by selecting the
           top option on the command pop-up that appears.
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4.1  Name: Fifth Kong Prohibition

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: If the four Kongs abortive draw is disallowed then this rule option
           must be applied - it is not possible for a fifth Kong to be declared
           because the dead wall has only four supplement tiles available and
           four stacks for Kan Dora (and Kan Ura Dora) indicators.

           The setting for this rule will automatically be changed to Ari if you
           set rule option 3.6 to Nashi.

4.2  Name: Double Ron

  Options: on* [ari] / Atama Hane

     Info: When this rule is applied two players can declare a Ron win on the
           same tile and both wins will be allowed.

           The alternative is to apply the Atame Hane (head bump) rule - only
           the player closest to the discarder's right wins the hand.

4.3  Name: San Cha Hou (three players win)

  Options: on* [ari] / draw / Atama Hane

     Info: When this rule is applied three players can declare a Ron win on the
           same tile and all three wins will be allowed.

           The alternatives are to apply the Atame Hane rule (see above) or for
           an abortive draw to be declared.

           If rule option 4.2 is set to Atama Hane then this rule must be set to
           either Atama Hane or draw.

           If this rule is set to either Ari or Atama Hane then rule option 4.2
           will be set to the same option.

4.4  Name: Furiten Riichi                                          [fixed rule]

  Options: on* [ari]

     Info: You are permitted to declare Riichi when your hand is Furiten.

           You will be unable to win by Ron but you can still win by Tsumo.

4.5  Name: Passing after Riichi                                    [fixed rule]

  Options: on* [ari]

     Info: I think this just means you can pass an opportunity to declare a win
           after reaching. You will then only be able to win by Tsumo.

4.6  Name: Riichi Ippatsu

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: This can be used to disable the Ippatsu ("one-shot") bonus Yaku.

4.7  Name: Kuikae with Suji Tile

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: When the two Kuikae rules are disallowed the game will restrict which
           tiles you can discard immediately after calling.

           Suji are pairs of tiles that could complete the same two-sided wait,
           for example the Suji for a _45_ wait are 3 and 6.

           When this option is Nashi and you steal a discard tile by Chii using
           two tiles from your hand the game will block you from discarding the
           other tile that could form a set with the same two tiles. For example
           if you had 456 in your hand and called Chii on a 3 using the 45 you
           would not be able to discard the 6 (until your next turn).

4.8  Name: Kuikae with Same Tile

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: When this option is Nashi and you steal a discard tile by either Chii
           or Pon using two tiles from your hand the game will block you from
           discarding the same tile. For example if you had 456 in your hand and
           called Chii on a 6 using the 45 you would not be able to discard the
           6 (until your next turn).
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5.1  Name: Concealed Kong after Riichi

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is Ari you are permitted to declare a concealed Kong
           after you have declared Riichi as long as this does not alter the
           structure of your hand or the nature of the wait/s.

           If you are playing with additional Dora (see rule options 7.2, 7.4
           and 7.5) this will add the potential for both Kan Dora and Kan Ura
           Dora if you complete the hand.

5.2  Name: Winning with Kokushimusou by Chankan off a Concealed Kong

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: Kokushimusou is the Japanese name for the Thirteen Orphans limit-hand
           composed of one each of all six terminal tiles (ones and nines) and
           seven honour tiles (winds and dragons) plus one duplicate.

           Chankan is the "Robbing the Kong" Yaku that allows you to declare a
           Ron win off the tile used to complete an open Kong set.

           Usually you cannot "rob" a concealed Kong, but when this rule is in
           use you can, but only when completing a Kokushi hand.

5.3  Name: Kokushimusou Win Priority

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: I'm not sure exactly what this rule option does. Perhaps it gives
           priority to a Kokushi win which might otherwise get "head bumped" by
           Atama Hane (see rule option 4.2) or maybe it exceptionally allows Ron
           wins when Furiten on a 13-sided Kokushi wait (see rule option 9.1).

5.4  Name: Rinshan Kaihou all Tsumo Wins

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: You qualify for Rinshan Kaihou (After a Kong) when you win off the
           supplement tile taken after declaring a Kong set.

           I think this rule probably makes all such Rinshan wins count as Tsumo
           wins even if you completed the Kong by calling Kan on a discard.

5.5  Name: Rinshan Kaihou Tsumo Minipoints

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When determining the value of a winning hand you usually receive 2 Fu
           (minipoints) for declaring a Tsumo win on a self-drawn tile.

           If this rule is applied then you would get the same points when you
           win off the supplement tile after declaring a Kong set.

5.6  Name: Kuitan (open Tanyao)

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When Kuitan is Ari the game allows the scoring element Tanyao (All
           Simples) on an open hand - a hand with one or more exposed sets.

5.7  Name: Pinfu Tsumo

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When Tsumo Pinfu is Ari you can claim the scoring element Pinfu on
           a Tsumo (self-draw) win. A Tsumo win is normally worth an extra 2 Fu
           but with this rule you waive the 2 Fu and take the extra Han (double)
           for meeting the "no points" requirement of Pinfu instead.

           If this rule is applied you'd score 20 Fu and 2 Han (for Menzen Tsumo
           and Pinfu), if not you'd score 30 Fu (that's 22 Fu rounded up) and 1
           Han (for Menzen Tsumo only).

5.8  Name: Chii Toitsu (Seven Pairs)

  Options: on [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: 2 Han (and 25 Fu)* / 1 Han (and 50 Fu)

           A value of a Seven Pairs hand is usually calculated with two Han
           (doubles) and 25 Fu (minipoints) but optionally it can be scored at
           one Han and 50 Fu instead.

           Both settings give the same results for low value hands but the main
           advantages of scoring two Han are that it's easier to hit the Mangan
           limit and you can satisfy a two-Han minimum (see rule option 2.4)
           without the need to add Dora or other Yaku.
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6.1  Name: Double-Wind Pair Minipoints

  Options: 2 Fu* / 4 Fu

     Info: A pair of tiles that are either your seat-wind or the round-wind is
           worth 2 Fu. When your current seat-wind coincides with the round-wind
           this setting determines whether the pair would be worth 2 or 4 Fu.

6.2  Name: Kiriage Mangan (Mangan rounding up)

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: Usually any hand worth either four Han and 40+ Fu (minipoints) or
           three Han and 70+ Fu is capped at the Mangan limit.

           When this rule is applied any hands worth either four Han and 30 Fu
           or three Han and 60 Fu will also be rounded up to the Mangan limit.

           This approximation results in a gain of no more than 400 pts.

6.3  Name: Nagashi Mangan (All Terminal & Honour Discards)

  Options: on* [ari] / on but exposed invalid / off [nashi]

     Info: Nagashi Mangan can be claimed if a hand ends in an exhaustive draw
           and all your discards are terminals (ones and nines) and honours
           (winds and dragons). It's paid at the Mangan limit.

           With the middle option you can only claim Nagashi Mangan if your hand
           is closed (no open sets).

6.4  Name: Kazoe Yakuman (Counted Yakuman)

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is applied you can hit Yakuman (top limit) with any
           hand with Yaku and Dora totalling thirteen or more Han.

           If this rule is disallowed then any hand worth eleven or more Han
           would be capped at the Sanbaiman limit instead.

6.5  Name: Multiple Yakuman

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: If this rule is Ari you would be fully awarded if your hand qualifies
           for two or more Yakuman (limit-hands). The most likely example would
           be Tsuuiisou (All Honours) combined with either Shou Suu Shii (Little
           Four Winds) or Dai San Gen (Big Three Dragons).

6.6  Name: Ryuuiisou (All Green) without Hatsu (green dragon)

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: Ryuuiisou is the Yakuman composed only of the "all green" tiles - 2,
           3, 4, 6 and 8 in the Souzu/Bams suit and Hatsu (green dragon).

           When this rule is applied the hand is still valid without Hatsu.

6.7  Name: Pao (Yakuman liability)

  Options: on* (dragons, winds and Kongs) / off [nashi] / on (dragons and winds)

     Info: Pao is a liability payment which penalises a player for discarding a
           tile which is taken by an opponent to complete the final set needed
           to meet the requirements of a Yakuman (limit-hand) but only in cases
           where all the other required sets are complete and open (so everyone
           can see the opponent's potential for making the Yakuman).

           The most common example is when a player has two open dragon Pungs
           and someone discards the third dragon which he takes for a third Pung
           to meet the requirement for Dai San Gen (Big Three Dragons).

           The Pao rule specifies that the discarder must pay even if the hand
           is eventually completed by Tsumo or by Ron off another player. For a
           Tsumo win the discarder pays the full amount and for a Ron win both
           discarders pay half each.

           With the default option in the custom rule-set this rule is applied
           to Dai San Gen (Big Three Dragons), Dai Suu Shii (Big Four Winds) and
           Suu Kantsu (Four Kongs).

6.8  Name: Dead Wall Increase when Kong Declared

  Options: 0 tiles / 1 tile* / 2 tiles

     Info: After a player declares a Kong they must draw a Rinshan (supplement
           tile) from the Wanpai (dead wall) to ensure that they have sufficient
           tiles in their hand to be able to complete it. Usually the dead wall
           is then replenished - the final tile from the live wall is added to
           the dead wall so that it always contains fourteen tiles.

           With this rule you can change the number of tiles replenished from
           the live wall to zero or two (leaving the dead wall with thirteen or
           fifteen tiles respectively after the first Kong).
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7.1  Name: Dora

  Options: next tile* / same tile

     Info: One of the first quirks of Japanese mahjong learned by a beginner is
           that the Dora bonus tile is the next tile after the Dora indicator,
           for example if the indicator is 4s then the Dora is 5s.

           This rule lets you change the Dora system so that the Dora is now the
           same tile as the indicator. The main consequence of this (other than
           confusion) is that there will only be three Dora available instead of
           the usual four. Also you would never experience the delight of making
           a Kong set and flipping the Kan Dora indicator to find that you just
           picked up four Kan Dora. :(

7.2  Name: Kan Dora

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When a player declares a Kong set an additional Kan Dora indicator is
           flipped on the dead wall.

           Setting this rule to Nashi also sets 7.3 and 7.5 to Nashi.

7.3  Name: Kan Dora Immediately

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: This rule governs whether the Kan Dora indicator is flipped straight
           after a Kong is declared or after the player has discarded safely.

7.4  Name: Ura Dora

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When a player wins after declaring Riichi an extra Ura Dora indicator
           is applied on the bottom row of the dead wall underneath the normal
           Dora indicator.

           Setting this rule to Nashi also sets 7.5 to Nashi.

7.5  Name: Kan Ura Dora

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When a player wins after declaring Riichi additional Kan Ura Dora
           indicators are applied on the bottom row of the dead wall underneath
           any active Kan Dora indicators.

7.6  Name: Two Dora Tiles Opening

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: This gives you the option of having two Dora indicators flipped on
           the dead wall at the start of each hand instead of the normal one.

           If a player wins after reaching then two Ura Dora are applied (unless
           Ura Dora have been disabled with rule option 7.4).

7.7  Name: Akapai (red tiles)

  Options: off [nashi] / two 5p / one each 5p 5s 5m / one each 3p 3s 3m /
           two each 5p 5s 5m* / two 5p, one 5s and one 5m / one each 7p 7s 7m

     Info: This option lets you replace a specified number of suit tiles with
           special red versions which are worth one Han each in a winning hand.

           Rather than just having the common red fives, the game also has the
           options to use red threes and red sevens.

7.8  Name: One Dice Throw

  Options: on* [ari] / off [nashi]

     Info: When this rule is Ari the dealer throws the dice once at the start of
           each hand - counting the number counter-clockwise around the table
           (starting on the dealer) determines which side of the tile wall will
           be broken. It also determines the Wareme player when you are using
           that rule (see rule option 3.4).

           When this rule is Nashi the dealer will throw the dice twice - once
           to count around the table to pick one player and then again to count
           around from that person to decide where the wall will be broken.

           The dice animation can be disabled (see Section 08).
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8.1  Name: Honroutou (All Terminals & Honours)

  Options: two Han* / three Han

     Info: This Yaku can be claimed on a hand that contains only terminals (ones
           and nines) and honours (winds and dragons).

           The standard value is two Han although, since such a hand will always
           have either an "all Pungs" or "seven pairs" structure, you also get a
           further two Han for Toi-Toi or Chii Toitsu respectively.

8.2  Name: Ryanpeikou (Twice Pure Double Chow)

  Options: two Han / three Han*

     Info: This Yaku is awarded for a hand with two groups of two identical Chow
           sets, for example 123m 123m 567p 567p 88s (although the game would
           present this sorted numerically as 112233m 556677p 88s).

           The standard value is three Han (although arguably it should be more
           as it's quite uncommon, almost as rare as some of the Yakuman).

           Although such a hand will always have seven pairs, you cannot also
           claim Chii Toitsu in addition to Ryanpeikou.

8.3  Name: Renhou (Human Win)

  Options: off [nashi] / Mangan / Baiman* / Yakuman

     Info: This Yaku is awarded when a non-dealer (player other than east) has a
           starting hand that is Tenpai (ready) and declares a Ron win off an
           opponent's discard before taking their own first turn.

           With this rule option you can either disallow Renhou or specify its
           value in terms of three of the five limits.

8.4  Name: Tenhou (Heavenly Win)

  Options: 4 x Mangan* / 5 x Mangan / Double Yakuman

     Info: This Yakuman (limit-hand) is awarded when the dealer (east) is able
           to declare a win with their starting hand. Since this hand is so rare
           you're given the option to increase its value.

           The options are a little confusing here because "4 x Mangan" is given
           as "4 Baiman" because the "Bai" character represents multiplication!
           However this should be interpreted in the same way that Sanbaiman is
           literally "three times Man[gan]". So 4 x Mangan is equivalent to the
           standard Yakuman limit and 5 x Mangan adds a nice little bonus.

           Here's a comparison of the settings against the standard limits:

                                    |   Dealer Win   | Non-Dealer Win
                    ----------------+----------------+----------------
                             Mangan |   12,000 pts   |    8,000 pts
                    ----------------+----------------+----------------
                            Haneman |   18,000 pts   |   12,000 pts
                    ----------------+----------------+----------------
                             Baiman |   24,000 pts   |   16,000 pts
                    ----------------+----------------+----------------
                          Sanbaiman |   36,000 pts   |   24,000 pts
                    ----------------+----------------+----------------
                            Yakuman |                |
                    ----------------|   48,000 pts   |   32,000 pts
                         4 x Mangan |                |
                    ----------------+----------------+----------------
                         5 x Mangan |   60,000 pts   |   40,000 pts
                    ----------------+----------------+----------------
                     Double Yakuman |   96,000 pts   |   64,000 pts

8.5  Name: Junsei Chuurenpoutou (Pure Nine Gates)

  Options: 4 x Mangan* / 5 x Mangan / Double Yakuman

     Info: This is an even rarer variant of Chuurenpoutou (Nine Gates). You have
           the required 1112345678999 structure for Chuuren and win the hand on
           the nine-sided wait, waiting on a duplicate of any of those tiles.

8.6  Name: Dai Suu Shii (Big Four Winds)

  Options: 4 x Mangan* / 5 x Mangan / Double Yakuman

     Info: This Yakuman is awarded when you have four wind Pungs (and any pair).

           It can be viewed as a rarer variant of Shou Suu Shii (Little Four
           Winds) in the same say that the harder versions of Chuuren, Suu Ankou
           and Kokushi are often rewarded as Double Yakuman.

8.7  Name: Suu Ankou Tanki (Four Concealed Pungs with pair wait)

  Options: 4 x Mangan* / 5 x Mangan / Double Yakuman

     Info: This is an even rarer variant of Suu Ankou (Four Concealed Pungs).
           You have the four complete Pungs in your hand and win the hand on the
           Tanki (pair wait).

8.8  Name: Suu Kantsu (Four Kongs)

  Options: 4 x Mangan* / 5 x Mangan / Double Yakuman

     Info: This Yakuman is awarded when you complete a winning hand containing
           four Kong sets. It's so incredibly rare it should be worth a lot more
           than even Double Yakuman!
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9.1  Name: Kokushimusou Juu-San Men (Thirteen Orphans with 13-sided wait)

  Options: 4 x Mangan* / 5 x Mangan / Double Yakuman

     Info: This is an even rarer variant of Kokushimusou (Thirteen Orphans). You
           have one each of every terminal and honour tile for Kokushi and win
           on the 13-sided wait, waiting on a duplicate of any of those tiles.

9.2  Name: Kanburi (Ron after Kong)

  Options: on [ari] / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth one Han.

           It's awarded when you declare a Ron win off a tile discarded by a
           player after they've just declared a Kong, taken their supplement
           tile and then discarded.

9.3  Name: San Renkou (Three Consecutive Pungs)

  Options: two Han / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth two Han.

           It's awarded when your hand contains three Pungs in the same suit
           with sequential numbers, for example 222 333 444.

9.4  Name: Ii Sou San Shun (Pure Triple Chow)

  Options: two Han / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth two Han.

           It's awarded when your hand contains three identical Chows.

           Since one is based on Pungs and the other on Chows you cannot claim
           this and San Renkou on the same hand.

9.5  Name: Otakaze San Kou (Three Guest-Wind Pungs)

  Options: two Han / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth two Han.

           It's awarded when your hand contains three guest-wind Pungs.

           An Otakaze (guest-wind) is one that is neither your seat-wind or the
           round-wind. Obviously it is only possible to have three guest-wind
           Pungs when your seat-wind and round-wind coincide, for example when
           you're east in the east round.

9.6  Name: Shiisan Puutaa (Junk Hand)

  Options: Yakuman / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yakuman.

           It's awarded when your starting hand of fourteen tiles contains
           thirteen tiles that cannot form sets together plus one tile which is
           a duplicate of one of the thirteen.

           To give an example, the first time I made Shiisan Puutaa was in the
           PS3 game Mahjong Taikai IV with the following tiles:

               1m 4m 9m 2p 8p 4s 7s east south south west north white green

           Basically all your numbered suit tiles must be two or more away from
           their neighbours and you must have exactly one pair.

9.7  Name: Shou Sharin (Little Wheels)

  Options: Yakuman / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yakuman.

           It's awarded when you hold either 11223344556677 or 33445566778899
           and is usually limited to the Pinzu/Dots suit.

9.8  Name: Dai Sharin (Big Wheels)

  Options: Yakuman / Double Yakuman / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yakuman.

           It's awarded when you hold 22334455667788 and is usually limited to
           the Pinzu/Dots suit.

           If Shou Sharin (rule option 9.7) is set to Yakuman then Dai Sharin
           will automatically be set to Double Yakuman.
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10.1 Name: Suu Renkou (Four Consecutive Pungs)

  Options: Yakuman / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yakuman.

           It's awarded when your hand contains four Pungs in the same suit with
           sequential numbers, for example 222 333 444 555.

10.2 Name: Ii Sou Suu Shun (Pure Quadruple Chow)

  Options: Yakuman / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yakuman.

           It's awarded when your hand contains four identical Chows.

           Since one is based on Pungs and the other on Chows you cannot claim
           this and Suu Renkou on the same hand.

10.3 Name: Hyakuman Goku (One Million Stones)

  Options: Yakuman / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yakuman.

           It's awarded when you have a full flush in the Manzu/Craks suit and
           the numbers on the tiles add to 100 or more.

           An example would be 555 678 789 999 88 (total 103).

           The red character on every Manzu tile represents 10,000 so that's
           where the million in the name comes from: 100 x 10,000.

10.4 Name: Paa Renchan (Eight Continuances)

  Options: Yakuman / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yakuman.

           It's awarded for eight consecutive dealer wins.

10.5 Name: Iipin Raoyue (1p Last-Tile Tsumo)

  Options: Mangan / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth Mangan.

           It's awarded when you achieve Haitei Raoyue (winning by Tsumo on the
           final tile in the live wall) specifically with the 1p (Pinzu/Dots).

           This is copied from the limit-hand in Chinese classical rules known
           in English as "Plucking the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea" - the
           big dot of the 1p tile is the moon and the live wall is the sea.

10.6 Name: Ryansou Chankan (2s Robbing the Kong)

  Options: Mangan / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth Mangan.

           It's awarded when you achieve Chankan ("robbing" the tile used to
           promote an open Pung into an open Kong) with the 2s (Souzu/Bams).

           This is copied from the limit-hand in Chinese classical rules known
           in English as "Scratching a Carrying Pole" - the markings on the 2s
           tile represent the pole.

10.7 Name: Uushin Tsuukan (Five-Heart Straight)

  Options: Mangan / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth Mangan.

           It's awarded when you win a hand with a 5 tile that completes the
           "heart" of a 123 4_6 789 straight. Since the basic version of this
           Yaku appears to be worth only one Han normally I suspect that the
           game requires the harder version where you must also have a Honitsu
           (Half-Flush) hand, possibly with a Yakuhai set too.

10.8 Name: Uupin Kaihou (5p After a Kong)

  Options: Mangan / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth Mangan.

           It's awarded when you achieve Rinshan Kaihou (drawing your winning
           tile as the supplement tile after declaring a Kong) specifically with
           the 5p (Pinzu/Dots).

           This is copied from the limit-hand in Chinese classical rules known
           in English as "Gathering the Plum Blossom from the Roof" - the tile's
           markings represent the blossom and the supplement tiles are placed on
           the top (roof) of the dead wall in those rules.
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11.1 Name: Shiiaruraotai (Twelve Open Tiles)

  Options: Mangan / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth Mangan.

           It's awarded when you win a hand on a Hadakatanki wait, i.e. a hand
           with four open sets and a Tanki (pair wait).

           Since Shiiaruraotai is recognised as a Yaku in its own right (when
           this rule option is Ari) you don't need any other scoring elements
           such as Tanyao or Yakuhai as you normally would with a Hadakatanki
           hand. In fact if your hand qualifies for any other combinations they
           will not be awarded - you only get the Mangan for Shiiaruraotai.

11.2 Name: Shanronchonchuu (Dragon Contest)

  Options: Mangan / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yaku worth Mangan.

           It's awarded when your hand contains the same two non-overlapping
           Chows in both the Manzu/Craks suit and the Souzu/Bams suit plus any
           pair in the Pinzu/Dots suit, for example 234m 678m 234s 678s 33p.

           The name of the Yaku translates as something like "a pair of dragons
           arguing over a jewel" - the Chows represent the two dragons and the
           pair is the jewel. (Remember in Japanese terminology the green, white
           and red dragons are known as San Gen Pai - they're not "dragons".)

11.3 Name: Fuukasetsugetsu (Nature's Beauty)

  Options: Yakuman / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yakuman.

           It's awarded when your hand contains four Pungs - one of seat-wind or
           round-wind, one of 5p (Pinzu/Dots), one of Haku (white dragon) and
           one of 1p (Pinzu/Dots) - and any pair.

           The name of the Yakuman is spelt with four Kanji that mean "wind",
           "flower", "snow" and "moon" - as represented by the four sets.

11.4 Name: Banryokusouchuu Ittenkou (Red Flower in a Sea of Green)

  Options: Yakuman / off* [nashi]

     Info: This is an optional Yakuman.

           This is a variant of the Ryuuiisou (All Green) limit-hand (see rule
           option 6.6) but with Chun (red dragon) instead of Hatsu (green).

           The name is an expression that means "one red flower standing out in
           a field of green vegetation" or by extension "one item of quality
           that stands out among other items" or "one woman among many men".

*This is the default setting for the rule option in the custom rule-set.


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I welcome all feedback on this guide and any contributions you'd like to make.
I'm also happy to receive questions about this or any other mahjong game, or
about the rules and terminology of Japanese mahjong.

You can email me at barticle at hotmail.com - obviously changing the "at" to an
@ and removing the spaces. It would be helpful if you include the word "mahjong"
somewhere in the subject line and tell me which game you're playing.

I prefer contact by email but if you have trouble with your emails (inbox full,
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I would like to thank the following:-

o Mahjong Local Rules Wiki (ja.mjlocal.wikia.com) for info on some novel Yaku

o japan-excite (eBay ID) for a smooth transaction

o Tangorin.com and Tuttle (as always) for great language resources

o Macrowhisker, Polar Seas, Lustmord & Robert Rich and AWVFTS for super sounds

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