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J’Ddan or J’Dan?

J’Ddan
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J’Dan
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57%
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By KazonPADD (Paddy Tye)
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#566852
Back in 1994, Decipher didn’t have Google, Wikipedia or the Internet. So when it came to sources to spell Klingon names, Decipher used the Script. In the case of J’Ddan the script calls him J’Ddan originally, before switching to J’Dan later on.

A few years later, and when 2E comes out
J’Dan gets renamed with a single D, which aligns with other sources like Memory Alpha.

When the CC reprinted J’Ddan for Coming of Age, we missed the difference between the two versions, and stuck with the original spelling.

So today’s Friday Question is: Should we errata J’Ddan? Should we stick to the original spelling that we’ve used for a quarter of a century? Or should we make him consistent with other sources?

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#566855
Sounds like there's a surplus of discarded Ds out there, so let's just add a third one on for flavor.

#VoteJDddan
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By Takket
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#566858
No. that seems way to frivolous of a thing to bother with an errata for. Misspelling a major character like Lwaxana Troi, sure, but not for J'Ddddddddddddddddan
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#566859
Errata *if* because of the previous Coming of Age print it's as simple as opening the PSD and 5 clicks.

If it's a burden for Art, then either no errata, OR

My preference is like Magic, errata it, make the note in the Image gallery, and then fix the card image next time there is a reason to.
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By KazonPADD (Paddy Tye)
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#566866
I think Berlinghoff was a mis-spelling copied from the Larry Nemecek Companion guide. A case could probably be made to errata all 3…
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By ShipNerd
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#566869
Personally, i don´t mind. so i am okay with either solution .

Thought about not posting as I have no preference, but I think its also important to point out that I - and maybe more - are good with whats done either way :)
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By BCSWowbagger (James Heaney)
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#566875
ShipNerd wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:56 am Personally, i don´t mind. so i am okay with either solution .

Thought about not posting as I have no preference, but I think its also important to point out that I - and maybe more - are good with whats done either way :)
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ShipNerd speaks for me.
 
By jrch5618
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#567008
Is this really worth the Art Team's time for some no-name Klingon from Premiere to fix a name that nobody really cares about?

I don't believe it is. There's more important things that could be done, like, y'know, new cards. :P
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By Armus (Brian Sykes)
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#567010
jrch5618 wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:30 pm Is this really worth the Art Team's time for some no-name Klingon from Premiere to fix a name that nobody really cares about?

I don't believe it is. There's more important things that could be done, like, y'know, new cards. :P

"Should we fix it?"

and

"WHEN should we fix it?"

Are two different questions.

To the first I'd answer: Sure. Probably a good idea.

To the second I'd answer: Whenever you get the time and/ or the inclination. No rush.
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By MidnightLich (Charlie Plaine)
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#567011
I think generally, for questions like these, it's good to ask if we're touching the card anyway. If there were no plans to change/reprint J'Ddan, how would you answer? Would that answer change if there were plans?

-crp
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By Takket
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MidnightLich wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:33 pm I think generally, for questions like these, it's good to ask if we're touching the card anyway. If there were no plans to change/reprint J'Ddan, how would you answer? Would that answer change if there were plans?

-crp
if you are touching it anyway, I could really not care less if you "fix" the name.

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