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OST for Expedition to the Barrier Peaks!

An Original Soundtrack for the upcoming Goodman Games re-release of Expedition to the Barrier Peaks! Also great for other sci fi games

OST for Expedition to the Barrier Peaks!

An Original Soundtrack for the upcoming Goodman Games re-release of Expedition to the Barrier Peaks! Also great for other sci fi games

$506
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
11
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 1 2019 11:24 AM UTC +00:00.

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Crucial Caveat - this Kickstarter is in no way affiliated with any of the fine companies or products producing the Games we feel are suitable matches - all Copyrights, Trademarks, and Intellectual Property remains theirs.  This Kickstarter is purely focused on original music, created by this team, that we feel meshes well with the mentioned games. Such claims are in no way an attempt to infringe upon the rightful owners Intellectual Property.


I play a lot of Role-Playing games, and I have had the good fortune to play with some talented artists and musicians.  We get pretty into it - monkey familiars need theme songs, as do heroic partys!  Such spontaneous and often light-hearted creations are born out of a love for gaming, and the innate talent of many of those who have played in our various campaigns.  

Yet sometimes, these projects grow into full-blown works meant as theme music, soundtracks, battle hymns for critical scenes, and the like.  The final products are not quite ready for full public release, but wonderful for our game purposes.  In particular, the original music composed by Paul Mercer (and guests!) for our Expedition to the Barrier Peaks(tm) was particularly delightful!

While the raw music is complete, it is not ready to be distributed.  The purpose of this Kickstarter is to raise the necessary funds to take the raw recordings and make them market-ready - layering of vocal tracks from Regeana Campbell of The Changelings and Monica Richards**, activities such as adding meta data (so you don't get "Untitled Track 1 by Unknown Artist"), formatting, re-mastering rough patches, dividing longer pieces into more sensible lengths, watermarking (DRM-free though!), quality assurance, and of course, possible revisions.  As my artists tell me, having a piece of music 90 percent done is a lot farther from 100 percent done than a non-musician realizes! 

** = Paul was staying at an 8th century Castle, build by robber-knights, in Cottenau, Bayern, Germany.  Led to a dark tunnel by his host, he began to record what would become the core of Expedition to the Barrier Peaks.  Much to his delight, the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Regeana Campbell began to reach him from the far side of the dark, foreboding tunnel!  When Monica Richards later heard the duet, she enthusiastically volunteered to contribute her vocal talents as well!

Down to brass tacks - five of the six Movements already written will definitely go into the Project, resulting in 45 - 60 minutes of professionally recorded and produced music.  The sixth Movement is a possibility depending more on whether it is deemed a match as far as mood, and time constraints a distant second concern.   

Stretch Goals (added to all Pledge levels if we reach $1500)

If we are able to reach our current first stretch goal ($1500), a menagerie of wonderfully eclectic tracks will be added to the rewards of ALL packages (except the $1 one, as noted in its description)

  • a Drow Priestess needs her own battle song!  (11 minute track to give an example of thoroughness of each composition)
  • A Displacer beast's ominous foreboding sounds as it stalks a party before they have seen it.  
  • And - of course! - 26 versions of a Froghemoths cry! 
  • An Elder Brain controlling an Illithid. (Full length sample - 15+ minutes! Meet Your Friend, the Elder Brain )
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  • a Lich's beating heart inside a Coptic Jar.
  • This is only a portion - the full list will be added as we go through our catalog of completed projects and find more candidates.  Obviously this effort will become a priority as we near funding of the initial $1000! Stay tuned!

We feel this original music will mesh wonderfully with:

 - Set for release Dec 2, 2019, Goodman Games Expedition to the Barrier Peaks!  https://goodman-games.com/store/product/original-adventures-reincarnated-3-expedition-to-the-barrier-peaks/ 

This is their third officially licensed product in connection with Wizards of the Coast, and I can personally vouch for the extremely high quality of the first two!  

 - Free League's 2019 release of the much-anticipated Alien RPG!  Free League are well-known for their many award-winning games such as Coriolis, Tales from the Loop, Mutant Year Zero, Symbaroum, and Forbidden Lands!  

 https://frialigan.se/en/store/

 - or the favorite sci fi game you've been wanting to run, but needed some professional quality soundtrack music to motivate you and enthrall your players!

Dramatis Personae

Although this core project - Expedition to the Barrier Peaks - as well as the many additional stretch goal tracks, have had many contributors, it is important to mention the key participants. 

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal. The raw music is done, albeit needing some studio time, tinkering, and polishing. Possible risks would involve the unexpected demise of this team. All data is currently stored in multiple insulated areas so no one major cloud or hard drive crash would slow us down.

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