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About Toxic Bag Productions

Toxic Bag Productions is the original provider of sound effects for Role-playing Games.

We oughta know; we were there when it happened!

 

SOME TIME IN THE MID-90s.

We were playing our RPG games. We had the visual aids – the maps, the props. We had the soundtrack to the GM’s favorite horror movie playing in the background, when it suddenly hit us: hey, we’re sound designers, we oughta be able to make this game more cinematic with some sound effects. So, after all the characters were dead or insane, we headed down to the studio to see what we could come up with.

In 1996 our groundbreaking line of sound effects CDs introduced RPG game masters across all role-playing genres to the possibilities of adding ambience to their games with sound and music.

The critical response was uniformly positive:

”A pretty creepy collection…Made the hair on my neck stand on end…a must have!” –Brian’s Small Press Picks, Knights of the Dinner Table

“…guaranteed to make them jump…would be a “Sound” addition to your GM’s bag of tricks.” –GameTime magazine

“Every hero needs theme music, and now even the lowliest dungeon-crawler can have some…just the right sound for just the right moment. Diehard game masters – the kind who have painted miniatures for every adventure and spend considerable time assembling props for their games – are going to love this collection.” –Kenneth Newquist, SciFi.com

“Are you one of those DMs who can mimic a fabulous array of voices and make convincing sound effects during the game? Me neither. For those of us with a limited vocal range, Toxic Bag Productions has come to the rescue with a series of sound effects for your roleplaying campaign.” –Dragon #284

Today those high-quality sound effects are still available on compact disc, but technology has advanced and so have we. Now the sounds in the Game Masters Collection – and many more effects we’ve produced since– are available as downloadable mp3 files.

 

Hello! We’ve recently encountered some website issues and we’re working on getting them fixed. The site is going to look a little strange for a day or two.

 

In the meantime, you can still find all of our RPG sound effects at DrivethruRPG.com.

Thanks for your patience!

Joe and Steve
Toxic Bag Productions, Inc.

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Game Masters App for iPad/iPod – new version available

We’re pleased to announce that version 2.3 of our Game Masters Collection app for iOS is now available on iTunes. The app allows quick, convenient playback of Toxic Bag sound effects from your iPhone or iPad. The free app download provides sample tracks from each of the four Toxic Bag collections to experience, as well as additional sounds for free that do not appear on the original CDs. The lists can be rearranged, and tracks from the different collections gathered together into a Favorites list, perfect for a gaming session or party.

The free download provides over thirty sample sound effects, including a half-dozen each from the four collections. In App Purchase can then be used to activate the full list of sounds for an individual collection. Buy just the collections you want, and have them all available in a single app for playback.

 

What’s New in Version 2.3

You now have access to five more of our critically-acclaimed sound packs!

Eldritch Horror: Cult Ceremonies is a collection of 9 different mystical cult ceremonies. Now you can let your players hear that pesky cult eagerly summoning their icky dark lord to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.

Fantasy: Dragons is a collection of 20 growls, hisses, roars and breath attacks. Now you can let your players hear one of the most iconic creatures of the fantasy genre!

Fantasy: Traps is a collection of eleven sinister traps for you to install into your perilous fantasy campaigns.

Horror #2 – EVP  Electronic Voice Phenomena are mysterious recordings which are believed by some to represent the voices of the dead. Now Toxic Bag introduces a collection of creepy EVP phrases for you to use in your modern horror game.

Sci-Fi: Blasters & Deflector Shields is a collection of 16 energy weapons and shields for you to equip your party as they enter your Galactic Sci-Fi Operas.

Changes and fixes –
Optimized for iOS 7.
Changed the iPhone main view to a tableview menu.
Fixed scrubber to resize properly after rotating.
Resized main tableview icons to line up the text.
Cleaned up the startup screens.
Cleaned up actions when app goes into background.
Added a microphone access request for iOS 7 devices.