In general, I'm not big on music in my RPGs. I generally find it to be distracting in my D&D sessions, even the soundtracks that are supposed to be evocative of sword fighting and such. Yeah, I know the soundtracks from Lord of the Rings do a decent job, but again, I would find them distracting during gaming.
Horror gaming, however, lends itself to atmosphere. Music is probably the most effective way to get your group into the mood for a nice nerve-racking Call of Chtulhu session. The Transylvania - Nox Arcana album from Monolith Graphics does a surprisingly good job at setting that mood.
I say surprisingly, because as I stated earlier, I'm not big on music in my games and never used it in the past. This album I think I could use. CoC, Ravenloft... maybe even a Chill session. Hmm, or maybe not Chill - the camp factor is a bit high there.
I'm surprised that Monolith didn't release this just prior to Halloween. They kinda missed a built in promotion by nearly 3 weeks. Still, it's good. Is it worth the 10 bucks? If you asked me 3 weeks ago, I would have told you to have this playing as the Trick-or-Treaters made their rounds. Now, unless you have a horror game session coming up, its kinda outa place.
It's al in the timing.
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