It's the 20th Anniversary of Dwelling of Duels!!!

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Congrats to jnWake, minusworld, EndlessRepeat, Lucas Guimaraes, subversiveasset, Dave Dolengewicz, Newmajoe, and Daniel Caton for getting top 3 in Hitoshi Sakimoto month!

20 years ago this month, a duel of historic proprtions was waged on an internet forum. We now call it Shredding Month, but it was only then known as a friendly duel about who could record a better video game tune. The duels kept coming, and eventually Dwelling of Duels was firmly entrenched as a piece of history in the VGM world!

Let's celebrate 20 years of music! This month is, of course, a free month, so cover any song to your heart's desire! If you know someone who hasn't submitted to DoD in a while, you should try and get them to make an appearance for this month! And of course, it wouldnt be a Dwelling of Duels anniversary without banner art from Nate Horsfall, aka FoxxDragon.

Announcing the DoD20 celebration event!

September 31st-October 1st will be a livestreamed event, co-hosted by Katajun and Josh from Bonus Stage! The event will include multiple blocks of the listening party for the month, live music performances, games, panels, and an all around celebration of all things Dwelling of Duels!

Upload your submission for the month using our new Submission form!

Rule Updates

Alternate entries have always been a great way to submit an extra tune for the theme without being voted on. There have been so many great Alternate entries each month over the past year! However, in order to still give everyone a shot at their alts being noticed, we are limiting the number of alts one artist can contribute to or submit per month to 5.

We also have a Patreon for this site, with the main focus being raising money for monthly banner art (including this month)! Please consider contributing and helping support this VGM community! Subscribers get a sneak peek at upcoming banner art and a special role in our Discord server, along with a private channel for sneak peeks behind the DoD curtain.

Be sure to join our Discord server to chat about video game music and music production all month long!