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ancientcampus

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Background Music
« on: July 19, 2012, 08:34:07 AM »
I really like picking background music when running tabletop RPGs. Does anyone have any ideas/favorites that are appropriate for the mistborn music?

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Re: Background Music
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 09:00:51 AM »
I like this: http://youtu.be/oShEy9VppXs
Apparently it is called Epic Age
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Re: Background Music
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 10:43:53 AM »
What types of encounters are you envisioning? For example, there are a number of great classical pieces/waltzes that would be appropriate as background music while the heroes are attending a formal ball.

Outside of that, I like a number of game soundtracks for their ability to convey mood/atmosphere. Most notably, pretty much anything by Jeremy Soule (Elder Scrolls, Guild Wars, etc.) or Inon Zur (Dragon Age, Prince of Persia, etc.) fills my fantastic music needs. If nothing from the two of them suits your fancy (which I'm guessing to be pretty unlikely), I can drop a few more names.

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Re: Background Music
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 11:22:00 AM »
I plan on having Midnight Syndicate running in the background of my games. just for setting mood.  Not just for combat or special scenes though, through out the game.
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Re: Background Music
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 01:03:12 PM »
My upcoming session involves a heist at a formal ball, planning said heist somewhere in the slums, and possible combat.

So yeah, if anyone has any classical music recommendations, as well as anything else, I'm all ears.

I will share my own recommendations too, when I have them together. We can try to put together a big list for anyone who wants it.

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Re: Background Music
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 04:07:26 PM »
Midnight Syndicate has a lot of dark classical music, you might want to give them a listen.
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Re: Background Music
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 01:17:08 AM »
I read the books with a combination of Tron Legacy soundtrack, Texhnolyze soundtrack, Casshern soundtrack, The Fountain soundtrack and Hybrid's Break My Soul (instrumental). I can no longer seperate them in my mind.

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Re: Background Music
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 03:55:47 PM »
After the overdose of heist/con movies and tv series in the last few days I keep thinking that this needs some jazz :-)
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Re: Background Music
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 02:33:42 AM »
I read the books with a combination of Tron Legacy soundtrack, Texhnolyze soundtrack, Casshern soundtrack, The Fountain soundtrack and Hybrid's Break My Soul (instrumental). I can no longer seperate them in my mind.

Amen!

I've got so many soundtracks that I cannot list them all.
Though try anything from any Christopher Nolan films (Inception and The Prestige are my favourites) and the remake of Battlestar Gallactica soundtrack.

Cheers! :D

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Re: Background Music
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 08:30:41 AM »
Were I to do that I'd be using movie soundtracks and themed albums like Nox Arcana and flit between them for the feel i want.  Good choices for Mistborn-Sherlock Holmes-the Guy Ritchie movies.  The Batman Soundtracks from the last three movies.  A little Indian Jones every now and again.  A little Bit of music based on Poe and some good old patriotic revolution music.

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Re: Background Music
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2014, 12:14:05 PM »
Corvus Corax comes to mind. We've also used Ecstasy of Gold, though for a different game.
There is a list somewhere about the Dominances being based off of real world cultures (Spanish, French, etc.)
Use traditional music depending on the dominance, especially at balls.
Anyone else?

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Also, now that we have AoL, Ecstasy of Gold works again.
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Re: Background Music
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2014, 08:17:48 PM »
This thread has some really good tracks, some of the suggested soundtracks can give you story ideas by themselves! If you have a standing playgroup, odds are you know what kind of music will get a reaction out of them, this can be very helpful, for example, in introducing Villains or other important NPCs by assigning them a "signature track" (think Darth Vader and the Imperial March).

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Re: Background Music
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2015, 01:41:25 PM »
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Re: Background Music
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2015, 03:35:40 PM »
Found this on Craftey's YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCMIc1a4S8I&index=20&list=WL

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Eventually, I'll get around to writing some music for this game. I came up with an idea a few weeks back for an AoL band, called Elend and the Obligators. It's basically high energy metal with a Mistborn theme and metal acoustic instruments (I still have to figure out how I would even make them. Going electric would be easier logistically, but harder to come up with an excuse for why we suddenly have sophisticated guitars and amps. Also, if I get this to work, it will work better and be way more awesome.)

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Re: Background Music
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2015, 03:14:44 AM »
Found this on Craftey's YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCMIc1a4S8I&index=20&list=WL


That's the guy who plays Varrus, the Pewterarm miner in my Allomancy on the High Seas campaign. One of my favorite people to game with because he does stuff like that all the time.