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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2007, 11:28:38 AM »
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He was a direct ripoff of the Toran character from "The Archer: Fugitive From the Empire".


Snake-men, shape-changing chick, evil dude with mask?
 

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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2007, 11:32:42 AM »
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Snake-men, shape-changing chick, evil dude with mask?


That sounds about right...  Haven't seen it in 25 years or more, but I remember loving that show as a kid...

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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2007, 11:37:26 AM »
Yes, I kinda miss those low-budget fantasy movies. Most of them had crappy actors and silly plots, but that was quite right for Sword & Sorcery. Nowadays we just get Tolkien and Potter clones...

And both contain significantly less boobage.
 

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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2007, 02:45:51 PM »
The bands I liked weren't getting on MTV, but for me the classic soundtrack for a D&D game will always be early Black Sabbath. Still remember hearing Ozzie scream "Please God Help Me" for the first time while rolling up "The Gnome Ranger" in one of the first campaigns I got to play in.

In my First Edition Pantheon, The Electric was a major God. Another was "The Wizard." Both came with musical accompanyment. I had one NPC, a Red Dragon who was good (the cliche moral switch, I know) who always brought a terrible noise with him. He had the ability to project music, and it was always Heavy metal or Hard rock. We figured most characters from the day would have found it anything but musical, but of course our characters (the cool crowd) liked it. So, they heard what we heard on the stereo while playing.

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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2007, 05:16:43 PM »
The D&D game I ran sunday. My roomate put on a CD for background noise during the game. His choice was an excellent one. The Conan movie sound track!:D  I cant think of anything better to be playing, while we gamed!:win:
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2007, 05:23:18 PM »
Hmm, I once had a scene patterned after Queen's "The Fairy Fellers Master Stroke" (yes, I know it was a painting first).
 

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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2007, 05:29:20 PM »
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The D&D game I ran sunday. My roomate put on a CD for background noise during the game. His choice was an excellent one. The Conan movie sound track!:D  I cant think of anything better to be playing, while we gamed!:win:


Nice!  For years now, whenever I run fantasy, my choices of background music are the following soundtrack albums:

Conan the Barbarian
Gladiator
Robin of Sherwood ("Legend" is the album title)
Fellowship of the Ring
Two Towers
Return of the King

Further, with the advent of a laptop and MP3 technology, I've broken it into two distinct 'playlists'.  One is the "General Ambience" list, the other is the "Frantic Action" list.

I also use the first "Chant" and a couple albums by the Medieval Baebes whenever the PCs are in a 'courtly intrigue' type scene.

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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2007, 05:31:14 PM »
Oh, damn, I sould also mention that I once ran an entire SuperWorld campaign based on the Sting album "Dream of the Blue Turtles".  Each session in the campaign was based on one of the song titles.

Only thing I really remember about it was that for the "Russians" song, I introduced the Soviet version of the DC hero, "Green Arrow".  He was called the "Karl Marxman".

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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2007, 05:40:06 PM »
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Only thing I really remember about it was that for the "Russians" song, I introduced the Soviet version of the DC hero, "Green Arrow".  He was called the "Karl Marxman".
Did you earn a beat-down for that pun.  Did ya? :haw:

Man, all the cheesy supervillain/commie-hero concepts that got flushed down the toilet with the end of the Cold War. :(

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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2007, 07:59:23 PM »
I ran a Classic Traveller session with Lavalounge for background music.
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« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2007, 04:22:48 PM »
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The D&D game I ran sunday. My roomate put on a CD for background noise during the game. His choice was an excellent one. The Conan movie sound track!:D  I cant think of anything better to be playing, while we gamed!:win:


I think that would rock for a pirates game
 

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« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2007, 05:07:05 PM »
Hawk the Slayer, Ladyhawke, Krull, The Beastmaster... yep, they all had an influence on my early gaming.
 

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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2007, 09:59:44 AM »
We're talking "BIG TRouble in Little CHINA"...

 Not only was the movie basically a D&D romp through the underground of San Francisco's Chinatown - it also had a huge-ass battle while two wizards did a duel. It had a so-called "Hero" whose dump stat was his IQ , but he had a perfect 18 for his dex. ("ITS all in the reflexes, baby.")

 The movie also had a kick ass theme song done by the director himself John Carpenter, every time I thi nk of adventure that might have a touch of magic ... I think of this song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D03E9kUTTtQ

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUn-eN8mkDw&feature=rec-fresh+div

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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2007, 11:06:01 AM »
Runnin' through the mystic night!
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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2007, 02:31:16 PM »
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We're talking "BIG TRouble in Little CHINA"...

 Not only was the movie basically a D&D romp through the underground of San Francisco's Chinatown - it also had a huge-ass battle while two wizards did a duel. It had a so-called "Hero" whose dump stat was his IQ , but he had a perfect 18 for his dex. ("ITS all in the reflexes, baby.")

 The movie also had a kick ass theme song done by the director himself John Carpenter, every time I thi nk of adventure that might have a touch of magic ... I think of this song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D03E9kUTTtQ

- Ed C.
Big Trouble in Little China in the shit! I love it. I would totally play that as a one shot. Or hell a campaign!
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