Lately, my Gamer ADD has been acting up something fierce. I've been bouncing all over the place, from OSR-ish stuff to superheroes to Pathfinder to Urban Fantasy. Makes it hard to sit down and actually write about something.
Somewhere in all of that, I started looking at Dungeon Crawl Classics. It drinks deep from the OSR well, specifically, the famous Appendix N from the original DMG. For those not in the know, Appendix N is the list of inspirational reading, the fictional works that informed the creation of D&D. It's a very diverse selection of old school fantasy, with lots of pre-Tolkien stuff and weird fantasy. DCC fits that bill nicely, reading more to me like early White Dwarf-style D&D adventures. Reading it got me thinking about the sort of music I'd want to play in that style of game. Thinking turned to musing, and musing yielded this:
Appendix N: The Soundtrack (requires Spotify)
(Executive Summary: Classic and Prog rock. A few formative metal tracks. Enjoy.)