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Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition by Jacob Cordeiro

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Planning for Your First Night

In This Chapter

arrow Concocting a plan of action

arrow Acquiring resources

arrow Building a base of operations

arrow Surviving a day and a night

After you create a new world in Minecraft, as outlined in Chapter 1, the first order of business is to survive the first night. A Minecraft day lasts for 20 minutes; there are 10-minute daytimes and 3 minutes of sunrise and sunset, during which the player can prepare for the 7-minute nights, when dangerous monsters spawn in the darkness. This chapter helps you survive your first experience; I explain what to expect on your first night — and how to spend your remaining minutes of daylight preparing.

Devising a Game Plan

After your avatar appears, you need to find a living space with some trees and a suitable area for building (usually flat). Always locate trees when starting a game, because you use wooden materials to craft most of the items you need. To survive your first night, craft these elements:

check.png Crafting table (or workbench, ...

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