Minecraft Challenges

Recreate beloved landmarks in Bryn Gwlad!
Challenge your friends to construct pre-1600 castles and structures!
Did someone say Minecraft tournaments?
Dancing? Archery?

General Guidelines:

Sign up for the Minecraft Race to the END
Sign up for the Minecraft Creative-Mode Building Competition
Sign up for the Minecraft 1:1 Tournament
Sign up for the Minecraft Naval CTF Scenario
Sign up for the Minecraft Archery Competition
Sign up for the Minecraft Bridge Battle/CTF Scenario
Sign up for the Minecraft Dance Competition
Signing up will help us gauge interest and number of participants to expect!

  1. Whether you will be playing the game or not, Join the Bryn Gwlad Discord Server
    1. If you do not want to or cannot purchase/play the game, that is totally okay!
    2. Someone is almost always streaming. You can watch, talk, type, and engage without ever purchasing the game!!
  2. If you will be playing Minecraft, download the game
    1. Both JAVA and Bedrock editions will be able to access our server
      1. We recommend JAVA
      1. Joining with Bedrock from an XBOX? Use this tutorial if you need a guide.
    2. Make sure you can run Minecraft version 1.16.3+
    3. Use the Minecraft server and port info to join the server

Server Name: play.scadiaonline.net
Port (Bedrock Only): 22565

Don’t own Minecraft, but want to watch the competitions? We will be live streaming all Minecraft activities into our Discord server! Please tune in!

All times are Central Daylight Time

  • 9 AM – Opening Court & Newcomer Academy Graduation
  • 12 PM Midday Court (approx. 15m)
  • 4 PM Cordial, Liqueur, and Infusions tasting (streamed live tasting)
  • 5 PM – Closing/Evening Court (Kingdom Facebook Page)
  • 8 PM Press Play Time for A Knight’s Tale!

Activities Available All Day:

  • Featured Recorded Class: Skaldic Poetry for Beginners (pre-recorded class)
  • Featured Recorded Class: Who were the Scythians?
  • Play, build, explore in Minecraft
  • Watch streams of Minecraft tournaments, fun shoots, and more!
  • Chat, talk, and hang out with your SCAdian friends in Discord

Within the limits of Bryn Gwlad and Castleton

  1. DO NOT overshadow the Keep. There are rows of glow stone in the air above the city to mark the highest that we want folks to build, please stay below that
  2. Do not build across the streets. These streets are based on our Historical Baronial Maps, and we want to preserve that layout.
  3. If you want to build in the city, start your build on an unclaimed plot
  4. Avoid building on claimed plots unless you ask first.
  5. We want everyone to build freely, but there is limited space inside the major city builds. Consider building outside the city limits! Go North to Lake Travis, South to the Gulf of Mexico, or anywhere else!
  6. Keep distinctly modern builds away from the major cities/landmarks; this will help us preserve the medieval/SCA aesthetic
  7. Do your best to hide/mask Minecraft machines if you are within the major cities/landmarks.

Within other SCA groups (Hellsgate, Shadowlands, etc) or where other players have started building keeps or bases

  • Ask before you build or farm in/around their builds. Most groups are happy to have extra hands and help. Asking first will ensure that you are aware of their plans/goals and can help in the best way.

  • The plots will be assigned and marked using the project board (see below)
  • Don’t overshadow the keep
  • Stay within your plot in the city of Bryn Gwlad
  • You must build on your plot within survival mode only
  • You may use NPCs to travel quickly
  • Plots will be judged on these criteria

While there are areas in the map that are protected from damage, and admins will have the ability to do short-term “undo” actions to recover from catastrophic damage (say, someone sets the roof of the tavern on fire by accident), the plots themselves are free to build on by any player. We are trusting (and will enforce if we have to) that players will respect the builds of others and not damage or change someone else’s build plot.

24-hour Creative mode building challenge. Look for sign-ups, soon!

While there are areas in the map that are protected from damage, and admins will have the ability to do short-term “undo” actions to recover from catastrophic damage (say, someone sets the roof of the tavern on fire by accident), the plots themselves are free to build on by any player. We are trusting (and will enforce if we have to) that players will respect the builds of others and not damage or change someone else’s build plot.

Sign up for the Minecraft Creative-Mode Building Competition
so we can *assign you a plot!*

Competition to see who can complete Minecraft first by slaying the Ender Dragon! The competition will continue (days, if necessary) until someone beats the game!

Sign up for the Minecraft Race to the END
(you can participate even if you don’t sign up; but this helps us estimate participants)

Enter the Arena and prove your metal! Enter into this standard tournament bracket for a chance to be named the first-ever Bryn Gwlad Minecraft Tournament Champion*

Sign up for the Minecraft 1:1 Tournament
(you can participate even if you don’t sign up; but this helps us estimate participants)

*Not an official BG Champion; this is just for fun

You thought fighting in a tournament was fun?! Watch as we fill the arena with water and turn it into a Naval playground. Climb aboard your boats and see if you can successfully collect and transport the “flag” (it’s likely to be a cow) before the other team catches up with you.

Sign up for the Minecraft Naval CTF Scenario
(you can participate even if you don’t sign up; but this helps us estimate participants)

Archery Shoots (4 different ranges)

  • Clout Shoot (points for every arrow that hits)
  • Target Shoot (points for every arrow, more points for closer to the center)
  • Obstacle Course Shoot (points for every target hit, points for fastest run through)
  • “Save the Cow!” (points for the fastest time to break the runaway minecart and free the cow)

Sign up for the Minecraft Archery Competition
(you can participate even if you don’t sign up; but this helps us estimate participants)

Bridge Battle/CTF Scenario

Choose your team in this EPIC Bridge Battle! Will you and your allies be able to successfully control the bridge, capture your flag, and return it to the victory zone?!

Sign up for the Minecraft Bridge Battle/CTF Scenario
(you can participate even if you don’t sign up; but this helps us estimate participants)

Dance-Off

This will be a “Simon Says” style Bransle competition in Minecraft. Basic Bransles steps will be called, make a mistake and you’re out of the competition! Last player standing WINS!

Sign up for the Minecraft Dance Competition
(you can participate even if you don’t sign up; but this helps us estimate participants)