One of the most wonderful things about the age we play D&D in today is all the access to different technology and media we have and all the creative genius emerging through it. While the “I Attack the Darkness!” video is indeed classic, here’s another, fresh D&D video gem – complete with music:
While I’m more of a progressive rock, hard rock, alt rock, symphonic metal and electronica and trance music lover, this video was incredibly well done by a creative and passionate group of D&D guy and girl gamers and I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it!
Continuing along the lines of the genres above, some bands like Metallica, Megadeth and even Led Zeppelin have specifically mentioned some fantasy elements in their songs over the years, from Cthulhu to Gollum. What are some songs you think would make for great D&D music videos? Or some that already do? Share yours here and stick to my favorite genres above for bonus points!
And if you’re looking for ideas and discussion surrounding the music you use as a backdrop or soundtrack for your D&D playgroup, check out Monte Cook’s classic A Soundtrack for Your Game (which is how my collection started!), his More Music for Your Game, or Geek’s Dream Girl’s recent Beyond Zeppelin: Using Music to Set a Mood in RPGs.
Which movie or similar fantasy-esque soundtracks do you use for your games? Do you find that background music really helps set the mood for epic D&D adventure and heroics? We love it in our games – what about you?
Update: Looking for more on the guys and girls behind Roll a d6? Check out this Spotlight Interview by Wizards of the Coast.