When players start, each must load into a "pod" or "capsule" that corresponds with characters from the 74th annual Hunger Games. (Many only referring to male and female since names were not mentioned). Once players are all ready to go, a designated player will hit a switch which raises all players into the map. They will be presented with the choice of raiding the cornucopia for loot and risk getting injured by other greedy players, or they may start running in search of hidden items and making items themselves. Monsters may be turned on or off, but it is recommended to be in easy mode. This way characters will still be able to collect string from spiders, and arrows from skeletons.
The map was designed to be big, but not too big. Since the real hunger games lasted days, we made the map much smaller, (a 250 block diameter) with half being in crowded forest, half open but rocky plain, and a river running through the map, it will still offer a long PVP match. Now, a 500 Block diameter is available too in the same download!
Respawn will leave the players unable to get back to the other players. They will be stuck in the starting area. This may be changed by the owner of the server by simply removing the spawn pistons, or making a stairway out. This could enable a non-stop fun way to play, rather than a 1 death arena.
Also note that once the lever is pressed, the pistons will never go back down. The map must be reset. The players will not be able to get back into the starting area unless they die. They from there, cannot get out once the lever has been pressed (Pressing the lever again will have to effect.)
Game Details regarding items are as followed:
1. Enhanced Coal. (Just for ease of torch making to get through nights)
Coal was distributed around the map for the sake of being able to make more torches.
2. Sponsor boxes.
Some chests can be found in trees and in rivers. (Simulate Sponsor help from the series)
3. Cornucopia. (No, it does not look like the one in the movie. I wanted to make it easier for all 24 players to reach, rather than just the 8 in the front. It was the best alternative set-up I could think of.)
One central location near spawn.
Flint and steel
4. Cave. (No making out in here Peeta and Katniss!, Although, you can eat the mushrooms to prevent hunger.)
There is one cave in the map with mushrooms for food.
5. Natural Items. (Self-explanatory, these are just blocks. Just making sure you know you are allowed to break and use blocks. EXCEPT GLASS!!!! DO NOT GO THROUGH BORDER) (Note: I may add lava to border to prevent escape later if people report that a lot of people are cheating.)
This is minecraft, yes digging and farming blocks is allowed.
Be creative with building shelter and defense.
END NOTE: Map must be reset after each game. Save a copy of the map to your hard-drive, and use copies of that to play. Replace the map file in your server each game, to refresh the spawn and to refill all the chests.
ALSO: No mods are necessary but may be used. If you wish to suggest mods or texture packs that work well with this map, Post them there, and I will add them to the description.