I was getting bored when I had an idea. Dream control is based on expectation so why not use it to become lucid ? I haven't fully figured out yet how the technique would go but the rough idea is the following : Take a deck of cards (poker for instance), place it on a table in front of you and pick one card randomly. Before looking at it, try to guess what it will be. Statistically speaking, you have one chance in 52 to guess right so it's quite rare. Each time you guess right, perform a good reality test. I haven't tried it yet but I think that in a dream, you would guess the right card most of the time (if not each time) simply because your expectation modifies what is unseen. You would then perform a reality test as when awake and it would get you lucid. I think that it would be performed during a WBTB for increased chances. Then, while falling asleep, you should try to imagine something but here comes the tricky part. What should you imagine ? Have you any ideas ? Personally I thought of concentrating on the action without worrying about the card. Or simply reminding yourself that the first thing you'll do upon waking up is trying to guess a card (with the deck near your bed). Or simply make it a habit to avoid false awakenings... I would like to start a discussion here on this technique to try to improve it. How do you find the idea ? Do you think it could work ? And do you think we could add something ? Btw : thank you very much for this forum Daniel it's very useful.