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Anecdotally, I've seen a couple times that it's very easy to tag something with thinking it's a substitute for the nonexistent (see Should there be a 'Parent tag' for the FFG Star Wars games?) or other specific game tags, so it seems like there's at least one con to leaving it around.

So what are the pros?

Several questions are using it specifically to talk about the setting... but they're either world-building or game-rec questions that have been closed. I was figuring there would be questions asking about how to handle certain Star Wars-y things in an RPG context that are setting-specific but system-agnostic, but there seem to be fewer than I expected:

Just about all the rest are rules questions so specific to particular game systems that it's tough to see how they would be useful outside the systems in question, which they're already tagged with (or should be).

What do people think?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Are Star Wars d6 and FFG Star Wars the only Star Wars RPGs, or are there more? \$\endgroup\$ – Thomas Jacobs Oct 14 '16 at 14:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ThomasJacobs There are three official ones: WEG's, WotC's, and FFG's. There may (likely will) be more in the future, because that's what happens with big-name/big-cost licenses. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Oct 14 '16 at 14:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie Of course, Star Wars D20. Forgot about that one. \$\endgroup\$ – Thomas Jacobs Oct 15 '16 at 12:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ThomasJacobs There are actually somewhere between four and six: [tag: star-wars-d6] (Star Wars D6, WEG), star-wars-d20 (Star Wars D20, WotC), star-wars-saga-edition (Star Wars: Saga Edition, WotC), edge-of-the-empire (Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, FFG), star-wars-aor/age-of-rebellion (Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, FFG), force-and-destiny (Star Wars: Force and Destiny, FFG). I'm unsure how "different" the three FFG games are, but Star Wars D20 and Star Wars Saga are definitely distinct (scale difference similar to 3e and 5e D&D). \$\endgroup\$ – AceCalhoon Oct 20 '16 at 14:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AceCalhoon Good point. From what I know the differences in tone are similar to those of FFG's 40k games, but more subtle. \$\endgroup\$ – Thomas Jacobs Oct 20 '16 at 14:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ The Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion and Force and Destiny are pretty much the same game with different aims for the group: People like Han (rogues), Rebels and lost Jedi \$\endgroup\$ – Trish Oct 28 '16 at 16:52
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No, we don't need to jettison that tag. It's a setting and a topic people ask about; there's no reason to get rid of it. I could very reasonably go ask a question tomorrow about emulating jedi mind tricks in a Fate stunt in a custom Star Wars game. It does need some housekeeping though.

You've brought up the topicality of a few questions, so I'll go through those too.

Summary:

  • We're missing some tags for specific Star Wars games, maybe.
  • Star Wars as a tag has nothing wrong with it, can be used healthily, and we might as well leave the Star Wars stuff tagged as such.

I'd say we let it die of natural causes (tag cleanup mechanisms) if we wind up without any questions tagged at some point, but it doesn't seem likely that'll happen, given we have a few of those.

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    \$\begingroup\$ [star-wars-d6] is the weg game tag. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk says reinstate Monica Oct 13 '16 at 1:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've tagged the last question with both the "source" and "destination" licenses. Not sure if that's right or not but it seems to me to be a question about both, even if the asker didn't know it at the time. \$\endgroup\$ – SirTechSpec Oct 13 '16 at 15:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SirTechSpec Generally not; we don't tag questions based on what their answers turn out to be. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Oct 13 '16 at 18:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @d7 got it, thanks! \$\endgroup\$ – SirTechSpec Oct 14 '16 at 1:31

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