I'm playing the first game in the series and, while the background sound effects are decent, I really like some background music in my games. What alternate soundtracks do people use/recommend?
Well I'd only tried it for a few minutes but Icewind Dale's soundtrack seems to fit the mood well. I would expect the other D&D games to offer similar soundtracks.
The only problem is the lack of any musical triggers, it's not going to start playing the combat music when combat starts obviously. You could do it manually I guess but that'd probably end up being a chore in the end. Maybe separate them into playlists by mood and hotkey them somehow with a music program, I don't know but the music definitely helps with immersion quite a bit, it definitely felt like a fuller game while the music was playing.
I don't know, I'll probably just stick it on shuffle and hope it randomly picks appropriate music :/