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    posted a message on [Challenge] Castle Building Challenge
    Quote from Teeshy

    Your little courtyard is cute =) Looks like you're going to have a lot of terraforming to do if you want to keep it all flat!

    Thanks Teeshy! Yes, I was thinking I could make it work, but now I'm not so sure. I love it just as it is though so if even if I abandon the challenge it was still well worth doing.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Challenge] The Darkness Beyond
    I just finished The First Refugees .. what a fun challenge!

    3 bedrooms for the Villagers

    My room and the storage room. The only entry to the storage room is from my room which has an iron door.

    My mine is inside now - so convenient!

    Main entry (iron door visible though the window) and water source

    lindgrenj6 - what a great video!
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Challenge] The Darkness Beyond
    This challenge sounds so interesting .. I have to give it a try.

    I was lucky enough to spawn in a very hospitable environment .. lots of trees, water, sand and sheep. The big challenge proved to be the iron. I found 5 on the second day but didn't come up with the last one until just a couple of minutes before the end of the third day. Just barely enough time to make the door and pop it into place. Whew!

    I've got a couple screenshots of the interior .. just 2 rooms, but I neglected to get an exterior shot. It's nothing but a cobblestone cube though so no great loss.

    Outer room with iron door.

    Inner room with iron golem (he's blocking the view of the wooden door leading to the outer room)

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Challenge] Castle Building Challenge
    The Stone Age is done! Hooray!

    The Keep

    View of the Keep from the main gate

    Front room of the main floor

    Bedroom with stairs going up to storage area

    The second floor storage room with ladder up to the viewing platform

    Looking out from the viewing platform on top of the Keep

    Wheat growing behind the keep, the back gate is there also

    Animals, guard tower, courtyard

    Cows and chickens!

    Front view of the compound with guard tower at the left

    Looking through the door of the guard tower .. ladder up to roof

    Another shot of the courtyard

    View of Keep and Courtyard from guard tower roof

    Top of the guard tower

    Required items and mining

    Required Items

    The mine .. many levels deep

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Challenge] Castle Building Challenge
    Thanks to Steelfeathers for starting this challenge .. I've had a lot of fun with it so far. I'm happy to say that I just finished the Wooden Age and I hope I never see another wooden tool again. Nothing fancy but it got the job done.

    Xinkc - That's just mind boggling!

    Calderhs - Nice work! I like your wall especially.

    House, wall, wheat (along the inside of wall towards the back, cows. Gate not shown but it's there.

    Inside house - living room. Storage and bedroom beyond. Spawn point is the grassy green square.

    Bedroom and storage

    Required items

    Back wall showing part of excavations
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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