Brilliant Idea... Forever Lost?


#1

Can anyone else relate to this?

A couple weeks ago I had an amazing idea right before falling asleep. My half conscious brain jotted down two words in my GM Journal. To this day, that page remains empty as I CANNOT remember what the idea was about!!

Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to?!?!


#2

Nope happens to me all the time!


#3

Same here. Have thought up some revolutionary mechanics in that state. Next morning . Gone.


#4

Remember that it’s also likely that an idea which seems brilliant to you while you’re half asleep turns out to be a du in the full light of consciousness. Don’t be too hard on yourself; ideas are like buses - another one will come around.


#5

@The_Merlitron Lol! A very wise observation!

I’m curious what other people have jotted down and then forgotten?


#6

For me, it’s mostly jotting something down then returning to it later and realizing I’ve lost the ahhhhaaa moment.


#7

A shadow that attacks it’s owner

A shadow daemon that jumps from host to host

A shadow that can only be banished by light and can only be damaged by magic damage

A shadow that goes over a town that grows and grows and grows like a vine.


#8

Sadly, @OldBen, my friend, you aren’t the only one. I have a note on my desk at work that simply says, “consecutive.” Months later, I have NO IDEA why I wrote it. If it ever comes to me, it will be a miracle.

All I can say is, this is a distinguished club we are in.