Minecraft Player Creates Impressive City for Their D&D Campaign

Although it’s not an RPG in the traditional sense, Minecraft still enables role-playing, and one player uses the game to visualize their D&D map.

Those who continue to play Minecraft know the joy of starting a new map and seeing all that empty space ripe for creative potential. Being one of the most laid back and chill video games around, he has spent the last decade or so encouraging players to unleash their imagination and conjure up all manner of intriguing designs and concepts. Minecraft is not just a survival game; it’s a sandbox of unlimited potential. Sometimes, people use what the game provides in order to give themselves a new outlet in other aspects of gaming.


A number of images have appeared on a Minecraft subreddit, showing a fantasy-style city that could easily be a recreation from any number of popular RPG titles. Created by user Algarith, this elven city called Yafran is actually a visualization of a D&D campaign that the creator is currently running. In doing so, the user has said that creating the city in Minecraft means that those playing in their campaign will be able to explore in real time. They add that enemies and NPCs have been sculpted, which will represent where encounters will take place.

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It’s not surprising that fans are keen to combine video games with the iconic tabletop RPG. As one of the most influential board games in history, Dungeons & Dragons has inspired role playing video games in general, with titles such as dragon age, Baldur’s Gateand Neverwinter Nights owing a debt of gratitude to the D&D creators, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It’s hard to imagine that the original tabletop game began its life in the mid 70s. Those commenting in the Reddit thread seem to appreciate Algarith’s efforts, with one user being particularly impressed with a glorious looking tree that’s evidence of the creator’s building talents. More images of Yafran in Minecraft can be found on Reddit.

There are numerous city builds done in Minecraft, which is understandable given that it’s such a sprawling world that it’s nearly impossible for players to run out of physical space. And if they do, they can simply make more by altering the physical landscape. That is a testament to the longevity of a game like Minecraft.

For that reason, it’s easily one of the biggest video games ever in terms of map size, with a fan base that’s committed to filling said space with all manner of constructions. Algarith’s city of Yafran is a fantastic way for gamers to visualize the areas that players will be exploring in games like D&Dand it will be interesting to see whether anyone else picks up on the idea.

Minecraft is available now on Mobile, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.

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Source: PCGamesN

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