I know that there has been some discussion on tag usage for "retro" gaming (with the apparent consensus now that there doesn't need to be a special "retro" tag), but I'm not seeing any general guidance on how to ask questions about very old games.
Suppose I want to ask a specific question about bullet clipping in Atari Combat (1977), which was released almost 44 years ago and isn't really that commonly played anymore. Such a question would clearly be on-topic, but would stand out as out of the ordinary. Should I just ask the question, adding (or creating) appropriate system, game, etc. tags (in other words, treat it as any other question)? Do I need to include an introduction explaining the technical and historical context of the game for the benefit of younger folks who have never seen a game with such primitive graphics? Are there any other practices, principles, or procedures I should follow when phrasing my question or deciding whether to post it at all?
Similarly, there's a question that's been simmering in my mind for a while about Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure (1980), which I haven't heard anyone talk about for over 20 years. Can I just formulate and ask the question, or do I need to step back and consider how well it fits in to Arqade's culture?