We have a tag and a , as I was about to use one of them for a question in mind, I found their descriptions as:

Methods for describing how events unfold in the game world.

The act of describing the events that unfold in the game world, either as player or gamemaster.

They are very similar, if you search questions that contain the two tags, you get 4 questions tagged with both, out of the 43 questions tagged as either, as of this writing.

So what's the distinction between the two? Should we make them synonyms? Is there any merit to that? Can we just improve the tag wiki instead, to better distinguish the two?

Afterthought: already has for a synonym.

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ If we do decide these two mean different things, I'd be interested in seeing if it's practical to reword one or the other to make their difference more distinct. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 16, 2017 at 13:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ Narration is the KISS principle way of saying "narrative techniques" so I think you are on the right track with this ... \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 16, 2017 at 22:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ So it looks like we should merge them. Can someone do it for us? (I don't have a 5 score in the tag) \$\endgroup\$
    – daze413
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 6:49

2 Answers 2


Merge them

And keep the longer (aka ) as the synonymous one.

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Since no one has taken a stance yet, here's mine. ☺ \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 18, 2017 at 7:36

This merge has been done. Here's some historical info in case we want to reverse this.

Here are the questions which had but not :

(I noticed a lot of these are about narration.)

These questions had both and :


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .