Preface

Please always play with your limits.
Mahjong Meta is a mahjong e-sports Web3 gaming platform on ethereum.
We believe that this whitepaper represents a strong foundation for Mahjong Meta game with extensive thought and effort into designing an engaging and rewarding experience for players, considering various aspects of game design, player progression, monetization, and long-term balance. We also acknowledge that the gaming landscape and player preferences are constantly evolving. As a result, we want to emphasize that the whitepaper is a living document, which may undergo essential content changes over time to ensure long-term balance, player satisfaction, and the overall success of the game.
We are committed to being transparent and communicative with our community. In the event of any significant changes to the whitepaper, we will:
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    Clearly outline the rationale behind the changes, focusing on the benefits for the game and the player experience.
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    Provide advance notice whenever possible, giving our community the opportunity to review and understand the changes.
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    Seek feedback from our community and remain open to suggestions, ensuring that we make informed decisions based on diverse perspectives.
Our primary goal is to create an immersive, enjoyable, and sustainable game experience for our players. By being adaptable and responsive to the needs of our community, we believe that we can achieve this goal together.
Back to the game, Mahjong Meta is inspired by ancient classic and popular game Mahjong (麻雀, meaning sparrow, also known as 麻將 in many areas nowadays) which developed in China and spread through the whole world. The reason why our team chooses mahjong as the core gameplay is based on the following facts and consensus that have been fully proved by time:
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    Strategic element: The game involves strategy and planning, as players need to think ahead and make wise decisions to maximize their chances of winning. This strategic aspect makes the game engaging and enjoyable to play.
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    Social aspect: Mahjong is often played in a social setting, with players sitting around a table and interacting with one another. This social aspect adds to the enjoyment of the game, as players can catch up with each other, share stories and jokes, and form new friendships.
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    Mental stimulation: The game requires concentration, observation, and quick thinking, which can be mentally stimulating and improve cognitive skills.
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    Chance element: The game also has an element of chance, as the tiles that are drawn can greatly impact the outcome of the game. This chance element adds an element of excitement and unpredictability to the game.
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    Cultural significance: In some parts of the world, such as Asia, Mahjong has a rich cultural history and is considered an important part of traditional culture. Playing the game allows people to connect with their heritage and cultural roots, which can be a source of enjoyment and pride.
Our team believes that it is a meaningful task to create a new Web3 Mahjong community that provides mahjong competition, strategic confrontation, innovative gameplay experience and social interaction. On the basis of Ethereum, the realization of Transparency, Fairness, Security, Decentralization and Community Ownership in Mahjong Meta will be our all time vision to carry through.
Mahjong Meta adopts Riichi Mahjong as the basic gamplay. Riichi Mahjong is considered one of the most challenging and competitive variations of mahjong, as it requires a high level of skill, knowledge, and experience to master. The rules and scoring system in Riichi Mahjong are designed to reward careful planning, strategic thinking, and quick decision-making, making it a highly competitive and engaging game.