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do you use music when you GM??

Discussion in 'Games: RPG & Miniatures' started by DarthArraKul, Aug 19, 2003.

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do you use music when you GM??

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. only Star Wars soundtracks

    32.2%
  2. any movie soundtrack

    34.5%
  3. the radio

    2.3%
  4. no

    12.6%
  5. other

    18.4%
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  1. DarthArraKul

    DarthArraKul Jedi Youngling star 2

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  2. DarthArraKul

    DarthArraKul Jedi Youngling star 2

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    ok everyone...

    i just wanna know what everyone out there is doing to enhance their sessions..

    please feel free to give any extra details you like
     
  3. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Nov 8, 2001
    Oh yes. We had a swoop race, so we mixed between the podracing music from TPM and the Coruscant Speeder chase music from AOTC.

    We often use Duel of the Fates when fighting Sith.
     
  4. Fanboy_Solo

    Fanboy_Solo Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I sometimes try to come up with a tracklist to use when playing the games. Really up's the mood.

    In D&D I made a disc of ambience of all sorts taken from the Neverwinter Nights game. That also is great if it applies.
     
  5. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, lots of music. With Star Wars I tend to play John Williams music. Not only Star Wars but Indiana Jones and Close Encounters.

    With D&D, I've used many different soundtracks: SW, LOTR, Blade Runner, Baldur's Gate, Planescape : Torment... and some new age music.
     
  6. Spike_Spiegel

    Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 12, 2002
    We have a huge supply of movie music that we constantly use!
     
  7. Gorin_Zachian

    Gorin_Zachian Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 13, 2002
    For D&D, i sometimes use the new Stuff From Midnight Syndicate, for dungeon crawling, but other than that, no, i don't.
     
  8. Fingorfin

    Fingorfin Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 7, 2001
    It's something that I have wanted to try, but I have not done it yet.

    Maybe we should do that when we break in the new gaming room.
     
  9. DarthArraKul

    DarthArraKul Jedi Youngling star 2

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    just to keep up the chat....

    i suggest anthing by hans zimmer.. like gladiator.. the rock.. con air..

    great for action scenes
     
  10. Tremaniac

    Tremaniac Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Feb 26, 2002
    Currently I prefer to keep it simple with SW themes. It's suitable and less distracting than normal music. Though I have an NPC or three that hold impressive influence with the masses through music. When I introduce the first one, I'll probably have some Lacuna Coil and Evanescence in the background. Both lead singers sound similair and it'll be interesting when my players find out why some of the songs sound the way they do (in the campaign anyway).
     
  11. Jansons_Funny_Twin

    Jansons_Funny_Twin Jedi Knight star 6

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    My GM uses all kinds of music.

    Each character in the game was given their own theme song.

    My character's theme was the opening them of the anime Trigun, cause I was a master with my revolver.

    PC themes:
    Eat It -Wierd Al
    Chop Suey! - System of a Down
    Oops, I did it again - Britney Spears
    Cats On Mars - Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts (Cowboy Bebop OST)
    Asuka Strikes! - Evangelion OST

    Campaign Theme:
    The Cruel Angel Thesis - Evangelion OST



    This next semester's theme's going to be Sakura Saku (Cherry Clossoms Blooming), the opening theme of Love Hina.

    Should prove to be a crazy time. :D




    [hl=purple]Don't leave me.[/hl]
    [hl=black]Don't ignore me.[/hl]
    [hl=red]Don't kill me!
    [/hl]
     
  12. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    J_F_T, I use Borderline Case from Evangelion for the more onirical scenes and damn it works. ;)
     
  13. Jansons_Funny_Twin

    Jansons_Funny_Twin Jedi Knight star 6

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    Jul 31, 2002
    Boarderline Case rocks.

    I knew something big was up when my GM started playing Rei III one night.

    That was a total mind-**** session. :eek:




    [hl=purple]Don't leave me.[/hl]
    [hl=black]Don't ignore me.[/hl]
    [hl=red]Don't kill me![/hl]
     
  14. Fingorfin

    Fingorfin Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't doubt it. Anytime a GM uses the serious stuff from Evangelion, you should expect something that's going to mess with the mind.
     
  15. Jansons_Funny_Twin

    Jansons_Funny_Twin Jedi Knight star 6

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    It was the return of our arch-nemesis...who I had seriously wounded in our previous meeting.

    He had it out for me. ^_^

    My friends just decided what my theme will be for this semester.

    It's a dual-theme.

    The first is Kaze wa Mirai ni Fuku (The Wind Blows to the Future), the ending theme for Trigun.

    The second is Hajimari wa Koko Kara (Since This is Only the Beginning), a song from Ep 24 of Love Hina.

    Fits my chartacter's happy outlook on life and my refusal to kill people. :D




    [hl=purple]Don't leave me.[/hl]
    [hl=black]Don't ignore me.[/hl]
    [hl=red]Don't kill me!
    [/hl]
     
  16. Fingorfin

    Fingorfin Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 7, 2001
    That character description sounds a bit familiar. ;)
     
  17. Jansons_Funny_Twin

    Jansons_Funny_Twin Jedi Knight star 6

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    Just a little. :p

    Though I had never seen Trigun when I first drew this character up and gave his background.




    [hl=purple]Don't leave me.[/hl]
    [hl=black]Don't ignore me.[/hl]
    [hl=red]Don't kill me!
    [/hl]
     
  18. ISD_Devastator

    ISD_Devastator Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 11, 2002
    Mostly Star Wars stracks.
    An Imperial raid without Imperial March / Darth Vader's theme isn't a good raid.
     
  19. TheExecutor

    TheExecutor Jedi Master star 3

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    Nov 8, 2002
    I use some techno and a some SW soundtracks that works for me.
     
  20. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    For D&D I use various soundtracks, including Star Wars. For Star Wars RPG, I'm a purist. I have the Ultimate TPM, as well as the Trilogy Boxed set; by roommate just took AotC with him when he moved :( So I'm pretty complete.
     
  21. yodaismygod

    yodaismygod Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 25, 2002
    We used to use music, but found it distracted several poeple too much. Then now we have discussed bringing it back, but we usually play at a local comic shop so we really aren't allowed to have our own music going.
     
  22. DarthArraKul

    DarthArraKul Jedi Youngling star 2

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    i understand...


    the music often got a few of my weaker gamers off subject,,, but it helped out enough of the others and the story that we decided to keep it..

    hell.. i ran a session w/o music and nearly got lynched.


    they expect a musical score w/ every session now

     
  23. Tremaniac

    Tremaniac Jedi Youngling star 3

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    As a side note, the Pirates of the Carribean soundtrack is a great listen to, and could fit nicely as background music for any SW game.
     
  24. DarthArraKul

    DarthArraKul Jedi Youngling star 2

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    will have to check it out
     
  25. MasterDagon

    MasterDagon Jedi Youngling

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    I'll use any movie soundtrack music that has been scored. I tend to stay away from soundtracks that have more modern music, such as what was presented in A knight's tale. However, it's more for background than anything else. Although, from time to time, for really intense sessions that I've planned out ahead of time, rather than running on the fly, I'll pick several different bits of music to really set the tone.
     
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