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Geiger Counter
2010-04-09, 10:28 PM
What are some good soundtracks to play during a session?

Kuma Kode
2010-04-09, 10:35 PM
I use video game soundtracks, as they're already made for looping and generally have no words, which can be very distracting when the DM is trying to talk and his computer keeps saying things. For standard fantasy I use...

Lost Odyssey
Neverwinter Nights
Ninety Nine Nights
Skies of Arcadia

For my horror campaign I use...

Obscure I and II (also useful for battles with undead in standard fantasy)
Second Sight
The Darkness
The Suffering I and II
Gears of War
Dark Sector

For d20 Future I found Beyond Good and Evil to be useful.

2010-04-11, 01:29 PM
It's not really a soundtrack, but I found Mike Oldfield's Music of the Spheres to be an interesting group of instrumental pieces that works for a lot of things in my campaign.

Otherwise I use the following soundtracks:
-The Lord of the RIngs
-Guild Wars
-Final Fantasy

2010-04-11, 01:31 PM
The Band Dargaard has some very ambient music for Fantasy campaigns and I used to use them a lot.

2010-04-11, 01:33 PM
Lord of the Rings

Baldurs Gate

2010-04-11, 01:46 PM
My playlist includes the epic fight music from LotR, Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica, ominous music from The Ninth Gate, Koyaanisqatsi, and Shutter Island and dramatic spaghetti western music from Kill Bill, Inglorous Basterds (most of those soundtracks are from other soundtracks to films I don't know) and The Fantastic Mr Fox.

That plus a bit of Wagner, Vivaldi, Khachaturian and Schubert.

2010-04-11, 02:05 PM
My group is too ADD for music to be played in the background and game to take place...

2010-04-11, 02:08 PM
We only play music during big boss fights, but it does help to set the mood.

2010-04-11, 02:48 PM
Let's see...
- "Robin of Sherwood" TV series; made by Clannad, published on "Legends" album.
- +1 for "Conan the barbarian" and unforgettable Basil Poledouris
- pretty much anything by John Williams
- So (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0drHclGf0oE) very (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FS-gNL1qls&feature=related) much (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU9awaRxqCI&feature=related) this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XujuHteMFPU&feature=related) (by Krzesimir Debski for "With Fire and Sword")
- "Phantom of the Opera" would be great, but singing draws too much attention away.
- "Vision of Escaflowne" (namely music by Yoko Kanno)

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-04-11, 03:22 PM
My personal favorites:

The Fountain
Death is the Road to Awe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihF_aXi-Huk)

The Village
I Cannot See His Color (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CrkQWFHm-8)
The Gravel Road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJEk824VIas)
Those We Don't Speak Of (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C5e1WNH_4w)
Forbidden Line (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXJg9mGx3Bs)

Requiem For A Dream
Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2Ma4BvMUwU)

The Curse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXs6FMdMtmM)

Stone Heart
2010-04-11, 03:30 PM
We usually don't listen to music when we are playing, but every once in a while we do something in particular I will pull up music, like Duel of the Fates (The Darth Maul theme song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyCigHHwOcE)). Of course I'm not the dm so its kinda more as a joke, and for the same reason I might be just as inclined to bring up Baby got back, because someone is climbing up the back of a gray render.