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Duncan Geere
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Duncan Geere

Taking Inventory: Lightning Rod

You’ll want to build one A-ZAP!

"Originally, we wanted lightning hitting the lightning rod to be identical in any way to the normal lightning strikes – but that proved to have some unexpected consequences. I was working on lightning deoxidizing copper blocks so I built a nice little copper roof with a lightning rod on it and left my game running while I went out for lunch.

When I came back I found many skeleton horse traps waiting for me on my roof! We felt skeleton horse traps should be a rare and exciting occurrence and constantly finding them on your roof might take the mystery out of them. That's why we decided to make lightning striking lightning rods never summon a skeleton horse trap."

- Nir "Ulraf" Vaknin

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