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How to Create NPC's for your Minecraft Server

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How to Create NPC's for your Minecraft Server

NPC’s, or non-playable characters, can be a very useful concept in any online Minecraft server, but especially in ones that specialize in any sort of fantasy or role-play. You can have Testificate villagers set up to help tell your map’s story, or have them function as shopkeepers. NPC’s are very versatile, and are a great resource that all role-playing servers should look into. There are ways to create them in Vanilla Minecraft using only command blocks, and they can be programmed to do all sorts of things.


This website is such a great tool to help you generate the exact command to spawn an NPC to do exactly what you need it to do. In this short tutorial, I will explain how to best utilize an NPC on your roleplaying server, and the exact parameters to input into the command.

Command-Generator Website

I will now walk you through how to use this wonderful tool.

The Basics

Types of NPC's

Think of your NPC’s as other characters in another video game, such as Pokemon, or Legend of Zelda. They sell you things. They talk to you. They help to frame the larger story. They add value to the overall story that you are telling. Used right, NPC’s can improve your server dramatically.

Major Characters

Keep NPC’s in mind when you are working on new maps or stories. I know that our SkyTowns map would not be possible without them. Plugins are nice, but doing things in Vanilla Minecraft can make things much simpler. You have a story to tell on your server. Make sure it is being told well.

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