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:
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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)
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