I figured I’d ramble a bit about the music that gets played when I’m making the comic and when I’m running Clockworks: the Home Game. I listen to a LOT of music. Pretty much all day while doing anything I like to have music playing. Gaming and making the comic are no exceptions.
The Home Game:
I use a background soundtrack. Thanks to the magic of iTunes I’ve actually gone fairly nuts. The folder of Clockworks playlists in my iTunes has 6 days worth of music, split up in to over twenty playlists including: Clockworks, Clockworks Action, Clockworks Clorencia, Clockworks Creepy, Clockworks Free Islands, Clockworks Irone, Clockworks Mellow, Clockworks Monsters, Clockworks Rookery, Clockworks Sacred, Clockworks Stealth, Clockworks Tsuankotal, Clockworks Upper Clorencia, Clockworks Villages, Clockworks World Map, Clockworks Ending.
What can I say? I went a little overboard.
Every session begins with the theme song. I’m actually a big fan of doing this, and even for games that have less excessive music selections, I always try to have a theme song. It’s a nice auditory cue to your players that “Chatting about Warcrack and whatever new movies came out this week and how much beer you drank last night” time is over, and it’s time to get down to pretending to be an elf. Clockworks’ theme song is Will You Follow Me? by Rob Dougan. It sounds a lot like this:
As for the rest of the in game music, I’m not going to list all of the artists or albums for obvious reasons, but here’s a basic rundown: