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2011-03-02, 06:22 PM
Any good theme music threads to which folks could refer me? I was putting together a playlist for a campaign we're starting next week.
Music can be serious or silly.

The campaign mostly takes place in a large port city, so I'm looking for music appropriate for abandoned warehouses, sewers, taverns, brothels, the seaport, busy open air markets etc. PC's will also spend some time adventuring in a forest outside the city that is full of demons, and a base of operations for some cults. Technology is renaissance-ish. Setting is a distopian urban environment, in a land that is governed by a group from Mechanus which peacefully took control after defending the country from an invasion of demons. Modrons abound.

2011-03-03, 06:13 AM
Sea-related setting might work well with music from Heroes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkDXNSWJLuo) of Might (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcQ7m0eMHF0&feature=related) and Magic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtfcJ874pMo&feature=related) IV - really good soundtrack (barring chorus parts unfortunately). It might be too lighthearted for a dystopian enviroment though.
This does have the advantage of lulling your players into a false sense of security. Then you can for example break the mood with something from The (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfU147-WSx0&feature=related) Witcher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0I4d9ooz8w&feature=related).

Depending on the city itself, some works of Loreena (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvPu2PGzcSg&feature=related) McKennitt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXtrqHrHcI8) might be appropriate. It could be a nice tie-in to some pieces suitable for forest (or otherwise wild) terrain such as: 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN_ny1Y1g3g&feature=related), 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Qo4vxXpC8), 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp38RipdHRQ&feature=related).

That's my first idea at least.

2011-03-04, 05:39 PM
Thanks Radar, these are great starting points to browse through.