Well, guess what, guys. You can actually beat the game without crafting anything, so that's what I'm going to challenge you guys to do. It will probably take a REALLY long time, but it's possible. Allow me to explain how it's possible.
Iron Swords and Iron Pickaxes can be found in Villages in Blacksmith Chests and Strongholds. It is also possible to find Iron Pickaxes within abandoned Mineshafts, albeit very rare. You need to use your pickaxes sparingly.
Torches are probably one of the things that makes this challenge extremely hard. You will get so few torches, so you'll have to use them wisely. The only places you can get these are in villages, abandoned mineshafts, and strongholds. You may also aquire chests from these areas.
You need a dungeon chest to get a bucket, which is needed to make a Nether Portal*. There is only one way you can get Eyes of Ender, however. You must trade Priests Emeralds for Eyes of Ender, since you can't craft Eyes of Ender yourself.
Village Trading is the only way you can get many crafted items that you could otherwise not get.
Another challenge involved here is that you can't even get a bed.
Skeletons drop bows rarely, and they also drop arrows, so finding a skeleton dungeon and making a way to kill them safely is a good idea. This will give you the arrows you need for the Enderdragon Boss Fight.
1. You can never go on peaceful mode. Be a man.
2. Use a random seed, and don't use superflat.
3. No mods.
4. Have fun, or you die.
5. Blink and you're dead.
Easy Mode: You can use a starter chest to get a couple of tools.
Normal Mode: No starter chest. Just do the challenge.
Hard Mode: Play on Hardcore with no starter chest.
You do realize there is a thread exactly like this but with achievements, challenges, and other such stuff. Not trying to be mean here, nut you should try something more original.
I believe you're referring to the 'No crafting table challenge"? If so then this challenge is a bit harder because you can't even use your 2x2 inventory screen crafting area. I attempted the no crafting table challenge on Hardcore and died to the Ender Dragon before trading was ever added. It was a bit grueling but at least with that challenge I could craft as many torches as I needed.
I'm doing this challenge right now on Hardcore. Found a village with a blacksmith, and in the chest I got a couple of apples, a sword, iron chestplate and pants, and one more thing I forgot. I wish I had gotten a pickaxe, though, to collect those furnaces. Oh well. I'm going to turn some wood into charcoal for cooking some porkchops.
Nice idea not allowing us to use the 2x2 crafting inventory, unlike The No Crafting Table Challenge. I'll use some of the other things in the other challenge, but I'll use the 'no crafting whatsoever' rule as well.