Terraria: Day One
The following are the events of Dave and Jordan while living in the world of Terraria.
Upon starting the game with a wooden pickaxe in hand, we decided to explore this wonderfully-pixelated world. We soon discovered that our pickaxes could chop through mud, dirt, and stone. After chopping through these materials, we could then place them as we wanted – we were building! We were also givin an axe, meant to chop down trees, of course.
Dave figured out that he could build a workbench from the wood that he collected, allowing him to craft even more items. Unfortunately, as Dave was placing his workbench, a horrendous slime monster approached. We swung blindly at the beast, but barely hurt it. Not having the skills to fight yet, we failed. We both quickly succumbed to the slimy blob, exploding in a shower of 16-bit viscera.
Horrified, we soon discovered that slimes weren’t the only creatures that would plague us.
As the sun set, we had no idea what we were in for that night. While we cheerfully pickaxed at stone and dirt, out of the shadows came a green figure. Jordan yelled “Zombie!!!”, and then we panicked. Harvesting supplies was no longer our main concern. We attempted to fight off the zombies, however we were too weak and were getting overrun. After building a dirt hut to cover in, we watched the zombies trying to find a way in. Then we saw a small silhouette of a baseball fly through the sky.
“what the hell was that?” said Jordan.
“That…. looked like a floating eyeball”
It was clear we would have to do one specific thing: build ourselves a house where we can seek refuge from the monsters in our world
As the sun rose, our stress and panic wore off. After chopping some stone blocks to build our house with, we learned that we could craft a fireplace at the workbench using wood and some gel we obtained from finally kicking the shit out of the slimes.
We had finally created what we needed to assure our survival, but we still needed some type of shelter. Instead of a house, we decided on a castle. Not just any castle, a monstrous castle, dubbed “new winterfell” out of an affection for Game of Thrones. Since we had a theme to follow, we knew what to do. An ancient forest. A garden. A conference/throne room. Towers with weird discs on the top. It would all be built on the hallowed grounds of the north.
However, all we had was a dirt hut.
We knew we had a lot of work ahead of us…