You might notice that I haven’t had time to commit to the blog as of late, and that’s due to several factors, but the good news is that things are winding down on a personal front, and hopefully I’ll get some time to get things back in motion in the near future. Until then, I do have a tidbit to share.
Recently, my favorite podcast (the D6 Generation) held a contest to name a song that would be great as inspiration for an RPG campaign, and my entry was chosen as a finalist. No, I didn’t win, but with 150+ entries, I was honestly happy to have made the cut.
The song I’d suggest is “46 & 2” by Tool, which conjures visions of a Callidus assassin injecting herself with polymorphine, in order to infiltrate a Genestealer Cult on some infested world. The brooding tones of Tool seem perfect for the 40k universe so, I think it would work great with the Dark Heresy system (keep in mind I haven’t played any games of 40k roleplay, so I’m not sure if it’d be more appropriate in say, Rogue Trader).
Link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm38Ojh61lY
If you’ve heard the song, I think you’ll agree that it’s a perfect fit for that sort of theme. Not only is the music dark and forboding, but the lyrics mesh perfectly with the theme of transformation.
As for the entry, brevity was actually a requirement of the entry, and though they normally allow for creative voice/video entries, this one had to be limited to a few sentences and submitted as a typed entry.
Anyway, I was chosen (on a purely subjective basis) as one of the top 7, and then was whittled down to the top three (thanks Raef), but I was beat out on a die-roll at the end. I kind of wish that they’d have each taken the time to listen to the whole song and/or familiarize themselves with the lyrics, because I really feel this is a perfect fit. It’s really for the best though, since the prize would’ve sat on a shelf in my closet and never gotten any real use.
So, congratz to the chooser of “Nothing to Fear,” who walked away with about $100 in 40k Roleplay books.
If you’d like to listen to the episode, you can find it here (episode 80, it’s the first real segment). For those of you unfamiliar with theD6 Generation, or Tool, I highly recommend both.
Anywho, back to our regularly scheduled silence…