I finished the plot synopsis for my upcoming campaign, Old Wounds, and am now building encounters. It will be quite the journey! It has a little bit of everything. Now it is time to add some spice and let it simmer.
My computer has foley sounds. I like this very much. I plan to make audio files to add ambience to my upcoming adventures. A little "behind the door" dialogue, the sound of approaching horses, and other little things to make those mastered skill checks and challenges sparkle in the players' eyes. I should stop by a stock audio-visual website and grab some cheap licensed images too. Gotta love royalty-free stuff! Maybe I'll scavenge for some movie excerpts to beef up arrivals at new locations and important witnessed events. Cult sacrifices and vistas of enchanted vales come to mind. Stock footage makes me happy.
Audio files would be best for those wonderful cut scenes that intensify foreshadowing and arm the players with knowledge their characters don't possess. They can then prepare for the action and lend an even greater hand in the storytelling.
Mmmm... tasty. Let the campaign-building begin.