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 Post subject: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Joe, what was your soundtrack when coming up with this game? What are you DM's listening to when writing up your campaigns? I'm thinking anything from the late 1970's is fair game. I'll start - To me, DCC is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03kmoGQBisw

Camel - Lunar Sea


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:38 pm 
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I'm not aware of ever hearing the name of this band. The music, and I tried several on YouTube, remind me of cheesy '70s & '80s B-grade sci-fi/fantasy movies.

(To be honest, I like what I'm hearing :oops: )


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:18 am 
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It all starts and ends with The Sword. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9KbmRTgigQ

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:17 am 
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Great question! I actually wrote at least half the manuscript listening to a 3-CD mix Doug put together called simply "DCC RPG." iTunes never properly imported the songs so I don't even know what half of it is...but after a string of cons and games and emails and a trip to LA and then a camping trip in the desert, Doug had somehow figured out the exact vibe I was going for, enough that he put together this great mix. It's half weird medieval music, half 1970's rock. I'll have to get the song titles from him at some point. That playlist led down some different corridors...and now my main inspirational playlist is what follows...usually randomized, not necessarily in this order... I listen to a lot of other music (Phish is my favorite overall) but this is specifically what I listen to in order to get in the mood for DCC RPG.

The Cars, Good Times Roll
The Cars, Bye Bye Love
The Cars, You Might Think
The Cars, Tonight She Comes
Jefferson Starship, Fast Buck Freddie
Jefferson Starship, Light The Sky On Fire
Jefferson Starship, With Your Love
Jefferson Starship, St. Charles
Kansas, Carry On Wayward Son
Kansas, Point Of Know Return
Kansas, Song For America
Kansas, Hold On
The Moody Blues, The Actor
The Moody Blues, Ride My See-Saw
The Moody Blues, Dr. Livingston, I Presume
The Moody Blues, House Of Four Doors
The Moody Blues, Legend Of A Mind
The Moody Blues, House Of Four Doors (Part 2)
The Moody Blues, Voice In The Sky
The Moody Blues, The Best Way To Travel
The Moody Blues, Visions Of Paradise
Rush, Tom Sawyer
Rush, Red Barchetta
Rush, YYZ
REO Speedwagon, Roll With the Changes
The Who, Baba O'Riley
Cream, White Room
Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting
Yes, Long Distance Runaround
Yes, Roundabout
Yes, I've Seen All Good People: Your Move / All Good People
Styx, Come Sail Away
Styx, Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
The Moody Blues & New World Philharmonic, The Voice
Argent, Hold Your Head Up
Blues Image, Ride Captain Ride (Single/LP Version)
Grand Funk Railroad, Closer To Home / I'm Your Captain
Pure Prairie League, Amie
Styx, Renegade
Styx, Mr. Roboto
Styx, Too Much Time On My Hands
Styx, Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
Styx, The Grand Illusion
Steppenwolf, Magic Carpet Ride
Mott the Hoople, All the Young Dudes
Edgar Winter, Free Ride
Edgar Winter, Frankenstein

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:20 am 
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Great taste in tunes, there. Since I like all the songs I recognize, I'll have to look up the ones I don't!

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:11 am 
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Great list! May I add to that: The Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom Soundtrack. To wit:

Alan Parsons Project - Fall of the House of Usher (Pavane), HyperGammaSpaces
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Suptertzar
Blue Öyster Cult - Godzilla, Don't Fear the Reaper
Camel - Lunar Sea, Preparation
Cat Stevens - Trouble, Tea for the Tillerman
Cream - Deserted Cities of the Heart, I Feel Free
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Tombstone Shadow, Effigy
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Everybody I Love You, Find the Cost of Freedom
David Bowie - Subterraneans, Moss Garden
Deep Purple - Drifter, Mandrake Root
Dire Straits - Six Blade Knife, Once Upon A Time In The West
Eagles - Bitter Creek, Journey of a Sorcerer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Bitches Crystal, A Time and a Place
Frank Zappa - My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Momma, Blessed Relief
Genesis - Dusk, Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
Grand Funk Railroad - Flight of the Pheonix, Got This Thing on the Move
Grateful Dead - China Doll, Black Peter
Heart - Dream of the Archer, Dreamboat Annie
Iron Butterfly - Real Fright, Am I Down
James Gang - Ashes The Rain and I, Got No Time or Trouble
Judas Priest - Exciter, Hell Bent For Leather
Kansas - Magnum Opus, Icarus - Borne on Wings of Steel
King Crimson - Ladies of the Road, Lady of the Dancing Water
Led Zeppelin - What Is And What Should Never Be, Battle of Evermore
Molly Hatchet - Long Time, Dreams I'll Never See
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V), Brain Damage
Rick Wakeman - The Last Battle, Catherine of Aragon
Roger McGuinn - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), Ballad of Easy Rider
Rush - A Farewell to Kings, By-Tor & the Snow Dog
Schoolhouse Rock - Verb: That's What's Happening
Stillwater - Fever Dog, Love Comes & Goes
Styx - Castle Walls, Mother Dear
Supertramp - Crime of the Century, Even in the Quietest Moments
Yes - Turn of the Century, Madrigal


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:02 pm 
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My first post round here (hey all), this was the thread that grabbed my attention so if anybody
still takes a look at this I'd like to say:

Black Sabbath, especially first album and Paranoid
Uriah Heep, especially Demons & Wizards and The Magician's Birthday
Hawkwind, especially Hall Of The Mountain Grill and Warrior On The Edge Of Time
(Michael Moorcock is ON the album)
Rush, especially Caress Of Steel and Fly By Night
(check out 'The Necromancer' and 'By-Tor & The Snow Dog')
Blue Oyster Cult, especially first 3 albums and Cultosaurus Erectus ('Black Blade')


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:56 am 
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I listen to the following bands, for inspiration:

Bal-Sagoth (symphonic black metal with lots of narrating and howardian/lovecraftian lyrics)
Slough Feg (early albums, which had covers made by Erol Otus himself)
The Sword (lots of howardian themes here)
Bathory (later, viking albums, like Blood Fire Death, Nordland I-II)
Therion (symphonic metal with lots of elements from occultism and ancient mythology)
Black Sabbath (that was a no-brainer, especially the first two albums)

Yeah, maybe I'm not that old-school when it comes to music, but these are the bands that usually put me into sword & sorcery mood.

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Nice call on Camel!! I have been subjecting the guys to Hawkwind. Here's my list

Hawkwind-Space Ritual, Warrior at the Edge of Time, Hall of the Mountain Grill, In Search of Space, Doremifasolatedo (spelled wrong surley)
Steve Hackett- Defector, Spectral Mornings
Genesis- Selling England by the Pound, Lamb lies Down on Broadway, Wind and Wuthering
Yes- Anything before Tormato
Camel- Moonmadness, Snow Goose
Tom Newman- Faeire Symphony
Uriah Heep- Demons and Wizards (Favorite choice), Magician's Birthday
Deep Purple- In Rock, Machinehead
Rainbow- Rainbow rising
Black Sabbath- any
Strawbs- Best of
and for the metal it MUST be Manowar! The kings of Metal!


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:43 pm 
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My music tastes aren't really that old school but I've found a few bands that put me in the right mindset for DCC.

I've been listening to a lot of Nightwish, Dragonforce, Lordi, and Dream Theater in preperation for my upcoming DCC game.

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:25 pm 
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I have to put out a shout for one of the coolest bands I found out about this past year: Invasion.

Here's some pure wizard metal alchemy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKxXIyHK ... re=related

There's a literal wizard in this song (featuring the perfect amount of cowbell): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntvbbFKe ... re=related


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:20 pm 
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If you guys like Old School heavy metal, then try out one of Austin, TX's local bands, The Sword:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYCreOzCxP8


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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Hawkwind, Hawkwind, early Marillion, and more Hawkwind.

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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DimitriX wrote:
If you guys like Old School heavy metal, then try out one of Austin, TX's local bands, The Sword:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYCreOzCxP8


Ravenheart87 mentioned The Sword in an earlier post, but yeah I have to third that recommendation. I've loved The Sword from the moment I first heard them on one of the Guitar Hero games. The Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone is my favorite.

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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When writing RPG I usually stick to one of the following "go to mood music":

Black Sabbath - rotating through the first 6 albums, but Sabotage is my favorite for writing
Hellraiser Soundtrack (Christopher Young)
Tron Legacy Soundtrack (Daft Punk)
She Wants Revenge-any of their albums... I'm a fan of this new Darkwave sound
Any Carter Burwell Soundtrack, but Being John Malkovich and Gods and Monsters are my favorites

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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How could I have forgotten Fish era Marillion?!


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Note Joe's strange metal phobia. The closest he comes to Zeppelin is Rush. I'm all for Moody Blues though for some reason.

In the past I've intentionally played Cradle of Filth and Slayer to throw off Mr. Goodman's board games mind. It is often my job to represent Chaos and/or Neutrality when Joe stays too positive.

It probably doesn't need to be repeated, but I listened to The Sword a lot while working on DCC art and still do.

In that more contemporary vein you might also also listen to:

Witchcraft
High on Fire
Sleep
Electric Wizard



From the Hawkwind/ Sabbath standpoint you can also turn to Budgie and ,of coarse, Jethro Tull. I suppose Joe can listen to the 80's Tull.
Also Dio's first band : Rainbow

Some of the divergences on the cds I gave Joe probably included

Bach (on organ)
Dead Can Dance
Rudimentary Peni (they have a whole H.P. Lovecraft Album is you are sophisticated enough for 80's british punk)
Hank Williams III (the grandson, yes country, but the good kind with lots of great dark stuff)
The Pogues

and I'm sure "The Thing That Should Not Be" was on there from the band nobody should follow anymore.


let me see if I can hunt up the list for Joe. I might not have even discovered The Sword at that point.

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:34 am 
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You all were right about The Sword. Heavy riffs are always good for dungeon crawls.


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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Galadrin wrote:
Schoolhouse Rock - Verb: That's What's Happening

AWESOME SONG

... To LOOOOOOOOOVE


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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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Oh! Corvus Corax, definitely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIXV2NhLb_0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OnMJgYW_Bc

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How about a bit of old brit pomp rock band Magnum?
Or even a spot of Iron Maiden... I used to love roleplaying along to the Killers album.

As a side thing, i like using the theme tune to 'Blood On Satan's Claw' .. An old horror film.
The music is great for a creepy dungeon game. I don't normally play with music on but for a scary game it can sometimes be fun.

Here's the Satan's claw theme:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XsHfW8ORb38

Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Music of DCC
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Going creepy would be the Susperia soundtrack by Goblin! That album alone scares me besides the movie :shock: !


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At Gary Con there was this musician called 'Dan the Bard'. He had a lot of good gaming music going on.

http://bard.phoenixlore.com/


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Klyngster wrote:
At Gary Con there was this musician called 'Dan the Bard'. He had a lot of good gaming music going on.

http://bard.phoenixlore.com/

Dan is great! Met him at a renaissance faire a couple years ago.

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What about "Court of the Crimson King"?


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