Class Theme Songs


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion

Liberty's Edge

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Back in the days when TSR published AD&D, our little group thought each class should have its own theme song. Now there are many more classes, but I still think classes should have songs. Further ideas?

Barbarian: "Indestructible" by Disturbed
Cleric: "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison
Druid: "Turn Turn Turn" by Pete Seeger (performed by The Byrds)
Fighter: "Mars, the Bringer of War"by Gustav Holst (performed by Emerson, Lake & Powell)

Assassin: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" by AC/DC


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A good theme song should be distinctive and easily recognizable. It should also be fairly simple and easy to remember, the sort of thing you can play over in your head.

Personally, I don't really understand the lyrics in most songs.

Based on those two factors, I think this song is a good candidate.

I think it fits well with bard. At first, it's easily recognizable as that song that plays in the background at comedic moments in movies. But then it keeps going, building slowly and steadily, until it becomes almost anxious. You realize the bard is more than they seemed at first, someone with a deep personality and a lot going on beneath the surface. It keeps going, still using the same old patterns to grow in new ways, and you realize that beneath the veneer and the charming comedy of the bard is actually the scariest thing in the room.

Also, I feel obligated to suggest this song for cleric. Johnny Cash's singing is a bit like a spoken poem, which makes it easy for me to understand. I also think it's a quite distinctive style. I like this song in particular because it makes being religious seem like the most badass thing ever. It's not, "horay, I get to go to heaven!" It's, "no grave is strong enough to hold me down. Death itself will bow before me."

I like this one for skald. I'd die happy if I died a foolish death charging against hopeless odds as long as that song was playing.

There are some classes, like wizard, that don't really have much of a flavor component. I chose a theme song for a wizard once, and it was based on their backstory and personality. They could've been a barbarian and it would've still been fine.

Liberty's Edge

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For bard, I had thought of "A Wandering Minstrel I" from The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan.


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"I'm too sexy for my shirt." The obvious choice for a sorceror.

Fame. There's your bard in a nutshell.

I'm astonished we've gone three posts without someone suggesting Kung Fu Fighting for the Monk.

And of course we all know that people are holding out for a Paladin.

There's a theme in the Civ 5 sound track that I always thought would be good for a Cleric. I'll see if I can find it.

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Skald
Fighter

Sovereign Court

This one feels very Skald to me.

And Buccaneers have the pick of most Alestorm songs. :D


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For a druid, Clint Eastwood's "I talk to the trees." What else!? ;)

For a gunslinger, the theme from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".

For a rogue, "Backstabbers" by the O'Jays, or "You've got to pick a pocket or two" from Oliver!

For a monk, Carl Douglas's "Kung Fu Fighting". (Damn, Bluenose beat me!)

For an earth kineticist, AC/DC's "Let there be rock".


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Witch.

Silver Crusade

What would a Magus's theme be, I'm genuinely curious


Chaotic evil Druid; ‘Welcome to the Jungle’


Some Wardruna for the Skald.

Scarab Sages

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Fighter - Anvil Chorus by Giuseppe Verdi
Rogue - In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg
Cleric - When You Wish Upon a Star by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington
Wizard - Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity by Gustav Holst
Paladin - Hallelujah Chorus by George Frideric Handel
Barbarian - The Uruk-Hai by Howard Shore
Druid - The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
Bard - Sing a Song by The Carpenters
Sorcerer - The 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ranger - Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
Monk - Adagio in G Minor (Albinoni) by Remo Giazotto
Antipaladin - Sympathy For the Devil by the Rolling Stones
Ninja - The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel
Samurai - Ryu's Theme by Yoko Shimomura
Warpriest - If I Had a Hammer by Peter, Paul, and Mary
Brawler - West Side Story Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Hunter - The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss II
Bloodrager - Festival of Servants by Michiru Yamane
Slayer - Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin
Arcanist - The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas
Skald - The Polovitsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Swashbuckler - Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Investigator - Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? by Rockapella
Shaman - Tannhäuser Overture by Richard Wagner
Magus - Duel of the Fates by John Williams
Oracle - O Fortuna by Carl Orff
Alchemist - Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group
Cavalier - Knight Theme (1997 version) by Paul Romero
Inquisitor - The Inquisition by John Morris
Summoner - Night On Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Gunslinger - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Ennio Morricone
Vigilante - Batman by Danny Elfman
Shifter - Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev
Witch - Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven
Kineticist - The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
Mesmerist - Cease to Exist by Charles Manson
Medium - A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles
Spiritualist - Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns
Occultist - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Psychic - Journey of the Sorcerer by The Eagles

Liberty's Edge

I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
... awesome ideas ...

I think I might use Disturbed's cover of"The Sound of Silence"


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How about paladin: Pat Benetar- Invincible


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If I were to entirely base this off of my personal experiences with playing classes, these would be the themes I'd say were quite fitting;

Barbarian, Bard, Cavalier, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Gunslinger, Magus, Monk, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer, Summoner,and Wizard

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Barbarian

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DeusTerran wrote:

If I were to entirely base this off of my personal experiences with playing classes, these would be the themes I'd say were quite fitting;

Barbarian, Bard, Cavalier, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Gunslinger, Magus, Monk, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer, Summoner,and Wizard

Love the Gunslinger one!


Rogues - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdEYVy6BF0w

The Exchange

The Summoner!

Totally Bard Video!


My 1e Anti-Paladin's theme song was "Hair of the Dog" by Nazareth.

Liberty's Edge

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Another rogue thought:
"Money" performed by the Flying Lizards

Grand Lodge

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My PFS group's theme song is Yakety Sax by Boots Randolph... This has been painfully made clear time and time again.

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In terms of an evil party, this was the theme for my Way Of the Wicked group


Guys, the Skald can't be encompassed by anything short of Scottish Pirate Metal.

The lyrics really don't tie anything into the class itself, but this song always made me think of the Vigilante "on the job".


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If Investigator's don't use the Inspector Gadget theme song, they're doing it wrong.


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Anti paladin with the imperial march


Paladin by Freedom call

Guess which class?


Theconiel wrote:

Another rogue thought:

"Money" performed by the Flying Lizards

I thought I was the last one left who remembered that song!


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Why isn't this just all Queen songs?


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Songs be ultra important in my campaign, to the point where one of our player's has made our party a theme (yet to be revealed).

I'm running a Steampunk campaign, and am literally designing my levels around various Steampunk bands. Steam Powered Giraffe for a base feel, The Cog is Dead for multiple level concepts.


The theme for the campaign that just ended was the theme from the 70s television show "S.W.A.T".

Shadow Lodge

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"The Wizard": Uriah Heep (Wizard, unsurprisingly)

"Rainbow Demon": Uriah Heep (Antipaladin)

Yqatuba wrote:
How about paladin: Pat Benetar- Invincible

"And with the power of conviction / There is no sacrifice" is pretty spot on, but "We can't afford to be innocent" does not sound like a person who refuses to commit a single evil or even dishonourable act.


AM NOT "AM BARBARIAN," BUT AM DIFFERENT BARBARIAN, AND AM THINK BARBARIAN THEME NEED BETTER "REH-PREE-SEHN-TAY-SHUN."

SO, DIFFERENT BARBARIAN AM GIVE YOU:

AM WARNING, AM BARBARIAN "NAH-SHUN-UHL ANH-THUM" NOT FOR KIDDIES. NOT FOR CASTIES OR NOT-BARBARIANS EITHER. BARBARIAN AM GIVE WARNING, AM NOT "REE-SPAHNS-UH-BUHL" FOR NIGHTMARES.


this one might work.... for one of the martial classes... even if it doesnt still its a good tune

nice tune

necromancer


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I can't think of a bard without singing "Brave Sir Robin" from Monty python and the holy grail.


Weirdo wrote:

"The Wizard": Uriah Heep (Wizard, unsurprisingly)

"Rainbow Demon": Uriah Heep (Antipaladin)

Yqatuba wrote:
How about paladin: Pat Benetar- Invincible
"And with the power of conviction / There is no sacrifice" is pretty spot on, but "We can't afford to be innocent" does not sound like a person who refuses to commit a single evil or even dishonourable act.

At last! Another person who remembers Uriah Heep!!!


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Gunslinger: Whiskey In The Jar, Metallica
Synthesist Summoner: Still Your Ghost, Rondo Brothers
Dawnflower Dancer Bard: Sabre Dance, Gayne
Slayer: Am I Evil?, Metallica
Druid: Changes, David Bowie
Ranger: Fred Bear, Ted Nugent
Bard: Thank You For The Music, ABBA
Monk(any): Burly Brawl), Matrix Reloaded

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Brawler
Gunslinger


Paladin


Rogues: Ain't No Rest for the Wicked, performed by Cage the Elephant

Liberty's Edge

For the less brash Gunslingers and some pyromaniac wizards

For the Investigators

For the Cavaliers with a darker streak

And finally for the rogues and anti-paladins in the good parties.

Quick edit, for the brawlers


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Depending on your game Chuthulu Cleric


Monk: Benny Hill's Theme

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