Welcome to LD4All’s Thirteenth Normal Dream Challenge!
A challenge to test and improve dream recall, quality, and clarity of dreams, as well as the ability to incubate non-lucid dreams. In addition, the NDC will challenge you to improve your dream recall skills and help you maintain a more effective dream journal.
This Challenge will be co-hosted by both Moogle and Eilatan.
[spoiler]ND Challenge 1 - TM and Initiator: Dreamjutsu - Winner: Ysim
ND Challenge 2 - TM: Ysim - Winner: moogle
ND Challenge 3 - TM: moogle and Eilatan - Winner: MagykKatte
ND Challenge 4 - TM: MagykKatte and Ysim - Winner: Eilatan
ND Challenge 5 - TM: Eilatan - Winner: Fate
ND Challenge 6 - TM: Fate - Winner: Yev
ND Challenge 7 - TM: Yev - Winner: HeadInTheClouds
ND Challenge 8 - TM: Letaali - Winner: Bom
ND Challenge 9 - TM: obfusc8 - Winner: Ysim
ND Challenge 10 - TM: Ysim - Winner: Letaali
ND Challenge 11 - TM: Letaali - Winner: james_uk2008
ND Challenge 12 - TM: Ysim - Winner: Letaali
ND Challenge 13 â€“ TM: moogle and Eilatan â€“ Winner: EarthlyInspired
5 points per fragments recalled
10 points per dream recalled
5 points per chain
3 points per reality check performed
50 points for completing the current task
20 points for completing a late task
5 to 20 points for completing a bonus subtask
Extra 30 points for completing all five task of a given week during the week they are released
25 points for completing your personal goal
25 points for completing the LD4All wings Quest
20 points for completing the current task while lucid
10 points for completing a late task while lucid
10 points for completing your personal goal while lucid
Dream Inspired Art: (Applicable once per week)
20 points for any dream inspired art created of the type listed below
For every dream recalled, you are awarded 10 points. There will be no difference in points for recalling a LD vs ND. You will be given 5 points for all fragments recalled. Fragment points are awarded on a per “night” basis, or once per nap. If you have a significant WBTB (eg: you get up, walk around, etc., and then return to bed)–and not just wake and jot dream notes before dozing off again–you will be eligible to earn an additional set of Fragment Recall points.
Please provide a link to your dream journal when you sign up. Only dreams written in your online DJ will be considered for points. Fragments will be considered regardless. If you do not have a dream journal on LD4All, start one–it is a great habit! If you wish, you may create a temporary DJ in the Dream Journal forum for this challenge.
Only dreams you have during the course of the challenge are eligible for points. If you join the challenge after the beginning of the first task, only dreams that you have after the time you join will count. It may be a good idea to make a comment in your DJ of where your first ND Challenge dream begins.
Chains will be counted as returning to the same or a very similar dream. Each time you awake and return to the same or a very similar dream, you will be awarded 5 points, additional to the regular recall points. There is no explicit time limit for how long you are awake in between, so feel free to write in a DJ if you think you can still manage to return afterwards. Each additional/continuation of the dream will be counted separately from the first, and you will be awarded points on recall accordingly.
Performing a Reality Check will award you 3 points, regardless of whether or not it succeeds in making you lucid. Multiple Reality Checks performed in a short time will only be counted as one. That is, you won’t receive triple points for doing three Reality Checks in a row.
There will be five tasks. You will have seven days for each task. Completing the current task will get you 50 points. Task completion points will only be rewarded once per task for this NDC. If you complete a previous week’s task–which you have not already completed–you will get 20 points. You can complete multiple tasks per dream.
In addition to the main tasks, there will also be four bonus subtasks each week. These bonus subtasks will award between 5 points and 20 points depending on the task. These points may be claimed at any time within the Challenge without late or lucidity penalty. As with the main task, completion points will only be awarded once per subtask for this NDC.
If a participant succeeds in completing all five tasks of a given week, during the week those tasks are released, they will be awarded an extra 30 points. These points may be claimed regardless of the dream types used to complete the tasks.
You may also choose a personal goal, which will award 25 points upon completion. Please state your personal goal when you sign up. Once you have completed your goal, you may choose a new one.
You will get 25 points for completing the LD4All Wings Quest during the challenge, applicable once per Quest, regardless of dream type. If you complete the wings Quest in an LD, you must post a reply to the current wings Quest topic before claiming. (Please check the right side of the website header for links to the current Wings Quest).
Please note: As this challenge focuses on incubation, completing the task after becoming lucid will only award 20 points, your personal task will award 10 points, and a late task will award 10 points. This is not to penalise you for being lucid, rather it is because the ND Challenge is about dream incubation, not lucidity.
If you feel you have completed a task or your personal goal, please state which task you have completed and when you completed it.
In order to accommodate varying time zones and schedules, a dream completing a task will be counted as a current task if the dream was had in a period of sleep that began before the current task closed. For example, if you were to go to sleep for the night at 21:00, and the task closes at 23:00, completing the task will count as current. I expect this grace period to be used within reason and that you will view the next task as soon as possible without disrupting your sleep routine.
Dream Inspired Art
Once per week you may claim 20 points for Dream Inspired Art. The art must be made by you and based on a dream journal entry by yourself or another participant during the challenge. The following art types will be accepted: Detailed drawing; painting; woodblock print or linocut; poem; short story; piece of sheet music; a photograph taken by you; sculpture; ceramic work; and, music created and recorded by you.
Changes for NDC 13
[spoiler]Bonus recall points have been removed: While we recognise that the NDC is a challenge to improve dream recall skills, we feel most all participants will naturally improve their recall in keeping with the standard of detailed dream journaling–to the best of your recall abilities–that is expected in this challenge.
Bonus subtasks: There will be four bonus subtasks per week.
Task points only awarded once per task: Due to the addition of bonus subtasks this NDC, points will now only be awarded once per task.
Bonus for completing all five tasks of a given week: Due to the point limit of achieving tasks while lucid and to counterbalance the above, any participant who manages to complete every task of a given week–during the week they are released–will be awarded an extra 30 points. This may be claimed regardless of the dream types used to complete the tasks.
Monthly Quest: We love writing Quests for everyone to do and love even more when people participate in them, so wanted to test out how awarding points for the Monthly Quest would work during an NDC.
Dream Inspired Art: We noticed that Dream Inspired Art was a successful addition of the LC, and loved seeing everyone’s creations so decided to test this out here. [/spoiler]
For winning, you will be forever recognised as the winner in the list of previous challenges. Additionally, you will be eligible to be the Task Master ™ for the next NDC! You may also ask another participant or a participant of any previous NDC to co-TM with you if you like. If you do not wish to be TM of the next NDC, you may pass it on to the second place finisher, and so on down the line. (Only participants who have actively engaged with the challenge are eligible for hosting).
ND Challenge 13:
…Name…Dream Journal… Personal Goal
- LucidWilliam - LucidWilliam’s Dream Journal - Goal = Change My Past!
- James_UK2008 - James_UK2008’s Dream Journal - Goal = Shapeshift
- Mew151 - Mew151’s Dreams: The [Girly] Reboot - Goal = Perform on Stage
- tachyon - The realm of tachyonic particles - Goal = Compose Music
- Koal44 - DJ - Goal = Fly above a forest
- Alot - Alot more dreams (part II) - Goal = Meet Alex from A Clockwork Orange
- Majah - Majah’s dreams - Goal = Swim/ float in water
- Letaali - Letaali’s Dream Journal - Goal = Learn something from a DC
- Susan_Y - Susan’s Dreams - Goal = See a Tibetan musical instrument
- Yev - Yev’s Dreams - Goal = Cross the ocean
- DeRuyter001 - The Mound of Thistles - Goal = Hold a banquet at Respiral
- Obliverum - Obli 1 - Goal = be taught a magical skill
- EarthlyInspired - Alison’s Dream Journal - Goal = Explore ancient ruins
- Obfusc8 - Lost in the Void - Goal=Speak to M
To sign up for this challenge please reply with a link to your dream journal (using the Dream Journalsection of the forum) and your current personal goal.
- EarthlyInspired ------ 822
- [size=167]Susan_Y ----------- 720 [/size]
- [size=134]Obfusc8 ------------- 625 [/size]
- Obliverum ----------- 429
- Alot ------------------ 375
- James_UK ----------- 320
- Yev ------------------- 300
- DeRuyter ------------ 220
- Tachyon ------------- 120
- Majah ---------------- 90
- Letaali --------------- 60
- Koal ------------------ 25
- LucidWilliam -------- 10
Congratulations EarthlyInspired, the winner of NDC 13!