Saturday, September 11, 2010

Session Music

After a much needed respite from working (and gaming) I have returned. I've got plenty of catching up to do but why get into all that when I can get back into posting a bunch of my nonsense about my adventures in gaming. Besides, having just come back from the eye doctor my eyes are as dilated as Daffy Duck on acid and this is about all I can do at the moment!

This Monday begins our 22nd session (I still have a recap to catch-up on). Though I have tried this once before I thought I'd give it another go. Early in our campaign I had some session music going in the background. Not sure if it worked too well as I thought of it as more of a distraction and I have a hell of a time keeping my raucous players focused enough as it is. But who am I to give up. The more ambient the better.

So here we go again. A re-edited selection of music.

I just picked up 'Necronomicon' by Nox Arcana. A pretty good collection of ambient dungeon crawling music or especially for your Cuthulhu game. We'll see how that goes over.

Soundtrack music from the TV show Dark Shadows. A gothic TV soap opera from the late 60's and early 70's with vampires, witches and even a werewolf.

Selected songs from...Conan the Barbarian soundtrack. Can't forget Basil Poledouris for some dynamic dice rolling!

Finally, some selected music from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Kinda reminds me of Neverwinter Nights but it'll do.

So this is what I've got cued up and ready to go come Monday evening, randomly shuffled of course.

Any other good ideas, let me know.


  1. I think that is perfect background material. Should help build the atmosphere nicely as long as long as you keep the volume done. We usually just play random tracks but I think I'll go through my squeezebox library and put a playlist together for our next game.

  2. Great selection of music! I hear you on the eye dilation thing. Wow, that is an odd sensation.

  3. The Nox Arcana stuff reminds me of the music at my Catholic School Masses back when i was a kid. On second thought maybe it wasnt Catholic after all. Did JC have tentacles? Anyhows, should be good music for the night of Chaos that is soon upon us! Bar the doors! barricade the Windows! Tis the eve of Nightmares that walk amongst the realm of Man! Televon protect us!
    @Readers, maybe post your play lists that you've used in the past or future? I'd be interested to see what people are listening to.