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A '''sandbox game''' is a player-driven game. Rather than deal with a [[metaplot]] or outside forces, [[PC]]s wander about in search of excitement.
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A '''sandbox game''' is a player-driven game. Rather than deal with a [[metaplot]] or outside forces, [[PC]]s wander about in search of excitement. It is so-called because there is no natural endpoint or winning condition in the campaign, and play is largely unconstrained rather than programmatic.
   
 
The opposite of a [[linear game]].
 
The opposite of a [[linear game]].
 
 
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[[Category:Storytelling]]
 
[[Category:Storytelling]]

Revision as of 04:58, November 8, 2009

A sandbox game is a player-driven game. Rather than deal with a metaplot or outside forces, PCs wander about in search of excitement. It is so-called because there is no natural endpoint or winning condition in the campaign, and play is largely unconstrained rather than programmatic.

The opposite of a linear game.

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