A musical interlude

James and I are going to be in a play next week (facebook event here, if you live in Auckland NZ: https://www.facebook.com/events/106399299768333/) so part 6 was probably the last installment of Curse of Dirwin for a little bit. Sadness!! I’m already missing Ravenloft so much…

Anyway, I thought I’d share our Ravenloft playlist with you. It’s pretty small at the moment, so please, if you have more suggestions for fun and/or atmospheric music for our campaign, leave a comment.

The number one most listened to thing at our table is Queen. Especially “Don’t Stop Me Now”. It’s become my theme song for Dirwin when I’m kicking butt vs. witches, wolves, etc. But we listen to lots more Queen too – “Another One Bites The Dust” is especially topical vs. vampires.

Second most listened to is the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack. My favourite track from this is “There’s a Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place)”. This is definitely a good one when I’m on my way to Strahd’s castle and trying to pretend like I’m not frightened like a little girl.

Another favourite is Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ “Red Right Hand”. Obviously this one came to mind when we were dealing with Izek the demon-armed dude.

Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch” is a really good one, obviously vs. witches, but also was relevant that time Lady Wachtir tried to execute the burgomeister and family.

Also vs. witches, for some reason we were listening to The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah” when taking on Old Bonegrinder for the first time. Dunno why, but it’s a good, chirpy song for a fight scene.

One that has recently come into our playlist is the very atmospheric “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus. Obvious application with that one…

And finally here are three joke tunes we occasionally play:

Crocodile Rock, Elton John

The Theme Tune to Skippy

The Monster Mash

So let us know below if you can think of any more songs we can add to our playlist when we resume the Curse of Dirwin (hopefully on the 7th of June!!)


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