I was given a moment of reflection via minecraft/terraria: my construction and destruction roots. As a child I was lucky enough to spend summers in rural Wisconsin where firecrackers are as common as beer. Add to that I spent these summers on a beach with many toy soldiers and you can imagine the many Omaha Beaches I recreated. I also made sandcastles/forts, like many children, but I built fireworks into them to create maximum destruction as the plastic men battled for control. Do any of you folks have similar experiences that you can pin-point to your love of explosions and building via toys n such?