You stand at the floor-to-ceiling windows at the back of the gondola and watch the city fade into the distance. In a mere 50 hours, you’ll be at your destination. Behind you, the steady hum of the airship’s propellers becomes a soothing drone, and only occasional gusts of wind remind you that you’re thousands of feet in the air. This is the only civilized way to travel, you think to yourself.
The Dirigible track is a 10-minute ambience that loops seamlessly, and features a constant sound of multiple propellers and occasional blasts of wind. This is a perfect background sound for airship travel in Steampunk, early 20th-century Cthulhu games and…is there a “Fringe” RPG?
Our first sound effects CD, released in 1996, was The Game Masters Collection: Vol. 1: The Twentieth Century. Aimed at modern and modern-ish RPGs like Call of Cthulhu, it featured a variety of background ambiences including towns, cities, bars and nightclubs in several decades, a couple of battlefields…and a dirigible. The dirigible soon became a customer favorite – we almost got more compliments on that track than the whole rest of the disc.
Recently we were asked to create a longer, loopable version of the dirigible track for a LARP event, so we dug out the original track, remixed and remastered it, and have now released it as a ten-minute loopable mp3. You can pick it up for $1.50 at toxicbag.com, DrivethruRPG.com or D20pfsrd.com.
This week, we’re taking part in the 4th annual Wayne Foundation Charity bundle on DriveThruRPG. You can get $240 worth of RPG stuff for $20, including several Toxic Bag products. Proceeds go the Wayne Foundation.
“The Wayne Foundation is committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) and DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking) occurring within the United States. Our organization is survivor led. Our goal is to provide young women in the United States who have fallen victim to DMST with a means of leaving the sex industry for good by providing a safe home environment with rehabilitation services.”
From the DriveThru page:
On sale June 22 through June 29, exclusively through DriveThruRPG, this bundle offers over $240 worth of RPG products, fiction and artwork for just $20! You’ll be paying just under 9% of the total retail value, and every cent of profit made from the sale of this bundle goes directly to The Wayne Foundation – a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Wayne Foundation is committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) and building a rehabilitation facility for victims DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking).
They’re working hard to get child sex workers the help they deserve to live normal lives. What do you get for your $20? You get all of these products listed below (in no particular order), and more! Visit tiny.cc/TWF-RPG to purchase the bundle!
Here’s what you’ll be getting!
• Melior Via – Hope Prep, Accursed, Universal Space Combat Battle Map
• Evil Hat Productions – Don’t Read This Book
• Imperfekt Games – Invulnerable – Super Hero RPG: Vigilante Edition
• Mount Zion Press – All for me Grog
• Ennead Games – Campign Chunk, Cult Name, Fantasy Feats IV
• Mithril and Mages – Three different Name Spaces
• Rocks Falls Games LLC – Dungeons by the Level, 2 Studies of Decay, 2 Adventures in Awesfur
• Toxic Bag Productions – Battles of the Zombie Apocalypse, Ghosts in the Graveyard, Horror Soundpack, Fantasy Dragons
• Steve Keller – Generala
• Wargaming Recon Podcasts – a few hand picked episodes
• Brent P. Newhall’s Musaeum – Murderhobos, Mystery of the Shattered World
• Crooked Staff Publishing – Megadungeon Level 1 Map Pack
• Critical Hits Studios – Criminals Print and Play
• Zero Point Information – Aeternal Legends
• Cumberland Games – Risus: A Kringle in Time, Sparks: Dan Smith Stockpile, HexPaper, Points in Space 1: Starport Locations, Uresia: Grave of Heaven and Caravel
• Ashe Rhder – Black Briar, Sounding Fury, Sunburn (Original Art)
• Dilly Green Bean Games – Ka-‐Pookie Theater
• Eric Orchard – Marrowbones Double Issue
• Khairul Hisham – Four pieces of original RPG Artwork
• Troll in the Corner – Various and sundry RPGs, expansions, Print and Play games and Fiction
• Soap Box Productions – Lost on the Road, Train Ride into Darkness
• FableForge – Enter the Shadowside, Greater Thelema Society, SCaV3NG3R
• Studio187 – Rogue Chess Decks 1 & 2
Our new Soundpack adds to the growing selection of Zombie-themed effects we’ve created for your modern horror campaigns.
The dead are returning to life and attacking the living. The government has responded to this world crisis. How will they keep the public informed? What about the media?
Transmissions from the Zombie Apocalypse gives you audio clips to use during your zombie campaigns. Now your players can hear what’s going on in other parts of the world as the crisis unfolds.
Perfect for modern zombie survival games.
Transmissions From The Zombie Apocalypse Volume One includes:
• Police Radio Call: A patrol car responds to a disturbance in a hotel parking lot.
• Domestic News Broadcast: WTBI radio provides a chilling look at what’s happening in the U.S. after the first few weeks of the zombie uprising.
• World News Broadcast: Radio London reports how other parts of the globe are dealing with the zombie outbreak.
• Emergency Action Message – National: The National EAM system has been activated due to a biological threat.
• Emergency Action Messages – Local (4 Messages) The local EAM system has been activated due to a violent incident.
• Traffic Report: WTBI’s own “Eye in the Sky” Stevie Andrews reports on a crashed bus on the highway. But why are some of the accident victims attacking paramedics?
This month’s free sound is a one-minute ambience of someone digging during a thunderstorm…is s/he digging for treasure? Burying something? Someone? Digging up a body for some nefarious purpose? Come to burn the bones and dispel a vengeful ghost? That’s up to you; you can get “Digging the Grave” for free at our bandcamp page.
All of our Game Masters and Battles sounds are now available for download through DriveThruRPG.com. We’ve also begun releasing our Soundpacks –99¢ bundles of ten or so game sounds– there as well. As on our site, you can listen to previews of the sounds before you buy them.