The first season of Man vs. Minecraft premiered on the 24th of January, 2011. It featured Vanilla Minecraft with an Ironman ruleset (no respawn upon death) and a much stricter ruleset than other seasons, partially because it was done without using mods. For example, one of the rules that was not reused in any later season was the rule that no items could be made of iron or stronger materials. From Season 2 onwards, Iron tools and armour became common, and in Season 3-5 Paul used a diamond sword and pickaxe. Another rule that was not kept in future seasons was the rule that only one of each tool could be carried, and that only one layer of stone could be mined.