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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #250 on: May 04, 2016, 02:38:07 pm »
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It is May 4th, please, please, please....just a nibble!
Well this is unprecedented, but I'm not made of stone. Here are some spoilers about card layout.

- A bigger font is used on cards that don't have lots of text.
- "They" is used instead of "he."
- +'s in the body of text are now in bold.
- Card texts are more carefully centered than ever before.

Thank you very much for changing the pronouns to singular they. Now all of my female and GNC friends won't keep saying "Oh, it says 'he', so obviously that effect doesn't apply to me". :)

No but seriously, all of these are great changes

You may still run into problems if any of your friends are singular they deniers.  Then again, you may want to reconsider your friendship with such people.

Even I, almost always the grammar prescriptivist, have given in to the singular they.  In conversation with a given person I'll use their preferred personal pronouns (which may include singular they), but generalized singular they seems to be the best compromise position for GNC folks.

Singular they has been grammatical for a long time and should be embraced for reasons wholly unrelated to the question of individuals' preferred pronouns (though those are great reasons too). If you find a pair of sunglasses on the ground, saying "someone dropped their sunglasses" sounds perfectly fine to almost all native English speakers.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #251 on: May 04, 2016, 02:52:17 pm »
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Yeah, no one says "someone dropped his or her sunglasses".  That would sound pretentious and stupid.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #252 on: May 04, 2016, 02:57:22 pm »
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Yeah, no one says "someone dropped his or her sunglasses".  That would sound pretentious and stupid.

Someone is uptight with his or her grammatical choices.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #253 on: May 04, 2016, 03:07:32 pm »
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Yeah, no one says "someone dropped his or her sunglasses".  That would sound pretentious and stupid.

Not to mention, not everyone is a "his or her".
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #254 on: May 04, 2016, 04:54:58 pm »
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"Someone dropped his, her, their, nir, or xir glasses" just sounds like you're taking the piss. "A pair of glasses have been dropped (by someone)"?
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #255 on: May 04, 2016, 04:55:59 pm »
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"Someone dropped his, her, their, nir, or xir glasses" just sounds like you're taking the piss. "A pair of glasses have been dropped (by someone)"?

I prefer to use "some bastard" as my generic pronoun. 
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #256 on: May 04, 2016, 04:59:49 pm »
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"Some bastard dropped some bastard's glasses"?
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #257 on: May 04, 2016, 05:02:36 pm »
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"Some bastard dropped some bastard's glasses"?

Maybe 'Some bastard dropped that bastard's glasses'.  or 'Some poor bastard dropped that bastard's glasses'.  Still ambiguity whether I'm referring to the same bastard, but context, tone, gestures, etc. can help that.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #258 on: May 04, 2016, 05:03:07 pm »
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"Someone dropped his, her, their, nir, or xir glasses" just sounds like you're taking the piss. "A pair of glasses have been dropped (by someone)"?

I prefer to use "some bastard" as my generic pronoun.

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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #259 on: May 04, 2016, 05:04:24 pm »
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Still, easily solved:

'Each other bastard discards down to 3 cards in that bastard's hand.'

Now you may get some pedants arguing that they aren't bastards so they don't have to discard.  But, really, if they do that, then they're bastards.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #260 on: May 04, 2016, 05:38:24 pm »
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Now you may get some pedants arguing that they aren't bastards so they don't have to discard.  But, really, if they do that, then they're bastards.

Nice Catch-22.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #261 on: May 04, 2016, 05:45:41 pm »
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Still, easily solved:

'Each other bastard discards down to 3 cards in that bastard's hand.'

Now you may get some pedants arguing that they aren't bastards so they don't have to discard.  But, really, if they do that, then they're bastards.

I'm not sure there's a valid correlation between pedantry and whether or not your parents were married when you were conceived.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #262 on: May 04, 2016, 06:10:38 pm »
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Still, easily solved:

'Each other bastard discards down to 3 cards in that bastard's hand.'

Now you may get some pedants arguing that they aren't bastards so they don't have to discard.  But, really, if they do that, then they're bastards.

I'm not sure there's a valid correlation between pedantry and whether or not your parents were married when you were conceived born.

FTFY
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #263 on: May 04, 2016, 06:48:24 pm »
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It is May 4th, please, please, please....just a nibble!
Well this is unprecedented, but I'm not made of stone. Here are some spoilers about card layout.

- A bigger font is used on cards that don't have lots of text.
- "They" is used instead of "he."
- +'s in the body of text are now in bold.
- Card texts are more carefully centered than ever before.
What about the kerning? Is it good?
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #264 on: May 04, 2016, 06:55:52 pm »
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It is May 4th, please, please, please....just a nibble!
Well this is unprecedented, but I'm not made of stone. Here are some spoilers about card layout.

- A bigger font is used on cards that don't have lots of text.
- "They" is used instead of "he."
- +'s in the body of text are now in bold.
- Card texts are more carefully centered than ever before.
What about the kerning? Is it good?

Unfortunately, Rio Grande doesn't make their own custom fonts.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #265 on: May 04, 2016, 07:22:43 pm »
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It is May 4th, please, please, please....just a nibble!
Well this is unprecedented, but I'm not made of stone. Here are some spoilers about card layout.

- A bigger font is used on cards that don't have lots of text.
- "They" is used instead of "he."
- +'s in the body of text are now in bold.
- Card texts are more carefully centered than ever before.
What about the kerning? Is it good?

Unfortunately, Rio Grande doesn't make their own custom fonts.
It's still possible to manually adjust the kerning in most professional design programs. Still beats doing it the old fashioned way, of course.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #266 on: May 05, 2016, 04:50:51 am »
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What, like with a rasp?
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #267 on: May 05, 2016, 09:24:44 am »
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"Someone dropped his, her, their, nir, or xir glasses" just sounds like you're taking the piss. "A pair of glasses have been dropped (by someone)"?

I've met a lot of non-binary people, but I've never actually met someone who prefers nir or xir. The most common pronoun by far is "they", followed by "I don't really care about pronouns", followed by "just pick whichever you feel like". I feel like with a few exceptions and edge cases, these are straw-men pronouns trumpeted up by TiA users to mock others.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #268 on: May 05, 2016, 09:26:13 am »
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It is May 4th, please, please, please....just a nibble!
Well this is unprecedented, but I'm not made of stone. Here are some spoilers about card layout.

- A bigger font is used on cards that don't have lots of text.
- "They" is used instead of "he."
- +'s in the body of text are now in bold.
- Card texts are more carefully centered than ever before.
What about the kerning? Is it good?

Unfortunately, Rio Grande doesn't make their own custom fonts.

Unfortunately, Rio Grande doesn't make their his or her own custom fonts.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #269 on: May 05, 2016, 09:46:55 am »
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It is May 4th, please, please, please....just a nibble!
Well this is unprecedented, but I'm not made of stone. Here are some spoilers about card layout.

- A bigger font is used on cards that don't have lots of text.
- "They" is used instead of "he."
- +'s in the body of text are now in bold.
- Card texts are more carefully centered than ever before.
What about the kerning? Is it good?

Unfortunately, Rio Grande doesn't make their own custom fonts.

Unfortunately, Rio Grande doesn't make their his or her some bastard's own custom fonts.

FTFY
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #270 on: May 05, 2016, 10:25:05 am »
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May 6th - Teasers
May 9th-13th - Previews
May 18th, or a day or two earlier at most - Empires

So like, what time can we expect the teasers?  Because it is like May 6th somewhere probably...
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #271 on: May 05, 2016, 10:33:11 am »
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It's always May 6th somewhere.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #272 on: May 05, 2016, 11:41:12 am »
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So like, what time can we expect the teasers?  Because it is like May 6th somewhere probably...
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #273 on: May 05, 2016, 09:38:33 pm »
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"Someone dropped his, her, their, nir, or xir glasses" just sounds like you're taking the piss. "A pair of glasses have been dropped (by someone)"?

I've met a lot of non-binary people, but I've never actually met someone who prefers nir or xir. The most common pronoun by far is "they", followed by "I don't really care about pronouns", followed by "just pick whichever you feel like". I feel like with a few exceptions and edge cases, these are straw-men pronouns trumpeted up by TiA users to mock others.

I know someone online who prefers xir, but the others just wanted they/their or didn't care. I didn't even know nir was an option.
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Re: Dominion: Empires Announced!
« Reply #274 on: May 05, 2016, 11:40:11 pm »
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Still, easily solved:

'Each other bastard discards down to 3 cards in that bastard's hand.'

Now you may get some pedants arguing that they aren't bastards so they don't have to discard.  But, really, if they do that, then they're bastards.

I'm not sure there's a valid correlation between pedantry and whether or not your parents were married when you were conceived.

Technically your parents could have been married...to other people. And they probably were, you bastard.  :)
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