Our May 2013 VGHVI Minecraft session had rather more going on than normal, with three large construction projects (and two literary projects!) going on at once.
First, Miranda finished off the library that we’d started work on last time, starting with the floor:
Starting work on the library floor
Most of the floor is completed
Breaking through to the outside
A view of the completed floor from the outside
Once the floor was done, she added bookshelves:
Bookshelves are in place
Miranda, the bookshelves, and a sunrise
Finally, she added a central seating area, along with some final touches.
The door, windows, and artworks
While she was doing this, I poked around the outside and noticed a fairly large cavern underneath the house. So I tried building stairs down to the cavern; if I’m remembering correctly, the stairs actually exited in a different cavern? (A much much larger one, which Jonathan had started exploring years back?) I’ll take another look this month.
A cavern under the house
Stairs down to the cavern
The bottom of the stairs
While Miranda worked on the library, Roger was continuing the work on his church:
A side view of the front edge of the church
Filling out the foundation
Partway through filling out the foundation, Roger ran into a glitch which meant that, for a while, he had gold but not stone; he took advantage of that.
The gold front
Gold pillars and floor
The view from above
Dan, meanwhile, was busy extending a tower he’d worked on a few months back, in both directions:
That is a very tall tower
But after completing that he moved on to building a platform in the middle of an inlet:
Building a platform
Pillar with decoration
The view of the bay from above
I poked around the bay a bit, and noticed a cave on the left; it forked, and the left side was standard but pleasant, while the right side was a little more interesting:
A spooky cave on the left side of the bay
Zombies in the cave
Zombies approaching the platform
Dan was unfazed by this, and instead spent his time building fishtanks around the platform. He did, however, memorialize the zombies’ presence in prose.
The zombies watch Dan build a fishtank
Filling the tank with water
A record of a glorious victory
If I’m remembering correctly, Miranda was actually the first person who suggested adding books; she (naturally enough) put one in the library. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure book, with many more branches to come:
There’s a storage area next to the library seating
GOLD! I need gold!