Sunday, May 16, 2010

Collections of Pictures and/or Sound Effects For Use in Your Games?

Does anyone know where to get good collections of these sorts of things?  For sound effects I was thinking of monsters growling, creepy eerie sounds, screams, medieval combat sounds, etc.  For pictures I was interested in actual photos or good artwork of real things, like old graveyards, ruins, cathedrals, underground passages/cities, overgrown forests, etc, which could be shown to players to give them a sense of how the area looks.

Are there any such collections out there?  Anyone care to share their own personal collections?  Even links to threads on boards, or blogs, would be helpful.

14 comments:

  1. Something I struggle finding as well for fantasy campaigns. There are only so many Gustave Dore images on the net.

    It is much easier for adventures set after 1920. I use Getty images for my Chill campaign set in the 1980s. I just type in "Old Businessman" if I want to find an image of a creepy old guy. But it is pretty useless if you are looking for "Medieval Tavern" or something along those lines.

    tegeus

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  2. For multimedia, this might be useful.
    While it's not a large collection, for images this might be a start.

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  3. There is a group on usenet dedicated to sound effects. I've gotten sfx of this nature before. It's in the alt.binaries groups. I'm on a blackberry, so can't link to it.

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  4. dunno about pics of sound fx but when we played death frost doom the dm played Lustmaud on lastfm - the genre is known as 'dark ambient', it was very fitting. creepy stuff

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  5. I've found some very nice sounds on freesound.org; village marketplace, monster growls, dripping cavern, creaking ship timbers, howling wolves, etc.

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  6. Try Googleing for Wav files of appropriately themed video games.

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  8. Edited for not making sense... http://www.opacity.us/

    This might fit the bill. They have some amazing pic galleries if you dig a bit. Stuff like this image:
    http://www.opacity.us/image4245_rest.htm

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  9. I use http://www.findsounds.com/

    I like it because its very searchable

    Running Rite Publishing I have all the art I need.

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  10. Find sounds seems like a great idea!

    In my bookmarks I found http://www.rpgsoundmixer.com/ which I never used.

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  11. For images I use DeviantART.

    For sound effects, I recently downloaded the Sony Pictures Sound Effect collection. That's ten volumes, over a gig of sound effects for any situation and they are professional sound effects used in pictures.

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  12. Thanks for all the awesome links guys. I know what I will be doing this coming weekend....

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