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      special lucid powers: the dream's "playbook"

      My personal ability in dreaming is manipulating how the dream has a script of exactly how it will play out. Every event will (attempt to) play out exactly how the script says.

      One must know fact about my "playbooks": The playbook is not the events themselves. The playbook creates the personalities and motives so that the events unfold however it pleases. Let me give you an example: The playbook does not make you unable to open a door in a time of danger this one time. It alters the laws of dream-sics so that doors never open in danger.

      The only thing that can stop the playbook is the one thing it cannot account for: dreamers. Even they begin in its will, but in a dream, it is possible to break free. Why does the playbook ignore us? I'm not sure myself, but I go with the logical answer that we are indistinguishable from DCs until we become lucid (our mind treats us as another character), which lends itself to why DCs are shocked at most dream control.

      That's where my unique ability (we all have them) shines. As a dreamer, I can sense, through certain objects, what the playbook has planned, as parts of it are held inside objects (like the door). This comes with the stipulation being I have to find the right object or person first. I can usually stop it if I know what it wants, but it isn't always enough to know what it has planned. I might need to know how the playbook plans to achieve its goals. In other words, I need to know the playbook itself.

      The problem is in how detailed the playbook is. The playbook contains every detail about how someone/something acts/reacts, and the more complex the detail, the more info I need. It will be a while before I've figured the ins and outs of a foe, because enemies can be very complex with their reflexes. It's another story when I do manage to know the playbook. I could extrapolate the who,what,when,where,why,how of everything anybody did/is doing/plans to do/will plan to do.


      So now that that's out of the way, I ask you to post if you have your own "power" that relies on how your dreams work, like mine, or if you'd like to share any experiences where you felt the playbook in your dreams. Is it only me, or can you sometimes feel the playbook as well?
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      I don't know what I was on when I wrote that. (yeah it's pretty dumb in comparison to other fourms here)

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      I actually think this is a really cool concept and I like how this works for you! I think for those who have trouble doing certain things in dreams or get mental blocks in dreams, techniques like this can help overcome it. It's similar to the concept of a dream guide. It exists as long as you believe it exists and your subconscious is more easily moldable in a dream when you have a concept to latch on to. Whether it's a playbook controlling your "dream-sics" (nice word ) or a dream guide who acts as master of your dream and dream skills, or something else! The more personal it is, the better.

      Cool post, thanks for sharing.

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      Really? looking back at this I thought this was kind of dumb. I just noticed that I always expect the weirdest things, and I feel my expectations are sometimes controlled. That's where I got this idea

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      I must agree with Imrossed, Smashem. I read your OP and saw it as an interesting active metaphor for dealing with your unconscious and its occasionally confounding dreaming engines. Also, if I understood what you said about the playbook and your expectations correctly, you also wove in a bit of dream incubation into the formula as well, which was interesting. Your "power" seemed a good one, from both a control standpoint, and an "understanding what the hell is going on" while lucid standpoint.

      Actually I'm surprised that you didn't get more responses.

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      I think my dreams work in a similar concept to yours, although mine differ in that I know the script of the dream from the start. So I know roughly where I gotta go and who I need to find. But that's when things get tricky.

      The playbook doesn't ignore me, the dreamer. Usually if I knowingly follow the script, events follow the script as planned. However, the moment I try to diverge from the plan with what will happen later in mind (kinda like knowing the future), events change drastically to counter whatever I try to change and the script becomes warped, so that the end results usually end up the same or worse (as a punishment for trying to change event).

      I kinda get the feeling that in my dreams the playbook is sentient, and I'm playing a game of chess with it.
      Well that's how it is for me anyway

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      Smashem: do you mean to say that your dream control is based on an implicit awareness of the script of narrative of the dream?
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