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Plate Mail Games designing audio for Monte Cook Games
Plate Mail Games is excited to announce that it will be creating tabletop audio for Monte Cook Games. To celebrate this announcement, I'm adding the following Monte Cook Games starting pack of 10 tracks to the $45 pledge level and up. Here is the pack track list.
The Numenera Tracks
- The Westwood in the Day
- The Golden Sanctum
- Shallamas, City of Echoes
- Obelisk of the Water God
The Strange Tracks
- The Estate Mission Briefing Room
- The Estate Computer Lab
- Path of the Dead
- Citadel of the Harrowing
- The Borderlands
We look forward to creating audio for locations, monsters, magic, technology and people for many of the Monte Cook Games titles.
What You Get
Each professionally designed and mixed track is ten minutes long, loops seamlessly, and is delivered in both Mp3 and FLAC formats. All you need is your favorite audio player, such as iTunes, to use these tracks. Create a playlist of your campaign locations, and you're good to go.
Everyone at the $25 level and up will get the 30 base tracks that I'm creating for this project. At the $45 level, you get the 30 base tracks, plus all the custom tracks made for this Kickstarter. At the $65 level, you get 30 base tracks, 20 bonus tracks, plus all the custom tracks. At the $75 level, you get all the base tracks, all the bonus tracks, all the custom tracks, and you get to pick what track you would like me to make for this Kickstarter. Three of the custom levels are tied to one of three genres: Fantasy, Horror, or Modern/Sci-Fi.
Serial Killer's Basement
Base Track List
These are the tracks you get at the $25 and up level:
Dungeon Realm 4: Underground dungeon ambiance with strange sounds in the distance.
Elven Ceremony: Ambiance for outdoor elven temples.
Evil Temple: Worshipers praying to dark gods while evil energy swirls through the chamber.
Fantasy Tavern 2: New bard music, laughing, drinking, and gambling.
Medieval Bank: The sounds of customers, coins, and movement as you visit your local medieval bank.
Medieval City 3: New city ambiance with people, carts, and animals bringing the city to life.
Merchant Square: Bazaar with street performers, merchants, and citizens at the town square.
Orc Hold: Orc stronghold/town with strange creatures passing by, merchants selling goods, and soldiers patrolling. Sample above.
The Crypt of Despair: Underground dark ambiance meant to keep players on their toes.
The Forge: Blacksmith's shop with the sounds of hammering, fire, and people's movement.
Black Hole: Strange gravity and time-bending sounds.
Cell Block: Prisoners and guards walk and talk in a huge concrete and steel area. Doors slam shut, people walk on metal catwalks, and short alarms buzz as guards open secured areas.
Escape Pod: Tight, confined pod with computer sounds and engine air bursts.
Ground Control: Houston...
Inside the Internet 2: Security Software Attack: Hackers have been detected and the security software is on high alert.
Nebula: Dangerous outer-space area with erratic energy. Sample above.
Outdoor Cafe: People eating, cars driving by, and other city sounds.
Prison Yard: Outdoor area where prisoners lift weights, talk, and play sports.
The Streets: People on the corner selling drugs, sirens and gun shoots in the distance, the rumble of the gritty city.
War Room: Computers beep while people move around. Tense ambient sounds playing above with no high or low points, though, and no music.
Alien Hatchery: Metal cave with slimy bio-matter on the floor and walls. The sounds of eggs hatching and alien movement.
Cursed Sands: High winds mixed with dark ambient sounds and sand.
Darkness: Horror ambiance for any genre.
Death's Realm: Horror or Fantasy brooding outdoor background.
Demon Night: Thunder in the distance, creatures scraping at the windows, footsteps on the upper floors. Horror stings build on the tension. (Horror stings ramp up of sounds meant to make PCs nervous.)
Fun House: Inside a twisted carnival attraction. Music, bumps, and screams with weird ambiance.
Haunted Spaceship: Spaceship with no life support going and beeps of fading emergency systems. Creepy ambiance will be layered in.
Mi-Go Lab: Bubbling water, arcing electricity, buzzing sounds, and brains in jars screaming and mumbling out using psionics.
Serial Killer's Basement: Saws, drills, creaking metal and movement. Sample above.
Sorrow: Sad, depressing ambiance for any genre.
Bonus Tracks (For $65 and up)
- Windy Wood
- Seaside Grove
- Nighttime Jungle
- Icy Waste
- Sandy Dunes
- Fall Forest Day
- Grassy Plains
- Midnight Rain
- Rain Forest 2
- Desert River Trail
- Herb & Potion Shop
- Arcane Book Shop
- Leather Depot
- Main Gate
- Medieval City Sewers
- Side Gate
- Medieval Moored Ship
- Sage's Study
- General Store
- Guild Quarter
Who Are You?
I'm Wes Otis, owner and sound designer for Plate Mail Games. I love creating background loops for tabletop games and have done so for the past two years. I have 16 years of sound design experience, and I've worked on several shows in post production audio. I'm also a gamer with several years of GM experience. I know what works when it comes to audio and tabletop games.
The audio you get from Plate Mail Games is the same high quality, sound-designed audio I'd create for television, movies, or video games for major studios like Warner Bros. or Disney.
Here is a demo of some of my professional work.
Important Note About Customs
When you back at the custom level, I will mark the spot filled on the track sheet. As soon as you know what type of track you want, email me with a short description and name. If you need help with the name, let me know. I will then change the filled spot to your track's name and description. This way other backers will know what tracks are being made and if they need to come up with something different or tweak their idea. Claiming track ideas is going to be first come, first posted. If you need help coming up with ideas or you have questions, email me.
This is my 4th Kickstarter, and there are a lot of tracks Plate Mail Games has already done. If you are interested in getting past tracks, take a look at add-on packs above or, for a track list, you can the scroll down the track sheet to the add-ons section. Add the price of the add-on pack you want to your pledge and when surveys come out, mark which add-on pack you're paying for.
You can add to your pledge for add-on packs by using the "Manage Pledge" link to the right.
This is a list of new tacks for the KS4 Add-on packs.
Generic Tension Tracks, 10 in all, $15
Tension tracks are short, 2-3 minute tracks meant to move the story along. The PCs must make a decision before the track is over or deal with the danger. This pack will be 10 tracks that can be used with any genre of RPG.
Event tracks are similar to Tension Tracks except they can be used with certain background loops, such as Buried Alive or END OF THE WORLD! They can also be used independently of the background loops.
Fantasy Event Pack, 10 in all, $15
- Celtic War Cry
- Entering the Lich's Tomb
- Pirates off the Starboard Bow
- The Royal Joust Begins!
- The Discovery of Hell's Crypt
- Preparing to Raise Dead
- Marauding Golem Awakens
- Barbarians Attack Village
- Rise of the Colossus
- Entering the Arena!
Modern/Sci-Fi Event Pack, 10 in all, $15
- High Noon
- Get to the Escape Pod
- Get to the Chopper
- Landing on Haunted Mars
- Breaking and Entering
- Spaceships Go to War!
- Cyber Slum Standoff
- Brace for Impact (Starship Version)
- Brace for Impact (747 Version)
- Apocalypse City Burns!
Horror Event Tracks, 10 in all, $15
- Dirt on Your Grave
- Finding R'lyeh
- Chased by a Killer
- Rushed to Horror Hospital
- Zombies Approach
- Waiting Your Turn
- Sanity Loss
- Zombie Mall
- Descent into the Hive
- Portal to Azatoth
And new add-on packs to come!
Kickstarter projects allow me to reach a wider audience for my work. It pays for equipment, software, labor, recording sessions, and sound libraries. Also, it allows me to create a large number of tracks for a project.
Most tracks cost $300 to $1000 to create depending on the complexity of the loop. If all 30 tracks take a day to make, the collection will cost at minimum $9,000 in labor. This does not include any new software, equipment, recording studio time, or music composing cost. I do own all the equipment and software to make the tracks, but I'm always looking for ways to make them even better.
I am keeping the funding goal as low as I can in order to give backers a chance to make custom tracks with me. Customs normally cost at minimum $300. The price goes up from there if I have to book recording time or buy new software. But by crowdfunding the project, I can lower the price and make custom tracks available to more people who otherwise wouldn't be able to do them.
Stretch goals are awards given for reaching new levels beyond the funding goal. The goals are not the amount of money it takes to make the reward given, but an amount that will help put more resources back into the project as a whole and cover the reward's cost. As we reach the goals, I will be reveling the reward
Risks and challenges
As mentioned above, this is my 4th Kickstarter. I know how to manage projects well by keeping backers informed. The biggest hurdle for this project is waiting for feedback from the backers on their customs. If you're getting a track made for you, the sooner you respond, the sooner the tracks will be completed. Other than that, I don't see any problems finishing this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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