For some additional insight into your favorite D&DDT characters and players, we’re rolling out a playlist series to help capture the vibe of the folks making rolls for you every Wednesday.
You can check out all of the Tasty Boyz playlists on the official D&DDT Spotify account, or listen from the comfort of this website using the embedded playlist below.
This week, it’s Horatio Hetfield, bard extraordinaire, played by The Ringer who as always, is a natural one in our hearts. Here’s Horatio in his own words:
I like to think of Horatio as a musical wanderer. He doesn’t stick to a single style, rather he lets inspiration take him down whatever path it may. Horatio’s playlist is in two parts: first we have the songs about his life and then his spell discography. In my mind Horatio has penned most of these songs from experiences he’s had or while learning new spells. Some liberties have been taken with some of the spell lyrics to make them more suitable to the situation Horatio uses them in.
The Unforgiven by Metallica
They dedicate their lives
To running all of his
He tries to please them all
This bitter man he is
Originally a song of his father’s, Horatio identifies with the meaning all too well. His father pushes Horatio to be just like him, while completely missing that he’s repeating the mistakes of his own father.
Bad Company by Bad Company
Bad Company, and I can’t deny
Bad Company, ‘Til the day I die
Bad Company, was a military group turned mercenary band. The second, and slightly more stable, family that Horatio became a part of. This band of merry misfits gave Horatio a chance to spread his wings and broaden his musical horizons. Had it not been for the song of Torm, he may still be adventuring with them now.
Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
Horatio still isn’t sure if he came up with this melody, or if it was given to him by Torm himself. He never had time to write lyrics to his version of Torm. All he really knows is that it is how he was teleported through the planes and brought into the lives of the Tasty Boyz.
Come Sail Away by Styx
I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory
This was written in the time after meeting the Tasty Boyz. Horatio was still getting used to being in a new world, and he still yearned for the comfort and safety of his old friends. He knows he cannot go back just yet, and looks forward to adventuring with the Tasty Boyz.
Charm Person: I Want it That Way by Backstreet Boys
You are my fire, my one desire
Cure Wounds: To Be with You by Mr. Big
Stand up little Lom, roll a d8 gain some health
I’m the one who wants to heal you
Deep inside you’ll feel it fixing you
Dissonant Whispers: Careless Whisper by George Michael
You better run away again
Guilty feet will keep you moving
Though it’s easy to pretend
You know that you’re a fool
Healing Word: More than Words by Extreme
Using words is all I have to do to make you heal
Heat Metal: Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
It’s just a [targeted metal item], but its on fire
Hotter than Avernus, longer than eternity
Lesser Restoration: Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Don’t stop, believin’
Just hold on to this healin’
Locate Object: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something
Fireball: Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
I came in like a fire ball
Yeah, I just set my sights and cast
Let you crouching in a blaze and all
All I ever did was burn you
Yeah, I burned you
Leomund’s Tiny Hut: Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
I don’t ever want to feel
Like I do right now
Take me to a place to rest
Leomund’s Tiny Hut….
Lightning Bolt: Ride the Lightning by Metallica
Flash before your eyes
Now it’s time to die
Burning in your brain
You can feel the pain
Dimension Door: Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap (Instrumental Version)
Polymorph: A Change Would Do You Good by Sheryl Crow
Canine, Feline, Jekyll and Hyde
Now you have fur on the outside
Hold Monster: Numb by Linkin Park
You’ve become so numb, just forget we’re here
Become so tired, not at all aware
Becoming this is all I want of you
Just stand right there, we’ll get back to you
Mass Cure Wounds: Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.
Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on)
(Hold On) If you feel like letting go (hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life
Well, hang on
‘Cause everybody hurts
Take comfort in my songs