Epic Soundtracks is a collection of tabletop gaming soundscapes, sound effects and songs to set the mood and inspire creative gaming sessions for fantasy themed games like Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, Game of Thrones, GURPS, Call of Cthulhu, Tékumel or miniatures games like Warhammer, Warmachine, Descent, HeroQuest, Magestorm, Malifaux etc. (no endorsement implied, theses are just examples of games that might be aurally enhanced by this project).
The tracks are divided into two main categories: MUSIC and SOUND FX. The MUSIC package will include 12 backgrounds and 12 songs. The SOUND FX package will include 24 backgrounds and 100+ effects. The COMPLETE package combines both for a total of 6 HOURS (124+ tracks). Here are some examples:
SOUND FX: Sound effects can be used by the DM or players to reinforce the action or events unfolding. The tracks range from only a few seconds long to several minutes and most can be looped. Effects encompass things like the sound of a monster encounter with an owlbear in the woods, a crowded marketplace, a tavern or inn, traps being sprung, the clash of weapons in a dank dungeon, etc. Please message me if there is a specific creature or environment you would like represented in the package! For a full track list of the Sound FX package, please see the .pdf link below.
A SAMPLING OF FULL LENGTH SOUND FX DEMO CLIPS:
MUSIC: This package includes ambient musical backgrounds and songs, useful for setting the mood of a tabletop gaming session. These were created with NPC encounters, adventuring missions and plot points in mind. These tracks range from about 4-25 minutes long and most can be looped. I hope to cover the gamut of settings from roaring battle to peaceful tunes of the shire, themes for barbarians and rogues, forgotten temples and soaring magical adventure. For a full track list of the Music package, please see the .pdf link below.
A SAMPLING OF FULL LENGTH MUSIC DEMO CLIPS:
*Please keep in mind these samples are streaming mp3s at 128kbps. The original files can be delivered at full lossless quality with no compression artifacts.
The sounds range from environmental ambience to soaring adventure music and were inspired by the seminal fantasy worlds of J.R.R. Tolkein, George R. R. Martin, Gary Gygax; games such as Zelda, Final Fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons; and soundtracks to classic fantasy films by composers like Basil Poledouris (Conan, Robocop), James Horner (Willow, Aliens) and John Williams (Star Wars, Indiana Jones).
For a full list of the planned tracks, please see THIS PDF
The tracks were designed to be cued up in a soundboard app for use while playing tabletop games, board games, RPGs, etc. Many free or inexpensive soundboard apps are available for almost every operating system or mobile device. The soundscapes can also be cued up on a typical mp3 player, iTunes, etc., but soundboards allow for a fast and graphically intuitive way to play back the tracks as the mood of the game changes.
Non-exclusive commercial use. Most of the other tabletop gaming audio projects out there restrict the use of the soundtracks to non-commercial home use only. I am not placing that restriction. The purchase of this collection of music, effects and ambient sounds also gives you royalty free non-exclusive permission to use them in your own commercial or creative project like a podcast, video game, app, play, movie, etc. “Non-exclusive” because everyone else who purchases the collection is allowed to use them as well. If you would like a custom exclusive track composed and produced, or an entire exclusive score and sound effects, please see the appropriate pledge level to the right! Please make sure you credit me if you use the collection in a commercial project and just send me a message to let me know you found the tracks useful! If you have any questions please send me a message!
If you would like to add on my previous tabletop gaming collection "Cyberpunk Soundtracks," please add $30 to your pledge for the BASIC Cyberpunk package (30 tracks) or $50 for the EXTENDED Cyberpunk package (100 tracks). More information on the Cyberpunk Soundtracks collection can be found on the PROJECT PAGE. Below are snippets of the all the EXTENDED collection tracks:
I have tried to keep the reward levels clear and simple, so I will do the same for stretch goals.
Epic Soundtracks will be funded if we reach our $1000 goal. For EVERY $1000 over funding we reach I will ADD an additional 5 minutes of material to ALL reward levels. For example, if the project hits $5000 funding I will produce an additional 20 minutes of material for ALL reward levels. If the project hits $13000 I will produce an extra HOUR, etc etc. The additional material may be creature tracks, dungeon sound effects, encounter music, etc. I will be asking for input from backers for what kind of tracks they would love to have for their gaming sessions!
After payment for the project is processed and production of any stretch goal material has been completed, unique download codes will be emailed to backers. The files can then be downloaded in your choice of lossless or compressed audio formats: FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP3 VBR, MP3 320, ALAC, or AAC.
My name is Strangelette, I have been independently producing music for about a decade. Here is my last.fm bio:
Strangelette lives in a dimension made of nightmares; in a world that never was, because it only exists within her imagination. Her music belongs in a pseudo Gothic movie, or a video game. You decide. While her inspiration varies, it is obvious her mind is teeming with Halloween themes and spooky-cute concoctions just waiting to be realized. “Think of Beetlejuice commanding on Space Patrol Orion,” or The Addams Family takes on a 3D role-playing game. Dark Electronica with its main focus on melody, spiced with just a hint of the Avant-Garde.
Paintings by Albert Bierstadt
Thank you for listening, I hope you find these soundscapes will bring more depth and enjoyment to your gaming!
Risks and challenges
This is my second Kickstarter tabletop audio project. Cyberpunk Soundtracks was delivered on time to over 100 backers around the globe.
Here is what people are saying about Cyberpunk Soundtracks:
"This music is truly amazing and evokes the imagination. It is a must for solid immersion."
"Really solid tunes. For those on the fence, this is an immense value!"
"The tunes and the effects etc sound absolutely awesome, nice one Strangelette."
"My players were really pleased, they even thought I had ripped a video game soundtrack! The mood of the party was enhanced by your work."
"I'm already blown away by the quality of these products."
As of posting the project I have finished about 50% of the planned Epic Soundtracks. I will be posting snippets of new tracks to the project updates as I finish them.
This project will be delivered digitally via a well regarded audio file system using unique download codes. The biggest challenge will be creating custom tracks if those reward levels are chosen and additional stretch goal material if those goals are reached. I believe I am prepared to meet this challenge and will post updates to keep backers informed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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