Dungeons & Dragons - Official Roleplaying Soundtrack

January 6, 2009 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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4:30
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1:47
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1:48
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0:11
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 21, 2003
  • Label: Entity Productions
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Entity Productions
  • Total Length: 1:04:20
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001R999BE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,164 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Not only is it great background for gaming sessions but the music definitely stands on it's own as cool listening/driving music.
Tim Andrews
The first time i heard this cd was while i was a player in a great D&D dungeon crawl campaign; i was blown away by the atmosophere it helped create.
Thom
These tracks are excellent theme/mood music for role-playing or inspiring creativity (I listen to them while working on a novel).
Angry Bald Guy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Tim Andrews on May 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This disc really delivers! Not only is it great background for gaming sessions but the music definitely stands on it's own as cool listening/driving music. Dynamic pieces, a lot of instrumental variety, and just enough sound effects to enhance the mood.

As far as it's application to a game situation - I have to say this is the best fantasy RPG soundtrack I've ever heard (that seems to be the general consensus from the other DMs I've talked to on the convention circuit). The other soundtrack attempts before this one really pale in comparison in my opinion.

When I have the time, I like to go through all of my soundtracks and piece together a custom soundtracks for my games. This disc mixed with some Conan and any of the LOTR scores makes for a powerful combo.

More than often I don't have the time to devote to that. I'm pleased to say that in every session where I've JUST played this disc in the background, it's worked very well. A bit on the dark side but for a dungeon crawl I can think of no better music.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Miles Denton on October 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
If you enjoy orchestral instrumental movie music with influences ranging from Poledouris' "Conan," and Williams' "Raiders of the Lost Ark," to Bernard's Hammer Horror film scores you will enjoy this disc. If you are an existing fan of Midnight Syndicate you will not be disappointed with this CD even though it is not as exclusively dark as their previous releases. Personally I found the change of pace for one disc refreshing and not too far from what I've come to expect from them.
I am a regular roleplayer. We recently put this disc on a continual loop in the background during our Dungeons & Dragons session. Like their other discs, it set a good background atmosphere without distracting from the game. Additionally there were several times where the music or (in one instance) a sound effect timed up uncannily with the action of the game. Kind of a nice effect since it made us feel like we were in a movie - which I guess is the goal of the discs they produce.
As with most Midnight Syndicate discs, some of the tracks are more melodic "main-theme"-type pieces. Some of my favorites of those include "Heroes' Valor," "Craft of the Wizard," and "Beasts on the Borderlands." Other tracks (often shorter in length) are more sound-effect/ambient-type tracks. In my opinion, these are the tracks that really put you in this "world" they are trying to create. "Stealth and Cunning" and "Fens of Sargath" are really creepy, suspenseful interludes that definitely set a mood. I also enjoyed "Behind Door #1" which is a 20 second bit of what an adventuring party hears behind a dungeon door before opening it. Fun track (especially for gaming sessions).
So here are my closing thoughts on this disc compared to the others.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By The Dark Prince on October 8, 2003
Format: Audio CD
First off, let me say that this review is the veiwpoint of a RPG GM. I have been roleplaying for a large number of years and have always been disappointed with the lack of properly suitable background music for gaming. Then I stumbled across Midnight Syndicate. I was blown away by the very first track I heard. I rushed out immediately and snatched up everything I could by them. Their work previous to this album is all very dark, Call of Cthulu, Chill, Ravenloftish, possibly even VtM themed music. That took care of my favourite type of campaign, horror-based.
Then, reading through Dragon Magazine, I found out they were releasing a CD specifically tailored to gaming. I nearly jumped for joy. It's about time! I pre-ordered it and have never regretted it's purchase. The Fens of Sargath is a particularly prominent piece in my campaign right now, but pieces like Heroes' Valor and Ride to Destiny get the group worked up to accomplish whatever goals are set before them. If you're into fantasy-based background music or a GM who needs a bit more mood enhancement. This CD and all their others are perfect for the discerning ear. I cannot understand why any person who has an actual interest in this type of music wouldn't love practically every track.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Scarangello on January 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
2003's "Dungeons and Dragons" is an original album based on the popular medieval roleplaying game. After hearing the CD from beginning to end, I can happily say that composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goska have greatly improved their work since "Vampyre." With an orchestra of brass horns, cellos, bass violins, and crashing symbols (not to mention the clattering of swords and the uttering of spirits), Midnight Syndicate successfully assembled an authentic soundscape for the Dark Ages, one that helps listeners conjure up lavish images of wizards, castles, and kings. It also must be known that "Dungeons and Dragons" stands out on its own, despite the recent success of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
I will try to describe the cinematic images related to some of the CD's highlights. The gentle harp in "Prelude" creates a ripple in a pool while the sighing chorus casts an omen in the twinkling stars. The rhythms of "Troubled Times" march across the trenches as an unseen army prepares for battle. Then, the knights (with their chainmail, maces, and spiked gauntlets) try to invade enemy territory during the "Ride to Destiny." In the middle of the track's baying trombones, rocks are catapulted over the stone wall while flying arrows pierce shields. "Descent into the Crypt" takes listeners down into the cobwebbed catacombs where festering skeletons drag themselves by their iron chains. In "Skirmish," the swift violins scurry through a cursed forest, dodging wraiths and creeping vines. The methodical "Eternal Mystery" is set near an abandoned monastary; a male chorus prays to the cross while the primal drums part the trees asunder. "Heroes Valor" pulsates during an ugly confrontation between a sword-bearing knight and either a monstrous serpent or spider.
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