LC I - TM and initiator: Ian1 - winner: -=JaSoN=-
LC II - TM: Magnus - winner: Q
LC III - TM: Q - winner: Bravsein
LC IV - TM: Bravsein - winner: WritersCube
LC V - TM: WritersCube - winner: dimsya
LC VI - TM: dimsya - winner: Queen SD
LC VII - TM: Ysim - winner: Mugiwara
LC VIII - TM Mugiwara - winner: Ysim
LC IX - TM Ysim - winner: Tundra
LC X -TM Tundra - winner: ebil shrimp
LC 11 -TM Ebil shrimp - winner: Tundra
LC 12 - TM HebrewB - winner: mattiasdavis
LC 13 - TM Blue&White - winner: relV
LC 14 - TM relV - winner: GHOSTIE11
LC 15 - TM GHOSTIE11 - winner: unknownuser33
LC 16 - TM Danielns13 - winner: rkr7
LC 17 - TM Angelmouse - winner: pasQuale
LC 18 - TM Magnus - winner: Amaryllis
LC 19 - TM Amaryllis - winner: Dryalantha
LC 20 - TM Dryalantha - winner: Shadow Dreamer and Amaryllis
LC 21 - TM Dryalantha - winner: Undecided (but probaly Wyvern)
LC 22 - TM Danilens 13 - winner: tosxyChor
Welcome to Lucid Challenge 23! Your taskmaster will be me, tosxyChor!
This challenge is aimed to test your ability in inducing lucidity in dreams, keeping them under control, and obtaining the desierd results.
It will be a challenge of will, of originality, of wits and determination, so let’s keep the words short, and get this thing going!
For the occasion, I thought it would be ripe time to give a good shake to the existing rules. I found them wildly unappealing, and now I can do something about them.
Following this, there will be written my concerns regarding each part of the previous points distribution system, the basic ideas behind the changes I want to bring, and some possible solutions to that.
The time spent to gather inscriptions will serve as debate as well, to better accomodate the system to the opinions of the participants. So feel free to express your opinions about the new system, but
Keep this thing in mind: in any case, I will be available for all the counting, I’m not a mathematician for nothing so think only of the advantages in precision a more vast system could bring, I will take care of all the rest
I noticed, with the current rules, I wasn’t really motivated to have longer dreams than, say, 1 minute, just the time to accomplish a task, and voila, exit the dream and reenter with chain, 30 more points. That’s not good at all IMHO, so I decided to do something about it.
You may see there’s less points awarded for low-lucidity stuff, but first, I don’t want to encourage that kind of dream behavior, and secondly, making reference to previous challenges is kinda futile, cause the effectual wheight of awarded points is proportional to the task points, which varied wildly.
Ideas in mind:
- I want to award longer LDs in a progressive fashion, not putting any upper bound to obtainable points, but not so much that completing the chalenges would become secondary.
- Chaining, and getting lucidity back after losing it, should be awarded, but not encouraged.
First things first - Every dream is considered a single one until you get out of bed and/or write down your dreams.
Points awarded for each dream:
You wonder if you’re dreaming - 5pts
You become lucid and have a short LD - 10pts
Your LD lasts longer than 15secs - 20pts, plus a bonus +10pts every x4 time increase after 15 secs. (concerning dream time, not RL time.)
This means, every time your dream lasts 4 times as long as it just did, you get 10 extra points.
So the score for a LD would be: 15 secs --> 20pts, 1min --> 30pts, 4min–> 40pts, 15min --> 50pts, 1hr --> 60pts, and so on and so forth, multiplying the required duration by 4 for every checkpoint. (it is actually a little rounded down in one passage for ease of use, converting x64–>x60, so it can go from 1 min straight to 1 hour instead of an ugly 64 minutes)
Chaining and regaining lucidity: every time you chain or get back your lucidity from having lost it, you are awarded 5 points. However, the new LD is counted as a continuation of the previous one.
IE. 10 min LD --> chain --> 10 min LD: total duration 20 min + 1 chain --> 50 + 5 = 55 pts.
30 seconds LD --> lose lucidity for 5 minutes --> get back lucidity and LD for 10 minutes --> 10 min 30 secs LD + 1 chain = 40 + 5 = 45 points.
Ideas in mind: I will be focusing on lucidity here, creativity as well as originality. There will be good points for everyone, fat points for who can manage a little creativity and resourcefullness, and even more points (if little) for who wants to keep going.
Any task can be attempted any number of times, however the scores are not cumulative among the same task. Only the best score is awarded for each one.
For each task, the following bonuses can be awarded:
+30 points for any task accomplished while lucid.
+20 early points (for completing the last task being given)
-10 late points (for completing any task but the last two at the time)
Combo points! Accomplishing more than one task in a single LD marks them all as early. So, if you do 2 late tasks in the same LD, you get +40 as early bonus, instead of the two -10 maluses you would get otherwise.
Base idea for awarding points in each task:
Around 60-70 points for the basic stuff
+30-50 points for the more advanced stuff (after you finished the basic one)
more (+5-10 points per tick) as repeatable part, for who did all the rest, and want more ^^
Extra occasional points awarded for display of creativity and/or prowess (max 30 per task) by the TM.
Monthly quest counts as task, awards 50 points for completion, possibly more at the discretion of the TM. (feasible for combos).
- Cave of Mind
- Presence of Light
The challenge has officially started on Mar 12th, 17 GMT. From then onwards, all tasks will be released at 4-day intervals, at the same hour.
The main aim of all this will be letting the dreamers grow in their ability to explore, use and interact with the dreamscape, plus developing confidence in their actions as well as new techniques, skills, and methods. This is more than a challenge - it is a personal adventure, that will guide you through the world of possibilities that is your dreams.
If you want to still read it as a challenge, think of it as a challenge against yourself, to get better at this awesome and useful skill we call Lucid Dreaming, making it grow steadily, day by day, task by task.
I will be assisting all participants, with daily suggestions, hints and encouragements, so that you will easily reach the desired goals. You can also ask aid from the other competitors, I’m sure they’ll be eager to share their advice ^^
I’m sincerely confident you will have become better Dreamers by the time each of you completes this Challenge. So let’s get this started. Fasten your seatbelts, people!
Task #1: Interact with DC’s!
Task #2: Live your story!
Task #3: Fly! (with a twist)
Task #4: Explore!
Task #5: Magic!
Task #6: Spawn!
Task #7: Subvert rules/laws!
Task#8: Use and abuse your DJ!
Task #10: Do your favourite thing!