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Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:42 am

Has anyone got any good tracks I can listen to while designing my adventures. A half way point between ambient and bombastic would be nice (already got a few two steps from hell tracks)
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Re: Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:53 pm

Do you have Spotify? I've put together a decent playlist from there...

https://play.spotify.com/user/126153344 ... CqEafuoYQa

If you don't have it.. Its free (with some ads between songs)

I wouldn't install the actual App because it doesn't like to just close. I use the web player which works just as well without being all pain in the ass-like..

https://play.spotify.com/
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Re: Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:29 pm

I realise that I have already given you a few of these but in case anyone else might want to use them

Two steps from hell:
Invincible
Archangel
Birth of a hero
Protectors of the earth
Strength of a thousand men
Black blade
Blackheart
Wrath of the sea
Cloudmaker
Sons of war
Magika
Atlantis
Fire mountain
Spirit of champions
Nero

Audiomachine:
Ice of Phoenix
Shadowfall
Guardians at the gate.

In the house in a heartbeat

Mass effect 2 suicide mission
Mass effect 3 leaving earth

Halo
Unforgotten
Never forget
Upon a pale horse
The last spartan
In amber clad
Rock anthem for saving the world
Halo
Covenant dance
Mombasa suite
Cairo suite

Batman theme
Inception theme
Interstellar:dust
He's a pirate!

And many more that I can't think of at the moment.
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Re: Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:46 pm

Obviously I'm old... most of my go-to adventure planning music is old, so I must be.

Alan Parsons Project: Ace of Swords (always makes me think of a chase across a desert wasteland on horseback.)

Oleg Serkov: Way of the Warrior, The Vision, Black Wings, sometimes Cosmic if I'm in that kind of mood.

Edgar Winter Group: Frankenstein

Joe Satriani: One Big Rush (also a great piece of music to speed... uh, drive... to), Back to Shalla Bal, one or two others I've forgotten.

Note that those are all instrumental. Very rarely do songs with lyrics work for me... the words get in the way of my creative thinking.
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Re: Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:04 pm

Solomoriah wrote:Note that those are all instrumental. Very rarely do songs with lyrics work for me... the words get in the way of my creative thinking.
I share this aspect of music with lyrics with you. Just distracts too much.

I generally go the way of classical or musical scores for my background stuff. I use Pandora much of the time (luckily, my wife pays for an account so I run Ad-Free), and my favorite 'channel' is one called "Spooky Symphonies" which seems to have a pretty good mix of music that is favorable for gaming background mood stuff.
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Re: Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:45 pm

+1 to Ser Gavin's list. He listed many of my top picks.
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Re: Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:44 am

I like listening to Mogwai or other post-rock bands when I'm working on my campaign or writing adventures.
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Re: Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:43 am

I also prefer soundtracks or anything else without lyrics. My speakers (whether at home or work) tend to play Myst, Riven, Deus Ex and Deus EX IW, Mass Effect 1-3, etc. I've also added more acoustic guitar playing from Andy McKee and such.
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Re: Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:25 am

Yeah instrumental stuff would be best but I don't mind a few choirs to mix it up XD. Some of the ambient elder scrolls music seem pretty cool too but yeah I will add some of this stuff to my play list.
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Re: Music to listen to while adventure planning

Post Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:28 pm

made a playlist of my favourite (mostly) instrumental music I like to listen to while adventure planning, hope you guys like it:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... _grwzK6tBY
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