Minecraft Bi-Weekly Challenge #109: Haunted House

#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: CAVE HOME](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/j96icg/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_108_cave_home/)**

#**Gold**

[Requisitorums](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/jd8w0l/my_minecraft_submission_for_biweekly_build/)

Lately, I’ve been not liking chaotic or complex builds as much as I used to, and prefer simple builds. However, there’s something about throwing a ton of different stones, and different plants in a cave that I just love. The whole build just looks so interesting, and I think it’s partly because you have tons of blocks with different colours. There’s grey obviously, but some plants mix in some green and red and finally there’s blue from the water. Just a great build to look at, I find.

Great job!

#**Silver**

[BjornSarkMine](https://imgur.com/gallery/afwSMvN)

Now, I think this build works because of the lighting. That’s my theory at least. It’s very big and I feel it’d be a little bland if it was all outside in sunlight. However, the cave overtop with the occasional lights makes this look really interesting, in my opinion. I also love the very abstract buildings. Abstract may not be the right word here, but I really like how the building, which is stone, blends in with the stone of the cave. Also, what a view from the bedroom area, with the grand cave in view.

Great build!

#**Bronze**

[Scheely](https://imgur.com/a/HM5drjJ)

Really liked the small scale of this one, and how the cave seemed relatively untouched. There was the occasional supports here and there, but the shape of the cave really seemed natural (even if you did hand make it, which would make it more impressive). I will say that it’s really pressing some of the guidelines that were in the challenge, especially bedroom which I didn’t really see. However it seemed some of the rooms did extend a little further so I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. The reason for the guidelines were to have contestants make more than 1 room, which you have here. However in the future, please try and make the requirements a little more visible.

**Honourable mentions**

[Stau1137](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/jgfedd/a_medieval_cave_city/)

#**Introduction**

BOOO!

It’s that time of the year again, where ghosts roam the streets and mischief is in the air…. Halloween is upon us again! Even though Halloween is on a weekend this year, sadly it doesn’t fall on the end of this challenge (we’re still going for another week after) however, I can never pass up doing a haunted house theme!

Have fun building and happy Halloween!

**Inspiration**

[Haunted House](https://placesjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Eggener-Haunted-01-1020×617.jpg)

#**Challenge**

**Haunted House**

Build a haunted house. It must have an exterior, an entrance and at least one room furnished (you can decide what room).
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#**Rules**

1. **Submitting an entry** To submit an entry, you must comment on this post and format your comment like this:

>**Title of submission**

>**Link to submission photos or video (preferably youtube or Imgur)**

>**Comments**

2\. **Vanilla only** No mods that add new blocks or items are allowed. **No resource packs are allowed**. Any minecraft version is allowed and you may build with custom terrain, creative mode, world edit or etc as long as it doesn’t add any new blocks to the game. **Shader pictures can be added in a SEPERATE album as bonus pictures.** None of those pictures will be accounted for when we judge the entries. Only vanilla screenshots.

3\. **Optifine is allowed if it doesn’t change the textures**. You can use optifine all you want, as long as you don’t have better grass, connected textures, etc enabled.

4\. **Any version of minecraft** i.e. PS3, Xbox 360, Pocket Edition.

5\. **No preexisting builds** We’re going with the honour system here but if anything had already been built before the start of the contest, don’t submit it.

6\. **Build teams are allowed** There may be more that one person building for a challenge but only one person may submit their entry with their account

7\. **New textures are allowed** The new versions of Jappa’s textures are allowed to be used along with old legacy textures.

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#**Points and leaderboards**

[Link to sheet. The leaderboards are on the 2nd page](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oZbkuX_NcEZR5w6I2jTIc_6tK22iKuRSf_AcAJKkUhs/edit?usp=sharing)

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**For points and judging:**

There is only 3 winners each week. Each participant will get 2 points for submitting their entry. There are honourable mentions but they do not get any extra points.

Anybody that places Bronze with gets **4 points**

Anybody that places Silver gets **6 points**

Anybody that places Gold gets **8 points**

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#**Schedule (Atlantic time)**

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**Sunday, October 25th 2020:** Challenge begins!

**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), November 7th 2020:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.

**Sunday morning, November 8th 2020** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post

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