Sandbox games: A collection of links

Sandbox When I had the idea of running a sandbox game I did some research first. Especially when you try a new game or a new style of GMing things can go terribly wrong when you’re unprepared. So in order to avoid that I got some help from people who’ve run sandbox games before.

Recently I had a rather lengthy chat with Joshua Macy, who has also written a couple of extremely helpful posts on the subject of sandbox games:

Aside from that I also found a few more recent posts on the topic:

Of course there are probably thousands of posts out there on running sandbox games. Do you know interesting posts that should be added to that list? Or perhaps you have some of your own experiences to share. Feel free to do so in the comments below!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

7 thoughts on “Sandbox games: A collection of links”

  1. One of these days I really want to run a fully random generated Sandboxgame. Great links all around, thank you for sharing. And keep us updated on how this developes.

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