Are You Interested In Playing Minecraft #netnarr?

I’m interested in playing Minecraft with the good folks of #netnarr. Does anyone share my interest?

Here’s what I’m thinking.

Since we are studying digital alchemy, I want to focus on this as it relates to Minecraft. Specifically, I’m thinking about playing with the objective of exploring both the potion brewing and enchanting built into Minecraft. (I’ve still not fully explored the potion brewing beyond a couple recipes, so this would be new content for me.) Anyways, here’s an outline of the goals checklist I was thinking about:

For Potion Brewing

  1. Acquire diamonds
  2. Find lava (or obsidian)
  3. Go to the Nether
  4. Defeat Blaze
  5. Craft potion brewing station
  6. Collect potion ingredients
  7. Brew potions!

For Enchanting

  1. Acquire diamonds
  2. Find lava (or obsidian)
  3. Craft enchantment table
  4. Acquire Lapis
  5. Enchant tools and equipment

Additionally, I was thinking that we should stream our #netnarr Minecraft adventures using Twitch (or YouTube live, etc.). That way we can include more of the #netnarr community in our adventures as everyone may not want to play but may still be interested in watching and chatting. This is also a “two birds with one stone” situation though because the act of “live streaming” is another tool in the digital alchemists tool belt that we haven’t discussed yet. In other words, not only am I interested in furthering Minecraft and game literacies, but I’m also eager to explore live streaming and other digital literacies skills.

Here’s an outline of those (learning) goals:

Learning Minecraft

  1. Explore the digital of “Digital Alchemy”
  2. Uncover Minecraft crafting recipes
  3. Learn about games and multiplayer networking
  4. Reflect on our exploration of Minecraft’s version of digital alchemy

Learning about Live Streaming

  1. Create accounts with live streaming service
  2. Setup live streaming software
  3. Practice engaging with a community while live streaming games
  4. Reflect on where else your new live streaming skill might apply

Whether you are comfortable playing Minecraft or live streaming video from a computer, this is an opportunity to learn more about these domains because I’m happy to teach both topics (and learn together if I don’t know all the answers). Anyways, if you are interested in this, please fill out this form so I can get an sense of how many people might want to play or watch digital alchemy in Minecraft:

If there is enough interest, we will do this! If not, no worries. 🙂

PS. I like taking the digital of “Digital Alchemy” to the extreme. This idea was inspired while I was writing my previous post.

4 Replies to “Are You Interested In Playing Minecraft #netnarr?”

    1. Yes, you are correct. Blaze powder required for brewing and lapis required for enchanting now. Anyways, I’m excited for your interest! I’ll get back to you about all this when I have more information.

      Feel free to share with other #netnarr folks.

      Happy digital alchemy-ing! 🙂

    1. Thanks Kevin! I’m excited it is new. We will have a lot of fun with it soon. I am doing a bit of prep work for it now. 🙂

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