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The Verge Playlist: Dungeon Master's Mixtape

The Verge Playlist: Dungeon Master's Mixtape


For those about to roll

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Because I am insane, four months ago I decided to start writing my own custom Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition campaign. And starting on Friday, February 13th, my efforts will be tested when I lead two groups of my colleagues from The Verge through a nightmare of half-drunkenly written lore. It's going to be a blast.

But as fun as it is to write thousands of words about fantastical places and people, the sheer scope of the task was daunting. So help came in the form of aural inspiration — just not the kind from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. After work, I'd pop on a pair of headphones, sink into brooding beats, and craft quests of intrigue and horror. Let's go.

  1. Oneohtrix Point Never - Ouroboros
  2. Justice - Presence
  3. CHVRCHES - Tether
  4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
  5. Crystal Castles - Wrath of God
  6. Tycho - Ascension
  7. 65daysofstatic - Debutante
  8. M83 - Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør)
  9. Faunts - M4 (Part II)
  10. Metric - Blindness