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Background music for gaming?

Postby geronimo » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:43 am

Starter for ten: https://cheesynirvosa.bandcamp.com/trac ... from-alien (for all your Space Hulk games).

Does anyone else use ambient background music or soundtracks for RPG or other gaming? Links for anything good, please...

(our own recent attempt at playing background music fell afoul of a painfully young Victorian adventurer asking "Why are we listening to Wild West music?" as they totalled up experience following a mummy-laden investigation. The track in question? Egyptian Reggae by Jonathan Richman :roll: :D )
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Re: Background music for gaming?

Postby Germy Bugger » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:40 pm

Ambient Geek ... the internet is fantastic :D

Listening to the Deathstar on headphones, it's surprisingly relaxing 8)
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Re: Background music for gaming?

Postby BadBabyBunny » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:50 pm

I like to listen to this when Skipp is playing with his dwarves.... I mean his imaginary dwarves... Not the group of midgets he plays with on a Thursday...

Actually I mean them too

http://youtu.be/1qG2A9EN5T4
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Re: Background music for gaming?

Postby Skipp » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:51 pm

Apart from we don't bother with music when we're playing, but I banged some Fela Kuti on as soon as we finished...
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Re: Background music for gaming?

Postby Ramshackle_Curtis » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:34 pm

The Conan soundtrack is an obvious choice.
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Re: Background music for gaming?

Postby Monkeyborg » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:03 pm

Skipp wrote:I banged some Fela


Really? :shock:
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Re: Background music for gaming?

Postby Skipp » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:41 pm

:yawn: I see what you did there.
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Re: Background music for gaming?

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:54 pm

Some years ago we played a massive Harnmaster campaign and would often play Gegorian chants in the background to create a suitably medieval atmosphere.

In the early 90s, when PCs became common, a friend put together a list of sound effects to use during our RQ games. I remember the two of use thinking about what sounds would be needed but in the heat of the game I don't recall any of them being used.
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Re: Background music for gaming?

Postby Drjackson » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:41 pm

I was listening to Conan soundtrack last night while playing song of blades and heroes.
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Re: Background music for gaming?

Postby Altius » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:15 pm

I like to have something relevant playing while I play a game or paint, but I don't always play it during games for fear that my fellow gamers might find it obnoxious.

I've found that Spotify is a great tool for putting together playlists that are period specific and I've created several for getting in the right mood. It's amazing some of the stuff you can find in Spotify if you know what you're looking for. I've got one for Dark Age gaming, one for the Russian Civil War, and one for Central American wars of the 80s. A friend has a very good Vietnam playlist.
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