Have you ever gotten a character or campaign idea from a weird dream?
>have a dream where I'm in a purple acid trip dimension and meet a colossal neon green floating eyeball
>telepathically communicates; tells me he's as old as the cosmos and has seen my destiny
>decide to make this the god of divination magic for my setting
I woke up before he could tell me my destiny tho.
That's literally the plot of Heavy Metal.
I got a Villian idea from a dream. A colossal scrap metal golem with a lot of unusual features. Every time he gets killed he comes back smaller, more refined, smarter, and with less distractions that extend your lifespan.
No, that's part of the description of one of the characters in Heavy Metal. The plot is that the orb is an evil fucker leading people to their doom until it's finally destroyed. You'd think it'd be easy to keep these things apart, but with sufficient stupidity the most astonishing things becomes reality it seems.
I almost never remember my dreams.
The last one I remember, why bathroom blew up and I somehow slept through it. Water pressure built up and it ripped the shower/tub out of the wall, the sunk was embedded into the ceiling and the toilet was shattered. And a closet that doesn't actually exist in my real bathroom was completely flooded.
I had a dream once where three of my D&D group and I were secret agents, working for the US government. And Colonel Sanders was a supervillain (during our briefing, we learned that he gained his nickname "The Colonel" from his leadership of the most brutal mercenary company ever involved in the wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone). Our superiors sent us to KFC's corporate headquarters/chicken factory to retrieve the original recipe, lest he use the eleven herbs and spices for evil.
The dream played out exactly like one of our RPG campaigns; we were all behaving the ways we typically run characters. And it was the only dream I've ever had that had a coherent plotline, beginning, middle, and end. Always wanted to get the guys together and run ourselves through the plot of the dream via Risus; just see if we can live up to my subconscious mind's expectations.
I dreamed of a stout skeleton-like thing with a giraffe-length neck.
Like, picture the skeleton of a midget, but make his neck around 3 meters long.
It waddles around. In the dream, I was like a good couple meters away from it. But it bent over and its face stopped within mere centimeters of mine and just stared into my eyes until I woke up.
I had a dream for the second time about going to a town called Eastwood, which the first time was near empty but the second time was full of people, and also a fountain that had jellyfish in it that people were paying to eat.
I might make it a part of something to do with the birth of magic on a new world, some sort of wizardly thoughtspace that the first wizard inhabits alone at first but fills up in time with others.
Had this dream where mechs piloted only by crippled teenagers fought giant monsters attacking a walled city. Probably had something to do with my friends talking about AoT earlier and me taking a benadryl for a cough.
I had a ~41 degree fever for three days. Over those three days I kept detailed notes scribbled down over 300 pages of notebook about dreams, signs, symbols, and creations that I compiled afterward into a strange campaign set on the moon. Highlights include a miniature bear swarm, a moon emperor entombed with a terracotta army, a floating pirate ship ran by apes, a crystal palace filled with living crystal people on top of an inverted mountain that spins like a top, a troupe of fortune telling travellers riding floating sharks, and a inner moon sea with a second sea that inverts halfway through to a hollow center in which a planet eating construct is slowly waking up. I haven't got to run it yet but I will eventually.
>You will NEVER hear another Awake storytime about Don't Rest Your Head again