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boulet
03-03-2008, 12:39 AM
I turned to metal. That's what happens when you give five to Midas:)

Otherwise I was thinking of starting a thread about bands that make obvious references to RPGs.

I have two in mind, happens they are from the metal scene ! (is there a pattern here ?)

First the very gruesome Gwar. I like their style and humor :) They're not quite PG-13 but I never heard of another band that looks like fantasy figurines :)
http://www.gwar.net/images/GWARband.gif


The other I can think of is Bolt Thrower with their many album covers directly related to Games Workshop games.
http://www.boltthrower.com/images/covers/realmofchaos.jpg

I don't think we should restrain to metal music but it seems the rest of the music business isn't dorky enough to enjoy RPG ;)

tesral
03-03-2008, 10:21 AM
Metalica, Call of Cuthulu and other songs.

hippie_mama
03-03-2008, 02:41 PM
I don't know about actual RPG bands, but there are some that i like for specific settings. ie: Led Zeppelin for fantasy (kind of obviously i guess); Ozzy for a lot of grit (Rifts, for example. Gotta play War Pigs when fighting the CS), Godsmack for something dark and broody (Nightbane).

Alright, *now* you can mock my taste in music. :o

rabkala
03-03-2008, 11:30 PM
Not real big on Zeplin, but not bad musical taste, hippie.

How about something like this, where they mention an RPG in the song?

Deaf Pedestrians - Hail To The Geek

I got a spiderman t-shirt
I got Converse that are rotting off my feet
I got a bad mustache
a reoccurring rash
and not a lot of cash
I spend it on my stash
Man it's good to be a geek

Well it's good to be a geek
It's good to be a creep
It's good to draw my pictures
that no one will ever see.
It's good to be a geek
It's good to be unknown
It's good I'm never waiting
right beside the telephone
Cuz no one ever...

I play dungeons and dragons
I got a 13th level halfling fighter thief
got seven hit die on my backstab
sometimes you know it's good to be a geek.
It's good to be a geek
It's good to play the freak
It's good to comb my mullet once every other week
As far as I can see
It's good to play the Wii
Then stay up painting miniatures til 2 or 3
Cuz no one ever...

Chorus:
Someday I'll learn to play guitar
Start up a band and be a star
And when you wind up pumping gas
Just fill 'er up and kiss my a$$...

I'm addicted to Star Trek
I'm a Klingon speaking federation freak
I find I'm more inclined
to spend the bulk of my time
on the starship enterprise
than talking to girls I meet

Well I never get the girl
but I like to be alone
cuz i can always m@sterb@te when there's no one home
it's good to have a plan
it's good to be the man
it's good to download p0rn0 from a website in Japan
cuz no one ever...

Chorus:
Someday I'll learn to play guitar
Start up a band and be a star
And when you wind up pumping gas
Just fill 'er up and kiss my a$$...

Ninth grade is when I got the swirlie
tenth grade is when I got the indian burn
four years of continuous wedgies
wore nine pairs of briefs so they could all get a turn
someday I'll buy a fancy condo
someday I'll drive a car that's more than your house
someday you'll kiss my a$$

It's good to make some noise
it's good to scream outloud
it's good to feel immortal
like your last name is McCloud
it's good to be a geek
its good to be unseen
its good to watch the Wrath of Khan on a plasma screen
it's good to be a geek
it's good to be the man
it's good to download p0rn0 from a website in Japan
It's good to be a geek
It's good to be unknown
It's good I'm never waiting
right beside the telephone
Cuz no one ever...

I got a bad mustache
a reoccurring rash
and not a lot of cash
I spend it on my stash
Man it's good to be a geek
You know I don't intend
To look like Boba Fett
I got my Holland set
Although it makes me sweat
Man it's good to be a geek!

Zane
03-03-2008, 11:47 PM
As far as songs related to gaming - none of them tops "d20" by Scare Bears.
Get your D20's out men
It's initiative time
Pray to the gods that you don't die

Roll an eighteen - that's a hit
This ogre's going to die
Twenty-eight plus damage adjustment
He looked at me, shrugged it off, and smiled

No, I will not let this fear take hold
This beast will not win as long as I still stand
My armor is strong, my honor won't fold
It is my people, my life, my world I will defend

I'm afraid my dexterity's to low
Been rolling ones - twenty's never show
Been hit so much the cleric's getting pissed
The more I swing my sword, the more I miss

I think the DM has forsaken us...
I think the DM has forsaken us...
I think the DM has forsaken us...
I think the DM has forsaken us...

nijineko
03-04-2008, 03:14 AM
and who could forget the ever popular 'white and nerdy' by weird al:

"first in my class here at m.i.t., got skills i'm a champion in d&d..." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xEzGIuY7kw)

^^

or if you prefer... the lego (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh9mVsBKwYs&feature=related) version!