Digging around my hard drive today I came across this hand out that I put together for an Ars Magica session. It struck me that it could be useful as a play aid for other games. A Dreamlands session of Cthulhu an Arabic-themed fantasy game.
Music really improves a roleplaying session. It can help transition players to the tone of a new scene, increase the tension as a creature of shadow stalks the PCs down dark alley, up the adrenaline for a high-stakes action sequence or give the right amount of demonic punch to a dire ritual going on the Plateau of Leng…
Nowadays, putting together music for a session is easy. It’s a far cry from laborious task of switching out vinyl on the turntable mid-session or picking tracks to burn out on to a CD. MP3 players and playlists make the GM’s task of organising a selection of nuanced, mood-enhancing music a real joy.