In the Official Series Bible Core Book, I want to make suggestions on putting together a soundtrack for your game. A style of music for a setting, to be sure, but also putting together specific songs or tracks for specific moods and types of scenes. A theme song, indicating the game’s starting and table talk should stop. A closing theme, indicating the game’s over. Songs for combat scenes. Theme songs for specific characters, when there’s a scene with them in the spotlight. Love themes. Tension themes. All sorts of things.
What slots do you think should be called out, that are universal to all genres and settings? What song queues need to be considered for a well-rounded soundtrack.
This is an area where legal and creative considerations could clash. I’d like to offer up some suggestions on my choices for soundtracks on specific Official Series Bible settings, and maybe even link to someplace where the songs could be legally purchased and downloaded. I’m not sure if putting such a list into the setting document itself would be legal, or ethical, but I’m not certain why; I’ll easily plug books in a bibliography, or game systems that will pair well with a setting, so how is this different? Would a suggested playlist be better on the AJ website, instead of in the setting book?
I’m interested in opinions here, both in soundtrack use and presentation.