Morkus from Orkus
Yes, and our way is the common way to use box text. True railroads are relatively rare.@Maxperson, @QuentinGeorge - here is the post that I am elaborating upon (as I understand it - it's not my post):
The two of you have made it clear that you do not regard boxed text as the niche tool this post describes it as. You are happy to have descriptions prepared in advance but don't regard that as part of getting ready to run a railroad.
That I can agree with. It wouldn't be useful for your playstyle.
And this is incorrect. Playstyles that are not your playstyle do not equate to railroading. Railroading is a very specific and negative way to play, where you force players down a path. If that force is not being applied, then there is no railroad. There is nothing inherent to boxed text that implies railroad. Heck, it doesn't even imply a linear, non-railroad game.