Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?

Tunes, anyone?
(1 viewing) (1) Guest
Go to bottomPage: 12
TOPIC: Tunes, anyone?
#25917
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Well, being new, i didn't want to start a thread on a subject that had already been discussed to death, but i didn't seem to see it in your guys' history.

It's become somewhat of a discarded practice, but i still like to put on some tunes when I'm DMing, and I wonder if there's anyone else that does it. I realise that an improper selection can really take away from the roleplaying aspect of the game, but i put on some celtic-themed black metal and it really conjures images of the wanton slaughter of orcs and such. Good good stuff. If anyone is interested, here's my typical DnD playlist:

Finntroll - Jaktens Tid ---
Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon ---
Ensiferum - Victory Songs ---
Amon Amarth - The Avenger ---
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side ---

Erm... if any of these videos profoundly disturbs anyone... i apologise... that third one isn't even a video, it's just the song with a picture of the cover art... and the last one is actually pretty cool, the guy set the song to clips from "Troy"

Anyways, that's a taste of what my poor PC's are up against auditorially when they're trying to hold off a legion of raging orcs.
What about you? If you don't listen whilst you game, what kinda stuff do you listen to when you're not playing?
The Angry Gnome
Goblin
Posts: 48
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"So, Mr. Ghaal, what would you say is the main driving force behind Gorgoroth's music?"
"Hm.... Satan."
 
#25918
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
we use various appropiate sound effects... Running water, rain storms, soldiers marching, monster sounds etc. No music unless the PCs are in an inn we have some old celtic bard tpe music.

shadox
Shadox
Minotaur
Posts: 1093
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Somewhere Else
The administrator has disabled public write access.
We Search our whole life never finding what we were searching for...
Over 143 Sets (Expanding), 300+ Loose Pieces (Expanding), 11,000 plastic figures (Expanding), 1,000 metal figures (350 actually painted)
 
#25919
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
I'm pretty old school -- nothing really works for me better than Dead Can Dance.

But I do think that VNV Nation's "Chosen" works really well for hardcore sci-fi campaigns, esp. those with a 40K sort of apocalyptic feel, or for fantasy games with a despairing tone. (granted, it's also better for wargames than RPG's, since it involves armies and war so prominently) Here are the lyrics, which are spoken/whispered over ominous electronic music:




Order is shattered in a strange guttural tone, that resounded
along the walls of the houses which seemed dead and deserted,
while behind the closed shutters, eyes watched the conquerors
who, by right of war, were now masters of the city and of the lives
and fortunes of its people.

In their darkened ruins, the inhabitants have given way to the same
feeling of panic which is aroused by natural cataclysms -- those
devastating upheavals of the Earth against which wisdom and
strength alike are of no avail.

The same feeling is experienced wherever the established
order of things is upset, when security ceases to exist, when all that
was previously protected by the laws of man and nature is suddenly
placed at the mercy of brutal unreasoning force.

The earthquake, burying a whole people beneath the ruins of their
houses...

The river in spate, sweeping away the bodies of drowned
peasants, together with the carcasses of cattle and rafters torn from
roofs...

And the victorious army slaughtering all who resist, making
prisoners of the rest, looting by right of the sword, and thanking their
god to the sound of cannon.

All these are terrifying scourges which undermine all our belief in
eternal justice and all the trust we have been taught to place in divine
protection and human reason.
Law
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 3204
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

-- F. Nietzsche
 
#25920
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
I tend to stick with the Classics, and i mean classical.
Gustav Holst: The Planets Suite
Sound tracks:
Connan
13th Warrior
One of the Official D&D soundtracks
Some other movies, Currently Pirates of the Carrabian cause we are in a big Pirate themed game ;)
(shudder) WoW (which sometimes can be distractiong to the WoW addicts who will start to talk about what level their thingy is)

Star Wars (various from Games to other projects)- though mainly for the SW RPG
Serenity/Firefly (also for Star wars)
Ghenghis Ska
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2373
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Northeast CT, USA
The administrator has disabled public write access.
More Sci Fi Please, request a DEAD END for Sci Fi Passages
Classes of the Old Republic
Some RPG and mini stats including the Exodus and AAT (along with good source of a Mini scale version of the AAT).
 
#25921
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Sting's "Songs from the Labyrinth" is absolutely great for a run where your players are in a tavern (with live entertainment).

Some of the pieces from "The Princess Bride" are nice, especially "Friends' Song","Sword Fight", and "Florin Dance".

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" is probably some of the best adventure music written in the past 50 years.

Selections from genre movies in general are usually a pretty safe bet, but be careful if you are buying collection albums. Erich Kunzel is good, but Billy Strange is a hack.
jackattack
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2513
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: USA
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#25922
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
I used to listen to the Pirates soundtrack while playing the WK Pirates game, when it first came out. (It's how I realized they'd changed composers for the second film -- a huge error!)

Also good, for more lyrical stuff: early Ray Lynch (before he went electronic), Bach, early Xymox/Clan of Xymox, This Mortal Coil...

L
Law
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 3204
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

-- F. Nietzsche
 
#25923
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Sting's "Songs from the Labyrinth" is absolutely great for a run where your players are in a tavern (with live entertainment).
Sure, if the party has just been scorched by a dragon, lost all their treasure and want to drink themselves into a stupor ;) I picked up the disc and tried to like it ... I really did. But, man, that is one downer of an "experimental" CD from an artist I have always liked.

For tavern tunes, I typically throw on some celtic disks that I got from a trip to a renaissance faire a few years ago.

And then the basics like Conan, Braveheart, Pirates, etc ...

I did have a PERFECT Halloween sound effects disc years ago but lent it to a fellow DM ... permanently, apparently.
Myrthe
Ogre
Posts: 542
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Connecticut, USA
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#25924
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
If you want good fantasy/folk music for your tavern, check out
blackmoresnight.com/

It's Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple.. .apparently he got into New Age/English Folk music after Smoking on the Water...

Anyhow, it's really good fantasy mood music for a game.
Celtchief
Orc
Posts: 166
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Robert
 
#25925
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
That was pretty damn cool actually! I quite like Deep Purple's Machine Head album, but haven't really listened to anything else.

I guess I like an edge to the music i play while campaigning because most of my campaigns are based around some sort of war... metal just gives me that "millions of bodies colliding in an epic slash-fest" feeling... :S

</crazy>
The Angry Gnome
Goblin
Posts: 48
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"So, Mr. Ghaal, what would you say is the main driving force behind Gorgoroth's music?"
"Hm.... Satan."
 
#25926
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
I like to play new age such as.

Dead Can Dance: all
Lightwave: Mundus Subterraneous
Enigma: all
Brannan Lane: Lost Caverns of Thera
Native Flute Ensemble: Gathering of Shamen
Steve Roach: Sacred Sites
Adam Plack: Winds of Warning
philip
Orc
Posts: 208
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Pensacola, Florida.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Oblivion is in the eye of the Beholder.
Viva La Blipdoolpoolp!!!

youdidnttouchthatdidyou.blogspot.com
 
#25927
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
If you want good fantasy/folk music for your tavern, check out
blackmoresnight.com/

It's Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple.. .apparently he got into New Age/English Folk music after Smoking on the Water...

Anyhow, it's really good fantasy mood music for a game.

Robert, thanks for the info. I really like the music and will have to pick up a disk or two. BTW, did you see the blonde he's "collaborating" with ??? I'd get into whatever kind of music she'd ask me to :D
Myrthe
Ogre
Posts: 542
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Connecticut, USA
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#25928
Tunes, anyone? 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Music?

You Guys use MUSIC??

Wow; what a concept.
Of course, with BoneHead screaming (usually at the top of his lungs) "I WANNA KILL SOMETHING!!!" who can hear music anyway?

Jim (who is frequently whistling whilst DM'ing; most likely something from Raiders or Harry Potter)
jkratzer
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2057
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Baltimore, MD
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Jim Kratzer, a/k/a The Mad Yank
Proud Vietnam Veteran, LOUD VFW Lifer
insane GM
 
Go to topPage: 12
Your Cart:
0 Items Order Total: $0.00

0 Product
$0.00



Login to see your account info

Once you login you will be able to see your different account areas here, order history, shipping information and your account information.