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Playlists for atmosphere while playing?
« on: April 12, 2016, 09:25:27 PM »
Has anyone else ever put together a playlist for Mage Wars? I'm a type that's huge on atmosphere and have various playlists for my game night sessions based on what we're playing, from horror, sci-fi, bluff/betting games (think 70's and 80's classic rock in a Dive Bar), and others.

But recently I just began putting together a playlist for Mage Wars. It would probably come at no surprise that much of it comes from various film, anime, and video game soundtracks as they often have the orchestrations for what Mage Wars represents. Battle, Glory, Epic Magic, Kingdoms on the line, etc.

For a small sampling, here are some;

Nox Arcana - Eternal Champions (though track ends in fact at 4:17, the videos seem to mesh the final tracks of the album into a single one.
Red Sonja Soundtrack - Fighting the Soldiers
God of War III Soundtack - Overture/Main Theme
Audiomachine - Earth Shaker (drums)
Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack - Riddle of Steel/Riders of Doom
World of Warcraft Soundtrack - Seasons of War
Position Music - Ira Deorum

As well as many others from the soundtracks of Escaflowne, Death Note, Lord of the Rings, Bayonetta, Xena: Warrior Princess, Titus, and many others, including the odd tracks here and there from the niche musical talents who work in this genre as their regular thing.

Would also love to see if any others have their own favorite battling tracks & playlists.
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Re: Playlists for atmosphere while playing?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 11:38:04 AM »
I generally like to listen to anime and video game music (preferably extended versions). Oftentimes I like to listen to Pokemon battle music. Final fantasy battle music is pretty great too. And battle music from Homestuck. Also the yugioh anime can be a good source of music.


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Re: Playlists for atmosphere while playing?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 11:00:02 PM »
Dark Souls 1, 3 and Bloodborne OST are amazing!
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Re: Playlists for atmosphere while playing?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 02:03:17 PM »
Dark Souls 1, 3 and Bloodborne OST are amazing!

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Re: Playlists for atmosphere while playing?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 02:52:47 PM »
Dark Souls 1, 3 and Bloodborne OST are amazing!

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Re: Playlists for atmosphere while playing?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 04:02:34 PM »
I generally play without music (the venues are usually loud enough on their own, and you wouldn't hear the music anyway).  But I was thinking more along the lines of:
- if playing on the Straywood map, GNR "Welcome to the Jungle" seems appropriate;
- lots of Queen ... "We Will Rock You," "We are the Champions," "Princes of the Universe" ... or in other words, anything from the Highlander film soundtracks;
- pretty much any Led Zeppelin, anytime;
- not sure why, but Rammstein seems to work when playing either Warlord.

But if you're looking for something without lyrics that feels like an epic fantasy battle, try this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_xgecR0ifo
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