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nemomeme

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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2010, 12:36:09 AM »
Hmmm...  Looks like I can't edit my post above, but the song is actually called The Order Of Death which contains the refrain "This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get."

I hate not being able to edit.  It's basically the reason I've only lurked at The Forge the last seven or so years.

Jeff Russell

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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2010, 09:02:43 AM »
On the topic of music, I actually just last night cobbled together an AW soundtrack with oddments from my music library. Here's what I put in, with thoughts on why:
  • Metallica - Lots of the songs have lyrics that just seem fitting like 'Leper Messiah' and 'Fuel' but I actually preferred some of their slower, twangier stuff like 'Loverman' and 'Low Man's Lyric'
  • Balkan Beat Box - this is a funky, but great band that blends a lot of Mediterranean and Eastern European musical influences. I picked it in part because the Middle Eastern vibe for a lot of the songs works for me (Apocalypse World in my brain looks a lot like Iraq) but also because it sounds like a soundtrack for quirky stuff going on
  • Ennio Morricone - the composer who did most of the spaghetti western soundtracks. I picked out especially his suspenseful and mournful stuff like 'Man with a Harmonica', 'The Showdown' and 'The Vice of Killing'
  • The Transplants - again, with titles like 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Doomsday' and 'American Guns' a lot of the lyrics just seemed right. This is the going aggro music for sure
  • Some Johnny Cash - not a lot, but Rusty Cage is perfect, 'I See a Darkness' and the 'Mercy Seat' add a little bit of creepfulness, and 'Personal Jesus' could be a Hocus' theme song
  • Akira Soundtrack - if the Transplants are the going aggro music, this is the opening your brain music
  • Aesop Rock - besides being really good, their stuff has a nice slightly creepy/weird but hard vibe. "The Harbor is Yours" reminds me of Poison'd
  • Bon Jovi - okay, I couldn't resist "Wanted: Dead or Alive" or "Blaze of Glory", but they up the cheez level significantly
  • Beck - one or two songs

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2010, 01:30:20 PM »
Johnny Cash: Throw "When the Man Comes Around" in there, too. And, personally, I'd include "God's Gonna Cut You Down", too. Cause, y'know. Crosshairs.

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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010, 11:22:15 PM »
I'm running AW tomorrow night and this guy is my go-to for strange, creepy background music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE37ihb8ot8

Tim Hecker.  Described by internet as "structured ambient”, “tectonic color plates” and “cathedral electronic music”, however for the most part, have focused on exploring the intersections of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to song craft which is both physical and emotive.

It's really neat.  I'll let you know how it plays.

Margolotte

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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2010, 02:36:48 AM »
Lord of the Flies has lots of potential as ApW source material. So does The Grapes of Wrath.

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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2010, 09:18:34 PM »
There's an excellent amount of fuckery and interesting characterization in The Walking Dead series of comics.  I'd recommend it as a resource to be certain, even if you don't use zombies in your AW game it's fantastic for seeing how people react to being in close quarters and constantly stressed out of their heads.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead

Jeff Russell

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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2010, 09:49:19 PM »
There's an excellent amount of fuckery and interesting characterization in The Walking Dead series of comics.  I'd recommend it as a resource to be certain, even if you don't use zombies in your AW game it's fantastic for seeing how people react to being in close quarters and constantly stressed out of their heads.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead

Oh shit! Good call!  I heard AMC's making a series

Chris

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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2010, 09:52:33 PM »
Yep.
A player of mine playing a gunlugger - "So now that I took infinite knives, I'm setting up a knife store." Me - "....what?" Him - "Yeah, I figure with no overhead, I'm gonna make a pretty nice profit." Me - "......"

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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2010, 05:40:29 PM »
http://tokyogenso.deviantart.com/gallery/

Some really cool green post-apocalypse images of an artist's idea of Tokyo.

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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2010, 04:28:25 PM »
About music, Job Karma is listed as a source of inspiration in the book, but maybe adding it here wouldn't be a bad idea. Ambient/industrial, mostly, and lots of nice visualisations (esp. if one looks inspirations to that whole daydreaming apocalypse thing).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFVjnK6QIP4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1yve3Xl1fw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKtcrZ6SaLA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkUV1VFrRsI&feature=related

I've been reading Brian Aldiss "Non stop" recently, and it's a ready-made AW setting (same in case of Glukhovsky's "Metro 2033" - meaning the book, haven't played the video game).

Bret

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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2010, 02:42:20 PM »
Tokyo Gore Police
Tupacalypse World

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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2010, 07:23:35 PM »
HBO's Carnivàle

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« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2010, 03:47:04 AM »
I can't stop thinking of The Proposition when I read AW.

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« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2010, 03:03:48 PM »
We saw The Book of Eli the other night.

It's pretty much a Gunlugger (Denzel Washington) vs a Hardholder (Gary Oldman). 

Eli definitely has NOT TO BE FUCKED WITH.

Reminded me of The Proposition in a lot of ways.

My thought was that Denzel plays a Battlebabe. Intense, stylish, ice cold.

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« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2010, 08:17:11 PM »
I do some flickr trolling for cool portraits to use in games.  I found this guy's gallery - some of these folks are definitely getting into my next AW game.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stoneth/