I have also had lucid dreams. Like I said in another post, I often dream about nuclear holocaust and nuclear war. One dream almost seemed like a video game, in the sense that I kept going back to the beginning and starting over trying to get it right. Basically the way it went was I knew that the missiles had been launched and I had to get out of the city as soon as possible. But there were people with guns trying to stop me from getting away. I would run through the streets and when I would get caught, I would go back to the beginning of the dream and start over again, each time getting a little farther along.
My lucid like dreams always occur in the morning, when I am close to waking up. I think it is like a merging of my unconcious and my counscious, as
one gives way to the other.
Nice avatar btw, I like it.