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!
Thanks for the kind words, and the links. Happy to chat about Sandboxes any time.
You’re welcome! And thanks for taking your time answering my questions. It’s always great chatting with you!
I just lost a long paragraph of links because I had not filled in all the fields and the back button deleted everything I had written. This time around I’ll just point you to my collection of sandbox posts.
Thanks a lot!
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.
Will do. Promised.
For an indepth look at creating a sandbox setting: