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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

The challenge hasn't started yet, so no points obviously, but last night's non-lucid dream was about the Challenge, I think. In it, Thorn had reconstructed a vintage arcade cabinet and dressed up in a spacesuit from a "Golden Age" science-fiction comic.

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  1. Scipio Xaos — A Flight with Cardia
  2. Zaibatsu — Full LD on will
  3. Letaali — Revisit a dream that had a cool planet
  4. En'enra — Use water magic properly
  5. James_UK2008 - Visit another planet
  6. Coasty — Meet a specific Dream Person, god damn it, just happen already
  7. Mew151 - Play DDR Dream Mix
  8. Susan_Y - See the sky


I don't have a particular character I really want to transform into. Given last night's dream, 1940's vintage clothing and (e.g.) Dale Arden from Flash Gordon comes to mind, but maybe that's not a significant enough transformation. Instead, I'll stick with a character I used for some of the tasks in the previous LC:

Name: Anna
Species: Disney Princess (you're not going to tell me real human beings have body proportions like that...)
Gender: Female
Appearance: Red hair. (Will appear as a mid-tone when I'm dreaming in greyscale, orange-ish when dreaming in reduced colour). It should be tied in pigtails to look like the movie, but I might wear it untied sometimes. Leather boots; warm stockings; dark blue ankle length skirt with a Nordic floral pattern at the hem; light green long sleeved sweater of a fairly thin material; dark corset with floral pattern worn over the sweater (What is it with Disney and corsets? Why can't we wear something more like Dora the Explorer?); purple cape worn over the shoulders
Height: About 5 foot, I guess


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

Okay, we're up to eight people! If we get two more by tomorrow, we'll start then.

To talk a little bit about the whole "character" thing, the intent was to to be a follow-up to LC 47, in which Mew151 had everybody take a title to symbolize his/her dream actions. I originally planned to have everybody come up with a blank slate that would get developed with a few dream powers, some DC friends, and other things over the course of the LC. While I largely got that, I also got creatures from Alien vs. Predator and Anna from Frozen. smile I'm not complaining about this and it's not wrong to have these characters! I just find it amusing, and my goal now is to just screw with everybody who used something that already exists (e.g., I look forward to making Anna shoot fireballs or something).

Knowing this, if anybody wants to create something different he/she than already made to fit the LC's aims, then go ahead. If you like what you have, then keep it! Just expect that I'm going to mess with you. :D

Also, all of you should yell at LC greats drd and obfusc8 to get in here. tounge2



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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

  1. Scipio Xaos — A Flight with Cardia
  2. Zaibatsu — Full LD on will
  3. Letaali — Revisit a dream that had a cool planet
  4. En'enra — Use water magic properly
  5. James_UK2008 - Visit another planet
  6. Coasty — Meet a specific Dream Person, god damn it, just happen already
  7. Mew151 - Play DDR Dream Mix
  8. Susan_Y - See the sky
  9. obfusc8 - I AM GROOT! (Treant transformation + growing branches and stuff.)


I know this sounds ridiculous from a veteran roleplayer; I'm having trouble deciding on a character. One that springs to mind would fit perfectly with my persistence goals but he looks like a standard human, albeit much better-looking than me. His uniqueness comes from special abilities rather than appearance or different forms, which seems to be what Thorn is driving at.

Anyway, my recall is sucky at the moment, but hopefully the challenge will bring motivation to get it back.


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

^ A standard human is fine if it is a specific one with defined characteristics. What I do not want is for something so generic that people claim the five points in every dream. I need characteristics that can actively be examined to say "I am this person/being," whether they are visual or otherwise. That's part of the reason I started by requiring an anthropomorphic character; I figured it would be very obvious if you managed it or not! However, many participants wanted certain people that were special to them, so I yielded on the half-creature requirement and allowed humans.

Also, if you get a chance, can you elaborate on what you did try to make last time with LC D&D before giving up? Not that I'm guaranteeing I can pull off such a thing, but if the LC does get active, it is quite tempting to have small games of sorts alongside it, and admittedly a tabletop game would fit well with the setup of this LC.

We only need one more sign-up before we can start!



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LC "OMG" 50 Signups! [Name — Personal Goal]
  1. Scipio Xaos — A Flight with Cardia
  2. Zaibatsu — Full LD on will
  3. Letaali — Revisit a dream that had a cool planet
  4. En'enra — Use water magic properly
  5. James_UK2008 — Visit another planet
  6. Coasty — Meet a specific Dream Person, god damn it, just happen already
  7. Mew151 — Play DDR Dream Mix
  8. Susan_Y — See the sky
  9. obfusc8 — I AM GROOT! (Treant transformation + growing branches and stuff.)

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

  1. Scipio Xaos — A Flight with Cardia
  2. Zaibatsu — Full LD on will
  3. Letaali — Revisit a dream that had a cool planet
  4. En'enra — Use water magic properly
  5. James_UK2008 - Visit another planet
  6. Coasty — Meet a specific Dream Person, god damn it, just happen already
  7. Mew151 - Play DDR Dream Mix
  8. Susan_Y - See the sky
  9. obfusc8 - I AM GROOT! (Treant transformation + growing branches and stuff.)
  10. drd - Summon and ride Smokey


Meh characters...Do I really need all of that information? I want to be a cat-person whose motives are ULTIMATE POWER! I decided that it was time to change my personal goal. Mouth lasers just isn't working. I want to summon a giant version of my cat Smokey, and ride him. I don't care what the colors are, as long as I call for smokey, and he comes to me.



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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

drd wrote:
Meh characters...Do I really need all of that information? I want to be a cat-person whose motives are ULTIMATE POWER!

No, that's pretty much enough information, and people were way more specific than I expected. That said, you need to be consistent with it; just like all of the other participants who gave that specific information, I expect the same cat-person every time.

In any case, we've hit 10 participants! We'll start the LC tomorrow afternoon (US Eastern Time), so be ready!



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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

*Koharo's voice is heard in the distance before riding in on a wind current
Heh now what do I look like sitting out the big 50?


  1. Scipio Xaos — A Flight with Cardia
  2. Zaibatsu — Full LD on will
  3. Letaali — Revisit a dream that had a cool planet
  4. En'enra — Use water magic properly
  5. James_UK2008 - Visit another planet
  6. Coasty — Meet a specific Dream Person, god damn it, just happen already
  7. Mew151 - Play DDR Dream Mix
  8. Susan_Y - See the sky
  9. obfusc8 - I AM GROOT! (Treant transformation + growing branches and stuff.)
  10. drd - Summon and ride Smokey
  11. Koharo - Pull off 3 reality/death defying stunts




Species: Unknown (believed to be a mutant or monster as some would say)
Gender: Male
Appearance: Appears to be human, long black hair, eye color varies. This somewhat exaggerated persona tends to have a bored or aloof expression when inactive for too long, but when in action he can't help but smile.

Edit: This persona wears urban attire, sometimes wears native American attire, and originally moderately muscular build. He bulks up or changes size depending on the transformation (a quadruped wolf, hulked out anthropomorphic werewolf, an eagle, urban cat, raven, an anthropomorphic Jackal that bulks up sometimes, a hulked out version of his human form, or a giant version of his human form).

Height: 6ft
Mindset: My avatar reflects a less gritty and censored version of my dream interests and persona; Young, energetic, reckless, wild, and free. I like adrenaline inducing dreams, doing the impossible, thrill, action, and adventure. The party never stops around here the world is our playground. Heh I've got chills just thinking about the thrills to come.



Current LD goal(s): A man in a white room, very long dreads, he resembles me..He knows somethin..


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

  1. Scipio Xaos — A Flight with Cardia
  2. Zaibatsu — Full LD on will
  3. Letaali — Revisit a dream that had a cool planet
  4. En'enra — Use water magic properly
  5. James_UK2008 - Visit another planet
  6. Coasty — Meet a specific Dream Person, god damn it, just happen already
  7. Mew151 - Play DDR Dream Mix
  8. Susan_Y - See the sky
  9. obfusc8 - I AM GROOT! (Treant transformation + growing branches and stuff.)
  10. drd - Summon and ride Smokey
  11. Koharo - Pull off 3 reality/death defying stunts
  12. Siiw - Successfully summon a big creature


I have had some trouble in my lucid dreams with rendering big creatures, for example dragons. My personal goal in the challenge is to summon a clear and solid life form, which must be significantly bigger than a human.

My avatar already shows the form I want to take better than any avatar I can remake. It is based on a dream by Letaali.

Species: Human, enhanced by magic

Gender: Female

Appearance: Humanoid, radiant, and not affected by gravity. Long, red hair, green eyes. I don't know why Letaali missed this character's white silk hairband. Usually wearing a rainbow coloured wool dress and a light grey cloak.

Height: 1m 70cm



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Before the start, just quickly describing my character - Good-looking Victorian-attired gentleman. Intricate magical sigil tattoo on left hand, both palm and back, extending the full way up forearm to elbow. Tattoo glows when channeling or casting magic. Basically if I can make that tattoo appear on whatever form/transformation, then it'll count for the 5pts?





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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

^ If that's its defining characteristic, then yes, that'll do it, although I'd challenge you to have the proper attire when you can complete tasks as that character (i.e. most of the time) instead of when further transformed.

I'll put the first week's tasks up in about 45 minutes!



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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

Thorn wrote:
Also, if you get a chance, can you elaborate on what you did try to make last time with LC D&D before giving up? Not that I'm guaranteeing I can pull off such a thing, but if the LC does get active, it is quite tempting to have small games of sorts alongside it, and admittedly a tabletop game would fit well with the setup of this LC.

Well there's not much to elaborate on, I came up with a general scenario, locations and was starting on wondering if a full roleplay system would work and the mechanics of actually running it. In the end my best plan was to have a text-doc based space for people to roleplay out their task completions in the scenario given. This was just based on the observation that many people took part in the VampWolfGame in LC48. With roll20.net or similar online stuff you really need a set group of people all available at the same time, and with this being worldwide and across all timezones, that's not easy.


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Week 1: Welcome to Elcedia
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Okay, let's get this LC going! As always, stupid story stuff is put in spoilers so that the people who liked it from the past LCs can read it and everybody else can skip right past it.

Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)

Week 1: Welcome to Elcedia

The goal for this week is to explore an urban dreamscape. You'll be doing some exploring through the streets as you expect, but I'll also challenge you to explore above and below the streets as well as find specific locations within a city. Some tasks will also have subtasks attached to them; if you complete a subtask in a way that also completes the task it's tied to, you'll earn more points than if you had done the task by itself.

There is one thing from the story that will work its way into the LC: wings are earned, not given. Flight tasks throughout the LC will be available for people who have earned at least 300 points. Hopefully this spurs you to get some tasks done for the sake of your character, since everybody craves flight!

Wander around a bustling city: A simple task to start off the LC. Explore a bit! 20 points

Drive a motor vehicle: Yet another easy task to start off the LC. Go somewhere exciting! 20 points

Work out in a gym: You have a brand-new dream body, so find a place to start toning it! 30 points
  • Visibly put on muscle from your workout. 20 points
Eat in a nice restaurant: It wouldn't be an LC without an eating task. McDonald's doesn't count as "nice"; go somewhere decent with waitstaff and good meals! If you have to ask me if your dream restaurant counted, then the answer is probably "no". 30 points
  • Fatten up from your food. 20 points
Visit a carnival or amusement park: Find some fun in this city! Personally, I'd suggest riding a slide, water slide, or roller coaster (without the coaster car if you think you can pull off a wicked sweet grind), as letting the dream lay out a track for you to follow at high speed is actually quite exhilarating. 30 points
  • Ride a slide, water slide, or roller coaster. 30 points
Explore a sewer: The dream world doesn't just make water appear from faucets, and water doesn't simply disappear when it goes into the drain. Explore the sewer system underneath Elcedia and see what you can find! 30 points
  • Encounter a sewer gator, mutant goldfish, or other sewer urban legend. 30 points
Find a library and read a book: What knowledge may lie within? See if you can learn something about the dream world. 30 points

Become your character: While I'll give a 5-point bonus for every task done as your character, it's also a standalone task so that you get some extra points for your first time being it (not stacking with the bonus, of course). If you haven't posted a character yet, then you cannot earn points for this until you do so; you are not allowed to dream of a character and then decide to use it after the fact. 40 points

Interact with an anthropomorphic creature: As a fantasy world, Elcedia is full of them. Why not strike up a conversation with one? 40 points
  • Interact with a participant's character (non-human characters only) or the host's character. 40 points
Available after earning 300 points:
Fly through a city: No, not "over" a city; you can fly high without me telling you to, I'm sure. Just above the street level or high up between skyscrapers will do. 40 points

Your points will be tracked here. The small, square boxes will track if you've earned the bonus for being your character for each task that allows it (subtasks do not replicate the bonus from the source task), so between the character bonuses and subtasks, you have incentive to either do each task to its fullest the first time or to give tasks a second go if you're not satisfied with how you completed them the first time.

Best of luck to all of you!



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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jun, 2015  Reply with quote

Had an LD here this morning which at 5-6 minutes long makes it a medium one for me. Thorn for some reason took on the form of Simon Cowell and I got my LC task mixed up with a previous LC team task for some reason.

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