I needed to sit down and write about what happened during our Minecraft club today, the final day of The Book of Trust.
But since it’s a story, I’ll start with the end.
Although it’s The Book of Trust, it has one far away coordinate, 641000 x 50 x 641000 and it is The Land of Demolition. So we ended the winter term on this turf and it was far and away the most popular exercise we’ve ever done. Destroying large structures is not easy, and as I whip up things in Tinkercad, I can work on a much larger scale; the grey rainbow is 50,000 blocks, (I think).
When Tony broke the server and wiped out the world, we stared at the screen totally dumbfounded – each student in the lab got kicked off the server at the same time. The kid looked at me, and we all talked about how we’d overloaded the world and now it was gone.
“Tony,” I said to the kid. “I think it means you won the game.”
I had this image that The Book of Trust would have a vintage cover and embossed lettering. The final version was actually just a printout with a single staple in the corner. The front is the server address – written a few times so we could cut apart the page and hand out the address on slips of paper. But things were so hectic, we never got around to cutting it.