Category: Tips n Tricks

Minecraft Tutorials – E71 Fireworks (Survive and Thrive Season 4)

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How to Survive and Thrive in Minecraft! In this episode, we play with fireworks! First we craft up a variety of Firework Stars by defining the color, shape and effect and make them into rockets. Then we set up a row of dispensers, each with it's own rocket and delay, and have a fireworks show beneath the moon and stars! KABOOM!
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In this episode you will learn:
– how to craft firework rockets
– how to craft firework stars
– how to set up a firework show with dispensers and redstone repeaters
– how not to count
– how to fire a cat

Minecraft Tutorials – E72 Enchanted Books and XP Farming (Survive and Thrive Season 4)

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How to Survive and Thrive in Minecraft! In this episode, we discuss Enchanted Books and XP "farming". First, I'll show you how to make Enchanted Books and then use them to upgrade some gear by spending XP (ie, experience levels). Later, we'll go "farming" for more XP so we can get a higher level Enchanted Book with the new "Thorns" enchantment!
Minecraft Enchantment Calculator:

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In this episode you will learn:
– how to make an enchanted book
– how to find enchanted books (treasure chests and trading)
– how the Thorns enchantment works
– how to farm XP, adventurer-style!
– how a pig and a cow interpret the words "close friends"

Minecraft Tutorials – E73 Apple Orchard Tree Farm (Survive and Thrive Season 4)

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How to Survive and Thrive in Minecraft! In this episode, we build a lovely little apple orchard and tree farm! This will provide us with an unlimited and renewable source of oak wood and red apples!
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Time lapse songs by PacDV @ include:
"Power Juice" and "On the Run"
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In this episode you will learn:
– how to make an apple orchard
– how to make a tree farm
– how to harvest red apples
– how apples do NOT keep creepers away!
– how to smother a spider

Minecraft Tutorials – E74 Wither Boss (Survive and Thrive Season 4)

How to Survive and Thrive in Minecraft! In this episode, we make a Wither Boss and beat him up for his Nether Star! First, we'll head down to the Nether to get the necessary supplies to craft the Wither Boss, i.e. Wither Skeleton Skulls and Soul Sand. Then we'll get prepared for the fight by brewing up some helpful potions. Finally, we'll meet the Wither Boss face-to-face in The Big Showdown!
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Golden Apple Tutorial:
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Time lapse songs by PacDV @ include:
"Power Juice" and "On the Run"
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In this episode you will learn:
– how to make a Wither Boss
– how to fight and defeat a Wither Boss
– how to get a Nether Star
– how not to find a fight promoter and coach

Minecraft Tutorials – E75 Beacon Shrine (Survive and Thrive Season 4)

How to Survive and Thrive in Minecraft! In this episode, we craft a Beacon and build a shrine to "empower" it. Once crafted, I'll demonstrate how to activate the Beacon and choose powers which provide special "buffs" such as boosts to speed, strength, and jump! We also construct a small shrine (using Lapis Lazuli!) to place the beacon upon.
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Download this tutorial world:
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Time lapse songs by PacDV @ include:
"Power Juice" and "On the Run"
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In this episode you will learn:
– how to craft and activate a Beacon
– how to make a Bacon Shrine
– how to anger the Minecraft Gods

Minecraft Tutorials – E76 Nether Quartz (Survive and Thrive Season 5)

How to Survive and Thrive in Minecraft! In this episode, we journey to the Nether to gather Nether Quartz, which is a new resource added in the 1.5 update! First, I'll show you how to locate and mine Nether Quartz Ore. Then we'll head back home to craft Blocks of Quartz, Quartz Stairs, Chiseled Quartz, Quartz Slabs, and Pillar Quartz.
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Download this tutorial world:
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Time lapse songs by PacDV @ include:
"Power Juice" and "On the Run"
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Get Minecraft here:

In this episode you will learn:
– how to find Nether Quartz Ore
– how to craft a variety of Quartz building blocks
– how old dogs can learn new tricks (and sometimes forget names)
– how parents fib about the harmful effects of candy
– how to use the term "Greco-Roman" in a sentence about bath design