Hi! I’m your host for Lucidity Challenge 52.
The Lucidity Challenge (LC for short) is a game that is intended to provide some additional motivation for people who are trying to have lucid dreams. Each week there will be new challenge tasks posted in this forum thread, and you score points for having a dream (lucid or non-lucid) in which you do one or more challenge tasks. Lucid dreams score more points: the details of the scoring system are described later in this post.
At the end, the person with the highest score is given the option of hosting the next challenge; if they don’t want to do it, the option to host passes on the second place scorer, and so on. Apart from that, there are no prizes; the goal is to have fun, both doing the challenge tasks and by having other lucid dreams using the skills you’ve learned from attempting the challenges.
This is not a scientific experiment. If it was, there would probably be some kind of hypothesis being tested, and Institutional Review Board approval for the experiment, and consent forms for participants, etc. This is just a game.
If you feel uncomfortable about any of the tasks (e.g. you find it frightening, or embarrassing), feel free to skip it. There’s no pressure to do all the tasks, and no prizes apart from the getting the write the next one.
Participants in the LC usually post a description of their dreams in the Dream Journal forum, and post in this thread a short post describing which task they think they’ve completed, hyperlinking to the full description of the dream in their dream journal. If you don’t want to post all your dreams, feel free to leave some of them out. It’s also OK to leave out parts of dreams, and just post the bit where you did the task, leaving out the more embarrassing elements. For example, it would appear that many participants, both male and female, are having a lot of sex with dream characters. It is totally OK to skip that bit if you feel embarassed to admit it. (But you needn’t be embarrassed: nearly everyone’s doing it too…)
A word of caution: excessive sleep deprivation can be dangerous. Please don’t deprive yourself of sleep in an attempt to become lucid more often; it shouldn’t be necessary.
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LC 1 — TM and initiator: eMander (formerly ian1) — winner: -=JaSoN=-
LC 2 — TM: Magnus — winner: Q
LC 3 — TM: Q — winner: Bravsein
LC 4 — TM: Bravsein — winner: WritersCube
LC 5 — TM: WritersCube — winner: dimsya
LC 6 — TM: dimsya — winner: Queen SD
LC 7 — TM: Ysim — winner: Mugiwara
LC 8 — TM: Mugiwara — winner: Ysim
LC 9 — TM: Ysim — winner: Tundra
LC 10 — 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 — winners: Shadow Dreamer and Amaryllis
LC 21 — TM: Shadow Dreamer — winner: 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
LC 46 — TM: Thorn — winner: obfusc8
LC 47 — TM: Mew151 — winner: Rhewin
LC 48 — TM: Rhewin — winner: probably obfusc8
LC 49 — TM: obfusc8 — winner: drd
LC 50 — TM: Thorn — winner: obfusc8
LC 51 — TM: Jer — winner: Thorn
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- Lucid Dreams and Induction Methods
[list][*]You wonder if you are dreaming but do not become lucid - 5 points
- A “short” lucid dream - 20 points
- A “medium” length lucid dream - 30 points
- A “long” lucid dream - 40 points
- Your longest ever lucid dream - 50 points
- Your first ever lucid dream - 75 points
- Completing one or more of a week’s tasks while lucid - 30 points
- Completing one or more of a week’s tasks within a week of it being posted - 20 points
- Completing one or more of a week’s tasks in the same dream as a task from a different week - 20 points
- Completing the LD4all Monthly Quest while lucid - 75 points
- Personal goal while lucid - 100 points
- Personal goal in a non-lucid dream - 20 points
- Completing a task while transformed as your chosen character - 5 points
Dream lengths are subjective estimates (you can’t measure how long the dream really was, at least not without using an EEG machine or similar) and “short” is relative to how long your lucid dreams usually last. If you haven’t had a lucid dream before, use short <= 1 minute < medium <= 5 minutes < long.
If you achieve your personal goal twice, lucid and non-lucid, you only get the 100 points for the lucid.
If you qualify for both the “early” and “combo” bonus in a given week, you only get 20 points (not 20+20=40).[/*:m][/list:u]
As usual, we will need a total of 10 participants before we start. To sign up, post a message in this thread, copying the current list of sign ups and adding your own name at the end. Please use this format:
e.g. 1. Susan_Y - Swim underwater
Your sign up can optionally include a character you want to transform into and/or a personal goal you want to achieve while lucid.
The character transformation is worth 5 points for each task you complete as the character. The personal goal is worth 100 points if achieved in a lucid dream. In previous challenges, the personal goal hasn’t been worth any points in a non-lucid dream, but I’m going to make a rule change and say it’s worth 20 points if achieved in a non-lucid dream. If you do it twice, in both lucid and non-lucid dreams, you only get the 100 points. Dreams where you don’t become fully lucid, but somehow remember the task and do it, are close enough to controlling the dream that I think they should get some points.