RPGs are a great way to explore different cultures and experiences. As you make an RPG game, you can create a something that feels authentic and reflects who you are as a person. But what kind of music do you use in these games?
Not everyone has the same taste in music, so using it as a clue to your RPG’s identity can be tricky. Fortunately, there are a number of sound effects which have musical notes associated with them. You can use this information to help guide your decisions when selecting music for your RPG. Here’s how you can use music in your next RPG!
Choose Your Genre Carefully
Creating an authentic RPG experience often calls for choosing the right genre. It can be difficult, but there are tips to help you choose the right one. Try to keep the game’s focus on the period the music is from. If the music is set in the present day, it might not accurately reflect your game. Keep in mind the culture of the game’s audience. Some games will work better with a different style of music than others.
Avoid Overused Music Effects
As awesome as the musical effects are, it’s important to be mindful of how often you use them. Overused sound effects can become grating and distracting. In some cases, they can even break the illusion of the game world. Be careful when choosing sound effects. Some effects are better used a few times in a campaign before being retired.
Use BGM When Appropriate
Sometimes you have to use the long arm of the law to help you find the right sound effect. That’s where BGM comes in. BGM is Background Music and its main purpose is to fill the silence around you.
BGM can be used in a number of ways. It can help you indicate where you are in the campaign, or what part of the game you’re in. It can also help you set the mood for the location you’re in. Some BGM is set to music, so it can be used to enhance the sound design of the game world. When this is the case, you might want to consider using a different type of BGM for your game.