"If you're a player in the house, throw up a dee-twen-tee!"
I'm late to the game with this one, as I often am - but better late than never! 20 Sided Rhymes
is a collection of nerdcore music with a mostly gaming theme - a great mix of rap, indie rock, chiptunes (music made with old school sound chips), and even a folkcore song. Most of the songs are about the joys of playing D&D
- "20 Sided Rhymes," "Random Encounter in the Cereal Aisle," "Stat Sheet," "Roll the Dice," (which samples the classic D&D
cartoon) and more - with a couple Magic: The Gathering
tunes - "I Get Mana," "Hassle: The Dorkening", and Lord of the Rings
songs thrown in for good measure. It's also quite possibly the first ever album that includes a song about painting D&D
miniatures ("Painting Guys").
Biggest surprise (for me, at least) was finding a song by our Good Buddy Nate ("The Healer's Song") without even knowing he was a part of the project. Long-time readers of the site may have heard me mention him before as a real-world friend, and an early and frequent contributor to the Escapist who still sends me articles and links from time to time.
All of this geeky goodness is yours for the time it takes to download, so there's no excuse not to head over to Hipster, Please
right now and get your copy. While you're there, don't miss the cover images - the wicked-awesome front cover
is both wicked and awesome, but you're missing out if you don't get the opportunity to chuckle at the equally wonderful back cover
Oh, and for the record - I liked all of this music before it was cool.
(Be aware that most of the tracks in this collection contain explicit lyrics. Please listen with discretion.)