Seeing as we have quite the collection of people who do RPG's the old fashioned way, at a table in person (hopefully on a regular basis). I was just wondering what music, artist and selections, you use to create the appropriate atmosphere for what's going on in-game? Two words I really hope don't appear here: John Mayer. Nuff said.
Some greatest hits in my gaming sessions would be all three LOTR soundtracks and the Gladiator soundtrack. Look forward to your responses!
Posted on 2010-01-20 at 12:47:39.
Raven Resident Finn RDI Staff Karma: 74/3 1103 Posts
It's been a while...
But I'd say Clannad, Enya, Jethro Tull, LotR for sure. Depends of the type of game of course.
Clannad and Enya, two of my favorites.
LotR, a classic but great choice.
Other music you might want to try is Brother (Celtic/Australian mix), and some nature CDs (my campaign starts in the Stormlands...so rain and thunder are a common backdrop. Muffled when they are inside, of course.
Well, one time I was playing a round of Xcrawl, and the challenges were set up according to musical inspirations... So we had some of the following selections:
AC/DC (Thunderstruck - Fighting Storm Giants)
Black Sabbath (War Pigs - Monstrous Boars)
Guns 'N' Roses (Welcome to the Jungle - Deinonychus in a Jungle setting)
Europe (The Final Countdown - Final Boss)
And a few others. As for personal taste, I've never tried it, but Amythestium seems like it would be a good band for creating some ambient music in the quest.