My good friend Stu has put his lyrical genus to use for RPGers everywhere. “Let Me Tell You About My Character” is a collection of five EPs that are all based on situations that are very familiar to every dice-rolling gamer. The songs are written in different styles, including country, rock, Indie electronica (yes, that’s a thing), and dance mix. What really makes these songs stand out is the high quality of the mixes and recording. Produced in the Angry Folk Studio, “Let Me Tell You About My Character” lived up to the high sound quality and base humor that have made the Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast moderately famous. The songs are $0.99 each and the hilarious lyrics alone are worth twice that. Aren’t I generous?
I suggest you buy all the songs, but I have three favorites. “Plan B” is a country song about the intricate plans that RPG players create, and the many ways those plans fall apart. This is track one of the collection and touches on many different games, including Call of Cthulhu and Dungeons and Dragons.
Next on my list is “Storked It”. This song is about the traumatizing experience of rolling a critical failure at the vital moment where everything depends on you. This song has GREAT gamer lyrics and mentions lots of different games like GURPS, Savage Worlds, Amber DRPG, and World of Warcraft. Everyone knows how this feels. The term “storked it” was inspired by the Happy Jack’s host Stork, the worst dice roller on earth. This song also contains the word “fuck”. You shrinking violets have been warned.
The finale and my absolute favorite track in the collection is track five, titled “Laser Printed Hero”. This is the theme song of the Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast, and this particular recording includes the powerhouse vocals of Heather Greene. They lyrics in this song are the smartest and the most entertaining in this collection. It’s based on the incredible lives and adventures of our heroes, who only appear to be printed numbers and words to the unknowing of the real world.
Do yourself a favor and buy these songs. Listen to “Laser Printed Hero” before every RPG you play and you will roll all critical successes. Really…