I'm reading through the recently-released Player's Handbook of the new version of Hackmaster, and I plan to ask a few questions about it in the next few days. I was thinking about it, though, and I'm not sure how to properly tag these questions.
The first version of Hackmaster was simply titled "Hackmaster". The new version of Hackmaster is also titled "Hackmaster".
On the Kenzer & Co. message boards, the original version of Hackmaster is sometimes referred to as "Hackmaster 4E", due to the fact that before the game every released, the Knights of the Dinner Table comic featured the group playing "Hackmaster 3E", and an in-joke of the game was that this was a the new edition of what they play in the comic. In reality, though, this is the first version of the game that was released.
However, the new version isn't called "Hackmaster 5E". It's just referred to as Hackmaster. Further muddying the waters is the fact that while it was in development Hackmaster Basic was released, which was basically a toned down, preview ruleset of the final product.
The rules mechanics between Hackmaster Basic and the latest version of Hackmaster are similar enough that it might not be worth separating them, but the rules for the previous edition of Hackmaster are completely different. I'm not sure how to tag my questions about the latest version without there being confusion over which edition I'm asking about.
Note that even in this meta post, I have to refer to "previous edition" and "new edition" to avoid confusion. How should this be tagged?