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Bloody Tales - the blood moon tales | The Time Teller Update!

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MrTheGrem avatar MrTheGrem
Level 17 : Journeyman Artist
Thanks for 700 downloads!!!

Are you bored of minecraft nights being the same and not challenging at all? Then the Bloody Tales datapack is for you!

The main goal of the Bloody tales datapack is to add more challenge to your world. This datapack contains number of new mechanics, like new attributes of mobs to make them stronger and scarier, new spawn mechanic based on player light level if its too low and even if its too high, somewhat random number generator used to randomize frequency of the Blood Moon night, new challenging boss and more.
Also, there are Bloody Tales books that spawn under certain conditions and are really important! so don't just glance over those (there is only one right now) and throw it away as those are needed to even attempt to start the boss battle. So try to read it (and not laugh at my poetry skills).

If you wanna try the event out type /function bm:start couple of times in the chat until it starts. The frequency of blood moons ranges from 3 to 7 and changes every moon cycle (8 minecraft nights).

How it all works? (if you want to know more, expand these spoilers, but i highly recommend you to try to discover everything yourself)

Light level mechanics
During a blood moon, your light level plays an important role.

-When it is under level 9 every 200 ticks (10 seconds) a pack of zombies would spawn, stopping when either you move near the light source or a zombie horseman spawns.
-When it is under level 4 every 500 ticks (25 seconds) a pack of skeletons would spawn, stopping when either you move near the light source or a skeleton trap spawns.
-When it is over level 11 every 300 ticks (15 seconds) an soul of light would spawn, stopping when you move further from the light source.

Spawn mechanics
Every mob that spawns during a bloodmoon, spawns in a pack. Zombies spawn in packs of 5, skeletons and spiders in packs of 4 and creepers, zombie villagers, husks, strays, cave spiders, drowneds and slimes in packs of 3. As for now only zombies and skeletons have special mechanics that go further, so you'll need to controll how many of there are around you.

When enough zombies are around you, a zombie summoner (he is just a zombie in iron armor with a banner on its head) would spawn. He is needed to obtain the Bloody Tales vol.1 book, and then to summon the first boss. When more zombies spawn, he will summon a zombie horseman.

When you group enough skeletons around you, a skeleton summoner would spawn, simillary to a zombie summoner, he is just a skeleton in iron armor, with a banner on its head. When even more skeletons spawn, he will summon a skeleton trap.

Bloody Tales books and boss
The Bloody Tales vol.1 book will get summoned if you kill enough zombies untill midnight. Remember that you need to be near the zombie summoner at midnight if you want to get the book.

If you manage to understand the Bloody Tales lore, you'll know how many more zombies you need to kill until morning in order to fight wih the boss on another blood moon. Remember that you have to kill the required amount of zombies untill morning and basically do the same as with getting the book to summon, that is to wait by the zombie summoner till midnight. Also, you have to have the Bloody Tales book in your inventory during all above steps.

The boss stops the time on midnight, so you have to kill it to end the blood moon

The nether and end keepers
To prevent players from waiting out the bloodmoon in other dimensions, keepers spawn in those. They are by design powerfull and spawn in high quantities so, there is really little chance you'll live through its attacks.

The Time Teller
Time teller is the first boss of the bloody tales datapack. He appears as a ghost in Netherite armour. To conquer him, you must be prepared for 5 phases:

- normal phase where he only deals you damage by contact attack
- second phase where he starts shooting harming, weakness, hunger lingering potions around
- while in third phase, below 200hp, 5 shields start to rotate around him and deflect any arrows shot at the shields
- on fourth phase if any projectile is moving towards him, he uses his special attack that stops time in a radius of 30 blocks around the boss, including stopping the player in place.
- in fifth phase he gives some bad effects to anyone around him.

Upon killing the time teller, he drops 35 lvls, some emeralds, golden apples, his armor and the bloody clock which shows you some important information on a custom hud and alarms you in the morning, that the blood moon will occur tonight. Other than that, there is a chance to drop an eye of time insetad of netherite bars. This item upon right click, will stop the time around you.

Singleplayer worlds:

for new worlds
  1. open minecraft
  2. click on "create new world"
  3. click on "datapacks"
  4. click on "open datapacks folder"
  5. drag the datapack to this folder
  6. enable the datapack
  7. start the world and type /reload in the chat
  8. You're done!
for already existing worlds
  1. type "%appdata%" in your windows search bar
  2. open .minecraft folder
  3. go to saves
  4. open your world folder
  5. go to datapacks folder
  6. drag the datapack in
  7. start the world and type /reload in the chat
  8. You're done!
Multiplayer worlds:
I have not tested if the datapack works on multiplayer servers like spigot/paper etc. but it should, if it doesn't please leave feedback in comments.
basically the same as installing it for an already existing world

Keep in mind that this is what i could call an alpha version with implemented about 10% of stuff i wanna add. I've spent around 60 hours spread over 3 weeks working on this and learning how to do things from being completly incompetent in datapack creation to actually wanting to rewrite 60% of this (what may happen some time in the future). There might be bugs and things may not be perfectly balanced right now, but I'll work on that.

To do list:
-more bosses
-more weapons
-more special items
-more everything
-rewriting the code and optimising it more

Resourcepacks I've used in screenshoots:

Fresh Animations by FreshLX (i love it, can't recommend enough)
Stay true by TrrigST
Dramatic Skys by thebaum64

I'll try to update it as frequently as im able to, but keep in mind that im studying and even if I'd have the time to write something, i won't have the pc i could run vsc on, so be patient.
If you find any bugs please report them in comments, I'll appreciate that.


-My friends for giving me some good ideas
-My lovely GF for trying to keep me sane throughout the making of this and also for great ideas
-MCC discord server, and awesome people there for helping with some of commands

Wish you fun and luck!
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.17
toMinecraft 1.18 Snapshot

9 Update Logs

Update #9 : 10/16/2021 6:56:51 pmOct 16th

- added Eye of time
- made it so, soul of light lives only 1,5 minutes
- added new phase to the time teller
- made a custom loot table for the time teller
- made the xp drop double during the blood moon
- adjusted some numbers

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10/16/2021 8:12 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Dragonborn
HomelessPetey avatar
I love this! You should have entered it in the Halloween competition but oh well
10/16/2021 11:04 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Artist
MrTheGrem avatar
Thank you! Yeah, but I didn't realise that October is coming untill it was too late haha
10/16/2021 7:12 pm
Level 23 : Expert Procrastinator
Spookydoge9 avatar
This is the hardest survival experience datapack I’ve seen.
good job, you made me punch a hole in the wall
10/16/2021 11:01 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Artist
MrTheGrem avatar
I'm glad my work finally paid off haha, thank you. Every time i see comments like this it puts a smile on my face 😁
10/16/2021 11:35 pm
Level 23 : Expert Procrastinator
Spookydoge9 avatar
It puts a smile on your face to hear that I have to pay thousands of dollars to fix my wall?
10/17/2021 12:43 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Artist
MrTheGrem avatar
Pain of others makes me happy, that's why I've made it this way :) Also cause I love the pain of playing sth like tboi and I know many others do too lol
10/16/2021 11:36 pm
Level 23 : Expert Procrastinator
Spookydoge9 avatar
The stupid zombie killed me through a wall.
10/10/2021 10:07 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
Twible404 avatar
I'm gonna download this with a creeper negating datapack because they suck lmao
10/07/2021 2:51 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
kokoooko24 avatar
Thanks alot i am gonna try this with my friend in a multiplayer server sounds pretty fun
10/07/2021 3:26 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Artist
MrTheGrem avatar
I hope you'd like it :) Also, let me know if you encounter any bugs.
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