Hello, I'm throwing out a "question bomb" for ya'll to respond to with thine opinions. Why call it a "bomb"? Because I hope to have an explosion of comments! Why am I doing this? Because I respect your opinion, that's why!
Here's the question: can one merge the techniques behind railroading and the sandbox style of roleplaying?
I will eventually share my own opinion, but I wanted to crowdsource this first.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
(NOTE: question bomb inspired by this post that I discovered while digging through the great Hack & Slash blog.)