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Description

Hello, Simmers! I'm excited to announce the release of my new mod for The Sims 4 called "Dreams & Nightmares". This mod adds a whole new dimension to your Sims' lives by allowing them to experience dreams and nightmares in the form of buffs or moodlets. Let me walk you through the amazing features of this mod!

A Multitude of Dreamscapes and Nightmarish Adventures:

Experience the wonders of dreams and nightmares as your Sims' inner thoughts come to life. After waking up from a restful sleep of at least 30 minutes (in Sims time), your Sims will be graced with a buff or moodlet reflecting their dreams, adding depth and complexity to their emotional journey.

This mod offers an extensive collection of dreams and nightmares, catering to both kids and adults. Kids can explore over 30 unique dreams and 30 nightmares, while adults have access to more than 180 dreams and 110 nightmares. Get ready to be captivated by the diversity and creativity within these dreamscapes. And let me tell you, I had an absolute blast adding hidden pop culture Easter eggs throughout these extraordinary dreams!

Unique Experiences for Every Sim:

Every Sim is special, and "Dreams & Nightmares" celebrates their individuality. With traits, age, and life states taken into account, your Sims will receive dreams and nightmares that are distinct to their personality and circumstances.

Among the vast array of dreams available, there's one dream that I find particularly intriguing and noteworthy: the "Wet Dream" This dream provides a unique experience for teenage male Sims. They can further explore this topic by researching it on computers or discussing it with their parents or friends, adding a touch of realism to their lives.

The "Vanished Dream" Buff:

In the realm of dreams, even the most vivid experiences can slip away like a wisp of smoke, so just like in real life, Sims sometimes forget their dreams. If this happens, they will receive the "Vanished Dream" buff. This sad buff reflects the disappointment of forgetting a dream and it varies depending on the Sim's age.

Dream Sharing and New Interactions:

I've always been passionate about adding fresh interactions to my mods, and this one is no exception. Sims can now share their dreams with others. Engage in captivating conversations with friends, family, and loved ones on a deeper level by discussing their dreams. From animated conversations about the last dream to intriguing discussions about the latest nightmare, you'll discover a variety of unique responses and buffs, creating dynamic and immersive interactions each time.

DreamCatcher: Your Sims' Dream Companion:

Take control of your sims' dreams and nightmares with DreamCatcher, a website available on all in-game computers. Let's explore the features DreamCatcher has to offer!

1. Seeking Help from a Therapist: Embark on a therapeutic adventure as your Sims seek guidance and support from DreamCatcher's virtual therapists. This immersive experience allows Sims to process their troubling dreams, gain insights, and find solace in the waking world.

2. SleepGuard Tablets for Peaceful Nights: Discover the magic of SleepGuard Tablets, available through DreamCatcher's store. These tablets provide 24 hours of uninterrupted sleep, free from the disturbance of nightmares. Help your Sims enjoy serene and rejuvenating nights with this dream-enhancing solution.

3. Dreamland Diffusers for Nighttime Protection: Create a tranquil and protective atmosphere for your Sims' dream adventures with the Dreamland Diffusers. These essential oil diffusers not only guard against nightmares but also offer customizable lighting options. Set the perfect ambiance for dream-filled nights as your Sims bask in soothing scents and gentle illumination. (Note: The diffusers' effectiveness relies on the sim being nearby or in the same room).

4. Unlocking New Social Interactions: Engage in captivating conversations with friends, family, and strangers about DreamCatcher. Unlock two new social interactions with unique and dynamic answers.

Two Brand New Reward Traits:

Eternal Dreamer:

Gameplay Impact:

- Sims with this trait will experience dreams more frequently, while nightmares are a rare occurrence.

- Since they have good dreams all the time, your Sim will improve the skills related to creativity 20% faster than those without the trait. It's like a creativity supercharge!

- They recharge their energy 50% faster and see a slower drain, losing it 30% slower than usual. It's a win-win for both night owls and early risers.

- If they have 5 good dreams in a row, they'll get a special buff that makes them learn creativity-related skills even faster—by 50%:

- But it's not all sunshine and rainbows. Since they're so used to having dreams fuel their creativity, when a nightmare comes in, it hits them hard. Their creativity-related skills growth drops by 20%, and their energy drains 30% faster, making them function like a regular Sim for a bit:

- Sims with this trait can now perform a unique interaction: Gift a Night of Dreaming Harmony (usable once a day per sim). This interaction grants both the Eternal Dreamer and the sim receiving the gift a beneficial buff (with the buff description varying based on the recipient's age). The sims getting this Dreaming Harmony will enjoy 24 hours of nightmare-free dreams thanks to this interaction.

Tormented Sleeper:

Gameplay Impact:

- Sims with this trait will experience nightmares more frequently, while dreams are a rare occurrence.

- Since they have bad dreams all the time, your Sim will improve the skills related to creativity 20% slower than those without the trait. It's like their dreams are on a creativity strike!

- They recharge their energy 20% slower and see a faster drain, losing it 20% faster than usual. Night owls and early birds, prepare to struggle!

- If they have 5 nightmares in a row, they'll get a special debuff that makes them learn creativity-related skills 50% slower:

- It's not all nightmares and cold sweats, though. Since these Sims are so used to the bad, a good dream really flips the script. When they have a good dream, their creativity-related skills grow 20% faster, and their energy drains 30% slower, leveling the playing field for a bit:

- Sims with this trait can now perform a unique interaction: Share a Night of Tormented Sleep (usable once a day per sim). This interaction gives both the Tormented Sleeper and the sim receiving the vibe a brand new buff (with the buff description varying based on the recipient's age). Sims experiencing Tormented Sleep will have nightmares if they go to bed within 24 hours.

Sims with any of these traits also gain the ability to sense whether another sim had a dream or a nightmare, allowing them to initiate conversations about it. These two interactions, "You Had a Dream, Right? Tell Me About It!" and "You Had a Nightmare, Didn't You? Let's Talk It Out," trigger a reaction in both the initiating and the targeted sim, reflected by a corresponding buff (the buff description for the recipient sim varies based on their age):

The "Dreamland Architect" and "Torment Sculptor" Aspirations:

Sims can also get the "Eternal Dreamer" or "Tormented Sleeper" traits by mastering these fantastic aspirations. So, let's jump in and take a closer look at each of them!

So, a new Category has been added to the Aspirations: "Dreams". You will find the new Aspirations under this one. Both aspirations have 4 levels filled with unique tasks depending on the sim's goals, just like every other aspiration.

You might be wondering, "What if I select one of these aspirations in Create-A-Sim (CAS)? Do I get a boost like with other aspirations?" Absolutely, yes! To smooth out your journey through these dream-filled aspirations, I've crafted a special new trait: "Dream Weaver." Sims blessed with this trait will find it easier to navigate and fulfill the new aspirations. It's like having a little guiding star in their dreamy adventures!

I've also implemented some rules around these new traits to balance the gameplay. Just a heads-up so you know they're part of the mix.

- Sims can't have both 'Eternal Dreamer' and 'Tormented Sleeper' traits at the same time. So if you purchase one of the traits in the Rewards Store while having one of them already, the new one will take the place of the old one.

- An Eternal Dreamer won't be able to gift a night of Dreaming Harmony to another Eternal Dreamer.

- A Tormented Sleeper won't be able to share a night of Tormented Sleep with another Tormented Sleeper.

- Sims can either share their latest nightmare or their most recent dream with others, but not both at the same time. Seems like their memories aren't too great—once they've moved onto a new dream or nightmare, the previous one's outta there! (Next update: Dream Diaries?👀)

- If a Sim has the 'Nightmares Protection' buff from SleepGuard Tablets, the 'Refreshing Aroma' buff from a diffuser, or the 'Disable Nightmares for This Sim' cheat enabled, then Tormented Sleep shared by a Tormented Sleeper won't touch 'em. They're basically sleep Teflon at that point! 😴

- Whether it's an Eternal Dreamer trying to gift a 'Night of Dreaming Harmony' to a Sim with a 'Night of Tormented Sleep,' or vice versa, the original buff holds its ground. Neither will override the other, and both the giver and receiver end up with a brand new moodlet (with the buff description varying based on the recipient's age). So yeah, don't expect any dreamy miracles here:

Upcoming Updates and Exciting Features:

I am constantly working to enhance the Sims' dream experiences with regular updates. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come:

- More dreams and nightmares with deeper impacts on gameplay and Sims' lives.

- In-person therapy sessions with the DreamCatcher feature.

- Expanded therapy options on DreamCatcher, addressing not only nightmares but other situations.

- New objects, including more diffusers, pills, and dream catchers.

- SleepGuard Tablets for kids, with adult supervision and half the effect.

- A new life state: The Dreamer

- A new type of death.

- New job options including Dream Interpreter.

- And much more!

Languages:

- English (Default)

- Spanish (Default)

- French (by Miyaji)

- Chinese (by Orchard Team)

- Russian (by Origamika Group)

💖Support and Patreon💖

If you enjoy the Dreams & Nightmares Mod and want to support its ongoing development, consider joining my Patreon community. Your support enables me to dedicate more time and resources to improving and expanding my mods, ensuring an even more immersive experience for all Simmers. Thank you for joining me on this incredible journey into the realm of dreams and nightmares.

Let "Dreams & Nightmares" awaken your Sims' imaginations like never before. Happy dreaming!