Dream magic is drawn from the Dreaming, a part of the shadowlands which reflects the minds of dreaming mortals in much the same way that the shadowlands reflects the material world. Dream magic is illusionary in nature; it is beyond the power of all but the most powerful dream channellers to physically manifest dreams in the waking world. For the most part dream spells are mere trickery, or take place in the minds of others.
Dream mages themselves therefore tend to be less direct than others, like their list tend towards misdirection and trickery. An overwhelming amount are entertainers, particularly bards or actors, who use their magic to add to their mundane skills. Very few are battlemages, but some make a living as researchers into the Dreaming and shadowlands