Minecraft Blogs

Ways to Spice up a Minecraft World Without Adding Mods

  • 7
  • 3
  • 13
avatar PurpleBarnIndustries
Level 22 : Expert Miner
Has vanilla minecraft gotten boring for you?
Have you found yourself sick of the standard survival senerio, beating the ender dragon, collecting diamonds, defeating the wither, etc?
I know I have! So I sat down to try to come up with some ideas to spice up a vanilla world without adding mods. Here is what I came up with in my free time:

Nomad Survival:

You are a wandering nomad, a traveller with no land. Forever you shall roam this world.
Stay on the move, never stay at a house for too long. The longest you can spend at one house is 4 hours in game.

This prevents you from becoming to powerful in one location, and allows you to see the most land.

This Is My Home:

You are a man of tradition. Your father lived here, and before that his father, and before that his father. And you shall live here, and so shall your child, and your child's child, and so on.
You may only settle in one biome type. You may choose the biome.

This prevent you from expanding to far, and limits the kinds of resources that you may collect.


You dislike the slaughter of animals, and the foul taste of meat. You prefer the rich taste of bread and the sweet sensation of sugar on your tongue.
You may not eat any meat.
This is more challenging at the beginning of your world, the obvious reason being that you must immediatly begin planting bread.


You lay in bed sleeplessly. You swing your feet to the floor and grab your pick and sword. You have business this night.
You may lay in the bed to set spawn, but you may not sleep off the night.
The challenge is the inablity to sleep off your first couple of nights.

Village Life:

Your work requires large amounts of space, so you have decided to make a village of buildings for all your needs.
You must make a seperate building for all of your activities. That means you make not make bread until you have a backery, you make not smelt iron until you have a blacksmith, ect.
This challenge forces you to spend more time going up the tiers, and halts immediate progress. You build buildings as you deem fit. You may make buildings such a crafting huts, backeries, armories, storage halls, ect.


You have a small voice in the back of your mind. It tells you everything must be perfect. Orderly. Correct
You must keep you inventory organized. You must keep your chests organized. You must have a chest for each kind of material. You must keep blocks "correct". That means that you when you go caving, you must replace all that dirt and gravel that you see on the walls with stone. Be ready to carry around a stack of stone!:)
This challenge forces you to be organized, and just changes how you mine, forcing you to be for tedious.

I have more ideas that I will be posting soon! If you have any ideas be sure to add them to the comments. If I like them I may add them to the post! I also would love to hear back from you guys on what you think of my ideas! It may inspire some new ideas! If you make a youtube series playing with one or more of these challenges, please send it to me, as I would love to see them!

11/26/2015 2:57 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
also you can add the Extreme challenge were it has to be a hardcore world you have to lock the difficulty to hard and you have to turn off health regen! and also theres the Adventurer challenge were any caves,temples,dungeons,etc. you see you MUST explore. and maybe the Completionist challenge were you must beat the game,make a beacon out of emeralds,build every building thats useful like farms,and get every achievment! and lastly the Settler challenge where you must build a settlement in one biome from each type ... and to see what the types are go to this wiki and go down to biome types: minecraft.gamepedia.com/Biome
11/26/2015 2:47 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Do an opposite of The Vegitarian Challenge and have The Carnivore Challenge! It's simple,You can only eat Meat (So most farms are only for breeding animals and rotten flesh and spider eyes i would count as meat)
12/05/2014 8:26 am
Level 45 : Master Lad
Once upon a time it was impossible to sleep or skip the night, haha.
12/04/2014 4:17 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Sailor
What about MINER? Someone who is only allowed to return to surface to get trees.
12/05/2014 9:51 pm
Level 22 : Expert Miner
Nice idea! I think I will add that!
12/04/2014 4:16 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Sailor
Pretty SWEET ideas
12/05/2014 10:35 pm
Level 22 : Expert Miner
Thank you!
12/04/2014 8:37 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Architect
How about this:
Kill All Mobs in the Overworld (Include Passive Mobs)
It Must Be Challenging
12/05/2014 9:52 pm
Level 22 : Expert Miner
Hmmmm... I think you might see an update that includes your idea with a very interesting twist.
Check back soon ;)
12/04/2014 12:38 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Button Pusher
how about this one:


i am lord over all i find, and shall unite protect my people from the horrors of the night.


start a home base with a tower/castle.  explore the world and find inhabited villages.  fortify the villages to protect the people, and build roads between them and your capitol.
12/05/2014 9:54 pm
Level 22 : Expert Miner
I like your idea! I think it shall come in the next update:) Thanks!
12/03/2014 6:13 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Miner
Cool ideas, but you should probably rethink the Vegetarian one:

"You may not eat anything but meat" - See a problem?
12/05/2014 9:53 pm
Level 22 : Expert Miner

That is an embarassing error....

It has been fixed now.
Thank you for point it out!
Planet Minecraft Logo


© 2010 - 2020