Nicholas Pico, known galaxy-wide as Nick the Geezer, made a killing keeping people alive and perpetually youthful (at least, appearance-wise) with his patented Running In Place® process, the most popular means of life extension ever. Even the Great RIP Scandal of 141—the story of which was famously broken by Rootersnoos ferret (and infamous RIP addict) Jimmy the Snout for Rec Station Noos—could dampen the public’s demand for pay-per-jolt youth. But Running In Place® was not to be Nick’s only moolah-making brainchild. Though they generate pocket change, when compared to his first venture, Nick’s Land-o-Nod® Dream Enhancement Parlors are ubiquitous on the 557 Rec Stations and, indeed, throughout the settled Omniverse. The Land-o-Nod® gaming system allows players to enter, armed and conscious, into their own dreams, in order to battle their psychic demons.