So recently there was a negative blog post about RPG.SE. One negative blog post isn't a big deal perhaps, but I think it raises a good point.
Okay! Ahhh...see here...D&D 4.0, D&D 4.0, D&D 4.0...Dogs in the Vin- no...D&D 4.0, D&D 4.0, D&D 4-- AHA! Call of Cthu-- no, that's got plenty of answers already. D&D 4.0, D&D--OOH! HEY! AD&D 1st Ed. question! ...
all the baby seems to say is, "4.0, 4.0, 4.0."
We have an awful bias toward D&D 4e. The tag counts at time of writing are something like:
- dnd-4.0 298
- dnd (the generic tag) 95
- dnd-3.5 65
- system-recommendation 47
- pathfinder 26
- adnd-1.0 24
- gumshoe 16
I realize Dungeons and Dragons is the most played RPG in the world, but the slant is not as severe as we see on our site, where the next most active system tag is gumshoe with all of 16 questions.
I think our site will have a more healthy ecosystem with more experts if we can cover more games. How do we do that? How do we bring in all the questions about Mage, or Call of Cuthulhu, and Death Watch?
In short, how do we live up to our FAQ that says
Role-playing Games Stack Exchange is for players and gamemasters of tabletop role-playing games. If you play or run Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun, World of Darkness, or any of the thousands of other pen-and-paper RPGs, then you're in the right place to ask your question!
Thanks to mxyzplk for bringing this up.