Sitting here listening to MC Frontalot‘s “Secrets from the Future” while writing this post, it hit me that I’ve never tried doing game prep to music.

You can build soundtracks for your game — so why not have background music keyed to your prep? I’m not very musical, and I usually need quiet when I write (and by extension, prep), so I think that’s why it’s taken me so long to think of this on my own.

I’m willing to bet that plenty of GMs have been doing this for years. Are you one of them? Do you have specific CDs or playlists of background music that you use to get yourself in the mood for your games — to get your ideas flowing get into game mode? And if so, can you share some of your favorites?