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If you are a part of Stone's Minecraft Classes through PJA's Summer Discovery Program, this means that you have the ability to gain access to our exclusive Minecraft Realm!

 

Unlike public Minecraft servers where any stranger can join, this Realm is an invite-only multiplayer world where kids and teachers can play together in a safe environment.

 

Both previous and current students of Stone's Minecraft Classes at PJA's Summer Discovery Program, or PJA's Kidscorner Afterschool Program, are able to play on this exclusive Realm.

 

 

This Realm is paid for by Minecraft Teacher Stone Johnsen. It is free to play for anyone invited, but donations are always welcome!

 

If you would like to donate to help keep this Realm going, you can donate below! 

 

Intro

 

Helpful Links for Players

Here you can learn any crafting recipe, create custom books, signs, banners, and more!

http://minecraft.tools/en/


Use this tool to create your own custom skin!
http://skincraft.info/

 

Or... download a skin someone else made here!
http://www.minecraftskins.net/


Download Worlds, Texture Packs, Skins, MC-Edit Schematics, and More!

https://www.planetminecraft.com/

 

The Ultimate Database for Decorative Player Heads!
http://minecraft-heads.com/


Having trouble with Nether Portals?

Use this Nether Calculator!

http://www.mavenspun.com/games/minecraft/


WorldPainter: Use this tool to create beautiful custom maps!

http://www.worldpainter.net/

 

MC-Edit: The Ultimate World-Editing Tool! Create Schematics of your builds to copy and paste them into your world. 

 

http://www.mcedit.net/

 

Helpful Links for Parents

 

This website is a fantastic comprehensive list of links for Parents:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-minecraft

 

A great guide for Parents of Minecrafters:

https://www.howtogeek.com/210923/the-parents-guide-to-minecraft/


Some Saftey Tips for Parents of Minecrafters:

https://www.lifewire.com/minecraft-safety-tips-for-parents-of-mine-crafters-2487803

 

A short PDF by Scholastic Parents about how your child can learn with Minecraft, both in the classroom and at home.

https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/printables/pdfs/Minecraft-activities-for-parents-and-kids.pdf

 

An article about 10 Life Skills Parents Can Nurture with Minecraft:

https://blog.connectedcamps.com/10-life-skills-parents-nurture-in-minecraft/

 

For the Dads out there:

https://www.fatherly.com/play/how-to-play-minecraft-with-your-kids/

 

More Resources on Minecraft for Parents:

http://southcountychildandfamily.com/2018/02/28/resources-parents-minecraft/

 

Stampy

(aka Mr. Stampy Cat, aka Stampylonghead). A British cartoon cat (voiced by Joseph Garrett from Portsmouth, England) hosts the lively videos on this lighthearted channel. Stampy offers Let's Plays and tutorials on a range of Minecraft topics (and other games, all family-friendly), and his game worlds are distinctly colorful.


Best for: Younger fans. Stampy kinda feels like a cross between Pee-wee Herman and Mr. Rogers.
Check out: His "How To Minecraft" series. Excellent for noobs.

 

Recommended Channels

DanTDM

DanTDM is a well-known and very popular family-friendly YouTube Gamer. He has earned several Kids' Choice Awards as well as set Guinness World Records for his gaming and presenting. He has hundreds of Minecraft Let's Play and Adventure Map videos, as well as videos of him playing other popular games such as Roblox and Fortnite.


Best for: If you like watching an exciting and original Minecraft Let's Play series. 
Check out: "The Best Minecraft Series Ever w/ DanTDM"

Grian

Another British YouTuber, and a true master builder. Grian's videos are focused primarily on building and design. Instead of block-for-block tutorials, Grian teaches viewers how to think and create for themselves in Minecraft. His videos are very organized and clear, making this channel perfect for any aspiring builder. 

 

For the most part, Grian's videos are family friendly! He does occasionally let slip a few naughty words, which are usually censored for his younger audience.


Best for: Builders who like to learn concepts to help them create amazing structures of their own.
Check out: Grian's "Build School" Playlist for great tutorials on specific building techniques.

 

LogDotZip

A whacky and hilarious Minecraft YouTuber with an energetic and positive personality! LogDotZip's videos range from Survival Let's Plays, Adventure Maps, Puzzle Maps, Parkour, Mod Spotlights, and some creative and informative Minecraft videos about Redstone and Fun Facts as well.

 

LogDotZip is 100% family friendly! (No naughty language as far as I've seen, and I've watched many of his videos!)


Best for: Viewers who like to laugh. He's hilarious! Also if you like Minecraft Mods and Adventure Maps, you should check this channel out!


Check out: LogDotZip's "Only One Command" Series.

 

 

Survival

 

Building

Redstone

Realm Info


If you are a part of Stone's Minecraft Classes at PJA's Summer Discovery Program and would like to join the Minecraft Realm, please send us a quick email! We will send you an invite!

 

(Note: You must own a copy of Minecraft: Java Edition (For PC) in order to play on this Realm!)

 

Purchase it here!

 

This Realm is in Peaceful Mode, meaning no monsters will spawn! This is to discourage any fighting or violence of any kind.

 

This Realm is a Survival realm, which means players must gather resources through mining, woodcutting, farming, fishing, etc. in order to build, survive, and thrive.

(Note: I am working on a Creative section of the world so players can create whatever they'd like. This takes a lot of Command Block Engineering and can be both difficult and time-consuming. So, for now, this feature is still in the works.)

 

PvP (Player vs. Player Combat) is NOT enabled or allowed on this Realm! Again, this discourages any form of violence, and encourages working together to build amazing things!

Realm Rules

  1. No Griefing. Griefing is when a player destroys public or privately owned property, land, etc. Usually with TNT or Lava. Don't wreck someone's hard work!

  2. No Profanity. Keep it G-Rated!

  3. No Stealing! You wouldn't want someone to steal your stuff, would you?

  4. Don't Break or Take Decorative Player Heads! They may look cool, but they're there for a reason.

  5. Don't Break or Steal from Armor Stands! That's griefing AND stealing!

  6. The most important rule: Have fun!

Features

Hand-painted terrain with beautiful scenery. A whole world to explore! Icy mountains. Dense tropical jungles. Vast deserts. Enchanted forests. And much more!

The Land

Throughout the Realm, you can find a variety of settlements. The main city, Dublith (shown below), is an ever-growing settlement full of shops, player housing, and unique NPCs.

Towns and Cities

I've created a new Banking System (similar to Gringott's Bank from Harry Potter) where players can store their valuables in a super-secure, unbreakable Vault that only they can enter!

Bank Vaults

Easter Egg - Noun - "an unexpected or undocumented feature in a piece of computer software, included as a joke or a bonus."

You never know what... or Who... you'll find in the Twilight Isles! Keep an eye out for Easter Eggs!

Easter Eggs

Cities, Villages, and other settlements are scattered throughout the land. Join a community and build your home! Trade with villagers and other players to earn Iron, Gold, Diamonds, and Emeralds! Trade with NPCs and other Players. With enough Emeralds you can purchase Unique Items, Special Houses, Player Name Effects, and even Particle Effects for your player!

community

You may stumble upon Mini-Games and other fun activities in the Twilight Isles! There are Mazes, Puzzle Dungeons, Roller Coasters, Arenas, and more!

 

(I am currently building an entire amusement park on a distant island!) 

Mini-Games

Throughout the Realm are Hidden Chests. Each chest contains Emeralds, Diamonds, Gold, and at least one Oddity. If you find one, hold on to it! (I suggest putting that item in your Bank Vault!) Later on, you can donate these unique items to the Museum of Oddities in Dublith. Or... you may choose to keep these Oddities for your personal use.

oddities

Moderators

Shmeckledorf

(Stone Johnsen)

 A Master Builder. Stone created the Minecraft Realm using a combination of WorldPainter and MCEdit. He spends a lot of time building in this Realm, making it an incredible world for everyone to enjoy. You can find Stone playing weekdays before noon, and after 8pm (PST) or weekends before 9am, and after 6pm.

TheCakeDemon

(Garrett Couch)

Another Minecraft Expert. Mr. Couch likes long walks on the beach, brewing potions, and building a house out of solid Emerald blocks!

Why? Because he can.

 

Garrett somehow accumulated a vast amount of Emeralds in the Realm (our currency). You can find Garrett making sweet deals in Dublith! 

Send us a Quick Email!

sjballoonpdx@gmail.com