Important changes to the rules from the previous LC will be orange.
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: ebilshrimp
LC 11 - TM: ebilshrimp - 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: Shadow Dreamer - winner: Undecided (but probably Wyvern)
LC 22 - TM: Danilens13 - winner: tosxyChor
LC 23 - TM: tosxyChor - winner: Wyvern
LC 24 - TM: Wyvern - winner: tosxyChor
LC 25 - TM: Rhewin - winner: Solaris
LC 26 - TM: Solaris - winner: Rhewin
LC 27 - TM: tosxyChor - winner: Rhewin
LC 28 - TM: Rhewin - winner: Siiw
LC 29 – TM: Siiw – winner: Rhewin
LC 30 – TM: Puce – winner: Wega
LC 31 - TM: Mimmo0 - winner: Limitles
LC 32 - TM: Limitles - winner: Nicklebrick
LC 33 - TM: Nicklebrick - winner: elnaureth
LC 34 - TM: elnaureth - winner: DreamSailor
LC 35 - TM: Ysim - winner: Koharo
LC 36 - TM: Rhewin - winner: HeadInTheClouds
LC 37 - TM: HeadInTheClouds - winner: Scipio Xaos
LC 38 - TM: Scipio Xaos - winner: Thorn
LC 39 - TM: Thorn - winner: Koharo
LC 40 - TM: HeadInTheClouds - winner: Wyvern
LC 41 - TM: Wyvern - winner: Thorn
LC 42 - TM: Thorn - winner: Wyvern
LC 43 - TM: Rhewin - winner: drd
LC 44 - TM: Thorn - winner: drd
LC 45 - TM: obfusc8 - winner: Thorn
It’s that time again… welcome to Lucidity Challenge 46!
The purpose of the Lucidity Challenge (LC) in its current form is to serve as a motivator for good lucid dream practices, to create an atmosphere of both competition and cooperation, to create a challenge for lucid dreamers of all levels, and to provide fun to all participants. We hope that everybody gets to experience all of these while participating!
Yes, that’s right; we hope. I, Thorn, have hosted too many of these things lately, and some circumstances that occurred near the end of the last LC meant that Scipio, who finished in third place, likely didn’t get a fair chance to compete in the eleventh hour. Therefore, the top three finishers from the last LC—Thorn, drd, and Scipio Xaos—are all contributing to this one!
The LC will consist of three lucid dreaming tasks that are each posted seven days after the previous one as well as a single long task. Each task will be broken into many subtasks that are each worth points, and each participant will attempt to accrue as many points as possible via finishing the subtasks in lucid dreams and normal dreams, having long lucid dreams, cooperating with teammates, and other means. When all three week-long tasks have run and the extended task is finished by at least one competitor (or if too much time passes), the LC will end and the participant with the most points wins! He or she can host the next LC if he or she chooses; if not, hosting rights go to second place, and so on and so forth until a host is found.
For the most part, you’ll see the points awarded for your actions right on the scoreboard. For those of you who want the fine details, open up this length-controlling spoiler.
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The scoring system includes a high amount of subjectivity and many ways of earning points. This means that each participant can challenge himself or herself appropriately by choosing which points to attempt to earn and by reflecting differently upon his or her own lucid dreams from the past when making dream length and personal goal decisions. Points will be awarded as follows; this is lengthy for the sake of covering exceptions to rules, so it’s less complicated than it looks!* Lucid Dreams and Induction Methods[list][*]You get 5 points if you wonder if you are dreaming but do not become lucid.
- You get 20, 30, 40, or 50 points for a lucid dream you would consider short, medium-length, long, or your longest ever (respectively) based on lucid dreams you have had in the past. If you are entering the LC without any past lucid dreams, note that you will get 75 points for your first lucid dream and that your length scale from your second lucid dream onward will be Short ≤ 1 minute < Medium-length ≤ 5 minutes < Long < Longest.
- You get 50 points for becoming lucid through an induction method for the first time ever as long as the dream is not your first lucid dream ever. Note that we reserve the right to declare slight variants on methods as “not new” if nothing substantial is introduced.
[/:m]Actions Within Dreams (see the Teams section for details on team-based points)* You get the listed amount of points for completing a generic subtask or a subtask designed for your team.
- You get half of the listed amount of points for completing a subtask designed for teams other than yours.
- You get 30 “Lucid” points, applicable once per task, for completing a subtask while lucid. Completing a second subtask for a task for which you already have this bonus will not award a second bonus.
- You get 20 “Early” or “Combo” points, applicable once per task, for completing a subtask within a week of it being introduced or for completing a subtask alongside a subtask from another task, respectively. You can earn only one of these two 20 point bonuses per task.
- You get 40 points for completing a Team Dream individually and another 40 points for doing it with a member of its designing team, each applicable once per task. Extra points beyond 40 may be offered in some situations.
- You get 75 points for completing the LD4all Monthly Quest while lucid, applicable exactly once per Quest. If you complete the Quest active at the start of the LC before the start, you may “complete” it while lucid during the LC while it is still the most recent Quest to earn the 75 points.
- You get 100 points for completing a personal goal that you set in your sign-up post (see Sign-Ups for more information) while lucid, and 25 points for completing a second personal goal that you may pick after completing the first one while lucid. You may not change this goal before completing it once the LC starts, so choose wisely.
- You may get up to 10 points for being creative within your lucid dreams. These are subjective on the part of the hosts and are thus worth little to keep the LC fair but to encourage doing more than going through the motions in your lucid dreams. We reserve the right to issue a tiebreaker even if there is not a tie if we feel that the winner won only on these subjective creativity points.
When you claim points, please be sure to state the length of any lucid dreams you are claiming, which actions you are claiming for points, and which actions were done non-lucidly and lucidly. We highly suggest linking your dream journal or describing relevant parts, as this allows us to judge your point claims accurately, award creativity points if applicable, or find points that you may not have known you could claim.
You are free to calculate points to check your standing, but we are the official scorekeepers. If you feel we made an error in points, please PM us immediately and we will either explain or correct the scoring. The participants and the hosts are here to have fun, so if we disagree on how many points you have earned, please do not make a scene in public. While it sounds childish to say it, it’s been a longtime LC rule: if you don’t like how the hosts award points, then win the LC so you can make up your own rules!
The idea of group work started as a behind-the-scenes activity during LC 37, was introduced into the LC proper in LC 39, was revised again for LCs 40 and 41, and reached its current form in LC 42. The teams give you a chance to personalize your LC experience by focusing on certain dream themes and receiving more points for matching subtasks.
The LC usually has three teams, and we now have three hosts. The only plausible course of action is for each of us to head a team and duke it out!* Join Team drd if you’re keen on conjuration, willpower control, and overpowering anything in the dream. drd’s mission statement:
“Drd is all about using powers. He prefers to do things “The drd way” using his own willpower. If he can’t figure out how to do something, he will create a new power to do the job for him. He may even grant you a power or two. If you like to use your willpower to make things happen, or you just want to have a good time, then Team drd is the way to go. Make the right decision and choose to join Team drd today!”
- Team Scipio may be your calling if you’re cool with willpower control but also don’t mind using some tools to further your plans. Scipio’s dreams have involved some interesting magic and technology to further the plot, and his team’s subtasks will match this idea. Scipio’s mission statement:
Do you have lucid dreams? Do you dream of changing into all kinds of things? Do they sometimes seem really odd? Do you like to fly around, have adventures, and use super cool powers? Do these powers sometimes come from your mind, sometimes from a random piece of jewelry? Do you know when to dream and when to wake up? Do you sometimes fear, but end up fighting to save the day? Do you Just Wanna Have Fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions TEAM SCIPIO is right for you!
Whereas Team drd is about bending the dream to your whims and Team Scipio is about utilizing tools to get the job done, Team Thorn takes an indirect approach. The philosophy on this team is to alter yourself or other objects to fit what you want rather than to bend the dream’s logic. For example, why struggle to float in midair to reach the top of something tall when you can justify it by shrinking the object, enlarging yourself, sprouting wings to fly, or other workarounds? Why rub two sticks together to make fire when you can turn into a dragon and breathe it out effortlessly? If your idea of minimizing problems means literally minimizing them or if you idea of feeling empowered means literally becoming the strongest thing you can think of, then this team’s for you!
You can choose your team based on your skills, based on what you want to improve, based on what you’ve never tried, or whatever metric you desire; you get to decide your LC experience! Remember that you will get full credit for your team’s subtasks and for generic subtasks but will only get half credit for subtasks belonging to other teams, and remember that you can’t change your team later, although we may make exceptions to this if participants start disappearing and teams become weighed down by inactive members.
Once the need arises, teams will each get their own collaborative workspace to design Team Dreams, which are worth points just as a team’s subtasks would be. Team Dreams require participants to come up with a way to fit a given condition in a dream that the team as a whole agrees to. Each team will get 48 hours after relevant tasks are posted to design a dream in its workspace. Team Dreams will create two 40-point subtasks each: one for completing the condition solo and one for completing it alongside a DC of a member of the designing team. These are worth big points, so be sure to contribute!
The best team each week, as measured by most recent task completions divided by number of team members, will receive a small reward to help it further. Be sure to motivate your teammates so that everybody has lucid dreams!
You’ll also occasionally have subtasks involving getting assistance from your team’s host or facing him in a friendly competition. The hosts are out to help both in dreams and in waking life, so don’t hesitate to ask for dreaming advice! We’re always in the chat room or available for forum PMs!
The LC will start after we have at least 10 participants.
When signing up, please quote the sign-up list from the most recent post containing it and add your entry to the bottom of the list. Your sign up should include your username, your desired team, and your personal goal worth 100 points when completed. After the list, you should (but are not required to) say a bit about your motivations for lucid dreaming and your dream desires; if you want Team Dreams to fit your desires and motivations or if you want like-minded teammates, then you need to be clear about what those desires are!
Here are our current sign-ups:
LC 46 Signups (Name - Team - Personal Goal)
- Oleg - DRD’s Team - Travel to a different planet.
- James_UK2008 - Thorn’s Team - Transform myself into Lizardman
- Mew151 - TEAM SCIPIO - Play DDR Dream Mix
- eMander - Team Thorn - Bring an inanimate object to life.
- stari_maga- Team DRD- cover an object in frost
- Obfusc8 - Team Thorn - Street race in Tokyo
- En’enra - Team Scipio - Explore Castle Never
- LDbc12 - Team Scipio - explore the ocean
- Susan_Y - Team Thorn - shapeshift
- Letaali - Team Scipio - Move with willpower (explanation)
Scores can be found here.
One last note: We will read any dream journal entries you want us to read. Feel free to post dreams here or in your DJ. However, we will have a lot to read, so we will only read your DJ posts if you link them here. Also, if you do link a DJ post, please also summarize what you did for the LC in words. Not giving a summary or giving task numbers or part numbers that require us to check things only serves to slow down scoring, which is not what anybody wants.
Best of luck to everyone! Dream hard!