For my Minecraft mod Blocks, Tools, Realms and Beyond, a new snapshot has released: 2021.3. It features a load of new blocks for the upcoming fantasy dimension Alexandroth. This is the first time I have announced a snapshot online other than my video showcases which I haven't done one in a while. This snapshot welcomes a new stone type called "Highstone" and a new wood type called "Frostwood."
Highstone is a new layered rock type with ice in it's cracks. It will be the main stone type in the upcoming biome category called "The Icelands." It has several beautiful decorative variants including pillars, bricks, polished, tiles and chiseled which will be what ruins in a future snapshot will be made of. Here is what it and it's variants look like.
Unfortunately, there are no leaves/trees for frostwood, as it is a plank type which will come from several frosty tree types. Like with other wood types in the mod, it has its own barrel, bookshelf and other utility blocks as well as many decorative variants such as parquets, vertical planks or carved planks.
Here is a picture of it and its variants.
The mod also adds turf for its 4 nylium types. They do not decay and have the nylium texture on all 6 sides. I was inspired by the turf from Quark by Vazkii. Unlike turf from quark, the nylium turf can be made into carpets as well. Their recipes yield 16 carpets for 2 turf blocks instead of 3. Here is what the turf blocks look like:
Chiseled Quartz Patterns
For vanilla quartz, onyz (end quartz) and aventurine, fancy chiseled quartz patterns are now possible for floors/walls by checkering chiseled quartz blocks and bricks of your desired color. Here is some examples:
This snapshot fixes 11 bugs including broken textures, item naming and more.
Get the Snapshot
When a new snapshot releases, you can download the mod and overwrite your old file. Make sure to back up your mod and worlds just in case of problems.