Although not an RPG in the traditional sense, Minecraft still allows role-playing and a player uses the game to view their D&D map.
Those who continue to play Minecraft experiencing the joy of starting a new map and seeing all that empty space ripe for creative potential. Being one of the most laid-back and relaxing video games around, it’s spent the last decade encouraging players to let their imaginations run wild and conjure up all sorts of intriguing designs and concepts. Minecraft is not just a survival game; it’s a sandbox with unlimited potential. Sometimes people use what the game offers to give themselves a new outlet in other aspects of the game.
A number of images appeared on a Minecraft subreddit, showing off a fantasy-style town that could easily be a recreation from any number of popular RPG titles. Created by user Algarith, this elven city called Yafran is actually a visualization of a D&D campaign the creator is currently running. In doing so, the user said that the creation of the city in Minecraft means that those who play in their campaign will be able to explore in real time. They add that enemies and NPCs have been sculpted, which will represent where encounters will take place.
It’s no surprise that fans want to combine video games with the iconic tabletop RPG. As one of the most influential board games in history, Dungeons & Dragons inspired role-playing video games in general, with titles such as dragon age, Baldur’s Gateand Nights without winter having a debt of gratitude to the creators of D&D, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It’s hard to imagine that the original tabletop game started life in the mid-70s. Those commenting in the Reddit thread seem to appreciate Algarith’s efforts, with one user being particularly impressed with a magnificent tree that speaks to the talents of construction of the creator. More pictures of Yafran in Minecraft can be found on Reddit.
Many constructions of cities are carried out in Minecraft, which is understandable given that it’s such a sprawling world that it’s nearly impossible for players to run out of physical space. And if they do, they can simply gain more by changing the physical landscape. It’s a testament to the longevity of a game like Minecraft.
For that reason, it’s easily one of the biggest video games ever made in terms of map size, with a fanbase committed to filling said space with all manner of builds. The Yafran city of Algarith is a fantastic way for players to visualize the areas that players will explore in games like J&Dand it will be interesting to see if anyone else picks up the idea.
Minecraft is available now on Mobile, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.
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