Topics about running games with pre-determined outcomes, including how to avoid its negative implications and how to do it well.

Railroading generally refers to a GMing style or technique where some or most outcomes are pre-determined. Although the connotation is often negative, railroading can be done well and is a functional play style for some groups. Since all games that invest a large amount of responsibility and game control in one player (a "GM") have some degree of railroading, techniques for doing it well and for using it judiciously are valuable.

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