Couple months ago I bought Minecraft for my son, after his tedious wishing and whining. Actually, I was going to buy it for myself, but never had got into it. Like my son, I have played with it, toyed with it, and died many times within it. Damn you Creepers!
Yes, I have built like everybody else several castles to keep my avatar from harmsway and well fed. However, lately the game had started to taste a little bit stale. There were nothing new or fun things to do: adventuring in the mines, seeking gold and other treasures – been there, done that. And as I am not interested in The End, the excessive hoarding has no meaning for me.
However, last week it hit me – how about a castle of truly Grand Design? In Survival mode? Without any cheats? Sure, why not?
The mode was easy to decide as the Survival is the only mode I like. Infinite amount of blocks in Creative mode is childsplay. And because, the Monsters are really after You! No cheats of course, because cheating is always Bad!
The castle part was also easy: not a castle from history (somebody has already done those), nor from my own imagination (my imagination sucks), but from an old module (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Oriental Adventures – Ochimo The Spirit Warrior) with floorplans (10 feet = 4 blocks) provided: Obawangchicheng – City of The Dead Spirit King.
I have been building it now for a couple of days, and it really is Insane task. Lets see how this Epic quest unravels itself.