This tag covers questions about the the entire history of role-playing games: the history of game companies, trends within the hobby, developments of new kinds of mechanics, and gaming's place in culture.

This tag covers questions about the the entire history of role-playing games: the history of game companies, trends within the hobby, developments of new kinds of mechanics, and gaming's place in culture.

For questions about a specific game over time see the general game tag for that system, eg. . For questions comparing specific editions of the same system use .