When Andrew runs roleplaying games he always has some music queued up to give the game a bit of ambiance. A lot of it is video game music like the Diablo 3, Skyrim, or Final Fantasy soundtracks. These tunes really help set the scene and encourage us to sink deeper into the story.
Recently Osprey Games released a Spotify playlist for one of our new favorite games The Lost Expedition. As they stated on their blog:
“The first time we played The Lost Expedition in the office, we were accompanied by a chorus of colleagues humming the main theme from Indiana Jones. Even without the full orchestral backing that John Williams had at his disposal, it certainly added to the sense of adventure. Each decision we made carried extra weight, perhaps because we were worried we would be letting Indy down if we messed up, lost all our food and ammunition and doomed our group to certain death.”
They put together this jungle inspired list and are taking requests for other songs to be added. You can submit your suggestions on their blog here.
Indiana Jones Theme – John Williams
A New Course – Christopher Tin
El Condor Pasa – Inca, the Peruvian Ensemble
The Journey Commences – Dino Soldo, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra
King Kong: Stolen Love – The Cave – Max Steiner
Giant Chameleon / The Fight – Bernard Herrmann
Ojos Azules – Inca, the Peruvian Ensemble
Two New Alphas – John Powell, Gavin Greenaway
The Lost City of Chimpanzee – Michael Giacchino, Tim Simonec
The Spirit of Adventure – Michael Giacchino
To me, adding music is a natural fit. I’m used to it with RPG’s so why not board games? Do you have gaming playlists? Feel like sharing? Let us know in the comments below!