I’m feeling under the weather today, so I finally went through all the posts since June and ensured that (almost) all of them now have a thematically relevant song at the end. Feel free to revisit at your leisure.
The challenge in putting together a playlist for Novalis isn’t in finding the songs (they’re everywhere) but in curating them to give a good sampling of the options available.
- If the song is about a flower – it fits
- If it’s about someone named for a flower – it fits
- If it’s about the spring, or summer, or autumn – it fits
- If it was played at Woodstock – it fits
Novalis likes folk music, psychedelic rock, new age trance, classical, show tunes, or just about anything else that someone could dance to for hours on end.
I hope you enjoy listening to this playlist – I sure had fun making it. Continue reading
Abaddon, Asmodeus, Balseraph, Bands, Beelzebub, Beleth, Calabite, Camael, Djinn, Genubath, Habbalite, Ibdis, Impudite, In Nomine, Lilim, Lilith, Lucifer, Mammon, Oeillet, Ohaobel, Playlist, Shedite, Valefor, World Building
According to Heaven, there were no demons before The Fall. If true, that means that each Band began somewhere. In some cases there is canonical guidance, in others we are left to our own devices, and in a few there are even some competing signals.
By teasing out these hints and differences, we can get an idea of what some of the earliest factions of hell might have been. Whether this is used as deep background, an alternate setting for games set near the dawn of time, or as a way to pick out new “hidden” powers seeking to emerge I leave as an exercise to the GMs in the audience. Continue reading
Picking out songs for the Archangel Michael was actually more of a challenge than I expected. Although he is one of the few angels to have songs dedicated to him (and I did include a few), many martial songs are better suited to the drill and regimentation favored by Lawrence. What has remained are a mix of hero songs, warrior dances, songs about warfare and specific battles, and tributes to veterans and casualties.
I hope you enjoy listening, and as always, I am open to further suggestions. Continue reading
Finding good songs for Marc has been an interesting and enjoyable challenge. As the Archangel of Trade and the angel most associated with prosperity, songs about money and wealth were an easy starting point – but many of them are as much a testament to Mammon (and Greed) as they are to Trade.
The mix that follows lauds workers, peddlers, charity, wealth, and investment. I’ve made it a point to include some Big Band, Jazz, and modern Prosperity Gospel tracks. I suspect each of those genres would appeal to Marc and his servitors even when they are not directly on the topic of trade and exchange.
I hope you enjoy and I look forward to seeing what other suggestions you might have. Continue reading
Lithroy is the In Nomine archangel of Revelation. His domain includes truth, honesty, news, research, and of course the end of times and the glory of heaven. There is a whole genre of revelation songs within Christian music.
It is grand, schmaltzy, uncritical, and indubitably uplifting to those who already believe. Given some of my thoughts on Litherites, it crossed my mind to make a full song set of the stuff. But since I’ve got to listen to this playlist too, I’ve opted for an assortment of songs I can tolerate.
If there are songs you care to share dealing with either the Book of Revelation, or “Revelation” the Word – please suggest them in the comments below.
Building a playlist for Lawrence is an exercise in cutting. Between jodies, sword dances, forging songs, duels, and just about every song in Christendom, there is no shortage of music to pick from.
I hope you enjoy the collection, but if not it should at least help you sharpen your blades!
As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m a big fan of soundtracks for tabletop games. This month I got a little surprise. Carolyn at Sisters in Geek posted a soundtrack for Taina Blackeye – a character from a Fantasy Age game she takes part in.
If you just want the music you can find it on Spotify.
But for some context…
As a secularist, I am probably one of the worst people to compile a list of songs for Khalid, Archangel of Faith. I have tried to put together a diverse mix of prayers, spirituals, naat, and related works – but I would like your thoughts on what should come in or out. Continue reading
In coming up with Jordi’s playlist I was faced with something of a dilemma. Did I want to use animal songs from the wild or human songs about animals? Either is a good choice. The combination, unfortunately, does not work out quite as well. Even so, I am providing a sampling of each so that you can make up your own mind about which types of animal song you want in your game. Continue reading