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On the star wars nights at my FLGS (armada, x wing, etc..) the place is filled with people playing stars wars themed music or background noise on their phones or tablets. I'm a big fan, although it helps that it's mostly instrumental and familiar so it's not distracting. At home in the garage I often just turn on the radio.

   
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Radio Rivendell for fantasy wargaming.

Soma FM for some SF gaming.

Classic punk for Necromunda.

Abney Park for steampunk gaming.

The soundtrack from Fallout 3 for my Fallout game....

The Auld Grump

Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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Ancient Venerable Black Templar Dreadnought





Canada

 TheAuldGrump wrote:
Radio Rivendell for fantasy wargaming.
Soma FM for some SF gaming.
Classic punk for Necromunda.
Abney Park for steampunk gaming.
The soundtrack from Fallout 3 for my Fallout game....
The Auld Grump
Oh I like you.
That is good stuff.
Thanks just for the Somafm link.
Some suggestions:

Necromunda:
KMFDM, Laibach, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, NIN... many other worthy bands but I am old school.

Steampunk:
Dr Steel, Steam Powered Giraffe, (Abney Park is a favorite), Ghostfire, Professor Elemental, Jardin Mecanique (French). Many of these guys show-up for the SP Expo in my area:
http://www.canadiansteampunk.com/

Pretty much any music used in a Conan movie I use for Fantasy games.

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Napoleon Bonaparte

 
   
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Noble of the Alter Kindred





Muslpelheim

Pike & Shot, Hail Caesare and SAGA
Fairport Convention, Sabaton, Wardruna

Warhammer
Immortal, Ulver, Darkthrone

Flames Of War
Classical music or a mix of Sabaton and Manowar




Try to keep a blank page
But these memories they cloud my mind with grief
Faces lost forever
And the guilt of feeling some kind of relief
But when the end finally comes I won't despair
I'll just keep on hoping I might see you there 
   
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 Talizvar wrote:
 TheAuldGrump wrote:
Radio Rivendell for fantasy wargaming.
Soma FM for some SF gaming.
Classic punk for Necromunda.
Abney Park for steampunk gaming.
The soundtrack from Fallout 3 for my Fallout game....
The Auld Grump
Oh I like you.
That is good stuff.
Thanks just for the Somafm link.
Some suggestions:

Necromunda:
KMFDM, Laibach, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, NIN... many other worthy bands but I am old school.

Steampunk:
Dr Steel, Steam Powered Giraffe, (Abney Park is a favorite), Ghostfire, Professor Elemental, Jardin Mecanique (French). Many of these guys show-up for the SP Expo in my area:
http://www.canadiansteampunk.com/

Pretty much any music used in a Conan movie I use for Fantasy games.
I will see your Laibach, and raise you a Morthound -



Great for use in Mordheim....

The Auld Grump

Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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Austria

Sadly, lacking an opponent means I have not really played for quite some time. But back in my time (Ha, always wanted to use that saying), we used to just open up whatever media player was avaiable and play any old playlist. That lead to some very amusing results, always depending on whose PC it was. Ranged from rather mainstream music to heavy metal and some such things (which I wager would be the norm, regarding the other posts^^) to my own, rather peculiar and mixed music taste.

Nowadays, I guess I would just start up some nice soundtracks to play in the background. I am a huge Witcher 3 fan, both the game as well as the superb soundtrack, so that comes first to my mind. Or, some Flogging Molly, since I think that always fits in!

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Violent Enforcer





Los Angeles

I rarely do, and it would be kind of in the background. Having lyrics and heavy metal in my head is going to have me jumbling numbers in my brain.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Some nice medieval music or Celtic music for the background is a way to keep things calm and focused.

Though some two steps from hell music will pop-up when the battles hit a turning point or a roll of a few dice can determine the game.
   
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Executing Exarch






Ideally, yes. If gaming solo, I'm just as likely to have a movie on in the background.

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut



Glasgow

Always tried to aim for themed tunes. Something that has the same vibe as one of the armies involved. Which tends to mean you aim for always having a chaos army there so you can listen black metal. Or orks so you can listen to grindcore.
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





South Africa

Also wish the FLGS had some tunes playing but when i play at home most of my mates are rock/metal heads so we jam some heavier stuff, i think it goes really well hearing some Memphis Mayfire or some Bring me the Horizon when the grimdark is flowing.

Facts are chains that bind perception and fetter truth. For a man can remake the world if he has a dream and no facts to cloud his mind. 
   
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Norfolk, VA

 Stormonu wrote:
When playing X-Wing, I general have a Star Wars mix going.

When it is just me and my son playing 40K, I'll put on some instrumental music like Two Steps from Hell, or if its Nids vs. Imperial Guard the AVP (PC game) or Aliens soundtrack.


I don't usually play music in the background, but when I do it's Two Steps From Hell. Got to have the correct loop for epic battles though, the random peaceful stuff throws it off a bit when my Boyz are WAAAGH!!!ing

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Canada

 biggie_reg wrote:
I don't usually play music in the background, but when I do it's Two Steps From Hell. Got to have the correct loop for epic battles though, the random peaceful stuff throws it off a bit when my Boyz are WAAAGH!!!ing
Every time I envision a WAAAGH! I always think of "The Mob Rules" by Black Sabbath:
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A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Napoleon Bonaparte

 
   
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Boosting Space Marine Biker




Midwest USA

When playing? I don't ever have any music going. My FLGS doesn't have any ambient music either, but it's usually loud with other players anyways so that's no big deal.

At my GW, they sometimes play music over their speakers, consisting of music from Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings.

Painting wise, I used to back before I got married and did all my painting exclusively in my room at my parents's house with the door closed, and when I did, it was a mix of Baroque, Classical, Classic Rock, and Classic Country/Country Blues. Until recently, I have had to paint in our bedroom or living room, or even the FLGS. In any of those cases, whatever background noise is in the background is all I get for painting.

I still can't listen to Queen without thinking about painting up some Lizardmen models...

Current projects:
- Ironjawz - Dispossessed - Homemade scenery 
   
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Dakka Veteran





South Africa

 BunkhouseBuster wrote:
When playing? I don't ever have any music going. My FLGS doesn't have any ambient music either, but it's usually loud with other players anyways so that's no big deal.

At my GW, they sometimes play music over their speakers, consisting of music from Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings.

Painting wise, I used to back before I got married and did all my painting exclusively in my room at my parents's house with the door closed, and when I did, it was a mix of Baroque, Classical, Classic Rock, and Classic Country/Country Blues. Until recently, I have had to paint in our bedroom or living room, or even the FLGS. In any of those cases, whatever background noise is in the background is all I get for painting.

I still can't listen to Queen without thinking about painting up some Lizardmen models...


I need something a bit more involved than music to listen to when I paint. Audiobook, podcast or similar.



 
   
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Ambitious Space Wolves Initiate





Montreal, Canada

Sabaton !
   
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I load up the Imperial Guard Song on youtube, when my IG lay the Hammer of the Emporer on the heretic. I crank it up and tell my opponent over the sound of how much butt my guys are kickin!
   
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 Sam V. wrote:
Sabaton !


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Evolved Spambot





Hyperspace

Not when I'm gaming, but when I'm painting I'll listen to Sabaton, or Black Sabbath, sometimes.

FudgeDumper - It could be that you are just so uncomfortable with the idea of your chapters primarch having his way with a docile tyranid spore cyst, that you must deny they have any feelings at all.
CragHack - The book hanging on his waist is actually 'Fires of Cyraxus', doomed to be lost and never released :(
Peregrine - If you like the army buy it, and don't worry about what one random person on the internet thinks.
Kanluwen - The Prime is the equivalent of a radio which will devour you. 
   
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Used to love some old Glen Stafford tracks from Warcraft 1 & 2 for WHFB games. Still one of my favourite fantasy soundtracks.

The soundtrack for the old 40k PC game Chaos Gate was great also. Captures the mood of 40k and the Astartes perfectly.

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Nottingham, England

I usually paint to a serial podcast that I am listening to or a topical radio show (BBC R4). I find that something low-key and relaxing, spoken word usually, helps with painting. I barely play tabletop.

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This will be playing on Thursday when I run a Kings of War game for a bunch of 9 year olds - and one eight year old that is already working on her own army!




That song always makes me a happy Grump.

The Auld Grump - I was at an SCA battle where they had hired Heather Alexander to play it live.

Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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Since I usually play at home with my wife, we do have backround music on during each and every game. We have two playlists, one for 40K and one for Necromunda/Shadow War (but the latter is also often played with classic Fallouts OST, which we also use often while modelling/painting).

It became our tradition to always start a pre-game rolls and deployment to new Mad Max OST "Redemption" track (Pavlov effect of excitement comes to play at this point ), and then leave playlist on shuffle. The playlist itself contains various OSTs: Mad Max, 300, Ender's Game, Tron: Legacy, Speed, Kingsman, recent DC music and Nolan films... We add more tracks along the way from suitable films. It goes along perfectly with our narrative/spectacle approach to 40K and games would lose a lot of feel to them without such background.
   
 
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