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Post Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:22 am 
 

I would definitely have to agree with the Conan soundtrack.  Basil Pouledoris rocks.  Eerily reminiscent of Carl Orff.  I had a GM while playing Gamma World that insisted on Vangelis and Tangerine dream.  Music certainly enhances game play if used correctly.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:25 pm 
 

i just tend to use background music when i am DMing a game. i feel it just relaxes everyone and you can get stuck into the game well. a good DM sets the scene well enough anyway.

my fave stuff (and everyone playing in my game agrees) is a lot of medieval type of music...simple melodies but nice flowing music and we also like a lot of chinese percussion music...no vocals etc..

always good for my games but i guess everyone likes what they like :)



  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:07 am 
 

I found this by total chance on a P2P program and was curious as to just what the heck it is. It's a solo accoustic guitar piece with male vocals. It's nice, but I've been on a hunt for the CD or anything else on it and found squat. The title is listed below along with a link.

Full File Title: D&D 3rd Edition - Music - Sardonyx - Grave Beyond The Stars (Mystical Fantasy Folk Filk Dungeons And Dragons Forgotten Realms).mp3

Linked File Sample: http://www.pendragon-entertainment.com/ ... 0Stars.mp3

I don't know if anyone has heard of it or knows anything about it but It seems to be from a set of sorts judging from the title. Although the Title seems a little odd. Any help would be great, but I still think this might just be some fake mis-titled file. Thanks

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:43 am 
 

Besides OST, I highly recommend records from Dead Can Dance (BTW they reunited some months ago  :P ) : the guy is from Ireland, and Lisa Gerrard from New Zeland, they use medieval or ethnic instruments. Medieval (for the first releases : Aion) or more 'ethnic' (the last records, with my favourite Into the labyrinth) : a very, very interesting band.

Never heard from Dead Can Dance ? Error, the first song of Gladiator OST is from by Lisa Gerrard ! Check.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:30 am 
 

Dead Can Dance is good stuff, Into The Labyrinth was their best, IMO.



Any album would do though, good stuff.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:16 pm 
 

This is a great site for everyone wanting to add some background to gaming or just for some great listening.  Very cool:



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:31 am 
 

I finally found the issue of Dragon that had the soundtrack article. It was issue 275. Was not as big as I remembered it though. Still had an interesting selection of music suggested.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:36 pm 
 

Related-stuff-but-not-quite-what-you're-thinking-of Dept....



Y'know I DID write the sheet music included in early Dragonlance modules.



Don't think anybody's ever recorded them, tho. If anybody does I hope they ask me... I have definite ideas about the orchestration.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:41 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Related-stuff-but-not-quite-what-you're-thinking-of Dept....



Y'know I DID write the sheet music included in early Dragonlance modules.



Don't think anybody's ever recorded them, tho. If anybody does I hope they ask me... I have definite ideas about the orchestration.


OMG, I actually sang some of those for music at secondary school!



Just found this one on google from DL1 but can't get it to play (stupid computer):

404 - File or directory not found.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:24 pm 
 

In that theme, was the kender sea chanty one that was put to music? It's been so many years, I can't remember if I saw it one of the novels or a sourcebook, but iirc, Tas sings it in one of the books. Only line I can remember of it was "Any port in a storm"    (I know, I'm sure that helps immensely :P)   Sung that to myself for weeks after reading it, heh. Catchy little chanty.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:35 pm 
 

Winterwords wrote:Just found this one on google from DL1 but can't get it to play (stupid computer)




Naw, that one is from somebody else, written long after.



March of the Solamni knights, Wedding song, and others from the original DL series were my doing, the music at least; Mike Williams did all the lyrics for me to work with.



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:47 pm 
 

I followed the link and listened to the MIDI...pretty good!   :P



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Post Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:00 pm 
 

If you are looking for background music for your games check out RPG Soundmixer. I downloaded the demo to play around with and it looks like it could be fun.


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:34 am 
 

Check out the Lake of Tears song here:



404 - File or directory not found.



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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:49 pm 
 

Winterwords wrote:Check out the Lake of Tears song here:



404 - File or directory not found.



:D



*puts the album on her Xmas list*




Now I am going to have to look for that album.  Really cool song!  Both Lake of Tears and Blind Guardian remind me of one of my all-time favorite groups:  Dream Theater.  Too bad the link for Nightwish isn't working for me at the moment.  :(

  


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:58 pm 
 

KingOfPain wrote:
Winterwords wrote:Check out the Lake of Tears song here:



404 - File or directory not found.



:D



*puts the album on her Xmas list*




Now I am going to have to look for that album. Really cool song! Both Lake of Tears and Blind Guardian remind me of one of my all-time favorite groups: Dream Theater. Too bad the link for Nightwish isn't working for me at the moment. :(




Both of them sound like 80's hair bands. :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:30 am 
 

I went to the link and listened.



I really like Lake of Tears....checked out their stuff on Amazon.



    They do not sound like an 80's hair band.  There is no high, girlish shrieking.  There is no fixation on retarded sexuality.  There is no idiot bluster.



    They sound more like a melodic version of Iron Maiden (who were not an 80's hair band).



    I thought they were easily the best of the three bands on the web site.   8)


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:43 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I went to the link and listened.



I really like Lake of Tears....checked out their stuff on Amazon.



  They do not sound like an 80's hair band. There is no high, girlish shrieking. There is no fixation on retarded sexuality. There is no idiot bluster.



  They sound more like a melodic version of Iron Maiden (who were not an 80's hair band).



  I thought they were easily the best of the three bands on the web site.  8)




Being an Iron Maiden fan from back in their early days a phrase I never thought I would hear is "a melodic version of Iron Maiden". And yes they were no hair band...metal that told a story. I remember them being popular with a large number of gamers back in the 80's.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:22 am 
 

They were awesome, one of my favorites. I got to talk to Bruce Dickinson at the Grammy Awards years ago, very nice guy. We didn't discuss music at all, just talked about what a joke the awards were.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:52 pm 
 

When I say "melodic version of Iron Maiden" I mean that Lake of Tears like to tell a story, and are interested in fantasy and historic themes....but there is a greater likelihood that you could actually hum one of their songs.



    Trying singing (if you have a voice) one of the Iron Maiden songs to yourself.  Most of them are pitched so high that only an opera tenor could reach them.  (One wonders how they were performed live.)



    When you listen to an Iron Maiden song, you are left with the impression that what you just heard was brilliant...but try to hum the melody!  



    Usually, all that you are left with is the impression of a massive assault of metal and snatches of really good lyrics...and possibly memories of pre-teen nightmares from the album covers.      :)



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