The tabletop RPG system Mouse Guard (based on the comics of the same name) appears to have 2 editions. The first edition of the game was published in 2008, and the second edition was released in 2015.
Correspondingly, there are 2 tags for the Mouse Guard RPG right now:
The mouse-guard tag was originally created in 2010. Its tag excerpt currently reads:
For questions about Mouse Guard, a tabletop RPG created by Luke Crane based on the Mouse Guard comic books (by David Petersen) and his own Burning Wheel system. The game was released by Archaia Studios Press in 2008. It is set in a pseudo-medieval setting about an order of anthropomorphic mouse rangers.
The mouse-guard-2e tag was created in 2017. Its tag wiki currently reads:
For questions about the second edition of the Mouse Guard tabletop role-playing game. (See also: the mouse-guard tag.)
Neither of these tag wikis/excerpts have been edited in years. The original versions of those tag wikis/excerpts were very barebones, and it seems I've been the only one to revise the guidance for either tag since then – and all I did was copyedit and slightly expand on what was already there. Importantly, the mouse-guard tag guidance hasn't been meaningfully updated since before the 2nd edition even existed.
I know that our tagging practices have sometimes varied for other RPG system/edition tags, in terms of whether there is a "blanket" tag that covers multiple editions of a game (and if there is such a tag, whether that tag should be included in addition to a tag for the specific edition of the game that a question is about).
I'm not an expert on the Mouse Guard RPG system, so I can't really judge how the mouse-guard tag is being used right now. It seems like there are just 4 questions with both the mouse-guard and mouse-guard-2e tags; there are another 30 questions that have the mouse-guard tag but not the mouse-guard-2e tag. (According to this Q&A, the editions are not that different, so some of the questions in the latter category may be applicable to the system as a whole, and not system-specific.)
As such, it's not clear to me which approach is being taken with this tag.
As such, I think the mouse-guard tag guidance should be updated to reflect the intended usage (and depending on what that usage is, some retagging might be warranted as well):
- Should the mouse-guard tag only be used for questions about the 1st edition? (If so, should it be renamed to mouse-guard-1e?)
- Should the mouse-guard tag cover questions about the Mouse Guard RPG system as a whole or about multiple editions, but not questions about a single edition?
- Should the mouse-guard tag be included on all questions about Mouse Guard (whether they're about the system as a whole or about a particular edition), in addition to any edition-specific tags?
- Something else?
(I don't really favor any particular option here over the others; I just wanted to bring it to the community's attention so that the usage/guidance for the tag could be clarified accordingly.)
Whatever the community decides, the mouse-guard tag guidance should probably be updated to reflect that consensus.