This Unsettling Dungeons & Dragons Theory Suggests That ‘Life Is But A Dream’ (VIDEO)

This Unsettling Dungeons & Dragons Theory Suggests That 'Life Is But A Dream' (VIDEO)

A new Dungeons & Dragons theory has surfaced that will make you question everything you know about the popular dice game. The theory in question comes from a video posted by D&D Beyond, which features D&D Fifth Edition co-creator Mike Mearls’ take on the iconic beholder monster, and its place in the universe. Check out the video below, and try not to freak out:

As some of you may know, beholders are massive floaty one-eyed terrors that are extremely difficult to combat. Final Fantasy fans, picture a Marlboro combined with an Ahriman. According to Mearls, beholders exist because they dream themselves into existence. “They’re not biological creatures,” Mearls states in the video. “They’re creatures that dream themselves into existence, and in some ways that’s why I think the name “Beholders,” something that beholds, that looks upon the world … did the original beholder, was there a god that created them?”

Mearls goes on to say that beholders are very arrogant creatures, at which point this creepy Dungeons & Dragons theory comes into play. “Each beholder thinks it’s dreaming the world,” he says. “Maybe they are. Maybe there’s some grand, massive Beholder somewhere that’s like, dreaming is what is keeping together the entire firmament of the cosmos. Who can say, right? Most people would think that’s insane, but who knows? Beholders dream entire … they dream creatures into being. They dream … that’s how powerful their ability to behold reality is. If they envision it, it can become real.”

Dungeons & Dragons tends to deal in extremes, which is what happens when everything is based on the roll of the dice and the whims of the DM, AKA the ‘God’. Who’s to say that the entirely of all that makes up D&D is simply a beholder’s dream? And more importantly, what happens when that dream ends?

So, thoughts on the Dungeons & Dragons theory? Can you come up with any way to disprove it? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier3025 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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