When I play games I like to do so with a soundtrack. If the game is of a particular historical period then I’ll try to find something appropriate, and this is pretty easy for the last century. Before that you have to look about a bit more, though there are increasing numbers of little groups playing period pieces with period instruments who are worth looking out for.
I remember being given a tape to review once. It was music specifically written to role-play to (in 2 volumes). I never did write the review, but I did listen to it a few times. It was very strange. You’d hear the first few lines, but then the next thing you’d notice was the tape machine clicking off half an hour later. It was so perfect as background music that it was completely unnoticeable. I could never decide whether that was good or bad, but I didn’t really see much point in it.
So what do you listen to? Does it depend on where you are, what you’re playing or who you’re with?
I’m not thinking of starting a gamers’ record label here, just curious.