Fri Jan 07 2000 08:10:
Excellent. I was going to start writing Mahjongg Carnage and never
finish it, but someone else has written xmahjongg,
so I don't have to.
At one point Dan and I had a big argument over whether or not the
solitaire version of Mahjongg was a "bastardized American version" (his exact words)
of Mahjongg. I held that it was actually a different game that just happened to be played
with the same materials, like Shisen-Sho, and that if you wanted a bastardized American
version of Mahjongg you would have to look into the rule changes
introduced upon the game's importation in the 1920s. Dan insisted
on calling solitaire Mahjongg a bastardized American version of real
Mahjongg, despite the fact that by the same logic, Klondike is a bastardized
American version of Blackjack.
Fri Jan 07 2000 08:19:
Wait, never mind, xmahjongg is just another version of the solitaire
game, albeit one the authors of which are aware of the original game.
Fri Jan 07 2000 14:36:
All you trendy people who are getting pointed to Hyperdiscordia's Jusanotoron calendar
by your trendy web sites, be sure to also read the
rebuttal to it I wrote and Hyperdiscordia published, way back
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