The Railroad vs The Sandbox

Biggus Geekus Podcast
Biggus Geekus Podcast
The Railroad vs The Sandbox

The RR vs The Sandbox
Episode 21. Wednesday January 27, 2021

We do the usual intro and chit chat.

The Gaming NEWS:
Dragonlance Classic Announced
The Rise of Offensive Games
And Virtue Signal The Game of Social Justice
The Origins of Rule Zero
What’s an RPG?

Main Topic: The RR vs the Sandbox
We define the terms from the interwebs:

Linear game design
Sandbox Game Design

We discuss these definitions, and a number of questions with respect to hoe these terms coincide with module play, our preferences and experience.

A Cabin Con Moment
Do we do RR or Sandbox at Cabin Con?

Building A Better Gaming World
We discuss level of campaign detail.

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Things We Like:
We would also like to encourage you to check out a few podcasts that we like:

Red Dice Diaries (with John Alan Large and his wife Hannah)
Radio Grognard (with Glen Halstrom)
The Tale of the Manticore (a unique dramatized quasi-actual play)

Special Announcement:
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