Currently the keywords tag is restricted to questions about D&D 4e, but it seems like it could be expanded to address the usage of game-specific terminology in other games.
There is also the terminology tag, but it refers to cross-game RPG terms rather than terms for a specific RPG:
For questions about RPG-specific terminology and jargon. Use this tag for questions about terminology used across RPGs in general, rather than the in-game meaning of a special game term within a certain game.
This leaves a gap for questions that want to ask about game-specific terms outside of 4e. Based on the following questions, it appears that users have been applying the terminology tag incorrectly when they actually want the meaning of a term within a specific game:
- Is “Willingly” an actual game term?: This question is particular to D&D 5e because even if the word "willing" is used in other RPGs the question is about the specific mechanical meaning in 5e.
- What is the definition of "creature" and is it used consistently?: A similar issue. The treatment of the word "creature" in 5e is not necessarily the same as the treatment of word in other games.
- What is Fortitude?: The answer to this question refers to the meaning of "fortitude" within 3.5e specifically.
These can be compared to the cases where the terminology tag is clearly appropriate, such as:
- What is "my guy syndrome" and how do I handle it?
- What is a session 0?
- What is 'railroading', and what are its pros and cons?
- and even perhaps: What is the source for defaulting to plain English readings of non-game terms?
So I see four possible ways to address the lack of a tag for game-specific terminology:
- Expand the terminology tag to apply to game-specific terms.
- Expand the keywords tag to apply outside of 4e
- Create a new tag to fill the need
- There is no problem. Game-specific terminology is either too niche or too broad to deserve a tag.
The first option seems bad to me because the terminology tag already has wide usage that specifically aligns with its current definition.
I don't know whether the second option would be appropriate.
How should this be addressed, if at all?