I had a Duke-related dream, but the Duke element was kind of abstract.
I don't remember the specifics of it, but somehow it was the 1990s and I was hanging out at this guy's house across the street. I actually did do that in the 90s and the kid across the street did play Duke a lot, so i guess the older, alternate universe versions of things in my dream weren't that far removed from reality. Anyway, for some reason I told everyone to fuck off and then left, I think I had told them something about the future and they didn't believe me. Anyway, I somehow ended up walking around the underground base but everything seemed to be made with Duke 3D textures.
The Duke stuff didn't last long though because I wasn't there alone, I had some kind of communicator and was waiting for word from these other people I was there with. I remember I'd just found a faster way to travel from one side of the base to the other - it was like four almost identical areas with a central elevator shaft - this faster way involved jumping into a toilet. But anyway, I had found this out so I sat in this little room, deciding it was time to have a smoke and a sandwich. I had just taken one bite of my sandwich when the communicator went and one of the people I was there with said they would come to where I was.
This leather wearing chick showed up and said I couldn't sit there and eat my sandwich because there was something else to do. We left the place and I remember this puzzle with a control area sunk into the floor in front of this lifting grate, it had confused me but she just pressed this hidden switch behind a screen. This somehow led outside despite it supposedly being underground.
The rest of the dream involved me still wanting the sandwich, but things getting in the way. I know I was moving house somewhere in it and I had just handed the crappy one back to the council, or I was about to. This guy showed up across the street who had been living in the back of the kebab place, apparently they wouldn't let him do it anymore so he was living in his car and there was something to do with his family I don't remember. For whatever reason I let him stay in the house I was giving back to the council on the understanding we had never met and as the lock was broken, he'd discovered it himself. I told him he could eat my sandwich but the sandwich was moldy when it came out of the cupboard. I wanted to hang around and help him out but I remembered the leather wearing chick wanted me for something and decided I'd rather go and do that instead. By now the Duke textures completely disappeared (There were still a few in the house).
The dream pretty much concluded with me looking after a spider (Small wonder, because I have a pet spider and it produced about 100 baby spiders recently and they needed more fruit flies ordering) and then going to watch Robot Wars. The previous night I dreamed I was competing, but this time I was just watching. It was still the 1990s because it was series 3. For some reason there was this robot called Dominator but it wasn't the one that was on TV and I found it strange that it was fighting Razer
. The version of Dominator in my dream didn't exist in the show and the one that did
NEVER fought Razer, at least, not in Series 3 though they may have later, the real Dominator wasn't even a very interesting robot and I never really gave it any thought so no idea why my mind went to that name. Anyway, the Razer guy (Ian Lewis) was being a cocky piece of shit (He actually was IRL, so that was accurate at least) and his robot broke down, but the fight kept going and it started working again. He kept mouthing off at this guy on the Dominator team - again, it wasn't the real team - and eventually this American trucker looking guy lost his shit and threw Ian Lewis over the railing outside the control booth.
Dominator was then disqualified but Ian had broken Razer beyond repair because he landed on top of it. He was furious and threw the strange Dominator machine (It looked a lot like Terrorhurtz
for some reason) over some garden fence and started putting the guy's windows through. They then had to bring out this other robot, I think it was Technophobic
, because neither competitor could continue. The arena had some Duke textures and mechanics again, the lowering pit (which wasn't actually in Series 3) mad the elevator sound from Duke.
The very end of the dream was me returning to the spider and gloating to my friend about how I'd spent the day in the 90s and had accidentally brought the spider along with me. I was demonstrating the strength of the spider web (Oddly, the spider seemed to be an Amaurobius, in real life, I keep a Tegenaria) when I woke up and for a moment thought I still had web stuck to me so tried to clean it off before I realized it was just my arm hair.
A part of me always considered building the Robot Wars arena in Duke, I did it once in SW but lost the map. Perhaps some day I will. The base thing I dreamed wouldn't be too hard to make anyway as it was proper 90s user map stuff and a lot of the rooms were empty and the shading was crap. It was weird, because it had that strange dark "draw fog" type effect on everything as you got further away, complete with its abrupt changes of shade and oddities of the palette like how Yellows look really weird as they get dark, it literally looked like the software renderer even when the rest of the dream around it didn't.