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Music to adventure by
« on: March 25, 2009, 09:46:39 AM »
Please forgive me if this has been posted before.  I remember being told a while back that, as in the movies, music can really help set the mood of an RPG session.  I'm curious to see what people have come up with in terms of background music for different themes.  Here are some more common things I use for our medieval fantasy setting:

Default: Midnight syndicate's official D&D album (the ol' standby)
Horror: Nox arcana's necronomicon album
Vampires: Nox arcana's transylvania album

(actually, Nox aracana has a bunch of horror and fantasy albums out; there's one with a demented carnival theme that I'm itching to try out.)

Pirates/high seas: Pirates of the carribean soundtrack, X-Ray Dog
General town background: Lord of the dance
Battle, tension: Lord of the Rings

Anyone else have some good suggestions or recommendations?

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Re: Music to adventure by
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 07:02:18 PM »
Oh yeah; a couple more I've used:

Exploring/traps:  Raiders of the lost ark soundtrack
Strange magic, chases: Music from "Doom" (the game, not the movie)

Also, I discovered that Bill Brown, the composer of the music behind many video games, has made his songs freely downloadable.  Stuff from Undying, Arcane Online, Timeline, etc.
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Re: Music to adventure by
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 11:19:34 PM »
Might I suggest, you put your entries here:

Music during a game  http://www.strolen.com/content.php?node=1982

And a good piece on the subject....
Hollywood's Musical Movie Magic   http://www.strolen.com/content.php?node=1808

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