During our 2009 GM’s Jam Seminar at this year’s Gen Con, Michael (Chgowiz), along with perhaps one or two of our other panelists, used the term “sandbox” or “sandbox gaming”. After the panel, I had two separate attendees (including one in my own expanded gaming circle) express an interest in learning more about sandbox gaming, having near heard the term before.
Obviously, guys like Chgowiz, Rob Conley, and others have written loads on the topic, but I’m also thinking that it might be a good seminar topic for next year’s Gen Con. I think it’s a fun, often misunderstood concept of play that could do with a bit of fresh air.
What other Gen Con seminars would you like to see? For attendees, what were your favorite seminars?