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My hardcore playthrough

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Hey guys, I was working on a story playthrough a while back and my computer pretty much died and I lost all my minecraft worlds. I just recently got a new computer and decided to start up a brand new hardcore world. I will be taking screenshots and documenting my playthrough in this post so I hope you guys like it! :)


I am using some mods that, imo go well with TFC. I was inspired by some of these mods by watching Etho's TFC let's play.


-Decorations mod

-Leather Water Sac mod

-Merchants mod (Might not use this mod, it looked interesting though)


-TFC Cellars mod

-Better Foliage

-Carpenter's Blocks

-Custom NPCs (This mod is just to add/adjust certain recipes)

-Decocraft 2






-YeGamolChattels (aka the woodworking mod :P)

-IvToolkit (Required for YeGamolChattels)




I created a new reandomized world and this was where I spawned. It was a pretty hot climate and the stone type was limestone, which was perfect for flux.


Looking around a bit, there was Sycamore, Aspen, and Ash trees. Aspen is one of my favorite trees because of the color of its planks. Since the rock type was Limestone, there was quite a bit of malachite scattered about so I picked it up and marked the locations on my map.


I spent a few days just exploring and scavenging what I could. I am really picky when it comes to places to settle down, I had an idea of how I wanted to build my homestead so I was looking for a decent spot. After many days of living in dirt hovels, my inventory was getting quite full and I wanted to start planting crops to get a steady source of food. I then came across a spot I would be happy to set up base at.


It had a nice pond of fresh water, and a huge mountain not too far away. There was only Ash trees in the immediate vicinity but that was alright because I grabbed some saplings of the trees that were near spawn. There was a small outcrop of clay by the pond which I dug out a bit and will spend my nights there until I build a real house. I unloaded all my stuff from my inventory and planted all my seeds I had picked up.


I eventually want to expand my farm and maybe make it go all the way around the pond. I also want to monitor the nutrients in the soil but I only have a stone hoe so I can't do that just yet. I had quite a bit of copper so I decided to make some tools. I made a Saw, Chisel, Pickaxe, and Prospectors pick. The next thing I wanted to do was build a cellar to store all my food and prevent decay as much as possible. Since I am in a hot climate my food decays pretty fast and I had a lot of food from when I was exploring.


I dug out a spot by my farm to build the cellar.


I wanted to build it as fast as possible so it's not a very big cellar, but it will work just fine. After spending a couple days gathering all the necessary ingredients, I started construction.


I was finished in no time and I covered the top of the cellar in dirt. So far it has 2 shelves which holds all of my food, and maybe in the future when I build the tool for it, and if I find ice, I can harvest the ice and make the cellar even colder.


I made some barrels and started the leather making process. I had killed a couple Deer so I had some medium hides. I wanted to make a leather water sac, a quiver, and maybe some leather armor. I then realized I didn't have the right trees to make tannin. I was going to have to go on a grand adventure to find some tannin makin trees! I also really wanted to find Pine trees because I really like Pine. I crafted a long bow using some Deer sinew and made some arrows too. I grabbed a barrel with some ceramic vessels and I was ready to head out on my adventure.


Here is my home base so far.



Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed! More to come shortly!


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Pretty cool, hopefully you'll find tannin trees soon. I can't wait to see how your base will turn out.


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So I set out on my adventure in hopes I would find some trees to make tannin, Pine trees, and I really wanted to find some horses! I headed North because it's really hot at my base and I had a good feeling about going North. I brought some ceramic vessels and some salads (I had some bowls but no bread for sandwiches yet). About 1000 blocks or so into my adventure I found something.



Sheep! I was super glad I found them and that there were male and female sheep. I marked their location on my map and decided to come back for them after my adventure. I had found some pigs closer to my base which I will wrangle up later. I intend to eventually build a barn to house all my animals.


A little farther I came across something else that I had been looking for.


Woohoo Pine trees! I love the dark color of Pine logs and the light color of the planks. I grabbed a few saplings and chopped down some trees to take with me. Still no tannin making trees though, so I kept heading North. I was determined to keep going until I found what I was looking for. I really want to get started on some leather working so I can make a leather water sac, a quiver, and a set of leather armor. I will feel a bit safer playing on a hardcore world with at least some leather armor.


I then came across a beautiful Pine forest.


The trees were so thick and it looked really awesome. I kept on going, I have played a lot of Terrafirmacraft but I never get beyond the stone age, therefor I have never done this much exploring for something. I had walked almost 5000 blocks and was starting to think I should head back. Then I found this.



Hickory trees!! Which means tannin making trees! I was relieved to finally have found what I was looking for. I picked up some saplings and some logs and started on my long journey back to base. I never found horses, which is a shame. It would have been a big help to be able to ride on horseback instead of walking.


With a very full inventory of logs, saplings, and new crops, I finally made it back to home base. Even though my home isn't much, it's such a nice feeling being back. I unloaded my inventory and made some tannin to finish my leather.



Yay a quiver!


Unfortunately I didn't have string wool which is needed for the leather water sac.


My next order of business is to make a quern so I could make bread for sandwiches instead of having to make bowls for salads all the time.


That was easy enough.


I then remembered the sheep that I had found about 1000 blocks away, I completely forgot about them. So the next morning I set out to retrieve them. I built a quick fenced area and grabbed my one rope I had. I decided to just bring back two sheep, one male and one female.


One Sheep.


Then on my way to get the second sheep I ran into something that could easily have ended my playthrough!


I didn't even see him and almost walked right into him. He chased me for a bit but I got far enough away. Bears in Terrafirmacraft scare me more than the mobs at night do! I have died many times in other worlds by bears.


Finally I got my second sheep!



It is now mid August and I really want to get started on a house. I am going to need a lot of smooth stone so I figured I might as well do some mining to get it and some copper while I'm at it. I have never really mined before so this will be interesting. I am nervous about cave ins though! Hopefully this doesn't end my playthrough!


More to come soon!


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