Wednesday, April 13, 2011

First Quest: The Music

While I'm working on my tables for randomly generated inns, I thought I'd provide you with the following...

Back in the 80s, I owned an album set (two, if I recall correctly) called “First Quest.” It was produced by TSR and contained both a story as well as musical tracks for each portion of the story. The outside cover was Easley’s cover of the Dungeon Masters Guide and the interior sleeves had maps and tables printed on them.

We used to play the musical tracks in the background while we gamed back then. Unfortunately, the albums were cracked in a move long ago and I haven’t seen them for sale (or even referenced) anywhere else. Just when I was beginning to think the albums were just a part of my feverish childhood imagination, someone has posted the audio on Youtube. Here is the link for the first track (the others can be navigated to using the videos suggested to the right of the original). Check them out for 80s “fantasy” music at its finest (that’s sarcasm guys, listening to it now it reminds me of cheap renaissance faire music crossed with the Men Without Hats)…

1 comment:

  1. I never had the chance to listen to this album, but it reminds me of the good old computer games like Ishar, Dungeon Master and Black Crypt. Especially the artifical "computery" style all the songs have.
    It made me realize that today I wouldn't consider a fantasy soundtrackt that doesn't sound "genuine" (ie like produced with classical instruments)... When did that happen?