My first game-specific theme song was Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" for Shadowrun; and my friend used several songs at key moments when we played through Harlequin's Back.* Since then I've often tried to find a good theme song to use for every game I run. Haven't done it for my current Birthright campaign, though...
But I find that having a good theme song makes me more eager to run the game, as well as serving as a good mood-setter, as Chad described ("Okay, it's time to stop talking about car problems and start roleplaying...").
Mikel wrote:I've also wanted to run a campaign where every session is inspired by a single track off of one album.
I once ran an Ancient-Roman-Legions-in-Germany game where each session was named for a heavy metal song, but I was grabbing from the entire genre rather than sticking to only one album... It's a great way to come up with adventure ideas, though. Nothing gets the imagination stirring like having a good song title/adventure seed like "Harvester of Sorrow," for example.
clintmemo wrote:Is it possible to pipe sounds from mynoise.net through Roll20 or a google hangout?
I know roll20 has a music player, but that just plays mp3's.
I really hope there's a way. I've been loving mynoise.net ever since Chad pointed it out.
Clintmemo, I'm assuming you've already tried it and it didn't work? I remember running a fight scene on Roll20 with a friend of mine, and I was listening to music on my computer for my own inspiration while I did it, but he said he could hear it on his computer. I think I may have been using Foobar2000 instead of iTunes, but again, that's mp3s, even though I didn't specifically configure anything on Roll20 to play what I was listening to...
*I know that a lot of people hate this adventure. My friend was/is a great GM, though, and this served as the final part of the longest-running Shadowrun campaign I've ever played in, so I think I got lucky, because it was deeply satisfying for us.